Pet Friendly Holidays Dartmoor

Dartmoor National Park with its sweeping landscape and wild ponies, is a great place to find dog hotels for a pooch-filled getaway. This rugged Devon landscape, that's steeped in rich history is ideally located for your four-legged friends.

 

  • Barwick, DevonInstant Book Overlay Image
    Okehampton, England
    Nestled within the glorious Devon countryside, Barwick is the perfect choice for families, couples and friends wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and enjoy a holiday together. Surrounded by some of the country’s most beautiful landscapes, with Dartmoor and the lovely rolling hills of Devon on your doorstep, Barwick is also within easy reach of the coast. This spacious property has the benefit of a large open plan living space downstairs and an additional sitting room upstairs, complete with a balcony so you can take in the glorious countryside views.
    Barwick sits on the edge of the lovely village of Exbourne with an inn serving meals and local ales, an eco-friendly, underground shop, post office and historic church. Approximately 100 yards from the property, there is a lovely playpark for the children to enjoy. The local town has a cinema, supermarkets, castle, museum and a variety of restaurants. The property is just 6 miles from the breathtaking Dartmoor National Park, where you can see Dartmoor ponies, beautiful landscapes, quaint villages, castles, culture, and an altogether slower pace of life. You can settle down at a pub, or find an idyllic spot to enjoy a picnic whilst taking in the spectacular scenery. Meldon Reservoir is just 8 miles away and offers fishing, water sports and lovely lakeside walks. The pretty towns of Okehampton and Tavistock are close by, and there are also many beautiful gardens including RHS Rosemoor and The Lost Gardens of Heligan within easy reach. Devon and Cornwall offer fantastic coastal walking and boast sandy beaches and hidden coves, ideal for surfing or exploring the many rock pools. Fishing, tennis, horse riding, pony trekking and an 18-hole golf course are all close by. The Tarka Trail is one of the country’s longest, traffic-free, walking and cycling paths, and forms part of the Devon Coast to Coast cycle route. Beach 27 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 350 yards.
    £148
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  • Withymead Cottage, SomersetInstant Book Overlay Image
    If stunning scenery, a picture-perfect village and stylish yet comfortable accommodation is on your tick list, then Withymead Cottage is the place for you! Set all on the ground floor with ramped access, you enter into the spacious yet cosy open plan living, dining and kitchen area. The kitchen comes fully equipped with an electric hob and oven, dishwasher, washing machine and all you need to whip up everything from the simplest meal to a family feast! The living area has a gorgeous corner sofa, TV and gas wood burner, making this the perfect space to relax after a busy day exploring Exmoor. The bedrooms, each with a Smart TV, are located at each end of the apartment, with a twin bedroom at one end and a double bedroom at the other which has beautiful French doors leading to your private gravelled courtyard. The large bathroom has a bath with shower over, toilet and light up mirror, there is also a second separate toilet. Outside, you have two private courtyard spaces, both of which are fully enclosed and have seating areas where you can sit back and relax or enjoy an al fresco meal. Your four legged family members are able to run around in this area. You also have use of the owner’s enchanting landscaped gardens that lead down to the River Barle, where you are able to spend time fishing as the owners have the rights to this part of the river! *Please keep your dogs on the lead in the main gardens due to the owner’s chickens and ducks.
    When staying at Withymead Cottage, you are lucky enough to be staying in one of Exmoor’s most picturesque villages, with its river meandering through, a fabulous tea room, well stocked local shop and a 17th-century pub, it truly is the English countryside at its finest. Miles and miles of walks head off in every direction or jump in your car and discover more of the area, such as Tarr Steps or the beautiful north coast towns of Porlock and Lynton. For more history head to the Medieval village of Dunster and visit the Castle then jump on the West Somerset Steam Railway and chug along the coast and through the countyside.
    £72
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  • Orchard Barn, DevonInstant Book Overlay Image
    Okehampton, England
    Orchard Barn is a luxurious and spacious three-bedroom barn conversion just outside the small village of South Tawton. Set on a working farm close to Dartmoor National Park, it has been lovingly renovated by the owners in 2021 and lies in a rural setting.

