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11 dog-friendly cottages in Devon to woof about

Puppy and owner on the Embankment overlooking the River Dart in Dartmouth, South Devon

If your dog was in charge of booking your next holiday, Devon would be top of their wish list. After all, what self respecting hound wouldn’t wag their tail about miles of coast and country walks, pet-friendly places to eat and family attractions? Add to that a long list of dog-friendly cottages in Devon and you need look no further for your perfect pet break.

Let us put you on the right scent with this collection of pet-friendly cottages in South Devon:

Barton Cottage in East Cornworthy

Table in garden of Barton Cottage in Devon

Want to escape to the country with your pooch? Take a look at Barton Cottage. It is a rural South Devon holiday cottage located less than a mile from the riverside village of Dittisham, between Totnes and Dartmouth. It’s the perfect retreat for dogs and owners who want to make the most of walks along the South West Coast Path and the River Dart. 

Barton Cottage comes with its own garden, parking space and comfortably sleeps four guests.

Captain’s Cottage in Dartmouth 

Captain's Cottage kitchen and dining room

If you’d prefer dog-friendly holiday accommodation in the heart of a bustling Devon town then Captain’s Cottage is ideal. This stylish Dartmouth cottage is spread across three floors and located on the pedestrianised shopping area of Foss Street, which is full of independent traders. Nearby there’s the Market Square and oodles of dog-friendly places to eat.

The very best part for pets is that town living doesn’t need to come at the expense of wanders in green space. When it comes to walkies, you’re a two minute jaunt from the River Dart and Coronation Park, where there’s plenty of space to throw a ball.

Captain’s Cottage has a parking permit for the town centre car park and sleeps four.

10 Clarence Hill in Dartmouth

10 Clarence Hill living area and kitchen - a dog-friendly cottage in Devon

Looking for accommodation in Dartmouth for larger families with pets? 10 Clarence Hill can sleep up to six, plus your four-legged friend. It comes with an open plan living space and its own walled garden, which is a bit of a sun trap.

Coronation Park is a two-minute walk away and there are plenty of dog-friendly coves and beaches close by.

10 Clarence Hill comes with a parking permit for the town centre car park.

Crooks Cottage in Dittisham

Table and terrace overlooking the River Dart at Crooks Cottage

Crooks Cottage is a newly renovated pet-friendly holiday cottage in South Devon that has retained plenty of its original character.

The cottage has a garden with river views and is perfectly positioned for visiting Agatha Christie’s Greenway across the River Dart or walking the Dart Valley Trail to Totnes or Dartmouth. Find out more about things to do while staying in Dittisham.

Book a stay here and you’ll also be a stone’s throw from Dittisham quayside and its dog-friendly pub, The Ferry Boat Inn

Up to four people and one small dog can stay at Crooks Cottage.

31 Crowthers Hill in Dartmouth

31 Crowthers Hill garden terrace

This pet-friendly holiday home in Dartmouth is perfect for couples or small families of three. It’s just a minute’s walk from the town centre and has a decked garden with river views.

Check into 31 Crowthers Hill and you’ll have plenty of unique places to eat on your doorstep, as well as being in a great position for events happening in town.

This cottage has a parking permit for the Mayor’s Avenue car park. Find out more about holidays in Dartmouth.

Dunedin Cottage in Dittisham

Quayside outside Dunedin Cottage in Dittisham, Devon

Planning a group or large family holiday in South Devon? Dunedin Cottage a dog-friendly property in Dittisham that can accommodate up to eight people in four bedrooms.

It’s also in a superb location alongside the River Dart with its own private garden at the rear and seating at the front so you can appreciate the view. 

Close by is the dog-friendly Ferry Boat Inn and The Anchorstone Cafe. Both are on the quayside from where you can catch a ferry to Greenway or Dartmouth, or drop a crabbing line with your kids.

Dunedin Cottage’s quayside location means there’s no parking at the property but you can find car parks close by.

Ferry View in Dartmouth 

Large windows in sky room at Ferry View dog-friendly cottage in Dartmouth

If a holiday cottage with a river view sounds like your idea of heaven you will be spoilt for vistas at Ferry View. It’s possible to see comings and goings of the River Dart from every window. The good news for pet owners is it’s dog-friendly too.

Ferry View is a three storey house in Dartmouth that sleeps up to six people. There is a terrace garden and a sky room with 6ft Velux windows that open out into balconies to give you a panoramic view of the river.

If you stay at Ferry View you will have a parking permit for Dartmouth’s town centre car park. Find out about things to do in Dartmouth and dog-friendly days out in South Devon.

Lily Cottage in Dartmouth 

Living area at Lily Cottage in Dartmouth

Lily Cottage is a former fisherman’s cottage near Dartmouth town centre and comes with its own enclosed garden. It sleeps up to four and your dog, so is ideal for families or a romantic getaway. Expect plenty of character including low ceilings and a wood burner.

A parking permit is supplied for the nearby car park.

Lower House West in East Prawle

Conservatory overlooking garden at Lower House West holiday accommodation in Devon

This spacious Georgian farmhouse in the coastal village of East Prawle comes with sea views and a small walled garden. Lower House West is ideal for families looking for a self-catering holiday in South Devon.

The sea is just a 20 minute walk away as Lower House West has a private right of way down to the beach and the South West Coastal Footpath. Hop in the car and you’ll find plenty of other South Hams beaches close by including beaches that are dog-friendly all year round.

This dog-friendly cottage sleeps up to five people plus a pooch and has its own private parking.

Ritson Farm in Halwell 

Garden at Ritson Farm near Dartmouth

Ritson Farm is a top choice for larger families and groups, with accommodation for up to 10 people and your four-legged friend. It has five good size bedrooms, three full bathrooms and plenty of space for indoor and alfresco dining in a grassy garden. 

This self-catering accommodation near Dartmouth is in the perfect location for visiting dog-friendly beaches in South Devon as well as the area’s family attractions. There’s also dog-friendly pubs at the nearby villages of Halwell and Moreleigh.

Ritson Farm has parking for three cars and has a EV charger.

Willow Cottage in Dittisham

Row of holiday cottages in Devon

This dog-friendly holiday cottage in Devon has a south facing terrace where you can soak up the sun and orchard views after a day out in the South Hams Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Enjoy local beaches, a boat trip down the river or one of the area’s many National Trust properties before retiring to this country retreat.

Willow Cottage has two bedrooms, sleeping up to four people, and parking right outside the door. The garden isn’t enclosed but you can walk straight out into the orchard where you’ll find plums, flowering cherry, and apple and willow trees.

More dog-friendly cottages in Devon

What some more options? We have plenty more holiday cottages around South Devon. Take a look at our full collection of pet-friendly holiday properties.

Get in touch with us to chat through our holiday cottages in and around Dartmouth. Or search our Devon self-catering accommodation for yourself.

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