Top Dog friendly cottages & holidays in Devon

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Pet & dog friendly cottages in Devon

Devon is the ideal place to spend a vacation with your four-legged friends: here you can find plenty of dog friendly accommodation and activities to keep yourselves and your furry pals entertained. From dog friendly cottages and holiday homes to pet friendly campsites and even hotels there are a wide range of options in this simply beautiful county, not to mention the beaches, moors and parks to be explored.

dog friendly cottages in devon
Pet & dog friendly cottages in Devon

Pet & dog friendly cottages in North Devon

Starting in North Devon there are some beautiful and quaint dog-friendly properties, of course we could not list them all, but here are a couple of our favourites. Eastacott Barton in Umberleigh is a pair of five star barn conversions, the cottages themselves are beautiful Victorian buildings with large double ensuite bedrooms and a special utility room with drainage and central heating ideal for washing off muddy mutts after a walk.

However, what makes this property truly stand out from the crowd is the surroundings: with over 27 acres of private woodlands, meadows and lakes you will not lack for spaces to explore and for your pets to run free. Another fantastic little dog-friendly cottage in North Devon is Willow Cottage in Dolton: an adorable 18th century building with cosy interiors. Only a short walk from the centre of the village and with two spacious bedrooms and a private garden with inbuilt patio it is the perfect place for a getaway with your beloved pet.

Pet friendly activities

And it isn’t just accommodation, North Devon has a lot of pet friendly activities to be enjoyed too. Devon is famous for its coastline and these are just some of North Devon’s stunning beaches which carry no restrictions on canines whatsoever: Capstone, Wildersmouth Beach, Instow Beach, Hele Bay, Clovelly, Cheyne Beach and Wringcliff Bay.

Aside from beaches Bickleigh Mill is another great space to explore with your pooch: an old converted watermill that is now home to a range of shops and a small bistro (with outdoor seating) as well as local riverside walks, all of which are entirely dog friendly. Perhaps you need a short rest after all the walking and exploring? How about checking out the Hoops Inn and Country Hotel, one of North Devon’s many dog friendly places to eat and drink. With good seasonal food and blazing fires in the winter it makes a welcome pitstop plus its location on the A39 makes it easy reaching distance of Dartmoor and Exeter National Parks as well as Clovelly Beach.

Pet & dog friendly cottages in South Devon

Now we’ve given you a bit of an insight into dog friendly holidays in the North but what about South Devon? Well it is as just as well-equipped for those holidaying with their dogs – if not more so – than the North. It too is home to many quaint and homely little pet friendly cottages, for example Forget-Me-Knot-Cottage in Brixham is a refurbished mid-19th century cottage that overlooks Brixham Harbour. With all the modern amenities plus a private sun terrace and coastal walks littered with cosy country pubs right on your doorstep it has everything you could wish for a holiday with your pooch. Grants Cottage in Dartmouth is another fabulous dog friendly property: a stunning 17th century Grade II listed cottage with its own private courtyard and barbecue, and it is only a short walk to many of Dartmouth’s galleries, shops, restaurants, cafes and bars.

Pet friendly beaches

South Devon also has its own selection of stunning dog friendly beaches, including; Beacon Cove, Soar Mouth Cove, Babbacombe, Thurlestone and Thurlestone North, Wonwell Sands and Beesands. Aside from the coastal walks there are also many inland spaces to explore with your furry friends. Dartmoor National Park has several dog friendly visitor centres (notably Princetown, Haytor and Potsbridge) all of which can be used a launching point for wonderful woodland walks in the park itself. Dartmoor is also home to Hound Tor Deserted Medieval Village and Merrivale Prehistoric Settlement both of which permit dogs on leads so you can explore a bit of the local history with your pets too.

Once you’ve done plenty of exploring you’re sure to want some refreshment and unsurprisingly South Devon has plenty of dog friendly restaurants and pubs to stop at. The Highwayman’s Haunt in Chudleigh is a fantastic old inn that dates back to the 13th century, it offers patrons good traditional pub fayre in cosy armchairs and tucked away private nooks, dogs on leads welcome. The Cary Arms on Babbacombe Beach is another dog friendly spot (as is Babbacombe beach itself): it offers a range of gastro-pub foods, outdoor dining in the summer and a fantastic coastal location.

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