Everybody loves a holiday in Cornwall, and that includes our pets. From splashing in the sea to running free through the vast countryside, there’s loads of fun for our four-legged friends to have as they explore the stunning seaside towns.
The only problem is, it can be hard to find the perfect dog-friendly holidays all on your own. Well, at SnapTrip, we’re here to help. We know how much better a staycation can be when it doesn’t mean leaving your beloved pets behind.
From St Ives to Bodmin Moor, there are loads of cottages and dog-friendly beaches just waiting for you, and we’ve whittled them down to a selection of our favourite dog-friendly holiday cottages, to help you plan the perfect pet-friendly trip away.
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Gorgeous Downderry Cottage
Set in the pretty village of Downderry, this spacious cottage is just a few minutes walk from the beach, close to the South West coast path. With a stylish, contemporary design, it’s set across three floors, and boats four wonderfully presented bedrooms. The social area serves up the very best in modern open-plan living, giving your four-legged friends plenty of room to roam free. On the top floor, an open-air balcony lets you make the most of the stunning sea views.
The nearly by beach is home to rock pools at low tide, and calm waters that are perfect for swimming and paddling. If you’re looking to explore Cornwall, the fishing town of Looe is just a short drive away.
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Wonderful Mawgan Porth Rental
Sat just a five-minute drive from the sandy shores at Mawgan Porth and Watergate Bay, this stylish cottage provides the perfect base for exploring North Cornwall, and its many dog friendly beaches. As well as boasting three bedrooms and two bathrooms, the spacious social area leads onto a fully-equipped kitchen, kitted out with a range of modern amenities including a wood burning stove.
Mawgan Porth, Newquay, and Padstow, Cornwall’s famous harbour, are all an easy drive away, offering loads of activities, eateries and fun-filled days out. For those looking to soak up a little history, several National Trust properties are just a few miles down the road.
Lovely Tavistock Cottage
Set three miles from the ancient market town of Tavistock, these charming stone cottages enjoy a peaceful, rural setting. Full of character, they serve up exactly what you imagine a holiday in Cornwall should provide. The exposed stone walls and inglenook fireplaces for real open fires serve up plenty of quaint, old English charm.
With five bedrooms and two bathrooms, this is perfect for large parties. Outside, acres of grounds provide plenty of space for your pets to play, while you relax and enjoy a barbeque and a view of a beautiful ornamental pond
The prime location also offers easy transport to loads of Cornwall’s best attractions. A mile away is Morwellham Quay, a restored 19th-century port and copper mine, where you can be dressed up in period costume. Slightly further afield, Dartmoor offers plenty of fresh Decon air, and a range of wonderful walks through moorland, wooded valleys and pretty villages.