Horses, dogs, cats and birds - your furry and feathered (and even hairy and scaly) family members are most welcome at Diamond Forest Cottages. Diamond Forest Cottage’s pet friendly accommodation - Forest and Bluegum Cottages, are well equipped to provide you with all the essentials you would expect of quality self contained accommodation, along with some modern conveniences to ensure your stay, is outstanding, such as LCD flat screen television, stereo system/dvd player with iPod docking station and reverse cycle air conditioning. They are also meticulously clean and comfortable.The pet friendly Forest and Bluegum cottages each have a 2m high, 6m x 6m outdoor grassed enclosure of chain link wire mesh; with direct access from inside the cottage through a sliding glass door onto the gated veranda and down a set of steps. This means that you may leave your poochie in safety, security and comfort while visiting any of the many national parks in the area. Each enclosure allows poochie to shelter from sun and rain either on or under the enclosed veranda. Pets are allowed on the slate floored areas inside the cottage, however are required to be kept off the carpets, furniture and bedding. The doors to the carpeted bedrooms can be shut, thereby allowing pets free run of the slate floored areas within the cottage. Covers are provided for the lounge suites.
Rules regarding dogs on the property are basically those imposed by any local Council: dogs must be kept on a leash at all times on the property as there are lots of free-range pet animals that many dogs can’t resist the temptation to chase, and other guests on the property that may not be comfortable around dogs; all droppings must be picked up (including those in the dog enclosure at the cottage); and dogs must not cause a nuisance by noise or otherwise to other guests. Much of the area around Pemberton is National Park and dogs are not allowed; however they are allowed on lead around Big Brook Dam and also in the Diamond State Forest directly across the road from Diamond Forest Cottages. Additionally, some of the lovely restaurants and wineries in the area are pet friendly and will allow your well behaved dog to join you for lunch. For horse enthusiasts who love to holiday with their four-legged friend there is a labyrinth of great logging tracks that can be followed on horseback for miles and miles through the Diamond State Forest adjacent to Diamond Forest Cottages. Additionally, for your peace of mind, your equine friend will be accommodated in full view of your cottage, in a safe grassy paddock with water available. Fences are constructed of reasonably new ringlock wire and mostly treated pine posts, with some star pickets, and sighter wire on the top.