8 Amazing Dog friendly Cottages in Cornwall

If you are looking for dog friendly cottages in Cornwall with a hot tub; look no further. We have compiled a list of the best self-catering accommodation that allow pets in the county.

Not only do they all offer all the comforts of home, perfect for a relaxing break they are surrounded by woodland walks, long stretches of golden sands and plenty of dog friendly attractions nearby.

Cornwall has something for all ages, tastes and budgets from exotic gardens and zoos to picturesque villages and welcoming country pubs.

And with a heavenly hot tub to return at the end of each day, we think you’ll agree both you and your pooch are ensured a dream holiday in this canine friendly destination.

Our Top Hot Tub Picks: 8 Top Dog Friendly Places To Stay In Cornwall

Lodge

Key Features

Our Rating

 Price

The Hayloft

​Gwennal


  • Pet friendly 
  • Outdoor hot tub 
  • Romantic
  • Fishing

3.5 Out of 4

The Mowhay

  • 2 well-behaved dogs welcome 
  • Pub/shop 2 miles
  • Garden with furniture/hot tub
  • Sleeps 4

3.5 Out of 4

Crift Farm Cottage

  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 acres of enclosed fields
  • Dog friendly
  • Hot tub

3.5 Out of 4

Omalast

  • Outdoor hot tub
  • Luxury accommodation
  • Dog friendly
  • Super King-size bed

4 Out of 4

Black Rock

  • Sleeps 4
  • Shared hot tub
  • Dog friendly
  • Beach 3 miles

4 Out of 4

Squirrels Dray

  • Swim Spa
  • Dog friendly
  • Beach/shop/pub 10 mins walk
  • Sleeps 6

4 Out of 4

Penlaurel

  • Sleeps 6
  • Dog friendly
  • Hot tub
  • Babysitting/Private Chef

4 Out of 4


Reviews

1

Gwennal
Perranporth, Cornwall

OVERVIEW & QUICK PEAK


Offering all the comforts of home with some touches of luxury like a private hot tub and toasty wood-burning stove to relax in front of on winter evenings. Dogs are very welcome here and there is even a dog walking area in the shared grounds. Close to the city of Truro and just seven miles from the beach, this charming pet friendly cottage is perfect for a romantic getaway. . 

Key Features

  • Sleeps 2 
  • Hot tub 
  • 2 dogs allowed (£25 each) 
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    Woodburner 

What makes it a top pick


The stunning rural location and complimentary fishing make this dog friendly accommodation nestled in the heart of Cornwall a big hit with guests 

2

The Mowhay
Lanivet near Bodmin, Cornwall

OVERVIEW & QUICK PEAK


Located just six miles from the Eden Project in an idyllic countryside location, this dog friendly Cornish cottage sleeps four in two sumptuous bedrooms. You can bring along 2 well-behaved dogs here and there is the welcome addition of a bubbling hot tub for laid back evenings under the stars. Fully heated throughout this delightful character cottage can be enjoyed at any time of year. 

Key Features

  • Sleeps 4
  • Outdoor hot tub 
  • Pet friendly 
  • check
    Ground floor accommodation 

What makes it a top pick


The homely atmosphere, stunning location and proximity to great dog friendly attractions such as the Eden Project and Bodmin and Wenford Railway, make this holiday let, special. 

3

Crift Farm Cottage
Lanlivery near Lostwithiel, Cornwall

OVERVIEW & QUICK PEAK


Ideally situated for exploring all the delights Cornwall has to offer this luxury cottage boasts attention to detail that’s hard to beat in a spectacular setting only 3 miles from the ancient market town of Lostwithiel. The surrounding area is a paradise for cyclists and walkers plus there are 4 acres of enclosed fields for your four-legged friends to stretch their legs. Best of all; the relaxing Jacuzzi awaits for unwinding after a busy day. 

Key Features

  • Sleeps 4
  • Hot tub
  • Pet friendly 
  • check
    Pub 1-mile 

What makes it a top pick


This stunning property offers contemporary, self-catering accommodation and is ideal for dog owners wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of modern living and get closer to nature. 

4

Omalast
Truro, Cornwall

OVERVIEW & QUICK PEAK


This detached hideaway is ideal for dog owners looking for a romantic short break in Cornwall. Located in eight acres of stunning private grounds, there are lovely walks right on the doorstep and a decadent outdoor Jacuzzi to relax in whenever you please. Finished to the highest standard this elegant property provides luxury accommodation for couples looking to get away from it all. 

