5 of the best dog-friendly cottages in Cornwall holiday cottages

5 of the best dog-friendly cottages in Cornwall

Cornwall is good for the soul. It’s an exhilarant for us and even more so for dogs. So, when you treat yourself to a dog-friendly self-catering holiday in Cornwall, you will be looking for somewhere that offers the very best in home comforts. Another important consideration for you and your four-legged companion concerns the whereabouts of the best pet-friendly attractions, beauty spots, beaches and eateries. Luckily, Cornwall is a land of fantastic holidaying opportunity for everybody – the most westerly county in England is made for touring and exploring - whether on two legs or four.

Here are our five favourite dog-friendly properties in Cornwall to inspire your next holiday with the hound.

Long Horn Barn, nr Launceston

Sleeps two, one bedroom (+two dogs welcome)

Long Horn Barn

Part of a stunning complex of four properties, Long Horn Barn offers a perfect retreat for you and your dog. The property is situated in 140 acres of open farm and countryside, meaning there is plenty of space for your pet to stretch their legs. With Bodmin Moor not too far away, it provides even more space for you to enjoy long winter walks. The cottage itself sleeps two people with room for two dogs, making it ideal for a romantic getaway. Its location in the county means it is a great base to explore the surrounding countryside and coastline, with towns such as Tintagel or Bude just a short drive away.

Put your paws up for:

  • 140 acres of open space for your dog to use
  • Great location to explore the surrounding area
  • Modern technology and appliances throughout
  • Barn conversion offering plenty of charcter
  • Close to lots of dog-friendly attractions and beauty spots

Christmas Cottage, nr Crackington Haven

Sleeps five, three bedrooms (+ two dogs welcome)

Christmas Cottage

Christmas can last all year long at this delightful dog-friendly property. Nestled in the idyllic North Cornwall countryside near the Atlantic-facing village of Crackington Haven (10 miles), this wonderful cottage provides a fabulous base for dog-loving families and couples alike. Enjoy broad sandy beaches at Bude, Widemouth Bay and Crackington Haven. Head to Boscastle and Tintagel Castle for some great pet-friendly destinations on your holiday. This pet-friendly bolthole is a great social spot to unwind after a day of touring. Well-equipped to cope with all your holiday needs, this lovely property boasts an array of creature comforts. Its original charm is most evident in the spacious lounge/diner. Enjoy the lovely light lounge area with a warming wood burner for you and your doggies to stretch out in front of during the evening. Make good use of a generously proportioned enclosed lawn with garden furniture and BBQ, and to the rear discover an enclosed patio area with plenty of space for kids and canines to cut loose and play to their hearts’ content.

Put your paws up for:

  • Beaches galore
  • Lots of Cornish countryside walks
  • Cosy fire to stretch out in front of
  • BBQ to marshal for snacks
  • Great space in the back to play with the kids

Whipsiderry Cottage, nr Perranporth

Sleeps two guests, one bedroom (+ one dog welcome)


For a more intimate break away with your dearest and best, this smaller property is as pretty as a pin, located on a small holiday park a few miles inland from Perranporth and Newquay. Located for convenience close to the A30 (Cornwall’s main trunk road), this gives you and your hound loads of scope for pet-friendly places to discover. The property embraces a fun reverse level-style that allows you to make the most of the lovely countryside views from the lounge area on the first floor. The light and bright open-plan living area has patio doors that open out to an enclosed balcony with seating. This is a prime position for your pooch to hold vigil in the evening and watch the sun disappear. It is also an excellent spot to soak up the lovely scenery while enjoying your morning coffee; the hound can also enjoy the small patio area with you. A perfect holiday base to rest up after sniffing out the best of the west.

Put your paws up for:

  • A wonderful dog-friendly estate to stroll around – meet lots of people to make a fuss of your hound
  • 15 acres of grounds to explore and enjoy
  • Lovely balcony to hold vigil over
  • A lovely romantic hideaway
  • Explore the whole of the North Cornwall coast, and beyond

Lower Treslea – Buzzards’ Reach, nr. Bodmin

Sleeps four, two bedrooms (+ two dogs welcome)

5 best dogs

Perched at the edge of the wild Bodmin Moor, your dogs could become the highest elevated hounds in the county if you take them to the summit of Brown Willy. The height of Cornish countryside remoteness awaits at this gorgeous pet-friendly barn conversion. Situated a few miles away from Bodmin (5.5 miles) and at the edge of the hamlet of Cardinham, you are well set-up for the best West Country break of your life. Located on a working farm, there are other friendly animals for your hounds to be mindful of, like horses and chickens. With 10 acres of sprawling farmlands, there’s room for everybody to have a good time. Bodmin Moor is an endless wonderland of country walks for you and your dogs to explore and the property is a comforting respite from the rough beauty all around.

Put your paws up for:

  • Acres of farm estate to explore
  • Farm animals to meet
  • Endless walking opportunities on Bodmin Moor
  • Be the highest dog/human in Cornwall when you climb Brown Willy
  • The joy of the hot tub

Cabin at Trenow, nr Marazion and Praa Sands

Sleeping two, one bedroom (+ one dog welcome)

Cabin @ Trenow

For a cosy holiday break for beach-loving hounds, this is a superb prospect. This inviting cabin is less than 3 miles from both Marazion and Praa Sands. Marazion is a well-appointed seaside village with glorious views across the bay to the wonderful St Michael’s Mount. There is a causeway for you and your hounds to walk across to the beautiful island at low tide. There is a lovely wide beach to gallop along and play. Praa Sands is a great beach, so pure and amazing, and one of the lesser-known stretches on the south coast of Cornwall. Penzance with all its handy shops, flights to the Scilly Isles and the great outdoor swimming pool is a few miles further on. The cabin itself is a great escape for an intimate weekend in the west.  With underfloor heating, your four-legged pal is sure to be grateful and warm, no matter where he/she chooses to stretch out and lie down. Unwind and watch some cool TV shows with the hound as the night draws in – you’ll have all your creature comforts close by.

Put your paws up for:

  • The cosy underfloor heating
  • The compact suntrap patio for daytime sleeping
  • Beaches galore including the dog-friendly Praa Sands
  • Run along the causeway to St Michael’s Mount
  • A perfect choice to spend quality time together in the west

Treat your dog to a pet-friendly holiday this year. There are many more cottages in our vast collection to choose from. Why not visit our portfolio today to get some inspiration for your dog-friendly holiday in Cornwall?

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