About Dogs

Wharton Lodge Cottages and Dogs


We are only too pleased to allow your dog to accompany you to Grosvenor or Harewood. Whilst we appreciate most of our guests would not permit their pets to run free over the property, we have experienced some problems in recent months and have no wish to withdraw the facility. For reasons of hygiene and consideration to future guests, we would ask that you be mindful of the following:

  • Please do not allow your dog on the sofas, chairs or beds
  • Please ensure that your dog is kept on a lead in the main courtyard and walled garden. We do sometimes have ewes in the park.
  • Please ensure the garden is free from any 'doggy mess'. In the outhouse you will find plastic bags hanging in a wall basket for poop-scooping and the tall silver pedal bin is for disposal
  • If you would like to wash your dog's paws following a muddy walk, feel free to use the hose pipe at the side of the garage or the hose by the park gates
  • When going out for a long period of time, please do not leave your dog in the property if they are likely to fret


Dog food and treats may be purchased at Lea Stores or at the three pet shops in Ross – Creature Comforts on Gloucester Road, Wynnstay Farm Products on Alton Road or Baileys at Ross Labels roundabout.


You will find links to numerous walks in the area as well as maps on your cottage digital guest book. My favourite walk is up May Hill, a must on a clear day. ///circulate.deferring.maddening Take the A40 towards Gloucester and after the Farmers Boy pub take the 2nd turning on the left called Barrel Lane. Follow this lane quite a way and take the first turning on the right (tarmac road). The road starts to climb past some houses, then take the next turn left. Follow along over a cattle-grid and you will see a parking bay on your left. The walk, opposite where you park, takes you up to a coppice of trees from where you can see several counties if visibility is good.

After your walk you may want to visit the Glass House at May Hill. At the Glass House although dogs are not allowed inside the pub there is a delightful beer garden where your dog can join you for some refreshments…… There is also an excellent Bakery in Longhope (Wednesday to Saturday) where you can sit outside or treat yourself to baked goodies to enjoy back at Wharton Lodge.

Your dog may also join you at The Alma in Linton, Moody Cow in Upton Bishop, Kilcot Inn towards Newent, Mill Race Walford, Kings Head, or Royal Hotel in Ross-on-Wye or Loughpool Inn Sellack. Dogs are also welcome at Eastnor Castle (limited opening times) and Goodrich Castle.

We have books 'Holly’s Walks' and 'Sammy and Me' suggesting circular walks with a dog, in the Forest of Dean. Please ask Nicky if you would like to borrow a copy during your stay.

Details on numerous local walks may also be found on www.visitdeanwye.co.uk/things-to-do/walking

Veterinary Clinic

There is an excellent veterinary clinic within 5 minutes of Wharton Lodge at Chase Vets, Hildersley. The clinic offers 24 hour emergency cover and the telephone no. is 01989 562251. (A back-up is Vine Tree Vets in Ross on 01989 562115)

We hope your dog has a very enjoyable holiday.


January 2021

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Nicky Cross

  • Address: Wharton Lodge, Weston-under-Penyard, Herefordshire HR9 7JX
  • Phone: +44 (0) 1989 750140 Mobile: +44 (0) 7761 502674
  • Email: [email protected]

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