Hotels for Happy Doggies in South West England: Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire
Dog Friendly Hotels around Dartmoor
The Editor Says: I reckon that Dartmoor is a fabulous place for dogs at any time of the year. Love it. But owners should really be aware of livestock and wildlife because the last thing you want is a farmer getting irate and a lovely day out ending in complete carnage. As such, have a read of what the Dartmoor National Park Authority say about Dogs on Dartmoor so that it keeps being a tip top place to go snuffling around. Personally, I like standing in the streams (when they aren’t raging torrents, naturally) day dreaming about dog biscuits. But that’s just me.
Booking Online: Making a reservation with Booking.com or LateRooms.com is easy and convenient. When doing so it is important that you make clear your intention to bring your dog in the “special requests” box so that the hotel or inn is made aware in advance. Please note that our “Paws Policy” information is for approximate guidance only and that the hotel, inn or bed and breakfast’s actual policies may change at any time and/or be more comprehensive. We play no part in the actual booking process.
The Bedford Hotel, Tavistock
Certainly one of the most dog friendly hotels in the whole of Devon, the Bedford Hotel offers classic accommodation at the heart of this historic market town. Featuring 38 guest rooms in all, the hotel is 3 star rated and includes the popular Woburn Restaurant. Paws Policy: Dogs are extremely welcome, and are allowed in all areas of the hotel (on a lead) apart from the restaurant.
Situated almost right at the centre of Dartmoor, the famous Two Bridges Hotel offers 3 star rated accommodation and plenty of period charm. It features an award winning restaurant, over 40 guest bedrooms, and is set within extensive grounds. Paws Policy: Dogs are very welcome and are allowed in all of the public areas apart from the Tors Restaurant, all furry friends will receive a pet pack on arrival. Warm sausages for breakfast are available upon request
Featuring just eleven guest bedrooms and set within 8 acres of its own grounds, Lydford Country House Hotel is ideally situated for those wishing to explore the western fringes of Dartmoor National Park. The famous White Lady waterfall is nearby, as are the ruins of the historic Lydford Castle. Paws Policy: Very much welcomes well behaved dogs at a charge of £7.00 per night. The hotel’s resident dogs are Toby, Gypsy and Babe.
If thatched inns are your preference, then the Ring of Bells will certainly appeal. Offering just five guest bedrooms, this ancient pub is just a short drive from Moretonhampstead and ideally situated for those seeking to explore as much of Dartmoor as possible during their stay. Paws Policy: Well behaved dogs are allowed everywhere except in the dining room.
Situated on the banks of the River Teign, the Mill End Hotel offers traditional country house hotel accommodation. Conveniently located for the A30, Moretonhampstead is also nearby. Paws Policy: Dogs are welcome at an additional charge of £8.00 per night per dog, or £15.00 for more than one. The hotel has a side entrance into a boot room with dog towels for anyone returning after a muddy or wet walk.
Just a couple of miles from Devon’s border with Cornwall, the Arundell Arms is a celebrated fishing hotel. It features an award winning restaurant, 21 guest bedrooms, and a classic ambience. Dartmoor National Park is around four miles to the east. Paws Policy: Dogs are very welcome everywhere except the dining room and the river bank. Additional charge of £10.00 per pet per night (food extra).