At CHANNEL VIEW, we recognise that leaving a valued family member with friends or in kennels when going on holiday isn't always an option, particularly in areas such as the South Hams where there are so many beautiful walks to be enjoyed... As such, we WELCOME DOGS (as opposed to accept) by prior arrangement at NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE.
Better still... If your dog(s) can vouch for you, then you can come too!
We are a true definition of a 'dog-friendly' establishment (and the proud owners of two beautiful Labradors - pictured above). Whilst most establishments charge to bring dogs, we currently pride ourselves on our 'dogs go free' policy and hope that you will appreciate this, and our home so that we can continue to offer this service to dogs and their well-behaved humans for the unforeseeable future.
There are numerous 'dog-friendly' pubs in Dartmouth and the surrounding area to include both Radius 7 and the Green Dragon Inn (both on our doorstep in Stoke Fleming). The village also has a lovely large park where dogs are made very welcome and the beach at Blackpool Sands and 'Dog Cafe' (just a ten-minute walk away) welcomes dogs during the winter months. Additionally, dogs and owners can enjoy exploring the many spectacular coastal walks in the area.
Some beaches do hold dog restrictions during the summer season (to include Blackpool Sands), but there are still numerous wonderful beaches and coves within the area where dogs are welcome all year. We do have one 'ask' though... that you exercise responsible dog ownership (and scoop the poop) whilst you are out and about on our beaches and so forth, to ensure that they continue to offer this wonderful benefit to all of us dog lovers for years to come. For more information about our local beaches and seasonal dog restrictions, please CLICK HERE.
This happy customer was still smiling when she got home!
Assuming that your dog(s) are not destructive and do not get distressed if left alone, we are more than happy for them to be left in the room for short periods (e.g. during breakfast or whilst you are out for an evening meal)... But please don't leave them for long durations - it's their holiday too! We would ask that you check with us before leaving your dog alone in the room if you are going out as it is often the case that a dog is not as comfortable being left alone in a strange place as some of their owners might think. [Not that we actually concede that we are *strange*.]
Please note that when there are other guests staying, we cannot allow your dog(s) in the breakfast room. Where possible, if you are uncomfortable leaving your dog alone, we can accommodate you in the conservatory (unless already reserved), which is separate from other diners. There is also the terrace of course (weather permitting)!
Other than that, we try not to have any 'rules'. As dog owners, we know that they require routine, so all that we ask is... if you wouldn't do it at home - then please don't do it in ours!
A little 'dog's tail' ...
A man sees a sign outside a house: 'Talking Dog For Sale.' He rings the bell, the owner appears and tells him the dog can be viewed in the back garden. The man sees a very nice looking Labrador Retriever sitting there.
‘Do you really talk?’ He asks the dog.’Yes,’ the Labrador replies. After recovering from the shock of hearing the dog talk, the man asks. ‘So, what's your story?’
The Labrador looks up and says, ‘Well... I discovered that I could talk when I was pretty young. Realising that the government needed my help, I joined the SAS. In no time at all I was jetting from country to country, sitting in rooms with spies and world leaders
because no one imagined for one minute that a dog would be eavesdropping. I was one of their most valuable spies for seven years. But the responsibility really tired me out and so I decided to settle down. I signed up for a job at Gatwick Airport doing undercover security work, listening in on conversations between suspicious characters. I uncovered some incredible dealings and was awarded several medals. I got married, had a few puppies, and now I'm retired.
The man is amazed. He goes back into the house and asks the owner how much he wants for the dog.’Ten quid,’ the owner replies.
‘Ten pounds??,’ he declares. ‘But this dog is absolutely amazing! Why on earth are you selling him so cheap?’
‘Because he's a lying git. He's never been out of the garden!!’