Awards and in the Media

Delighted to be able to share that Whitebeam has been named as a finalist for South West Tourism Excellence Awards. Only 3 businesses from all the regional award winners for Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Bath, Bristol, Somerset, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall have been put forward by the independent South West awards panel for our category so to say we are completely blown away would be an underestimation!!!

I am delighted to say that we won Silver for The Devon Tourism Award for their New Tourism Business Award! There are so many outstanding new businesses in Devon so to get to win Solver is such an accolade.

We have been honoured with the title of South Devon's Best Dog-Friendly Self-Catering Holiday Home for 2023, as recognised by the Resorts & Retreats Awards!

We're absolutely thrilled!! We've made it to the finals of the PetQuip Awards 2023 and
 are in the running for the Business Service of the Year Award. Can you believe we're in the same league as international heavyweights like Pedigree? My mind is officially blown!

We are thrilled to announce that Whitebeam has been featured in the June 2023 edition of Your Dog magazine in its article on Holidays for Senior Dogs. As the first property reviewed and the only one in the South West, we are honored to have been recognized by such a reputable publication.

WHITEBEAM WOOD SLAPTON, DEVON This large, detached cottage with sea views welcomes unlimited numbers of dogs of any breed.

“It’s all about the dogs at Whitebeam!” said owner Emma Newey, who has three Gordon Setters. “Three of the four bedrooms and the living areas are on the ground floor, and a 1.2-acre garden and wood surround the house. This is securely enclosed with 5ft fencing, so perfect for oldies to gently explore.

“Dogs are welcome on sofas, or on beds if you bring your own bedding or pay a small laundry charge. All the floors are wood, but we researched wood with a lot of grain to make them less slippery and coated them with non-slip varnish.

“We can also provide visitors with details of an amazing, registered dog-sitter for older dogs who may not manage a long day out.

“The house is south facing, with a sun terrace and gorgeous sea views. There is a three-mile-long beach outside the village, which makes a great short walk or an even shorter drive, and both pubs in the village love dogs.”

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In July 2023 we were delighted to be featured along with Rill House (our other Slapton holiday home) in London Luxury Life's special summer pet edition, the only holiday homes in the publication! You can read our double spread in the online publication here on page 110-111

Emma was invited in Spring 2023 to be interviewed by Alexis Conran for a program regarding holiday scams. As an Admin of multiple "book your holiday" Facebook groups and a holiday home owner who solely accepts direct bookings and promotes through social media, Emma shared valuable insights. In her interview, she shed light on how to identify a scammer on Social Media. Previously she also wrote a blog in which she provided advice on avoiding holiday scams. You can find the blog for more detailed information here.

We would love to welcome you to stay please let us know if you have any questions for our pricing click here and then choose 'Show More' at the bottom. To see our availability click here. We only take direct bookings so contact us to book your dog welcoming holiday