Find 100's of Pet Friendly Properties Across the South West of England

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Why Take A Pet Break Here

The South West of England boasts fantastic beaches, restaurants, pubs, historic landmarks and rich British heritage. Pet lovers will be amazed at the number of dog-friendly accommodation and activities that are available in the beautiful part of the UK.

Our dog friendly cottages in the the South West are dotted all over the seven counties. Bournemouth, Cornwall, Dorset, Devon, Somerset, Torquay and of course Weymouth. You have the luxury of choosing sandy beaches, rolling hills or woodlands and in some counties all rolled into one. The South West is home to Castles, Cathedrals and ruins. Take your canine companion with you on a tour of some ruins. It will be good to have them by your side and it will be good exercise for both of you.

Holiday Cottages To Rent

Dart Corner

Dart Corner

Located on the edge of Dartmoor National Park in a residential part of Bovey Tracey, Dart Corner holiday home gives you access to the countryside as well as the beautiful English Riviera. This bungalow has plenty of space for 5 people and up to 2 dogs. There are 3 bedrooms, a living room and dining room, plus a garden set with a lawn and patio furniture. With a fully fitted kitchen just like your one at home, self-catering couldn’t be easier if you like your home-cooked meals.

Cottages

Bedroom
3
Sleeps
5
Pets
2
Bardon Lodge

Bardon Lodge

Bardon Lodge is neat, comfortable and ideal for 2 couples or a family. There’s room for 5 people here with 2 bedrooms and a sofa bed. Plus it’s dog friendly so the family pet can go to Devon with you. Surrounding this holiday home are fields and woodland, plus you get use of the owner’s land – all 10 acres of it. Dartmoor National Park is just a few minutes away, and Torquay seafront can be reached in about 20 minutes. This cottage is a brilliant place for a family to enjoy the south west coast with plenty of local activities and attractions within driving distance.

Lodges

Bedroom
2
Sleeps
5
Pets
2
Granary Cottage

Granary Cottage

Cockington is a fairy-tale village, all narrow lanes and 15th-century buildings. Granary Cottage is right in the heart of it and comes with a sloping thatched roof, cobb stone walls and roses around the door. It has one double bedroom making it an ideal place for a couples’ holiday. Stroll the pretty lanes for 500 yards and you’ll find a village pub that serves tasty meals. As one pet is welcome, you can take Fido with you on a romantic holiday to Devon.

Cottages

Bedroom
1
Sleeps
2
Pets
2
Amelyah Cottage

Amelyah Cottage

An ideal place to base yourself while you are exploring Winscombe and the surrounding area, Amelyah Cottage is just right the size for 2 people. Take your pooch along too as one pet is welcome here. There’s an en-suite bathroom with a corner bath, and a compact kitchen fitted with everything you need for hearty breakfasts before you head out. The Mendip Hills are on the doorstep, and there’s Cheddar Gorge, Weston-Super-Mare and Bridgwater within easy reach so there is plenty to do in this pretty part of Somerset.

Cottages

Bedroom
1
Sleeps
2
Pets
1
Shire House

Shire House

Full of rustic charm, Shire House has a king-size bedroom with an en-suite shower that is ideal for a couple. The bare-stone walls and wood-burner give this holiday home a cosy, farmhouse feel. It’s a dog-friendly place, and with 12 acres of shared gardens to roam, there is space to stretch your legs. Hambridge is a quiet village 17 miles from Glastonbury and 14 miles from Yeovil. With abbeys, castles and market towns to visit nearby, there is something for everyone within an easy drive.

Cottages

Bedroom
1
Sleeps
2
Pets
2
Long Barn

Long Barn

Long Barn has been so stylishly furnished, it looks like a magazine shoot. This converted barn has lots of fantastic features, such as the exposed roof beams, wood burning fire, stone flooring and huge glass doors. It’s on a no-through road offering peace, quiet and long views across open countryside. This dog-friendly accommodation has 2 bedrooms – both with an en-suite, and is ideal for 2 couples or a family. Located in Baltonsborough, a quiet Somerset village, it's just a 5-mile drive from Glastonbury.

Cottages

Bedroom
2
Sleeps
4
Pets
1
Magnolia Cottage

Magnolia Cottage

Magnolia Cottage comes with 3 bedrooms and is ideal for a group of 6. It’s dog friendly too so you can take Fido with you to Dorset. There is plenty of space to spread out here and make yourself right at home. The striking feature of this holiday home is the view from the patio area. You can see straight out across fields with an uninterrupted view of the countryside. When you’ve had your fill of the vista, pop over to Weymouth – it’s only a few minutes away.

