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The time had come, my owner said, to take a trip to Devon

He told me of a place he knew akin to doggie heaven

Upon arrival straight away, I’m charging out to play

Inside a field, with so much space – my owners far away

With smells and ditches, mud and grass, it really is such fun

I’m far too busy to sit and watch the setting of the sun.

Instead, my owners laugh and cook - a sight so rare to see

It clearly is this Devon air, that makes us feel so free!

The beaches all I’d recommend, the waves, the wind the surf

A new experience for me away from my home turf

I never thought I’d swim so much – I never thought I could

But being here I’ve practised lots and am getting rather good

Before I go, I’d like to leave my mark as humans do

And for the first time in my life, I’m writing a review

A doggy heaven - yes it is! What’s more I think it fair

To let you know, for breaks away it ranks beyond compare!

Cosy converted barn, private parking, access to shared dog-friendly field. Perfect for a quiet getaway and plenty to do, inside or out, with a squash court, basketball hoop, tennis court and games room nearby! Outdoor seating with a BBQ and beautiful sunset view. Lots to enjoy on your doorstep! Immediate access to public footpaths, Exmoor zoo (5mins drive) and the Dinosaur Park(15 mins) Pebble beaches (20 mins) Sandy beaches (30mins). Lots of places to exercise your dogs on and off lead.

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Situated in friendly hamlet, one mile from the nearest village, the Malt House enjoys a secluded setting with a huge dog playing field just outside your backdoor.  Between the house and the field is an enclosed garden/courtyard with a seating area and BBQ. Here dogs can run free unsupervised, allowing you to relax enjoying far reaching sunset views over a cup of tea or glass of wine – a perfect end to a perfect day!

Canines are our joy! We have two Labradors of our own, who – given the chance - take it upon themselves to meet and greet all our guests. This usually happens in the back field which is shared with one other holiday cottage further up the road. This cottage also accepts hounds, so there is room for both human and animal socialising, should you so choose. At the same time there is plenty of opportunity to keep to yourselves and enjoy your secluded setting, should you prefer. We do ask that you clear up after your dog and provide bins at the back of the house for your convenience.

The Malthouse is particularly well situated for walks around the immediate vicinity – along lanes and footpaths. And if your dog is looking for more sights and smells or a swim in the sea, there are at least 4 dog-friendly beaches within 30-40 minutes drive. Almost everywhere you will find dog-friendly cafes and restaurants and even a dog-friendly steam railway, water powered cliff railway and ferry boat across an estuary!

For our two-legged guests, we provide a swing ball kit in the courtyard and just 2-3 minutes walk up the road is a tennis court, and indoor squash court with a basket ball hoop and games room. Great for all ages – especially on the occasional bad weather day! The local village has a shop is open 7am-7pm most days and stocks basic supplies, including ice cream. It is also next to a recreation area where you can let your dogs off for a play.

All in all, plenty to do and plenty to see for dogs and owners alike…as told in the poem above.

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Listing Updated: 13/05/2022

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Listing Address

The Malthouse
Bratton Fleming
North Devon Coast
EX31 4SF

Listing Details

Can Leave Dog Unattended


Exercise Area


Wheel Chair Access


Owner Has A Dog


Limit On Dog Size

No Limit

No. Of Dogs Allowed


Charge For Dogs


Miscellaneous Notes


Enclosed Garden








Dog Welcome Pack


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