Daisy loves exploring different places and sniffing new scents so we try to get away as much as we can!
Here's how we got on at the Mill at Conder Green in Lancaster.
WHAT’S IT LIKE?
It’s a lovely old converted mill which dates back to 1740, located just off the Lancaster Canal’s Glasson Branch.
Inside the hotel is modern with a large function suite for weddings and cosy bar and restaurant area - where dogs are welcome.
Staff are lovely and make a real fuss of all the dog guests.
Daisy joined us at breakfast and sat quietly, knowing if she was on her best behaviour, she’d get some sausage and bacon!
Food is tasty and locally sourced. If I was to have one small gripe, it would be the bread. It’s just plain sliced loaf and lets the rest of the lovely food down.
The rooms are stylishly decorated, spacious and airy with lovely views of the canal.
We put Daisy’s bed on the window ledge so she could watch the world go by.
The Mill At Conder Green in Lancaster
Is there plenty of nice walks?
Yes, there's lots of delightful walks for both dogs and fur parents alike. We took a gentle stroll along the Lune Estuary and through beautiful woodland, along a flat and accessible bridlepath.
If you fancy a short, there and back amble, it's perfect and there's a lovely little cafe in the car park too, or you can try the Stork Pub or the Mill.
We carried on for about six miles until we got to Lancaster, with the last mile taking us along the canal towpath. You'll see plenty of other dogs too!
Is there lots to see and do for dogs?
There’s a family run pet shop called Cosy Dogs and they make fleece harnesses, coats and soft collars and leads.
Their range is designed to minimise chafing and can be customised too, so worth a visit.
We went on a weekend and nipped to the market pet stall, where Daisy picked up a travel bed and some chicken sausages for less than a fiver!
So she was content and comfy while we had a few pints in The Pub - which is a rock bar.
It’s got 1970s and 1980s memorabilia all over the wall and has tribute acts on most weekends too.
Staff there are super friendly and Daisy was made very welcome.
Daisy in The Pub with Tommy!
Please save me some pie!
And for the humans?
Yes, there's lots of nice places to eat and drink and we dined out twice.
For lunch, we had tomato and red pepper soup and a sandwich at the George and Dragon which was really tasty and not too over-facing.
For two meals and a lager and cider it was less than £20.
For dinner, we went to The Stork pub which was a short walk from our hotel.
Both of us had steak pie and chips. Again, it was good, home cooked grub made fresh on site.
Just what you need after a long day of walking (and a few drinks obvs).
Daisy flaked out by the fire and gobbled up our leftovers!
WOULD YOU GO BACK?
Yes, we both love walking, as does Daisy, and she settled there very quickly.
It’s close to the M6 motorway and not too far from the Lake District. The Mill is really reasonably priced too.