Hotels for Happy Doggies in South West England: Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire
Dog Friendly Hotels in North Devon
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 some egg for lunch and I’ve got to leave the computer for a few minutes...
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 Hoops Inn, near 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 rooms for the additional charge of £7.50 per night. 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.
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 £6.50 per night (or £10.00 if there are two in a room). From these charges a donation is made to the local Dog’s Trust each year.
Offering distinctly “boutique” accommodation, The Hampton’s is an extremely highly rated little bed and breakfast featuring just 7 individually styles guest bedrooms. Paws Policy: Well behaved dogs are welcome by prior arrangement for the additional charge of £5.00 per night.
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).
Said to date back, in parts, to the 17th century, the West Country Inn is located on the North Devon Atlantic Highway between Bideford and Bude in Cornwall. Paws Policy: Accepts well behaved dogs at a rate of £12.00. No further information available at time of writing.
Right on the edge of the quay, the Red Lion is a landmark of the famous fishing village of Clovelly. It features 17 guest bedrooms, with dining available at its Harbour Restaurant. Paws Policy: Dogs on request. Charges may apply. No further information available at time of writing.