We've been fostering Greyhounds for Greyhound Rescue in Cumbria since July 2004. Having fostered in excess of 400 dogs we are known as the 'South Lakes' branch of the Retired Greyhound Trust (RGT). Bed and breakfast at Beech Hill House has been specially designed to accommodate our guests and their dogs along with our Greyhounds.
Being Greyhound owners for many years and very passionate about these beautiful animals we, and our Greyhounds love to welcome Greyhound guests. Our dogs love it when other Greyhounds come to stay.
There are also a number of pubs and other eating places in the area where you can take your Greyhound(s). Our village pub, the Derby Arms is just 50 yards along the road, serves good food and welcomes dogs - ours can often be seen asleep in front of one of the log fires!
It's definitely a ‘Dogs Life' at Beech Hill House so there's no excuse not to holiday without bringing your Greyhound with you.
With being situated 8 minutes from the M6 J36 just off the A590 at Witherslack in an unspoilt corner of the Lake District National Park we have walks from the front door and with being in the South Lakes, which is a fabulous dog friendly place to holiday there is the entire Lake District and South Lakes Furness Peninsulas to explore along with the Yorkshire Dales and even North Lancashire with all their associated mountains, hills, fells and beaches.
We welcome both large and small dogs, one or more, and provide a throw for your bed for our four legged guests who refuse to believe that their bed is the one on the floor! a raised feeding stand with bowls and a 'Goodie' basket with a few essentials such as towels, poop bags, spoon and can lid along with some treats to welcome them.
All our bedrooms are spacious and dogs can stay in your room. Our room 1 has a private balcony with table and chairs so why not sit and relax with your greyhound(s) on warm sunny afternoons and evenings. Enjoy a cool refreshing drink or take a stroll down the steps from the balcony into the guest's enclosed garden by the side of the house. From this garden there is access to the drive for those wanting a slightly longer stroll!
Our enclosed guest's garden has dusk to dawn lighting and is for the use of all our guests and their dogs to wander around and relax in.
Dogs may be walked along one of the three roads nearby, which includes what we call the 'old road'. The 'old road' runs alongside the Derby Arms Pub and used to be the main road prior to the A590 being built and is now a dead end so it makes an ideal walk for pet owners. Part way down the 'old road' just past the large layby on the right there is the Latterbarrow Nature Reserve, which is a safe area for walking your dog as it is fenced to keep the deer out.
Places in this area to visit with your dogs
In addition to fostering Greyhounds Jenny has written a 71 page book entitled 'Caring for my Rescued Greyhound
' (£10.00 plus p & p) which contains useful information about dog behaviour, dog psychology and training dogs in general, which she steers towards the Greyhound.
Purchase 'Caring for my Rescued Greyhound'.
Read the diaries of over 400 Greyhounds we have fostered
over the years then come and say hello to our Greyhounds - Lena and Star along with our present foster dogs who we are looking after until they find their forever homes.
As dog owners ourselves we appreciate the importance of being with your Greyhounds. However, we ask that they are not left on their own in the bedrooms at any time should separation anxiety arise and they become distressed. Unfortunately, should your dog cause damage we will unfortunately require payment to repair or replace the damage caused.
Dogs belonging to our guests are not allowed in the main garden as this is private and for the use of our greyhounds, some of whom are new foster dogs.
The enclosed garden for the sole use of our guests and their dogs is situated to the right of the house next to the drive.
Guest's dogs should be kept under control at all times, and should be kept on a lead and under control in the hallway and conservatory during the service of breakfast.