Cottages

Bedroom
3
Sleeps
6
Pets
1
Weatherby View

Weatherby View

If you are looking for something oozing country charm, then stop the search now. Weatherby View has character in spades, from the wood burning fire and exposed brick walls to the pine wood doors and wrought-iron details. It’s quite rural here, with views across the countryside and a bridle path going straight past the front door. Doggies are welcome too and they would love a stay in this charming 3 bedroom cottage for 5. There are plenty of trails and cycling routes for the family and doggies to explore, as well as outdoor activities within driving distance.

Cottages

Bedroom
3
Sleeps
5
Pets
3
Sunset Cottage

Sunset Cottage

Sunset Cottage is a lovely single-storey holiday accommodation with all the comforts of home. It’s as neat as a pin and comes with 2 bedrooms and room for 4 people plus a dog. Inside there is a large living room and dining area, and a kitchen fully equipped for self catering. But as soon as you see the view from the back, you’ll want to head straight outside and spend your time on the patio. There’s a table and chairs already set up so you can make the most of the vista.

Cottages

Bedroom
2
Sleeps
4
Pets
1
Forever Cottage

Forever Cottage

Forever Cottage is a quaint 1-bedroom home that is packed with old-fashioned charm. A cosy living room greets you with a traditional wood-burner and squishy sofa. The dining room is elegant and spacious, and the kitchen is modern and fully equipped with all the appliances you could wish for. The first floor bedroom has a bed that can be a double or 2 twins – ask for it to be arranged to your liking. And outside you’ll find delightful seating area in the sunny courtyard garden.

Cottages

Bedroom
1
Sleeps
2
Pets
2
Jasmine Cottage

Jasmine Cottage

Jasmine Cottage is a converted stable which has been neatly kitted out with 2 bedrooms and a compact open-plan living space. There are 2 cottages here, both sleep 3 people and are dog friendly. They are nestled in the grounds of the owner’s thatched cottage that dates back to the 15th century. Sturminster Newton is a quiet town in Dorset with a couple of pubs and an old mill – the ideal spot for a relaxing break away with the family. With it's prime location, this cottage serves as a great base for families and couples to enjoy the Dorset coastline and a wide range of water sport activities.

Cottages

Bedroom
2
Sleeps
3
Pets
1
Rose Cottage

Rose Cottage

A compact holiday home that was formerly a stable, Rose Cottage is nestled in the grounds of a 15th-century, grade II listed thatched house. There is an acre of the owner’s meadowland surrounding the cottage offering views of the River Stour and the old mill. This accommodation has a double and single room with space for 3 people, and it is dog friendly too. Just the right size for a small family, it’s location gives you access the glorious Dorset countryside and a choice of lively market towns.

Cottages

Bedroom
3
Sleeps
4
Pets
2
Trenay Barn Cottage

Trenay Barn Cottage

Charming converted stone cottage with appealing beamed A-framed ceilings. Nestled in the deep Cornish countryside. Perfect for couples or families with kids looking for a beautiful and peaceful rural retreat, just over a mile from St Neot's award-winning moorland village. Cosy lounge with fuel burner and leather sofas. There is a private decked area over the trickling stream in the owners’ garden with an array of wild bird life.

Cottages

Bedroom
2
Sleeps
4
Pets
2
The Loft Cottage

The Loft Cottage

Charming and peaceful stone cottage. Ideal for a couple wanting a romantic holiday or celebrating a special occasion. Enjoy the comforts of the cosy open plan living space. This fabulous stone ‘L’ shaped cottage is divided into the owner’s accommodation upstairs while holidaymakers have the ground floor with a communal entrance. The cottage is situated in a tranquil rural location a few miles from the famous resort of St Ives with its beautiful sandy beaches.

Cottages

Bedroom
2
Sleeps
4
Pets
1
​Westville By The Stream

​Westville By The Stream

Stunning private detached cottage. Beautifully nestled in the grounds of the Rosecraddoc holiday village. Sunny open plan living area with wood burner. Enjoy the relaxing sound of a stream trickling past your cottage. There is a fabulous outside sitting area with views of the manicured garden. The cottage has been furnished with tasteful quality furnishings. It’s ideal for couples or a small family. The Cornish coast is less than 3 miles away with a vast range of water sport activities for you to enjoy including paddle boarding, surfing & kayaking.

