Why we love it
The beauty of the East Devon AONB and the coastal path for long walks, dog-friendly village pubs and an outdoor b-a-t-h to lie back and relax in
What you'll love
Dogs will love
- Treats & towels especially for them
- Walks through the Pebblebed Heath and across Woodbury Common
- Laying claim to the rug in front of the wood burner
Humans will love
- The bathtub under the vine-covered gazebo
- Strolling down to the dog-friendly village pubs
- Breakfast or afternoon naps in the courtyard garden
It’s really fun arriving at The Pheasant, because you discover all the touches of style and colour one by one as you explore the cottage, before moving through to the courtyard garden and finding the outdoor bathtub, sitting under its strings of fairly lights and vines. The general rule is – first to see it, first to bathe in it. The dog will have to stay downstairs while you find the pink pheasant wallpaper and the old beams, but you’ll probably spend most of your time stretched out on the sofa in the lounge or in a similar position on the sun chairs outside. During the day you can be on the beach in no time with a short drive, but at night you can ditch the car and walk into the village for dinner at one of a couple of dog-friendly pubs.
- 1 x Double room
- 1 x Twin room (can be made up as King)
- Shared shower room
- Ensuite bathroom with slipper bath
- Outdoor roll top bath
- Outdoor sink to wash muddy paws
- Washing machine
Living and relaxing
- Garden sun loungers
- Dressing gowns provided
- Woodburner with firewood provided
Cooking and dining
- Open plan kitchen with induction hob, oven, microwave oven, fridge freezer and dishwasher
- Cooking basics supplied
- Dining area with table and chairs for four
For the dog
- Dog towels and blankets
- Dog treats
- Small water and food bowl
- Emergency poo bags available
- Check in 1600
- Check out 1100
- High chair and baby travel cot provided for guests with babies
- Complimentary welcome pack
- Additional firewood available from the owners at a cost
- Dog bed provided on request
You should know
- Dogs are not allowed upstairs or on the furniture
- You will hear the busy road in the gardens and in the house
- Please don't light any candles - the thatch is very precious!
In the neighbourhood
- The Pebblebed Heaths, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is great for longer dog walks. It’s made up of several commons and the outlying area of Mutter’s Moor, with the 102 hectares of Woodbury Common your nearest section.
- Parts of nearby Exmouth and Seaton beaches are dog friendly all year round, but you’ll need to check local information to make sure you stay in the right area. For unrestricted beach time with the dog, cross the Exe and head south to either Ness Cove or Teignmouth river beach.
- The two village locals, The White Hart and The Maltsers Arms, both welcome dogs and serve all the pub classics, so you can stroll into the village for a pint after a day at the beach
- Topsham has an abundance of unusual independent shops amongst its twisty lanes as well as the Estuary Antique Centre, great cafes, eateries, dog friendly pubs.
- Bicton Park Botanical Gardens is a beautiful spot (especially in spring of course) for a gentler walk than the coast paths or moors, although dogs will have to stay on the lead and might also get a bit alarmed if the old steam train is running.