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Dog-Friendly Aish Cottages, Stoke Gabriel, Devon

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Aish cottages are luxury holiday cottages situated just outside the pretty village of Stoke Gabriel, which lies on the banks of the River Dart in the quiet hamlet of Aish. They offer comfortable and high-quality accommodation that offers a memorable self-catering holiday experience for lovers of the countryside and those looking to discover the delights […]

Aish cottages are luxury holiday cottages situated just outside the pretty village of Stoke Gabriel, which lies on the banks of the River Dart in the quiet hamlet of Aish. They offer comfortable and high-quality accommodation that offers a memorable self-catering holiday experience for lovers of the countryside and those looking to discover the delights of Dartmoor and South Devon.

Aish Cross is a Regency Period home. The Coach House, The Stable, and The Hayloft are three delightful holiday cottages that have been completely renovated to a very high standard to accommodate up to 14 guests, making them ideal for a family holiday, a three-generational group, or a romantic getaway.

For guests' exclusive enjoyment and relaxation, there is a large 'Orchard Garden' outside. Sun loungers, a gazebo, BBQs, swings, a trampoline, a croquet set, and other garden games are available. There is also a 'Games Room' where you can play tabletop football, pool, table tennis, and darts. There is also a separate Island Rose Garden across the lane for those seeking solitude, offering a wonderful view of the countryside towards the River Dart! To top it off, we have a BBQ Lodge that seats up to 15, perfect for entertaining family groups.

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Dog Information

Upon arrival, there is a supply of a 'doggy welcome pack’ which includes blankets for covering chairs, settees etc., towels for wiping down muddy paws, poo bags, bowls, doggy treats and where required, ‘I’m on Holiday’ tags showing the Aish Cross name address and telephone number (home phone numbers may not be much use when on holiday!)

The 3-holiday cottages have a lovely 1-acre orchard garden for the exclusive use of guests – It is not fully enclosed because of the entrance drive, but it is a very quiet, peaceful location, ideal for exercising under the right supervision. There is also a poo bin.

We do have a few simple requests directed to our doggy owners

  • Dogs should be kept under control and on a lead if necessary – there may be young children or other dogs in the other cottages, and we also have two ginger cats, Pippa and Kate, who are very friendly but not good at socialising with pooches!
  • Pretty obvious – but all poo should be picked up and put in the poo bin.
  • We ask that dogs be kept downstairs, where there are rugs and a wood laminate floor, as opposed to the upstairs rooms, which are carpeted. To assist with this request, we have stair gates at the bottom of each staircase.
  • Please don’t allow dogs on chairs or the settee without first covering them with the doggy rug provided.
  • Dogs should not be left unattended in the cottages.

Dog Friendly Properties at Aish Cottages

Very Local Beaches

Aish is a countryside location but has some great local walks and, in particular, through the back lane opposite the home and into Stoke Gabriel on the banks of the River Dart and hence coastal edges. Not a true beach experience, but dogs love it. This walk passes the picturesque local cricket ground and ends at Mill Pond. In all, this takes 35 minutes each way.

Further afield, there are many other andy and large beaches and walks to explore in this area. This link will send you to a local beach post, which focuses on Goodrington, a short drive away but shows the other dog-friendly beaches locally.

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Mill Pool Stoke Gabriel

Some Recommended Walks by Aish Cottages

River Avon Dam, Dartmoor

An excellent scenic walk, as to be expected from Dartmoor. Starting at Shipley Bridge, you will walk alongside the river, where your dog may choose to dip in, before making your way up to the dam. The walk may be slightly hilly, but it is pathed the whole way, making it accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs.

Parke, Bovey Tracey

Part of the National Trust, Parke features lovely walks around the grounds and woodlands of the grand country Parke House. There are many different types of walks to choose from; you can go through the woodlands, are along the streams. Dogs are welcome on the grounds of the house but are asked to be kept on a lead where stock is grazing. There are also animals across the grounds.

Stover Country Park

You can find this country park just before you reach Newton Abbot, where you will discover the surrounding woodland.

The only restriction for dogs is that they cannot swim in the lake.

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Walks and Trails

As you can see from the map, Aish is on the edge of a lot of green space all dropping down to the River Dart (with a few of the Devon rolling hills too). The ideal 1.30min walk is to or from Totnes as it gives all manner of terrain and a shopping opportunity in Totnes or to just experience the TQ9ers as they are known locally.

The walk starts at the public car park next to the mill pool in the village. From here you follow country lanes through the village and the countryside to Aish. You then head west to Fleet Mill before turning north west to enter Totnes. The walk passes through the town before finishing by the river.

If you want to study the trail and get more details then please use this link which will give you a GBP/OS map link which links Stoke Gabriel to Totnes with Aish on the way.

For those who want some sea vista walks try the coastal footpath, which passes throught the whole of Torbay - or some circular Dartmoor walks for a day out.

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VETS: Just in case you need a vet!

Website: Seymour Vets
Address: Smugglers Inn, Steamer Quay Road, Totnes, Devon TQ9 5AL - Telephone: 01803 866283
Monday to Friday: 8.30am – 6.30pm (24-hour emergency service)
Saturday: 8.30am – 5pm (24-hour emergency service)
Sunday: Emergencies only


Website: Wanderlust Walkies - BOOK ONLINE for the nearest isolated dog walking field for that problem friend.

Wanderlust Walkies comprises a secure 2.5-acre field overlooking the picturesque Hems Valley in Littlehempston, Devon and a secure 2.5-acre training field with views out to surrounding villages and Haytor on Dartmoor. Here your dog can walk, play and train in the safety of the fields, which can be booked online for your exclusive use.  
With 6ft high fencing, secure car parking, fresh water and hose for showering muddy dogs, play and training activities, shelter from the elements, picnic table, spare compostable poo bags and poo bin.

Wanderlust Walkies, Rook Farm, Littlehempston, Totnes, Devon TQ9 6NA


For a day out without your dog. We recommend a dog care centre to look after your pup for a few hours.

Website: Devon Dog Day Care
Unit 4, Burke Rd, Totnes TQ9 5XT, UK
Tel: 07864806212 / 07415170313


Below are the relative comparisons of the locational aspects of this property generated by Passpawt*. They are all scored out of five except for "Crime"; ideally, this should be a low score. A high score on "Quality, Activities and Local Amenities" offers greater potential enjoyment for you and your dogs!

*Crime is an aggregate score comprising Violence, Theft, Drugs and Antisocial Behaviour. The national average score is "42" from police statistics.

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