Market Drayton, Shropshire

Suitible for: 2 Humans icon 2 Humans
Suitible for: 1 Dogs icon 1 Dog

  • Enclosed garden
  • Owner pets on site
  • Livestock on site
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Why we love it

A vivid splash of colours in this stunning stay in Shropshire. Let your worries float off with the hot tub steam, and let out a sigh – you’ve found the right place

What you'll love

Dogs will love

  • Making happy chomps at the dog stuff left for them
  • Offering their tummy to the wood burner
  • Making that dreadful gasping sound as they drag you eagerly around the trails

Humans will love

  • Relaxing so hard in the hot tub, they forget their own name
  • Washing off the day’s exploration in the very spacious walk-in shower
  • Finding the welcome pack (it’s a secret, but you’ll LOVE it)

The place

It’s a crying shame that dogs can’t see all the colours we can, because McLaughlin’s Cabin is a vivid mix of colours, warming tones and a stunning combination of slow-growth pitch pine and oak. What the dogs will most definitely notice, however, is the scent-laden walks through wildflower meadows and the mature woodland, stretching out in the enclosed garden every morning, or napping by the wood-burning range indoors. And what will you notice? It could be the Hikki hot tub just outside, that’ll tempt you in every evening (or really whenever you want), or the ingenious BBQ built into the railings. What’s harder to see, however, is the numerous environmental projects the owners support, and how you will too, just by staying. What’s clear to humans and dogs though, is how much you’ll both love visiting.


  • 1 x King bed on the mezzanine, reached by a ladder


  • Refillable natural hair and body products
  • Bathroom with WC, shower and basin

Living and relaxing

  • Wood-fired bath tub
  • Sofa
  • Board games and cards
  • Puzzles
  • Books
  • Bluetooth speaker
  • There are Old Irish coins and bow tie joints hidden into the woodwork for you to find

Cooking and dining

  • Kitchen including undercounter fridge and sink
  • Cooking basics supplied - pots, pans, cutlery and chopping boards
  • BBQ
  • Indoor wood-burning stove

For the dog

  • Dog bowl
  • Dog bed
  • Poo bags
  • Dog towel
  • Outdoor hose for muddy paws

Booking information

  • Check in 1500
  • Check out 1100
  • Flexibility on check in with prior arrangement
  • £20 per dog per night

Optional extras

  • During the summer there's the opportunity to join a team of entomologists in monitoring insects' activity within wildflower meadows. These are wonderful hands-on experiences with truly passionate and knowledgeable environmental professionals
  • With prior arrangement and subject to availability, guests can book various wildlife experiences such as a morning spent with the resident ornithologist on a guided dawn chorus or bird monitoring
  • Wide range of food hampers available

You should know

  • Given the proximity to a sensitive wildlife habitat, and being on a working farm, please stick to the paths
  • While this is a very remote location that typically enjoys near perfect silence, it is on a working farm, so you might hear the occasional calming moo, or the gentle trundle of a tractor – but it’ll make for a soothing farm soundscape
  • No dogs on the sofa please and make sure your pup is kept safe whilst close to the wood burner
  • Dogs are free to roam in the woodland but not in the fields with livestock
  • There are pheasant in the area but not on site, do keep this in mind if booking with a nervous dog
  • The owner has five dogs, but it's unlikely you'll come into contact with them
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In the neighbourhood

  • If you’re looking for patches of green to go stretch the dog’s legs, then you’re in luck. Aside from being surrounded by gorgeous countryside, eight or so miles to the west you’ll find the Brown Moss Nature Reserve – a patch of SSSI wetland that’s rich in wildlife. Free to visit, with a number of self-guided walks (well-behaved dogs are allowed off lead), pop into The Chef in the Woods Café after to refuel.
  • Got a salty sea dog? They might like a little doggy paddle, and so might you. Pop on over to Alderford Lake to try out a range of watersports like wild swimming, SUP, kayaking – as well as their new and popular Aquapark. Dogs are welcome on a lead and can swim in the lake off lead (as long as they have good recall, and stay away from other lake users)
  • How’s 100 acres of Parkland sound? Like a treat for the goodest of dogs? Head over to the Hawkstone Follies to see their rugged sandstone hills, gullies, caves, towers and bridges. It doesn’t get much better than that
  • With a quick 30-minute drive, you could be on the grounds of the Fenn’s Whixall & Bettisfield Mosses – a nature reserve straddling the Anglo-Welsh border that’s chock-a-block with interesting species of flora and fauna, and even better, great walks. Your canine friends will be welcome on leads, and rather enjoy the sniffs on offer
  • Who doesn’t have a weakness for The National Trust? Just a 45-minute drive, Attingham Park is a great option for a day out with the dog. Whilst you’ll need the lead for all areas of the site, except the designated off-lead areas, when you do let them off, they’ll love galloping about in the fresh air
  • If cooking feels less like a relaxing treat and more like a chore, then you'll need some dog-friendly eateries. Your nearest one is the Combermere Arms just down the road, but you could head a little further to The Olde Jack, The White Lion, The Swan or even go for breakfast or lunch at the organic Fordhall Farm which is ten or so miles down the road
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