Dogs Love Cornwall LivingAutumn/Winter 2019
The scoop Autumn/Winter 2019
Is your pet covered out of hours?
When it comes to our pets, it’s worth thinking about what might happen in an out-of-hours emergency, at night or during the weekend. It therefore makes sense to find a surgery that covers out-of-hours care, so you can rely on it at any time of the day – or night. Another aspect to consider is whether the surgery provides 24-hour nursing care, so sick pets aren’t left alone. With that in mind, make sure to check with your vet and find out how your pet will be cared for in an emergency. Kernow Vets is one example of a vet team in Cornwall who provide the assurance of round-the-clock care so, whether home or away, you know that they will be there for you and your pet.
For more information call 01208 873727 or visit www.kernowvetgroup.com
Dogs delight at Fowey Hall Hotel!
The team at Fowey Hall Hotel understands that our four-legged friends are really part of the family. So, when it comes to going on holiday or just getting out and about for the day, you needn’t leave them at home or in kennels, because at this fantastic Cornish hotel, dogs too are welcomed with open arms!
When staying overnight you’ll be supplied doggy blankets, feeding bowls, a tennis ball and even delicious doggy treats! You can choose to dine with your furry friend in the dog-friendly dining room, or dine in the main restaurant, leaving your pooch curled up in your room.
With five acres of grounds to explore and miles of stunning coastal walks on the hotel’s doorstep, there’s plenty of space for the whole family to roam, and your dog is bound to absolutely love it!
For more information call 01726 833866 or visit www.foweyhallhotel.co.uk
Pooches welcomeat Porthleven’s Harbour View Café
Offering freshly cooked all-day breakfasts (popular with locals and visitors alike) as well as lunches, Harbour View Café is perfect for anyone looking to refresh themselves during a day spent exploring the south coast. Not to mention it has a liquor license so you can enjoy your favourite beverage alongside the gorgeous harbour views.
Managers Kizzy and Penny are already building a fantastic rapport with customers, especially those looking to take a load off while the dog curls up beneath the table.
The whole menu is cooked from scratch, catering for vegans, gluten allergies and vegetarians, with plenty of delights to choose from, whatever the time of year.
For more information 07498 613280 or visit jokizpenn on Facebook
Lose yourself in Lostwithiel at Best Western Fowey Valley
Located just a ten-minute drive from the Eden Project, a short journey is all that will come between you and a memorable time in spectacular Cornwall!
With superfast WiFi throughout, the hotel’s 36 en-suite bedrooms have been recently refurbished to a high standard with your relaxation in mind, offering a 32-inch flat-screen TV, hairdryer, plus tea and coffee making facilities.
Why not upgrade to a Deluxe room, with a king-size bed, luxury bedding, 42” TV, fridge, Tassimo coffee machine, bathrobes and slippers?
The Conservatory Restaurant, Lounge & Bar all offer Cornish produce, local ales and a well-stocked wine cellar, and don’t forget the Sunday carvery – served from 5.30pm to 7.30pm with award-wining pianist, Roger Miners.
With free onsite parking and an outdoor pool, Fowey Valley Hotel has the perfect accommodation to suit groups, families, dogs and grown-ups. Don’t forget to call the team directly to find out about their seasonal offers!
For more information call 01208 872223 or visit www.foweyvalleyhotel.co.uk
Curl up at The Lemon Arms, Mylor
The Lemon Arms in Mylor is the perfect place to stop awhile, put your feet up and tuck into some hearty food and drink after an afternoon spent exploring the nearby waterways. Here at Cornwall Living, we love taking a leisurely walk around the creek and a race around the park before a hearty meal at the Lemon Arms. The cosy interior and friendly staff promote a welcoming atmosphere that’s hard to leave – especially after a few pints of Tribute. But it’s the food that really stands out and with pub classics served alongside coastal specials such as fresh scallop and crab claw paella, you know you’ll leave feeling full and satisfied. If the sun’s out, head outside and enjoy your favourite tipple in the dog-friendly beer garden – this sheltered spot is the perfect sun trap with beautiful potted plants and spacious benches, perfect for humans to enjoy a drink while their furry friends curl up beneath the table.
For more information call 01326 473666 or visit www.lemonarms.co.uk
All aboard the Jubilee Queen!
The team aboard the Jubilee Queen love dogs of all shapes and sizes, offering plenty of shelter, fresh water and treats for your furry friends as well as plenty of walking space. What’s more, there’s a well stocked bar, tea and barista coffee, making for the perfect pit stop on your day exploring the north coast.
Permanently moored on Padstow Harbour, the team run two sailing trips every day during the summer season and you never know, you may be lucky enough to spot dolphins as they swim alongside! The best part is that there’s absolutely no need to book. Just hop aboard, grab a drink and relax – the team will take care of the rest!
Whether your dog loves the ocean or you have little ones aspiring to life as a pirate, an afternoon on board the Jubilee Queen comes highly recommended.
For more information call 07775 806714 or visit www.jubileequeen.net
Waggy tails welcome at the Summerhouse!
