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Dog-Friendly Holidays Cornwall

Discover Cornwall's coastal beauty on a dog-friendly getaway. From the rugged cliffs of Land's End to North Cornwall’s sandy beaches, this southwestern destination is the cream of the crop of the UK’s countryside. Explore historic castles, enjoy fresh seafood, and immerse yourself in Cornwall's unique culture—an ideal spot for any traveller and their four-legged companion.

  • Palm Cottage, CornwallInstant Book Overlay Image
    Porthtowan, England
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    Palm Cottage is a charming period home, renovated in 2021 to create a stunning five star holiday home set in a peaceful village setting. The cottage offers perfect accommodation for friends or families with three bedrooms, two double and one single. Complete with a modern open plan kitchen/dining room, thats perfect for rustling up supper, simply relaxing with a cold drink or planning the next days adventures along with a separate cosy living room. Outside there is a lovely south-facing garden which is full enclosed with a small fence and cornish hedge.
    The village itself offers a couple of local shops, a village inn and a butchers shop. St Day is perfectly located to explore this wonderful area, from the stunning natural beauty of North Cornwall’s coast, with beautiful bays and coves to the charming coastal towns and village of South Cornwall’s coast. Take a day trip to Falmouth and explore this charming town full of independent shops, pubs and eateries and a great place to book a boat trip to give yet another perspective of this wonderful coastline. Whatever your reasons for choosing Palm Cottage, we are certain its charm will have you longing to return.
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    Porthtowan, England
    These semi-detached barn conversions have been converted in 2019 to provide ‘reverse level’, comfortable and spacious accommodation, and are located on a small working farm. Accessed via an unmade lane, they lie in a quiet setting with views over the surrounding countryside to the coast. They are ideal for extended families or friends looking for a relaxing location, perfect for that main summer family holiday and equally appealing for couples or smaller groups and their dogs who are looking to explore the quieter windswept beaches during the winter months. The owners live on-site and are on hand should you need advice or assistance during your stay.

    Trotters (ref UK10739) has been converted to a very good standard and includes high, apex ceilings, beams and wooden floors on the first floor, and comfortable bedrooms on the ground floor. Bull Pen (ref UK10740) is a two-storey stone barn comprising reverse level accommodation with three bedrooms on the ground floor. Outside, Trotters has a balcony-style terrace, and Bull Pen has a decked area where guests can sit out and relax.

    Nearby, the vibrant village of St Agnes has some lovely individual village shops, pubs, cafés, delightful sandy coves and beaches. The rugged north coast and popular coastal resorts of Perranporth and Porthtowan are just a short drive away. The area is renowned for its surfing and cycle trails with surf board and bicycle hire, endless coastal paths, golf courses, horse riding, watersports, fishing, wildlife and bird watching, and some amazing sub-tropical gardens make the area appealing whatever the season. Beach 2 miles. Shop ¾ mile, pub and restaurant 3 miles.
    These properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 12 guests.
    £83
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  • Offshore, CornwallInstant Book Overlay Image
    Porthtowan, England
    Superbly presented coastal inspired apartment close to sea in Porthtowan. Sea views, open plan living area, sun deck. Easy walk to shops, inns, café. Falmouth 14 miles.
    £94
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  • Trebisken, CornwallInstant Book Overlay Image
    Porthtowan, England
    This cosy eco-house is the perfect base from which to explore, with comfortable family accommodation well-equipped with everything you will need for a relaxing coastal getaway, you won’t even need the car, as the beach and village of Porthtowan are literally a 5-minute stroll down the road. Located within a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the award-winning beach is one of Cornwall’s most popular surfing beaches bordered by golden sand and backed by dunes and dramatic cliffs. From the beach at low tide, you can walk to the neighbouring and equally stunning beach at Chapel Porth to the east. The village of Porthtowan offers a couple of cafés, a restaurant, a beach bar serving food and directly overlooking the beach (perfect for great views of the sunset), a village convenience store, a fish and chip shop as well as ice cream outlets.

