Large Dog Friendly Holiday Homes in Devon for Family Gatherings

Spacious Properties for Extended Families Where Dogs Can Come Too

From rambling countryside mansions to roomy coastal retreats, there are some amazing dog-friendly properties in Devon where extended families can get together for a holiday. These spacious holiday homes are perfect for family gatherings as there’s room for grandparents, parents and children, and sometimes uncles, aunties and cousins too. Multiple dogs are often welcome at these large cottages and houses as well, so they’re perfect for the whole pack.

Here’s our pick of some of the finest dog-friendly holiday homes in Devon for family gatherings, starting with the largest first.

Alston Hall, Battisborough Cross, near Newton Ferrers

Sleeps 38 – 3 Dogs Allowed – 17 Bedrooms

You can pretend to be lord of the manor at this grand country house, close to the South Devon hamlet of Battisborough Cross. A long drive leads through the grounds to the impressive period property with exceptionally large rooms and luxurious features. Inside there are lavish wood-panelled reception areas, a dining room with a 20ft table, a study and a snooker room; while outside there’s an indoor swimming pool, an outdoor swimming pool, two tennis courts and a play area. You also have three acres of lawns and gardens to stroll the dog around, as well as wonderful walks through the countryside to the sandy beach at Mothecombe.

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The Otters, Cadeleigh, near Tiverton

Sleeps 16 – 2 Dogs Allowed – 8 Bedrooms

Stay in your own grand design at this exclusive rural retreat. The Otters is a contemporary, open-plan property that is ideal for large family gatherings. It boasts eight spacious bedrooms and a cavernous living area that opens straight out onto a large patio area overlooking ponds and the rolling hills of a 40-acre deer farm. There are lovely dog walks in the surrounding Devon countryside, plus river walks at nearby Bickleigh Mill. The attractions of Exeter, the south coast beaches and Dartmoor are only a short drive away.

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Golden Meadow And Workshop, Torcross

Sleeps 14 – 2 Dogs Allowed – 7 Bedrooms

With a spectacular setting overlooking Start Bay, this stylish holiday home is a special spot to catch up with all the family. Floor-to-ceiling windows showcase the panoramic sea views and lead onto the sun terrace and enclosed garden. This luxurious, modern house, with annexe, even has its own cinema room, which the kids will enjoy. It’s just a short distance to the village of Torcross and the unspoilt beaches of Start Point, so it’s ideal for coastal walks with the dog. It’s also great for exploring the creeks of the Salcombe Estuary.

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Home Cottage, Kingsbridge

Sleeps 13 – 1 Dog Allowed – 6 Bedrooms

Situated in the coastal village of Thurlestone, this picture-perfect thatched cottage is an absolute treasure. Boasting a superb outdoor swimming pool, sauna and pool house, Home Cottage is a luxurious retreat where extended families can enjoy time together in style. There are beautiful sandy beaches nearby, as well as spectacular dog walks along the coast path. As well as the village pub, there are excellent restaurants in nearby Kingsbridge and Salcombe.

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Great Bidlake Manor, Bridestowe, near Dartmoor

Sleeps 12 – 1 Dog Allowed – 6 Bedrooms

This is a stunning 13th-century manor house, in a lovely countryside location on the edge of Dartmoor National Park. It is a very special and unique destination for families and big groups of friends to gather. Shared spaces include a grand dining room and even a music room with instruments. It’s a great spot for dog-friendly holidays, as you and your four-legged friend can roam around the 13 acres of gardens, woods and paddocks or explore further onto the wonderful moorland and high tors of Dartmoor. Great Bidlake Manor is located a mile outside Bridestowe, which has a charming village pub.

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Cornmill, near Kingsbridge

Sleeps 12 – 1 Dog Allowed – 6 Bedrooms

This former working mill has been modernised and refurbished into a gorgeous holiday house. Set on its own in a glorious, peaceful valley and surrounded by wooded hills and meadows with Tor Brook meandering along the edge of the garden, this stunning property is perfect for large family gatherings. Dogs and their humans will enjoy the large outdoor space here, as well as wonderful walks in nearby woods. The beautiful South Hams beaches and coastline are only a short drive away from this idyllic holiday home.

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Mount Rose, Woolacombe

Sleeps 12 – 2 Dogs Allowed – 6 Bedrooms

With its magnificent sea, coast and country views, this spacious holiday home is the perfect getaway for multi-generational families. The bright, modern house is a comfortable place to hang out with relatives after a day on the beach at Woolacombe or exploring the attractions of the North Devon coast. With a three-mile expanse of sand and picturesque coastal trails to explore, this Woolacombe accommodation is a wonderful base for dog walks too.

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Halcyon House, Dartmouth

Sleeps 12 – 1 Dog Allowed – 6 Bedrooms

This stylishly designed, unique period property boasts spectacular river views from spacious, light-filled rooms. One of the coolest features of this property is the front balcony which connects the main bedrooms, where you can enjoy breakfast or afternoon tea overlooking the river. It’s only a 10-minute stroll along the promenade into the heart of Dartmouth with its excellent restaurants, cafes and bars. Dog walkers can stretch their legs further to Warfleet Creek, Dartmouth Castle and the connecting coastal path that leads to hidden coves and inlets.

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Dunley Farmhouse, Bovey Tracey

Sleeps 11 – 3 Dogs Allowed – 5 Bedrooms

This 18th-century farmhouse is perfect for a rural family holiday, with local attractions for all ages. With its homely cottage atmosphere and large, enclosed garden overlooking the beautiful Devon countryside, it’s an incredibly inviting space for dog-loving families. Dunley Farmhouse is set amid 15-acres of grounds next to a working farm, where ducks and chickens wander freely. If you do choose to leave the salubrious surroundings, there are many fantastic attractions nearby including sandy beaches at Teignmouth, Dawlish and Sidmouth, as well as woodland walks and the moorland of Dartmoor to explore.

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Hedge End Farmhouse, Colyton

Sleeps 10 – 1 Dog Allowed – 5 Bedrooms

Situated on a hillside overlooking the rolling East Devon countryside, Hedge End farmhouse is a spectacularly situated family holiday home. This spacious farmhouse with an oak-beamed lounge with an open fire, a newly refurbished kitchen, a spacious conservatory and a games room is a great base for large family get-togethers. Located in a stunning rural setting, with south-facing views of open fields and a deep wooded valley, this comfortable farmhouse is just outside the small, historic town of Colyton and only a few miles from the seaside town of Seaton. You’ll be spoilt for choice for dog walking trails in the surrounding countryside and along the dramatic cliff-tops of the Jurassic Coast.

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