The Summerhouse Gallery is a beautiful, welcoming space showcasing the very best of Cornish art. Located just across the water from the iconic St Michael’s Mount – jutting out of the glistening Mount’s Bay – the team aim to create the perfect place to discover paintings, jewellery, sculpture and glass in a relaxed manner.
“Our artists vary from the extremely established to the young and up and coming,” explains gallery Manager, Ellie Matthews. “Regardless of reputation, we can put our hands on our hearts and tell you that each piece has been placed on the wall for one simple reason – we love it!”
The Summerhouse team pride themselves on being a family run gallery with a community heart. The gallery even has a children’s table where artists of the future can spend time creating. Ellie continues: “We also love it when our customers’ furry friends come in to say hello and admire our beautiful artwork. We have a bowl of fresh water outside and a stash of organic dog treats ready under our desk!”
This is a superb gallery to visit during your time exploring the Penwith peninsula with your pooch in tow, with a fantastic calendar of events and exhibitions taking place throughout the season. Be sure to visit the website to find out more, or better still, pop in and say hello!
For more information call 01736 711400 or visit www.summerhousegallery.co.uk
Pooch-friendly pitches at Heligan
On the south coast of Cornwall, perched above the fabulous, glittering Mevagissey Bay lies the five-star Heligan Caravan and Camping Park. Within the original Heligan Estate – of Lost Gardens fame – the campsite is surrounded by beauty, a magical destination that can be enjoyed all year round by the whole family, including four-legged members!
Whether you pitch a tent, bring a caravan or stay in one of the site’s well equipped self-catering holiday homes, Heligan is a wonderful base from which to enjoy your Cornish holiday. It’s the ideal place to relax, but equally well located to set out on foot and explore the miles of South West Coast Path that extend in either direction.
Up to two well-behaved dogs are welcome on camping and touring pitches, and in four of the site’s holiday homes. Fortunately, Cornwall is home to a wealth of dog-friendly attractions too, including a number of gardens and historic landmarks, meaning you can explore Cornwall in all its glory without leaving your furry friend behind.
There are also some fantastic dog-friendly eateries in Mevagissey where man and man’s best friend can stop and stay awhile. Grab a pint of St Austell = Brewery’s finest from the bar at Sharksfin Restaurant or The Fountain Inn and let the four-legged one curl up beneath the table and watch the world go by, before returning back to your super, fur-friendly base at Heligan’s beautiful campsite.
For more information call 01726 842714 or visit www.heligancampsite.com
Less work, less smell, more play with Siccaro
There’s nothing better than sharing the great outdoors with your dog!
However, returning to your car or home with a wet, dirty dog can be a hassle and in the colder months, it’s important to get them warm and dry quickly. Siccaro Supreme Pro dog drying robes solve these issues fast with the super-absorbent, antibacterial Wet2Dry fabric, which holds over seven times its weight in water – it gets wet dogs 90% dry in around fifteen minutes.
Kate Humble, author and TV presenter, uses the Siccaro robes on her own dogs and says: “They work amazingly well – and quickly. Both dogs are dry within about five to ten minutes of putting the coats on!” For 10% off, simply quote ‘Cornwall 10’.
For more information call 01885 400343 or visit www.sportingsaint.co.uk
Keeping hungry hounds happy
Based on Water-Ma-Trout industrial estate in Helston, Hog House Animal Feeds is an independent family run shop that specialises in the sale of animal food of any kind. Whether you’re buying for pets, equine, birds or farm animals, you’ll find it all at Hog House!
But it’s not just food: the team also sell other products including bedding, accessories and gifts, stocking everything you need to keep your hound happy, all with a friendly and knowledgeable approach to customer service from the staff who simply cannot do enough to help.
Don’t just take our word for it though – head online and check out this Cornish business’ sterling Google and Facebook reviews for yourself. With customers praising Hog House team for their “excellent stock” and the “friendly and extremely helpful owner and staff”, describing it as a “great shop” where “nothing is too much trouble”, and with “well-priced” products that “on most occasions match or are cheaper than online”; if you need to pick up supplies to keep your furriest of friends happy, Hog House Animal Feeds in Helston is the place to go!
For more information call 01326 564433 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Waggy tails welcome at St Enodoc Hotel
The St Enodoc team are thrilled to have recently announced their new dog-friendly status. Big or small, furry friends are always made welcome and, with an abundance of great walks along this stunning stretch of the north coast, visitors and locals alike can now enjoy a welcome pit stop for lunch, dinner or a quick drink on the terrace with their hound.
In fact, the team are so passionate about welcoming man’s best friend that they’ve also created a dedicated ‘Dog Dinner’ menu. They even offer room service for resident hounds!
Privately owned in an exquisite hideaway with sweeping Camel Estuary views, this chic, boutique hotel is but a stone’s throw from the beach and the passenger ferry to Padstow, making it the perfect base from which to discover everything that the north coast has to offer.
For more information call 01208 863394 or visit www.enodoc-hotel.co.uk