Hotels for Happy Doggies in South West England: Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire
Dog Friendly Hotels around Helston and The Lizard
The Editor Says: There are so many great walks to be had in the Helston and Lizard area that you’d need to stay for weeks to stand a chance of doing them all. In fact, pick just about any part of the coast path and you’ll have a fabulous time with one of the best being between Mullion and Lizard Village. Admittedly, dogs aren’t allowed on some of the most famous beaches (like Kynance Cove) between Easter and October, but there are loads that are accessible year round such as Loe Bar. Alternatively, you can always go to the Seal Sanctuary at Gweek where the underwater viewing enclosures are just bonkers.
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 Inn, Mullion
An apt name for a building that has been dispensing hospitality to travellers for around 500 years, the Old Inn is a traditional Cornish pub offering five guest rooms. Right at the heart of Mullion itself, the accommodation is conveniently located for those wishing to explore the wider Lizard area, with places such as Coverack and Kynance Cove all within easy reach by car. Paws Policy: Well-behaved dogs are welcome as long as they stay in their own beds.
One of Cornwall’s most noted family friendly places to stay, the Polurrian Bay is a 3 star rated hotel boasting plenty of leisure facilities (not least indoor and outdoor swimming pools). Set within 12 acres of its own grounds, the hotel features a restaurant, bar and even has an Ofsted registered creche. Paws Policy: well behaved dogs allowed in certain rooms at a charge of £10 per dog per night. Feeding bowls and doggy blankets are provided.
Set above the harbour and boasting some exceptional ocean views, the Mullion Cove Hotel is a 3 star rated establishment that features its own restaurant and an outdoor swimming pool. Paws Policy: Very dog friendly, the Mullion Cove Hotel allows pets free of charge during low season, and at a rate of £7.00 per night at other times of the year. The hotel has a lounge where dogs are welcome, but requires that they are kept on leads while in and around the building.
Right at the heart of one of the most beautiful little villages in the whole of south west England, the Cadgwith Cove Inn is a true old Cornish pub that is central to its community. Those seeking to escape the hustle and bustle of the 21st century will find few locations as therapeutic, with beautiful scenery and inspiring coastal walks at any time of the year. Paws Policy: Accepts dogs, but no further details available on the hotel website.
Built in 1907 and named after a passenger ship that ran aground nearby eight years earlier, this little bed & breakfast offers just four rooms (of which one is a family room). Paws Policy: Well behaved dogs are welcome at The Paris Hotel. No further specific information available at the time of writing.
Offering six rooms on a bed and breakfast basis, Gallen Treath is located just a short distance from Porthallow’s dog friendly cove and the coast path that leads north to the beautiful Helford River and Gillan Creek. Paws Policy: Dogs are welcome by arrangement for the small additional charge of £4.00 per night. They are welcome in the bedrooms and lounge but not the dining room.