Cottages

Bedroom
2
Sleeps
4
Pets
3
Schoolmaster’s Cottage

Schoolmaster’s Cottage

The Schoolmasters Cottage has 2 bedrooms and a cosy living room that comes with a log burning fire. It’s ideal for a family holiday in Devon, and your pup can stay here as well. The kitchen is fitted with all the comforts of home so you can rustle up your favourite dishes with ease, as well as having a large enclosed garden for you to enjoy when the weather is nice. Chillaton is right in the heart of Devon, not far from Tavistock and close to Dartmoor and the Tamar Valley. Hiking with the dog, touring pretty villages and day trips to both the north and south coasts are all possible from this location.

Cottages

Bedroom
2
Sleeps
4
Pets
1
The Old Forge Cottage

The Old Forge Cottage

​Horsebridge boasts a 15th-century stone bridge that crosses the River Tamar. There’s a family-run pub here that’s been around since Charles I was on the throne and he is reported to have eaten here. The Tamar Valley offers walks in the countryside with the dog, and a long list of nearby activities like canoeing, horse-riding and cycling. Plymouth, Seaton and Dartmoor are within easy reach if you want to venture further afield. The Old Forge is a delightful cottage that is perfect for 2. It’s been beautifully kitted out, and is ideal for a romantic getaway in Devon. You can relax and kick back without going very far, or climb in the car and explore the delights of this pretty area.

Cottages

Bedroom
1
Sleeps
2
Pets
1
​Ramblers Rest

​Ramblers Rest

Ramblers Rest is charming, and it's nestled in the heart of Lapford village. There’s a pub just walking distance away, and a shop that’s within easy reach. From the seating area at the front, you can see Dartmoor in the distance. Walks across the moors with your doggy are what holidays here are all about. ​ The cottage offers 2 bedrooms, a modern kitchen, and a living room that has a cosy log burning fire. It’s the ideal accommodation to come back to after long days exploring Devon and all the wonderful things there are to see here.

Cottages

Bedroom
2
Sleeps
4
Pets
2
Stars Cottage

Stars Cottage

Escape from it all in this superb secluded holiday home in Moreton. Perfect for a couple, two couples or a single group of up to four, plus one or more canine companions. Beautiful open plan living and dining area combined with big open kitchen. Stylish panelled floor and brand new fixtures and fittings. The cottage backs on to a pub and restaurant. Close to many great activities in Dorset, after a busy day in the sun, come home to this idyllic holiday cottage which will help provide a luxurious retreat.

Cottages

Bedroom
2
Sleeps
4
Pets
2
Hebe Cottage

Hebe Cottage

Find real peace and quiet in this superb barn conversion holiday home in Notton. Perfect for a couple or larger group, as well as a couple of canine companions. Sunny open plan lounge, dining area and kitchen with brand new, contemporary furnishing. Under floor central heating and superb use of space. Lovely village nearby with pub, restaurant and shops. There is a lovely large enclosed garden for you and your pets to enjoy, whilst having plenty of walking trails and cycling routes on your doorstep.

Cottages

Bedroom
2
Sleeps
4
Pets
2
Bettys Bungalow

Bettys Bungalow

Betty's Cottages is one of the holiday accommodations at Stake Farm. It is a converted barn that provides all the luxurious you might need during your stay. The cottage sleeps 6 people, making it suitable for family or group accommodation. The working dairy farm offers plenty of room for your dog to move around. Footpaths from the cottage make it easy to explore East Chelborough. It's a great property to help you unwind and enjoy all the glorious features that Dorset and the surrounding area has to offer you.

Cottages

Bedroom
3
Sleeps
6
Pets
1

Choose Your Location

If you are looking for cottages on the south west coast that welcome pets, then your in luck. There are tonnes of properties to rent near the Jurassic Coast, just be sure to read all the information to make sure the properties have what you want.

Activities and Things to Do

There are so many dog-friendly resorts with a host of outdoor activities in the South West for your canine companion to enjoy.
Bournemouth has everything you could want in a holiday. It boasts stunning beaches, lush green rolling hills and charming villages. You and your pooch can enjoy water sports and outdoor activities.

Enjoy fossil hunting in Dorset and Devon which are famous for their moors and vast coastline. Your dog will have a great time sniffing and exploring the Devon countryside. Weymouth has a delightful harbour, fabulous beach and amazing outdoor activities.

