10 Dog Friendly Holiday Houses in Devon

Ed Maughan
Ed Maughan

Top Ten Dog Friendly Properties in Devon

If you’re planning a group get away to Devon this year, and are looking to take your four legged friend along for the ride, you’re looking in the right place. Devon is a fantastic location for dogs and humans alike! Think walkies galore, dog friendly pubs, cafés and restaurants, and plenty of activities for the owners. We’ve put together our top ten dog friendly properties in Devon to get the ball rolling.

1. Corffe House, Tawstock, Barnstaple, Devon

2. North Lake Chapel, East Worlington, Devon

3. Old Mill Cottages, Paignton, Devon

4. Dartmouth Harbour Heights, Dartmouth, Devon

5. Godolphin Cottage, East Portlemouth, Salcombe, Devon

6. Newhouse Farm Cottages, Witheridge, Tiverton, Devon

7. Homecroft, Cheriton Fitzpaine, Crediton, Devon

8. Roxedge, St Marychurch, Torquay, Devon

9. Coombe Farm, Modbury, South Hams, South Devon

10. Higher Wiscombe, Southleigh, Sidmouth, Devon

🛏 Sleeps 10-20 over 8 bedrooms

📽 Cinema room with playstation

🎱 Pool table

🪵 Open fires on ground floor

🍽 BBQ and outdoor seating

🏊‍♀️ Indoor heated pool

🔥 Hot Tub

This 18th century Grade II listed country house has been tastefully designed to incorporate modern comforts, while still maintaining many beautiful original features. With views across the Devon countryside, and access to a cinema room, indoor heated pool and a tennis court to boot, you’ll barely feel the need to leave the comfort of the property at all! If you’re planning a get away for a group larger than their maximum capacity of 20, they also have beautiful cottages on site. If you can drag yourself away, the pretty market town of Barnstaple is less than 5 miles away, where you’ll find restaurants, a cinema, local shops and cafés.

🛏 Sleeps 8-15 over 4 bedrooms

🪵 Log burner

🎲 Games room

🍽 BBQ and outdoor seating

🔥 Hot tub and fire pit

This wonderfully converted former Methodist chapel has been lovingly restored with space and light in mind. Think high ceilings, pretty wooden beams, and plenty of room for socialising. Outside, you’ll discover an enclosed courtyard with hot tub, BBQ, seating and fire pit, as well as a covered decking area leading from three of the bedrooms. Indoors, you’ll find a TV and games room, as well as a large, open plan kitchen / living / dining room, perfect for drinks around the log burner. Situated in Mid-Devon, you’ll find world class beaches all under an hours drive, as well as picturesque seaside villages, and plenty of activities for the whole family.

🛏 Sleeps 3-25 over 5 cottages

🍽 BBQ and outdoor seating

🎲 Games room

🪵 Wood burner

Old Mill Cottages have 5 properties available, sleeping from 3 to 10 people, meaning you’ve got super flexible accommodation for any group. Each cottage features an open plan living area, including a lovely spacious reception room in their largest cottage, suitable for full party get togethers. The pretty courtyard garden also offers plenty of space for al fresco dining should the weather suit. The cottages are close to many attractions to entertain children and adults alike, while the nearby beach is sandy, and ideal for children to play.

🛏 Sleeps 2 – 14 over 6 bedrooms

🏖 Easy access to beach

🌅 Ocean views

🌳 Large garden and outdoor seating

Dartmouth Harbour Heights is a large holiday home with spectacular sea and river views, and large, bright open spaces. You’ll find a large garden with plenty of outdoor seating, while indoors there is plenty of space for sociable evenings, and stunning 360 degree views to truly take your breath away. This property is ideally situated for activities for all ages. Blackpool Sands, a renowned swimming and water sport centre is only 3 miles away, while you’ll also find a Golf & Country Club, and a Marina Spa for the ultimate relaxation. If you fancy taking in some shopping while you’re on your break, Dartmouth is full to the brim of local shops, luxury boutiques and a wide range of foodie delights.

🛏 Sleeps 5-10 over 5 bedrooms

🎲 Board games & jigsaws, basement TV room

🍽 BBQ and outdoor seating

🏖 Easy access to beach

🌳 Summer House

Godolphin Cottage is wonderfully situated right above Salcombe estuary, with stunning views across both the estuary, and of Salcome itself. The property itself has been tastefully designed by an award winning architect, with fantastic features such as a glass enclosed staircase. The property features plenty of light, open socialising space, as well as an additional TV den in the basement, perfect for film nights. You’ll find Mill Bay and Sunny beaches within a short walking distance, as well as the little village of East Portlemouth. Make sure to wander down the steps to take the ferry to Salcombe itself, where you will find plenty of shops, cafés and eateries.

