Top 15 dog friendly hotels in Devon

From the sun kissed southern coastline or ‘English Riviera’ to the surf sanctuaries of the north and vast moorlands in between, Devon is a delightful destination for exploring the great outdoors. Find rural relaxation roaming the wild moors of Dartmoor or Exmoor National Parks where you and your canine companion can go in search of wild ponies and huge granite tors. Hop on board a paddle steamer (where dogs are permitted on leads) from Dartmouth  and meander along the River Dart past quaint villages and castles.

Go for walkies along the Tarka Trail – 30 miles of disused train tracks stretching from Braunton to Barnstaple that grants incredible views of the Devonshire countryside and across the Taw Estuary or you could even hire a bicycle complete with dog trailer for pooped pooches. This West Country county is famous for its beautiful beaches where you can enjoy watersports such as surfing and kayaking, paddle in pristine waters or just simply stroll along the golden sands. With beaches ranging from family friendly to wild and rugged and with many allowing dogs year round, you and your faithful friend will be spoilt for choice. Here are the top 15 dog-friendly hotels in Devon…

Northcote Manor, Mid Devon – an 18th Century Manor House Hotel in a perfect rural location

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Top 15 dog friendly hotels in Devon Global Grasshopper

With its walled garden and apple orchards, Northcote Manor is an idyllic rural retreat situated within an 18th-century manor. With elegant, cosy bedrooms, a sophisticated restaurant and plenty of space to roam free, you and your dog will be very happy here at this pet welcoming Devon hotel. Located close to the wild beauty of Exmoor and Dartmoor National Parks, walkies will always be an adventure at Northcote Manor. The hotel has a number of dog-friendly bedrooms that can accommodate your dog during your holiday. Your four-legged friend can also join you for a drink in the Oakroom, and they will be presented with a doggy bowl full of complimentary biscuits on arrival.

  • Prices from £120 per night.
  • To book, check prices or availability for Northcote Manor

Boringdon Hall Hotel and Spa, Dartmoor – luxury awaits in this 5-star Elizabethan Manor House Hotel

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Top 15 dog friendly hotels in Devon Global Grasshopper

Located on the edge of Dartmoor, this magnificent 5-star Elizabethan manor house hotel offers elegant guest rooms, a wellness centre, an indoor pool and a 3 AA Rosette rated Gallery restaurant. Offering truly luxurious accommodation for humans, Boringdon Hall Hotel and Spa also hails itself as a furry-friend friendly Devon hotel . With beautiful walks right outside your door, and miles of rolling moors just beyond, there is plenty to explore. They are also dog friendly courtyard rooms, as well as blankets, dog beds, waste bags and treats.

Soar Mill Cove Hotel, Salcombe Beach – an outdoorsy, family-focused hotel with its very own dog friendly beach

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Top 15 dog friendly hotels in Devon Global Grasshopper

A relaxing retreat just outside Salcombe, Soar Mill Cove Hotel offers amazing views down to the coast. Just a short walk from its very own beach and the South West Coastal Path, this pooch friendly hotel in Devon is a great spot for dog owners. There is also a tennis court, an indoor swimming pool and a games room, meaning you will find plenty to do, whatever the weather. Dogs are allowed on the beach, as well as in the coffee shop, bar, hotel reception and hotel gardens. The hotel would prefer they are kept on the lead in public areas, but they can run wild and free in the rolling countryside surrounding the hotel.

Moorland Garden Hotel, Dartmoor – 4-star luxury on the edge of Dartmoor National Park

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Top 15 dog friendly hotels in Devon Global Grasshopper

The 4-star Moorland Garden Hotel is located just on the edge of Dartmoor National Park and offers beautiful bedrooms, first class dining and a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Guests will love the 9 acres of gardens as well as the easy access to Dartmoor and the surrounding countryside. The hotel which allows pets has five dog-friendly bedrooms located on the ground floor, and will provide every four legged visitor with their own dog bed and bowl. Doggy treats also await in the Dartmoor Bar, and the Moorland Garden is perfect for letting your pooch blow off some steam. There are lots areas to walk and explore locally plus dog-friendly beaches nearby.

Abbey Sands Hotel, Torquay – pet friendly accommodation near the beach

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Top 15 dog friendly hotels in Devon Global Grasshopper

This mid-range hotel situated in the heart of the English Riviera, and is perfectly situated to explore the town of Torquay and the surrounding beaches and attractions. Bedrooms are clean and comfortable and the indoor and outdoor swimming pools, as we as the restaurant are perfect for those looking to relax and unwind on site. The Abbey Sands Hotel is the Devon hotel perfect for dog owners. Pooch-friendly rooms are available on request, and your four legged friend will be showered with affection by the staff, and given his own bowl, some treats and even a squeaky toy to play with!