    Standing detached, it greets guests with a delicious welcome pack of thoughtfully provided fresh local produce. The owners can supply award winning meat (105 awards) for your stay and their neighbour can supply you with quiches, scones, so you can have a night free from cooking.
    The open plan living space includes a well-equipped kitchen and a lovely dining and living area with a wood burner for the cooler months and air conditioning for the summer. The kitchen has a beautiful island worktop with a couple of stools, the perfect spot to plan your day over a morning coffee, and later you can gather round the striking oak dining table for a celebratory meal. The spacious living area combines traditional features of the barn with contemporary touches, and heading upstairs you will find three comfortable bedrooms, each with a super kingsize bed (two of the zip and link bedrooms can be split to accommodate four children in one bedroom if required), two with an en-suite shower room, and the other bedroom has use of the family bathroom featuring a luxurious roll-top bath.

    Sit outside and enjoy peace in the garden beside the apple orchard, with its outdoor seating, picnic benches and barbecue with complimentary pack of charcoal. There is also an outside dog shower with hot and cold water. The external games room is a great additional space, featuring a table tennis, pool table, space to store bicycles and surfboards, a washing machine and a tumble dryer.

    Set on the north eastern edge of the stunning Dartmoor National Park with walks and cycle paths from your doorstep, you can easily explore the beautiful surrounding countryside and discover the local wildlife, including the iconic Dartmoor ponies. Okehampton is a short distance way and has a good selection of shops, amenities and castle, or walk along the Tarka Trail and the old railway to Meldon reservoir. National Trust Castle Drogo is also nearby for a visit, and Devon’s bustling resorts and beautiful beaches are just a short drive away, including Teignmouth, Dawlish and Exmouth (reached in 40 minutes).

