In this picturesque fishing port of Looe, dog-friendly cottages offer you and your canine companion a chance to enjoy a staycation together on the Cornish coast. It is this dog-friendly accommodation in Looe and its surroundings that goes a long way to halcyon holidays with your hound.
Dog-friendly cottages in Looe don’t get much better than this traditional farm cottage, sleeping four, which is set in the Cornish countryside, just eight miles from Looe. It is semi-detached with its own enclosed lawned garden for your pooch to safely gadabout in and where you can enjoy meals al fresco. There is an onsite games room and tennis court.
This lovely rustic cottage has Vaulted ceilings, exposed beams, and bi-fold doors spanning one wall. The décor doesn’t disappoint in this spacious accommodation that sleeps six with an open plan living room and a sun-drenched eat-in kitchen. The cottage offers lovely countryside views of south Cornwall with the south Cornish coast just a short walk away.
This idyllic rural retreat, only five miles from the pretty harbour town of Looe, is approached via a short walk through a leafy lane surrounded by rolling meadows. The stunning cottage is as charming as charming gets with a paved patio equipped for meals in the sun. There are two bedrooms, one on the ground floor and the other at the top of the stairs in the eaves.
In the village of Seaton, five miles from Looe, this bijou beach bolthole’s elevated position right above the seafront and coastal path mean you and your fur babies will be on the beach in no time. This gorgeous apartment for two has a sea-facing bedroom and sitting room and you can enjoy sundowners or a cup of morning coffee looking at the boats out at sea.
Apart from 29 July to 26 August, up to two pets are welcome in this apartment with sea views. In the Cornish coastal village of Seaton, this beautifully kept small apartment is positioned above a sandy bay. There is a shared lawn with BBQ facilities and a private patio for dining al fresco. Stunning views and a comfortably styled interior make this a lovely apartment.
For couples who can’t get enough of sun, sea, and sand, this then conveniently located apartment close to the sandy shores of the thriving coastal town of Seaton. On the first floor of a luxury holiday development, it has sweeping sea views from the balcony, which leads to the open living space. Paws are permitted except for July 29 to August 26.
Landscaped lawns with calming water features will take you straight onto the delightful beach from the patio of this elevated ground floor apartment in a small, private complex. This is a one-bedroomed holiday home with stunning views within easy walking distance of local boat trips. The open plan living space with a well-equipped kitchen leads out onto the patio.
With stunning sea views, this pristine ground floor apartment rising from the shoreline gives you unsurpassed views from your bedroom or private patio. The beach is an amble down a charming, narrow pedestrian terraced embankment and lovely garden complete with ponds and picnic tables. There is room for up to two pets, other than from July 29 to August 26.
This spacious first-floor apartment that sleeps four has sweeping sea views from the balcony. Just below, down an established terraced garden, is the sandy beach and dog-friendly pubs and shops, plus a lovely cafe and small sandy beach are just a five-minute walk from the small holiday complex on the quiet estate which the apartment is part of.
In the quieter outskirts of Looe Cornwall to the east of Looe, the Seaton beach is overlooked by this lovely ground floor cottage. This is a spacious house in South Cornwall. On the ground floor, it benefits from outdoor seating both at the rear and the front, which has unsurpassed sea views and a nearby beautiful sandy beach that professional property manager partners boast of.
A Cornish country cottage, refurbished to a high standard, has a private garden and a games room. The main bedroom has a four-poster bed; the open living space has its original exposed beams. It has private parking for two cars and is just a short drive to West Looe’s picturesque harbour, Plaidy beach, and its famous local tea rooms.
Pick up the South West Coast path at Looe Cornwall and take this fairly moderate, pet-friendly 5.7-mile hike to Polperro. The trail takes in the traditional fishing villages that have been so important to the Cornish economy for more than 1,000 years
Rover will love the rock pools and you will appreciate the scenery and the ancient history along this walk. It takes in a sixth-century monastery and eventually ends at the pretty harbour town of Polperro with a few dog-friendly pubs for refuelling.
For composed salty sea dogs, this could be the highlight of the holiday for them. Set off from Looe Harbour for a “Boatzer” experience. You will see the fish swim beneath your feet and marine life as you have never seen it before.
You can take the 45-minute pet-friendly trip to Polperro, or you could extend your sea excursion by an extra four hours. This will take you along the coast to Fowey, past west Looe and Plaidy Beach, allowing you and your pooch ashore for some sustenance at one of the dog-friendly pubs and cafes in this charming harbour town. You won't need a swimming pool on this trip.
This is one of the few museums in England that welcome dogs throughout. The Polperro Heritage Museum of Smuggling and Fishing is fascinating for the whole family. Paws are permitted, but Rover is requested not to spend a penny on the exhibits that cover the floor.
It is located right on the harbour in an old pilchard processing factory and contains an insight into how contraband formed a large part of the day-to-day lives of villagers’ ancestors. There are also exhibits on famous RNLI sea rescue missions in the area.
Whether you are looking for a cosy apartment, charming end-terrace cottage, a beautifully presented detached bungalow on a well-appointed holiday park, or a modern first-floor apartment between West Looe and East Looe on the south coast, pet-friendly, charming accommodation is in abundance.
It is proud to call its second-largest fishing village, pipped only at the post by Padstow that has far more tourist-tread. There is no doubt Looe is a highly desirable destination that is a hive with activity during the height of summer, but it still manages to retain its historic charm.
Looe is Cornwall’s second largest fishing port. It is actually made up of East Looe, a bustling fishing harbour and quieter West Looe, connected by an impressive seven-arched bridge over the River Looe. River taxis run regularly between each quarter. You and your pooch will probably become regulars crossing the river either by boat or over the bridge.
Another way to travel and really see the countryside and coast at its best is a trip on the Looe Valley Line that links the market town of Liskeard with Looe by way of the East Looe River Valley. The journey showcases densely wooded valleys teeming with wildlife that open up to stunning estuary views as the river heads towards the sea. It is a hit with the younger set and birdwatchers alike because the river is home to little egrets, grey herons, oystercatchers, and curlews.
For beer boffins, there is the Real Ale Trail. You can download a stamp sheet, board the Looe Valley Line and embark on a hop-on-hop-off “hops tour” of pubs, starting at Looe, stopping off at Causeland, and ending up in Liskeard. You will sample the best ales in the region and your fur baby is welcome to watch and is likely to receive a lot of fuss and treats at each pub stop.
Once you’ve found bearings by navigating the labyrinth of cobbled lanes above the harbour at Looe, take a walk along Banjo Pier. This is a great viewpoint to watch the trawlers returning with their catch. Across the bay is Looe Island, 22 acres of conservation land that can sometimes be accessed at low tide.
The joy of the area is that there are not just miles and miles of sandy, unspoiled beaches; there are the clifftops and the countryside beyond. Another plus is that a holiday of sea, sun, surf, and sand need not mean leaving Mutley at home. Most of the pubs and restaurants are happy to welcome sandy paws, and you will never struggle to find dog-friendly cottages in Looe either.
Whether you are looking for a penthouse apartment located close to the west Looe Key side, a spacious and comfortable apartment in Looe town centre or a quirky fisherman’s cottage filled with original features set on a fifty-five-acre site, Looe Cornwall has it all. Nearby Spindrift offers charming accommodation also whether your preference is a spacious bungalow, semi-detached cottage, or superb first-floor apartment. Find accommodation that is just right for your family, four-legged members included, and book a holiday that is certainly going to blow away the cobwebs and make you wonder why you had ever crossed the channel for fun in the sun.