Hotel South Brent (Devon)
Planning a trip with your dog can be a bit daunting. But with a little help from Travelmyth, it can be easier than you first thought. Here are our 15 top picks for the best dog-friendly hotels in Devon which will welcome both you and your dog with open arms.
Elmfield is a fairly large house, originally built by a farmer for his personal use. The house is located in Northlew, making it ideally situated for walking in Dartmoor, and close to the River Tamar which leads into Cornwall. Thanks to the relaxed, friendly atmosphere, you’re guaranteed to feel comfortable in this dog-friendly hotel. The owners allow up to three dogs per room free of charge and they also provide a place for them to sleep. Blankets, towels, dog sitters, food and water bowls are also supplied. Of course, to be welcomed here your dogs need to be well-behaved and clean with no fleas. What’s more, your furry friend isn’t allowed on the bed, but if you find it too hard to sleep without them by your side, you can pay a £5 fee to cover the additional laundry costs.
The Old Thatch Inn
Situated on the outskirts of Dartmoor National Park, this hotel really does have something for everyone. The owners are big dog fans, which are why canines are just as welcome as their human owners. However, they do ask that your dogs are well-behaved, clean and used to being around other dogs and owners. Dogs are allowed in all rooms free of charge and you will find a warm welcome for both you and your four-legged friends in front of their amazing double-sided log burner in winter and their sun-kissed beer garden in summer.
Dower House Hotel
Let's face it – your dog deserves a change of scenery just as much as you! The Dower House Hotel in Devon is situated in just 2 miles to the west Lyme Regis and offers ten comfortable and tastefully appointed rooms, all surrounded by rolling hills and open fields that will make your furry friend feel right at home. Whatever your interests are – whether walking, site-seeing, fishing, sunbathing or fossil-hunting – the Dower House will be your perfect base to explore the local area. The hotel welcomes dogs in specific rooms at an additional yet reasonable fee and it provides towels for them. Dogs are not allowed on the furniture or on the beds and they should not be left unsupervised in the room at any time. Remember to mention you’ll be bringing your dog with you at the time of booking.
Fairwater Head Hotel
Known for its warm and friendly atmosphere, this hotel features sixteen en-suite rooms with views over its award-winning gardens. In the local area you’ll find some fabulous walks and the amazing sandy beaches of Lyme Regis, making this hotel the perfect place for dogs to explore and enjoy themselves! Fairwater Head Hotel accepts dogs in all rooms free of charge and on arrival, your pampered pooch will be presented with a welcome biscuit.
Acorns Guest House
Situated in the heart of Combe Martin, this hotel offers seven well-appointed bedrooms, some of which come with beautiful sea views, and its owners, Denise and Steve, warmly welcome visitors of the canine variety. There are many dog walks in the local area which pass along the south-west coast or wind amongst the surrounding hills to the top of the village. Guests can also walk their dogs on Newbury beach which is just a three-minute walk away from the guest house. The hospitality of the guest house also extends into the village, with many nearby pubs and cafes also welcoming dogs. Combe Martin is located on the edge of Exmoor National Park, which is home to many naturally beautiful spots. You can also find several beaches nearby which allow dogs such as Woolacombe, Saunton Sands, Instow and Westward Ho! At Acorns Guest House, well-behaved dogs are accepted in specific rooms for the additional fee of £5 per night. Remember to mention that you will be bringing your dog with you when you book.
Anran @ Tidwell Farm
Anran @ Tidwell Farm is located in the stunning rural setting of Landscove, providing the perfect country escape for both you and your dog. The owners accept dogs in selected rooms at no extra charge, but you need to let them know at the time of booking. The dog-friendly rooms have special sheets for dogs and leash-free play areas, but only clean and well-behaved dogs will be permitted to stay. Anran @ Tidwell Farm’s picturesque location will give dogs, children and adults plenty of opportunities to explore and have fun.