6 dog-friendly cottages in Devon

By Emma Southcombe

One advantage of holidaying in the UK is that you can pack your pooch. Whether you’re planning a romantic getaway or taking the whole family for an active break on the coast, there are plenty of gorgeous self-catering properties that will welcome your pet. Check out these six dog-friendly cottages in Devon.

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1. Large family home with garden close to Bideford

Beacon House (above) is just 15 minutes from Bideford with views over the town and countryside. Sleeping 12 people in six bedrooms and welcoming two dogs by arrangement, Beacon House is a wonderful property for families getting together. The property has a large open-plan kitchen dining area complete with white goods, a separate utility area and a boot room. The property also has a private hot tub, ideal after a day spent walking the dog.

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2. Fabulous barn conversion in the Exe Valley

Just a short drive from the South Devon coastline, Home Barn Bickleigh (above) is in the beautiful village of Bickleigh, close to Bickleigh Castle. Sleeping six people and welcoming two dogs, the barn conversion has been renovated to a high standard. Along with digitally-controlled underfloor heating, barn has original features including arrow slit windows and an original threshing wheel.

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3. Breathtaking views towards Lundy Island

Just 15 minutes on foot from nearby Appledore, Mulberry (above) sleeps 10 people and welcomes up to two dogs. Recently refurbished to a high standard with stylish furnishings and modern fittings, this spacious accommodation is all arranged on one level with three double bedrooms and two twins. It’s a short drive to the popular tourist beach of Westward Ho! and the Northam Burrows Country Park.

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4. Countryside property close to popular sandy beaches

With its own five-acre orchard, Greenhill Bungalow (above) is lovely for a relaxing holiday. Just a short drive from the popular beaches of Croyde and Woolacombe, there are lots of walks around the area to exercise your dog. Sleeping six people and welcoming two dogs, this stylishly decorated property is a wonderful base to explore the North Devon coastline. The kitchen comes well-equipped and has a separate utility room, perfect for washing muddy boots and paws.

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5. Long barn conversion in a charming country setting

Set in nine acres of private grounds in a quiet Devon village, Thornewidger Barn (above) has been lovingly renovated to a high standard. Sleeping 12 people across six bedrooms and welcoming three dogs the property is also family friendly. With a large open plan desig,n everyone can be together without having to all stay in one space. There is lots of countryside to explore nearby and many popular beaches within a short drive.

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6. Detached barn conversion in Devon countryside

Set in private pastureland and home to alpacas, ducks and the family dogs, Nethercleave Barn (above) is a wonderful destination for a family. Sleeping six people and welcoming up to three dogs, the property offers a double bedroom and a twin bedroom with separate bunk beds. With 23 acres to explore, a games room, indoor heated swimming pool and outdoor sports lawn, the converted barn has plenty to keep you busy.

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