An ever-increasing number of people in the UK are deciding on holiday with their dogs. For many people, leaving their beloved pooch behind is simply not an option. For others, the rising costs of kennels and pet sitting services combined with people’s reluctance to ask friends and family for help can result in the need for a dog-friendly break. Gone are the days when taking a dog-friendly holiday means sacrificing parts of your break. Holiday in a dog-friendly cottage in Devon and you’ll be spoilt for choice with what’s on offer to you and your pooch.
The picturesque region of South Devon is perfect for dog-friendly holidays. Here are five reasons why:
1. Location, Location, Location
Picturesque South Devon is the ideal destination for a holiday or short break with your dog. This beautiful area provides a huge choice of dog-friendly cottages, activities, and attractions.
Dog owners are often unsurprisingly drawn to the highly sought after towns of Salcombe and Dartmouth. These idyllic towns boast a wealth of pet-friendly establishments and make for very content furry friends!
2. Walks to Suit All Paws
Whether you own an active dog partial to lengthy hikes or a city type more suited to short and snappy strolls, South Devon offers a wide variety of walks. Most of these offer magnificent scenery and great photographic opportunities.
Even the liveliest of dogs will undoubtedly put his paws up after a stint on the renowned South West Coast Path. Weary or elderly dogs can enjoy South Devon’s abundance of nature reserves, footpaths, and picturesque country lanes.
3. Life’s a Beach for Man’s Best Friend
Take your pick from a choice of great beaches in South Devon which allow dogs all year round. These include the popular East Portlemouth and North Sands beaches in Salcombe. For many people, walking one’s dog on the beach is a rare luxury and therefore adds extra enjoyment to holiday plans.
4. Canine Adventures
In addition to beaches, many attractions in the region also permit dogs. You can even take man’s best friend on the hugely popular Dartmouth Steam Railway or a scenic Dartmouth river cruise – although it is standing room only for those on four legs!
5. Dogs Dinners
The popular Winking Prawn beach cafe in seaside Salcombe often finds itself playing host to many four-legged visitors.
South Devon has an abundance of dog-friendly establishments, often permitting dogs both inside and outside. Water is plentiful and some eateries even offer menus specifically designed for your four-legged friend!
Coast & Country Cottages have approximately 100 dog-friendly cottages in South Devon. Why not take advantage of the forthcoming Bank Holiday at the end of May? See if you can grab yourself and your pooch a great late availability deal.