Information for Dog Owners
There is a charge of £25 to £30 per pet per week or short break.
One of the best things about staying in a holiday cottage in Cornwall is that you can bring your dog with you. Not all of our cottages take dogs, but the majority do. We do try to encourage the owners of properties whose cottage is in good walking country to take dogs. We have 16 dog friendly holiday cottages in Cornwall. Some excellent sites to visit for discovering local walks around the county are www.iwalkcornwall.co.uk/walks/ and www.cornwalls.co.uk/walking
We accept them on the understanding that they are kept under control, exercised off the premises and are not permitted in the bedrooms or on the furniture. They should not be left in the property unsupervised as this can result in considerable damage to the property and distress to the pet.
For the comfort of future guests, please ensure that your pet’s flea treatment is up-to-date and that you clean up after your pet. We indicate in the description if a property has an enclosed garden to help you in your choice of property, however this does not necessarily mean that it is totally escape-proof to all pets – very few gardens would pass this test. We should also point out that pets, possibly the Owners’, may have been in a property despite a notice in the description that pets are not allowed.
Before deciding to bring your dog in the summer you should bear in mind that they are not permitted on many beaches at this time. For further information please contact the local tourist board or visit www.cornwall-beaches.co.uk/dog-friendly. In our larger properties we accept 2 dogs and on occasion we will take 3. Likewise in our smaller properties one dog is the normal rule, but occasionally we have accepted 2 dogs. Call us in the office and we will be happy to discuss your requirements.
Many Cornish Beaches have seasonal restrictions banning dogs, usually from Easter Day or March / May until beginning of October. Some ban but allow dogs in the early morning (before 7 or 8 depending) and late evening (usually after 7) – the sign at the entrance to the beach will specify.
Dog Friendly Beaches – Quick Guide
Full, all year around, access for dogs
Bossiney Haven Benoath Cove, Duckpool, Millook Haven, Northcott Mouth, Sandymouth, Stanbury Mouth
Crantock, Holywell Bay, Mawgan Porth, Perran Sands, Watergate Bay (Tregurrian Beach)
Boobys Bay, Constantine Bay, Daymer Bay, Harlyn Bay, Mother Ivey’s Bay, Port Gaverne, Porthcothan Bay, Trebarwith Strand, Treyarnon Bay
St Ives Area
Restricted access for dogs (out of season)
Crackington Haven, Crooklets, Summerleaze, Widemouth Bay
Chapel Porth, Fistral, Lusty Glaze, Perranporth, Porth, Tolcarne, Trevaunance Cove
Epphaven Cove, Polzeath, Trevone Bay, Treyarnon Bay.
Some websites that you may wish to refer to for guides are: