Top 10 dog-friendly hotels in Devon

Where else better to enjoy some much-needed time out than on the beautiful Devon coast at one of these stylish, luxury and pet-loving hotels in Devon.  Prepare to explore the great outdoors and then relax in front of cosy fires and in luxury rooms. Here’s our top 10 dog-friendly hotels in Devon.

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1. The Cary Arms

Cary Arms

Address: The Cary Arms, Babbacombe, South Devon TQ1 3LX

This charming and luxury boutique hotel is perched right on the coast with the fun atmosphere of an old style english pub. Located right on the South Devon Coastal Path and all dog friendly beaches there is nothing you and your dog can’t explore together! The Cary arms offers all sea facing nautical styled rooms, with comfortable beds and sofas for you and your pooch. With an amazing sea front view, you can enjoy dog friendly pubs with real ales and high quality foods.

2. Bovey Castle

Address: Bovey Castle, Dartmoor National Park, North Bovey, Devon TQ13 8RE

Bovey Castle is a paradise for both humans and dogs alike. With beautiful Elizabethan styled interior, impressive championship golf course, private dining and an extraordinary rural backdrop there is nothing to be left unexplored by you and your furry friend. The hotel has an incredibly dog friendly atmosphere, where they are welcomed with complimentary treats, comfortable beds and plenty of parks and restaurants nearby they can adventure to. You can also enjoy many fun activities such as archery, gin making, hiking and fly fishing!

3. Hotel Endsleigh

Hotel Endsleigh

Address: Hotel Endsleigh, Milton Abbot, Tavistock, Devon PL19 0PQ

The Hotel Endsleigh offers a perfect vacation getaway for families and dogs with plenty of outdoor activities, fun restaurants and large individually styled rooms. Enjoy a breathtaking view of the countryside of Cornwall with 108 acres of woodlands, gardens, follies and grottoes perfect for taking your pooch for a walk or taking the family on fishing adventures in the nearby River Tamar. The wonderful restaurant at Hotel Endsleigh is open for breakfast, lunch, tea and dinner and has just been listed number 4 out of the top 20 restaurants with rooms in the UK!

4. Beach Cottage

Beach Cottage

Address: The Cary Arms, Babbacombe, South Devon TQ1 3LX

This cosy four bedroom Beach Cottage located on the dog-friendly Babbacombe beach exudes charm and comfort for both you and your dog to enjoy. You can either sit by the warm open fireplace or take your pooch on a walk up the hillside to see the stunning sea side views of the English Riviera. The cottage has a fully equipped kitchen, gas BBQ and access to the Cary Arms restaurant.

5. Buckland Tout-Saints Hotel

Buckland Tout Saints

Address: Buckland Tout-Saints Hotel, Goveton, Kingsbridge, Devon TQ7 2DS

Located in Knightsbridge and surrounded by 4 1/2 acres of beautiful garden and woodland, the Buckland Tout-Saints Hotel is the ideal luxury country hotel for dogs and dog owners alike. The sixteen bedrooms are a split between traditional luxury and contemporary, allowing for the accommodation of many different style tastes. Dogs are more than welcome free of charge and will be greeted with treats and are allowed in a majority of the rooms while you enjoy a drink at the bar or relax at the lounge. The gorgeous hotel is so loved by its visitors that is was named “Small Hotel Group of the Year at the AA Hospitality Awards”!

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6. Shell Cottage

Shell Cottage

Address: The Cary Arms, Babbacombe, South Devon TQ1 3LX

This one bedroom coastal retreat is the perfect romantic retreat for your two loved ones (your partner and your dog). Nestled right on the edge of Babbacombe beach this chic cottage includes a king sized bed, private patio, gas fireplace and fully equipped kitchenette. With full access to the year round dog friendly beach your dog will love the open space and coastal walking paths.

7. Whitehouse


Address: Whitehouse, Chillington, Kingsbridge TQ7 2JX

The Whitehouse features 6 very spacious and luxurious rooms with their own individual design and an overall vibe of chilled out luxury. The lounge bar offers dinner and lunch options while the dining room serves a full english breakfast. Your pooch is welcome in all main areas of the hotel which includes the lounge, bar, dining room, garden and guest bedrooms. With three mile of open countryside and local dog friendly beaches your dog will always be entertained!

8. Combe Thatch House

Combe Thatch

Address: Combe Thatch House, Honiton, Devon EX14 3AD

Tucked away in the woods is the 600 year old Combe Thatch House. Wrapped in history, charm and tranquility the house holds 8 rooms and is surrounded by 3,500 acres of beautiful picturesque countryside. The rooms come with fully equipped kitchen and a large dining room perfect for dinner parties, or if you’re not in the mood for self service the Combe Thatch House offers incredible dining experiences from their own kitchen. WIth easy access to the coastal beaches and countryside paths your dog will love it here too!

9. Waters Edge


Address: Waters Edge, Bideford, EX39 4JA

Just a stone’s throw away from the beach in Instow, the Water’s Edge is a relaxing retreat to the seaside with your family or furry friend. Styled in a luxurious New England style, the cottage has easy access to charming seaside shops, restaurants and fun family activities such as sailing and fishing. The hotel offers a kennel for a dog in the courtyard, right outside the doors of your room. Your pooch will love roaming the beaches with you and the fresh salt air.

10. The Magdalen Chapter


Address: The Magdalen Chapter, Magdalen St, Exeter, Devon EX2 4HY

The West of England Eye Hospital turned hotel, the Magdalen Chapter falls nothing short of interesting. Located in the heart of Exeter, the hotel is a mix of contemporary decor, original elements of the historical building and relaxed modern interior. Each room is more intricately detailed than the last, except one thing stays the same: there will be a dog bed and bowl waiting for you upon your arrival. Not only that but the countryside of Devon is just a stone’s throw away from the hotel, perfect for exploring!

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And with many of our pet owners travelling to the Devon coast and countryside with their pets every year already, we’ve picked out the best places to dine, do and stay at the most pet-adoring places.

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