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With Coast & Country Cottages offering over 100 holiday properties across South Devon which provide pet friendly accommodation, those looking to visit this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with their four legged friends will be spoilt for choice. With so many holiday properties catering for dogs, it is inevitable that, from time to time, the locally based team discover lost property and forgotten items that need to be returned to doggy owners. Whilst discarded dog leads and forgotten food bowls are sometimes found abandoned in pet friendly accommodation and removed ahead of the next guests, there are various other items that the team have found over previous years that are less ‘run of the mill’…

Pet friendly accommodation - Fulmar

South Devon is home to a beautiful stretch of coastline, not to mention the pretty Salcombe and Kingsbridge Estuary, and many meandering rivers including the River Dart. With so many bodies of water, there are numerous opportunities for watersports enthusiasts. From kayaking to Stand Up Paddleboarding and sailing, many dogs enjoy a trip on the water with their owners – but with rip tides and other hidden dangers, you can never be too careful and many dog owners ensure their pets are safe with specially designed lifejackets. Whilst these are great for those wanting to experience the delights of the picturesque coastline, the team have found these inadvertently left behind after an enjoyable holiday, on more than one occasion! For pet friendly accommodation beside the sea, why not book a property like Fulmar at Hallsands, a luxury VisitEngland Five Star Gold awarded cottage with stunning sea views, and immediate access to the pet friendly beach, as well as the South West Coast Path.

Pet friendly accommodation - Fulmar

Many people choose to visit South Devon for those special occasions including milestone anniversaries and, of course, birthdays! However you can imagine the surprise of a team member, when a personalised celebratory ‘birthday’ bandana for a customer’s dog was reported as being left behind at pet friendly accommodation recently, in addition to the remnants of the pooch’s birthday present… personalised dog biscuits inscribed with the dog’s name ‘Bouncer’! Of course, these were successfully returned to their owner, and a very appreciative Bouncer. If you are looking to celebrate your dog’s birthday whilst holidaying in the area, why not arrange to take your dog to one of the many attractions in the area that are suitable for pets. For instance, head out on a trip with the Dartmouth Steam Railway and River Boat Company – dogs can accompany you on the boat or steam train for just an additional £1.  Stay at the Dartmouth property Little Cotton Farmhouse (sleeps 10), a fabulous VisitEngland Four Star awarded house sleeping up to 10 people,  finished to a fantastic standard, and surrounded by spacious gardens and a meadow.

Pet friendly accommodation - Little Cotton Farmhouse

In this day-and-age, some people even choose to dress their dogs up in fancy dress attire to suit the seasons. From a full pumpkin outfit for Halloween, to the truly festive doggy reindeer antlers, the Coast & Country Cottages team have come across all manner of dog outfits left in pet friendly accommodation after big celebrations. Looking for pet friendly accommodation for your festive break? Coast & Country Cottages have a fabulous range of properties that accept dogs, ideal for a getaway this Christmas or New Year. Ranging from cosy cottages on the South West Coast Path, to luxury country houses with beautiful enclosed gardens, there are properties to suit all requirements.

To find out more about the dog friendly breaks available with Coast & Country Cottages, visit the website today. With over 100 properties offering pet friendly accommodation across South Devon, you will be spoilt for choice for your holiday with your dog!