Dogs love Dartmoor: there's so much to sniff and explore here, from long walks over the high moors to gentle walks through bluebell woods and across open grassland. Choose a place to stay where dogs are welcome; with a fenced garden, or by the number of dogs you will be bringing. Don't forget to visit our Dog Blog too!
2 miles from North Bovey in a lovely setting is Bovey Castle, built in 1907 as a country seat for the heir to the WH Smith empire and now a renowned hotel. Carefully hidden in the grounds are 22 private, granite-built lodges of which Fox Tor is one
This traditional seaside, detached, single-storey cottage is situated on a slope above Bigbury-on-Sea, on the south west coast of Devon. Just a short stroll from this lovely cottage, is the South West Coast Path and Bigbury Beach, one of the best beaches in the South Hams, making it ideal for families.
This beautifully furnished lodge with a hot tub is situated on the Honicombe Manor resort in over 20-acres of rolling countryside, close to the village of St Ann’s Chapel near Gunnislake. Set in a perfect location for touring all of Cornwall, South Devon and both Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor, this property is ideal for a family or friends.
Ingle Tor is one of 22 private granite built lodges set within the grounds of Bovey Castle. All the facilities are yours to enjoy, including indoor heated swimming pool, gym, steam room, sauna, spa and restaurants.
Situated in an ideal location for touring Cornwall, South Devon, Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor, this Alpine-style lodge with it's own hot tub offers comfortable accommodation and is set in glorious rolling countryside on the Honicombe Manor Resort, close to Gunnislake. With all the benefits of the free leisure passes, your holiday can be as active or relaxing as you choose.
Teign View is a 2 bedroom detached bungalow within yards of the local shop and excellent pub. A light and bright holiday home in pretty countryside, with cathedral city amenities and good beaches within easy reach.
Lazy Berar Cottage is located in the centre of Holne, 100 yards from the shop and tea room, a beautifully restored Victorian cottage snuggling between two other cottages. Once it was part of the village forge, now a comfortable, warm and delightful home
Waterleat Farm, is situated one and half miles north of Ashburton town and is set in a woodland valley which runs up to the edge of open moorland next to the Ashburn river. It offers comfortable spacious accommodation. Sleeps 2 + Double Sofa Bed + Cot.
This delightful detached split-level barn conversion that can sleep up to 8, + baby/small child, nestles next to the church in Mary Tavy. The tranquil setting is only a few minutes walk from the River Tavy and the breathtaking rugged beauty of Dartmoor, and in the other direction, a good pub with delicious food. There are lovely walks from the cottage, and from the car if you drive over the moors. The accommodation offers a double bedroom, a double/twin (zip-linked), and a twin room, plus double sofabed with everyday-use mattress, and a cot/small bed. There are 2 bathrooms: - The main bathroom with a shower over the bath, and the small bathroom, which has a corner toilet and studio bath, is built into the eaves of the house. Sloping ceilings and dormer windows give a clue to its former use as a row of barns. All bed linen and towels provided free. Oil CH/HW included, and free WiFi. The sunken patio has furniture and BBQ, and there is a second raised patio with table and chairs, as well as a bike storage area. Guests are very welcome to use the owners' garden. We are very dog friendly, and pets are free-of-charge. Enjoy the peace, watching the birds feeding at the bird table in the mornings, and gazing at the stars on a clear night, perhaps while enjoying a glass on wine on the sunken patio. Away from the Barn, there is lots do in this lovely area of Devon, from theme parks to waterfalls, castles to cream teas, ponies to steam railways and boat trips, gardens to zip-wires or canoeing. Route 27 of the Sustrans Coast to Coast cycle route is right outside the gate, and the track leading to the bridge over the river Tavy is also a bridle path. Bikes can be hired locally, and there are riding stables on the edge of the village for novice or experienced riders to enjoy the beautiful scenery from the saddle. There is something for everyone!
