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We are dog-friendly cottages

We are very happy to welcome up to 2 well-behaved dogs at Church Court Cottages.
If you are bringing your dog(s) with you, please inform us when booking.


Gamblesby is a great location to bring your four-legged friend. There are many available walks in and around the village where dogs are able to run off-lead and use up some of that boundless energy (just remember to pack your wellies)!

Dogs need to be kept on leads along the main roads and care must be taken around livestock - especially with sheep at lambing time.

Within the cottages, please remember that dogs are not allowed in the bedrooms or on the furniture. We also request that you toilet your dog outside the property gate for the sake of other guests enjoying the outside area/courtyard.

Under NO circumstances can dogs be left alone in the cottages. This is stressful for the dog in a strange place and often results in damage/scratched doors and furniture etc. If this happens, there will be a cost incurred of £10 per hour for taking care of the dog(s), and any damage caused will result in charges.

Please Note - Any damage caused that requires repair/replacement, or extra cleaning; the costs incurred will be taken from guests' refundable deposit.
If bringing a dog younger than 6 months old, an extra damages deposit of £25 will be required.

If you have forgotten anything for your dog, we can usually provide any of the following items to use during your stay...

  • Dog bed / covers / blankets etc
  • Food and water bowls
  • Dog treats

Please note: We are happy to provide a "Dog Poo Wormery" on site for our canine visitors.
Please ensure your poo-bags are bio-degradable if using the wormery !

Dog-sitting Service (To be arranged in advance).

If you would like to take advantage of our dog-sitting service to enjoy a quiet evening meal out, please ask for details. Unfortunately, we are not able to look after your dog for a whole day due to our own commitments.

The charges are £7.50 per hour (please book at least 24 hours in advance).