3 luxury dog-friendly holiday cottages

June 15th, 2016 | By Ross Purdy

Some people believe that taking a well-deserved luxury break has to mean leaving the family’s four-legged members behind. They feel they’re stuck with a choice between ‘slumming it’ somewhere that welcomes dogs, or leaving their canine companion at home and then wrestling with the guilt for the entire duration of their holiday.


But in fact, it’s a choice that doesn’t have to be made. Down here in South Devon we offer a range of holiday homes that are both dog-friendly and luxurious.

The home of luxury dog-friendly holiday cottages

With miles of the South West Coast Path to explore, countless walking trails, some of the country’s best beaches, and a huge number of pet-friendly pubs and restaurants to explore, South Devon is a paradise for pooches.

You’ll see from these three luxury dog-friendly properties that there’s plenty for people too!

1. Sundowners, Salcombe

One well behaved pet permitted (two small dogs may be allowed with the owner’s agreement)

Sundowners, a VisitEngland Five Star-awarded detached house within 15 minutes walk of Salcombe’s picturesque waterfront, was fully renovated in 2013 to the highest standards.


Offering beautiful views of Salcombe and the estuary, Sundowners sits in an elevated part of the town on Herbert Road. There are four tastefully-decorated bedrooms on the first floor, including two en-suite double bedrooms (the master boasts a King-size bed and lovely views) and two twin rooms. In addition to the comfortable, light and sunny sitting room there’s a cosy snug with Sky HD, an Xbox 360, sofa-bed and pouffe.

For more photos, detailed information and prices, take a look around Sundowners here.

2. The Linhay, near Dartmouth

One well-behaved dog welcome

The Linhay is a luxuriously-converted three-bedroom barn, within a beautiful, unspoilt farmland setting. It’s hard to imagine a more idyllic backdrop for a holiday.

Set in the delightful grounds of Higher Ash Farm and just two miles from the famous naval town of Dartmouth, the Linhay is just a short drive from Start Bay with its long, dog-friendly beaches of fine shingle. Season permitting, the farm also produces fresh fruit, vegetables and eggs for sale to guests.

The interior of this spacious holiday home is as impressive as the landscape that surrounds it, as it combines modern styling with original features such as cross beams and exposed stone walls.

The Linhay is both luxurious and dog-friendly.

Book a break in the Linhay if you like the sound of a luxury dog-friendly holiday cottage, located in a peaceful, unspoilt setting.

3. Sandpiper, Salcombe

One well-behaved dog allowed

Sandpiper in Salcombe is a four-bedroom luxury dog-friendly holiday home, offering quick access to the town and beautiful views of the estuary. It has been stylishly renovated throughout to provide a luxury holiday experience to those who wish to be close to Salcombe’s array of boutique shops, galleries, cafés, pubs and restaurants.

Sandpiper in Salcombe

The three-floor layout of this spacious property makes it ideal for extended families or two couples taking a break together – and of course more than enough room to accommodate a four-legged holidaymaker too!

The enclosed garden and patio area make Sandpiper an excellent choice for dog owners, and the outdoor furniture provided makes for the perfect al fresco dining experience.

Sandpiper has an enclosed garden that makes it great for dogs.

Find out everything you need to know about this luxury dog friendly holiday home on Sandpiper’s dedicated page.

These three stunning luxury dog-friendly holiday cottages offer just a taste of what’s available in our extensive collection. Explore all of our dog-friendly holiday homes now.