    If it’s coastal scenery you’re after, you can pick up the South-West Coast Path in Porthtowan (just a 5-minute stroll away) and either head towards Portreath to the west or Chapel Porth and St Agnes to the east. Either direction offers breathtaking scenery, you can pick up the coast path at many other places along the Cornish coast too, and you will be met by rugged coves such as Godrevy point with its resident seal colony, quaint seaside villages and harbours dotted along the dramatic coastline. There are several excellent cycle trails nearby including the coast to coast trail from neighbouring Portreath to Devoran, as well as the well-known Camel Trail which runs from Padstow to Wadebridge and on to Bodmin. The Great Flat Lode mining trail which is a waking and cycle trail can be joined nearby too and offers some stunning views of both coastlines as well as being home to a multitude of old engine houses, telling stories of the old mining times which Cornwall was once famous for.

    Porthtowan’s close proximity to the main A30 means you can easily access the rest of this stunning county. With a whole host of National Trust properties and gardens to choose from, including St Michaels Mount in Marazion, or the sub-tropical gardens of Glendurgan near Falmouth. Also accessible from here is the famous Eden Project and the Minack Theatre, a spectacular, open air theatre perched on the cliff near Porthcurno. The famous surfing town of Newquay is a short drive away, where you will find an aquarium, Newquay Zoo, a trampoline park or concrete waves skate park, swimming pools with water slides and more beautiful beaches. The list of places to visit is endless, so whether you want relaxing summer days strolling to the beach, blustery winter walks along the stunning coastal paths or to get out and about and explore everything this glorious county has to offer, Trebisken will be waiting to welcome you.
    £92
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  • Bolivar Barn, CornwallInstant Book Overlay Image
    Porthtowan, England
    Bolivar Barn is set in an ideal location to explore The Southwest of Cornwall, set in spectacular countryside. This was a former pig barn which has been converted sympathetically to retain as many original features as possible. Adjacent to the owner’s property it offers a cosy and comfortable retreat, the private garden terrace is a wonderful place to sit, enjoy the sun and admire the beautiful countryside, having morning coffee, a light lunch, an evening meal or just relaxing with a drink. For the colder evenings snuggle up next to the wood burner with a hot drink and enjoy the views from the comfy sofa.
    This part of the world is known for its rugged coastline a favourite for walkers and wildlife enthusiasts as well as it is for its mining heritage. Why not explore the area by following a path from behind the barn, look for the old disused quarry that has been converted into an open theatre. If you want to take a closer look at the old Engine Houses Carn Brea is about 20 mins away, the view takes in both coasts, with a huge 90ft granite obelisk, in memory of Francis Basset. There is a door on the side leading to a viewing platform! Take a torch and wear sensible footwear. For those that would prefer flatter terrain then drive 20 mins to the outstanding Tehidy Woods Country Park, there are over 9 miles of pathways and 250 acres of woods and lake. You may be able to spot the tame squirrels, swans, geese and ducks as well as an abundance of birds. It can get a little muddy, so waterproof footwear is a good idea. It is also a great place to cycle, if you haven’t bought a bike with you, you can hire them from Mountain Bike Hire in Illogan. If you want to do more cycling then a must is the Portreath to Bissoe trail, start at the beach, stop at the pub and then return to the beach, a really good way to spend a few hours, mainly on bridleways and country lanes. If the weather takes a turn for the worse head to Heartlands Visitor Attraction, just over 9 miles away, free to enter it embodies Cornish heritage and culture.
    This is a dog friendly attraction, visit the Diaspora Botanical Gardens or follow the World Heritage Exhibitions, the year long events programme has a mix of farmers markets, music events, art exhibitions, theatre, visit the web site to see what is on before you arrive. Lanner village is 2 mins away, it has a village store, bakery, fish and chip shop as well as two pubs, so you don’t even need to go far! For our four legged friends there are dog friendly beaches at Portreath, Porthtowan and Durgan, they will adore the smells at Tehidy and Carn Brea, at the end of a busy day everyone will be happy to get back and put their feet up!! There is so much to see and do you will want to come back.
    £76
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  • Sea Glass Cottage, CornwallInstant Book Overlay Image
