Companions (friends, partners, kids) who wish to accompany you, but not participate in the workshop, are welcome. They will have to pay for the food and lodging (kids get a discount) at the price as the students. If you have questions, feel free to write for more details.
Pets: In most of the estates where the courses are held, pets are not allowed. Many of the places the courses are held have there own wild and domestic animals, and there can be conflicts if unfamiliar animals show up. However, if it is not possible to leave your pet at home… write and see if an exception can be made.