3 spacious holiday homes where dogs are welcome

By Ross Purdy on December 12, 2016

If leaving your dog behind is likely to take the shine out of your big family break, why not take a look at these fantastic pet-friendly accommodation options? These three spacious properties are ideal for larger families or couples holidaying together, where you can enjoy a comfortable break with your nearest and dearest – including your four-legged family members.

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Oversteps House (sleeps 16)

Up to two small, well-behaved dogs accepted


In an elevated position above dog-friendly South Sands, Oversteps House is an impressive eight-bedroom detached holiday home with a stunning interior and spectacular views.


Capable of housing up to 16 guests in total comfort, Oversteps House is dog-friendly, meaning your four-legged friend can also lap up a little luxury.


The owners even provide a welcome pack for pets including a dog bed, bowl, treats, poop bags and suggested walks. As Oversteps House is situated on the South West Coast Path and just 100 m from the beach, you’ll find it perfectly suited for a big family gathering with Fido included.


Immaculately presented throughout, the exterior of the property is similarly special, with a large first-floor balcony which runs the full length of the house and includes a garden table which can seat up to eight. At ground level, there’s a wooden table with bench seating with enough space for all 16 guests.

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Spindrift (sleeps 8)

Up to two small, well-behaved dogs accepted

Fun things to do with dogs inside

Spindrift, a single-storey detached house, sits on the edge of a peaceful, mostly residential development just a few minutes’ walk from Thurlestone village and a spectacular stretch of the South West Coast Path. Ideal for large families and couples holidaying together, Spindrift’s rooms are spacious and luxuriously appointed, from the comfortable lounge with its high vaulted ceiling to the four sumptuous bedrooms.


The well-equipped kitchen has an adjacent utility area and there’s a small children’s playroom with games, toys and books for younger children, and a TV and an Xbox One console.


This property, which can accept two well-behaved dogs, also has a good-sized, mature garden laid mainly to lawn at the front of the house, where there is also a terrace area with a table and chairs. To the rear is a further narrow area of lawn.

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The Old Milking Shed (sleeps 6)

One well-behaved dog accepted

A 15-minute walk from famous Bantham beach – a spacious expanse of sand with stunning views of Burgh Island and equally renowned surfing waves – the Old Milking Shed is a sensitively redeveloped, stylish barn conversion in a fantastic coastal location.


Original features such as stonework and wooden beams have been retained, whilst the height of comfort and convenience has been ensured with the addition of a well-equipped kitchen and three immaculate, contemporary bathrooms. Spindrift has received a VisitEngland Five Star Gold award, which testifies to the attention to detail that has been lavished on this fabulous property.

The private enclosed garden, which faces south-west, is ideal for bringing for holidaymakers who wish to bring a well-behaved dog – as is the outside shower, perfect for humans and their four-legged friends alike when it’s time to rinse off the sand after a day at the beach.


There’s a woodburner in the comfortable sitting room, making the Old Milking Shed a warm and cosy retreat in the winter months as well as a perfect summer holiday base.


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