Tavistock's most established hotel and well worth visiting for good food and accommodation. Generously sized bedrooms including some four posters choices, family rooms and pet friendly options. There's an easy to use 'check availability' feature on the hotel website but don't forget to ring and ask if they have any last minute deals - you could benefit from a late deal. Most impressive conference room now at the rear of the hotel and this hotel has a sensible car park for guests.
Ancient and remote with glorious views, a comfortable house that sleeps 14 – and toddlers too. It's the sort of place where you long to pull on your boots or jump on a horse and head for the horizon. This historic 400 year old Manor House, forms part of the 6 Manors of Widecombe. This important Manor has been in existence since early medieval times. It is situated half way up the hill in an isolated and quiet position, yet is within easy reach of local amenities. The views across Dartmoor and Widecombe are among the best in Devon. The property is set within its own grounds of about 30 acres and has direct access to the moor, some of which belongs to the property.
The Forest Inn is perfectly positioned with three comfortable en-suite bedrooms in which to relax and use as the ideal base to discover what’s on our doorstep.
A family run hotel with 5 differing styles of en-suite suites and rooms plus a newly refurbished stunning spa area including a12 metre indoor swimming pool, sauna,steam room, spa pool and fully equipped gym. This is a family friendly and dog friendly hotel (all dog rooms are on the ground floor). I especially like the super large garden with far reaching southerly views for cream teas. Moorland walks taking in stunning Haytor Rocks, ponies and buzzards are straight from the gate. High quality dining in the restaurant or opt for the Blue Tiger, a bistro with sun terrace offering the hotel's own smoked meat platters, dips, cheese or beef fondues and sushi selections.
Evelyn Waugh wrote Brideshead Revisited whilst staying here. 5 en-suite rooms, all with flat screen TV and Sky freeview channels. Views over the garden to the Deer Park. Good walking area. Castle Drogo and the wonderful River Teign are all within walking reach. Open all year round. Chagford is a just a short drive.
On the outskirts of Belstone you will find this lovely clematis covered, thatched, medieval Grade II listed cottage, perfect for 4!
The Shippen is a semi-detached ‘upside down’ cottage converted from an old milking parlour that sleeps 4, it is one of many beautiful barns and stables which served Grenofen manor house. It has pretty views of well-kept flower-filled grounds and long views to the moor, and its own little secluded garden for sunbathing/snoozing. Lots of footpaths around.
Claret Tor is a 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom granite built lodge set in the grounds of Bovey Castle. The lodges overlook the Edwardian gardens, lake and tennis courts. All the hotel facilities are yours to enjoy during your stay, including indoor heated swimming pool, gym, sauna, steam room, sauna, spa, golf course, tennis court, croquet lawn and playroom - so no matter what your age or pastime there will be something to keep everyone busy!
Mill House Barn is a sweet little detached cottage converted from a barn tucked behind the friendly owners' former mill house. A trouble free bolt hole for two in a beautiful, rural oasis with great walking locally.
On the edge of South Zeal is Gardeners Cottage a 2 bedroom detached ‘upside down’ cottage surrounded by a lovingly tended flower-filled garden. A brilliant retreat and a must for garden lovers.
Hay Tor is a granite built lodge that sleeps 6 located in the grounds of the stunning Bovey Castle estate. The lodge overlooks the Edwardian gardens, lakes and tennis courts. All the hotel facilities are yours to enjoy and these include an indoor heated swimming pool, gym, steam room, sauna, spa and restaurants. Hay Tor is semi-detached and offers smar,stylish open plan living. There are 3 bedrooms all of which are en-suite. Optional activities for adults include archery, rifle shooting, fly fishing, falconry (daily display), riding, clay pigeon shooting and cider and sloe gin making. Wrapped around the hotel and lodges is a championship 18 hole golf course with driving range and pro shop; complimentary round (subject to availability, non-transferable) for all guests over 16. If you’d rather something a little quieter, roam the 400 acre estate (wellies provided). If you don’t feel like cooking, order a restaurant meal or pizza to be delivered to your lodge, or, for a special occasion, book a table at the hotel’s restaurant. The friendly hotel staff will help you arrange any activities you wish.