South East Devon

Dog Friendly Hotels in SE Devon

The Editor-in-Chief

The Editor Says: Although a lot of the beaches in South East Devon tend to have a ban on dogs during the Summer months (unsurprisingly), there are one or two we can still visit all year round such as the one north of the pier at Teignmouth, and also nearby Ness Cove. And, anyway, it isn’t as if there aren’t loads of other things to do. Dogs are welcome (for a small charge) to snuffle about at Bicton Botanical Gardens, and you can always go for a wander along the fabulous coast path including the “Valley, Ridge and Jurassic Coast” at Sidmouth. In fact, I once nearly broke my legs zooming around like a plonker in Sidmouth. Launched myself off the top of a hillock at 35mph. Those were the days.

The Bedford Hotel, Sidmouth

The dog friendly Bedford Hotel in Sidmouth, Devon

Situated on the seafront of Devon’s famous Regency seaside town, The Bedford Hotel has been welcoming visitors for almost 150 years. Possessing 40 guest bedrooms, the hotel also features its own restaurant: Pyne’s at The Bedford.

Paws Policy: Super dog-friendly, four-legged guests are very welcome to stay at The Bedford for the additional charge of £7.00 per dog, per night.

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The Salty Monk, Sidmouth

The Salty Monk at Sidmouth

A “restaurant with rooms”, parts of the splendidly-named Salty Monk are reputed to date back to the 16th century (it was once a salt house for Benedictine monks). It features its own mini spa, and the restaurant itself has been awarded two AA Rosettes.

Paws Policy: Dogs allowed in three ground floor rooms (which have private access) for the additional charge of £20.00 per stay (Wisteria, Rose and Heather). Pets should not be left alone in rooms or exercised in the grounds. Part of the restaurant is dog-friendly and four-legged visitors each receive their own ‘hamper’ on arrival.

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Sid Valley Country House Hotel, Sidbury

Sid Valley Country House Hotel

Just a few miles to the north of Sidmouth and within easy reach of Ottery St. Mary, the Sid Valley Country House Hotel is set in a beautiful rural location and boasts a heated outdoor swimming pool which is open from Easter to the end of September (approximately).

Paws Policy: Has a small number of pet friendly rooms able to accommodate small to medium-sized dogs. There is an additional daily charge of £20 per dog, and are welcome with prior arrangement. They must not be left on their own at the property.

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The Hunters Moon, Sidmouth

Hunter's Moon, Sidmouth

Adjacent to the National Trust ‘Byes’ walk along the River Sid, the Hunters Moon Hotel is a splendid Georgian house set amid two acres of its own grounds. Sidmouth beach is a few minutes away on foot.

Paws Policy: Dogs stay for the additional charge of £12.00 per night and can do so with prior arrangement.

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Kingswood and Devoran Hotel, Sidmouth

Kingswood and Devoran Hotel

Located on the town’s Esplanade, the Kingswood and Devoran Hotel is a fine Victorian building which has been operating as a family-run hotel for over six decades. It is three-star rated and within easy reach of most of Sidmouth’s shops, restaurants and attractions.

Paws policy: Good natured dogs are welcome to stay for the additional fee of £10 per night. They are not permitted in public rooms.

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Woodlands Hotel, Sidmouth

Woodlands Hotel, Sidmouth

Although the present Grade-II listed building dates from the early 19th century, its predecessor was supposedly once the property of Sir William Raleigh. These days it offers highly-rated accommodation just a few minutes walk away from the town centre.

Paws Policy: Has a selection of dog friendly rooms (prior arrangement required) on the ground floor of the hotel. Charges may apply.

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The Dolphin Hotel, Beer

Dolphin Hotel in Beer, Devon

The Grade-II listed Dolphin Hotel dates back, in parts, to the 17th century. The beach is just a short walk away.

Paws Policy: Has a number of specifically dog-friendly rooms )charges may apply). They are welcome to join their owners in the Lounge and Long Bars.

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Westleigh B&B, Beer

Westleigh B&B at Beer

About two minutes walk away from the beach, Westleigh B&B is a highly-rated little place to stay set within a classic old Devon cottage.

Paws policy: Extremely dog friendly, four-pawed guests are welcome throughout the house except the kitchen. Pets should not be left unattended at any time during their stay.

Details and reviews: Tripadvisor

The Cliffden Hotel, Teignmouth

The Cliffden Hotel, Teignmouth

3 star rated, The Cliffden is within easy reach of Teigmouth’s promenade and beach. With 47 guest bedrooms in all (including wheelchair accessible rooms), the hotel also has an indoor swimming pool and a restaurant.

Paws Policy: Pet friendly. Charges may be applicable.

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Minadab Cottage B&B, Teignmouth

Minadab Cottage

A beautiful little thatched building dating back to the late Georgian period, Minadab Cottage offers extremely highly rated bed and breakfast accommodation via just three guest rooms.

Paws policy: Dogs are very welcome providing they are not aggressive in any way (Minadab Cottage has three Weimerarners). They are not allowed in the dining room and must not be left alone in bedrooms. There is a one off charge of £20.00 per dog to cover additional cleaning costs.

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Potters Mooring Guest House, Teignmouth

Potter's Mooring, Teignmouth

This little 4 star rated guest house at Shaldon reputedly dates from the 17th century and was formerly the home of sea captains. Featuring just six bedrooms it is certainly one of the more intimate places to stay in south east Devon, with independent reviews from previous visitors being extremely favourable.

Paws policy: has two dog friendly rooms situated in the courtyard for ease of access. There is a charge of £20.00. Dogs are not permitted into the dining room (but they can be left in guest rooms if they are well behaved).

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Langstone Cliff Hotel, Dawlish Warren

Langstone Cliff Hotel, Devon

Family run and family friendly, the Langstone Cliff is a 3 star Visit England Assessed hotel is set within extensive grounds overlooking the English Channel. It possesses 64 guest bedrooms in all, and also boasts both indoor and outdoor swimming pools.

Paws policy: Dogs are allowed at the hotel but not in any food serving areas or on furniture (they are allowed in the Lincoln Bar). Owners must be in total control at all times. A supplementary charge of £8.00 per night applies.

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Fairwater Head Hotel, Hawkchurch

Fairwater Head Hotel, Devon

Dating from the Edwardian period, this 3 star country house hotel is just a few miles from Axminster and within easy reach of Lyme Regis and the Jurassic Coast. It possesses 16 guest bedrooms in total, and features its own restaurant.

Paws policy: Dogs are very welcome (the hotel has two of its own) for the additional charge of £14 per booking – up to 2 large hounds or 3 small. They are welcome to stay in rooms while owners dine or have breakfast providing they are not nervous or likely to cause damage (room service is available otherwise).

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