Key Features

  • Sleeps 2
  • Romantic
  • 2 dogs allowed
  • check
    Broadband/WiFi

What makes it a top pick


This immaculate Cornish gem has everything needed for a relaxing, romantic holiday and with 3 fields, nearby beaches and miles of countryside walks, your canine companion will love it too.

5

Black Rock
St Austell, Cornwall

OVERVIEW & QUICK PEAK


Ideal for families this delightful, dog friendly, converted barn combines rustic charm with every modern convenience. The hot tub is the perfect spot to relax after a day spent on the beach and on chilly evenings why not curl up with a good book while Fido snoozes in front of the cozy log burner. Children will love the resident animals and there are a wealth of attractions within driving distance.

Key Features

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 pets allowed (£15 each)
  • Superb views
  • check
    Cot/highchair available

What makes it a top pick


Boasting jaw-dropping views, immaculate interiors and conveniently located to discover this magical country with your pooch, this stunning holiday cottage with hot tub in Cornwall is hard to beat.

6

Squirrels Dray
Gorran Haven, Cornwall

OVERVIEW & QUICK PEAK


One of an exclusive cluster of superb barn conversions Squirrel’s Dray sleeps six in three spacious bedrooms, all of which are en-suite, making it ideal for families or friends. The property welcomes two well-behaved dogs and they will love the surrounding countryside. Ideal for a relaxing break in Cornwall it is close to the beach and even has a dreamy hot tub in which to unwind and let your cares drift away.

Key Features

  • Sleeps 6
  • Shared use of swim spa 
  • Seaside
  • check
    2 dogs allowed 

What makes it a top pick


Guests love Squirrel’s Dray because of the wonderful location, which is close to the beach. Perfect for walks with your canine companion, excellent local amenities, breathtaking views and immaculate interiors.

7

Penlaurel
Launceston, Cornwall

OVERVIEW & QUICK PEAK


Exuding luxury this stunning Georgian-style hot tub cottage allows dogs and is ideal for families or friends looking for something special on their short break or holiday in Cornwall. A welcome pack bursting with local goodies awaits, there is a large enclosed garden perfect for children and four-legged friends to let off steam and to top it off a decadent Jacuzzi in which to enjoy a glass of champagne.

Key Features

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Luxurious accommodation
  • 2 dogs allowed
  • check
    Welcome pack

What makes it a top pick


This exceptional cottage in Cornwall has so much going for it, it’s hard to know where to start, let’s just say both guests with two legs and ones with four are guaranteed a holiday to remember at Penlaurel.


Dog Walks in Cornwall?

Here are 8 of the best

Staying at pet-friendly cottages in Cornwall gives you and your canine companion the opportunity to experience some lovely dog walks.

This video gives some tips if you are exploring the south west coastal path and below are some other walks dog-owners should try;

  • 1
    Crantock Beach
    One of the best beaches in the UK, this huge stretch of sand is looked after by the National Trust and has loads of space for a game of fetch or splash around in the shallows.
  • 2
    Idless Woods
    Managed by the Forestry Commission, this magical woodland walk has a network of different pathways where your pup can enjoy the fascinating scents and afterwards you will be both be welcome at the Old Plough Inn, Shortlanesend a few minutes away.
  • 3
    Madron
    Cornwall has a rich history and during this peaceful dog walk on the Land’s End peninsula you will come across the ruins of a 12th century chapel and relics of Kernow’s past. Look out for the “Cloutie Tree” and make a wish at the well!
  • 4
    Poldhu to Mullion Cove
    This 4-mile dog walk through an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty has everything your four-legged friend could wish for, including a gorgeous sandy beach at Mullion Cove to run around on. There is even a dog friendly pub where you can enjoy a well-deserved pint.
  • 5
    Respryn Ramble Near Lanhydrock House
    This pleasant ½ hour woodland walk by the river Fowey can be found close to the National Trust owned Lanhydrock House Estate. There are designated dog-bathing areas for pooches who love the water and if you are lucky you may sport an otter on the riverbank.
  • 6
    Chapel Carn Brea
    The most westerly hill in the country, a walk up Chapel Carn Brea offers great fun for your dog as well as amazing views towards St Michaels Mount, the Lizard and on a clear day the Scilly Isles (Note; there are Dartmoor ponies roaming free).
  • 7
    Watergate Bay
    Only two miles from Newquay, this 2-mile beach is dog friendly all year round and is ideal for some stick chasing. There is a pooch friendly restaurant with terrace next to the sand, which serves delicious seafood and offers breathtaking views.
  • 8
    Bodmin Moor
    This vast heather covered moorland has dozens of scenic dog walks where you can step in Poldark’s footsteps, walk by the river, explore the Camel Trail, see old tin mines and historic ruins along with a plethora of wildlife (Note; dogs need to be kept on a lead in many areas)

What to do if its raining?

