Dog-friendly holiday review: Old Lanwarnick Holiday Cottages

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<p><img src="" alt="Old Lanwarnick" />Sue Jackson and Colin Seymour tell us all about their stay at Old Lanwarnick Holiday Cottages, Liskeard in Cornwall with their terrier Mollie...</p>

Old LanwarnickAccommodation: Self-catering cottages.

Cost: From £600 – £1,000 (one bed) and £1,320 – £2,400 (four bed) per week.

Tested by: Sue Jackson and Colin Seymour, with terrier Mollie.

The accommodation

Set in 34 acres of beautiful pasture and woodland are six cottages sleeping from two to eight people. We stayed in Rainbow Cottage, which has two bedrooms, a comfy lounge/kitchen/diner with a woodburner (logs included), and a 42in 3D TV.

There is a fully enclosed garden and a parking area. We had a free welcome hamper packed with eggs, bacon, scones, jam, bread and butter, as well as a tourist information pack.

How dog friendly was your reception?

All the cottages have hard flooring and leather sofas for easy cleaning. There were stairgates at the top and bottom of the stairs to prevent dogs from sleeping in the bedrooms and dogs are not allowed on the furniture, although covers can be provided. Dog treats, poo bags, and a towel were supplied, along with an information pack of walks and dog-friendly restaurants and pubs. If any accidents occur, they ask that guests tell the owners.

Owners Mark and Natalie were very welcoming and helpful and we enjoyed some good walks nearby. As the cottages range from one to four bedrooms, they are suitable for singles, couples, or families with several dogs. Visitors often return, and you can see why — this is a very peaceful valley, though not easy to find!

Any added extras for dogs/owners?

There is a large, enclosed dog exercise area on site as well as a woodland walk, and day-care dog kennels are available within half a mile. Horses and ponies are also welcome here. On site is a gym, a hot-tub barn, and a ‘Pavilion on the Hill’, which is available to book for private use. Special occasion treats such as champagne breakfast, a personal chef, and anniversary decorations are provided on request.

Out and about in the area

*We enjoyed the woodland walk, and there are lots of dog-friendly beaches nearby.

*We walked at Talland Bay, then had coffee outside at the Smuggler’s Rest cafe.

*We also ate at the Fat Frog Cafe in Liskeard and Pinky Murphy’s cafe in Fowey.

*The Plough in Duloe is also recommended.

At a glance

Charge for dogs? None.

Maximum number of dogs allowed? Discuss on booking.

Enclosed exercise area/garden? Yes.

Can dogs be left unattended? No.

Want to find out more?

Contact Old Lanwarnick, Duloe, Liskeard, Cornwall PL14 4QF; call 01503 220077; email [email protected]; visit