Bringing your canine friends

Young woman holding a border collie dog on a lead in autumn

We love furry friends here at Knightshayes. You can find some more information about where you can take them below. We ask that dogs should be kept on a lead in the parkland areas adjacent to the driveway, for their own safety. Elsewhere in the parkland, and the woodland, dogs may be exercised off the lead and kept under close control. It's also important to be aware of other visitors; some people are uncomfortable around even the friendliest dog.

Bringing furry friends to Knightshayes

We want everyone to have a fantastic time when they visit Knightshayes with their canine companions. To make sure we can continue welcoming dogs, we ask that visitors take a quick glance at our dog policy so everyone knows what to expect.

Knightshayes Dog Policy (PDF / 0.7MB) download

Taking care

Much of the time there is livestock grazing in our fields and at those times, we would expect all owners to ensure their dogs are on the lead. We ask that you take special care during lambing. 

When not in a field with livestock, dogs are permitted off the lead when in an enclosed field or the Impey woods. Otherwise dogs are to be kept on a lead in the parkland adjacent to the house, driveway and stables. 

Where can we go?

Download this guide to find out where you can take your pooch when visiting Knightshayes.
A guide for dogs at Knightshayes (PDF / 0.6MB) download

Keeping it clean

Please help Knightshayes remain a beautiful place for all by being responsible and clearing up after your dog. There are dog waste bins next to most pedestrian entrance and exit points of the estate.

Woman removing child's wellies from the back of a car

Do I need to pre-book? 

The house, gardens, parkland, café and shop at Knightshayes are open.

We've introduced advance booking to keep everyone safe and maintain social distancing. To avoid disappointment please book in advance, especially at busier times such as weekends and bank holidays. However, where space is available, pre-booking may not always be necessary.

Please see our opening times for details about what’s open and when.

Pre-booking does not guarantee entry to the house, timed tickets for the house can be collected on arrival.