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Top 5 dog-friendly properties

If you can’t imagine a holiday without your four-legged friend then we have the perfect property for you.

North Cornwall has some of the finest beaches in the county and many are dog-friendly all year round. Rock, Daymer Bay and Porthilly always welcome dogs and Polzeath is dog friendly between October and March.

We have chosen a small selection of our dog-friendly houses that your pooch will love as much as you do.

Your dog will love a holiday full of splashing in the sea, sniffing in the dunes and some lovely long stretches of sand for a proper game of fetch

The Crispin, Rock, sleeping 8

The Crispin epitomises a comfortable family holiday home with a unique twist, from the moment you drive through the striking white archway you can relax.

The Crispin is tucked away in a quiet lane but still within walking distance of all that Rock has to offer. Back at the house there is a utility room off the kitchen which makes a perfect doggy bedroom complete with a low gate to keep your furry-friend in check.

Out in the large, secure garden you can relax as it is well fenced so your dog can be left to explore and join in with some garden games.

You and your dog can relax in the sheltered and fenced garden at The Crispin

Rock beach is within walking distance of The Crispin and there is plenty of room for your pooch to tire themselves out. At low-tide Rock beach connects to Daymer Bay so your dog has plenty of space to run, dig and explore.

You will all love the long stretch of sand between Rock and Daymer Bay, perfect for a game of fetch

Mullets, Rock, sleeping 12

Overlooking pretty Porthilly Cove this large house has been designed around the fantastic view.

The property has an upside-down living arrangement so dinner can be enjoyed whilst you look across the estuary towards Padstow. The position of Mullets makes heading out with your dog a simple exercise.

Exterior of Mullets a self-catering holiday property in Porthilly, North Cornwall This spacious property has generous social spaces and a large garden, making it the ideal waterside retreat for families

Beach access to Porthilly Cove is immediate from the large garden, and from here you can walk along to Rock Beach and Daymer Bay. Out of season, you may well be lucky enough to have the beach all to yourselves.

Garden at Mullets a self-catering holiday cottage in Rock, North Cornwall From the garden, you can walk along to Rock Beach, Daymer Bay and even Polzeath

Compit, Polzeath, sleeping 12

Compit is a spacious and contemporary property that provides the perfect base for exploring all the local area has to offer.

The South West Coast Path is just moments from Compit, from the path you can discover lots of beautiful beaches within easy walking distance. Nearby, Polzeath beach welcomes dogs out of season and is the perfect place for a morning stroll with your canine companion.

Why not head to one of the dog-friendly local restaurants, TJ’s café even offers a dedicated doggy menu so everyone can enjoy lunch together. 

Splash around at Polzeath beach or walk the coast path to Pentire Point

Head home to Compit and light the fire in the lounge area, sink in to the generous sofas whilst your pooch dozes by the glow of the fire.

Lounge at Compit, a self-catering holiday cottage in Polzeath, North Cornwall The large lounge area has generous sofas and a feature fireplace with a large wooden mantel set into the wall above

Tamarisk Lodge, Daymer Bay, sleeping 6

Tamarisk Lodge is tucked away in a quiet area but you're only a scenic footpath away from the beach at Daymer Bay.

The house is set within a sheltered location surrounded by high fences and greenery, creating private outdoor spaces to enjoy. Large doors open up from the lounge to a stone-flagged patio the ideal spot to enjoy some al fresco dining, evening drinks and a game of fetch.

Exterior of Tamarisk Lodge, a self-catering holiday home in Daymer Bay, North Cornwall The house is set within a sheltered location surrounded by high fences and greenery

Daymer Bay welcomes dogs all year round or you could make a day of it by taking the scenic walk from Daymer to Rock to catch the dog-friendly passenger ferry over to Padstow.

Stroll along to Daymer Bay and tackle Brea Hill if you're feeling energetic

Clifden, New Polzeath, sleeping 9

Clifden has everything you could need for a relaxing holiday with your dog. At Clifden you are just moments from the coast path and acres of beautiful National Trust land to explore. 

Take in the stunning coastal walk from New Polzeath to Pentire Point, a challenging walk which will be sure to tire out your pooch. At the end of the day enjoy a glass of wine on the patio whilst your four-legged friend explores the fenced garden.

With over 45 properties that welcome dogs, we have the right house for you and the whole family. 

Looking for some inspiration? Check out our dog-friendly holiday page for information on days out and doggy day care. Browse our dog-friendly properties below.

Your pup will love bounding through the long grass and sand dunes of Rock
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