St Ives and West Cornwall

Dog Friendly Hotels in West Cornwall & Scilly

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The Editor Says: While we aren’t allowed on a lot of the beaches at St. Ives between May until the end of September, we can still go to ones such as Bamaluz and Lambeth Walk all year round (and Porth Kidney towards Lelant is also great for a canine yomp). But there are loads more places to enjoy, especially with the coast path in West Cornwall having great stop offs such as Portheras Cove, near Pendeen, where you can run around in circles like a numpty during any month. And if you’re visiting in winter, make sure you go to Porthcurno.

Una, St. Ives

Una Aparthotel in St. Ives, Cornwall

Offering highly rated ‘Aparthotel’ lodge accommodation in the Carbis Bay area of St. Ives, Una also boasts its own year-round indoor swimming pool.

Paws Policy: Minimum three-night breaks available in one of the pet-friendly lodges. Maximum of two dogs per apartment.

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The Gurnard’s Head, Zennor

Gurnard's Head. Zennor

Relaxation and to be an escape from the frantic pace of everyday life are the core principles at The Gurnard’s Head. Just a few miles to the west of St. Ives amid some stunning coastal scenery, this old inn is a stylish little place offering just seven guest bedrooms.

Paws Policy: Dogs are very welcome to share rooms with their owners, although not sleep on the beds. No supplementary charge.

Details and reviews: Tripadvisor

Bosavern House, St. Just

Bosavern House in St Just, West Cornwall

If you’re looking for a bed and breakfast in West Cornwall from which to explore the stunning Penwith coastline, you could do a lot worse than Bosavern. A 17th century building with bags of history, it provides accommodation within easy reach of Sennen, Lands End, St. Ives and Penzance.

Paws Policy: Well behaved dogs are welcome in allocated rooms for £10.00 per stay. They are not permitted into the breakfast room on account of its modest size.

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The Lands End Hotel, Sennen

Dog Friendly Land's End Hotel view

You can’t find accommodation any further west in mainland Britain than this, with stunning Atlantic views right on the doorstep (quite literally). A blend of the Victorian and the contemporary, it also has its own restaurant and bar.

Paws Policy: Has a number of ‘dog-friendly’ rooms (but not in the ‘Penwith Studio’). Charges may be applicable.

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Tyacks Hotel, Camborne

Tyacks Hotel, Camborne

Dating largely from the late 18th century, Tyacks Hotel is a true landmark of the old town of Camborne (and can even boast a connection to the legendary Richard Trevithick). It features 15 bedrooms in all (including singles), a restaurant and bar.

Paws Policy: Pet Friendly (the hotel has its own resident cat), but no specific information is available on the website at the time of writing.

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White Hart, Hayle

The White Hart in Hayle

Dating from the mid 19th century, this historic building features over 20 guest bedrooms and is within easy reach of St. Ives, Penzance, Redruth and Helston.

Paws policy: Dogs welcome in Annexe Rooms with advance notice.

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Tregarthen’s Hotel, Isles of Scilly

Tregarthen's Hotel, Isles of Scilly

If you’re looking for amazing beaches, then the Isles of Scilly is quite frankly peerless. The islands may not be the easiest to get to, but they are surely worth all the effort if ‘escapism’ is the intention. On the ‘main’ island of St. Mary’s, Tregarthen’s is one of its landmarks and has been welcoming guests since 1849, including the poet Tennyson.

Paws policy: Welcomes small, well-behaved dogs in allocated rooms for the supplementary charge of £20 per night.

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Star Castle Hotel, Isles of Scilly

Dog Friendly Star Castle, St. Mary's

Set in and around a 16th century fortification (Charles II even took refuge here in 1646), the Star Castle is undeniably one of the most unique and historic places to stay in Britain – it is, after all, a Scheduled Monument. It has its own indoor swimming pool, restaurant and bar.

Paws policy: Dogs welcome in Garden Rooms and Guard Rooms (the latter are on the ramparts). Advance notice of intention to travel with a pet is required.

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