in , ,

LoveLove WowWow

Our Furry-tail Stay In Dog Friendly Tremaine Manor Cottages

Tremaine Manor is a beautiful hamlet of dog friendly cottages based in Looe, Cornwall.

Here in this enchanting place you can find 12 dreamy cottages, a luxurious Shepherd’s Hut and a beautiful Manor House dating back over 400 years. We were invited to stay in the Farmhouse, a family cottage of luxury perfectly placed in surroundings of peaceful countryside.

The whole experience of our stay in Cornwall was a whirlwind of fun. From feeding the on-site baby Goats and watching the sun-set over the countryside, to exploring the nearby beaches. There are so many memories which we will treasure from this holiday and our tails are wagging to share it with you. Read on below for our full review.

This stay was gifted and sponsored by Tremaine Manor, but all our tail-wagging excitement is completely independent.

A Furry-Tail Arrival

With our boot to the brim with suitcases, we were en-route from South Wales to Cornwall singing cheesy holiday songs. There’s something about Cornwall which makes you feel all giddy at the thought of being by the seaside as a family. So we decided to leave extra-early, and enjoy a trip to the beach before check-in. Bucket and spade in hand, we visited dog friendly beach, Par Sands. As you would expect from the beauty of Cornwall, the beach was breathtaking (but more on that later on).

After splashing in the sea, and watching the dogs chase the waves, it was time to shake off the sand and drive on to Tremaine Manor. Before you could say ‘Skip To My Looe‘ we had arrived.

Prior to arrival we were given simple check-in instructions, so all we had to do was go through the pearly white gate and find the cosy cottage we would call home. Luckily for us, when we pulled up, ‘The Farmhouse’ was sitting pretty right in front of us.

From the moment we arrived, it felt like we had stepped into some enchanting fairytail… or as we like to say ‘furry tail’. The flowers were blooming, the sun glistening on the cobble stones and the birds were chirping in their pretty bird song. Our four-year-old boy run straight to the tree-swing, and this special touch added to the captivating nature of it all. We could instantly feel all of the stress and worry of day-to-day life lifting from us and we couldn’t wait to get snuggly in the cottage.

The Farmhouse

If the outside of the cottage wasn’t enough to ‘wow’ us, the inside certainly was. This traditional 16th century farmhouse was bursting with traditional features and from the moment we opened the door, we were all in awe.

Our little four-year-old boy was especially fascinated with the farming tools hung up in the snug sitting area, the size of the grand fireplace and, of course, the four poster bed. As he was exploring, he shouted, ‘this is the perfect place for hide and seek’, and before you know it we were all hiding in the nooks and crannies of the house.

Our dogs Charlie and Minnie were wagging their tails as they tucked into their welcome goodies. Charlie lapped up the treats, while Minnie made herself at home on the big luxury dog bed. In fact, they both loved the dog beds so much during our stay, that we’re having to find a replica so they can enjoy that same comfort at home.

Other touches we loved for the dogs include the welcome letter, information on nearby dog friendly places and the nearby dog-wash area, handy for hosing down your pooch after a muddy walk.

The kitchen was well equipped with modern appliances such as a dishwasher, but sprinkled with gorgeous elements of Cornish cottage charm. In the centre a large pine table where we dined and planned all our dog friendly adventures. We also adored the French themed placemats which featured ‘Un Chien’.

The welcome pack was a hamper filled with locally sourced produce, including a fresh loaf of bread, crisps, biscuits, tea and coffee. Inside the fridge BBQ foods and a complimentary bottle of wine. In the sitting area, as with all de Savary properties, we spotted a sample off delicious Sloe Gin. So many special touches to make you feel at home.

Outside the cottage was a small enclosed area complete with a BBQ, dining table and fire-pit. There was a small gate leading to a larger open area which also included a Japanese bath-style hot tub, hammock, sun loungers and tree-swing. Behind the enclosed garden was a small secret path, leading to a pond with Ducks and Geese. Every inch of this place was filled with beauty and surprise.

On-Site Activities

There was plenty more to do and see on-site. The rest of the hamlet includes several cottages, each featuring adorable themes which in themselves are a joy to view from the outside.

Activities to enjoy on-site include tennis courts, pitch and putt and a games room complete with a ping-pong table, pool table, board games and books. On-site we also found a small vegetable garden where you could pick your own runner beans. For the kids, there was also a private children’s play area with swings, slide, monkey bars, and a sandpit.

