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Orwell View Barns Holiday Cottages Information
Dogs on Holiday
How to enjoy your stay with your dog at Orwell View Barns
We welcome one well behaved dog, by arrangement, at a small extra charge to cover additional cleaning. Guide dogs are welcomed free of charge.
The farm is rich in wildlife particularly hares. Other doggy distractions include game birds, geese, sheep, ponies and cattle. You may meet riders as well as other dog walkers. Gardens are fenced but not designed to be dog proof.
We can provide the following. Please ask at time of booking:
" Dog towels and blankets
" A small dog crate
" Pooh bags
" Dog bowls
" Dog toys
We have a few simple rules here to make holidays with your dog an enjoyable experience for us, you, and for your neighbours in other cottages. Please remember that some children who are not used to dogs can be nervous of them.
Where you can walk your dog
Look in your information folder for a walking map, which will help you to find all footpaths on which you can walk your dog. In the farmyard you and your dog can walk on the lead in all areas.
Do take your dog out onto the grassy paddock in front of the river and if you trust your dog, do give him/her the freedom to roam off the lead. Please remember that besides being a haven for wildlife there are also shoots here in the winter so dogs need to be kept reasonably under control
What to do with dog poo
There are dog poo bags in your cottage but if you forget to take one with you on your walk then you will have to resort to thestick and flick method if the need arises! Please do take your bagged waste to the bin area and place in the black bin. Or it can decompose in the hedgerow (without its bag).
Dog friendly pubs
The Kings Head at Stutton (6 miles) Manningtree Road, Stutton IP9 2SW 01473 328898
Ship Inn at Levington (viewed across the water from Charity Farm in Wades Lane) , Church Lane, Levington, IP10 0LQ 01473 659573
The Moon & Mushroom at Swilland, High Road, Swilland, IP6 9LR 01473 785320
The Ship at Dunwich, St James Street, Dunwich, IP17 3DT 01728 648219
There are many other dog friendly pubs in the local area, with varying rules. Some allow full access including into the bar (Butt and Oyster), others provide for you and your dog in the beer garden. If you have a specific one in mind, do ask.
Please help us to ensure an enjoyable stay for all, by following these simple rules:
" Dogs are not to be left unattended in Butterfly cottage at any time
" They are not allowed on the beds or furniture. We are proud of our 5* Gold grading the highest accolade from Visit England and cottages have to remain in tip top condition to retain it.
" Dogs are to be kept on a lead at all times unless discussed and arranged with us when you arrive.
" Please adhere to the Countryside Code.