Dogs at Salad Days

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Treat yourself and your dog to a stay at the Gold Award Winning 2017/18 Bristol, Bath and Somerset Dog Friendly Business of the Year.
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As dog owners ourselves we were fed up with having to accept second rate accommodation just because we wanted to bring our best friends with us, when we knew they were better behaved than most children. When businesses say they are "dog friendly" what they often mean is they tolerate dogs. So at Salad Days we don’t just accept dogs, we genuinely welcome them in a way befitting your best friend.
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Bring your dog to Dunster

Dunster Beach in Exmoor is the ideal place to holiday with your dog, many pubs and restaurants accommodate dogs and it is of course a fantastic area to go for those long and short walks. Situated on the West Somerset Coast Path and a short walk to the beginning of the South West Coast Path and the Steam Coast Trail, Dunster Beach offers a sandy beach for your dog to burn off some of that canine energy with both Minehead and Blue Anchor Bay just a 30 minute walk away.

The Dunster Beach site is dog friendly with water bowls around the shop and dog waste bins aplenty. You and your dog can walk all around the site and nature reserve, but they do need to be on a lead, on the beach is a different matter, here they can run as free as they please below the tide line.

We are lucky to be only a short walk away from the South West Coast Path, why not use the interactive map on our
Walk and Explore page to help plan your days out before you arrive.

We welcome well behaved dogs whether they be an assistance dog, your family pet or both. If you have more than one dog particularly if they are one of the larger breeds, we ask that you contact us before booking either by email or by using the 'contact us' form on the tariff page, to see if Salad Days can comfortably accommodate them.
At Salad Days you will find a welcome basket for you and your dog. We provide a bucket and towel for those muddy paws, homemade treats, a ball and throw stick, water and food bowls, biodegradable poop bags and holders, extendable leads to allow your dogs a little more freedom around the site, throws should your dog want to sleep on the sofa and holiday tags as well as a selection of local maps.
Both front and back gardens are fully fenced and gated and the beach hut also has a stable door to the front.

To help you when it comes to cleaning those muddy paws we have also added a tethering point.
We provide an area to store your dog's travel items and a torch for those night time walks.

On arrival you will find lots of useful information available for you and your dog in our 'Fun Stuff'' folder.
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New for the 2018 season

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We are always striving to make improvements to Salad Days for all our guests including the four legged ones. For the 2018 season we have upgraded the feeding bowls which are now eco friendly and much prettier colours, added a feeding mat to contain thoses little spills, included a dog first aid kit along side the standard one for any little mishaps and there is a K9 water bottle for those days out.
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Also for the 2018 season Maverick has very kindly decided to offer all his canine chums a selection of toys to keep them entertained when they stay at Salad Days.
A bin of toys will be kept in the outside storage box and Maverick will check they have been cleaned thoroughly for each new doggie guest.

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At Salad Days we like to support local producers, so this year we have teamed up with "Taylor Made on Exmoor" who make an assortment of dog accessories including some great dog blankets which Maverick can highly recommend. 
We will be able to offer our canine guests a small, medium or large blanket for their stay as modelled below. Just let us know if you require one when booking.
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Should you wish to purchase one of these blankets for your dog, visit Lyn Valley Art and Craft Centre in Lynton where you can see the full range.
Blankets cost £12.50 for small, £18.00 for medium & £24.00 for the largest.
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Although we would advise guests bring their regular dog food to avoid any upset tummies and we can highly recommend Williton Pet Care for supplies,, should guests need dog food we would be happy to providey emergency supplies of dry kibble and locally produced complete wet meals.​​
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Local suppliers, vets and useful information


We are now sending out a letter, well Maverick is, to all our canine guests a couple of weeks prior to arrival with details of a great local pet supplier, Williton Pet Care where guests can pick up those essential supplies either en-route or if needed, a delivery service is also available for Salad Days guests during their stay.
Williton Pet Care also offer a Dog Grooming Service so, a pamper session can be arranged for any dog wanting to look their best on holiday, we include full details of the pet supplier within the letter.
​For peace of mind details of White Lodge Veterinary Clinic, which we highly recommend are also added along with maps of both the vets and pet suppliers.

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RSPCA Download

If you are thinking of bringing your dog on holiday with you and we hope you are, the RSPCA have put together a useful guide with some practical suggestions and tips for taking your dog away with you.
Please click on the download to view the document.

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 Doggie code
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Whilst we know our guests will respect our little beach hut, we do request the following:
Your dog does not go on the bed. If your dog is used to sleeping on the sofa could we ask that you use the throws provided.

If possible please do not allow your dog to go to the toilet on the artificial grass, however if they do please use the watering cans provided. Dogs are able to be ‘toileted’ immediately outside the boundary (on a lead) but please bag it and bin it. Nearest dog bin is to the side of the tennis court.


We request that your dog is not left unattended and remember the hut can get hot in the summer.


After a muddy walk please use the dog towels, bucket. cloth and watering can provided in the storage area. Please clean your dog in the front garden before entering the beach hut.


Make sure your dog is up-to-date with their vaccinations, flea and worm treatments. 

Keep your dog on a lead around the site and always follow The Countryside Code.
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 Charges

There is no charge for your dog, yes dogs stay free of charge. As with all bookings we do request a refundable £100 security / damage deposit. Should no damage occur; if you book directly with us we aim to refund your deposit within 24 hours of your departure, if you book using an online booking site it can take up to 10 days after your departure.

Should accidental damage occur we would ask you contact us immediately to enable us to replace or repair for your comfort and the following guest. Please note during 2016 all deposits were returned in full.

We do ask that you inform us on booking if you have a dog. With most breeds we can accommodate up to 2 dogs but for the very large breeds or if you have any questions please contact us to check suitability prior to booking

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Dog friendly Somerset

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Local Walks for
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Dog Section from Countryside Code
Dog Friendly Somerset
Usefull Information
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What could be better than going for a walk and finishing off in a dog friendly pub with your four legged friend. We have some great pubs in Dunster, Exmoor and Somerset that are dog friendly. Why not see our 'eat and drink' page or use Doggie Pubs where you can search for dog friendly pubs throughgout Somerset and the UK. ​​
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Dunster Beach allows dogs every day of the year

At Salad Days we always have a copy of the latest tide tables for Watchet in the "Fun Stuff" folder so you can plan your dog walks on the local beaches.
If you want to see tide times for other areas in Somerset use
EasyTide which gives you free 7 day tidal predictions for any UK port. 

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We supply Home Made Gluten Free Dog Treats to all our Canine Guests ​​

Maverick and Lola supporting    @2minutebeachclean ​​
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We also provide all dogs staying at Salad Days with a temporary "I'm on Holiday" tag. Then, should they get lost or stray whilst on their holidays at Dunster Beach we should be able to help re-unite them with their owners as soon as possible. ​​

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Raising funds for the RNLI

We will offer for any of our guests with dogs a 'dog sitting' service.
If during your stay at Salad Days you would like a few hours out one night, but do not want to leave you dog alone in unfamiliar surroundings, we will come over and look after your dog for you.

All we ask is that guests make a donation to the RNLI of £20 or more.
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Photo courtesy of RNLI
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Maverick has kindly volunteered to be your Doggy Guide. He will explore West Somerset, North Devon and Exmoor, taking in local attractions, beaches and countryside, cafes, pubs and tea rooms, he will review them for you and your human companions, do they get Maverick's bark of approval? Follow Maverick's paw scoring system for the best places to walk, drink and play. ​The idea is that over time it will help to form the ultimate doggie guide to our part of South West England. To follow Mavericks blog go to 'Where's Maverick?'


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