Planning a holiday or weekend break in Melchester with your four-legged friend? Here's a run-down of places to stay that provide a warm welcome to well-behaved dogs (and their owners!).
The George Hotel
The centrally-located George Hotel has a couple of dog-friendly rooms, available at an additional charge of £10 per night. Your canine companion is allowed in the bar but not in the Spinnaker Bistro.
The owners of this comfortable B&B have their own two dogs and allow canine guests by prior arrangement. The garden is escape-proof and there are good places for walkies close at hand.
High Oaks Glamping
Dogs are welcome at High Oaks, but they must be kept on a lead at all times because there are nearby farms with livestock. All canine guests are welcomed with bags of doggy treats and their owners can borrow towels to give them a quick rub down after a wet walk.
Check out the Riviera Rentals website for a range of dog-friendly self-catering properties in and around Melchester. Fees for pets are reasonable and some property owners make no additional charge.
Rent a pet-friendly park home or log cabin, with weekly rates starting at just £200 per person (based on four sharing), plus £20 per dog.
This delightful self-catering property is an archetypal 'chocolate box' cottage with a rambling rose over the front door. The cottage sleeps up to six and guests can bring up to two well-behaved dogs.
Ideal if you're on a budget, the Melchester Motorlodge offers rooms from just £29 per person per night. A number of rooms are available for guests staying with dogs, all of which are on the ground floor.
Coast Road Camping
In an elevated position at the northern end of Melchester's seafront, this well-kept campsite is totally dog-friendly. The site accepts touring caravans, campervans and tents. Pitches with electric hook-up are available.
The Haven Guesthouse
A friendly welcome awaits both guests and their pets at The Haven. You can enjoy a delicious home-cooked breakfast while your hound tucks into some tasty treats, courtesy of dog-loving owners Margaret and Michael Wilkins.
The Boatyard Apartments
Converted from warehouses that once formed part of a thriving boatbuilding business, these contemporary two-bedroom holiday apartments have great sea views and all mod cons. Guests can stay with one small, well-behaved dog in any of the apartments.