A dog looking at wine on a table

Our favourite luxury dog-friendly cottages in Cornwall

Treats aren’t just for dogs. Sometimes, everyone needs a little special something! And Cornwall is definitely a special treat for humans and dogs. Cornwall’s a world of its own, with azure waters, awe-inspiring coastal crags and huge swathes of moor and wild green spaces. This stunning county’s a treat just to visit – let alone when staying in some of the most decadent spots available. Here are a few of our favourite luxury dog-friendly cottages in Cornwall.

Written by Jem Brownlee

5 minute read

Logi’s Boathouse

There’s no time of day that isn’t a special moment at Logi's Boathouse, whether it’s the crack of dawn, with sunrise over the Tamar River, midday when the wind’s blowing fresh salty air over the sparkling waves or late night when the festoon lights are out and Plymouth twinkles in the distance. Logi’s Boathouse is a treat that keeps on giving.

Head inland to wander the patchwork fields, or along the coast to Mount Edgecumbe or the Rame Head Heritage Coast, for four-leg tiring walks to burn off some energy. Or you can take the Cremyll Ferry, crossing the Plymouth Sound with your trusty seadog on a lead.

Load up on supplies in the local village, Millbrook, which is an easy three-minute drive or 15-minute walk, and return home to craft something special on the BBQ. Or, if you’re feeling lazy, it’s only a 14-minute drive to The Devonport Inn for some of the freshest fish imaginable!

There's an enclosed garden to let the dog roam and stick their nose in the air for the fine seaside smells, you can wander down your private steps to the shingle beach, or launch onto the river in the kayak left for you with your four-legged friend (there’s a doggy-life jacket provided!).

With so much to do, you’ll probably want to end the day doing very little, and that’s just as easy too. Lie out on the sun lounger to bask in Cornish sunshine, toast drinks under the tree canopy that grows on the deck, or simply lie back in the outdoor bath and enjoy your luxury dog-friendly cottage all to yourself.

Stay at: Logi's Boathouse, Millbrook >

A house with a sunset

The Old Sunday School

Having lived in the space themselves, the owners of The Old Sunday School have thought of everything a luxury dog-friendly cottage needs. If you’ve been out exploring all day, or taking on hill walks (or more like dragged up them by an eager hound), then a pre-dinner rinse under a waterfall shower, and a post-dinner melt into the sofa by the wood burner, might be exactly what you’re looking for.

Foodies will love it here, the kitchen’s spacious and easy to use to cook up any treats you find exploring the markets of the local towns. You’ll also have the ideal spot to make use of it, on the large al fresco table with impressive views. But if you'd rather not do the washing up, wander on down to The Crooked Inn, for the full seasonal à la carte menu or the wonderful Sunday roasts. There’s also The Notter Bridge Inn, or The Rising Sun, just a couple of miles away, which occasionally puts on live music and pizza nights.

The Old Sunday School is perfectly placed between Saltash, Tavistock, Calstock, Launceston and Liskeard, all small market towns just a short drive away, all easy to explore for days out with the hound. A little further, at a half hour’s drive, there’s Whitsand Bay, Seaton and Portwrinkle to grab a bite to eat or tucker out the dog before returning home! This is the perfect place to launch from to explore the destinations that make Cornwall special.

If you’ve got an outdoorsy dog, you might like to get a good stretch of the legs in whilst you’re away, and with just a 30-minute drive to the Tamar Valley AONB, it’s easy to nip out for a morning taking on the 400 acres of abandoned quarry and country park walk.

Stay at: The Old Sunday School, Saltash >

The Stables at The Cornish Place

If there were awards specifically for dog-friendly luxury cottages, well, The Stables at The Cornish Place would definitely be in the running.

Here, you'll find a luxurious roll-top bath to wash out salty hair from a day at the beach or hop in the wood-fired hot tub to while away the hours and watch the dog making happy laps in the enclosed garden. For shoulder-dropping comfort, book a massage or book a private chef for fancy feasts.

The Stables is located on a gorgeous stretch of rolling fields between the two coasts at Falmouth and Porthtowan. Heading to Porthtowan, you’ll find surf schools and seaside villages to amble about in, as well as stunning open beaches that are framed with towering cliffs. Head the other way and you’ll find Falmouth to explore, with beaches and numerous surf and paddleboard shops and the added benefit of a spot of urban living, with pubs and cafés galore.

Or take the dog somewhere green, to Enys Gardens in Penryn which welcomes dogs on leads, the Bassett Monument to climb to for stellar views, and dotted all around the place, there are little woods and parks ripe for sniff-laden walks.

If you’re feeling fancy, you might like to head over to Portreath Bakery (especially after a stroll on Portreath beach when there aren't restrictions), for some phenomenal baked goods. Or head over to Cusgarne Organic Farm, which is a quick eight-minute drive or hour’s walk away. There you can grab some veggies, meat, cheese and all sorts to stock up the kitchen! If everyone’s been a good boy and girl, then there’s always The Fox & Hounds just a mile or so up the road, where dogs on leads are welcome, and dogs have their own snack menu!

Stay at: The Stables at The Cornish Place, Gwennap >

A hot tub in a large garden A dining table


Nothing quite says luxury dog-friendly cottage like this. Bar-K is all about letting you stretch out and get comfortable. And with room for eight people, that’s saying something.

Your dog will love trotting about the enclosed garden, feeling pampered in their ‘dog robes’ and discovering their personalised dog towels. The humans aren't left out either. You're spoilt for choice with rainfall showers, freestanding baths, the hot tub and sauna. That is, before a film night in the cinema room.

There’s a full-sized kitchen with a large dining table to fit everyone around come mealtimes. With a set of French doors to open as well as an outdoor table too, setting up a spectacular feast has never been so easy. But pubs and cafés aren’t in short supply around here either. Nearby you’ll find The Crooked Inn, just a couple of miles down the road, which serves a full seasonal à la carte menu and Sunday roasts (someone’s going to be looking hard done by under the table) as well as The Notter Bridge Inn, or The Rising Sun, should you fancy a little live music, or a pizza night!

Torpoint and Plymouth are around 20 minutes down the road, and Liskeard, Tavistock, Calstock, and Launceston are all under half an hour, if you fancy a day out exploring the local area for the pretty market towns that make Cornwall so special. But beaches are within easy reach as well, with Whitsand Bay, Seaton, and Portwrinkle all within a half-hour’s drive. There’s no shortage of ear-flapping sprints on hand.

It wouldn’t be a dog-friendly holiday without having a few spots to take the dog for some adventures, so nearby you can hop out to the Tamar Valley AONB for the Kit Hill Country Park walk and get them tuckered out over 400 acres. Or you could head further afield and explore Kingsand, Rame or all the way out past Plymouth to see Bovisand.

Stay at: Bar-K, Saltash >

Written by Jem Brownlee

Sign up to our newsletter

Get new dog-friendly places, travel tips and destination ideas delivered to you in a format your dog can’t chew to pieces.