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.

 

  • The Coach House, DevonInstant Book Overlay Image
    A fabulous one bedroom contemporary detached barn conversion located on the outskirts of the little town of South Brent on the edge of Dartmoor National Park. The owner’s land offers direct access onto open moorland and is a favourite spot for keen walkers as there are many circular routes around the village onto Dartmoor and up to the Avon Dam. Kennels are available (by prior arrangement). There are several pubs serving food, coffee shop delicatessen, fish and chip, takeaway in South Brent, as well as a small supermarket and post office. Access onto the A38 is only 5 minutes in the car making this a great location for exploring. South Brent and pub 1 mile.
    £42
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  • Lavender Cottage, DevonInstant Book Overlay Image
    Buckfastleigh, England
    Welcome to Lavender Cottage, a charming holiday getaway nestled in the heart of Buckfastleigh, Devon. If you’re seeking a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life, this quaint little town has everything you need for a memorable holiday experience.
    Buckfastleigh is a hidden gem in the South Hams district of Devon, and Lavender Cottage serves as your gateway to all the wonders this delightful town has to offer. Here, you’ll find a wide array of activities and attractions that cater to all tastes and preferences. For nature enthusiasts, Buckfastleigh is a paradise waiting to be explored. The town is located on the southern fringes of Dartmoor National Park, offering an abundance of hiking and walking trails for you to immerse yourself in the breathtaking moorland scenery. Be sure to take a leisurely stroll along the winding River Dart or explore the enchanting Becky Falls Woodland Park nearby.
    History buffs will appreciate the town’s rich heritage, with the historic Buckfast Abbey being a must-visit. This magnificent abbey, set amidst beautiful gardens, provides an insight into the region’s spiritual past. Don’t forget to explore the ruins of the medieval Berry Pomeroy Castle, a place steeped in history and legend. Families will delight in the nearby Pennywell Farm, an award-winning attraction that offers the chance to get up close and personal with a variety of farm animals. For the more adventurous, South Devon Railway allows you to step back in time aboard a steam train, taking in the picturesque views of the surrounding countryside.
    Foodies will love the local cuisine, and Buckfastleigh offers an array of traditional pubs and cozy tearooms, ensuring you get a taste of authentic Devonshire flavours. With Lavender Cottage as your home base, your Devon adventure awaits. Come and experience the magic of Buckfastleigh, where relaxation and exploration come hand in hand.
    £63
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  • Ted 'n' Betty's, DevonInstant Book Overlay Image
    Buckfastleigh, England
    Welcome to Ted ’n’ Betty’s, a charming holiday let nestled in the heart of the picturesque town of Buckfastleigh, Devon. Immerse yourself in the tranquillity of this delightful corner of England, where rolling hills, babbling brooks, and historic charm await you.
    Buckfastleigh, with its rich history and idyllic surroundings, offers a plethora of activities for every type of traveller. Nature enthusiasts can explore the nearby Dartmoor National Park, where rugged landscapes and sweeping vistas provide the perfect backdrop for hiking, birdwatching, and picnicking. As you traverse the park, keep an eye out for the famous Dartmoor ponies, a symbol of the region’s wild beauty.
    For those seeking a touch of history, Buckfastleigh is home to the South Devon Railway, a vintage steam train that takes you on a nostalgic journey through the stunning Devon countryside. Marvel at the restored carriages and enjoy the rhythmic chug of the locomotive as it meanders along the scenic route.
    Indulge your taste buds with a visit to Buckfast Abbey, a tranquil monastery with beautifully landscaped gardens. Discover the rich heritage of this Benedictine community, and perhaps take home some delicious produce from the Abbey’s own shops. If you’re traveling with family, the Buckfast Butterfly Farm and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary promise an enchanting experience for visitors of all ages. Wander through lush tropical greenhouses, marvel at the colourful butterflies, and learn about the conservation efforts dedicated to these delicate creatures.
    For a more relaxed day, stroll through Buckfastleigh’s charming town centre, where you’ll find quaint shops, local eateries, and friendly faces. Engage with the warm community spirit that defines this town and savour the slow pace of life that makes Devon such a sought-after destination. Ted ’n’ Betty’s invites you to embark on a holiday filled with exploration, relaxation, and the timeless beauty of Buckfastleigh, Devon. Come, make memories, and immerse yourself in the unique charm of this enchanting corner of England.
    £52
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  • Moorview Cottage, DevonInstant Book Overlay Image
    Cudlipptown, England
    Set on the edge of Dartmoor National Park, Moorview Cottage is a detached barn conversion, located just behind the owner’s home. Surrounded by lovely gardens, the cottage has its own drive and private off road parking. Laid out in a ‘reversed living’ with bedrooms on the ground floor and living area on the first floor. Moorview Cottage is literally a short walk up onto the wild, ruggedness of Dartmoor. Located in the quiet hamlet of Cudlipptown, this is just on the outskirts of the village of Peter Tavy. Here you will find a friendly and welcoming local inn. Just 4 miles from the historic market town of Tavistock. Here you will find a good ranges and shops and local amenities plus some very interesting historical buildings and connections, and with a fabulous indoor pannier market. This cottage is a superb holiday home, warm and comfortable all year around, ideal for families and also for couples who want a tranquil peaceful location. From the garden there are lovely views up onto the moor and at night, the dark sky makes for excellent stargazing. If you’re the outdoor type, there are some fabulous walks and cycle routes along the Granite Trail and Lydford Gorge (National Trust). If you fancy something a little more adventurous, go out trekking from the local horse riding stables in the village of Mary Tavy. Centrally located midway between the North and South coasts, there are beaches at Bude and Westward Ho! that are well worth the drive. Other highlights are Drogo Castle (National Trust), Roadford Lake, Tarka Trails at Gunnislake and a day trip to Plymouth, with it rich naval history, has lots to offer visitors. Beach 18 miles. Shop and restaurant 2 miles, pub 1 mile.
    £73
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  • Quarterdeck, DevonInstant Book Overlay Image
    Modbury, England
    Lovely detached property overlooking Burgh Island with spacious garden and panoramic sea views; 300 meters to the coastal path and sandy beaches beyond.
    £94
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  • Willow, DevonInstant Book Overlay Image
    Holsworthy, England
    Thornbury Holiday Park is the perfect choice for a relaxing escape. Nestled within the glorious expanses of Ruby Country these five pretty detached lodges, Acacia (ref UKC1720), Cedar (ref UKC1721), Hazel (ref UKC1722), Walnut (ref UKC1723) and Willow (ref UKC1724), all enjoy a tranquil lakeside location which is ideal for fishing, dog walking and those wishing to recharge their batteries. Each has a pleasant outlook towards the lakes. Nature trails meander through the 8½ acres of meadows, and to really unwind why not enjoy a spot of fishing on the fishing lakes.
    Surrounded by beautiful rolling hills, magnificent scenery and just 4 miles from the historic market town of Holsworthy, they are a superb holiday choice whatever the time of year, ideal for families or couples seeking peace and seclusion. If you can bear to drag yourself away, there are watersports and fishing at the nearby Tamar Lakes, coastal and country walking, golf, surfing, horse riding, cycling and many family theme parks including The Milky Way and The Big Sheep all available locally. Pretty fishing villages and spectacular beaches and coves are dotted all along this coastline from Padstow, Tintagel, Crackington Haven and Bude in Cornwall to Westward Ho!, Clovelly and Instow in Devon. The wild beauty of Dartmoor and Exmoor are close by and the famous Eden Project is an easy drive for a great day out. The Ruby Country area is a must for nature lovers, walkers and cyclists will enjoy the nearby Tarka Trail. Beach 13 miles. Shop 4 miles.
    These properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 22 guests.
    £163
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  • Middle Wicket, DevonInstant Book Overlay Image
    Newton Abbot, England
    Situated in a quiet location in the Teign Valley, close to Dartmoor National Park, is this spacious, detached, upside-down house. With amazing views from the balcony off the living room, you can sometimes see deer grazing on the hillside. The property has been decorated and furnished to a very good standard, with oak worktops in the kitchen, an enclosed garden with hot tub and a garden shed with a children’s pool table. There are so many things to see and do in this part of Devon, including Canonteign Falls, which is only 2 miles from Middle Wicket, many National Trust properties and Crealy Adventure park in Exeter. Haldon Forest has many activities on offer, including cycle ways for off road cycling, a butterfly trail and for the really active visitors, there is a Go Ape.

