Silk Hill Stables is run by dog lovers for dog lovers, your pet's safety and comfort are important to us. Dogs stay free of charge and are allowed in all areas of the cottage but we do ask you to respect the cottage and use the throws provided before letting your dog on the sofa or bed. We also ask that you try and remove excess hair and mud before you depart.Dogs are by prior arrangement only and must be well behaved and under control at all times outside the cottage and are only allowed off lead in your enclosed courtyard garden or the enclosed arena.We do take multiple dogs (more than 3) quite often but common sense has to prevail regarding the size of the cottage and the number and size of dogs it can safely take. We prefer it if pets are not left alone in the cottage unless they are in a suitable crate or you are 100% sure that your dog will not become stressed. Any damage must be paid for. For off lead running guests are welcome to use the fenced out door arena where you can safely run your pets as it is enclosed with a high fence and locking gate. Please always check the perimeter in case of a broken rail before letting your dog off. The arena is often only free up to 4pm. please pick up your dog poo before you leave the arena.There is a large bag on the utility room shelf with lots of doggy items to borrow should you have forgotten anything. There is also a raw feed shop in the village, pet shop, vet and dog groomers as well as lots of dog friendly places to eat all explained in the welcome folder. The local taxi firm is also dog friendly.There is a dog poo bin in the cottage garden along with a dog bath. There is a hose pipe on the drive. There are public footpaths through the fields right opposite the cottage.