    With beautiful surroundings, Orchard Barn is the perfect choice for a truly memorable holiday. Central to both North and South Coastlines and easy access to the A30, it is easy to get to ‘everywhere’! Castles, Gorges, stately homes, riverside walks, moorland walks, horse riding, mountain biking, Tarka Trail, Granite Way, Wray Valley (three off road level routes for cycling), Chagford and Okehampton swimming pool.
    £165
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  • Splash Cottage, DevonInstant Book Overlay Image
    Buckfastleigh, England
    Splash Cottage is a two-bedroom granite-built cottage set within Dartmoor National Park in the hamlet of Ponsworthy, near the village of Widecombe-in-the-Moor. Peacefully set at the end of a row of picturesque, thatched cottages with a quaint ford running across the road, this holiday home has plenty of charm and character and offers a unique escape with spectacular surroundings.
    The most famed beauty spot and well-loved ancient tor, Haytor Rock, is just a 13-minute drive away. Whether on foot or on bike, there are endless routes straight from the doorstep and the more adventurous may wish to tackle the rugged and dramatic Dartmoor Tors. As you head into the cottage you will enter into cosy living and dining area which showcases beautiful beamed ceilings, comfortable seating, a Smart TV with freesat and Sky and a wood burner (the first bundle of logs and kindling are provided). Gather your friends and family around the dining table for a celebratory meal. The well equipped kitchen has everything needed for your home cooking, including an electric oven, electric hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and a microwave. This then leads through to the utility area which has a washing machine, tumble dryer and the only bathroom in the property with a shower over the bath, toilet and sink.
    Sit outside and enjoy the sun in the garden with its outdoor seating and garden furniture. This is the perfect spot to plan your adventurous day ahead over a morning coffee. There are two comfortable bedrooms on the first floor, one with a standard double bed and the other with a zip and link king-size bed which can be set-up with 2ft 6in twin beds if requested.
    The cottage is based directly adjacent to the Two Moors Way footpath, popular with walkers and offers a 116-mile coast-to-coast trail linking Wembury in South Devon to Lynmouth in North Devon. Steeped in folklore, Widecombe-in-the-Moor is just 2.3 miles away and is widely known as Dartmoor’s most famous village with the spectacular moorland and tors rising up on all sides, making it a perfect location for walkers, mountain bikers, riders, bird watchers or those that love dramatic landscapes. The village is made up of a mixture of granite-built houses and a lovely old church known as the ‘cathedral of the moor’. There are a couple of good food pubs, a café for cream teas and gift shops. A 15-minute drive brings you to the charming town of Ashburton, with its independent shops, antique shops and cafés.
    The Southwest coastal path and the local beaches of Teignmouth, Shaldon and Dawlish are around a 40-minute drive away. Day trips to the beaches in the South Hams such as Blackpool Sands and Goodrington Beach also offer a great alternative for a fun day-out and they are within an hour’s drive. Bovey Castle is 15 minutes’ drive away, Gidleigh Park is 25 minutes, 45 minutes from the cathedral city of Exeter and 30 minutes to Tavistock. Splash Cottage offers a peaceful escape for anyone wishing to explore this beautiful part of the world.
    £112
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  • Hobbs Cottage, DevonInstant Book Overlay Image
    Okehampton, England
    Located within the pretty village of Sticklepath at Dartmoor National Park in West Devon, this charming two-bedroom country cottage comfortably accommodates up to four guests. Walk out the front door straight into the Devon countryside.
    This beautiful cottage is well furnished throughout and offers a welcoming open plan living space on the ground floor in which you can get cosy in front of the wood burner, or sit around the dining table with a delicious meal that has been cooked in the well-equipped kitchen. The kitchen is fitted with all the key appliances such as an electric oven, electric hob, microwave, slimline dishwasher, washing machine, fridge/ freezer, and a Nespresso coffee pod machine.
    With your own patio area at the back of the cottage with a table and chairs and a charcoal barbeque, you can sit and soak up those holiday feelings with a glass of your favourite tipple. There is also a handy storage shed for bicycles. Muddy and exhausted dogs can be washed off comfortably in the courtyard using the hose with outdoor hot and cold water taps. Relax and unwind in front of the cosy woodburning stove.
    Head upstairs to two comfortable bedrooms, both offering zip and link king-size beds which can be split into two 2ft 6in singles on request.
    Please be aware the staircase is steep and narrow.
    Set within the most stunning Dartmoor countryside and moorland; Hobbs Cottage is ideally located for those looking for a fantastic holiday in the outdoors. With walks and cycle paths from your doorstep you can easily explore the beautiful surrounding countryside and discover the local wildlife, including the iconic Dartmoor ponies. Why not stop for a well-deserved refreshment at the pub, just a short walk away?
    Devon and Cornwall’s most vibrant spots - Totnes, Saunton Sands, Bude, Exmouth, Padstow, Dartmouth and Exeter - are all within easy reach, with stunning beaches and coastlines to explore. Enjoy the 11 miles of traffic-free route which The Granite Way offers, stretching from Okehampton to Lydford winding through some of the most stunning Dartmoor countryside and moorland. The National Cycle Route 27, the Wray Valley Trail, The Camel Trail and Drakes Trail are also within easy reach. For fun days out visit Buckland Abbey, Lydford Gorge, Canonteign Falls, Castle Drogo, The National Aquarium in Plymouth, and Dartmoor Zoo.
    Hobbs Cottage is a holiday home for all seasons and will provide a wonderful and relaxing base to explore and recharge the batteries.
    £69
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  • Higher Rowes Farm, DevonInstant Book Overlay Image
    Tavistock, England
    Situated in the heart of Dartmoor National Park, Higher Rowes Farm is a mid-terrace, stone barn conversion set within the grounds of the owner’s home. This three-bedroom holiday property with three bathrooms would suit a family or friends wishing to holiday together. Perfect for outdoor enthusiasts, as you can walk from your front door onto open moorland.
    After an action packed day exploring Dartmoor, head into the restful open plan living and dining area, and unwind on the sofas, watching a film on the Freeview Smart TV, enjoying the glows of the wood burner in the background. The well-equipped kitchen includes a gas cooker, dishwasher, microwave, American fridge/freezer and a washing machine. Head upstairs where there are three beautiful bedrooms. The first has a kingsize bed with a Smart TV and en-suite shower room, the second with a double bed and an en-suite shower room, and the third has twin beds. The family bathroom is on the same floor and is fitted with a bathtub and a separate shower cubicle. When the sun is shining, head out into the sunny enclosed garden to enjoy the stunning moorland views from its built-in al fresco dining area – the ideal spot for that morning coffee or sundowner.
    Higher Rowes Farm is peacefully situated in the hamlet of Horndon just one mile from the village of Mary Tavy with it’s friendly local pub, post office and village shop. The property isn’t completely remote though, as just five miles away lies the Stannary town of Tavistock, with its farmers’ market, boutique shops, supermarkets, bistros, pubs, and cafés. The property’s West Devon location means that it is possible to reach both the north and south coasts of Cornwall and Devon in under an hour, and of particular interest, are the fishing village of Looe, King Arthur’s Tintagel, and the National Trust village of Boscastle. There are also plenty of local beauty spots nearby, including the Lydford Gorge, Burrator Reservoir, Dartmoor Zoo, Castle Drogo and the historic Buckland Abbey. Enjoy the 11 miles of traffic-free route, The Granite Way that stretches from Okehampton to Lydford winding through some of the most stunning Dartmoor countryside and moorland.
    Home to 368 square miles of natural delights, Dartmoor National Park boasts a plethora of walking and cycling routes leading you through steep wooded river valleys to enticing archaeological sites. There’s so much to explore here, with ample opportunities for outdoor activity including canoeing, climbing, geocaching and more. Higher Rowes Farm is a holiday home for all seasons and will provide a wonderful and relaxing base to explore and recharge the batteries; there is also a very good riding stables on the moor nearby called Cholwell riding stables. Beach 25 miles.
    £76
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  • Little Meadow, DevonInstant Book Overlay Image
    Buckfastleigh, England
    Little Meadow is perfect for those looking for a holiday within Dartmoor National Park. Located in the pretty moorland village of Hexworthy, this cottage is perfect for small families or couples, especially those wanting to take their dog. This detached cottage sits within its own grounds and has a small stream to one side of the garden.

