North Devon

Dog Friendly Hotels in North Devon

The four-pawed editor

The Editor Says: If leisurely strolls by the sea are your bag (and they’re certainly mine, but without the “leisurely” bit) then North Devon is a really belting destination (don’t forget to see our section on Exmoor, too).  In fact, the Bucks Mills route which passes the Hoops Inn, below, is reckoned to be one of the best dog walks in the South West of England. And in an area chock full of great places to mooch with a pooch, that’s saying something. Also worth saying is that my mum fed me eggs for lunch and I’ve got to leave the computer for a few minutes…

Hoops Inn, near Clovelly

The Hoops Inn at Clovelly

Brimming with history and period charm, The Hoops Inn at Horns Cross is a 3 star rated hotel featuring 13 guest rooms. Bideford is just a few miles away to the east.

Paws Policy: Dogs are most welcome in the Standard Coach House Double and Twin rooms (and Family Courtyard) for a small additional nightly charge. They are permitted in the Snug bar during the daytime, but not public areas. The Hoops has an adjacent paddock area where dogs can be exercised.

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Strathmore Guest House, Ilfracombe

The Strathmore at Ilfracombe

Set within a Victorian building, Strathmore provides family friendly accommodation just a short stroll away from the town centre of Ilfracombe.

Paws Policy: Dogs are welcome by prior arrangement at Strathmore Guest House for the additional charge of £7.00 per night (or £12.00 if there are two in a room). From these charges a donation is made to the local Dog’s Trust each year.

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The Carlton Hotel, Ilfracombe

Carlton Hotel, Ilfracombe

Recently refurbished, this Victorian building now features 30 guest bedrooms and a bar & brasserie. Ilfracombe’s harbour is just a few minutes away on foot.

Paws Policy: Dogs are very welcome with prior notice and stay for the additional charge of £5.00 per night. A part of the bar and lounge is set aside for those bringing their four-legged family members.

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The Half Moon, Sheepwash

The Half Moon at Sheepwash, Devon

Within reasonable driving distance of both Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks, the 16th century Half Moon is ideally located for those seeking to explore as much of Devon as possible during their stay.

Paws Policy: Has a pet friendly annexe with dogs welcome to share rooms with their owners and enter the bar area (they are not allowed in other public areas).

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The Duke of York, Iddesleigh

The Duke of York, North Devon

A classic old Devon cob house, the Duke of York is a Grade II listed building which can claim a curious connection to the book (and film) War Horse.

Paws Policy: Dogs are very welcome for the additional charge of £5.00 per hound.

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The Rams Head, Dolton

Rams Head at Dolton

A former coaching inn, this beautiful building offers bed and breakfast accommodation in one of the most beautiful parts of the county. Both the north Devon coast and Dartmoor national Park are within easy driving distance.

Paws Policy: 3 of its 8 guest rooms are able to accommodate dogs. Additional charges apply.

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