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Dog friendly holidays

Like us, dogs need a break too. They’ve had the constant attention from us at home and been on undoubtedly more walks than they could ever have dreamt of when at times during lockdown getting out and about has been a god send to us all.  As we look towards the future ever so slightly and the promise of restrictions looking to be eased in the coming months, we may well get to travel further afield.  With this in mind there is really no reason to leave any member of your family at home.

With our pet friendly luxury lodges here at Charteroak, you can sleep well after exploring the beauty that Cornwall has to offer. 

It’s no wonder why it is a destination loved by all, including dogs. There are unsurprisingly miles of coastal walks, countryside rambles and beaches but in addition many tourist attractions also happily welcome your pet too! Your dog is part of the family, so this year, don’t leave them with friends or book them into kennels, let them explore a new adventure with you and check out the local walks and attractions they can get to see too!

Time for exploring

Looe is right on the 630 mile long South West Coast Path (England’s longest footpath).  Don’t worry we aren’t suggesting you follow the complete trail and all its stunning routes running from Minehead in Somerset through Devon & Cornwall and into Poole Harbour in Dorset. You can simply pick up the path as it passes through Looe and explore as far as you can manage in either direction.

There are lots of dog friendly beaches along the way, Hannafore Beach being one of our personal favourites.  It’s dog friendly all year round and also has FREE parking.  It’s a popular spot for paddling & rock-pooling and Looe Marine Conservation Group run organised rockpool rambles for the whole family.  Your pooch can have the freedom of splashing around whilst you search for cabs and fish!  There are also plenty of cafes to grab a bite to eat and refreshments.

Walking from Looe to Polperro is a 5.4 mile walk taking in the 6th century monastery. There are rockpools on the beaches, remnants of shipwrecks, tales of smugglers, and the walk ends with a stroll up through the picturesque fishing village of Polperro to Crumplehorn, where you can catch a bus back to Looe. 

But before that why not take a visit to the Polperro Heritage Museum of Fishing and Smuggling? It will give you an insight into the Cornish smuggling past. Cardinham Woods is about 30-minute drive from Looe where you will find four walking trails to choose from, each of which are dog friendly and be sure to tire you all out! Ready to relax back in your luxury lodge for the evening!

Golitha Falls National Nature Reserve is a series of breath-taking waterfalls along the River Fowey, flowing through the ancient Draynes Wood. This is a beautiful spot for woodland walks and paddling, just a 20-minute drive north of Looe with lots of amenities and facilities on site.

Having ticked off all of those why not hire a boat at Looe harbour?
Get your dog into its own life jacket and hit the high seas with a rental boat. Head out to Looe Island, a sanctuary for rare plants and wildlife and keep your eyes peeled for the dogs of the sea; the local population of grey seals (keeping dogs on the lead).

Places to eat

All this talk of walking will no doubt make you hungry and there are so very many places to eat who are dog friendly.  If you see a dog bowl outside a shop or café, pretty much they welcome dogs. Here are some of our favourites…

The Fisherman’s Arms & The Ship Inn in Looe.

Daisy’s café in East Looe is a great place to pick up a pasty for a long walk and offers traditional cream teas, homemade cakes and coffees.

Kind Cafe is a vegan and plant-based cafe in the heart of Looe.

The Crows Nest Inn is a picturesque 16th-century pub which welcomes not only dogs but horses too! A perfect pit stop when visiting the Golitha Falls.
In the village of Polperro, The Three Pilchards is a dog-friendly historic pub with a rooftop garden that offers gorgeous sea views well worth a stop to refuel.

Please check prior to arrival for any restrictions and latest opening times. Whatever you plan to do when on your next holiday, we hope it is filled with lots of adventure for ALL of the family.

 

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