A mere twenty-minute car trip across the border to the historic marine port of Plymouth, this rural retreat is has all the country charms of scenic Devon and is doggy-friendly to boot.
The three-bedroom Pentire Cottage is the quaint parish of Holbeton and nestled in undulating hills, giving your pooch plenty of scope to scamper about.
There’s no charge for pets at the cottage. The interior has a contemporary design and the upstairs bedrooms each have en-suites.
At A Glance
One Dog Allowed
Private Hot Tub
Pets - No Charge
Pub Within 1 Mile
The master bedroom has a particularly good view of the hills and farmland. The stairs leading down to the living area and kitchen has an ultra modern clear glass and distressed metal bannisters. The rustic colour schemes bring the outside in.
Downstairs generous room-dividing arches keep it light and bright and the connect the pine kitchen, dining area and reception room, with its floor to ceiling sliding doors overlooking an outstanding elongated water feature that carries the eye to the Devon countryside. The light and airy common area is given a cosy slant for those rainy days with a warming gas fire.
If you need a change of scenery then there’s the coast just three miles away. A beach that stands out is Wembury that is set in an Area of Outstanding Beauty and has a long stretch of sand and so many rock pools and cliff paths to explore.
The water here is so clean that it has earned a Marine Conservation Society award. If you want to give yourself and your pooch a good workout follow the paths to all year-round dog friendly Bovisand Beach.
This beach shouldn’t be confused with Bovisand Bay where dogs are not allowed between the start of May the end of September.
Map of Area
Things To Do in Holbeton
Relaxing days on the beach can be balanced with a visit to Sharpham Vineyard, about 17 miles from Holbeton. This vineyard is on a thousand-year-old farm and welcomes dogs too.
So, while you enjoy a glass of wine and some cheese from the farm’s dairy, your pet can be right alongside you.
The Devon Railway Centre and Model World in Tiverton is more than an hour’s drive away, but the fact that it is dog friendly and has so much to offer for different ages, it is worth the drive.
Pop your pooch in the car and take a leisurely ride to the centre, especially if you are on a longer break. Don’t forget to take the leash – the only stipulation here if you want to take your dog walkies throughout the centre.
Long Timber Woods is a short drive from Pentire, an enchanting walk for humans and dogs along the banks of the Erme. Dogs are allowed to swim in the river. Parking is free.
This is the best of both worlds – it might be off the beaten track, but it’s only about a mile to the charming village of Holbeton with its thatched and stone cottages, so typical of Devon.
The Dartmoore Union, with its open fires is cosy and pooch partial to boot. Even though there is a range of dog-friendly things to do in this neck of the woods and you’ll be spoilt for choice you can also chill out at the cottage.
It has an outdoor hot tub on a fantastically lit patio meaning sundowners can continue long after sunset. The garden has enchanting areas with the emphasis on local stone and water features.
You can sit on the patio or in the garden where you can sit and soak up your surroundings while your dog plays on sweeping, manicured lawn.
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