Dog Friendly Cottages in Devon

Devon’s beauty is rather inspirational, exemplified by the fact that many British authors have a link to Devon, such as Jane Austen, Agatha Christie, Charles Dickens. What makes Devon such a special place to visit with dogs is the variety of activities available. It’s perfect for beach walks, country walks & days out in cultural hotspots. Devon is best enjoyed by dipping into all of these three key elements, because it gives you a feel for its richness of character.

8 Dog Friendly Cottages Found

WhiteTor Farm

Peter Tavy, Tavistock PL19 9NR, UK

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This stunning cottage at White Tor Farm, dating back to 1900, is…

From £369 per week
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Buster Barn

Sampford Spiney, Tavistock, Devon, PL20 6LN

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Buster Barn is a single-storied converted granite barn in the small hamlet…

From £372 per week
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Groves Fishleigh

Hatherleigh, Okehampton EX20, UK

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Groves Fishleigh is a charming thatched barn conversion at the end of…

From £381 per week
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The Garden Cottage

Belstone, Okehampton EX20 1QY, UK

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The Garden Cottage is a snug little thatched property, nestled down a…

From £416 per week
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Butterdon Barn

Moretonhampstead, Newton Abbot TQ13 8PZ

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Butterdon Barn cottage has been converted from an ancient stone barn, and…

From £463 per week
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Oak Tree

Bickleigh Lane Totnes, Halwell, Totnes TQ9 7HZ

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Oak Tree is a 17th century farmhouse converted into two cottages: Oak…

From £464 per week
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Kingfisher Cottage

Membury, Axminster, EX13 7AQ

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Dog-friendly Kingfisher Cottage is a beautiful thatched holiday home just outside Membury…

From £846 per week
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Lower Easton Farmhouse

West Alvington, UK

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Dog-friendly Lower Easton Farmhouse is a Grade II listed farmhouse in the…

From £1,097 per week
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Devon travel guides

 

Take the dogs to Devon

Some famous towns on the Devon bucket list include: Exeter (think cathedral, think Roman history, think castles and Norman architecture); Torquay (think seaside charm, think quirky shops and restaurants, think sprawling beaches and art galleries); Dartmouth (think meandering coastal paths, think bustling tidal rivers, think castles and steam railways). These are just three of the many smaller villages and towns which fit like quirkily shaped puzzle pieces into the beautiful picture that is Devon.

One of the most noteworthy reasons to visit Devon with your family and dogs is the sheer scope for walking. Of course, there are the beaches, but there are also some alternative places to walk the dogs if the sand in your shoes (or a wet, sandy dog) isn’t ideal. When it comes to beaches, it’s helpful to check ahead whether it’s suitable for dogs. It’s actually less about them not being allowed and more about whether there are appropriate facilities (again, somehow, we find ourselves drifting onto the topic of wet, sandy dogs…)

The top five beaches with A+ facilities for dogs include: Saunton Sands, Clovelly Beach, South Milton Sands, Woolacombe beach and Salcombe beach. As is the habit with dog owners, we sometimes forget our lives don’t actually revolve around our fur friends, but thankfully these beaches are a double whammy because they are utterly beautiful and you’d be heading for them regardless of whether you find yourself in canine companionship.

Alternatively, you can walk your dogs in the natural areas and paths in and around the towns of Devon. These include Haldon Forest Park, Stover Country Park, Fingle Bridge, Eggesford Forest and Dartington Hall – essentially, anywhere green is usually free game when it comes to picking a path to enjoy the scenery, but these are particularly good because they are dog-friendly and kitted out with all the facilities a dog might need. Non-dog-owners really don’t understand the struggle that is a walking route without any bins…

But Devon isn’t just for walking, there’s plenty of activity to keep you occupied. Of course, those looking for a culturally enriching day out have probably already plotted their trip to the likes of Exeter, home to one of the UK’s most esteemed universities as well as castles, Norman history and cathedrals.

But that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to historical tourism in Devon, and some excellent spots to work into your schedule include: Arlington Court, BeckyFalls, The Donkey Sanctuary, Berry Pomeroy Castle and Babbacombe Model Village, all of which welcome dogs with open paws.