  • Prices from £120 per night.
  • To book, check prices or availability for Abbey Sands Hotel

Hartnoll Hotel, Tiverton Mid Devon – intimate accommodation in a luxury hotel on the edge of Exmoor

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Top 15 dog friendly hotels in Devon Global Grasshopper

Located on the edge of Exmoor National Park, Hartnoll Hotel is an award-winning boutique hotel that offers sumptuous surroundings and well-appointed bedrooms. The Hotel restaurant is one of the area’s premier dining establishments, and afternoon tea at the Hartnoll is a highly regarded affair. Dogs are very welcome to stay with you during your visit and dog-friendly bedrooms are available on request. At this dog loving Devon hotel you can guarantee that the staff will be as pleased to see your four-legged friend as you are. Perfectly located for exploring Exmoor and the rest of Devon beyond, you and your dogs will have a wonderful time here.

  • Prices from £110 per night.
  • To book, check prices or availability for Hartnoll Hotel

Bayards Cove Inn, Dartmouth – contemporary comfort in a historic building

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Top 15 dog friendly hotels in Devon Global Grasshopper

Bayards Cover Inn is the oldest building in Dartmouth, and over the years it has been sympathetically restored to offer 7 beautiful bedrooms and a fantastic lounge, restaurant and pub area. Just down the road from the historic Bayards Cove, there are plenty of waterfront areas for you and your dog to explore during your visit. A this dog welcoming Devon hotel your canine companion is very welcome to stay with you in your room, and they are allowed to join you in the bar area, which is the perfect place to sit quietly and watch the world go by.

  • Prices from £110 per night.
  • To book, check prices or availability for Bayards Cover Inn

The Woodlands Hotel, Sidmouth – historical hotel in a beautiful seaside town

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Top 15 dog friendly hotels in Devon Global Grasshopper

Located in the centre of Sidmouth, The Woodlands Hotel just a six-minute walk to the stunning seafront in this picturesque seaside town. With individually designed bedrooms, leafy and serene gardens and its very own restaurant and bar, human visitors will be made to feel very welcome here. Four-legged friends will receive plenty of belly rubs, and the hotel has a selection of dog-friendly rooms and provides treats on arrival. For exploring the area with your canine companion, this pet friendly Devon hotel offers easy access to the spectacular Jurassic Coast, where you can walk for miles, and dog-friendly beaches and country pubs aplenty.

  • Prices from £115 per night.
  • To book, check prices or availability for the Woodlands Hotel

Prince Hall Hotel – Dartmoor – a very welcoming, dog-friendly country house hotel in Dartmoor

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Top 15 dog friendly hotels in Devon Global Grasshopper

This 4-star country house hotel and restaurant is situated in at the heart of Dartmoor. With nine individually decorated bedrooms, a first class restaurant and extensive grounds to explore, Prince Hall Hotel aims to be the ultimate home from home. At this dog friendly hotel in Devon, your dog will be well catered for here, with water bowls, bedding, dog towels and treats all provided on arrival. There is also a dog-friendly outdoor seating area and your pooch is welcome to join you in the lobby, where you can find information on local dog-friendly pubs and attractions.

  • Prices from £95 per night.
  • To book, check prices or availability for Prince Hall Hotel

Sun Bay Hotel, Hope Cove – a modern hotel situated just a stone’s throw from beautiful beaches, towns and villages dotted along the Devon coast

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Top 15 dog friendly hotels in Devon Global Grasshopper

Sun Bay Hotel is a beautiful seaside hotel which allows dogs, situated in the delightful South Hams. With the towns of Salcombe and Kingsbridge only a short distance away, Hope Cove is a family and dog-friendly beach that makes the perfect holiday spot. Bedrooms are clean and modern and the easy-going, informal restaurant and bar will cater for all your dining needs. Dogs are welcome at the hotel, and can even join you in their dog-friendly dining area. The staff will make a fuss of your four-legged friend and can even advise you of local pooch-friendly pubs and attractions.

  • Prices from £85 per night.
  • To book, check prices or availability for Sun Bay Hotel

The Church House Inn, Totnes – classic cosy accommodation the much-loved town of Totnes

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Top 15 dog friendly hotels in Devon Global Grasshopper

Situated in the beautiful town of Totnes, in the heart of South Devon, The Church House Inn is a traditional country pub and hotel which welcomes dogs and has oodles of charm and character. Steeped in history, the cosy bar area has roaring wood burners and the bedrooms are simple, yet refined and incredibly comfortable. Dogs are welcome to stay with you during your visit and can join you for a drink in the bar area. The pub serves hearty gastro-fare and you and your four-legged friend will love exploring the historic market town of Totnes and the breathtakingly beautiful countryside that surrounds it.

