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  1. Lottie’s stay at Green Barn Cottages

    Lottie’s latest trip included a mid week self catering holiday stay at The Haystore, Green Barn Cottages near Ravenstonedale in Cumbria.  We had a fantastic winter walking break in the Cumbrian fells returning each afternoon to wonderful holiday accommodation that fully justified its Top Dog rating (see below)  and had everything a dog and its people could need.  See our Dogpeople Says report below (or click on the Airedale icon in Green Barn’s directory entry) for more information; stunning.

    Top Dog Rating
    (as reported by Green Barn Cottages, not verified by Dogpeople Limited)
    Access to refrigerated food storage available
    Bucket and sponge available for dog washing
    Clear dog policy provided to customers
    Dog friendly outdoor seating area
    Dog friendly place to eat nearby
    Dog shampoo available if required
    Dog towel / bedding washing and drying facilities available
    Dog towels available
    Dog treat always offered
    Dog walks available from the door (no need to drive)
    Emergency dog food supplies available
    Enclosed Garden at All Properties
    Flexible approach to number and size of dogs – check with advertiser
    Holiday dog tags provided
    Information available on suitable dog walks
    No restriction on size of dogs
    Off lead walks available on site or nearby
    Outside tap
    Scoop bags available on request
    Spare lead available
    Torch available for dog walking
    Vet information provided in welcome pack
    Waste bin available for scoop bags
    Water bowl available

    DogPeople Says : Green Barn Cottages
    Lottie stayed in The Haystore in December 2012. The accommodation was superb whether viewed from a character, comfort, ‘facilities’, furnishings or environmental perspective – we don’t have room to do justice to its overall quality, suffice to say this is a brilliant conversion. Dog related provision included in our Top Dog rating was tested by Lottie when she needed to, among very useful things we found were the bucket and sponge for washing after a full day on the fells, fenced comfort area and scoop bin, torch for after dark walking and holiday tag. We didn’t need other things including shampoo (Lottie didn’t get too dirty), towels or scoop bags (we had our own). We thoroughly enjoyed our winter walks in bright sunshine across frozen fells and partially snow covered ridges; two from the door and one from Newbiggin on Lune (about 3 miles away). Two local pubs serve good food in dog friendly bars – these are both about 1.5 miles away along narrow lanes (we walked there and back one evening using the hi-vis vests provided in The Haystore). A stand out stay with two more memorable features; Red Squirrels who came to the patio doors every day (sadly they didn’t stay long as Lottie was pretty excited by this too!) and; fantastic night skies that can be viewed through the sky-light windows in the upper sitting area (we enjoyed watching a meteor shower but, if you live anywhere near a town, you will be amazed how much sky there is in this part of Cumbria!).