Falmouth is a jewel in the Cornish coast, and it stands to reason that plenty of us look to take our dogs down here for fun on the sand. To help you make that perfect break away, we’ve lined up the best dog-friendly cottages in Falmouth ready for you to book right now.
With breathtaking views from the raised decking, this stunning property offers an excellent base for couples and up to 2 dogs to venture out into the popular town of Falmouth, and the natural beauty of western Cornwall, before retiring to this warm and cosy lodge.
A lovingly restored barn building with gorgeous vaulted ceilings and exposed timber beams, this is a bright and welcoming retreat for couples to explore the picturesque Lizard Peninsula. Enjoy BBQs on the enclosed lawn, and dine outside in the peaceful country air.
With spectacular views of the Cornish countryside and room for up to 5 dogs alongside 4 guests, this is the ideal spot for animal lovers to venture out with their pets and drink in the natural beauty of The Lizard, Britain’s most southerly location, before curling up by the fire.
This bright and inviting property offers a stylish base of operations for families of up to 4 to soak in the rural charm of Cornwall. Enjoy evenings in the enclosed garden, with loads of room for the kids to play, and venture into the waterside town of Penryn for its historical sights.
With far-stretching views of Falmouth Bay, this quaint cottage provides modern comforts and luxurious furnishings for families of up to 6 and 2 dogs. With both the coast and the countryside easily accessible from this spot, there’s loads to do in the immediate area.
This large and beautiful barn conversion combines traditional charm with the comfort of modern design, with a warm and inviting living space that can comfortably house 8. Enjoy relaxing in front of the wood-burner after exploring the country and coast of Cornwall.
Situated on the edge of an idyllic stream and with access to a local holiday site with a pool, jacuzzi, gym and children’s play area, this is a great spot for families of up to 6 to escape. Enjoy relaxing in the sunny garden or wandering down to the coast for the fresh sea breeze.
Just a short drive from Helford River, and its many sporting and leisure activities, this beautiful barn conversion is ideal for larger families of up to 6 and 5 pets to explore the natural beauty of rural Cornwall. Enjoy relaxing evenings in the garden and unwinding in the cosy lounge.
This luxurious 5-star property is the ideal escape for groups of up to 10, with a vast private garden, heated swimming pool, sauna and steam room. Unwind in pure bliss in front of the roaring fire after exploring the stunning coast and beaches of Cornwall.
Tre Pol Pen is a ground floor holiday cottage within walking distance of Maenporth Beach. There is room for a small family group here, with a conservatory dining room, electric heating and an open patio for you to enjoy. There is also a full kitchen suite and access to a shared pool on site. Two dogs can join you here.
Tamarisk Cottage is a lovely family cottage, a peaceful and tranquil retreat near the beaches at Meanporth and Swanpool. It offers a patio and shared garden lawn, along with parking available for one vehicle. There is a full bathroom with an open plan living and dining area, great to head back to from some extremely busy tourist spots.
This apartment is a fantastic property on the first floor of a stone farmyard outbuilding conversion; It is a perfect rural getaway in the heart of Cumbria. A Tastefully furnished cottage with a real fire. The farm’s fishery is free to guests and you can hire tackle and buy a rod license on-site.
This terraced cottage is close to the Maen Valley and offers a decked space with a picnic table and BBQ, with convenient bedroom spaces for a small family. Pets are more than welcome here, and you will also have access to leisure facilities on site – including a pool, gym and kids’ play area. A great launchpad if you are stuck for holiday ideas.
This homely stone cottage is a Southern Cornwall hideaway perfect for those looking for quiet couple’s escapes. There is a large conservatory, an open plan living and dining area, private parking and easy access to Falmouth and Trenoweth. Two pets can join you here, too. Warm up with a wood burner in the sitting room if visiting here off season.
This traditional two-bedroomed stone cottage’s accommodation is all on one floor. On a working farm, you have sweeping views of the Lakes’ fells from your private patio. The outdoor area is accessed through French doors from the open plan living space, with a log burner in a fireplace—a fantastic holiday home in a quaint village.
Phenests is a pet-friendly cottage that offers two floors replete with king-size, double and twin beds. Ideally located close to Swanpool beach and nature reserve, you have access to a rear garden as well as off-road parking. This attractive property forms part of a wider selection of residential cottages, lovely for you to explore south Cornwall from.
