The Pets Lets co-founders have been on site at. In fact, the site is owned by a fellow dog lover who we met locally. Biscuit befriended his dogs and we began speaking.
Whether a dog friendly rental is a long, short or holiday let, landlords who themselves have dogs/ pets understand what is required to make it a dog friendly environment, which works well for the dogs as well as the owners and their families. In fact, the whole site here is off grid. There are logs for bbq’s and heat in the evening or a wood burning stove in the yurts during the winter, as well as solar power for the hot water and lighting in the common parts. Water comes from a borehole and is filtered. Tastes great.
Glamping in yurts at The Fir Hill does exactly that. The yurts come in different sizes with differing designs. There are the couples yurts, the bigger family yurts, of which the majority are dog friendly. They are so peaceful and in the heat, the temperature was just right.
You have your own kitchenette with a small gas stove, with a large outside area with chairs and wood fire to cook off. You have your own supply of logs, and they give you a cooler box for your food with ice packs which you replace on a daily basis.
Mixture of private yurts and common parts
You find the adults like to ‘hang out’ by the yurts, enjoy the peace and tranquillity, surrounded by woodland/ nature. Situated off Mountjoy in Cornwall and only 4 miles from the beaches of Torquay.
There is wifi, and teenagers and children like to do their ‘hanging out’ in the common parts. The internal seating area with a kitchen and comfortable sofas is brilliant. There is a large area outside too and you can see the reservoir below and from some angles the sea.
There are separate bathrooms in the common parts for guests. You are allocated one, so you can leave all your toiletries.
Even the dogs meet up. Biscuit met a fellow beagle and their noses were twitching with all the smells. A pawsome social life.
If you love Cornwall, love nature, love to holiday with the family and your dog(s), enjoy camping but like a little bit more luxury near a beach resort, then look no further than The Fir Hill.
The pictures say it all.
This article was written by Russell Hunt, Founder of Pets Lets, a UK pet-friendly property portal offering properties where landlords consider pets as well as a pet friendly relocation and buying service. Prior to setting up Pets Lets, Russell was a London property search consultant for over 20 years for clients looking to buy and rent in the Capital.
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