You don’t have to leave your beloved pet behind if you decide to visit the South West, our vast range of holiday cottages cater for weekend breaks, family holidays and mini breaks. Just choose pet-friendly accommodation, which is plentiful in this part of the UK. Beaches, lakes, moors and the countryside. No matter which one you choose you knows your pooch will be welcome. We have chosen some of the stand out activities you and your pup will enjoy.

7 top places you and your pup can enjoy together:

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Becky Falls

Becky Falls, Newton Abbot. Enjoy a fabulous day out with your family including your furry family member at Becky Falls. Becky Falls has stunning woodlands and a waterfall walk. You don’t need to be as fit as a fiddle to tackle these walks. They are suitable for all ages. Your canine companion will also enjoy the walk with you. It is important to note that he or she must be kept on a lead at all times.

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Goldsmiths Treasure Park

Cornish Goldsmiths Treasure Park. This treasure park is a free attraction in Cornwall and it is dog-friendly. To make it simple you only have to pay for the activities you want to do. The park has indoor areas, so your visit won’t be spoilt if it rains. There is a craft shop and you can even pan for gold or semi-precious stones. There is crazy golf and other entertainment outlets. Look out for the dog-friendly restaurants.
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English Riviera

Choosing one of our cottage holidays on the English Riviera will not disappoint as it has a superb unspoilt coastline. There are more than 20 beaches and remote coves waiting to be explored. This area is pet-friendly and dogs of all shapes and sizes are welcome. So, look forward to long walks on sandy beaches. Remember to pick up after your dog.

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Blue Pool

Blue Pool. The enchanting Blue Pool is an extraordinary attraction in the heart of the Isle of Purbeck. It is set in tranquil woodland between Wareham and Corfe Castle. This stunning feature started as a clay pit in the 17th century. The microscopic particles of the clay give the pool its constantly changing colours from greys to greens to blues. There are walks around the lakes and in the woodlands. The pool is also home to grey squirrels, rabbits and badgers. The woodland is filled with birdsong which adds to the peaceful atmosphere. There will be new smells around every bend for your pup to enjoy.

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Christchurch Castle

Christchurch Castle is the remains of Norman Motte and Bailey castle set overlooking the town and River Avon below. The site contains “Constables House”, a rare example of an early 12th-century Norman dwelling.

The Norman castle was originally built to protect the town and river access to Wessex. The castle itself sits within the Saxon fort walls that were used to build the castle motte. A community flourished during the 12th century in and around the castle. What is left makes for an interesting walk for you and your dog.

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Durlston Country Park

Durlston Country Park and Marine Project is a 280-acre countryside paradise. It consists of sea-cliffs, coastal limestone down land, hay meadows, hedgerows and woodland. It is home to 33 species of butterfly, over 250 species of bird, 500 wildflowers, 500 moths and thousands of invertebrates. The sea cliffs form part of the Jurassic Coast. Most of Durlston Country park consists of calcareous grassland created around a thousand years ago when the oak forest was cleared. There are walking paths that criss-cross the park. Enjoy walks with your dog. You must sit back and relax, and you will hear the amazing sounds of birds and the wind whistling through the trees.
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Poole Park

You can rent a cottage near Poole Park and its ideal for walks as it is a large public park opposite Poole harbour. It consists of several man-made lakes and is a conservation area. Poole park covers an area of more than 100 acres. It is a popular holiday destination with locals and visitors and is accessible all year round. Freshwater and lakes take up 60 acres of the park where you can enjoy various water-sport activities. Take your binoculars and look out for aquatic birds. Your dog will enjoy a day out at the park while the kids can enjoy the children’s ice rink, crazy golf and playground to mention a few.

The Last Word

The South West delivers an amazing holiday cottage experience. It has something for everyone and all ages. Including your canine companion. There are stunning dog-friendly activities across the South West.

Choosing from our full list of pet friendly cottages in the South West may be difficult. You won’t be disappointed no matter which town or city you decide on as your holiday destination. You can look forward to picturesque market villages, green moors, sandy and pebbled beaches and stunning woodlands. So, don’t delay.

Pack your bags and book a holiday in the South West of England. Don’t forget your dog’s lead and remember to always pick up after him or her.

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Don’t worry if you haven’t found that dream property yet, we have more than 500 luxury dog friendly cottages over here.

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