At Snaptrip, we want everyone to make the most of their weekend and if you have a furry friend, this involves them too. If you’re a dog mum or dad, you’ll know how it feels to be able to holiday alongside them – after all, you wouldn’t leave a human child at home so why leave man’s best friend?
We’ve all seen dogs happily racing around the beach, running through the countryside, looking up for scraps of food as you sit eating your breakfast… One thing that cannot be denied – dogs love cottage holidays almost as much as we do. The opportunity to explore new terrain, investigate foreign scents and meet unfamiliar faces is as exciting for our four legged folk as it is for us.
So, if leaving your four-legged friend at home isn’t an option, take a look at our pick of the best pet-friendly cottages in Devon.
Best for: Family adventures
This cottage sleeps four people and up to two well-behaved dogs. Situated in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this characteristic home lies in Wellands near Axminster a few miles from the Jurassic Coast. Boasting panoramic views, endless countryside to explore and lots of wildlife friends to meet, this historic holiday cottage will provide hours of fun and new walks throughout the devon countryside for the whole family to enjoy. A complimentary welcome hamper is also provided, ensuring you have the essentials to start your holiday in the right way.
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Best for: A couple’s getaway
Looking for a last minute romantic holiday and want to take your pooch too? Look no further. This recently renovated holiday home is a private wing of the owner’s home and has a private patio area. It is ideally located in the coastal village of Strete, minutes from Dartmouth and Slapton Sands. Spend the day as a trio, exploring the quiet country lanes, adventuring along coastal paths and enjoying the finer things in the easy to reach village – which is jam-packed full of incredible restaurants.
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Best for: Extended families
This barn conversion sleeps 6-8 people and also has room for two dogs. Located in one of the most picture-perfect villages in North Devon, this last minute cottage has sea views from the garden. Close by lies the breathtaking coastline of North Devon and Come Martin meaning there’s lots of fantastic walking routes for all abilities. Inside the property, the owner’s love of Mexico shines through with a spacious open-plan feel throughout.
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Best for: Solo travellers and their pets
Who says you can’t get away from everything on your own, in a last minute break, with your pooch? This self-contained studio apartment is ideal for couples or solo travellers – and with its rural location in East Devon, you can spend the days getting lost in your own thoughts. With all the essential village amenities close by, this apartment provides everything required for a relaxing, last minute holiday. Nestled amongst an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, you and your pet will certainly be spoilt for choice between the many footpaths and quiet country lanes that call this local countryside home.
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The Tree House
Best for: Explorers
This dog friendly cottage sleeps four people making it the perfect choice for couples or a small family. Located in the beautiful Devon countryside close to adventure parks, beaches and walking and cycling routes, this is the ideal relaxing base for a weekend of exploration. As the name suggests this house sits amongst the trees in Hartland Forest and is also home to a number of birds and wildlife that your furry friend is sure to love. A perfect holiday choice – whatever time of year – surfing, fishing, golf, swimming pools and horse riding are all on offer nearby.
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Best for: Large parties
Located to the north of Exmoor National Parks, this luxurious Tudor holiday cottage boasts four en-suite bedrooms, a hot tub and large garden for everyone to run around in. Spacious and airy, this holiday cottage has all the essentials for a celebratory weekend away. Plus, it’s conveniently located in the Higher Town area of Minehead – which visitors flock to from afar. Inside, you’ll find a wood-burner, rustic kitchen, multiple living rooms and handy boot room – ideal for throwing belongings in after a muddy walk.
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Location: Newton Ferrers
Best for: Older couples
This quaint pet-friendly holiday cottage is situated in south devon in the popular village of Newton Ferrers. Just a short walk to the village, you can spend your days in the waterfront pubs and wooded riverside walks. The local area is renowned for its sailing heritage so why not rent a boat for the day and head along South West coastal path? Alternatively, the beaches of Mothecombe are close by and every furry friend loves a paddle.
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Location: South Hams
Best for: Multiple families
What’s better than heading away with family friends? The kids can play together, you can all muck in and help and it’s even better when the dogs can come with you. Located just 3 miles from the beaches of Mothecombe and close to the Dartmoor National Park, this luxury detached home will suit all ages – furry or not! Offering a hot tub, large enclosed garden and meadows close by for exploring, you won’t run out of things to do here. A number of gastro pubs are close by and many allow furry friends too!
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Best for: Walkers and their dogs
This characteristic cottage has immediate access to some of the best-loved walking routes in North Devon, along the East Lyn river. A car is advised – but for those who enjoy exploring on foot, this is the ideal choice. Looking out over the river, the cottage is close to Lymouth and its quaint harbour and tearooms which are the ideal place to unwind in, after a day on your feet. You and your four-legged friend are sure to both love this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
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Additional things to know!
- We make sure that every property is personally checked and safe for ALL members of your family – big or small
- All dog breeds can holiday at pet-friendly cottages – no matter what size, shape or colour
- Lucky to own more than one pup? Lots of cottages welcome multiple dogs
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