Luxurious dogs welcome Devon holiday cottages
Stay with your dogs in the lap of luxury in Devon - even if it is only for a holiday
With all the outdoor activities that are on offer, Devon is the perfect place to go on a luxury self-catered cottage holiday with your pet. Located in the south west of England and with a coastline filled with stunning beaches, your dog is sure to love the freedom of being able to run across the sand and into the water. Some beaches allow dogs onto certain parts, some allow them during quieter periods and some welcome dogs everywhere, all the time, so you can rest assured that Devon is the perfect, pet-friendly destination.
Aside from beaches, Devon is also jam-packed full of fantastic walking and cycling routes that your pet pooch can accompany you on. Those with kids will love the fact that there are several traffic-free and family-friendly cycle rides in Devon while those looking for something a bit more adventurous can go for an exciting off-road mountain ride or a long-distance cycle and discover sights such as Dartmoor National Park. There are also a whole host of walking trails including the South West Coast Path (also dog-friendly) for experienced walkers and several short and circular routes for holiday makers who are not looking for such a challenging walk. You, your fellow guests and of course your furry friend are bound to be exhausted after a day of discovering what Devon has to offer but the best part about staying in a luxury self-catered cottage in the area is that you will have somewhere special to return to and put your feet up. And boy are you going to need that before venturing out again the next morning!
Another advantage of renting a luxurious and pet-friendly self-catered cottage during your stay in Devon is that you will not be as restricted when it comes to dinner time as you are when staying in either a hotel or B&B, as you will have your very own lovely kitchen in which you can prepare some equally lovely meals in. Devon is well-renowned for its abundance of wonderful local food and you can make full use of the farmers’ markets that take place most weekends. Added to that are also the many food festivals that take place throughout the year so you can look forward to some truly delicious, nutritional and above all local produce when staying in Devon (we’re sure your furry friend will also enjoy whatever is leftover too!). If, however, you feel like a night out of the kitchen during your stay, then you can also make use of the award-winning pubs and restaurants that are scattered throughout the county. Some pubs and restaurants even allow dogs inside but if he/she has to stay back at the cottage, make sure to save some food at the end of the meal, as they are bound to be waiting for their doggy bag!
Devon is a pet-friendly county
Devon prides itself as a dog-friendly county so it should be right at the top of your list when it comes to picking somewhere to go on a luxury self-catered cottage holiday. Just some of the dog-friendly activities that you can all partake in include geo-caching (a digital treasure hunt for hidden ‘caches’ in the countryside) and a day out on the steam train, as some railways such as South Devon Railway and Dartmouth Steam Railway will happily accept dogs on board.
Be sure to also pay a visit to the pet-friendly National Trust property Killerton House near Exeter, where dogs are welcomed with open arms. You can do pretty much anything in Devon with your man’s best friend by your side so what are you waiting for? Have a look at our selection of luxurious pet-friendly breaks in Devon and look forward to a holiday away that no member of the family need miss out on, no matter how hairy they are!