our cat, Pablo
We Love Animals!
We have an extremely friendly flat-coat retriever called Monkey who will greet you on arrival. Our cat is called Pablo. We also have bee-hives, chickens and (sometimes) pigs and ducks. The only one you are guaranteed to meet is Monkey as he loves all people.
Dog Rules
We do not allow pets from June to September.

Please do not leave your dog unaccompanied in Owl's House for long stretches of time. Owl's House is not suitable for you if you would like to go out all day and leave your dog behind.

Pets are not allowed on the furniture or beds. Please bring suitable bedding for your pet.

This is a rural area. Expect cows, sheep, and wandering wild life such as rabbits and pheasants. You might want to keep your dog on a lead while walking.
Dog Walks
Many guests enjoy walking their dog down the lane - "to the Treven Lane sign and back" being the classic short walk (about 1Km) and the circular 5Km route the usual long walk. It's full of wild flowers and wild life - including deer, rabbits, badgers, pole-cats, weasels, buzzards, owls, bats and so on.

Some beaches ban dogs in summer, but a few do not. The Cornwall Beaches website and 360 Beaches website both have a comprehensive list, but some of our very local favourites include
  • Owl's House circular 5km run/walk

    If walking, turn left out of Owl's House and walk down the lane.

    Take the first right, opposite a cottage. The lane soon leads down a short but steep hill to a ford at the bottom.

    The granite lintel across the ford is originally from the 18th century; it was probably moved when the road was built.
    Cross the ford and follow the lane up and around. Continue up the hill, past fields and farms. At a tumbledown house turn right, down the hill, past another farm.

    Following the lane until you reach the top of St.Erth Hill. Go right, here you are walking on the road, but it is not very busy. Stay on the road until Treven Lane. Follow the lane back to Owl's House.
  • beach and pools opposite Asda

    Dog Walk: opposite the Hayle Asda

    Possibly a "man's walk" this one?

    The remains of industry set against crystal clear salt water. Back in the day the tidal water was stored in large pools, then released at once to sluice the sand from the harbour and allow the big ships access.

    As you drive into the Asda, park near the road, cross over and explore. See Route...
  • Dog Walk: Long Rock Beach

    Dogs allowed all year.

    Drive across the train tracks into the carpark (£1). Great at low tide.

    Dogs are allowed on the beach toward Penzance, but if you walk left up the beach you will eventually reach Marazion. Dogs are not allowed on Marazion beach in summer.
  • Hayle Sands Beach

    Dogs allowed all year.

    Drive into Hayle and take the left across the bridge. Immediately after the bridge is the Hayle Lido and a free car park. Optionally park here, or follow the road all the way to the beach car park, where you can buy a ticket from the machine.

    Have fun exploring the Towans.
  • beach and pools opposite Asda

    Godolphin Woods

    Dogs allowed all year.

    There is free parking at the entrance, or if that is busy, follow the track down the hill, around the corner is a free parking area.

    The woods have small shallow streams that are fun to paddle in.