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Barn Owl Cottage

Opened JUNE 2017

We invite you to holiday in Cambridgeshire in this luxury, totally dog-friendly, detached cottage with its hot tub and secure private garden. See more pictures and reviews on our Facebook page @developingdogsholidays

You can also see more details, photos, and reviews on our dedicated website

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*** Very little availability left for 2017! Use Promo Code 2017FINAL for 5% off any remaining dates until 22nd December 2017 ***

Situated alongside our internationally recognised Developing Dogs Training Centre, you can be sure your dogs will be welcome, not just tolerated. No limits on the number of dogs, size, breed or other restrictions, and no additional charges either.

Included in your stay is pre-booked access to our 8 acre field, and exclusive use of a smaller paddock as well as your own garden. You can even book a bespoke training package for when you’re here. Check out our workshops and classes to see what’s already running, or email us for a bespoke package. Training packages are generally available Tuesday – Thursday but please check first

Despite our rural location, we are just 5 minutes from the historic city of Ely, 20 minutes from Cambridge and an hour’s drive to the wonderful Norfolk beaches. The best of all worlds.

We look forward to welcoming you to White Cross Farm for your next holiday.

Our beds are large and comfortable with fluffy duvets and a choice of pillows. Our kitchen is well stocked, with good quality equipment (and sharp knives!).

And the views from the rear of the cottage are spectacular. The big skies of the Fens are sight to behold; and our rural location means no light pollution. Perfect for a bit of star-gazing from your hot-tub.


One superking size bedroom with views over the hot tub and fields to the rear.
One superking / twin bedroom to the front of the cottage.


Fully fitted kitchen with (we hope!) everything you need including cutlery, crockery, pots & pans, roasting tins, cake tins, scales, utensils, cafetiere, food storage boxes, tea towels, scourers, cloths, cleaning spray, hand soap, foil, clingfilm, kitchen roll, bin bags, tea, ground coffee, oil, vinegar, salt & pepper.

Kitchen is open plan to the seating area, with dining table and chairs for 4, bespoke corner sofa, wood-burning stove (with logs included), tv with freeview, dvd player, usb / bluetooth speaker, digital radio.
Outside the floor to ceiling windows is the patio area with hot tub,, sofa, table and chairs, and BBQ, all in the fully enclosed secure garden with astroturf.

Comfortable bedrooms with choice of pillows, luxury duvets, cotton bedlinen, throws (for canine companions who sleep on beds), wardrobes and drawers.

Large bathroom including full size bath with powerful shower over, heated towel rail, towels, soap, shower & bath gel, loo roll, cleaning equipment.

The cottage has underfloor heating, via an air-source heat pump so we’re environmentally friendly too.
Also included are a selection of books, information about local shops, pubs and things to see & do. Free wifi.


Dogs are properly welcome here with no limit on size, breed or number and no extra charges. The fridge freezer is full size, with plenty of room for raw food, and our local pet shop Isle of Pets will even deliver your food to the cottage if needed. Dog towels for drying off muddy paws are included, plus a selection of throws for beds and sofa so that your dogs can sleep anywhere they want.

There’s even a dog shower if they really need to clean off before coming inside. The flooring is non-slip vinyl – warm and cosy underfoot, easy to clean. The gardens are laid to astroturf and fenced to 6ft, and there is at least 4m between fences to the field / other cottages so even the most nervous of dogs should feel safe and secure in their private garden. Poo bin provided for clearing up after your dogs.

We provide up to 6 collar tags with our contact details for your dogs to wear while they are on their holidays.

We don’t routinely provide dog beds, or bowls, as we know from experience that most dogs prefer their own home comforts, however we always have spares if you need them.

Our welcome hamper includes a selection of local treats for dogs and humans.

Your next great holiday starts here.


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