We understand the attractiveness of the Herefordshire countryside for walking with dogs and as pets, they are often just one of the family.
We welcome all breeds of dog at Thatch Close Cottages, as long as they are friendly, well behaved and ‘play well with others’. We are especially delighted to welcome Assistance Dogs, Guide dogs & Hearing Dogs at all our cottages and specifically at Valley View, which is accessible and so they can support their owner so you can all have a most enjoyable holiday in Herefordshire. Cider Cottage and Brambles Barn have have enclosed patio areas, a medium sized cage can be provided on request with our compliments.
We are happy to provide potential guests with a copy of our Doggy Code prior to making a reservation, providing guests with guidance and general information to make the most of bringing your dog on holiday. For instance, Thatch Close Cottages do not keep livestock in our fields, which are fenced and hedged;. However sometimes our neighbours do have livestock in their fields, so please keep your dog on their lead if livestock are present. If in doubt, please ask.
Dog Friendly Places to Visit
There are main dog friendly places to visit and we are delighted to provide this information as part of your welcome pack when you arrive at all of our cottages.
Local Doggy Services
There are over a dozen doggy services within 6 miles of Thatch Close Closes - from grooming, a nail bar, walking and dog sitting. There is even a dog school. The Elms Veterinary Practice, in Monmouth, is now part of Abbey Veterinary Centres.
Doggy Holiday Package
Whether you have a pet, assistance dog, guide or hearing dog, it is their holiday too so we like to ensure they are comfortable as possible. Hence we provide the following ‘Doggy Holiday Package’ ready for their arrival :
- Dog bowls for food & water
- Dog basket with cushion
- Dog cage approx 3' x 2' x 2'
- Throws provided for covering the furniture
- Lead (in case you have forgotten yours)
- Their own place to toilet near the cottage
- Biodegradable poop bags
- Separate bin for the doggy poop bags
- Outside tap & shower to help keep them clean
Details of all these facilities and local doggy services - are all provided as part of our Doggy Holiday Package provided to guests on their arrival. After all, it is your doggy’s holiday too.
We have found that dogs settle more easily if they have a familiar blanket or similar from their home.