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In the Dog House

The Dog House in Margate must be one of the most doggy friendly B&Bs in the country. Here’s how it all came about…

Doghouse Margate is owned and run by Fe and Mel Duhaney-Keown, both native Londoners. They married in August 2014 and settled in East London. During this time they bought a loving French bulldog into their lives by the name of Thierry, named after Fe’s favourite football player from her beloved Arsenal football club. Mel, who has the gift of turning her hand to most things, worked within the financial sector and Fe a nationally recognised basketball coach collectively decided to leave the fast-paced London life behind them so, they Marie Kondo’d their lives and made the move to Margate, having brought the property in 2018. During their two-year renovation period, Fe and Mel wanted to restore as many of the original features as possible, while applying a paired back look that would assist with welcoming guests to enjoy the tranquillity of living by the sea.

And what’s in it for your four legged friend?

On arrival you will be welcomed with opened paws, you will be gifted your very own selection of hypoallergenic treats. Created by canine master chef Ruby Ruffs Doggy Deli.

If you’re feeling tired why not take a snooze? The premium memory foam beds respond to your body heat and pressure giving you the most comfortable sleep experience. After a fabulous night’s sleep, you can enjoy a choice between succulent sausage and bacon or selection of fine raw or dry foods. For the more diet conscious, if preferred they can store and prepare your own.

After breakfast, you can feel the soft sand between your paws just 500 meters down the road. Enjoy all the fun, of the vast dog-friendly beaches Margate has to offer. Perhaps you might like to wander into the Old Town later with your two-legged companion and enjoy the many drinking spots in various shops and cafes (many of which will offer you the odd treat). If you’re not up for all that action why not hang out with Thierry and his two-legged companions. You will have healthy treats, snuggle time and the run of the garden.

Whilst Margate is slowly becoming the most dog-friendly seaside town in the UK, there are a few places which don’t allow our four-legged friends. For that, Fe and Mel offer a dog-sitting service. Your dog will spend its time playing, snuggling, exploring and resting with Thierry (and them). Your dog will never be left alone.

For further information and to book THE DOG HOUSE

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