Dog friendly self-catering South Hams
Rent pet friendly holiday accommodation near the south Devon coast.
Devon’s South Hams is a diverse area of natural beauty that includes stunning landscapes, quiet sandy beaches, three rivers and numerous picturesque villages. Base yourself in one of the area’s dog friendly self-catering cottages and enjoy the type of holiday you have earned. Whether you’re happiest on the beach, walking the dogs in ideal surroundings, sailing or fishing, this expanse of countryside has something for everyone. From Totnes and Dartmouth in the East to Plymouth in the west there is much to see and enjoy in this unspoilt corner of one of England’s favourite counties.
Beeson Farm pet-friendly holiday cottages near Kingsbridge, South Devon, have a collection of cottages of assorted sizes and a dogs permitted all year round beach nearby. There is an exercise courtyard and a huge grassed lawn with bins for dog walks besude the cottages. Even the local pubs welcome dogs making this an excellent dog holiday locations. And if you do want to go out for a day without your dog, there is a dog lodge nearby where dogs may be left for short periods of time.
Dartmouth on the river Dart is a great tourist centre that will excite boating enthusiasts, lovers of history and architecture and walkers. Its attractions include river and sea pleasure trips, fishing trips, numerous places of historic value, including a castle dating from 1338 and Agatha Christie’s holiday home now, operated by the National Trust, plus some stunning costal paths and organised walking routes. One must have is a round trip to Paignton in Torbay by steam train, vintage bus and river boat, operated by the Dartmouth Steam Railway. There are plenty of self-catering cottages in this popular area with many welcoming your dogs as well as your family.
Follow the Dart, go with the flowExplore around the Dart estuary with your dog on holiday
A trip up the Dart and you’ll come to the lovely town of Totnes. Another tourist centre boasting its own castle, and, uniquely its own currency. The town itself is a thriving community with cobbled market streets and lots of history and lots of opportunities to spend your Totnes pounds.
Many tourists choose Totnes as their base to explore, not only the South Hams but also Dartmoor. Close by is the famous Dartington estate, once renown for its college that is now closed and was the subject of major scandal, and now noted for its glass crystal.
As you travel across the South Hams you’ll enjoy miles of rural countryside speckled with delightful villages and their homely inns and picturesque cottages. Along the coast are some beautiful bays and beaches from Start Bay and Salcombe, around Prawle Point to Bigbury and Wembury bays. Before you take your dogs onto the beaches please check for any restrictions.
Arriving at Plymouth in the west of South Hams is like stepping back into history. So many momentous maritime events took place here. The steps that Francis Drake descended when he took on world circumnavigation are still there today and the famous Plymouth Hoe where Drake insisted he had time to finish a game of bowls before defeating the Spanish Armada is a popular visiting place. The Pilgrim Fathers also departed from Plymouth on the voyage of their discovery. Both Captain Cook and Charles Darwin set sail from Plymouth and centuries later so did Sir Francis Chichester.
Today Plymouth is the largest city in Devon with extensive everyday shopping facilities as well as speciality shops and art centres. It abounds with superb restaurants and nightlife but above all it is still the sight of looking out to sea from the Hoe and letting your imagination do the rest is its highlight.