Dog Friendly Request
We are trying to obtain planning permission to build two houses specifically for pets and their owners, we recognise that almost 25% of the population of Northern Ireland and indeed the UK own pets, and with the advent of pet passports more European visitors will be looking for accommodation that are willing to accept pets. Update: As of the 8th of May 2012 we have won our appeal to build two houses specifically for pet owners 400 metres from our other properties at www.torybush.com
We are considering dedicating two houses at Dundrum Bay Holiday Homes that can be used by pets and their owners. These are houses 7 and 8 which I believe we can fence off individually to still allow children and others to safely avail of the large communal garden in front of the other houses, any views on this change would be welcome. Update: We now do take pets in at Dundrum Bay Holiday Homes, in House 7 which sleeps 6 persons and House 8 which sleeps 4 and we will apply a two person only discount on either house if only two people and their pets are staying. We will charge a supplement of £15 per dog up to a maximum of two dogs per house no matter how long the duration of the stay a weekend or a fortnight.
One of the arguments that the planners will listen to is that there is a ‘defined’ need for the type of tourist accommodation, but as of yet they have failed to accept our word that people are actively out there searching for ‘dog friendly’ accommodation. If you have a view on this or would use such accommodation if it was provided please use the comment box to let us know.