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Merchant House – LEADing the way in doggy hospitality


Poochy poochy poochy, we love you, yes we do.

Every time a furry, waggy-tailed guest comes padding in through our door it brings a collective smile to the crew of Merchant House, and if we can make your stay in and around Truro a little more canine-orientated, then we’re all for it – after all, Rover’s part of the family!

Sandy fun time

The summer months usually see Cornwall’s beaches enforce a ban on dogs, which from Easter until October can be a bore for those who love to let the barkiest member of the family run free, ears flapping in the sea breeze.

Well, October’s here and now is the time to unclip the lead and let little legs scurry across the sand, flicking it every which way from Sunday – just the way it should be!

Chapel Porth, Gyllyngvase, Maenporth…there are some super beaches not too far from Truro, and don’t worry if you’re not coastally inclined; read about other options for dog owners during a stay at Merchant House, give it a read!


Welcome mats and welcome packs

Complimentary shampoos, newspapers in the lounge, hairdryers…they’re all there to make a guest feel welcome, but how often does your dog get a greeting as warm as this? After all, they’re a guest too!

A tasty snack, treats and a guide to Truro specifically for four legs in our new doggy welcome pack will certainly make for happy paws at Merchant House – we’ll even throw in some all important fussing for good measure!


Lounge lizard? Lounge Labrador!

As you may know, Merchant House runs on coffee and cake, and we pride ourselves on offering all guests this magic combination upon checking in.

Guests with dogs have previously had to get dogs to their rooms before enjoying a generous slice and steaming mug of beans…but not any more!

Our relaxing lounge now welcomes friendly hounds (well behaved owners are essential) meaning that as soon as you check in you can take a seat in front of one of our toasty wood burners with mans best friend beside you and our homemade cake in your hand, delicious!


Merchant Murphy goes viral!

Those of you who know our hotel mascot, Murphy, will be aware of how much he likes to stay up to date with the latest technology – so much so that he’s got his own Instagram account!

He finds it a bit hard to type (what with having paws and all), but he has no problem using a camera – check out his snaps of where he’s been and which of our cakes he’s been trying to resist!

Pug, lab, collie, pointer, scotty, staffy, mastiff…they’re all welcome at Merchant House – come on in for a dog friendly break in Cornwall.