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Pawsome Dog Tester Applications

Applications now closed

Thank you to everyone who applied for our pet-friendly holiday home tester.

The following job role is no longer accepting entries, and we’ll be notifying the successful applicant very soon.

Find out more about our wonderful  dog-friendly holiday homes, and how they provide the perfect escape for you and your furry best friend all year around, on our Lodge Ownership page.


About Lakeview Manor

Situated in a beautiful private estate in the east of Devon, Lakeview Manor provides incredible holiday home lodges for you to own, set right on its pretty lake. This idyllic bolthole is the perfect escape from the bustle of urban living, and the lodges are a wonderful place to bring your dog, with access 365 days a year. A scintillating home-from-home for your pet for every season; whilst staying with us your four-legged friend can explore the salty air of Devon’s coastline or the rustling leaves of the surrounding woodlands – before snuggling down with you in your beautiful lakeside lodge.

Two people walking dogs along the drive up to Lakeview Manor
Cocker spaniel

“Living in our city house is great, but I get so excited when we visit our holiday lodge in Devon. My tail starts wagging like crazy just thinking about the long walks my owner takes me on by the sea, and how much fun I have trying to sniff out the squirrels in the woods! I’m so glad I don’t get left behind when my humans go away – we have so much fun at Lakeview all together! I explore the lake in the morning and the grounds at dusk, and when I’m ready to flop at the end of the day I get loads of pats and cuddles in the warm cosy lodge.”

Blossom, Cocker Spaniel

The Role

Lakeview Manor are building 18 more holiday homes (available to purchase off-plan) and we are looking for an enthusiastic candidate to be our live-in lodge tester– the only caveat? They must be a canine!

We’re seeking a diligent dog (and their owner) to come and experience our holiday lodges for up to two weeks. As well as a free stay in a beautiful lakeside lodge set in our grounds, we are offering a £300 fee towards expenses.

All the successful doggy applicant needs to do is complete a few simple tasks whilst staying with us, and at the end of their stay, with a little help from their human, we simply require some feedback as to what worked well and what could be improved in the lodges for future dog owners.

Dog asleep on sofa in a lodge at Lakeview Manor

Our Canine Criteria

Solid sniffing skills

Genuine interest in long walks in the countryside

Ability to wag tail crazily at the mention of ‘walkies’

A consummate cuddler: able to chill easily after a fun day outdoors

Determined to have the best time on holidays

Natural in front of the camera

Doggy Tester Tasks

  • Find the best spot in the lodge for a pet and belly scratch
  • Complete one walk using the dog-friendly trails in Lakeview Manor’s grounds
  • Find the best place for fetching sticks at Lakeview Manor
  • Complete one walk in the local area, choose from Lyme Regis, Blackdown Hills or another East Devon location of your choosing
  • Visit a dog-friendly pub or restaurant nearby

We require the applicant (and their owners) to commit to completing the above tasks whilst staying at one of our Lakeside Lodges paying a total of £300 for completing tasks and completing a short summary questionnaire.

Black and white Collie playing fetch with stick

Terms & Conditions

  • The deadline for application is 15th November 2020. Entries submitted after this date will not be counted, nor will any incomplete entries be counted
  • Entries are only open to UK residents and human applicants must be aged 18+ to enter
  • Entries must be submitted via the application form found at www.lakeviewmanor.co.uk/lodges/dog-hire
  • This is not a full-time employment role
  • All personal information submitted will remain confidential
  • By giving your email address, you agree to receive communications from Lakeshore Leisure Group including our email marketing offers in accordance with our Privacy Policy
  • The successful applicant will receive a two week complimentary stay for one dog and up to four human guests. Please note, travel, catering and any other expenses incurred throughout the duration of the stay are NOT included in the prize
  • The prize for the winner is non-exchangeable, non-transferable and no cash alternative will be offered. 
  • Whilst we will make every effort to find a booking time that works, if you are unavailable within a reasonable time window the role will be offered to another entrant
  • The maximum amount you will be paid is £300, which will be paid on satisfactory completion of the feedback survey
  • The lodges are self-catered and will not include food or sundries
  • You must adhere to our guest policy whilst staying at Lakeview Manor
  • The winner may be required to participate in publicity related to the prize draw, which may include the publication of their name and photograph in any media and on any associated Lakeshore Leisure social accounts
  • The successful applicant will be notified on the 30th November 2020. If a winner does not respond within 7 days of being notified, then the winner’s prize will be forfeited and the promoter will be entitled to select another winner


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