Welcome to Haviland Cottage
A luxury holiday cottage nestled in pretty Bonchurch village, near Ventnor, Isle of Wight
The Isle of Wight offers amazing walks for holidaying with your pet dogs
Haviland Cottage welcomes up to two dogs. Located near Ventnor, we have spent a lot of time thinking about how to make your holiday a wonderful experience for you and your pets. So, expect waggy tales and lots of love from the furry members of your family.
We will admit that we are slightly dog mad, and up to December 2022, we have been focused on Golden Retrievers , and at the moment have a gang of six , who love the cottage . However, we have decided to branch out and now have a new addition - a gorgeous Bernese Mountain Dog Puppy with a wonderful character , and so cute - we have decided to make Bella our Mascot
outdoor spaces to run and play
Doggy day room
Doggy bag treats
Wilma & Kiki , our Schnauzer guests, proudly garding the Entrance Terrace . Photo taken from our large front garden.
Woody the Goldendoodle at attention at the dog photo spot , with Saint Boniface Down ( the highest point on the island ) as the backdrop.
Ziggy , one of our smaller guests in our photo spot !
Oakley another Golden Guest at Haviland Cottage..
One of the much-loved features of Haviland Cottage is the unique dog snug, complete with a day-bed, moveable dog beds, a watering station and even a Smart TV!
We have teamed up with Nikita's Pet Services, who can provide Dog walking, sitting and grooming service at Haviland Cottage , so if you a planning a full day excersion , or perhas a day at the Isle of Wight Music Festival your dog can be professionally looked after !
Your dogs will have freedom to roam around the ground floor. We have Italian limestone which will be spotless for your arrival and easy to clean. Your pets will also love the underfloor heating.
There is also plenty of outdoor space around the property, including 3/4 acres of secluded and dog secure gardens and terraces, most behind 7 foot high thick stone walls. The back garden is on several levels , proven to be dog secure from your escape artists , and you can gain direct access to the dog snug. The large front garden is flat , behind thick stone walls , however it does have an ornamental pond ( which has metal grills ) which you may need to keep an eye on if your dog likes water!
Your pets will love the walks around here. We recommend a walk to St Boniface down, its the highest point on the island and directly behind the cottage. There are also lots of wonderful walks to be enjoyed down to the coastal paths and a literary walk around the village which proved inspirational for Charles Dickens when he stayed in the area.
The Island's Official Tourism Wesite has produced a wonderful guide for dogs "If your four-legged friend could choose their favourite holiday destination in the UK, we’d bet it would be the Isle of Wight. We’re one of the most dog-friendly places to visit, with a massive variety of walks around our coastlines, beaches to be sniffed, places to be explored and acres of downland and woodland to be scampered on. Dogs are welcome on most of our beaches all year round and there are loads of places to eat at and stay in that would be honoured to host your pooch – as well as you, of course. "
Both companies allow dogs to stay un-accompanied in your car during the crossing , however if you do this, please disable any movement alert alarms in the car, and on windy days car alarms go off due to the ships movement, which could distress your dogs .
We recommend taking your dogs upstairs with you , both Red Funnel and WightL allow dogs on the outer decks , and they also have dedicated Pet Friendly lounges with hard flooring, and water bowls for your dogs. Travelling in these lounges is also fun, often the most sociable parts of the ferries!
Here are their Dog Guides:
Our handy tip - dont forget the poo bags - or treats for the journey !
We are accredited by Visit England as a Dog Friendly Property , and we provide details in our Guest Information Pack:
- Local Vets able to see dogs of guests staying at Haviland Cottage
- Pet Supplies Shops
- Dog Friendly Eateries
- Dog Friendly Beaches
13th December 2022
We are thrilled to be awarded Silver at the prestigous Beautiful South Tourism Awards for Dog Friendly Business of the Year 2022/23.
Photo by Nick Willams.
7th December 2022
We are delighted to announce that Haviland Cottage was one of three Finalists in the Self Catering and Cottages Category in the national awards from Dog Friendly Magazine.