  • Prices from £90 per night.
  • To book, check prices or availability for the Church House Inn

Mill End Hotel, Upper Dartmoor – dog friendly accommodation in Dartmoor National Park

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Top 15 dog friendly hotels in Devon Global Grasshopper

Situated within the Dartmoor National Park itself, Mill End Hotel is a picture-perfect country hideaway for you and your dog. With plenty of scenic walking trails right on your doorstep, you are well placed to explore the delights of the moors and surrounding countryside. This hotel which welcomes dogs/pets has an AA 4-Star rating and offers individually-styled bedrooms, comfy lounges, log fires and beautiful riverside gardens. The Dartmoor Dog is the hotel’s very own canine guide to some of the best walks on the moors, and dog beds and treats are available on arrival. They can even arrange for a dog sitting service should you be tempted to venture out without your faithful friend.

  • Prices from £100 per night.
  • To book, check prices or availability for Mill End Hotel

Seawood Hotel, Exmoor – a Victorian townhouse hotel full of charm and elegance

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Top 15 dog friendly hotels in Devon Global Grasshopper

This elegant Grade II listed Victorian house hotel is ideally situated for exploring North Devon and Exmoor and is a hotel which allows dogs/pets. With individually designed bedrooms featuring stylish furnishings, a stunning outdoor terrace, landscaped gardens an elegant lounge and bar, The Seawood Hotel is a rare find. Your furry friend is also welcome to stay with you here in any of the rooms, and the owners will provide a dog bed and treat bowl on arrival. Leading straight out onto the Exmoor National Park, you and your dog will be able to explore every corner of this beautiful part of the world.

  • Prices from £100 per night.
  • To book, check prices or availability for Seawood Hotel

Two Bridges Hotel – Dartmoor – luxury accommodation in an award-winning hotel

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Top 15 dog friendly hotels in Devon Global Grasshopper

Offering comfort and luxury at every turn, The Two Bridges Hotel comes complete with a bustling bar, welcoming lounge and beautiful bedrooms. Located close to Dartmoor National Park, you and your dog will love the open spaces and rolling countryside right outside your door. The Devon hotel perfect for dog lovers, your canine companion is very welcome to join you and can be with you everywhere apart from in the restaurant. The hotel provides goody-bags on arrival, but asks that visitors bring their own food and bedding. They can also advise you on some of the very best walks for you both in the nearby area, and further out across Dartmoor.

  • Prices from £85 per night.
  • To book, check prices or availability for Two Bridges Hotel

The Monks Retreat – cosy pub with dog friendly accommodation in a picture perfect Devonshire village

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Top 15 dog friendly hotels in Devon Global Grasshopper

The Monks Retreat is full of the old world charm and cosy interiors you would expect from a 15th-century building. With log fires, stone floors and a welcoming atmosphere, you and your dog will be very happy in this pub that offers two bedrooms for visitors. The bedrooms are beautifully appointed, and the pub itself is located in the heart of Broadhempston, a peaceful village that offers easy access to surrounding countryside and other attractions. At this hotel which welcomes pets, your four-legged friend will be welcome to stay in the room with you, and can join you in the bar area for a quiet pint while you watch the world go by.

  • Prices from £75 per night.
  • To book, check prices or availability for Monks Retreat
If you liked our collection of dog-friendly hotels in Devon we also have pet-friendly hotels in Cornwall.

Born in England, with a few family roots from Bavaria, and a heart in Scandinavia I've always been a bit of a restless soul. My first true adventure began as a six month voyage around South East Asia as a fresh faced backpacker and ever since I've lived a semi nomadic existence, clocking up over 40 countries on trips and living in Dublin, South East Asia and Australia. I'm a lover of US Road Trips, deserted beaches bathed in warm glow of a sunset, Cuban mojitos, easy-on-the-eye travel destinations far away from the tourist crowds and all things Scandinavian - from cloudberry liquors to Scandi Noirs. When not wandering the world, you'll find me walking my rescue dog in leafy South West London, strolling around the Brighton Laines on random day trips, hunting for photogenic landscapes or daydreaming about returning to my all time favourite places in the world; Havana, Copenhagen, Italy, Thailand and the frozen landscapes of a wintry Iceland. Follow Becky on Twitter and Google+.

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