Now more than ever, families are refusing to take a well-earned summer break unless they can bring the whole family along. And by this we of course mean travelling with the dog in-tow, who for most is just as important a part of the family as anyone else. Cornwall and Devon serve up more delights for dog-loving families than much of the rest of the UK combined. That is of course, assuming you can find a good hotel that’s both dog-friendly and up to scratch in every other way. So to save those looking to make such a trip the time and effort required to scour the market, here’s a quick rundown of ten of the very best dog-friendly accommodation options across Devon and Cornwall:
Starting off with a supremely dog friendly hotel and a firm favourite among visitors to Devon, Blagdon Manor is an unashamedly beautiful and luxurious countryside retreat that offers easy access to the region’s most important sights and attractions. Situated within 20 acres – 3 acres of gardens leading into 17 acres of open fields, this boutique hotel has to be one of the most scenic dog friendly hotels in Devon. The North Devon coast and Dartmoor are just a short car journey away and offer much longer walks for the keener dogs and owners.
Cassia, Mace & Saffron the resident chocolate labradors always look forward to meeting new friends.
Blagdon Manor have also created an excellent free guide to dog friendly holidays in Devon and Cornwall. Simply click here and fill in your name and email address to receive it.
Budock Vean Hotel
This gorgeous little four-star hotel boasts enormous gardens and blissful view over the surrounding area, nestled quaintly on the banks of the Helford River. Dogs are very much welcome, though must be kept under control and are of course barred from the restaurant.
The Nare Hotel
For a charge of £16-£25 per day, The Nare Hotel welcomes dog owners and their beloved pets. Along with all the finery you’d expect from a gorgeous country house, the magnificent sea view make this place a real winner.
Another firm hotel favourite in the heart of Truro is The Alverton, which is famed for serving up outstanding food and drinks along with the warmest of welcomes and wonderfully comfortable accommodation. As a bonus, it’s 100% dog-friendly too! Dog Friendly rooms are available at a supplement of £10 per dog per night.
Rose-in-Vale Country House Hotel
This outstanding country house hotel invites families to bring their dogs along for a charge of £7.50 per night. A beautiful 18th-century building with gardens and exterior living spaces to match – truly stunning. With 10 acres of garden and woodland right on your doorstep, as well as stretches of sand and surf just moments away, your dog will love it here!
Constantine Bay, Padstow, Cornwall
The Cornwall Hotel Spa and Estate
Luxurious four-star standards and dog-friendly – supplements of £10 per dog, per night. all boxes ticked in spades! View a PDF of their dog policy here
A wonderful mid-range option with a world of amenities for all the family, the Grosvenor is a genuinely ideal base for dog-loving families visiting Torquay.
The Imperial Hotel
You’d be hard-pressed to find better views or access to the beach than from here – a great family hotel with solid value for money and a relaxed policy on pets.
The Garrack Hotel & Restaurant
Burthallan Lane, St Ives, Cornwall
Last but not least, bursting with character and boasting a full 30 miles of coastal views, the Garrack is a pet-friendly hotel which is in many respects wholly in a class of its own. Well behaved dogs are welcome for an additional charge starting at £15.00 per dog.