    The cottage is a short walk away from the local pub which serves good food. From Little Meadow, access to the moor is easy. The West Dart River runs through the village and there are some magical spots for picnicking and having a paddle in the river, as well as a number of wonderful walks to be had directly from the cottage, following along the river and up onto Dartmoor.

    During your stay, there is much to see and do. Just up the road is the curious world of Pixieland, a visitor attraction/garden gnome manufacturer! Widecombe-in-the-Moor boasts two excellent, characterful pubs serving locally sourced food, the world-famous church known as ‘Cathedral on the Moors’, a National Trust shop, a post office, gift shops and several tea rooms. Castle Drogo, a National Trust property, is the last castle to have been built in England.

    Within 40 miles are the two picturesque villages of Chagford and Moretonhampstead, with historic inns, excellent pubs, tea rooms, curiosity shops, tennis courts and the Miniature Pony Centre. Or, perhaps pay a visit to Princetown with its famous gaol and visitors centre. The market towns of Tavistock and Ashburton offer a very good variety of shops and local amenities. Within 20 miles are Bigbury-on-Sea and Dawlish, with a beach and nature reserve. Slapton Sands and Torcross are 22 miles away, or Torquay which is within easy reach. A visit to Burgh Island is a must. Beach 20 miles. Shop 6 miles, pub 350 yards and restaurant 9 miles.
    £76
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  • Withymead Cottage, DevonInstant Book Overlay Image
    Withymead Cottage is nestled on the outskirts of the beautiful village of Bishopsteignton, next door to a working vineyard, and just outside the seaside towns of Teignmouth, Shaldon and Dawlish. The property is entered via a gate beside the parking area, which is for up to two cars, and shared with the owners, who live next door. The garden is enclosed with fabulous countryside views and a lovely outdoor seating/ BBQ area, which is tranquil, relaxing, and with afternoon/evening sun. It is pet friendly and perfect for walkers and birdwatching, or just to relax and get away from it all.

    Entering the property you will find a level open plan living space, with a fully equipped kitchen, dining table and comfortable lounge area complete with a wood burner, Smart TV and sofa bed if required. Large windows, one with a Juliet balcony, look out from the living area to the gorgeous garden and green fields beyond, providing great natural light. The bedroom has a kingsize bed, Smart TV, sliding built-in wardrobes and boasts fantastic countryside views. The bathroom has a bath with shower over, plus a heated towel rail.

    The best part about this property is its peaceful and relaxing location, whilst also being very accessible to local village shops, pubs and restaurants, all less than a mile away. There is a vineyard right next door, and many local public footpaths, one of these running beside the cottage and leading to the ancient Old Walls Bishops Palace ruins (also next door). A well-known local brewery is 1.7 miles away, and accessible via a public footpath. If you fancy a round of golf, the Teignmouth Golf Course is just 1 mile away. Withymead is close to many of the regions popular tourist attractions and local beaches. Exeter and the English Riviera are a short drive away, and this property is ideal if you are a keen walker, with the South West Coastal Path and Dartmoor also nearby.