    If you fancy a flutter at the races, both Exeter and Newton Abbot racecourses are close by, or take a trip to Plymouth to visit the National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth Hoe and the Barbican. The city of Exeter offers a cathedral, canalside walks and plenty of shopping. Take a walk on one of the many tours that Dartmoor has to offer, or try letterboxing on the moor, a fun way to spend a few hours. This is a great house for families, friends or couples to get together and enjoy the many things to see and do in this wonderful part of Devon. Beach 10 miles. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 300 yards.
    £118
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  • Dart Corner, DevonInstant Book Overlay Image
    Newton Abbot, England
    Dart Corner has been decorated and furnished to a good standard, with a spacious garden area ideal for alfresco dining, with views across the countryside. Situated in a quiet residential area, this detached bungalow is in a perfect location for exploring Devon. House of Marbles is situated close by, where you can visit the shop or enjoy a spot of lunch. Take a trip into Bovey Tracey with an array of independent shops, cafés and restaurants. Lustleigh is a few miles drive and is a quaint village with lots of thatched cottages, a tea room and a pub. Walkers can escape and explore the depths of Dartmoor, spot wild Dartmoor ponies, or cross ancient stone bridges spanning the clear bubbly waters of the River Dart and other rivers. You can also feel the somewhat eerie presence of the tors, seven rocky hills presiding majestically over the moors. Visit National Trust Castle Drogo and Lydford Gorge, quaint towns and Buckfast Abbey. Take a trip to Torbay, known as the English Riviera due to its unique micro-climate; take the ferry across to Dartmouth and the neighbouring town of Brixham, set on and across the River Dart. At the mouth of the river are Kingswear and Dartmouth Castles with the rocky waters of the estuary lapping at their feet. Exeter and its stunning cathedral is just a 10-mile drive, and Exeter Racecourse and Haldon are not far away. A nature trail and cycle route can be found in the Forestry Commission, 7 miles. Powderham Castle and many National Trust properties are close by. Beach 10 miles. Shop and pub ½ mile, restaurant ¼ mile.
    £56
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  • Southlake Barn, DevonInstant Book Overlay Image
    Dousland, England
    Constructed of local stone, this two bedroom contemporary barn conversion offers a light and bright interior, perfect for families or couples looking for a peaceful holiday. Accessed via external wooden steps, the first floor living accommodation opens on to a lovely decked balcony with views across the open countryside. Nestled at the end of a private lane, this is a beautiful location with easy access to open moorland. Lying on the edge of Dartmoor National Park, Southlake Barn is only a mile from Burrator Reservoir. Dartmoor National Park covers over 230,000 acres of rugged countryside and picturesque villages, and is the perfect place for outdoor enthusiasts with access to walking, cycling, horse riding, hiking and climbing. Cycle hire is available locally with easy access to Route 27. The historic stannary town of Tavistock is just 6 miles away and has a good selection of independent shops, as well as a varied Pannier Market and the annual Goose Fair. Dousland is a rural village with a pub, popular with locals and visitors alike. Post office, deli, cafes, shops, garage and a pub are all located within 2 miles.
    £53
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  • Fisherman's Nook, DevonInstant Book Overlay Image
    Buckfastleigh, England
    With stunning views down the River Dart and over to the ever changing landscape of Dartmoor beyond, Fisherman’s Nook is a detached, traditional granite barn, which has been converted to provide a comfortable and welcoming home from home. Tastefully furnished and well-equipped, the property is ideal for those looking for a quiet and convenient base. The property is located in the heart of the Dartmoor National Park at Dartmeet, one of Dartmoor’s many and varied beauty spots, famous for its ancient clapper bridge. There are some wonderful walks just a short stroll away from your front door along the river and up onto Dartmoor.
    During your stay, there is much to see and do. Widecombe-in-the-Moor offers two excellent pubs, serving locally sourced food, the world-famous church known as ’Cathedral on the Moors’, a National Trust shop, post office, gift shops and several tea rooms. Castle Drogo, a National Trust property, is the last castle built in England, and along with many other National Trust properties, is within easy reach. Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Dartmoor offers rock tors, wild ponies, exquisite walks, horse riding, fishing, cycling, falconry and golf at Bovey Castle. Within 8 miles are the picturesque villages of Ashburton, Chagford and Moretonhampstead, with historic inns, excellent pubs, tea rooms, antique shops, an independent fishmongery, tennis courts and Miniature Pony Centre. The Eden Project is only an hour’s drive away. Shop 7½ miles, pub and restaurant 5 miles.
    £66
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