We've been fostering Greyhounds for Greyhound Rescue in Cumbria since July 2004. Having fostered over 330 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 and the village pub just 50 yards along the road is dog friendly where ours are regular visitors.
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.
Our luxury room 1 has it's own private balcony. With table and chairs why not sit and relax with your Greyhound on warm sunny afternoons and evenings. Enjoy a cool refreshing drink or take a stroll down the steps from the balcony into the small private garden by the side of the house. From this garden there is access to the drive for those wanting a slightly longer stroll!
Our Greyhound guests are most welcome to stay with their owners in the bedrooms for a small charge and we provide a dog bed (if required), a towel, a throw for those who refuse to believe that their bed is the one that's on the floor! a water bowl and a 'Goodie' basket with a few essentials and treats to welcome them to our bed and breakfast. Because of possible separation anxiety of being somewhere strange, all we ask is they are not left on their own in the room at any time.
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 330 Greyhounds we have fostered
over the years then come and say hello to our Greyhounds - Indi (14), Sandy (12) and Lena (4) along with our present foster dogs who we are looking after until they find their forever homes.