🛏 Sleeps 2 – 47 over 9 cottages

🪵 Wood burners

🎲 Games room with toddler soft play facilities

🛝 Trampoline, swings and slides

🏊‍♀️ Indoor heated swimming pool with counter-current jets

🎣 Fishing lake


These lovingly restored farm buildings are a fantastic location for large groups. The cottages sleep anywhere from 2 to 11 people, so you’re bound to find the perfect combination for any group size. On site, you’ll find plenty of entertainment, including a large indoor pool, sauna, games room, crazy golf and children’s play areas, while inside, each cottage features comfortable spaces, private courtyard gardens, and even cosy wood burners in some of the properties. Found in the heart of Devon, the villages of Witheridge and Tiverton are both within easy driving distance. Walkers will find themselves in paradise with the range of walks across both Exmoor and Dartmoor National Parks, as well as North and East Devon beaches. There are also a range of walks available right from the doorstep, with in the meadows and wooded areas of the private grounds.

🛏 Sleeps 10 – 15 over 6 bedrooms

🍽 Aga

🪵 Wood burner

🎲 Games room

🏓 Table tennis

🏊‍♀️ Swimming pool

🔥 Hot Tub

🍕 Pizza oven, BBQ area

Homecroft is a lovely country holiday home, with beautiful views stretching across Devon. Expect plenty of peace and tranquility, as the house is set around 1/4 mile from the nearest neighbour! Inside, you’ll find a traditional aga, a cosy yet spacious living room with a roaring wood fire, and entertainment galore in the large cellar games room. Outside, you’ll discover an outdoor heated pool, wood fired hot tub, floodlit table tennis, and even a pizza oven for your evening pizza parties! There are two pubs serving fantastic food within a 10 minute walk from the property, and you’ll find plenty of rural walks right from your doorstep to walk off all that grub.

🛏 Sleeps 2 – 14 over 6 bedrooms

🍽 BBQ and outdoor seating area

🎲 Games room

🏋️‍♀️ Mini gym

🔥 Large hot tub

🌳 Large garden

This amazing coastal property boasts amazing views stretching across Babbacombe and Lyme. Inside, there’s a host of entertainment options, including a home cinemal, mini gym and games room, while outside features plenty of outdoor seating for some al fresco dining, as well as a large hot tub, and plenty of outdoor space for both the pooch and the kids to stretch their legs. The reception rooms are well designed for large groups, there is plenty of space for the whole family to come together, while cosy corners and smaller spaces give the option for some quieter down time. The property itself is located in the village of St Marychurch, where you’ll find a variety of pubs and eateries, if you feel like venturing further afield you’ll find Paignton and Brixham around a 20 minute drive away.

🛏 Sleeps 2 – 14 over 7 bedrooms

🪵 Open fire

📽 Cinema room

🏊‍♀️ Heated indoor pool

🔥 BBQ and outdoor seating

🌳 64 acres of land to explore

Found in the peaceful Witchcombe Valley, Coombe Farm boasts 64 acres of orchards and vinyards to explore. Guests are even welcome to visit the on site winery and distillery, where the owners produce the award-winning Dartmouth English Gin, as well as wine and cider.  Inside the property, you’ll discover plenty of light, open spaces, perfect for socialising with the whole group. There is also a cinema room and heated indoor pool to keep everyone entertained! The property is around 5 miles away from a range of beaches, as well as a host of entertainment such as surfing, sailing and other watersports.

🛏 Sleeps 6 – 32 over 3 cottages

🎲 Games room

🪵 Wood burners

🏊‍♀️ Seasonal outdoor pool

🍽 BBQ and outdoor seating area

🌳 52 acres of land to explore

These airy, modern cottages are all tastefully designed with comfort in mind, and all feature their own wood burner. Their largest cottage sleeps up to 20 guests, so there is plenty of space for the whole group to come together for socialising, as well as smaller spaces suitable for a bit of quiet time. Outside, the seasonal heated pool will bring the whole group together for fun in the sun. If the weather is not on your side, you’ll find plenty of entertainment in the games room complete with table tennis and table football. Location wise you really are spoilt, the Jurassic coast is just 4 miles away, while if you venture slightly further afield you’ll find Lyme Regis, and opportunities to find your own fossils in Carmouth!


How dog friendly are the beaches in Devon?

Most of the beaches in Devon welcome dogs seasonally, however, some of the main beaches will put bans into place from Easter until Autumn. You can find plenty of information online, as well as comprehensive guides on which beaches allow dogs in peak season.

Can I take my dog into restaurants or pubs?

A lot of the local restaurants and pubs will welcome your four legged friend, but it’s always best to check in advance just incase.

Are there any dog friendly attractions in Cornwall?

Absolutely! Many of the attractions do welcome dogs, most of the National Trust properties allow dogs in the grounds but not houses, and attractions such as Babbacombe Village and local steam railways allow dogs on site.

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