Dog-friendly cottages in Devon

A holiday in Devon doesn’t have to mean leaving your canine companion at home. With so much coast and countryside to discover the area is perfect for dogs and their human companions. Plus, many of our cottages come with an enclosed garden and walking trails right on their doorstep. So why not stay a little longer and book a stay at one of our dog-friendly holiday cottages.

Whether you’re bounding along the South West Coast Path or scampering across the moorland, it’s always nice to have a four-legged friend leading the way. Also, don’t forget that most of the places we care for welcome dogs too, so your dog can enjoy the full experience.

The patio and seating area at Ferry Cottage, Brixham, Devon

Ferry Cottage, Brixham  

If you’ve always dreamed of a life on the riverbank then look no further. This Grade II listed, chocolate-box cottage boosts an ultra-modern interior, offering both charm and a touch of luxury. The cottage sits right by the foot ferry crossing, taking you from your door to nearby Dartmouth, Totnes or the Ferry Boat Inn on the opposite bank. Sleeps 4.

The elegant exterior of Higher Brownstone Farm, Kingswear, Devon

Higher Brownstone Farm, Kingswear  

This large, six-bedroom farmhouse has something for everyone. Down a quiet country lane surrounded by fields and footpaths, Higher Brownstone boasts two large gardens, each with picnic tables. On rainy days there’s a billiards room to keep any housebound humans happy. Sleeps 12.

The path leading to Cider Cottage, Buckland Abbey, Devon

Cider Cottage, Yelverton 

This enticingly-named, pet-friendly cottage is nestled right in the heart of the 700-year-old Buckland Abbey estate. With an enclosed garden and the 650-acre estate on your doorstep those muddy paws will be in their element. Sleeps 4.

The bright exterior of Forest Cottage, near Exeter, Devon

Forest Cottage, nr Exeter 

Deep in the Ashclyst Forest this wooded wonderland is a dog walker's dream. As well as a private garden at the front and rear, there are signposted trails stretching out in all directions from your door. Come during late spring and scamper amongst the bluebells, or wait for summer when you can spot rare butterflies. Sleeps 6.

The cream exterior of Mortuary Cottage, Barnstaple, Devon

Mortuary Cottage, Barnstaple 

Perched on the banks of the River Yeo this cosy cottage is surrounded by dog walking country in North Devon. The nearby Arlington estate is crisscrossed with trails and a gentle three-mile stroll will take you to Arlington Court. If you really want to stretch the legs of your four-legged friend the Tarka Trail offers over 30 miles of traffic-free cycling. Sleeps 2.

The exterior of 1 Coleton Barton, Kingswear, Devon

1 Coleton Barton, Kingswear 

Boasting a large, enclosed garden that overlooks rolling hills, 1 Coleton Barn will have your pup straining at the leash to get outside and explore. This pet-friendly cottage sleeps four, with number 2 next door also catering for a quartet. Each cottage can take a dog each but with the coast path on your doorstep they’ll be dragging you seawards in no time. Sleep 4.

View of The Lodge at Parke, Dartmoor, Devon

The Lodge at Parke, Dartmoor 

Setting off from The Lodge you really are spoilt for choice when it comes to walkies. On the edge of the Parke estate and with Dartmoor beyond, this cute little cottage with an enclosed garden is the perfect base from which to explore. Head to Lustleigh and chase sticks in the woodland, follow the river to Teignmouth or head for dog-friendly Maidencombe beach. Sleeps 2.

Shute Barton holiday home

Shute Barton, Axminster  

This medieval manor house is the stuff of fairy tales, and the perfect place to write your very own shaggy-dog story. Shute Barton has room for 10, plus 2 dogs, and boasts a croquet lawn and sea views, perfect for a large family holiday. The estate is only open to the public four times a year, so you could have it all to yourself. Sleeps 10.

The grand exterior of Woolley Lodge, Barnstaple, Devon

Woolley Lodge, Barnstaple  

This secluded cottage was once a Victorian gardener’s lodge but now makes a cosy, pet-friendly retreat. Situated on the edge of the vast Arlington estate in North Devon, you and your dog can have the run of the place and enjoy miles of walking trails. Sleeps 3.

Exterior frontage of Countisbury Hill Cottage, Lynton, Devon

Countisbury Hill Cottage, Lynton 

This traditional stone and slate cottage sits in the heart of countryside that we look after, with the historic fishing lodge of Watersmeet also within walking distance. The cottage has an enclosed garden where your furry friend can stretch their legs, but for energetic souls the beaches at Lynton and Lynmouth allow dogs all year. Sleeps 4.

Find more dog-friendly cottages in Devon

From Dartmoor to Exmoor, we have a range of pet-friendly holiday cottages for you and your pooch. Plus, a small selection of our cottages welcome up to 2 dogs, meaning you can bring the whole pack.