Many of our holiday cottages are dog friendly so there is no need to leave your best friend at home - bring your dog(s) and come and explore the beautiful Lyme Bay coast on the Dorset and Devon border.
Guidelines for dog owners visiting pet friendly cottages
In our experience dog owners are some of the most considerate holidaymakers and are more than happy to abide by some basic house rules. Our holiday cottage owners ask that dogs are kept off the furniture and out of bedrooms. In the interests of the animal, neighbours and to protect a property from possible damage it is never advisable to leave a dog alone in a strange place. Our owners do ask that you don’t leave a dog unattended in the holiday cottage during your stay (we have listed some local pet sitting services below that will take care of your dog if you want to visit an attraction that doesn't welcome dogs). Naturally all faeces should be cleared up and suitably disposed of during your holiday.
There is a small supplementary charge of £20 per week (or part week) for each dog. Please note that some holiday cottages will accommodate one dog and others will accommodate two (a small number may take three) - please see the individual property descriptions for full details or give us a call to check. The number of dogs accepted at a property can sometimes depend on the breed.
If you are considering bringing your dog(s) during the summer you should bear in mind that there are some access restrictions for dogs on some Dorset and Devon beaches. Further down this page you will find links that will provide you with information about dog access to beaches in the Lyme Bay area. Even if access to the beach is restricted during the summer there are still plenty of fantastic coastal and countryside walks that you can enjoy with your dog(s). It is worth noting that many of the pubs, restaurants, tearooms and shops in the Lyme Bay area welcome well behaved dogs.
Useful information for dog owners on holiday around Lyme Bay
Dog access to beaches
For information regarding dog access to beaches during the summer months please click on the following links.
For details regarding Dorset beaches click here: Dogs on Dorset beaches
For details regarding Devon beaches click here: Dogs on Devon beaches
Dog friendly attractions in Dorset and Devon
For a guide to dog friendly attractions in Dorset click here: Dog friendly Dorset
For a guide to dog friendly attractions in Devon click here: Dog friendly Devon
Pet sitting services
Listed below are details of two local 'pet sitting' services. They will look after your dog(s) if you want to make a visit to an attraction or restaurant, for example, where you cannot take your dog(s). Please click on the links for full details of the services provided (please note that these are independent services and not connected with Lyme Bay Cottages Ltd).
Vet Pet Sit
Happy Tails Dog Walking and Pet Sitting Service
A selection of websites that may interest dog owners
If you want to visit one of the websites listed below simply click on the relevant link - the website will open in a new window.
The Kennel Club Offers dog owners an unparalleled source of information.
The RSPCA Founded in 1824 and constant campaigners for animal welfare.
Battersea Dogs Home Probably the most famous dogs home of them all.