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.
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.
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.
Nelson Steps provides a great family base with three large bedrooms, a full bathroom, double terraces and a dining area that can comfortably welcome eight people. There is a modern kitchen unit with additional beds available on request. Parking is easy via a nearby public car park and garage. River views are all around, and it is a short walk into the centre.
The Bight is a four-bedroom apartment based over three floors, welcoming not just one four-legged friend but up to three. This super-spacious pet-friendly property serves a huge kitchen suite and modern entertainment in the lounge, with balconies and BBQ facilities available, too. You’ll even have access to a gym. You’re right in the heart of Dartmouth!
This classic cottage property takes you deep into the stunning scenery of rural Dartmouth, close to the Dart Valley Trail. It’s a three-floor property with views across the town, offering an open plan living area, full bathroom, three bedrooms, private permitted parking and a modern kitchen suite. There is WiFi throughout and you can bring two pets with you.
Sloping down towards the pretty town centre, this Dartmouth dog-friendly holiday cottage offers four huge levels: three bedrooms, a snug utility space, and your own private garden. Great for bigger family holidays, you can also bring two dogs with you. The kitchen and dining area are ground-floor, and it’s a hill trail down towards town amenities.
This exceptional property offers six bedrooms for a lovely family break at the heart of Dartmouth Creek. It is a Grade II building from the Georgian era, with two sitting rooms, a sizeable dining space, bedrooms across the first and second floors, and a kids’ room for games and activities. There is central heating and a wood burner here to help warm up.
As the name suggests, this terraced property positions you high above the river in Dartmouth, offering desirable town views quite unlike any other. This two-bedroom listing offers ground floor amenities such as an open plan living area with kitchen, outside utility, a dining conservatory and a family bathroom—a great bolthole for adventures in Dartmouth itself and along the river’s edge.
This majestic Grade II apartment is just a stone’s throw from Dartmouth town centre, with period decoration and furnishings. The main bedroom offers an elevated position over the Dart itself, and you will have access to modern entertainment and kitchen facilities to help you adjust. You can bring a dog with you to enjoy local river walks and trails above the town.
This lovely apartment is a ground floor domicile close to many dog-friendly attractions and boutique shops. It offers a single kingsize bedroom, great for couples, and space for a pet. You’ll have access to en suite bathing and an open plan living space with a kitchen suite. Linen included – just bring towels. Dartmouth Hotel is very close by, too.
Aeolus House offers room for up to four people and a small dog, with a two-floor space available in the heart of Dartmouth town. There is a kitchen and dining space with a living/sitting zone, an open fire and a full family bathroom. Kids’ bunk beds are available on request. You are only minutes away from Woodlands Leisure Park and Blackpool Sands.
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.
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 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. Make South Devon your first port of call!
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 a great property over one or two floors, set up that parking permit, and explore wider Devon.
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 Dartmouth dog-friendly cottage. 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?
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 properties 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.