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We love dogs at High Oaks Grange, so that's why nine of our twelve self-catering properties dog-friendly. Many of our guests have loved bringing their four-legged friends on holiday with them, especially because we have plenty of dog-friendly eateries and attractions in the local area. Read on for some of our favourites!

Dog-Friendly Attractions

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We're lucky to have the North York Moors National Park quite literally on our doorstep, meaning there is a huge amount of scenic countryside for you and your dogs to explore. We're also very close to Dalby Forest, whose long, meandering trails can provide endless exercise for even the most energetic of pups. Exploring through the delightful moorland nature reserve of Fen Bog is another fresh-air activity for humans and dogs alike. 

If you enjoy a dog-friendly day out with a historical twist, we highly recommend a visit to Pickering Castle. Used throughout the centuries as a royal hunting lodge, holiday home, and stud farm by a succession of medieval kings, it's a must-see attraction in the local area. And why not pay a visit to Eden Camp History Museum? Housed in the buildings and grounds of an original WWII Prisoner of War Camp, a visit to this unique museum will transport you back to wartime Britain.

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We're also well-situated for some days out to the Yorkshire coast. In just 30 minutes, you can drive to the popular seaside towns of Whitby, Robin Hood's Bay, Filey and Scarborough, for some fresh air and blasts down the beach! And did you know? The North Bay Beach in Scarborough is a Blue Flag beach, meaning it is one of the best in Europe for the cleanliness of the sand and water, facilities and safety! Filey is a lovely beach for the family to explore, having been named in the top 6 beaches in the world for families! A sculpture trail surrounds the bay, and there are fascinating rock pools in abundance.

Does your holiday involve children and animals? It's easy to keep little ones entertained at Flamingo Land Resort; a popular family funpark with an extensive zoo and 100s of attractions. And when it's time to calm everybody down, we recommend a trip to Wolds Way Lavender. It's a joy to stroll through the fields of this unique lavender farm, which also features a distillery, tearoom, shop, and a miniature railway!

It's likely that all this exploring will work up an appetite, which means you'll be needing some...


Dog-Friendly Restaurants

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Eat, drink and be merry in some of the fabulous dog-friendly eateries in the area, (when you're not making the most of your well-equipped kitchen back at High Oaks Grange, that is!). 

Some of our favourite places to eat out with dogs in tow are:

Caffè Stop, Pickering - Perfect for a tasty breakfast or a spot of lunch, Caffè Stop serve up a fantastic full English, tasy sandwiches and toasties, warming soups, and some rather lovely scones! Great coffee, too. 

The New Inn, Thornton-le-Dale - Since a change in ownership and quality. We can no longer recommend this establishment.

The Buck Inn, Thornton-le-Dale - All food on offer is home cooked on the premises by a talented team of chefs, including their famously delicious pies! Cask Marque. Pets are welcome in the bar and lounge areas.

The Plough Inn, Wombleton - The Plough serves the very best of Yorkshire ales, great wines and mouthwatering meals from a Head Chef and team passionate about fresh ingredients and locally sourced foods. Well behaved dogs welcome!

Feast Deli & Café, Pickering - This quirky local café is a fantastic place to grab a bite to eat and a coffee. We particularly love their homemade burgers! Dogs welcome.

Capplemans Fish & Chips, Pickering - You and your dog can both enjoy a trip to Capplemans for a tasty fish supper! Expect large portions, lovely chips, and very happy tummies. 

Olivia Rose of Yorkshire, Pickering - This rustic coffee shop serves delicious hot and cold drinks, homemade cakes, scones and snacks. They also have a wide range of local crafts for sale. Dogs very welcome. 


Our Dog-Friendly Properties

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All of our dog-friendly properties are spacious and welcoming for pups of all shapes and sizes. Whether you're staying in The Grange or a glamping pod, your pets are sure to feel at home. Those who require extra peace-of-mind will be glad to know that all of our cottages have fully enclosed gardens. Here is the full list of all our dog-friendly properties:

  • The Grange - our beautiful 5* converted farmhouse with six en-suite bedrooms, which sleeps up to 12

  • Dalby Cottage - our largest 5* cottage with an enclosed garden, which sleeps up to 6

  • Keldy Cottage - a 5* luxury cottage with an enclosed garden, sleeping up to 4

  • Rosedale Cottage - a 5* luxury cottage with an enclosed garden, sleeping up to 4

  • Pheasant Lodge -  one of our 4* woodland lodges, which sleeps up to 4

  • Buzzard Lodge - one of our 4* woodland lodges, which sleeps up to 4

  • Barn Owl Lodge - one of our 4* woodland lodges, which sleeps up to 4

  • Family Glamping Pods - all of our family-sized glamping pods, sleeping up to 4

  • Double Glamping Pods - all of our cosy double glamping pods, sleeping up to 2

We normally allow up to two dogs in each property, and each dog is charged at a rate of £8 per night. As well as covering extra cleaning fees, this pup-payment also includes a doggy welcome pack.





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