Luxury dog-friendly cottages in Devon holiday cottages

Luxury dog-friendly cottages in Devon

Jemima Kirkwood 16 November 2020

Dog owners travel from far and wide to visit the sunny lands of Devon, with its amazing beaches, breathtaking scenery, beautiful national park and friendly local communities. There is no better place for your dog to run free than in Devon!

Whether you want to seek out sandy beaches for days at the seaside or head inland to explore the Dartmoor National Park, there is so much to see and do with the fluffy friend in tow. Gone are the days where you had to arrange a dog-sitter or drop them off at a kennel; now you can literally take the dog everywhere with you – even when you go out for a meal!

Dog-friendly accommodation has become more and more popular too, with the likes of hostels, hotels and campsites opening their doors to four-legged guests. And the availability in self-catering cottages has increased too, with many more all over the UK welcoming pups. If you are interested in sampling what we have available, check out our guide to the six best dog-friendly cottages in Devon

At Stay in Devon, we pride ourselves on the high standard of holiday homes throughout our collection, but our dog-friendly luxury accommodation adds that something extra special to your stay. Does your poodle like that extra bit of pizzazz? Does your beagle like everything beautiful? Perhaps your labrador likes everything lush?

Well, carry on reading to discover some of the best luxury dog-friendly cottages in Devon…


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“What a fantastic property with brilliant amenities. We had a great family break. It was close enough to the local beaches and lakes for our daily dog walks.” Tristan, 2019

This charming holiday cottage sleeps four and has been newly constructed to bring you and your party stylish and welcoming accommodation. Welcoming three dogs, this has a great enclosed patio area which comes complete with comfortable furniture, a BBQ and even a swimming pool! The dogs will love the spacious lawn for those moments they need to stretch their legs, and being close to the sea means there is never a beach far away!

Location: Bideford, Devon

Dogs will love:

  • Enclosed garden with lawn
  • Wood burner for snoozes after adventurous days out
  • Underfloor heating for warm paws

The Lodge At the Linhay

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“An absolute gem. Everything is so well thought out: beautifully presented, comfy beds, full-size towels etc. Fabulous large field for dogs and there was a throw, towel, bowl and treats also.” Caroline, 2020

We are in love with this beautifully converted barn located in the rural area of Bude. Its trendy interior and comfortable furnishings make it the perfect retreat to get away from it all, relaxing in peace and tranquillity after days out enjoying some Devonshire fun! Inside, there is an open-plan kitchen, living and dining area with lovely large windows to enjoy the view and there are two big en-suite bedrooms that offer sumptuous places to rest the head at night.

Location: Holsworthy, Devon

Dogs will love:

  • Underfloor heating for cosy floor snoozing
  • Enclosed garden with decked area for safe play and BBQ for sausages
  • The dog treats that welcome them on arrival

Seaview Retreat

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“Beautiful home with great facilities - balcony, hot tub, spacious lounge area and bedrooms. Good location for the beach and wonderful walks as well as watching the cricket from the balcony.” Linda, 2019

Seaview is an attractive holiday home with superb sea views which you and the dog will love. You can sit out on the elegant decked area with views out over the sea, enjoying an elevated position whilst you breathe in the fresh saltwater air. This is the perfect suntrap and being located in Westward Ho! means you are close to all the attractions and amenities the village brings. The interior is spacious, stylish and luxurious and the hot tub adds that extra-special touch.

Location: Westward ho!, Devon

Dogs will love:

  • Underfloor heating for warm paws
  • Beach within walking distance (keep in mind restrictions during summer months)
  • Enclosed garden for playtime


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“My husband and I and our two dogs had a fantastic week staying at Kira. The house has everything you need and much more - would love to have stayed longer. Relaxed in the hot tub every day and went on lots of lovely walks all very close to Bovey Tracey.” Emma, 2019

This luxury dog-friendly holiday cottage has everything you could need, from bright, spacious rooms to a lovely big garden complete with lawn, flowers, a seating area and a hot tub. Sleeping six, this would be a lovely base for a family or group of friends with dogs looking to explore the surrounding area.

Location: Bovey Tracey, Devon

Dogs will love:

  • Lots of countryside on the doorstep to explore
  • Enclosed garden for sunny playtime
  • Sliding doors from the living room for daytime relaxing with views


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“This house was well equipped, spacious and ideal for two families with children. Everyone had their own space and if never felt crowded. The hot tub was a lovely extra. The house is well maintained and super comfortable. Ideal for socialising and relaxing!” Nadine, 2020

Some people like to find a house that is the complete package, somewhere they would love to spend all their time in – this is just the house for that. This stylish, colourful holiday home has a hot tub, tiki bar and luxury garden furniture outside, while inside you'll find large and spacious rooms, flat screen TVs and sumptuous furnishings.

Location: Braunton, Devon

Dogs will love:

  • Beach within 3 miles welcoming dogs all year round
  • Enclosed garden with lots of space to play while the humans relax
  • Spacious communal areas to potter about


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Mulberry is an outstanding property, sleeping ten in Appledore. It is a luxurious, contemporary and spacious accommodation providing you with a top-quality place to enjoy your holiday in Devon from. The downstairs has a lovely flow through it, taking you from one beautiful room to another, making it a really sociable holiday home. The subtle tones mixed with colourful flashes and unusual wallpaper give a trendy vibe and you will love all the views out to the garden and beyond.

Location: Appledore, Devon

Dogs will love:

  • The enclosed garden which is perfect for safe play
  • Beach within 1 mile welcoming dogs all year round
  • One-level property with spacious rooms to potter between

Beach End

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“Our family of fifteen spent a wonderful week at Beach End. The location was idyllic with ever-changing views to keep us entertained.” C, 2020

This is a breathtaking luxury property nestled on the water’s edge of the River Dart in Dartmouth which is a magical place to come and stay with your friends, family and, of course, your four-legged friend. This is the perfect spot if you are looking for somewhere secluded and private, and if you want to be around nature. Being set right on the river, there is lots of wildlife to discover, and the sound of the flowing water is so relaxing to listen to day-in and day-out. 

Location: Dartmouth, Devon

The dog will love:

  • Wood burner for cosy nights lying in front of the fire
  • Beach close by for sandy fun (keep in mind restrictions during summer months)
  • The surrounding nature and waterside views

We hope you have enjoyed reading about these lovely luxury dog-friendly holiday cottages in Devon. All of them are different and special in their own way and offer lovely places to stay and use as a base for your explorations. Make sure you browse our full collection of luxury cottages and dog-friendly cottages too.

If you need inspiration on how to spend your time with a dog in Devon like where to eat, what attractions you can take them to, and the best walks check out our dog-friendly guide to Devon

Disclaimer: Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information at the time of writing, please ensure you check carefully before making any decisions based on the contents within this article.

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