This listing was set live on the 14th December 2021
About the owner
After holidaying on this site, we fell in love with the peace, space and ease of access for dogs to the Tarka Trail and general area. As dog lovers, we want to provide a caravan which puts your dog first. They are an integral part of your family life and so taking them on holiday matters to you and them. So we have considered their needs with a comfortable safe space for them to stretch out in the sunshine, a dog exercise area close by on the site and direct access to the Tarka Trail. Westward Ho! beach is just 30 minutes away for free running sandy walks with Instow, Appledore and other beautiful close by places to explore!
Holiday home facilities
Holiday home facilities
Veranda / Decking
Smart TV, Netflix, Amazon Prime, TV with Freeview in the main bedroom, En-Suite toilet to main bedroom.
*** New for 2023 - We now offer bed linen at £15 per room per stay ***
Nestled amongst trees but south facing for glorious sunshine, our 6 berth dog-friendly caravan is a home from home. The pitch is quiet and secluded and has a 40ft long decked area - perfect for dogs to be loose without having to worry. As we are at the end of a row, there are few passers by which gives you privacy and peace and quiet.
The caravan is a generous 36' x 12' with a large spacious living room which sits six easily and houses a pull out double bed. With a lovely modern fire, nights can be cosy while watching the 40" Smart TV with Netflix, Amazon Prime and lots of streaming apps included. There is also free wifi included too.
The kitchen is well equipped with everything you need for cooking but there are take always close by too - you are on holiday after all! We provide a few basic bits and bobs but all your cleaning products will be provided including disposable, fully bio-degradable towels. There is also a dishwasher to make life easier as well as a microwave, toaster and kettle. We've included basic condiments too.
The twin bedroom is at the rear of the caravan and so you can sit outside on the decking with a glass of wine not having to worry about disturbing the little ones as they sleep. In this room, there is overhead storage and a wardrobe with mirror. There is also a mirror with plug socket for styling your hair.
The shower room has a large shower cubicle, basin and toilet with a towel radiator to keep things toasty! It can be a little hot so be careful of bare bums!
The master bedroom is very spacious and could easily fit a travel cot if needed (not provided). With a Freeview television and a generous en-suite toilet, this really is a comfortable space to rest and recover from a day cycling or walking along the Tarka Trail. There is a large dressing table with plug sockets for your convenience.
We have a seated area for relaxing at night, an outside dining table and a storage container where we provide you with buckets and spades and 'holiday' bits and bobs. Not only saving you money, but the planet from excessive plastic waste.
Reviews from Facebook:
"Having previously had doggy holidays I can honestly say this is the most beautiful caravan I have stopped in and has impeccable facilities. Josie has thought of everything right down to the free Wi-Fi, Amazon and Netflix’s account and even board games and jigsaws (which on one rainy day I completed). The caravan is well situated in a end quiet plot and beautiful situated close to the Trail which we enjoyed walking on a couple of occasions."
"The caravan was very clean (my wife has very high standards ????) is really spacious and extremely well equipped. Us, our two children and two dogs had such a wonderful time creating some amazing memories that will last forever."
"If you're looking for a calm, peaceful getaway in the stunning North of Devon then I highly recommend the Paws-a-While caravan on the Smytham Manor site!
This caravan is kitted out for families with furry friends, by the very obviously dog loving owners! But even though we don't have a dog (much to our son's dismay!) we enjoyed a perfect week here and there were no doggy aromas at all. The caravan is in the perfect spot, surrounded by trees and with a stunning walk at the end of the woodland path, not overlooked and with a well equipped decking area for enjoying the sunshine.
The site has two outdoor heated pools, a games room and a bar, with very friendly and helpful staff. The beautiful beaches are a short drive away, and the surrounding towns are lovely too. I will certainly be adding this to my list of preferred places! xxx"
Holiday park facilities
Holiday park facilities
Heated outdoor swimming pool, dog walking / exercise area, children's play room, outdoor play area, direct access to the Tarka Trail, large playing area.
Based on 1 guest ratings
Date of stay - 10 Nov 2021 - 14 Nov 2021
I had the pleasure in staying in Josie's caravan in November when I was viewing properties in the local area. Although it was winter, the caravan was warm and cosy and the heating was fantastic. Josie went out of her way to ensure all my needs were catered for and was available to answer any questions. The caravan is spacious and, although on a large complex, is situated in a lovely spot not overlooked and a great feeling of calm and privacy. Josie has gone out of her way to provide everything you would need on a holiday with an emergency pack for those little things that we might forget not only for us humans, but also if anyone is travelling with a pet dog. I would highly recommend a stay here.
Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure to host you and you’re welcome back anytime! Josie