If you have a dog you'll know how quickly they become a part of the family so it's only natural that you want to take your furry friend with you when you go on holiday; let's be honest, it can tug at the old heart strings a bit to leave them behind in kennels. Book a holiday at Sandfield House and you don't have to worry about it because this large group holiday house in Somerset welcomes one well behaved dog by prior arrangment and at a small extra charge.
One responsibility of owning a dog is making sure your pet gets plenty of exercise. Well, that's no problem at Sandfield House because not only is there plenty of outdoor space to tear about in, but there are also footpaths to explore more or less on the doorstep, and within just a few miles you'll find fantastic opportunities for walks you can all enjoy. Like Wellington Monument where you can walk through beech woods kicking up leaves in the autumn, and through wildflower meadows in the summer; the bonus are the panoramic views that seem to roll on forever across the landscape. Culm Beacon is another of our favourites; it's a good climb to the top but again, the views are incredible and when you get back down you can head to The Culm Valley Inn for a well deserved bite to eat. Go and explore the Blackdown Hills - it's not an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty for nothing and there are designated walking trails well worth discovering at Castle Neroche, Staple Hill, and the hauntingly beautiful Otterhead Lakes, all within a mile or so of a dog friendly country pub.
Have an excursion to Exmoor National Park exploring the deep river valleys, the heather clad moors and the dramatic clifftops, make happy memories at Tarr Steps and Watersmeet, stroll ankle deep in last year's leaves in the woods of the Holnicote Estate, or hike up to Dunkery Beacon, the highest point in the whole park. The Quantock Hills are good too, with sun dappled combes to climb to reach rugged heaths where wild ponies graze. If your mutt likes to strutt along the beach head over to the Devon coast, or for something a little different, to the windswept bays of the Somerset coast. Hunt for fossils at Kilve, play on the sands at Blue Anchor or spuddle in the rockpools at Doniford, there's plenty of places for walkies round here!
Note: One dog is welcome at this property and must be added when you are making your booking. A charge of £50 will then be applied to the booking total.
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 swim spa, sauna or pool.
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.