Hotels for Happy Doggies in South West England: Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire
Dog Friendly Hotels around Exmoor
The Editor Says: The Exmoor area is one of the best places in the UK when you’ve got four legs. After all, the Heddon’s Mouth stretch of the South West Coast Path has been voted the best dog walk in the west (which is really saying something!). The countryside itself is brilliant for wandering about, and just so everyone gets the best out of the area it’s worth reading the information on dogs from the good folks at Exmoor National Park. In fact, it’s the perfect destination for hounds and their owners during any season of the year. Shame I don’t get to go more often, really.
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 Exmoor White Horse Inn, Exford
Situated on the Devon and Somerset border, The Exmoor White Horse Inn is a 3 star rated hotel which reputedly dates back to the 16th century and was formerly a coaching inn. Paws Policy: Well behaved dogs are welcome in a number of guest bedrooms (others are kept pet free for the benefit of guests who suffer allergies). Pets stay for an additional fee of £10.00 per day. Please inform the hotel at time of reservation that you wish to bring your dog.
Situated in the route between Porlock and Lynmouth, the Blue Ball Inn is a traditional pub of considerable age. It offers bed and breakfast accommodation through 14 guest rooms, with the 8 Superior bedrooms being located in the oldest part of the building. Paws Policy: Accepts up to 2 dogs per room at no extra charge (extra pets charged at £8.00 per night each). Owners must bring their pet’s own bedding.
A Grade II listed building, Simonsbath House dates from the mid 17th century. It features its own restaurant and is centrally located on Exmoor making it an ideal base for exploring the national park. Paws Policy: Well behaved dogs are very welcome in some of the guest bedrooms (please bring the pet’s own bedding). They are not allowed on furniture or beds, and guests are liable for any damage caused.
Right at the entrance to Lynmouth’s harbour, this 8 room guest house dates from the 18th century. Four star rated, it also features its own restaurant and bar. Paws Policy: Has a number of allocated dog friendly rooms. Pets are welcome for the additional charge of £5.00 per dog per night. Owners must state their intention to bring their dog at the time of reservation.
With plenty of Olde Worlde charm, the historic Rising Sun dates from the 14th century and boasts a connection to R D Blackmore’s famous novel, Lorna Doone. It features its own restaurant which specialises in classic British cuisine, and a period atmosphere modern hotels cannot match. Paws Policy: Dogs are permitted in a small number of rooms within the hotel and in Shelley’s cottage. No further information available at time of writing.
The recipient of some extremely favourable reviews from former guests, Riverside Cottage offers bed and breakfast accommodation right at the heart of Lynmouth. Six of its seven rooms have private balconies and sea views. Paws Policy: Pets allowed. No further information available at time of writing.