    Withymead Cottage is perfect for a relaxing break away from day-to-day life, but with an ideal location that means there is also plenty to do close by.
    Sleeps up to 2 adults and 2 children.
    £61
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  • The Old School House, DevonInstant Book Overlay Image
    The Old School House is a superb property situated in Horrabridge, on the edge of Dartmoor National Park.
    It’s an extremely spacious 5000 square foot, late-Victorian former schoolhouse, built in 1875 of local stone and slate. This beautiful seven-bedroom holiday home comfortably accommodates up to twenty two guests and presents a wonderful base for a group of family and friends to enjoy a luxurious and relaxing break. The property showcases two hot tubs, six bathrooms, bath tubs lavishly positioned in two of the bedrooms, a games room, large garden, and a children’s play area. The main part of the building on the ground floor has a magnificent large kitchen and dining area with seating for up to twenty guests, an island worktop, exquisite quartz countertops and plenty of appliances. Other features include a pantry, boot room, cloakroom, the enormous living room with two large seating areas and a wood burner, patio doors opening out into the garden and a games room with a pool table and dartboard.
    The annexed area at the far end can be accessed through a connecting hallway or via a separate entrance and it contains an additional open plan kitchen, living and dining area, a shower room and a staircase leading to the two bedrooms above. This beautiful, detached home has three staircases in total leading to the first floor which divides two bedrooms at the far end for eight guests, the extraordinary master ensuite bedroom in the middle for a couple and the other three bedrooms at the other end accommodating up to twelve guests. The final en-suite double bedroom is located on the ground floor. The private enclosed garden has a large lawn, a sprawling decked area, barbeque, outdoor seating, children’s play area, plus a large shed for all outdoor activity equipment. In front of the property is a large parking area with space for up to eight vehicles plus a covered carport.
    Horrabridge is a beautiful village with a village green and medieval bridge on the banks of the River Walkham. It is serviced by a selection of shops including a post office and stores, bakery, fish and chip shop, art gallery and two pubs. Tavistock, a nearby thriving market town rich in history and tradition dating back to the 10th century, just 3½ miles away to the northwest.
    £957
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  • The Farmers Den, DevonInstant Book Overlay Image
    Tavistock, England
    Located in stunning Dartmoor National Park, The Farmers Den is a lovely annexe that sleeps up to three people in a large comfortable bedroom, boasting a four-poster king-size bed you won’t want to get out of in the morning, and a single-day bed as well. There’s an open plan living area with two sofas, a tub chair and foldaway table and chairs, and a kitchenette prepared with a fridge, microwave and a two-plate induction hob. Entertainment is provided by way of a TV with an integrated DVD player and an Amazon Firestick. If you fancy playing some board games, the owners will be happy to supply you with a selection. Through a door in the lounge area, you will find the spacious and bright contemporary shower room with a double walk-in shower, and outside there is a seating area on one of the fields adjacent to the wedding barn that the owner also runs on-site.
    The views from here are truly wonderful! There is parking available directly outside the annexe for two cars and on arrival, you may be welcomed by Martha, Fergie and Holly, the owner’s three very friendly and bouncy dogs! The property is located within stunning Dartmoor National Park where you can enjoy a day of walking, while discovering the vast moorland and roam the craggy landscape, defined by forests, rivers, wetlands and rock formations or tors. The entrance to the moors is literally at the end of the driveway. Search the Neolithic tombs, Bronze Age stone circles and abandoned medieval farmhouses in this amazing landscape! The surrounding area is filled with rolling hills and magnificent scenery.
    The property is on the outskirts of the historic village of Lydford, boasting the famous Lydford Gorge with its magnificent waterfall, the 11 mile granite way takes you from Okehampton through Lydford to Meldon, passing through Meldon viaduct and the impressive Bluebell woods. not forgetting the lovely two 16th-century inns and, both so relaxing to chill out and eat. Tavistock lies 7 miles to the south which has been granted a world heritage site rating, and Okehampton lies 8 miles to the North, both bustling market towns seeping with history and many unique shops and markets to explore. The wide golden sands of Bude and Widemouth Bay are just under an hour away, with excellent surfing, pretty coves and dramatic coastal walks, shopping, leisure facilities, restaurants, bars and coffee shops. Holsworthy is 24 miles away and offers a good selection of local shops, supermarkets and a weekly market. Coastal and country walking, golf, surfing, fishing, horse riding and cycling are all on offer within the region and Dartmoor National Park is a must for nature and rugged scenery lovers. The property is perfectly located to discover lovely Exeter city, just 40 minutes away to the east with its magnificent cathedral and countless other attractions. The city of Plymouth is 40 minutes to the south. With so much to discover in this amazing part of Devon, this property is the perfect choice for a memorable holiday at any time of year.
    £65
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