A holiday is not truly complete without every member of the family, and that includes our four-legged companions. Located in the heart of Exmoor National Park, Birch Cleave Barns offer a dream holiday for dog owners, with two beautiful pet-friendly cottages nestled in the charming village of Simonsbath.
Comfort and Warmth for You and Your Pet
Birch Cleave Barns is dedicated to providing a comfortable, stress-free holiday for both you and your dog. Our spacious cottages are designed with pets in mind, featuring secure garden areas where your dog can play freely. Inside, the cottages are cosy and inviting, offering a home-away-from-home feeling that will have your dog settled in no time.
Unleash Adventure on Exmoor’s Trails
With direct access to a wealth of walking trails and bridlepaths right from the doorstep of our cottages, Birch Cleave Barns offer a haven for dogs and their owners. Whether you and your furry friend prefer a leisurely stroll along the River Barle, a hike through the enchanting woodlands, or an energetic romp on the open moorlands, there is a perfect path for every preference.
A Chance to Encounter Exmoor’s Wildlife
The walking trails around Simonsbath are also excellent opportunities for wildlife spotting. While exploring, you may encounter the iconic Exmoor ponies, red deer, and an array of bird species. However, we always remind our guests to keep dogs leashed in areas with grazing animals to ensure safety for all.
Enjoy Dog-Friendly Exmoor Attractions
There are plenty of dog-friendly attractions within easy reach of Birch Cleave Barns. Visit the beautiful beaches that allow dogs, explore the historic Dunster Castle’s dog-friendly areas, or take a ride on the West Somerset Railway, which welcomes well-behaved dogs. With so many things to see and do, there’s never a dull moment for your pet on an Exmoor holiday.
Dining with Your Dog
Many local pubs and restaurants around Simonsbath warmly welcome dogs, so you don’t have to leave your pet behind while you sample the delicious local Exmoor cuisine. These dog-friendly eateries range from cosy pubs to quaint tea rooms, many offering outdoor seating for sunnier days.
Keeping Your Dog Safe and Happy
At Birch Cleave Barns, we understand how important the safety and happiness of your pet are. We provide information about local vets and pet shops, and can advise on dog-friendly activities and any local restrictions for dogs, ensuring your holiday is as smooth and enjoyable as possible.
A dog-friendly holiday at Birch Cleave Barns offers the best of both worlds: the peace and tranquillity of a rural Exmoor retreat, with plenty of adventures for your furry friend. Join us for a memorable holiday experience that you, and more importantly, your dog, will treasure. See also an article about us recently published on Doggy Travels!