Pets welcome at The Falcondale

Frolicking in the Cambrian Mountains with your pet

Having written a piece on places to take your dog on the coast, we thought that you should also be aware of the fabulous Cambrian Mountains that is on our doorstep

Cambrian Mountains

Taking your dog for a walk in the countryside at this time of year can be a little risky when there’s lambs and calves around. The mothers can be quite scary when defending their young. It’s important to be respectful and head to somewhere that you can relax and enjoy with your best friend scurrying around beside you.

We would recommend the Hafod Estate!

Hafod Estate Hafod Estate

Hafod Estate

From the Falcondale head north to Tregaron and through Pontrhydfendigaid on the B4343, which is not far from Strata Florida (with its Cistercian monastery). Take your time heading northwards on this winding road with spectacular view points, through Pont-rhyd-y-groes and turn right onto the B4574, signposted to the Hafod Estate. It will take approx. 50 minutes to drive to the estate from The Falcondale.

The estate covers around 200 hectares of the Ystwyth valley, including rushing streams, a chain suspension bridge, rocky gorges, gentle open parkland and narrow wooden valleys. We would recommend that you make full use of the maps found in the car park (2 x £1 coins required). They will direct you through 5 different way-marked walks of varying length and difficulty.

The predicament is knowing which to do…

Hafod estate guide book

Coed Hafod walk

We would recommend the Coed Hafod walk as it’s a circular route, taking approx. 1 hour to complete. Spring is the absolute best time as the wildlife will be particularly colourful. We are certain that both you and your pooch will be thrilled with its wooded areas and views to the distant hills.

We suggest that you take a packed lunch with you should you wish to stay all day, and after a bite to eat try out the Lady’s walk.

Lady’s walk

On hot days, if you (or fido) would like a little dip to cool off the Lady’s walk will take you alongside the stream that runs through the estate. A perfect opportunity to also see the spectacular Peiran’s falls.

Pets welcome at The Falcondale

The best news of all is that, during National Pet Month, pets can stay for free!

All other times it’s just £10 per night for your dog to stay with you.

Come and experience our dog friendly hotel and the Cambrian Mountains today. Find out more about our selection of rooms or book a room now.

*Free stay for dogs only during National Pet Month

PETS WELCOME

The little things that can make a big difference when you are looking for a dog-friendly hotel.

5 Tips for a Fantastic Dog Friendly Hotel Stay in Mid-Wales

At The Falcondale, we’ve got history when it comes to hounds in our country house hotel in Lampeter. In fact, we were listed as one of the Daily Mail’s top 6 dog friendly hotels in 2016.

And more recently, we were very proud to be the Editor’s choice in the Top 10 dog friendly hotels in the Good Hotel Guide 2018. We’ve also been featured in The Evening Standard and The Independent.

So we thought we’d share some of our thoughts on the little things that can make a big difference when you are looking for a dog friendly hotel to properly pamper your pooch.

Plenty of treats

A good dog friendly hotel should offer pampered pooches some tasty treats when they arrive.

You’ll want your four-legged travelling companion to be looked after as well as you.

Find out what doggy treats are on offer to canine guests and make sure the hotel can help you with the basics.

At The Falcondale, we present every dog with a cosy blanket, water bowl and tasty treat – everything you’d expect at a truly dog friendly hotel. If you should forget something, there’s everything from poo bags and spare leads, to towels and dog food on offer.

Walkies!

Find a dog friendly hotel with plenty of opportunities for walking, preferably with a dog friendly beach nearby.

Find a hotel with expansive grounds and surrounding countryside and do a bit of research beforehand to find nearby walks for adventurous pups.

With 14 acres of land right on our doorstep, as well as circular walks, the coastal footpath, wooded and forestry walks, hilltop walks and dog friendly beaches, there’s plenty to keep you and your dog busy!

We’ll even give you a torch for late-night or early-morning strolls.

Doggy delicacies

A dog friendly hotel will have designated areas where dogs and their owners can sit together and eat.

While the majority of hotels won’t allow dogs into their restaurants (ourselves included), many will have designated areas where dogs are welcome and owners can sit down for food.

Find out where these are so that you can plan your mealtimes in advance.

At The Falcondale, we have our own canine menu and they can eat beside you in the conservatory before napping in front of the fire in the lounge.

Most hotels should be able to store fresh meat or titbits in their freezer or refrigerator. We can offer this, so long as the food is suitably packaged.

Furry friends

The Falcondale's resident dog, Snoopy, loves to greet our four-legged guests.

You’d expect any dog friendly hotel to at least have their own resident pooch.

Our Cocker Spaniel, Snoopy, loves to welcome any four-legged guests!

The local residents of the surrounding area also like to walk their dogs on the hotel drive, so there should be plenty of friendly furry faces to “sniff out”.

Your pooch stays free at our dog friendly hotel!*

Your furry friends will always be welcome when they check in at our dog friendly hotel.

The best news of all is that, during National Pet Month, pets can stay for free!

All other times it’s just £10 per night for your dog to stay with you.

Come and experience our dog friendly hotel today. Find out more about our selection of rooms or book a room now.

*Free stay for dogs only during National Pet Month

PET FRIENDLY