When many people think of dog friendly breaks or dog friendly hotels, they usually think of perhaps a few rooms above a country pub, or a traditionally run guest house or B&B. Very rarely have we found that dogs are welcome at boutique and luxury, high-end hotels – which are some of our favourite places to stay. We kept this in mind when we opened Paschoe House last year, and it is also therefore this subject that we decided to focus on for our first blog of 2018!
We have found that managing a challenging renovation project, and then opening and running a hotel, means that we very rarely get a break! So getting away for a night every now and again is absolutely crucial to us. And so often, when we finally think we’ve discovered the perfect place to stay, we discover that our little four-legged friends Truffle and Toffee are not allowed to come with us!
This got us thinking.
Surely we could make Paschoe House both a beautiful and luxurious hotel and restaurant, offering the very best in food, drink and hospitality, as well as making sure that guests are able to bring their dogs, to also enjoy that five-star hospitality as well as the wonderful country walks around our estate and the surrounding areas? This is, after all, a doggy paradise – offering 25 acres of undulating land with woodland to explore and lush lawns to gambol across – not to mention Dartmoor just a few miles away.
We have made three of our rooms (from our ‘Spacious’ and ‘Sensational’ categories) officially dog friendly. We provide your beloved furry friend with their own bed, bowls, toys and treats upon arrival and make them feel every bit as pampered as you. They are welcome in our Library Bar and Morning Room downstairs, so you can even have them with you as you enjoy your Devonshire Cream Tea or Gin and Tonic! They’ll love stretching out in front of our big fireplaces.
After a long walk around our estate or an expedition along the Two Moors Way which passes through our land, there are fresh towels waiting to wipe down your pooch in our porch but if he/she is incredibly dirty, hand them over to one of our team and we will be more than happy to give them a wash with our luxury doggie shampoo.
If you decide you’d like to venture somewhere where dogs aren’t welcome during your stay, there’s no need to worry as we also offer a dog sitting service. We will personally look after your dog with walks, playtime and rest, as well as feeding them. Quality service for only £15 an hour.
Every time we do something at Paschoe House, we ask ourselves whether it’s something that we’d like? Would this put us off? Would this make us want to come and stay here? And in the case of our ‘Paschoe Petaway’ it most certainly is something that we, as well as Truffle and Toffee, would make use of!
If you’d like to talk to a member of the team, about booking your ‘Paschoe Petaway’ or indeed, a break without your four-legged friend, please call us today on 01363 84244 or visit our website for more information. Truffle and Toffee look forward to meeting you!