Your dog will love a cottage holiday in Looe
With some of the best weather in the UK, world-class beaches, historic sites and a superb restaurant scene, holidays in Cornwall are becoming more and more popular. For dog owners, it also means you don’t have to endure the stress of packing your four-legged friend off to a kennel for the week; you can take him with you! Book one of our stunning, dog-friendly cottages in Looe and use it as a base from which to explore the best that Cornwall has to offer.
When you choose one of our dog-friendly cottages in Looe, you’re never far from an attraction or two. Whether it’s at the height of summer or in the frosty charms of winter, Looe has some exceptional dog-friendly beaches, such as Plaidy Beach, Hannafore Beach, and Downderry Beach, which are open to dogs all year round.
The Kitchenside Bakery is the ideal spot in which to grab a sandwich and a coffee or treat yourself to a traditional Cornish cream tea after a long walk, and well-behaved pooches are welcomed. The same is true of the Three Pilchards on Quay Road. One of the area’s oldest pubs, you can enjoy proper pub grub such as its famous Fish Pie and a selection of burgers. You’ll even find a menu for mutts, featuring doggie treats and a range of non-alcoholic canine tipples, including ‘Pawsecco’ and ‘Bottom Sniffer Beer’!
Dog-friendly things to do
To help you and your pup get the most from your break, we’ve put together a list of a few of our favourite dog-friendly things to do in Looe:
Newlyn Art Gallery
If you want to make a day of it and soak up some culture, drive the hour and a half to the Newlyn Art Gallery. It’s only recently that they’ve decided to admit canine art aficionados, so dogs and their owners can marvel at works from local and established artists.
Duloe Stone Circle
While it might be the smallest stone circle in Cornwall, it will leave you asking some big questions! Only 10 minutes’ drive from Looe, you’ll find this Bronze Age site. Duloe village is worth a look, with quirky, winding backstreets and a stunning 16th Century church.
The setting for Daphne du Maurier’s classic novel, you’ll find the Jamaica Inn about a quarter of an hour’s drive north of Looe. The inn is warm, welcoming, and with all the beams and timber you might expect. Dogs are welcomed with a treat or two from behind the bar, while their owners can indulge in liquid treats of their own or something from their superb menu. Once you’re refuelled, the barren beauty of Bodmin Moor is yours to explore!