Paw-fect dog friendly holidays

Woof! We reckon your four legged friend deserves a holiday, so please bring them with you.

Unlike most other places, we welcome dogs in all of our cottages and they are going to love it here.

When you book a dog-friendly stay with us, we’ll share special content in our Good Stay Guide which covers everything from year-round dog friendly beaches to eateries that love dogs as much as humans. Margot and Barbara, our two sprockerpoos have tested all of the places we list to make sure they’re up to scratch.

We can provide a dog bed, towels, poop bags and treats. On site, we have an enclosed courtyard (you’ll find a dog drinking bowl here too) and a lawn where dogs are very welcome. There’s a hose to wash down dirty paws too.

Our location is unbeatable for walking dogs. We’re on Dartmoor and you can explore some of the National Park’s 368 square miles from the cottage. We have laminated maps showing a range of walks, ranging in length from a 3km stroll to epic 16km day out.

If you’d like a break from your VIPooch during the stay, we have dog-sitting options available during evenings, weekends and school holidays.

Meet our dog friendly guest ambassadors

Cosmo and Dash were the first ‘dogs of instagram’ to stay with us (we’ve welcomed others since such as Zeus, a stunning malamute) .

The beautiful Dalmation and Dachshund tested us out when we first bought and renovated the property. We’ve stayed in touch with them since. Gaby and Chris, their Mum and Dad have been kept busy recently and now have human children too! Kids and dogs – that’s a perfect family.

Here’s what Gaby and Chris think about The Cottages at Blackadon Farm.

We had such a special time – the beautiful farm cottages were sensitively renovated and very stylish.

Facilities for hound and owner were both fantastic and we particularly liked the effort that’s gone into making a sustainable environment. Marcus and Ryan (the owners) couldn’t do enough for us and a real highlight was meeting the lovely miniature donkeys!

Set on the edge of the historic village of Moorhaven, there were so many breathtaking walks and fun activities to do.

The best bits for a perfect stay

Dartmoor: Head on up to Ugborough Beacon where you could have breakfast and hopefully see views across the moor. Fog rolled in when were went up so it was pretty atmospheric.

Beach: Bigbury-on-Sea. Parts of the beach are dog-friendly all year. In winter, dogs and owners pretty much have the place to themselves.

Dining: On arrival, we enjoyed delicious homemade food from Dartmoor Larder, the caterer championed by Blackadon Farm. We also prepared some meals in the cottage’s kitchen.

Activities: We made two bottles of gin at the Devon Gin School. We loved it. The labels we designed naturally included pictures of the dogs at Blackadon Farm!

Anything else: The location is so accessible. In Devon and Cornwall, you can spend forever on country lanes. When we drove up and came of the A38, it was a short two mile drive to this beautiful secluded spot.

Have a chat with your dog to see if they’d like to visit. We’re pretty sure they’ll give you a big tail wag.

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