We're not just Dog Tolerant...
We're Dog Friendly!
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While many of our guests like Merchant House for our central Truro location, or our ability to accommodate bicycles, other guests like us for being dog friendly.

We welcome all dogs big and small; we have a limited number of rooms allocated for our guests that wish to bring their dogs on a holiday in Cornwall, therefore if you are thinking of bringing your four legged friend on their dog-cation please book direct with the Hotel Reception Team on 01872 272450, please note a £10 per dog, per night charge will be applied.

We invite all of our guests with dogs to come and join us in our additional breakfast room where you’ll be able to sit together while you enjoy a full English Breakfast to set you up for any adventure!
Our Lounge/ Bar area is dog friendly after Breakfast so you can enjoy sitting by the toasty, crackling log burner enjoying a delicious afternoon treat with tea/coffee whilst your doggy enjoys chews and treats from our treat jar every afternoon. You can also relax in our Lounge/ Bar area in the evenings and order in a take-away if you don’t feel like venturing out!

Please note we do not allow dogs to be left unattended in the bedrooms at any time or to be left in any cars. However if you would like a doggy free day out please read on further where you will find local doggy day care information.

Your bedroom can be equipped upon request with bowls and treats to save you packing them, and we’ll even hand you a doggy pack when you arrive detailing all the best places to take your pooch—from restaurants to dog friendly beaches in Cornwall!

We are also the only Hotel in Cornwall to offer an outdoor heated doggy wash designed specially for their mucky paws after a day in the Cornish countryside! If you’d like to use our Dog Wash, just ask reception for some towels and doggy shampoo and you can step outside to a lovely warm shower area.

If you are looking for a Dog Friendly Restaurant, here is a handy list. Not all taxi companies are dog friendly, we recommend you use a2b Taxis.

Here at Merchant House we stock doggy bandanas made by a local Cornish company ‘Proper Dog’.  And here is Merchant House Pooch Murphy showing off his Cornish bandana!

We have all different sizes and a variety of patterns in stock here at the Hotel but be sure to check out their Facebook page to contact them for bespoke orders and to have a look through the various bandanas they have on offer for your pooch! Click here to visit them on Facebook

Skrufts of Truro

Does your dog need a holiday when you do? A hair cut to stay healthy? Day care whilst you go out and about exploring? Skrufts can handle all your needs. Contact Rosie 🐾 now 07854 446925
or click here to visit their Facebook Page

Escape the Crate – for dog-free days out


escape the crate

Escape the Crate offer a day-care service for guests who fancy a dog-free day out as sometimes not everyone welcomes dogs as much as we do which can be a bit restricting when on holiday.  Escape the Crate is a small family run business situated in 7 acres of land on the outskirts of Truro. They understand that your dog is a member of your family and pride themselves on creating a home from home atmosphere whilst your dog is in their care.

Guests can relax in the knowledge their pooch is being well cared for and then return to Merchant House for a snuggle by the wood burner with a doggy treat upon their return!

For further information on Escape the Crate or to book please visit their website www.escapethecrate.co.uk


Muddy Paws Cornwall

Muddy Paws Cornwall

Michelle, Daisy and Debbie run Muddy Paws Cornwall (a self employed dog walking business). They offer a professional, fully insured dog walking and pet sitting service. Daisy also offers a great grooming service.

So if you are on holiday and are unable to take your dog with you for the day, why not call them and they will collect your four legged friend from Merchant House and take them on some lovely walks in the Cornish countryside, with some of their doggie friends, then will be returned to you all tuckered out!

For more information please find their card in our “Doggie pack” which you will be given upon check-in, or contact them online: www.muddypawscornwall.co.uk


Our Tips for a Dog Friendly Holiday

Your doggy pack will detail all the best places for you and your dog to visit in Cornwall together. But our team are also on hand to offer you some tips! Whether it’s a crisp dog friendly beach walk, a wintery wooded adventure, or a day strolling across the moors, the Merchant House hotel team will help you plan your perfect dog friendly Truro break!

Our Tips

Our Dog Friendly Rooms!

Here at Merchant House we only have a selected number of dog friendly rooms which all vary in size, layout and facilities as shown in the photo.
Please give Reception a call on 01872 272450 to discuss all of our various dog friendly rooms and which is most suitable for your stay!