Hotels for Happy Doggies in South West England: Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire
Dog Friendly Hotels in the South Hams
The Editor Says: Being a dog I haven’t got the foggiest what “bucolic” actually means, but I’m reliably informed that the word perfectly sums up the countryside of The South Hams. In fact, the place is full of fabulous walks, both inland and by the sea. Although some of the beaches don’t allow dogs during the high season, there are plenty that don’t mind us running, digging and snuffling around at any time of the year: Thurlestone and South Milton beaches near Kingsbridge, Soar Mill Cove near Salcombe, and Strete Gate near Dartmouth to name but a few. Yay for them.
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.
One of the most famous and celebrated old hotels in South Devon, dating from the 17th century and possessing plenty of period character and first rate hospitality. Paws Policy: Very pet friendly with dogs welcome at a charge of £20 (per dog). They are allowed in the two bars, but not in the first floor restaurant where breakfast is served (this can be served in the library or bars where the dog can stay with its owners).
Anyone seeking a truly ancient place to stay in south Devon would be wise to consider the Cott Inn: one of the oldest thatched pubs in the whole of Britain. Indeed, the place was offering hospitality to travellers as long ago as 1320. Totnes is just a few minutes away by car, and the south eastern fringes of Dartmoor are also close by. Paws Policy: Dogs very welcome (no further information available at time of writing).
This contemporary four star hotel is certainly one of the most family friendly places to stay in Devon. It boasts its own indoor swimming pool for the exclusive use of guests, a spa, and a restaurant: Serendipity. Salcombe itself is just a couple of miles to the north west. Paws Policy: Dog friendly and no additional charges
A splendid old inn reputed to date back to the 1600’s, The Seven Stars possesses 21 guest bedrooms and is a 3 star Visit England assessed small hotel. It has its own brasserie restaurant “TQ9”, and two bars. Paws Policy: well-behaved pets are welcome at a rate of £20.00 per stay. The hotel reserves the right to charge for any damages.
Located at Hope Cove to the south west of Kingsbridge and close to Salcombe, The Hope and Anchor offers bed and breakfast accommodation via 11 guest bedrooms. 4 star rated as an inn, it also features its own restaurant and bar. Paws Policy: Well behaved dogs are allowed at a rate of £5.00 per night
A luxury country house hotel, Buckland Touts Saints is also a Grade II* listed building whose origins are said to be late 17th century. Set amid superb Devon countryside, it features 16 guest bedrooms and an award winning restaurant. Paws Policy: Welcomes well behaved dogs, but no further specific details available at the time of writing.