Dogs are part of the family and we personally couldn't imagine a holiday without our rescue collie, Pip by our side. Childless ourselves, we really appreciate how important a dog can be for a couple, and how frustrating it can be trying to find suitable accommodation (why do so many places keep their couples' units dog-free, and only allow dogs to stay in large, family-sized accommodation?). At Black Orchard Bothy, therefore, you can have a romantic break but still have your best furry friend joining in all the fun.
What does your dog like to do?
Running around off-lead in a field?
Sniffing along hedgerows?
Playing in a river?
Sleeping in front of a log-burner?
Eating yummy treats on arrival?
Visiting nearby dog-friendly beaches?
Going to the pub?
Hunting for squirrels?
Supervising outdoor cooking?
All of this and more is ready and waiting for your best friend at Black Orchard Bothy.
A dog bed and towel is provided free of charge on request (just let us know when you book), and all dogs get a welcome pack so they don't feel left out when you are tucking into yours. All we ask is that you always pick up after your dog (compostable poo bags are provided at the entrance to the Free Play Field*), keep them on-lead around our stock and in the yard, and under close control in the woods. They can, of course, run around as much as they want in the Free Play Field.
If you wish to go out to dinner etc without your dog, then basic kennel facilities are available free of charge.
Any number or size of dogs are welcome for a nominal fee of £10 per stay.
Pip can be a bit grumpy with other dogs if they approach her (she doesn't bite but can appear scary), so we will do our best to avoid her being around your dog/s whilst we are working on the farm, but if you spot us before we spot you, just sing out and we will put Pip on a lead. She won't normally go up to other dogs, but we would very much appreciate it if you don't let yours go up to her.
* The available field will change throughout the year, but we will let you know which one it is when you arrive.