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Dog Friendly Hotels in Cornwall

Cornwall is one of the top holiday destinations in the UK for several reasons. The Beaches are one, the moorland another, the beautiful countryside a third. What better destination to take your pampered pooch. Needless to say the selection of dog friendly hotels in Cornwall is getting better all the time, as properties recognise that their guests like to bring their four legged friends too!

For a broader reach try Dog Friendly Hotels in the UK - The Ultimate Guide


Surfers love Cornwall for the massive waves on the North Coast. So, if you're staying at a dog friendly hotel in Cornwall, a walk along a beach from which people are surfing is ten times more exciting than an everyday dog walk.

Dog Friendly Hotels Cornwall - The North Coast

  • Up the North coast at Boscastle, The Old Rectory, where Thomas Hardy met and fell in love with his wife, Emma Gifford is now a charming dog friendly B & B. A note of caution for owners of dogs who are soft fruit pickers or chicken chasers - there are hens and ducks and also fruit and vegetables growing in the garden.
  • Rick Stein’s Jack Russell, Chalky, appeared with him on television frequently so it is no surprise that the rooms attached to his Seafood Restaurant in Padstow are dog friendly, despite the tempting cookery courses on offer.
  • The purpose-built church to Cornish coolness that is The Scarlet at Magwan Porth Beach, excludes children but is dog friendly. The floor to ceiling windows ensure that guests get maximum enjoyment from the views of the sea and there is an Ayuverdic spa.

  • The excellent family friendly Bedruthan Steps Hotel just along from the Scarlet welcomes children enthusiastically as well as dogs. The only place children are excluded from is the adults-only dining room.

Dog friendly hotels on the West Coast of Cornwall

  • The Gurnard’s Head Hotel near Zennor is the definition of a laid back dog friendly hotel in Cornwall. A less worrying place to take a dog is hard to imagine. The bedrooms are simple and quietly country-stylish without being flash. The food here is popular with locals and visitors alike and everything is locally sourced including the beer.
  • Mousehole, where The Old Coastguard is situated sounds like the kind of place that would appeal to most dogs and be a terrier’s dream. Owned by the same family as the Gurnard’s Head, it is run with the same laid-back charm.There are big open fires for dogs to spark out in front of after a long run on the beach. Affordable fun at its best.

Dog friendly hotels on the South Coast of Cornwall

  • Hotel Tresanton welcomes both dogs and children! Situated in the beautiful village of St Mawes, it's ideally situated for walking the coastal path.
  • Fowey Hall in the village of Fowey is extremely welcoming to children, so much so that under 16s stay free in their parent’s room. It is one of the many dog friendly hotels in Cornwall. There is a crèche, nannies and special activities for children but no special activities laid on for dogs. It is 5 minutes from the beach and 10 minutes from the Eden Project. Dogs are not allowed at the Eden Project but they provide sheltered parking spaces and water taps in one of the car parks.There is very good dog walking on the bridle paths and trails around Eden which are accessible from the car parks.

  • The main hotel at the Cornwall Hotel Spa and Estate near St Austell is in a 19th century manor house and there are 22 separate woodland homes for those who prefer self-catering.There are views and walks to be enjoyed down the Pentewan Valley and the hotel has two places to eat. The more casual Acorns Brasserie and The Arboretum for guests who feel like the full restaurant treatment.
  • The wonderful windy cliff-top location of the Trevalsa Court Hotel near Mevagissey attracts guests who come for the dramatic views and comfort of this cosy Arts and Crafts style hotel. The Coastal path is directly below the hotel and there is a steepish slither down to a private cove with a bracing climb back up. A strong dog, eager to get back for a bowl of food could be just the thing to help you up the last few metres.

Can't find what you're after amongst our dog friendly hotels in Cornwall? Take a look at our comprehensive guide to the best dog friendly hotels in the UK or Wales.


Written by Jane Hutchison

posted Saturday, 27th February 2016
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