Welcome to Wallops Wood Cottages
All the holiday cottages at Wallops Wood are dog friendly
We understand that your dog is a member of the family and we trust that your furry friend will have just as much fun as you will whilst staying with us at Wallops Wood Cottages.
They'll love exploring the South Downs National Park . We know that staying somewhere new comes with additional challenges but we hope to make taking your dog on holiday as easy as possible.
Winners of the BEST Dog Friendly Business in 2018!
In 2018 we won the Visit England Dog Friendly Business of the Year amidst very stiff competition. We are immensely proud of this award.
All of our staff have dogs and they often come to work with us on the estate. You can be assured that we care about your stay and your dog's well being. We want you and your pets to enjoy yourselves and discover the beautiful Meon Valley together.
Pubs and more
Many pubs and shops accept or welcome dogs on their premises, scroll down the page and you will see a list of the ones we can suggest. There is also a website called Doggie Pubs which shares all the pubs which accept dogs - just input your destination and a list comes up.
Below you'll find details of what we offer such as a variety of local dog services (groomers, walkers, vets), as well as independent advice on taking your dog on holiday from the RSPCA.
There is also lots of useful information to help you plan dog-friendly days out as well as walks direct from the cottage door.
Dog friendly days out
Not all our guests have pets so, for the benefit of everyone staying at the cottages, we ask that you follow the Dog Rules.
Please remember taking a holiday with your dog is not the same as taking a holiday from your responsibility as a dog owner.
"We recently stayed at Woodbrook for a weekend break for the two of us and our dog.
The welcome we received was fantastic, and the extra touches with the cake, bread, milk, wine and beer were much appreciated!
Our dog had her own jar of biscuits, bed and towel, and with the underfloor heating, she was quite spoilt! The cottage was very comfortable and spotlessly clean. The on site facilities great, pool and sauna lovely and warm. Fabulous countryside, lovely walks and local pubs, it was a much needed enjoyable break!
Welcome pack for dogs was very well thought out!
"The ‘welcome pack’ for our four legged friend was very well thought out too; a dog bed, toys, treats, blankets, plenty of poo bags and even a tag to attach to Fido’s collar, stating “I’m on holiday at Wallops Wood Cottages” with a telephone number noted.
Can’t tell you the peace of mind that brought when Max saw his first ever partridge and bolted across the open field and disappeared out of view. He always comes back, but in that moment, in unfamiliar territory, I can’t tell you how reassuring that tag was!
Suggested walks to dog friendly pubs are supplied; we visited several in the area and were not disappointed once. "
R. Brand, April 2019
Three dogs came to stay!
"We were a large group (20+ adults & 12 kids & 3 dogs) staying for a long weekend in October. We had done a lot of searching a year in advance to find the perfect spot before we settled on Wallops Wood.
We weren’t disappointed.
The cottages were set up exactly as we had specified for dogs/children etc but the addition of doggie welcome baskets and little gifts for the children in their cots was an extra special touch that everyone really appreciated. They had also given us extra table space for our group meals. 5* all round from a group of well travelled (and sometimes quite picky) gang of friends."
V. Storr, October 2018
Monty loves Wallops Wood Cottages!
" Monty loves it here and so do we, we have taken our holidays here for the last 2 years - we enjoy discovering the beautiful countryside and Monty absolutely loves it! "
Mrs and Mrs Flaherty October 2019
'The Dog Basket'
Pets are welcome in all of our cottages and we offer a welcome pack for your dog too! This includes:
- Complimentary toy to keep - we hope your dog will enjoy chewing and playing with this toy in your enclosed garden or on our large lawn
- Complimentary Wallops Wood tasty treats to excite your dog's taste buds!
- Blanket and two sofa throws - we know keeping your dogs off the furniture can be a challenge, but please use the throws provided to help us keep the cottages looking as good as they do for our next guests.
- Towel - we have installed a dog shower with adjustable temperature control in the car park area to clean mucky dogs. Please don't use the bath or showers in the cottages, the hair would clog our drains, thank you!
- Holiday tags - attach the tag with our contact details to your dog's collar just in case they run off. Please do remember to take it off your dog prior to departure so we can use it for another pawlicious resident!
- Poop scoop and bags - there's a dedicated waste bin in the car park
- Bowls - water and food bowls so you don't need to bring your own, perfect!
