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The Bolenna

The Bolenna - The Pet Policy of a Dog-Friendly Hotel in Cornwall


Looking for a dog-friendly hotel in Cornwall? You’ve come to the right place!

dog-friendly hotel in Cornwall - a dog on the beach

Cornwall is well known as a very pet friendly destination with your dogs welcome in most pubs and restaurants as well as on beaches (check which ones via Visit Cornwall’s helpful website pages on the subject).

Some Restrictions During High Season

Some restrictions apply only to high season months making Cornwall the perfect family destination out of season. Sand on the paws is a lot easier to shift than mud.  At The Residence at Bolenna we take a very dog-centred approach. We are a dog-friendly hotel in Cornwall and welcome  your furry family members with open paws but we do ask you to check direct with us first to ensure the room you are wanting is suitable for them to enjoy their holiday as much as you will. 

As a loved member of your family you will be wanting your dog with you as much as possible and we are fine with you bringing them to the bar and restaurant. We do ask that you keep them on leads of course as not all our guests may be dog-confident or there might be other doggy friends around also hoping for yummy snacks to fall on the floor! We have home-made bone shaped biccies for our canine diners so they don’t feel left out. 

Our Policy About Leaving Dogs Alone

One thing we do insist on is that they are not left alone in the accommodation at any time. This is not just to keep the rooms well presented for you and the next guests, it is actually much more for the emotional well-being of your pet.  It isn’t their familiar home environment and whether or not they seem relaxed and content no-one really knows how much they might be missing their human companions.  There are two ways of getting round this if you are wanting to have a game of tennis or perhaps a surf lesson or even pop to the shops. If your dog has been trained to enjoy time in a crate as his special den of choice, you are welcome to bring it to have in your accommodation (if there is room of course!) so that you can take time out to enjoy an activity for a short while.  However, we do believe that dogs suffer avoidable stress if left alone so we ask that you let us know so that we can keep an ear open for any signs of distress, pop in to check on them and contact you accordingly.

Dog Sitting & Cleaning

Our preferred option is that we will happily arrange to dog-sit for you or contact one of the lovely professional local dog walking companies to take your dog for a fun activity of their own whilst you are enjoying yours.  Finally of course, we charge a nominal fee for a heightened level of cleaning after you check out as we must of ensure that all traces of hair are removed for guests that may have allergies.  This starts at £20 for most breeds but may be slightly more for really shaggy dogs or dogs who are moulting. 

Any questions? Don’t hesitate to get in touch to discuss your requirements.

Our Valentine's Day getaway special!

This year we are excited to offer our incredible Valentine’s Day Getaway Special:

  • 2 Nights accommodation for 2 people
  • Bed & Breakfast Included
  • 3 Courses Valentine’s Dinner for 2
  • Bottle of Prosecco
  • Your choice of room (first come first served!)

All for just £250 per couple!

Call to book! 01872 572751