Imagine curling up on the sofa with Fido after a busy day walking through the Cornish countryside or playing fetch at one of Cornwall’s dog-friendly beaches. If this has you reaching for your pooch’s lead then we have lots of dog-friendly lodges in Cornwall that can cater to you and your pup’s every need. 


If you’re looking for the paw-fect staycation for your next getaway then look no further than Cornwall. With more than 250 miles of coastline, over 300 beaches and miles upon miles of rolling countryside as far as the eye can see, it’s the ultimate location for a pet-friendly holiday. Whether your pooch prefers splashing in the sea or bounding through the fields, they’ll be pooped after a busy day exploring the area and enjoying the natural beauty. 


Picking a pet-friendly lodge is a walk in the park here at Dog Friendly Cottages. We have family-friendly holiday lodges to suit every taste whether you’re after a cosy, romantic escape that overlooks the sea or a state-of-the-art cabin in a holiday park setting. There are lodges with private hot tubs, swimming pools and plenty of luxury facilities to keep everyone smiling during this getaway. And lots of our cabins have great doggy features too such as open fires to snooze in front of and enclosed gardens to sniff and explore.


Best locations for a dog-friendly log cabin in Cornwall

If you seek a cabin by the sea, a secluded lodge, or a holiday park home; we can help you find the perfect pad for your vacation. 

1. Lostwithiel

Best for: Antiques


Lostwithiel is a pretty little town nestled in a magical wooded valley, at the heart of an area of outstanding natural beauty. Wander along the River Fowey, explore the coast of South Cornwall or amble around the town’s charming antique and art shops. 


Dog-friendly walk: Restormel Castle Walk takes you along quiet country roads, through woods and across meadows to the castle climb. 

Dog-friendly place to stay: Little Breoke is a cute and contemporary lodge that offers a couple a snug space to call home during their visit.  

2. Padstow

Best for: Coastal charm


Padstow is a busy fishing port at the head of the Camel River. There are lots of sandy beaches nearby and the town is the perfect base for exploring the North Cornwall coastline.


Dog-friendly walk: Hike out across the headland for spectacular sea views from the Padstow and Stepper Point Walk

Dog-friendly place to stay: Honeywood is a large, spacious Canadian-style log home with wonderful views and space for six guests and two pups.


3. St Austell

Best for: Fun for all the family


There’s lots to do in and around the pretty market town of St Austell. From the county’s most popular attraction, the Eden Project, to its mining history and famed St Austell Brewery. If you’re green fingered or a beer lover, this is the perfect spot for you!


Dog-friendly walk: Follow the Pentewan Valley Trail along the old Pentewan Railway from St Austell.

Dog-friendly place to stay: Log Cabin in South Cornwall is a beautiful cabin for a romantic weekend away. 

4. Looe

Best for: Partying


Looe may be a small fishing village but it comes alive with buzzing festivals and fun parties throughout the year. Don your best fancy dress and enjoy the New Year’s Eve fireworks or embrace the music and arts for Looe Live! 


Dog-friendly walk: Hannafore Beach has stunning views of the island and is dog-friendly all year round. 

Dog-friendly place to stay: 21 Meadow Retreat is a luxury lodge overlooking a lake with a private hot tub and two bedrooms.  

5. St Ives

Best for: Something for everyone


Voted as one of the best destinations for family holidays, there’s an abundance of activities and attractions in and around St Ives. There’s something for everyone. Golden beaches, fantastic surf, fabulous eateries and proximity to the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and national park.  


Dog-friendly walk: Carbis Bay Beach is a great spot for a paddle, toddle and a game of fetch. Dogs are allowed on the sand from October to May. 

Dog-friendly place to stay: Heather Brae Lodge is a compact but cosy one-bedroom lodge perfectly located for visiting both St Ives and Penzance.


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