    Welcome to Sea Glass Cottage a beautifully refurbished, three bedroomed, Grade II Cornish cottage in the village of Chacewater, ideal for exploring both the North and West Cornwall coastlines. The property is on two floors with bedrooms and bathroom upstairs, downstairs is a cosy sitting room and light kitchen/dining area. From the kitchen you reach the private garden ideal for children and dogs to run around, or perfect for relaxing with a drink at the end of a busy day exploring.
    You do not need to venture far, the village has a pub, a selection of shops and a fish and chip shop, it is also home to a large garden centre. If you want to soak up some culture a trip to the capital of Cornwall, Truro, is just over 5 miles away with cobbled streets and a stunning cathedral and Cornwall Museum which are well worth a visit. You can also book a show at the Hall for Cornwall. There is a wide selection of restaurants and pubs to choose from if you have had enough of exploring the local shops. There are beautiful walks along the Truro River or stroll through Victoria Gardens. As you would expect you have plenty of beaches to choose from, Porthtowan is popular with surfers as well as families. From here you can take the coastal path towards the St Agnes Heritage Coast, you will see the old engine mines and admire the stunning scenery, you will find the beautiful Chapel Porth Beach. Beware at high tide as the sand is totally covered, leaving a small sandy cove, however at low tide the beach expands to expose a wide sandy beach.
    Portreath is a fishing harbour and another popular beach for surfers and families, great for exploring rock pools, the soft sand and sheltered location is popular all year round. For walkers that want to explore the historic mining area then the Twelveheads to Chacewater Circular Walk is a must, you will see the copper and tin mining in this amazing valley. However, you choose to spend your days, the cosy retreat of Sea Glass Cottage awaits, relax in the garden, or curl up next to the log burner and plan the next day.
    £97
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  • Tegara, CornwallInstant Book Overlay Image
    Porthtowan, England
    Welcome to Tegara, a modern four-bedroom property in the village of Mount Hawke, between Truro and Redruth. Sleeping eight guests, it has parking for up to four cars. Downstairs is a double bedroom and walk-in shower. On the first floor are three further double bedrooms (one en-suite) and the family bathroom. The large living/dining room opens out onto a patio ideal for eating al fresco, or watching the night skies, whilst the children and dogs can run around the lawned garden.
    Ideal as a base, the property is close to the A30, allowing easy access to the north and west coasts, just over 2 miles from the picturesque village of St. Agnes and Porth Chapel beach, and 2½ miles from Porthtowan Beach. Mount Hawke had a history of local copper mining activities and is now known for its famous skateboarding centre, stunning beaches, and coastal walks. St. Agnes is a large village on the north coast, unspoilt in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a World Heritage Site with four beaches and is a haven for wildlife including sharks, seals, and dolphins. You will also find references to Poldark as the parish is also called Poldark Country. If you want a family friendly beach head to Porthtown, a large sandy beach backed by imposing cliffs and popular with surfers at low tide; this meets up with Chapel Porth. This area is popular for walkers who navigate the coastal paths admiring the rugged landscape and the wide variety of wildlife, you can take circular walks, depending on your fitness levels and skill levels.
    If you would prefer walking in more sheltered environments, or exploring old mine areas or a combination of coast and country there are plenty of options to choose. If you are feeling more energetic follow the cycle paths, equipment can be hired, just choose from 35 routes. If you are looking for days out why not go to the Eden Project? It is well worth the drive of around 50 minutes, where you can submerge yourself in tropical rain forests, take in the sights and smells of the mediterranean Biome and explore the large outdoor garden.
    If you like gardens, a trip to the Lost Gardens of Heligan is a must, children love the magical gardens, the farm, and the woodland, whilst you can enjoy the Productive Garden and Please Grounds. If you want to explore West Cornwall, head to Falmouth and the Helford River, visit Glendurgan, and Trebah Garden, or Trelissick house and gardens in Feock near Truro; you can catch the Ferry across Carrick Roads from here. After a hard day at the beach, rinse the sand off at the outside tap, wash the dog’s paws, hang up the wet suits and chill. Whatever you choose to do, there is nothing better than coming back to Tegora, kick off the shoes and snuggle up on the comfy sofa with a good book in front of the wood burner, or relax in the south-facing garden with a drink. Beach 3½ miles.
    £157
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  • Kippy Cottage, CornwallInstant Book Overlay ImageNew In Overlay Image
