Cornwall LivingIssue #74

The scoop July 2018

Ideas for you and your pooch, from puppy training to dog-friendly outings.


Explore Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens with your four legged friends

Located in a beautiful sheltered valley in west Cornwall, Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens is surrounded by woods and has a spectacular view of St Michael’s Mount. A free flowing stream running through the garden creates several substantial ponds and promotes excellent soil conditions in the warm climate to enable a huge variety of exotic and subtropical plants to thrive. Dogs are welcome on leads and will love all the sounds and smells of this stunning garden. While you enjoy the sculptures crafted by internationally renowned artists, they can enjoy exploring the woods. The garden also boasts a wonderful restaurant where you can re-fuel after your wander and tuck into a flavour packed lunch while your pooches sprawl in the sun.

For more information call 01736 448 089 or visit


Every dog has its day

Sometimes, our beloved four-legged friends need a little help to point them in the right direction. Aggression, anti-social behaviour, barking, destruction, recall problems, jumping up – just some of the common issues that many dog owners face. Enter Bark Busters, drawing upon almost three decades of experience in helping dogs and their owners enjoy a happy, safe and stress-free life together. Ben Jordan, Cornwall’s dog training and behavioral therapist, can often be found walking the countryside with his springer spaniel, Raffa. Simply give Ben a call to arrange a one-to-one session. With a very high success rate, doggie behavioral problems could be a thing of the past. If you’re thinking of getting a new puppy, a session with Ben is also a great way of starting the way you mean to go on, so you can get out and enjoy the great outdoors in confidence.

For more information call 0808 1004071 or visit


Treats for you and your four legged friends

Teacup Tearoom prides itself on providing sustenance for you and your four-legged friends. Lis Brown tells us: “we may be small but we believe in creating a welcoming atmosphere, whether you’re on your own, with friends or with your canine companions.” The team really go the extra mile providing dog beds, towels, treats and water bowls for your furry friends. One customer says of their experience: “the newly opened vintage tearoom is beautifully decorated and probably the most dog-friendly café I’ve ever been to.” It’s such a welcome change to have your dog made just as comfortable as you. Not only does the Teacup cater to your pooches, it also caters for any dietary requirements, providing gluten and dairy free options at no extra cost.

For more information visit or call 07535 747594


Enjoy a delightful dog-friendly stay at Hele Barton

Nestled in the beautiful Cornish Countryside between Bude and Boscastle, Hele Barton is the perfect base for exploring the quaint fishing villages and sandy beaches of north Cornwall.

Five modern barn conversions offer fabulous accommodation, whether you are planning a romantic getaway for two or a big family get-together.

Your four-legged friends will be well catered for as well, with doggy welcome packs on arrival and 500 acres of farmland, orchards and fishing lakes to enjoy straight from the door – a true dog walker’s haven.

For more information visit


Welcome to Bosavern Guest House

Bosavern Guest House came under new ownership last year, when Martin and Helen Stevens took on the business, along with their dog Lulu. Ideally situated in the beautiful Cot Valley, it’s perfect for a holiday with your dog, with easy access to the South West Coast Path, which in turn offers endless miles along which your dog can sniff and roll to their heart’s content.

Martin and Helen offer self-guided walking holidays in west Cornwall, with sample walks including those from St Just to Porthcurno, St Ives to Zennor and Sennen Cove to Lamorna. They cover several sections of the South West Coast Path, offering the advantage of being able to return to their comfortable bed and breakfast every evening via their collection service.

Prices include breakfast, packed lunch and an evening meal, plus transport
to the start and end of each walk. Available between mid March and mid November, Martin and Helen warmly welcome anyone who wants to make the most of west Cornwall on foot. They have dog-friendly rooms too, so your furry friend needn’t miss out on your Cornish adventure!

For more information call 01736 788301 or visit


A handy alternative for salty sea dogs!

Cornwall is a mecca for dog owners, with endless miles of open sand, coastpath and countryside for them to investigate as you enjoy strolling in the fresh air. But, with all that salt in the air, they’re bound to get thirsty, which is why the team at Seakisses launched their fabulous Beach Dog Bowl, designed for beach-going dog lovers the world over.

Made from bamboo fibre, these fabulous bowls are lightweight and brimming with seaside happiness. Alongside natural anti-bacterial properties, these bowls are sturdy, durable and dishwasher proof and the best part is, once you’ve had enough of it, you can bury it in your compost heap, where it will slowly compost back to nothing. How about that for a plastic alternative!

For more information call 01726 932777 or visit


Yappy campers

If you’d love to experience Cornwall’s great outdoors, outdoors, then Penbugle Farm has got you and your pooch covered!

With its warm and comfortable Wigwams, glamping just became even more luxurious. Located in a small grass paddock behind the farmhouse, each sleeps four to five people and has electric lighting as well as a panel heater and standard UK plug sockets. Each is complete with added home comforts such as a kettle, toaster and a fridge plus an outdoor picnic table and decking. These are a great all year round alternative to a hotel or B&B, letting you get right up close to nature, with it being literally right on your doorstep.

For more of a traditional camping experience with your pup, bell tents are also available as well as tent pitches. Each bell tent is pitched on wooden decking to keep off the ground in wet weather and to add a little more to that glamping experience. Like the Wigwams, the bell tents sleep up to five people and are provided with memory foam futons and cotton rugs to add extra comfort.

For more information call 01579 326709 or visit