Hotels for Happy Doggies in South West England: Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire
Dog Friendly Hotels around Fowey, St. Austell and Mevagissey
The Editor Says: There are a few good beaches that doggies can run on, dig up, and snuffle around all year round in the St. Austell and Fowey area: Par Sands, Porthluney Cove, and Polridmouth Cove to name but a few. And, of course, pretty much all of them don’t mind hounds, mutts and pooches out of season. What’s more, dogs are now allowed at places such as The Lost Gardens of Heligan and outdoors at Caerhays. And anyway, it’s not as if you can’t get in the car and reach most of Cornwall for a day out from this neck of the woods.
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 Old Ferry Inn, Fowey
“Steeped in history” is a cliche, but it certainly sums up this characterful old inn which can boast links to Daphne du Maurier. Situated in Bodinnick (which is to be found on the opposite bank to Fowey itself), The Old Ferry Inn offers 12 guest bedrooms, a restaurant, and a traditional bar with bagloads of period charm. Paws Policy: Pets are very welcome at a rate of £7.50 per dog per night.
This cosy little bed and breakfast dates back to 1784 when it was originally built for the tin smelting process. Today it offers accommodation via 8 guest rooms to those seeking to explore this particular part of mid Cornwall, and also features its own restaurant. St. Austell itself is easily reached in little more than 10 minutes on foot. Paws Policy: Welcomes dogs with well behaved owners.
This landmark Victorian building certainly boasts some of the finest river views in Cornwall. Four star rated, it features a restaurant (Spinnaker’s), a bar (The Lookout), and 37 guest rooms. The centre of Fowey is just a few minutes away on foot. Paws Policy: Well behaved dogs are welcome with the hotel having a number of specially allocated rooms. Please ask at the time of booking or reservation.
Set amid over 40 acres of its own parkland, The Cornwall Hotel Spa & Estate includes four star rated hotel accommodation, an award winning restaurant (The Arboretum), and a spa which includes an infinity pool. Located in Tregorrick and just to the south of St. Austell, the coast is less than two miles away. Paws Policy: Dog friendly rooms are available (supplement may apply)
Some say that Fowey Hall was the inspiration for Toad Hall in the famous children’s book Wind in the Willows. Whatever the truth, it’s certainly one of the most child friendly places to stay in Cornwall. Paws Policy: Upto 2 well behaved dogs in the Main House rooms at £10.00 per dog per night. Pets are not allowed in the dining areas, and should be kept on a lead when in public rooms and the hotel grounds.
This 18th century manor house features its own indoor swimming pool in addition to several acres of private grounds. Three star rated, Boscundle Manor is situated around three miles from St. Austell. Paws Policy: Dogs are welcome to stay at £10.00 per dog per night, in any of the cottage rooms (Agatha, Beatrix or Jasmine) as well as Elizabeth in the manor house.