The Running Horse stands in Littleton, just on the outskirts of the beautiful cathedral city of Winchester. We visit regularly as our daughter lives nearby. The inn was completely refurbished early last year and re-opened in the summer beautifully designed to enjoy outdoor hospitalily. There are 15 rooms in attractive ‘shed style’ huts placed alongside
The Black Horse Inn in Kirkby Fleetham is nestled between the North York Moors and the Yorkshire Dales National Parks, so a perfect base for a dog walking holiday. 2018, saw the inn winner of the tv programme ‘Four in a Bed‘, with the plaque heralding the award on the wall of the bar. It
The Swan Hotel at Hay sits towards the end of the market town of Hay-on-Wye, on the Welsh side of the border between England and Wales, although most of the town’s postcodes are Herefordshire! This lovely Georgian hotel is managed by Adrian Wilson, with the bar and restaurant open to all. Back in the 60s,
Poplars Farm is a working farm surrounded by the green fields of Leicestershire. Converted in 2018, the Big Barn is a unique, self-catering holiday let made up of the old stables, grain store and workmen’s digs. There are also three ‘Carry on Camping’ inspired Shepherd Huts. They come with king-sized beds, wood-burning stoves, comfy cushions and everything you’ll need to prepare
Nestled in the hills on the Bodnant Estate in Colwyn Bay, North Wales, Ty Ucha’r Ffordd is a cosy stone cottage with fabulous views across to Snowdonia. If you’re looking for a tranquil, rural retreat for you and your dog, this is the perfect place. Along with compact but comfortable accommodation, you also have access
Ravenstone Manor Hotel is a wonderfully relaxed, family owned hotel in the heart of England’s Lake District. It’s in a great location overlooking Bassenthwaite Lake and Skiddaw. This was Freya’s second stay; she enjoyed the first so much, she recommended it to me to test whether they could cope with two lively cockapoos. It didn’t disappoint
By Frankie the Cockapoo About Caedmon House Caedmon House was named after Cædmon, the earliest known English poet, who was born in Whitby. It really is a stunning holiday home located within the tranquil grounds of the Abbey. From the house you can enjoy breathtaking, panoramic views of Whitby Bay, the town and its coastline.
I’ve thought long and hard before publishing this review as we like to be positive in all things wherever possible. However, after talking to a couple friends, they felt strongly that we should write our review of The River House in Clappersgate, Ambleside, to warn any other dog owners who selected the property simply because
By Frankie the Cockapoo About the farmhouse Gwlgri farmhouse near Church Bay is owned and managed by Pete Thomas, who inherited the property from his parents and converted it into holiday accommodation. Apparently, every year Mum and Freya enjoys a holiday with ‘the girls’ and this was a return visit they enjoyed it so much!
By Frankie the Cockapoo About the hotel Built in 1719 for James Brydges, the first Duke of Chandos, The Castle Hotel derives its name from the fact it was constructed from the ruins on part of the site of the original Norman hilltop castle. Located in the heart of the market town of Bishops Castle,