Dog Friendly Cottages in Dartmouth: 12 Luxury Holiday Lets

Handpicked Cottages to Rent

The stunning town of Dartmouth in South Devon rests on the River Dart, and it’s here where you can really let Rover dart around the beautiful coast and country escapes. Finding the best dog friendly cottages in Dartmouth shouldn’t be too tricky, but to save you some time and effort, we’ve hunted down some great picks.  


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This sophisticated, modern property has been lovingly furnished to produce a cosy retreat on the English Riviera. Just a short walk away from the idyllic harbour and coastal walks; there’s plenty to see and do in and around the quaint town of Brixham.


Situated in the perfect location to explore South Devon, this charming contemporary property features a delightful private garden with a beautiful patio area, great for al fresco dining. There are shops, cafes and restaurants, just around the corner, and loads of country walking paths.


Located between the picturesque towns of Brixham and Dartmouth, this spacious cottage can sleep 7, and is full of traditional charm and subtle modern comforts. With access to two private gardens and numerous country paths, it’s an excellent spot for families to get together.


This grand countryside cottage is large enough to house 10, with cosy modern furnishings and plenty of space to relax. Featuring glorious views of the Devon countryside, the vast private garden is the perfect location for social gatherings and family celebrations.

Stoke Fleming, Near Dartmouth

A stunning coastal chalet with one bedroom and one bathroom and a well-equipped kitchen. There is a shared laundry room onsite and parking available in a public car park close by. You can access the South West Coast Path nearby for a stroll with your dogs.


This luxurious holiday home sits directly on the bank of the River Dart, with remarkable views of the water to be enjoyed from the comfort of the property’s grand sunroom. The private patio area is a great place to entertain, with plenty of space to sleep 12 comfortably.

Dartmouth, South Devon

A wonderfully semi-detached cottage with two bedrooms, one bathroom and a welcome pack on arrival. Facilities include a woodburner, an enclosed courtyard and permit parking. Enjoy the town’s local market or take a trip to Dartmouth Castle for any history buffs.

Dartmouth, South Devon Coast

An elegant property with two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a large open living space. There is a welcome pack, a wood burner with logs provided and a travel cot available on request. The local beach is less than a mile away and you can enjoy views of the River Dart from this home.

Stoke Fleming, South Devon Coast

Ideal for a small family, this two bed, two bathroom property has a well-equipped kitchen and the local shop is less than 200 metres away. The beach is less than one mile whilst there’s also the largest freshwater lake in the South West nearby.

Kingswear, South Devon

This stunning holiday home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms and an open-plan lounge. Facilities include a large decking area with chairs and a BBQ. Kingswear Castle is just a couple of miles away and Coleton Fishacre House and Gardens are 3 miles.

Kingswear, Near Dartmouth

This charming property is great for a group with three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a large open-plan living area. There is a woodburner, a terrace area with seating and a room for coats and boots. Local events include the Torbay Air Show and Dartmouth Food Festival.

Kingswear, South Devon

A truly wonderful three-bedroom house with one family bathroom and an expansive glass balcony with views of the river. A stairgate, travel cot and highchair are all available and there is private parking on the driveway. Brixham and Torquay are easily accessible from this property.

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The Best Pet Friendly Holiday Cottages in Dartmouth

Whether it’s to head on down the South West Coast Path or to get closer to that traditional seaside town experience, we can hardly blame you for looking for dog friendly accommodation in Dartmouth! As you can see from our picks above, you could secure yourself a modern apartment, a quaint cottage, or even a three-storey townhouse close to Dartmouth, Brixham, Devon beyond -even if it’s a simple two-bed maisonette located off the beaten track or within South Hams, you’re spoilt for choice.

As mentioned, there are also plenty of dog friendly attractions and walks down here too. Why not take a trip out to the castle or a stroll along the beaches? Grab yourself one of the great Devonshire pet friendly retreats over one or two floors, set up that parking permit, and explore wider Devon. 

About Holidays In Dartmouth With Dogs

Dartmouth remains a hugely popular family resort down in South Devon, backed by outstanding natural beauty as well as boutique shops and seaside fun as far as the eye can see. Dartmouth dog friendly cottages are popping up more and more, too, thanks to the sheer number of dog friendly beaches and attractions down here. While the centre of Dartmouth can get extremely busy at times, there are always going to be peaceful stretches you can eke out along the coast.

Dartmouth is a Devonshire town that’s proud of its heritage, with the famous castle standing proud at the foot of the River Dart and with art galleries, museums, rustic shops and pubs scattered across the region. There are also some lovely small village scenes just beyond the town itself, too, meaning if you want to balance visits between – say – Dartmouth and Brixham, Devon village scenes make for ideal dog friendly bases.

Many dog owners staying sown in Dartmouth – whether in the bustling town or just beyond – will tell you that it’s always worth checking out the long stretches across the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, officially designated as South Devon. Explore the Dart Valley Trail, Do also make sure to look into Woofstock – a yearly festival dedicated to pets just outside of Dartmouth itself!

Whether you are looking for a simple, traditional mid-terrace cottage, a contemporary first-floor apartment, or a superb semi-detached property close to the heart of the town, You are sure to find the perfect holiday cottages in Dartmouth for dogs. The holiday homes listed above are simply the cream of the crop – Dartmouth locals really love their pets, and that’s reflected in the local pubs, properties, attractions and more. Why not take a look around for yourself?  

Dartmouth Castle on the South West Coast Path

Dartmouth Castle is a true highlight of the wider area, offering stunning views across the estuary and surrounding area. An educational visit, you’re welcome to bring your pets here on leads to learn more about six centuries of castle history. Right at the edge of the River Dart, it will likely make for a memorable walk with a canine companion.

Dartmouth’s castle is also close to various other great holiday ideas for families and their pets, with stunning sea views.

Castle Cove

As the name suggests, this hidden gem is just down from the castle, offering you spectacular views over the sea and just a few minutes’ stroll from the town centre. It is a shingle beach, meaning it is truly stunning to behold at low tide.

Dogs are welcome here all year round – great news if you’re looking for a different coastal stretch outside of historic Bayards Cove to explore with your four-legged friend.

South Devon (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty)

South Devon is by far one of the most celebrated coastal stretches down this corner of the UK. Dogs are welcome at various beaches and stretch down here, meaning it is well worth checking out restrictions before you visit.

The town of Dartmouth is wonderfully positioned for families and pets to enjoy some of England’s best-kept natural secrets. There are plenty of dog friendly places to stay in Dartmouth which will give you easy access to South Devon.

Last Word

We are huge fans of Dartmouth and the wider area and are confident the area is only going to get more interesting for dog lovers as the years go by. We hope the pet friendly cottages in Dartmouth listed here give you a good taste of what to expect and inspiration enough to hunt down that ideal domicile. Grab yourself some seaside fun and break away from the norm down in Dartmouth. 

If none of these top dog friendly holidays in Dartmouth were for you, see other brilliant getways in the southwest. 

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