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Guest Blog: Dog Friendly Retreats

15 April

There must be few places as dog friendly as Falmouth. With its sandy beaches, riverside walks and peaceful streets, it’s a fabulous place to roam with a dog.

Dogs are also welcome at many local pubs, restaurants and attractions, so it’s a first-class destination for people who want to visit on holiday with a four-legged friend.

Luckily, there are loads of holiday accommodation options for holidaymakers with dogs close to the town and nearby beaches. There’s also an extensive range of pet-friendly properties all over Cornwall for those who who want to stay elsewhere but visit Falmouth for day trips.

But for dog owners looking for a place to stay by the Fal, here’s our pick of 5 of the best dog-friendly cottages and holiday homes to rent in and around Falmouth.

Helford Cottage

Up to two dogs are allowed at this modern holiday home in a lovely rural setting just outside Falmouth. Sleeping two people, this dog-friendly retreat is perfect for a couple who want to explore the coast and countryside in this stunning area of Cornwall. Helford Cottage is part of a complex of newly-built barn conversions, positioned around an attractive courtyard with access to a heated pool, jacuzzi and sauna. There are some great dog walks nearby in the local woods and around Argal Reservoir, while the coast path is only a five-minute drive away.

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Roland Cottage

Dog owners can stay in the heart of town at this adorable single-storey bijou cottage, just a short stroll from Falmouth’s waterfront, harbour, restaurants, pubs and shops. The light and airy two-bedroom holiday let is located towards the top of a steep, narrow street overlooking the sea. From here it’s just a short walk to the wonderful footpaths connecting the creeks of the Fal River and coves of the coast.

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Hawkesbury is an elegant Regency townhouse that can sleep up to eight people and one dog. Spread out over two floors, this beautifully decorated and spacious period property offers a slice of Cornish luxury just 600 yards from the centre of Falmouth. Within easy reach of beaches and attractions, this property makes an ideal dog-friendly base for a relaxing holiday in Cornwall.

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River View

With its views across the Fal to Flushing, this holiday home is perfectly positioned for time on and beside the water. While renting this house, occupants can enjoy fine views from the comfortable and inviting rooms. It’s only a short walk to the centre of Falmouth and the harbour, where visitors can take their dog on the ferry to St Mawes with its castle and myriad of creekside walks.

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Birch Cottage

This beautifully presented property is one of a small selection of holiday homes in a peaceful location, within strolling distance to both Swanpool and Maenporth beaches. With its stylish, modern rooms and outside decking area, it’s a wonderful place to relax and spend holiday time with a dog. The three-bedroom house has fine countryside views and is within easy reach of the coast path.

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Discover more dog-friendly holiday properties in Falmouth and beyond at here.