We’ve rounded up some of the best dog friendly holiday cottages in Cornwall by the waterside.
Formerly the head gardener’s cottage on the dog friendly Mount Edgcumbe Estate, beautiful Bay Cottage sits in the pretty hamlet of Empacombe which has its own private harbour. Brimming with period charm, this beautifully presented Cornish cottage features crafted window seats and feature fireplaces. Ample parking for cars and canoes is adjacent. During the summer months relax under the covered pergola with garden furniture provided. Dogs are welcome for a small surcharge – dog towels and a dog bed are both provided. baycottagecornwall.blogspot.co.uk
This pretty detached three bedroom cottage sits on the edge of the tidal Pont Creek, on the River Fowey with gardens extending to the banks of the creek. French windows in the kitchen open onto an attractive small patio and lawn on the quay side. Nearby are Bodinnick and Polruan and Fowey with a rich variety of pubs, restaurants and cafes is 1.5 miles via the Bodinnick car / pedestrian ferry or half a mile down the creek by boat. Guests from Pont Quay Cottage may use this private quay, slipway and foreshore for their own and hire boats. Pets are welcome but must be kept under control at all times to protect the abundant wildlife. www.corncott.com/cottages/pont-quay-cottage-pont-fowey
Rock Cottage, is more than 400 years old and set in a stunning and peaceful location on the edge of the Helford River. Here, away from the crowds and with a wonderful ever-changing landscape from the house and garden, couples or a family of up to six can enjoy tranquillity with freedom and space around them. Your only neighbours are the birds on the creek, in the garden and the wildlife you will see in the meadows and woodland. Pets are welcome. www.rockcottagecornwall.com
Perched on a grassy knoll right on the beachfront, The Beach Hut is set in the small valley of Millook between popular harbour towns of Bude and Boscastle. This secret surf spot (when the conditions are just right) is one of the finest left hand point breaks in the whole of Europe; sit out on the salt-weathered veranda and watch the surfers gather far out at sea as they ride the Atlantic waves using a heady combination of fearless skill and cat-like dexterity. Two dogs are welcome as they indeed should be at a fee of £50 per dog. www.uniquehomestays.com
The Ferry House is a perfect haven for those looking to escape the hectic pace of everyday life. A place where you can wake up in a superking size bed and look straight onto St. Ives Bay and Godrevy lighthouse. Watch the ebb and flow of the tide, while having your morning tea or coffee. Step out of the door and walk on the dunes or beach comb in St. Ives Bay. There is a spacious private lawned garden with an indoor heated swimming pool and a summerhouse where you can be outside but not feel the elements whilst watching the sunset over the bay. Dogs are welcome and will love the beach walks right on the doorstep here. www.homeaway.co.uk