Dog Owners Recommend Cornwall
Dog owners have recommended Cornwall as their favourite place in the UK on the new website www.roverrecommended.com. The site invites users to share suggestions and reviews of dog friendly days out and holidays. Since its launch in January, the site has been inundated with recommendations for Cornish B&Bs, hotels, cottages, pubs and attractions that welcome our four-legged friends.
The website was created by husband and wife team, Simon Howgill and Louise Dolan, after rehoming Holly, a nervous Border Collie cross, who hated to be left home alone. Louise says "We regularly visit Cornwall with Holly so it's fantastic that we received over 100 recommendations for Cornwall within the first few weeks of starting the site. With its rugged coastal walks, dog friendly beaches, tropical gardens and family attractions it's not really surprising that Cornwall is such a favourite with dog lovers. Many establishments go out of their way to give dogs a warm welcome, recognising that they are part of the family."
The National Seal Sanctuary in Gweek is one of the few animal attractions in the UK that welcomes dogs on leads throughout the grounds. Regular feeding times and woodland walks along the Helford Estuary will appeal to the whole family.
Rescued seal pup at the National Seal Sanctuary
Dogs can walk through subtropical gardens at Trebah Garden and pooches that like to paddle can play on the shingle beach. Visitors can win treats for their canine companion by taking part in a doggie quiz trail. Dogs and owners can then relax together and enjoy some refreshments in the covered outside seating area of Planters café.
Trevarno Estate and Gardens is a slice of doggie heaven with 70 acres of gardens and grounds, woodlands and a large ornamental lake. For some parts of the estate walk, dogs can enjoy off lead walkies.
Views across the lake at Trevano
Dogs can munch on a free biscuit whilst their owners enjoy a pint at The Old Mill House Inn Polperro, Looe. Another pub with regular canine visitors is The Driftwood Spars, St Agnes. Both pubs also provide dog friendly B&B accommodation if it's too far to stagger home. The 16th century thatched Smugglers' Den Inn at Trebellan, near Newquay, is also popular as four-legged friends are welcome in the bar and the beer garden has spectacular countryside views.
View at Smugglers' Den Inn beer garden
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To find more ideas for days out and holidays with your dog or list your dog friendly business for free visit www.roverrecommended.com