With its abundant walking territory and excellent food to tuck into, a holiday in Cornwall is the perfect opportunity to take your four-legged friend with you for a little rest and relaxation.
The Nare Hotel, Veryan-In-Roseland
On the Roseland Peninsula in Cornwall, The Nare is beloved by everyone who visits, including furry friends. Wake to wonderful views of Gerrans Bay, stroll through carefully tended gardens, and sleep in stylish rooms and suites. The beach is at the foot of the grounds and you’re within easy reach of coastal walks.
Dogs who are welcomed in the gardens and in the bedrooms. There is a daily charge, but it includes dinner from the dogs' table d'hôte menu.
Bedruthan Hotel, Mawgan Porth
Bedruthan Hotel and Spa is an award-winning, four-star hotel in Cornwall that’s perched on a hillside above Mawgan Porth beach. It’s well known as a family favourite, but is also popular with adults on romantic getaways, enjoying spa treatments, a pool with Atlantic Sea views, a natural outdoor pool, a sensory garden, cocktails, and sunset suppers.
Dogs don’t miss out either, as there are five bedrooms for guests with pets and many of the communal areas are also dog-friendly, including the cocktail bar, the tranquillity space, the terrace and the mezzanine.
The Scarlet, Mawgan Porth
This eco-friendly spa hotel delivers luxury wellness to everyone who visits. It’s an adult-only destination and the spectacular cliff top location (complete with a hot tub) is always a favourite feature. Views overlooking Mawgan Porth Bay and wildlife is integrated into the hotel’s way of operating. It’s very much a destination hotel and spa, with exquisite tented treatment rooms lit by lanterns and Ayurvedic treatments with a distinct Cornish twist.
The Scarlet is also a magical escape for four legged friends thanks to dog-friendly rooms with enclosed outdoor areas (and respectfully dog free areas) around the hotel, so all our guests are comfortable. There are miles of cliff paths to explore together and you will provide a dog towel, food bowls, and a surprise gift waiting for canine companions on arrival.
Polurrian on the Lizard, Mullion
In a world seemingly all on its own on the Lizard peninsula, Polurrian on the Lizard is the perfect place to escape.
There’s a path that leads to a private beach almost directly from the hotel, views that celebrate the landscape, and easy access to exceptional hiking territory. The hotel is family-friendly and wellness is built into the experience with an indoor pool, hot tub, a gym, an outdoor tennis court and a seasonal outdoor pool. Well behaved dogs are welcomed into this hub of conviviality, complete with food bowls and dog blankets for a charge of £15 per dog per night.
The Gurnards Head, St Ives
A stylish inn just minutes from the cliff edge, The Gurnards Head is simultaneously elegant and unpretentious, complete with beautifully styled bedrooms that look out to coast or country views, and that include thoughtful details such as fresh flowers, local art, a Roberts radio, Welsh blankets and all-natural toiletries.
Offering excellent value and superb food, it’s also a dog friendly dining pub where canines are welcome to enjoy hotel rooms along with their owners - they only ask that you keep them off the beds.
The Old Coastguard, Mousehole
The Old Coastguard in Cornwall sits in the quiet fishing village of Mousehole, close to Penzance and St. Ives. It has 14 rooms to stay in, enjoying views of its own tropical gardens, and the sea towards St. Michael's Mount and the Lizard. They are charmingly decorated with heritage colours, cosy baskets and local art. Meanwhile, guests delight in the warm welcome and locally sourced fare at the award-winning Brasserie restaurant.
Inviting dogs to join their owners for a peaceful escape by the sea - they are welcome in select rooms and can join you for dinner in the bar with a little notice.
Lewinnick Lodge, Newquay
In a breathtaking location on the craggy Pentire headland, Lewinnick Lodge is a chic seaside hotel with Atlantic views. Inside, the rooms are modern but characterful, with home-made biscuits on arrival and binoculars at the ready to look out for passing ships. The restaurant and bar serve up Cornish classics.
Walkers and their dogs will be pleased to know you’re just a stone's throw from the South West Coast Path, after which you can return and dine together in the bar area and enjoy any of the outside, including the large timber terrace.
The Greenbank, Falmouth
The Greenbank is a sympathetically updated 17th-century sailors’ pub, in an enviable location on the water’s edge in Falmouth. The most popular rooms and suites face the harbour and are filled with natural light. Seafood classics are the order of the day in the restaurant (along with other beautifully presented options), and the hotel is in an ideal position for exploring the surrounding area.
They have a a selection of dog friendly rooms, the gardens are perfect for stretching their legs, and they welcome well behaved dogs to stay for £17.50 per night.
Hotel Tresanton, St Mawes
On the edge of St Mawes, Hotel Tresanton is built into the side of a cliff, and on a sunny day it’s hard to imagine anywhere more spectacular. Inside it is decorated in chic, coastal style, with intricate details such as a mosaic floor, and rooms are spread across five houses. A large balcony is a wonderful place for summer lunches with Riviera vibes, while the restaurant is flooded with natural light by day and glowing by candlelight in the evening.
There are four dog-friendly rooms at the hotel and will no doubt delight in the comfort of it all.
Hotel Meudon, Mawnan Smith
With a private beach and glorious subtropical gardens, Hotel Meudon is a secluded Victorian mansion that offers a sense of being transported to a more elegant time. Rooms are 1960s themed, some with a terrace or balcony, and look out onto lawns and terraces - several are dog-friendly.
In the restaurant, local fish and seafood feature on the inventive set menus, while Freddie’s bar serves cocktails, local gins, small bites and sharing plates.
The end of the garden takes you directly onto the South West Coast Path, which dogs and owners will be particularly pleased about.
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