In celebration of National Pet Month, 3 April – 3 May, South Devon self-catering specialist, Coast & Country Cottages, are showcasing their dog-friendly properties, perfect for a fun-filled family holiday where four-legged friends can also enjoy some canine capers.
Coast & Country Cottages offer a choice of 90 dog-friendly holiday properties across the South Hams, including Dartmouth and Salcombe and throughout the beautiful coast and countryside in between. With miles of fantastic coastline to walk on and many beaches and pubs that welcome dogs, the South Hams is the perfect destination for a short break or longer holiday that the whole family – and the dog – can enjoy.
Examples of Coast & Country Cottages’ dog-friendly accommodation include:
Well Cottage – a two-bedroom barn conversion benefiting from a quiet location, just a mile from the pretty market town of Kingsbridge and with the sandy beaches at Bantham and Bigbury and the sailing town of Salcombe just a short drive away. The property boasts a two-tiered garden and a large Canadian canoe for tenants to use to explore the nearby estuary. Small dogs are permitted. Sleeping five, prices in 2010 start from £425 per week or £85 per person.
Guillemot – Awarded five-stars by VisitBritain, this luxury four-bedroom terraced cottage is located within a few yards of Hallsands beach on the stunning Start Bay coastline. Dogs are welcome on the beach throughout the year and there are miles of South West Coast Path literally on the doorstep, perfect for exploring with four-legged friends. Boasting stunning sea views, the property also has a garden overlooking the beach. Up to two well-behaved dogs permitted. Sleeping eight, prices in 2010 start from £570 per week or under £72 per person.
Amberwood – a beautiful four-bedroom 17th century cob and thatch cottage located in the pretty village of Galmpton and only a mile from the picturesque fishing village of Hope Cove with its beautiful beaches and cliff top walks. Dogs will love curling up in front of the large Inglenook fireplace. One well-behaved dog permitted. Sleeping eight, prices in 2010 start from £620 per week or under £78 per person.
A charge of £20 per week is made for each dog staying in the property. For more information on dog-friendly properties, or to book, contact Coast & Country Cottages (www.coastandcountry.co.uk / 01548 843773). Alternatively, follow Coast & Country Cottages on Twitter (twitter.com/CandCC) or Facebook.