Ideally situated close to the Lizard Heritage Coast, this end of terrace location has a roomy open plan lounge, baby facilities and a complete kitchen. Both double rooms have en suite showers, while there is WiFi provided throughout. You have access to Maen Valley Park facilities and amenities on-site, too. Take a dip in the pool or bubble down in the jacuzzi.
Pugwash Cottage is a stunning family getaway with an open plan living space, ground floor WC, private patio and space for a well behaved dog. You have private parking and access to on-site facilities such as a jacuzzi and gardens. The cottage is close to Pendennis Castle and with the coast nearby, it makes for the perfect pet-friendly bolthole.
Planning a trip to a quiet rural location or two while looking for self-catering cottages? Polgwidden Beach is a bit of a hidden gem with a lot of wartime history behind it. It backs onto some glorious coastal villages and the fantastic views are sure to make for some memorable strolls with your pets.
While you may wish to start exploring southern Cornwall for the tourist locations, it makes sense to check out the quieter spots, too!
Pendennis Castle, nestled deep in the heart of Falmouth, dogs and their owners are more than welcome to come and take a look around one of Henry VIII's most favoured haunts. Take a look over the rolling countryside hills as well as the breathtaking coast from this epic fortress facade.
If you're the sort of holidaymaker that loves to learn, you can do far worse than scale the stunning castle. Take a break from the beaches at Falmouth Bay!
Trebah Gardens offer a plethora of absolutely stunning waterside walks; all backed with colourful flora and wildlife. It's something of a little slice of paradise in an idyllic rural setting - and you won't have to travel too far out of Falmouth to enjoy wandering around.
Best of all, dogs are always welcome here. Just make sure you clip the lead on and keep an eye on your pup as you trail the wonderful, wild scenery.
We’ve spent years enjoying south Cornwall’s beaches with our pets, and we can safely say Falmouth is a firm favourite of ours. As you can see from our guide, there are lots of lovely properties and dog-friendly cottages in Falmouth that get you closer to the seaside fun.
Whether you are looking for a superb single-storey property, a one-bedroom apartment, or a sizeable detached property with its own courtyard garden and patio furniture, what’s on offer down here might surprise you. We’ve found some of the absolute best properties down here. Whether you’re desperate for an exclusive complex packed with facilities or somewhere simple with an enclosed garden, Falmouth has plenty of choice. No two period cottages are ever the same, either!
Falmouth is absolutely one of Cornwall’s most celebrated coastal communities, an absolutely glorious location that combines seaside fun with medieval fortresses and occasional countryside strolls. There’s little wonder why so many dog lovers choose to take their pets down to the south Cornish coast.
Many people head down towards Falmouth for the views – and we can’t say we blame them. Ideally located for breezy seaside walks and stays, the town centre is full of character and you’ll find a huge harbour scene nearby. There are also plenty of quaint period cottages in Falmouth for you to investigate.
There are plenty of dog-friendly things to do down in Falmouth. Pet-friendly accommodation down in Falmouth is full of character, and thankfully, never too hard to find. A fully equipped modern house close to Falmouth provides you with somewhere safe and cosy to keep coming back to.
After a long day of exploring Falmouth Bay and local countryside walks and coastal stretches, it makes sense that you’d need somewhere calming to head back to. After a long boat trip or two or a trip to a local restaurant serving up local catches of the day, heading home to a tranquil retreat makes perfect sense! Falmouth is full of little surprises – you could be walking around an idyllic countryside location one day, and exploring deep, hidden coves the next.
We highly recommend you explore wider Falmouth as much as you can – from boat trips in and out of the bay to walks along the stunning Swanpool Beach; there’s also plenty on offer nearby from the National Trust (Trelissick Gardens, for example). Check out the Falmouth dog-friendly cottages above and secure yourself your own slice of south Cornish paradise.
Explore Falmouth’s harbour, the local beaches, nature reserves and more. As you can see from the above, there’s plenty to be keeping you occupied – and our picks only provide the tip of the iceberg.
We hope you find that perfect Falmouth holiday with your pets – let our guide be an introduction to a Cornish idyll that’s always full of surprises. Dog-friendly holiday cottages down here are popular all year round, so take advantage.