V.I.Pets

At Oldfields Farm we love pets! We are located at the foot of the Peak District making it the perfect place for adventurous dog walks. As Handel’s Muse is a bijou cottage it can comfortably accommodate one dog (two on request) for an additional charge of £10 per dog per week. This extra charge allows us to provide you with a special welcome pack, including treats by Marge & Mabel’s Handmade Dog Treats, as well as to pay for additional cleaning required. Please let us know when booking if your V.I.Pet has any dietary requirements so we can personalise their welcome pack. We provide towels and Animology Clean Sheets wipes, cosy throws, food and water bowls, an area with a hose to wash off after muddy walkies and compostable waste bags. We have a lovely enclosed garden where they can run around and play fetch to their heart's content! There is a good selection of maps and booklets with details of dog friendly walks/pubs and we are happy to recommend our favourites. V.I.Pets are very welcome on the sofa in the living room but we kindly ask that they don’t sleep on the bed. We have enough room for you to bring their own beds or we can provide bedding for you, just let us know when you book. We also have space to store any travel crates. For an additional charge we can also arrange dog training sessions with local behaviourist Kirsty Spittels of Spotty Dog Training and Behaviour Advice. She works one-to-one to work on issues such as lead pulling, separation anxiety, basic obedience or more complex problems. We can confidently recommend Kirsty as she helped us when we rehomed Seamus to address some of his anxieties that developed from being in a rescue centre. If you would like to organise a session with Kirsty, please let us know as soon as soon as possible to ensure we can find a date and time that works for everyone. Also, if you wish to have some time without your dog so you can enjoy time in one of the fantastic local restaurants, we can arrange to come and sit with your V.I.Pets in Handel’s Muse, for a small charge and a maximum of four hours. V.I.Pets are free to go anywhere within Handel’s Muse and the enclosed garden but we do ask that dogs remain on a lead in the rest of the grounds so as not to disturb local wildlife, pet cats as well as shire horses and sheep nearby. All V.I.Pets must be fully vaccinated and wormed. Any damage or breakages will be deducted from your £100 good housekeeping deposit.