You’ll be glad to know that if you book a large group holiday at Pippinsands, even the pet pooch can come along – in fact, if he’s got a little buddy, bring him too because two dogs are allowed by prior arrangement. Isn’t that great! It means you don’t have to worry about leaving your furry friend at home in kennels! Pack the crate and the bowl, the toys and the lead, and what an amazing time he’ll have with you all, playing in the garden, chasing squirrels, and going on nice long walks across the fields.
That’s the beauty of Pippinsands and why it’s perfect for dog friendly holidays in the Devon countryside – there are lanes and footpaths to explore right from the doorstep. At the edge of the garden there’s a gate that rather invitingly leads into the fields where you can stroll down the valley and along the River Luv. Amble up to Dumpdon Hill, to the village of Luppitt, or just a few miles away you can climb to the top of Hembury Fort or Culm Beacon. You'll find plenty of dog friendly country pubs for refreshments after a walk - The Drewe Arms at Broadhembury, The Six Bells Inn at Payhembury, and the Culm Valley Inn at Culmstock are all very welcoming. Stroll around the villages whilst you're there, take in the pretty cottages and the churches.
If you have a day on the Jurassic coast, take the mutt along too because you’ll find dog friendly shores to run along, depending on the time of year. Axmouth near Seaton and Monmouth Beach at Lyme Regis don’t have restrictions and though both are pebbly there are stretches of sand at low tide.
So, with your dog in tow, it’ll be a proper family holiday! Note though that wild ducks sometimes visit the pond in the garden - they don't want to be terrified by dogs, so that's something to be aware of. You'll need to add your dogs when you are making your booking and an extra charge of £50 per pet will apply.
There are strict dog rules to abide by at our properties, so please make sure you have read these before planning to bring your dog.
Dogs are to be kept off all furniture in the house and are not allowed to go upstairs.
Dogs are not allowed in the hot tub.
Dogs are not allowed to be left unattended in the property at any time.
It is preferable that dogs sleep in a crate at night but if not please follow our guidelines as to where the dog should sleep.
Please ensure that before coming into the house, wet or muddy dogs are dried off with a towel that you have brought with you.
Please ensure all dog mess is picked up throughout your stay and before you leave on the morning of departure.
Please be aware that surrounding grounds and farmland may contain livestock. Please be courteous and make sure that dogs are kept on leads and full supervision is given at all times.