Pack Your Pooch This Winter – Cornwall’s Perfect Dog Retreat
21 Oct 2014
- Explore crowd-free Cornwall with your dog/canine friend this winter
- Experience home-from-home comfort of the pet-friendly Headland Hotel & Headland Cottages
- Walk or jog the wild Cornish coast and rugged interior
- Dogs stay free in January 2015
The four-star Headland, an imposing Grade II-listed family-run Victorian spa hotel with five-star self-catering cottages, offers the perfect retreat for dog owners this winter. Surrounded by the dramatic beauty of the north Cornish coast on three sides, The Headland overlooks Fistral Beach in Newquay, a wide sweep of pet-friendly golden sand at the heart of the British surf scene.
Dogs and their owners can enjoy roaming the surrounding deserted beaches and crowd-free cliff top walks out of season. Cornwall is incredibly dog friendly with miles of beaches dotted around the coast and rugged moorland in which to let the pooch loose in. Most of the Newquay beaches within walking distance of The Headland allow dogs all year round – including Fistral Beach and Watergate Bay – with plenty more just a short drive away.
The Headland have devised four specific walks around the Newquay area ranging from three and a half to seven miles, taking from two to four hours to complete, allowing guests to explore at their own pace. Walkers will be rewarded with views of the Atlantic from the coast path and scenic Cornish villages. The Headland can make up a packed lunch, recommend other pet-friendly pubs, restaurants and attractions in the area or even tailor-make walks to suit the needs of individual guests.
Walk over, return to the relaxed comfort of The Headland complete with roaring fires, afternoon teas, Cornish cuisine including Newquay Bay lobster and Carnanton Estate pheasant, panoramic views and its award-winning six-treatment room spa, Cornwall’s largest. The pooch can relax in the bedrooms with its own toy from The Headland. Later, collect doggie and explore the hotel which has dog drinking bowls throughout.
There is a charge of £20 per dog per night – soft blanket, food (for hotel stays) and treats provided.
Winters are mild in this corner of the country – and spring comes early – making it perfect for walking, jogging or simply exploring with pooch who will return home with a renewed energy and fond memories of your holiday.
http://www.headlandhotel.co.uk Fistral Beach, Newquay, Cornwall, TR7 1EW
01637 872211 twitter @HeadlandHotel
B&B priced from £89 per night based on two sharing
Dogs stay free in January (one pooch per stay- others charged £20)