We made it to Brugge via Brussel – on the slow train. Actually our train to Brugge, of all the trains, was cancelled. Anyway we managed to get on the next train and arrived at The Dog House! No, I did not arrive in a bicycle!
Roxy and Dexter greeted us with excitable barks – very appropriate for a “Dog House”But Roxy, a mini schnauzer and wired fox terrier cross did not take a liking to me. 🙁 We had a little brawl and I was scared of her even though I am bigger. But I am usually a wimp whenever it comes to fights.It’s probably because she’s a girl and she doesn’t like having another in her house. Most of the time, she prefers to steal Dexter’s bone.
He wanted to show me the outdoor seating next to the part that they’ve made into a green roof – which was very conducive to my needing to relief myself – though I don’t think that was the intention!!!! Oops! I walked out gingerly to the edge of the roof – to look down at Roxy who had been locked outside in the back patio. She was definitely in the “dog house” for not being very welcoming.We checked out our eclectic Terrace RoomMummy just thought everything was so different.Just the little touchesAnd effects.She was taking it all in. (photography courtesy of The Dog House)
Downstairs in the front of the house is the lounge and the adjoining breakfast room … lots of lovely smells from the kitchen as breakfast was being cooked
Alas, Roxy and Dexter were inside which meant it was out-of-bounds for me. Good morning!!!!
On offer is a full English breakfast but Mummy thought she should start on her after-the-holiday diet with a protein meal!
Lots of doggy themed things aroundThere’s an honour bar for hoomans and us doggies!And I thought a beer might be appropriate since we’re in Belgium.While Roxy and Dexter were having a tug-o-war over a dog-bone – tsk! tsk!And across from the Dog House is a small park. We needed to walk across the bridge to get to it. Along the way I caught up with some local news.That’s the view of The Dog House from the parkThis is the The Dog House family – Susie with Dexter and Nick with Roxy.But I wanted a photo with them too!
Roxy’s all concerned while Dexter is chilled.
So this B&B was definitely living up to its name. We loved it!
May’s comment: The Dog House only opened for business January this year. Owned and run by an English couple who uprooted and moved to Brugge. All the interiors have been carefully curated by Susie – a feast for the eyes. There’s nothing “ordinary” – everything is not of the expected but beautifully put together.Even though I was disappointed at first that I didn’t get the grey Canal Room, in the end, I really enjoyed sitting outside on the roof in the Terrace Room, especially late in the night when I was done blogging and all packed – ready to make our journey home.The Dog House was a perfect transition back to the real world after ten days of just hopping from one destination to another. It had been an eventful ten days, varied experiences, enjoyable meet-ups with friends and almost hassle-free dog-travelling. The unexpected solitary moments sitting on the rooftop looking up at the starlit skies provided time for reflection. Already the list of things I must do is growing and things to go back to. It’s been a very enjoyable trip and would have been quite different if not for Darcy. There was just something comforting about walking with her along the many streets in the various European cities and towns, exploring together was so much more enjoyable for me.
The Dog House provided a lovely end to a memorable trip –
A truly lovely getaway – something different form the hustle bustle of established hotels.