Luxury for dogs at the Headland Hotel, and people too


One of the highlights of our autumn walking was a special treat, thanks to Darryl at the Headland Hotel, of a stay in one of their cottages.  We arrived on a wild evening and were very damp after a long day walking and the staff couldn’t have been more friendly.  They really went above and beyond; on our second night there was a fire work display which is great for people, not so for Luna, so they moved a table from the restaurant for us in to the bar so Luna could stay with me, they were just so kind and the food was amazing.

Our dog friendly cottage, Fistral 4, was a haven from the storm outside, nestling into the side of the hill, it was cosy and warm with thick walls to keep the howling gale at bay, a fire to toast your feet in front of, hot bath to soak in and lots of Cornish goodies to eat, what more could you want. Well if you are me lots of tasty, beautifully cooked food and this is just the place to get it. It is just great you can chose from the restaurant (no dogs) or bar menu. It was seriously tempting to abandon the walking, particularly as there was a spa! 

After a lovely meal and a little bit of wine we returned to our welcoming cottage to find fluffy pillows, crisp linen and such a comfy bed which meant that I was even less inclined to get up; but the next morning the rain had passed and inspired by the amazing rainbow we set off again – only 440 miles to go!

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