Cornwall LivingIssue #87
The scoop July 2019
Ideas for you and your pooch, from vet care, to stays, to must-have accessories.
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 love Falmouth
Situated just a short scoot from Falmouth’s dog-friendly beaches, the Falmouth Hotel is the perfect retreat for those holidaying with their hound.
Stay in one of the hotel’s allocated dog friendly rooms, where your furry friend will be welcomed on arrival with a goodie bag containing a blanket, bowl and dog treats – everything they need to settle in and feel right at home. There’s also the option of self-catering, with the hotel’s dog-friendly lodges, situated within the grounds!
Four legged family members are welcome in the public areas of the hotel too, including the Lounge and outside on the beautifully manicured lawns – a great place for them to stretch their legs.
Nearby you’ll find Pendennis Castle, offering an insight into the area’s history as far back as 1540 and, you guessed it, it’s dog friendly! Falmouth really is a fabulous destination for a break with the hound, so why not contact the Falmouth Hotel and start planning yours?
For more information call 01326 312671 or visit www.falmouthhotel.com
The perfect pit stop for dog walkers
Providing freshly cooked all-day breakfasts and lunches, Harbour View Café is perfect for anyone looking to refresh themselves after a day spent exploring the south coast.
Just minutes from the coast path leading to Loe Bar to the south and Praa Sands to the west, you can walk from the path to the café with your pooch in tow and enjoy scintillating views over Porthleven’s iconic harbour, before delving into a plate of delicious freshly prepared food.
Now fast approaching their second summer, Penny, Kizzy and the girls are building a great rapport with locals and visitors alike. Trip Advisor and Facebook are both awash with rave reviews, many mentioning the friendly and polite staff and relaxed atmosphere – the crab sandwich and Prosecco special is still a firm favourite. Come and sample their fare with your pooches all year round.
For more information call 07498 613280 or visit them on Facebook: @jokizpen
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/siccaro
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
Grab a pint with the pooch at the Lemon Arms
The Lemon Arms in Mylor is the perfect place to put your feet up and enjoy a pub lunch as we approach the summer season. We love taking a leisurely walk around the creek and a race around the park with the hound, before a hearty meal at the Lemon Arms. The cosy interior and friendly staff promotes 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 with your pooch and enjoy your favourite tipple in the beer garden – this sheltered and dog-friendly spot is the perfect sun trap with beautiful potted plants and spacious benches, meaning you could easily spend the whole afternoon lounging at the Lemon Arms.
For more information all 01326 373666 or visit www.lemonarms.co.uk
Love your dog? So does Penbugle!
Penbugle Organic Farm offers dog-friendly glamping accommodation in peaceful surroundings near Liskeard, including Big Chief Wigwam® Cabins and Nomadic Bell Tents.
From this July, the team is also launching Duchy Canine Hydrotherapy – a purpose built centre with state-of-the-art facilities to help poorly pooches. Run by fully-qualified Stephanie Ridout, the centre includes a pool, underwater treadmill and a spa, offering support for dogs that includes swimming lessons, pre and post-operative conditioning, muscle-strengthening joint mobilisation, improvement of circulation, and non-weight bearing exercise, all in a peaceful locale with Stephanie’s professional tuition.
For full details of all the therapies available and to see if Stephanie can help your furry friend, be sure to visit the website.
For more information call 01579 326709 or visit www.penbuglefarm.co.uk
Introducing Creekside Cottages’ dog-friendly holiday homes
Creekside Cottages offers a fine collection of individual waterside and rural self-catering holiday cottages on the south coast of Cornwall and 23 of these cottages are dog friendly! We hear from owner Martin Watson who tells us: “We’re a closely run and supervised company, it’s not a large agency, we’re a family business which has been running since 1956 meaning you get a personal service tailored to you.” Whether you’re looking for a romantic couple’s cottage, a traditional waterside fisherman’s holiday, or luxury self-catering holiday houses sleeping from two up to eight, Creekside Cottages has something to suit you and your four-legged friend. Two cottages that we’ve picked out are The Wheel House and Beach Cottage; both are situated overlooking Restronguet Creek and the Roseland peninsula and are in easy reach of beautiful beaches and the buzzing beachside town of Falmouth.
For more information call 01326 375972 or visit www.creeksidecottages.co.uk