Pet-friendly cottages & accommodation in Barnstaple, North Devon
Sat upon the banks of the River Taw, Barnstaple is the largest town in North Devon. A handy transport hub, with shops and restaurants galore, it is also a very pleasant place to wander about. There is a handful of dog-friendly parks in the centre of town too including Rock Park, at the riverside and Castle Green by Barnstaple Library. The Tarka Trail snakes through the town entering from Braunton in the northwest of the town and after crossing the new river bridge it makes its way out to Instow and Bideford on the south bank of the river. The Tarka Trail is a great place to cycle and go for a walk. Head up to the summit of the mighty Codden Hill, where you can see much of North Devon from Exmoor and over to the dunes at Saunton.
Barnstaple’s central position in the region makes it a convenient prospect for a holiday base. Surfers can enjoy a wider choice of beaches like Croyde or Westward Ho! because the bridges in Barnstaple are the most westerly place to cross the Torridge and Taw. Many of the beaches near Barnstaple are dog-friendly (with seasonal restrictions) including Woolacombe, Instow, Saunton Sands and more. We have pet-friendly cottages all across the Barnstaple area for extended family breaks, friends’ reunions or romantic breaks. Choose from tasteful barn conversions, trendy townhouses, and country cottages in the surrounding villages.