    Porthtowan, England
    Welcome to Kippy Cottage, a charming beachside house nestled among the picturesque dunes, just a stone’s throw away from the breathtaking Porthtowan beach. This delightful retreat is the perfect destination all year round for your dream coastal getaway. Accommodating up to four adults or a family of two adults and two children in two bedrooms both with Hypnos mattresses to aid a good night’s sleep, Kippy Cottage offers a cosy and inviting atmosphere. The colourful palette exudes a rustic beach cottage vibe, creating a soothing ambience that instantly makes you feel at home.
    As you step outside, you’ll find yourself enchanted by the captivating surroundings. The cottage is situated right at the doorstep of Porthtowan Beach and the southwest coast path, making it a haven for surf enthusiasts and walkers alike. The rolling waves and golden sands beckon all water sports aficionados, whether you’re an experienced surfer or a beginner eager to catch your first wave. The surf at Porthtowan is renowned for its consistency and reliability, making it an excellent spot for both novices and seasoned surfers.
    For families seeking a memorable vacation, Kippy Cottage is a fantastic choice. The beach is not only a surfer’s paradise but also a haven for children to explore and play. The soft sands are ideal for building sandcastles, and the gentle waves provide a great place for kids to splash around and swim under the watchful eye of their parents. After a day of surfing or beachside adventures, wash your boards and wetsuits down in the dedicated outdoor shower hose, hang up your wetsuits and boots and leave the sand outside. Once inside and freshly showered you can unwind on the cottage’s patio, taking in the stunning views of the sun setting over the ocean. The soothing sound of the waves crashing on the shore is the perfect soundtrack to your evenings, creating an atmosphere of tranquillity and relaxation. In the winter sit around the wood burner with a hot drink recounting the day’s adventures.
    For those seeking some leisurely activities, Porthtowan offers charming coastal walks with breathtaking vistas. You can explore the surrounding cliffs and countryside, creating cherished memories with your loved ones. Close to the towns of Redruth and Camborne you can explore the history of tin mining which the areas are known for. Whatever you choose you will want to book another stay.
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  • Trebellan, CornwallInstant Book Overlay ImageNew In Overlay Image
    Porthtowan, England
    Welcome to Trebellan a spacious three-bedroom ecofriendly lodge nestled in the heart of Towan Valley Resort in Porthtowan, Cornwall. This beautifully presented property is perfectly suited for families and couples, accommodating up to six guests and one dog, ensuring a memorable stay amidst the breathtaking coastal landscapes.
    Situated just under ½ mile from the renowned Porthtowan Beach, a haven for both surfers and families alike, the property offers an ideal blend of convenience and tranquillity. Guests can easily access the golden sands and rolling waves for a day of seaside relaxation or exhilarating water sports.
    Beyond the beach, Porthtowan boasts essential amenities including a village shop, post office, chip shop, café, beach bar and a welcoming local pub, all within easy reach. Just a short drive away, approximately 4 miles, lies the picturesque village of St Agnes, designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, where you can immerse yourselves in the rugged Cornish landscape, where dramatic coastal cliffs meet the remnants of a rich mining heritage.
    Discover the allure of St Agnes’ outstanding beaches, from the sheltered cove of Trevaunance Cove to the expansive sands of Chapel Porth, favoured by families and surfers alike. As you explore this enchanting region, you’ll find yourself transported to the realm of Poldark country.
    If you are looking for a faster pace and more activities head to Newquay a 30-minute drive where you will find plenty to do for all ages regardless of the weather, or for a more cultural experience visit Cornwall’s capital, Truro with its cobbled streets and magnificent Cathedral.
    After a busy day, why not unwind and relax in the private hot tub, the owner has put a pergola over it for additional privacy. If you would rather why not sit with a drink and admire the spectacular night skies? All while planning your next day’s adventure.
    £118
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  • St Michaels Resort & Spa, CornwallInstant Book Overlay Image

    A luxury dog-friendly hotel that enjoys an enviable beachside south-facing location just a short stroll from Falmouth Harbour. Coastal canines will be spoilt for choice with endless walks to enjoy right from the hotel, where you can discover a whole host of beaches and clifftop paths with panoramic views along the way.

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