Hare is an exceptional cottage built in 2019; from the moment you drive into your own enclosed parking area and shut the world behind you, you can relax. Clad in the traditional barn black larch, all of the cottages are designed to reflect the local barns and stables…they really are beautiful. Fully wheelchair accessible with ramps, wide doorways, and a roll-in shower, Hare Cottage is perfect for elderly dogs who can’t manage steps. It even has its own private play paddock at the bottom of the garden. This cottage has everything you could need.
Let’s talk about some of the facilities that Hare Cottage has to offer…
The kitchen is open plan to the seating area, with dining table and chairs, bespoke double sofa-bed, wood-burning stove (with logs included), tv with Freeview, DVD player, Bluetooth soundbar, and digital radio with Spotify. The cottage also has underfloor heating via an air-source heat pump, so we are environmentally friendly too. It is a little haven of luxury and has everything you need to shut the doors and hide away from the world. Our aim here at Developing Dogs Holidays is to make your stay as close to home-from-home as possible, and we like to think we have achieved that. If there is anything missing that would make your stay a little bit more special, please let us know.
When the patio doors are opened, they lead out, via a shallow ramp, to the secure garden with hot tub, table and chairs, and BBQ. The garden is artificial grass, with slate and fairy lighting, all surrounded by 6ft fences for your privacy and security. If you are looking for escapism, this is where you will find it! From the garden, you can also access your parking area and your own private play paddock, which leads to the secure fields via a double-gated area. There are at least 6m between the cottages and gardens at their narrowest point. No one else’s dogs can see or bother yours (and vice versa); therefore, you don’t need to use leads while you’re here. This is what we mean when we say it is a holiday for everyone!
Hare Cottage has one large bedroom, with a super king-size bed (which can be a twin) and a double sofa bed in the living room for an extra guest if you need it. There’s always a choice of pillows, luxury duvets, cotton bed linen, throws (for canine companions who sleep on beds), and plenty of hanging space for clothes. We also provide slippers and fluffy cotton robes, perfect for trips to and from the hot tub. There’s even a hair dryer in one of the drawers too.
The large bathroom is an oasis of calming greens and greys, with a huge freestanding bath and walk-in (or roll-in) shower with a rainforest head and separate hand-held spray. We have also included towels, shower and bath gel, moisturiser, loo roll, and cleaning equipment – not that we expect you to clean! Just look after our cottages with the love they deserve.
A storage cupboard by the front door is the perfect place to hang coats, leave wellies, or bags of dog food. It also contains an iron and ironing board for those who enjoy that kind of thing…no obligation, obviously! The washing machine and tumble dryer are shared between the three cottages and can be found in the laundry opposite.
- Luxury Egyptian Cotton Bed Linen
- Goose Feather Duvets & Choice of Pillows
- Hypoallergenic Bedding available on request
- Bath Robes and Slippers
- Bath Towels, & Dog Towels
- Full Size Fridge/Freezer
- Induction Hob & Fan Oven
- Slow Cooker
- Tea Towels, Cleaning Cloths etc
- Washing Machine
- Tumble Dryer
- Iron / Ironing Board
- CD/DVD player
- DAB / Internet radio with Spotify
- Freeview Smart TV
- SoundBar with Bluetooth/ USB
- Superfast WiFi
- Private Secure Garden
- Hot Tub
Each cottage provides a dog hamper which contains dog towels, Fox Poo shampoo for any rolling incidents, dog tags with our address on, water and food bowls, Pet Remedy spray, biodegradable poo bags, Simple Solution in case of any accidents, vet wrap and soft ban for emergency bandaging. And the number of the nearest vets is on the fridge…just in case!
Also included are a selection of books, games, and in-depth information about local shops, pubs and things to see and do. We want you to make the most of your experience here at Developing Dogs Holidays, and with our inside knowledge of the local area, we feel best suited to guide you on this. Plus, if you have any questions we haven’t already answered, just let us know.
Hare Cottage is all on one level and fully wheelchair accessible with ramps front and back, wider doorways, and a roll-in shower with seat.
Note. Included within the kitchen are the following: cutlery, crockery, glasses (and plastics for the hot tub), pots & pans, slow cooker, hand blender and whisk, serving/baking dishes, roasting tins, cake tins, digital scales, utensils, cafetiere, food storage boxes, tea towels, scourers, cloths, cleaning spray, hand soap, kitchen roll, bin bags, tea, ground and instant coffee, sugar, oil, vinegar, salt & pepper.