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Dog-friendly places to stay in the South West

Devon and Cornwall's endless coastal paths, dog-friendly beaches, and rolling hills make it an incredible place to get away with your dog. Spend your days following your noses through harbourside markets or walking the many miles of hiking trails with your dog by your side. Take a look at our treehouses in the north Devon woods, coastal cottages in Cornwall, and many more dog-friendly places to stay, and start planning your getaway to the South West.

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About Paws & Stay dog-friendly holidays in the South West

Where did Paws & Stay come from?

Paws & Stay came from frustration, which sounds like a bad start but can lead to great things. The team that created Sawday’s and Canopy & Stars, specialists in amazing places to stay, noticed that dog-friendly meant very different things to different people. They decided to seek out the people who ran dog-friendly cottages in the UK with an ear scratching, belly rubbing passion, while still making sure they were pretty great for humans to stay in as well.

What makes a place right for Paws & Stay

We look for dogs to be provided for in a way that shows the owner has really thought it through. Enclosed garden space for exercise is extremely important, while somewhere for the dog to sleep and a setting that gives plenty of scope for walks are a few of our checkpoints. What really wins us over are the little things - treat jars, toys and even welcome letters and doggy beer have all been excitedly reported by our inspectors.

How do we know each place is good enough?

Because we’ve been there. We’ve taken in the views (the humans that is), snuffled in the garden (the dogs) and talked to the owner (both, but with varying levels of understanding). So we know a holiday cottage in Devon or Cornwall is truly dog friendly because we’ve gone to check and come back with tongues and tails wagging.

Where will I find Paws & Stay places?

Well, there are plenty of dog-friendly holiday cottages in Devon and Cornwall of course, but we’ve fetched a few from Aberdeenshire and Cumbria to Ceredigion and Sussex. It’s a small collection at the moment, because we’re looking for the places that really understand what makes a dog-friendly holiday great. We’ll be adding more soon, wherever we can sniff them out.

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