DOGS AND WALKING
Quiet, friendly, well-behaved dogs are welcome.
Your dog is welcome to stay with you in The Old Dairy or The Shippon. Maximum two dogs. There is a one-off charge of £10.00 per dog.
Dogs are not to be left unattended at any time in any of the rooms, so please keep your dog with you at all times. If you wish to request a dog sitting service please contact Nicky BEFORE your stay.
Both The Old Dairy and The Shippon have their own secure outside areas for dogs. Assistance dogs are welcome to stay in Merebank. All assistance dogs stay free of charge.
Walks from the doorstep
You are welcome to walk through our garden to access the 5-acre plantation woodland which offers one of the many ways to reach the Shropshire Union Canal towpath, as well as offering beautiful woodland walks.
Walk 100 metres up Sandy Lane, which runs in front of the farmhouse, and you will come to Castlefields, which has beautiful views over The Mere and is a great place for dog walks. From here you can access the Arboretum which takes you down to The Mere (it is necessary to cross a main road) and walk along The Promenade into the Cremorne Gardens.
Sandy Lane was once the original ‘main’ road into Ellesmere, though it is now a quieter country lane. A walk along this lane gives you a view across The Mere in one direction and over the Blackwater Meadow Marina and the rolling Shropshire countryside to the other. Sandy Lane takes you past Love Lane on your left (which, with it being a narrow lane with high walls on each side, you may not wish to drive down!), and into the heart of Ellesmere and past the oldest buildings of this friendly, market town.
The Shropshire Union and Llangollen canal towpath meanders through the beautiful North Shropshire countryside and offers long, flat, peaceful walks; and the Shropshire Way (a county walk) passes along the boundary of Mereside Farm land.
Being a few miles from the Welsh Borders there are ample opportunities to get onto Offa’s Dyke, the Ceiriog Trail or one of the many footpaths which criss-cross the farmland and woods.