Dog lovers will be pleased to hear that Whimbrels Barton is dog friendly, with 2 of the 3 cottages allowing 1 well behaved dog, so that’s good news - no need to make arrangements with the kennels or dogsitters after all! And what a lot of fun they’ll have, with walks galore right from the doorstep. Grab the lead and head off round the lanes or follow the old drovers paths through the fields; you can walk for miles beneath the big open skies, though be warned – if it’s winter you’ll need your wellies as it gets rather wet on the Somerset Levels.
There’s a good walk just up the road at Curry Rivel where you climb up through the woods to the Burton Pynsent Monument (the one you can see poking up through the trees from Whimbrels Barton) – the views are incredible. Another nice one is along the River Tone; in one direction you can stroll to Burrow Mump and the King Alfred Inn, and in the other to North Curry where a good stop off point is The Bird In Hand. If you go to Langport you can wander along the River Parrett to Muchelney where you really should pop your head in the church to see the angels painted on the ceiling. A little further afield there are tranquil nature reserves where dogs are allowed on leads – Turn Hill, Catcott Lows and Westhay Moor each have their own beauty.
There’s so much exploring to be done in these parts – go to Glastonbury and climb the Tor, pack your rucksack for a hike on The Parrett Trail or The Mendip Way; you could even pootle over to Devon for a stroll on the South West Coast Path (Beer to Branscombe is lovely). Go and discover The Blackdown Hills, head to the wild and rugged Quantocks for the day, or the purple topped heaths of Exmoor. Fresh air, beautiful scenery, exercise, and your faithful friend at your heels!
Note: 2 dogs are welcome at Whimbrels Barton (1 in Bean Goose Barn and 1 in Snipes Rest - note that dogs are not allowed in Curlews Halt) and must be added when you are making your booking. A charge of £50 per dog 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.
Ensure that dogs are kept off all furniture in the cottages and are not allowed in the bedrooms.
Dogs are not allowed in the hot tub or outdoor baths.
Dogs are not allowed to be left unattended in the cottages at any time.
It is preferable that dogs sleep in crates at night, but if not please follow our guidelines as to where the dog should sleep.
Please ensure any wet or muddy dogs are dried off with a towel that you have brought with you, before being allowed into the cottages.
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.