During our stay we were given the amazing experience of meeting the Pygmy Goats and Miniature Horses. The animals were so sweet and we especially fell in love with the baby goats who we got to hand-feed. Both of our dogs also had he chance to meet the animals properly. Our small dog Charlie wasn’t that interested in the goats, but was more interested in trying to eat all the bits of food that fell on the floor. While our bigger dog Minnie spent her time trying to figure out if the goats were dogs or goats. We loved the experience so much, that we did it all over again the following day before we left.

We loved every bit of this pretty little place. The dog friendly cottage itself has everything you (and your dog) could possibly need for a relaxing holiday. Once again, our dogs genuinely didn’t want to leave.

Dog Friendly Adventures Nearby

You don’t need to venture too far to find a unique dog friendly adventure! The town of Looe itself is exceptionally beautiful, ad you’re just a bone’s throw away from other popular places such as Fowey, Charlestown, Bodmin and more.

Here’s some of the dog friendly adventures we enjoyed while staying at Tremaine Manor.

Dog Friendly Beach – Par Beach

During the Summer months, finding a dog friendly beach in Cornwall can be quite tricky due to restrictions that last from May-September. The majority of dog friendly beaches nearby are generally shingle or rock, because the sandy beaches are all primary attractions for tourists.

Luckily, we stumbled upon a beach that ticked all our boxes, and then some. Not only did it feature a large stretch of glistening sands, but it had an on-site coffee shop, ice-cream van, toilets and nearby a dog friendly pub called the Ship Inn. The views surrounding the beach were also a sight to behold with glorious countryside. Definitely one to pop onto your itinerary.

Exploring The Town Of Fowey

Fowey is a super destination, packed with plenty of pubs, shops and tail-wagging attractions. We paid a visit to Fowey on a rainy day to enjoy some dog friendly indoor activities.

Firstly we took a trip to Fowey Aquarium a very small room with a range of different aquatic animals, and a touch pool where you could stroke a star-fish or hold a crab. Great little place if you have children, but the small room fills up quite quickly. Secondly we ventured over to the MAD Museum. This place had plenty of creative mechanical art pieces that made all our faces light up. Again, another small place, but this one packs a big punch.

OH one more thing. Don’t forget to pick up a Ruby’s shake. You won’t regret it!

Picnic In Charlestown

Tremaine Manor packed us a tasty picnic to take on one of our adventures. We decided to take it during our trip to Charlestown in the hope that we could sniff out an idyllic place to enjoy it. Charlestown is famed for featuring on TV and Film due to its 18th-century Georgian harbour. It’s also proudly part of UNESCO the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation.

Luckily for us we landed the most spectacular view. Across the road from the car-park, behind the Tall Ships Creamery (which has award-winning ice-cream I might add) you’ll spot a big shipwreck. Just behind that there’s a path with some picnic benches. We sat ourselves on a grassy spot, overlooking the harbour. It was incredible. In fact, while we were all relaxed and happy loving picnic life, a passerby said ‘your family enjoying a picnic here is the most wholesome thing I’ve seen all day’.

After our picnic we enjoyed all the pleasures that Charlestown has to offer. There’s lots of pirate themed features on the dock, and mini games including a head to head flag hoisting challenge.

The nearby Shipwreck Museum is also dog friendly, and the perfect place to discover more about all the treasures this pretty little town has uncovered over the years.

Football Golf

Just a short drive away from Charlestown, you’ll find Cornwall Football Golf Park. The game itself is exactly how it sounds, kicking footballs into giant golf holes. We had the most incredible afternoon playing 16 holes of Football Golf. There was also a bar on-site which kept us topped up with drinks. The best part? Our dogs had a cracking walk. Highly recommended!

Crabbing In Looe

You can’t really visit Looe without trying your hand at crabbing. We spent a couple of hours filled with giggles, plenty of concentration, and squeals of excitement after catching a big crab and baby crab. Our little human loved it and the dogs were especially fascinated by our catch of the day.

Our Verdict

Would we go back to Tremaine Manor? In a heartbeat. On our last night we toasted marshmallows over the fire-pit, and watched the sun-set over the peaceful countryside. It felt like we were in a dream. It’s a place that offers a slice of heaven, with memories will always be engrained in our hearts. If we had to rate it out of 10 paws, then this place would certainly get 10.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

5 Easy Tips to Prevent Separation Anxiety in Puppies

5 Must Read Books For Dog Parents