- Dog walk suggestions - you'll find laminated OS maps in the cottage and a torch for your evening stroll. We also have a selection of local walking books in each cottage. Our downloadable walks include:
- 7 laminated sheets with walks direct from the cottage door including local dog-friendly pubs
- Five long walks from East Meon, a picturesque and historic village a short drive from the cottages
- Walks in and around West Meon, again a short drive from the cottages
- Family Walks in Hampshire, in and around the Meon Valley
Before you arrive
Up to two pets are welcome in each cottage for a supplementary charge of £25 per animal to cover additional cleaning.
Dog equipment for free
While bringing your dog's own bed is recommended to help them feel at home, you may not have space in the car. Do not worry, we can provide different sized dog beds, crates, leads and collars. Please take a look at the list attached and request any items you would like us to place in your cottage for your furry friend, to use during your stay.
We ask that worming and flea control programmes are up to date for the benefit of your pets and as a courtesy to subsequent guests in your cottage.
Please ensure your dog is microchipped and that it is registered to your current permanent address.
The RSPCA have produced a useful guide to taking your dog on holiday which is well worth reading.
While you might like to enjoy different food whilst you're on holiday, our pets are happiest if their diet remains the same. So please make sure you bring sufficient food for your holiday as well as any medication they might need.
In the 'Dog Basket' you'll find a few local walking books and seven laminated cards so you can take a different dog walk every day of the week without getting in your car and four take you to dog-friendly pubs! Or you can download the walks form our doorstep by clicking on the button below!
As well as the laminated OS Map in your cottage and walking information on our website, it is worth checking out the Hampshire County Council interactive map of local footpaths if you want to explore further afield.
We have just spent a wonderful few days at Wallops Wood. The location was stunning and sitting in the hot tub watching the view or the stars was so relaxing. Sundew was clean and well resourced and they even provided a bed for the dog.
We would love to stay again and explore the area further as there is lots to see. A great few days. Thank you.
Upfront Reviews - November 2016
Wonderful few days at Wallops Wood
We love this place, its home from home with all the amenities needed for a self catering stay.
We stayed in Sundew and it's very roomy for 5 of us and our dogs, with big beds and each room having an ensuite and TV, means you have your own space and privacy.
We love the private hot tub, it allows you to sit and take in the beautiful views. This is our second time staying at Wallops Wood Cottages and we have another break booked in Spring. No doubt we will be back again, as we really enjoyed swimming every day in the new pool too.
UpFront - Reviewed 21 December 2018
Amazing cottages, wonderful location
We spent a fabulous weekend here. It lived up to expectation, with every need catered for. They had really thought about what their visitors would need. The standard of accommodation was excellent. The hot tub and swimming pool were a lovely bonus and the whole place was dog friendly. We will definitely be back. E. Marriner
UpFront Reviews June 2018
A really fabulous place
We stayed at Silver Birch for a pre-Christmas family holiday.
The cottage itself was fantastic, very well equipped for the disabled person in our party (extra aids were provided by the owners) and for our dog. All the kitchen equipment/appliances were really good and quiet as it is an open plan kitchen and living room. We would definitely recommend Wallops Wood.
UpFront - Review submitted Claire Bradbury, 14 December 2019
Welcoming homely touches
We were a large group (20+ adults & 12 kids & 3 dogs) staying for a long weekend in October. We had done a lot of searching a year in advance to find the perfect spot before we settled on Wallops Wood.
We weren’t disappointed.
The cottages were set up exactly as we had specified for dogs/children etc but the addition of doggie welcome baskets and little gifts for the children in their cots was an extra special touch that everyone really appreciated. They had also given us extra table space for our group meals.
The cottages were fantastically well provisioned with plenty of dishwasher tabs, washing up liquid etc and treats such as Nespresso capsules and home made cake. All the necessary kitchen utensils and pans were clean and there was never a moment when we wanted for a piece of equipment and found it to be missing.
The pool was a wonderful addition to our stay and on a very wet afternoon was a great way to help the kids let off steam.
Fantastic cottages, beautiful spot, excellent customer service. 5* all round from a group of well travelled (and sometimes quite picky) gang of friends.
UpFront Reviews- Reviewed 18 October 2018