Staycation holidays are the safest and easiest way for many of us to experience a holiday this year. Giving families across the country a great excuse to discover parts of the UK, with their furry friends in tow. The south west region of Devon is an amazing location with bright beaches, stunning scenery, so it’s the perfect place for your dogs to explore the rural landscape. If you are planning a staycation this year and hope to bring your dogs with you, here are some of the most magical properties perfect for pooches and families alike. So read on for some great examples of dog friendly properties in Devon – which one is your favourite?

Dog friendly properties in Devon

I’m the proud owner of two bonkers boxer dogs, so when considering a dog friendly holiday, I have to make sure there’s plenty of space in the area for them to run around. Read on for my top picks of Dog friendly properties in Devon.

The dog lover’s haven: Chapel Cottage, Harcombe

Dog friendly properties in Devon - Chapel Cottage, Harcombe

Chapel Cottage is the ultimate chocolate box thatched cottage with heaps of character. It has its own secluded grounds in the beautiful rural farming hamlet of Harcombe. This cottage sleeps up to four people, and is suited to anyone wanting a relaxing and quiet holiday. With wildlife in the surrounding fields and large garden.

Up to four dogs are allowed here to make the most of the large outdoor space. You’ll find a garden with a patio area; public footpaths and bridleways in the surrounding area. These are perfect for a walk, and are sure to tire out even the most energetic dogs.

The adventurer’s paradise: Lark Rise, Exmouth

Lark Rise, Devon - Dog friendly properties in Devon

Lark Rise is one of several Exmouth holiday cottages from Sweetcombe Cottage Holidays that offers amazing views of the River Exe towards Dartmoor. This property is located just 20 minutes to the closest sandy beach and shops, with a cycling trail on your doorstep. It’s a brilliant location for avid water sport enthusiasts, hikers and cyclists and more energetic furry companions.

Offering a perfect balance between coast and country, Lark Rise is a brilliant holiday home for the whole family or a weekend for two. The living room has triple aspect views of the fields and Exe estuary, with patio doors leading to the wrap-around balcony. With four bedrooms, there is enough room to spread out and have your own space indoors, with pretty gardens outdoors to admire the views. 

The romantic getaway: Secret Chalet, Harpford

Secret Chalet Devon

This beautiful wooden chalet is perfect for a couple to snuggle down for a long weekend. It boasts minimal and modern interior design, so is great for those dogs who can be a little bouncy. With room for up to two dogs, the Secret Chalet is a quiet secluded garden and orchard. It is just a short walk from the River Otter. So it’s perfect for riverside walks and romantic strolls to the local foodie hotspots close by in the East Devon countryside.

The family staycation: Sheldrake Cottage, Sidmouth

Sheldrake Cottage Sidmouth - Dog friendly properties in Devon

This delightful cottage was converted from a range of barns overlooking the surrounding countryside from the shared garden. There’s a spacious living dining room and a modern oak fitted kitchen. It is tastefully furnished with exposed beams and also trusses. Additionally, there’s three bedroom and room for two dogs.

The cottage is perfect for families who enjoy the outdoors. You will have access to an amazing acre of enclosed lawn, so it’s ideal for dogs with poor recall. Additionally, it’s perfect for children and dogs to play and have fun, with no risk of escapees.

The peaceful retreat: Bluebell Cottage, Budleigh Salterton

Bluebell Cottage Budleigh Salterton Dog friendly properties in Devon

Bluebell Cottage is a charming peaceful cottage which has recently been renovated. Additionally, Woodbury Common, the River Otter, and Budleigh Salterton are all within a pleasant walk through the countryside and lanes.

This cottage is great for couples who want an unspoiled and quiet staycation. With enough room for two dogs to stay and enjoy the relaxation. You’ll also find French doors leading to an enclosed patio style garden with garden furniture… There is enough outdoor space to remain undisturbed in this relaxing village, so it’s perfect for those seeking a quiet break.

Finally, if you’ve found this post helpful, check out these hacks to dog proof your garden


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