Although Cornwall has some off the best weather in the UK, the sun isn’t always shining. Don’t worry though there are some fantastic days out to enjoy with your best pal whatever the weather. Discover family attractions for rainy days, dog friendly museums and plenty of pooch-welcoming country pubs where you can shelter from a shower.

  • Step back in time
    With a leisurely journey on the Bodmin and Wenford Railway. Even a bit of rain and drizzle can’t spoil the views on this 13 mile round trip through the glorious north Cornwall countryside. Dogs travel free and you can relax in the vintage steam carriages hoping off and on to explore along the way.
  • Learn something
    Spend the day at the incredible Eden Project surrounded by exotic plants. Whilst not all the areas here allow dogs here plenty do. Explore the stunning gardens, enjoy a picnic under one of the covered seating areas or get hand on in the learning centre. Hosting events and exhibitions throughout the year there is always something different going on.
  • Delve into history
    Unlike a lot of castles, St Mawes and Pendennis Castle are both pet friendly. You and your canine companion can explore the inside of the castles on a rainy day where you will find a gunners room along with an ‘oubliette’ where the prisoners were kept. There is a ferry from St Mawes to Falmouth which takes less than 30 minutes and takes in the beautiful scenery of the Carrick Roads
  • Experience some culture
    One of the best things to do with your dog on a rainy day is to visit the Newlyn Art Gallery and Exchange Gallery in Penzance. The county’s stunning scenery and bustling fishing villages have been an inspiration to artists for centuries.
    Boasting some of the very best local and international art plus regular exhibitions and events admission is free and your furry friend will be welcomed in both.
  • Enjoy some retail therapy
    The treasure park is a fabulous free dog friendly attraction in Cornwall and it has several indoor areas making it ideal on a rainy day. Make your way through the winding paths and water wheels and discover craft workshops, jewellery stores plenty of activities for the kids like crazy golf and panning for gold.
    Outside there is a large grassy area for Fido to stretch his legs and even a dog friendly restaurant serving coffee, cakes and delicious meals.

Are there any dog friendly pubs?

Wherever you are staying on Cornish pet friendly breaks you will never be far from a cosy country inn that welcomes dogs. From Lostwithiel to Lands End here are some of our favourites;

The Gurnard’s Head
Perfect for dog owners exploring the South West Coastal Path this award winning pub boasts magnificent views, exceptional menu and a roaring open fire ideal after a brisk stroll (You may need to book ahead to reserve a dog friendly table)

Pandora Inn, Restronguet Creek
This quirky thatched inn has won several awards and dates back to the 13th century. Stone floors and wooden beams create a cosy atmosphere and there are plenty of nooks and crannies for secluded dining. Food is served all day and dogs on leads are welcome in the downstairs bar area.

The Watering Hole Perranporth
Sit and watch the surfers ride the waves with Fido by your side at this bar on the beach. Boasting a relaxed atmosphere and delicious pub grub it is the ideal place to kick back and enjoy a drink after a walk along the sands.

The Halsetown Inn, Halsetown
What could be more inviting after a leisurely 2 mile stroll from St Ives than a roaring fire, warm welcome for both you and your furry friend and a tempting menu sure to tickle your tastebuds. All of these can be found at the Halsetown Inn

The Blue Peter Inn, Polperro
Located in the idyllic fishing village of Polperro, nestled among the smugglers cottages overlooking the harbour, this cosy pub is a must for those staying at cottages for dogs nearby. Surrounded by scenic walks it is the perfect place to “paws” for some refreshment with your best friend.


Final Thoughts

Is there any wonder dog friendly cottages in Cornwall are so popular? With so many scenic walks, pristine beaches and more pup-friendly attractions and eateries than you can shake a stick at. There is something for you and your furry companion to do whatever the weather and one thing is certain; Whether you are enjoying a summer holiday or short winter break in Cornwall you will make memories that last a lifetime.