10 of the best dog-friendly cottages in Devon

Accommodation, Pet friendly

Posted by Ruth on 16th September 2021

Quite frankly, Devon is heaven for dogs.

There are miles upon miles of dog-friendly beaches to roam, plenty of welcoming dog-friendly pubs where you can whet your whistle with a local pint (or bowl of water) and, of course, plenty of dog-friendly cottages waiting for you after a tiring day of walkies.

If you’re bringing your beloved four-legged friend with you on holiday, you don’t have to scrimp on style – in fact, we’ve rounded up 10 of the best dog-friendly cottages in Devon which are a treat for both human and hound.

Read on to discover our favourites, or click below to browse the collection for yourself.

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Luxury dog-friendly cottages

Granary Cottage

Granary Cottage - Chagford | sleeps: 4 guests + 2 dogs

Enjoy the finer things in life in Dartmoor National Park

Surrounded by the stark and stirring scenery of Dartmoor, this five-star home is the perfect setting for a luxurious dog-friendly holiday. Set out on endless walking routes through the national park before unwinding in front of the wood burner, or stroll the 15 minutes to myriad dog-friendly pubs in Chagford – the choice is yours.


Sunartra

Sunartra | sleeps: 8 guests + 2 dogs

A luxurious break with views to die for

Sitting just inland from the spectacular beach at Westward Ho!, this modern home really has the wow factor – which you’ll notice if you can drag your gaze away from the incredible views towards Dartmoor. On hot days, make the most of the fully air-conditioned living space or fire up the BBQ in the extensive garden as the kids and dogs play.

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Coastal dog-friendly cottages

Seadeck

Seadeck | sleeps: 6 guests + 2 dogs

Soak up the sun and the sea views in South Devon

Boasting unrivalled sea views over Brixham harbour from the private decked balcony, Seadeck enjoys one of the finest coastal locations in Devon. Relax amid quirky, nautical décor in this special home, or walk the 2 minutes to the park where Rover can stretch his legs. For a day at the beach, nearby St Mary’s Cove welcomes four-legged visitors all year round.


Instow Breakers

Instow Breakers | sleeps 6 guests + 3 dogs

Step out of your front door and onto a brilliant dog-friendly beach

Instow is one of the most popular dog-friendly beaches in Devon, and this cottage couldn’t get you much closer to the action. Overlooking the white sand and shimmering dunes of the beach, Instow Breakers’ location ensures there’s no excuse for missing walkies, although you’d be forgiven for wanting to linger a little longer in bed with a cup of tea and those views instead.

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Dog-friendly cottages with hot tubs

Devon's Samphire House

Devon’s Samphire House | sleeps: 8 guests + 3 dogs

An extra-special treat for two and four-legged guests alike

Enjoy a soak in your private hot tub after a day out at nearby Westward Ho! Beach at this modern home. Devon’s Samphire House welcomes an impressive three dogs, with goodies in the welcome pack to make them feel just as special as the humans. When you’re tired of the beach (which has seasonal restrictions), explore the South West Coast Path and the Northam Burrows Country Park for endless walkies.


The Art House

The Art House – West Ridge Farm | sleeps: 4 guests + 1 dog

Rural views and eclectic artwork to inspire and delight

Close to both the Blackdown Hills AONB and the Tiverton canal, this stylish home is the perfect base for long countryside walks followed by an evening soothing sore muscles in the private hot tub, which is positioned to make the most of the rural vistas. The freestanding bath in the bedroom is an extra treat for humans.

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Dog-friendly cabins and lodges

River Avon Pod

River Avon Pod | sleeps: 2 guests + 1 dog

Enjoy a romantic getaway with your four-legged third wheel

Whisk your loved one (and your furry best friend) away to this quirky pod near Totnes for an unforgettable break. Enjoy walks along the River Avon or in the surrounding Devonshire countryside before unwinding at this petite but luxurious cabin, complete with a bubbling hot tub, and a roaring fire pit for al fresco dining – make sure you save a sausage for Fido!


Staple Wood Farm Lodge

Staple Wood Farm Lodge | sleeps: 2 guests + 3 dogs

A rural retreat that’s doggy heaven in Devon

Welcoming more four-legged guests than two-legged, this is one of the dog-friendliest places to stay in Devon. Stroll through the owners’ woodland or explore Exmoor National Park or the Blackdown Hills before unwinding at this lovely lodge in front of the wood burner. If you fancy sampling some local cider, there’s a dog-friendly pub within 500 metres.

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Dog-friendly apartments

The Garden Apartment

The Garden Apartment – Brixham | sleeps: 2 guests + 3 dogs

A quirky coastal apartment boasting ample outdoor space

This charming abode close to Brixham town centre also welcomes an impressive three dogs – perfect for a beachside break. Despite being an apartment, this home offers your four-legged friends some outdoor space to stretch their legs in the form of a peaceful patio garden – which is also an excellent place for sundowner drinks after a day on the South Devon coast.


Sea Vista Apartment

Sea Vista Apartment | sleeps: 4 guests + 1 dog

A stylish seaside flat with a fabulous sunset balcony

Another Devon apartment with the benefit of outdoor space, this chic retreat overlooks the breathtaking Bideford Bay at Westward Ho!, boasting some of the most spectacular sunsets in Devon. As well as the sunset balcony, there’s an area of lawn perfect for four-legged guests to stretch their legs – if they’ve got any energy left after roaming the nearby South West Coast Path.

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Dog-friendly holidays in Devon

With a tail-wagging choice of places to stay, and so many dog-friendly things to see and do, you’d be barking mad not to visit Devon with your dog.

Take a look at our full collection of dog-friendly cottages in Devon and start planning your next getaway with your four-legged best friend by your side.

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