More and more of us these days would prefer to take our dogs on holiday with us, rather than leaving them behind either in kennels or with a dog-sitter.
Dartmoor is a superb place for people and dogs to enjoy some fantastic walking, there’s so much varied landscape, from quiet woodlands, beautiful riverside walks and plenty of opportunities for some strenuous hiking and hill climbing across wide open, wild spaces.
Dartmoor’s accommodation providers recognise this desire to holiday as a whole family and many go to great lengths to make sure your dog is welcome and well catered for. We’ve listed ten hotels where your canine companion is easily included into your holiday plans for Dartmoor.
A Dartmoor hotel on the banks of Devon’s majestic River Teign, Mill End Hotel and Restaurant is your perfect Country House hideaway. Escape to Dartmoor. Immerse yourself in the wild glory of Devon’s own Dartmoor National Park, whilst soaking up the hospitality, comfort and warmth on which we pride ourselves here at Mill End.
The Edgemoor Hotel a family-owned, dog friendly country house hotel located on the boundary of the Dartmoor National Park, South Devon. Built in the 1870s, and once Bovey Tracey Grammar School. The hotel has since undergone substantial tasteful renovation and now features a mixture of both traditional and contemporary style interiors.
The Horn of Plenty offers breath-taking views over the beautiful Tamar Valley, and is a great place to relax, enjoy fine dining and escape the rush of everyday life when you visit Devon and Dartmoor. An independently owned Country House Hotel with one of the region’s best restaurants. The Horn of Plenty provides outstanding food, accommodation and service in a stunning location.
The Moorland Hotel is situated in an unrivalled location on the southern slopes of Dartmoor National Park, commanding uninterrupted views across the moors and to the sea beyond. It is the ideal centre for touring this beautiful and very interesting part of South Devon, including the beaches of the South Hams, the fascinating areas of Dartmoor with its quaint villages and of course the ponies, or the coastal city of Plymouth with all its maritime history. There is also a wealth of National Trust Properties in close proximity and the Eden Project in Cornwall is a pleasant hour’s drive away.
Boringdon Hall Hotel and Spa is a 5* luxury manor house spa hotel in Devon where style and luxury meet the drama of Elizabethan architecture. Imposing stone towers, secret archways, and curious arrow slits hint at the hotel’s rich history. The delectable fine dining restaurant, with exquisite fine dining by Head Chef Scott Paton, lavish four-poster suites and idyllic location on the edge of Dartmoor, will make your heart flutter and your mouth water.
Looking for a truly special hotel to escape the everyday rat race? You’ve found it! The location is unique – perched on the banks of the West Dart river, with breath-taking Dartmoor landscapes in every direction. Step through the front door, and step into a world of timeless elegance, luxury and warmth. Cosy lounges, blazing log fires, award-winning dining and beautiful rooms. Rest the night in one of the 32 individually-styled rooms. From snug Country Rooms to deeply indulgent Premier Rooms with four-poster beds and spa baths.
The Bedford Hotel sits proudly at the heart of the award-winning Dartmoor market town of Tavistock. Birthplace of Sir Francis Drake, the town of Tavistock is steeped in history just waiting to be explored. You’ll also find a town centre full of independent shops, a bustling pannier market, and a pretty park running alongside the River Tavy and the canal.
Tavistock is a perfect base from which to explore the whole of Dartmoor, and the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The maritime city of Plymouth, with its spectacular Plymouth Hoe and waterfront, is little over half an hour away.
The five red star Bovey Castle is history, excitement, glamour and adventure. Where else can you wear your Hunter Wellies at 8am, Golf Spikes at 3pm and Manolo Blahniks for dinner. But while we offer our guests luxury and indulgence, this is not a stuffy hotel where you can’t sit on the furniture or let your kids enjoy themselves. Immerse yourself in the luxuriously appointed décor, and outstanding service, challenge yourself on our championship golf course, relax in the holistic spa, and experience the vast array of activities available.