The Cottage Beyond allows 2 dogs, which is great news if you were dreading the prospect of leaving the pet pooch in kennels when you head off for your large group holiday in Somerset. As this big holiday cottage has a huge garden and is set amidst 180 acres of glorious private farmland there are plenty of opportunities to exercise your dog; right from the doorstep you can wander up to the woods where there are log swings and picnic benches so you can make an afternoon of it, mutt in tow. There are footpaths, bridleways and winding country lanes to explore and just a few miles away you can stroll up to Wellington Monument and enjoy panoramic views that seem to reach on forever across the landscape. The beautiful Blackdown Hills offer a world of discovery; take an amble along the River Culm, go up to the summit point at Culm Beacon (oh, those views, those views) and then head back down to Culmstock for a refreshing pint at the Culm Valley Inn. You’ll love the tranquility of Otterhead Lakes – take a picnic with lashings of lemonade, or pop into the Holman Clavel afterwards; have a hike around the Forestry Commission Land at Staple Hill or Castle Neroche – part of it is a nature reserve and there’s an access friendly vantage point.

If you go for a day out in the Quantock Hills or to Exmoor National Park there’s no end of doggie walking territory, and within easy reach of The Cottage Beyond there are dog friendly beaches on the Somerset Coast and the Jurassic Coast. Fun for all the family, furries included – a happy holiday all round!

Note that 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. 

Dog Rules!

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.