The Best Pet-Friendly Hotels to Book in Cornwall, UK

Pet-friendly hotels in Cornwall like the Jamaica Inn offer acres of grounds, beds, bowls and treats for your furry companion
Pet-friendly hotels in Cornwall like the Jamaica Inn offer acres of grounds, beds, bowls and treats for your furry companion | Courtesy of Jamaica Inn / Expedia
Ellie Ross

If you’re seeking a hotel that goes out of its way to make your pet welcome, you’ll find plenty in Cornwall. From beds in the rooms to dog-friendly bars and organic treats on arrival, these hotels will keep your hounds happy – before they’ve even set their paws outside to take on the county’s rugged coastal trails. Here’s our pick of the best pet-friendly hotels in Cornwall.

1. Artist Residence

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Cosy apartment with log-burning stove, wood floors and large blue sliding farm door to bedroom at Artist Residence in Penzance
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This quirky Cornwall dog-friendly hotel in the heart of artsy Penzance has a selection of rooms where pup-ready beds, bowls and Lily’s Kitchen organic treats await your arrival. You’ll be well placed for walks, too – the coast path is a short stroll away, or head inland for Cornwall’s woodlands and parks. Rooms are individually styled – think freestanding copper bathtubs, wood-burning stoves and vibrant palm prints. Downstairs, the Cornish Barn serves excellent food with a relaxed atmosphere.

2. The Lugger

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Pooches are welcome at this former smugglers’ inn that’s been converted into a cosy, welcoming hotel by the sea. Tucked away in the sleepy fishing village of Portloe, it has the South West Coast Path right on its doorstep, perfect for walkies. Dogs are allowed in rooms, excluding cottages, as well as the bar area, stoked with open fires in winter – perfect for curling up in front of. The restaurant serves top-notch food (boat-fresh crab, meaty monkfish and seared scallops) in a non-stuffy atmosphere.

3. Penventon Park

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Glamorous Georgian sitting room with red walls, ornate moulding, velvet and leather seating and artworks at Penventon Park, Cornwall
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It may have a luxurious feel with country-style interiors, manicured grounds and a splendid spa, but dogs are welcome to come along for the ride at Penventon Park. You can’t bring your hound into the smart Galleries restaurant, but they are welcome in the ground-floor superior family rooms, which have patio doors that open onto private gardens. You can also borrow dog beds, towels and bowls, so no need to heft yours all the way from home.

4. Beacon Country House

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The exterior of Beacon Country House in St Agnes, Cornwall, with outdoor lawn seating surrounded by verdant countryside
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There are plenty of good walks from the front door of this country house in St Agnes. Explore the 10-strong World Heritage tin-mining sites with their dramatic coastal backdrop, or head to Trevaunance Cove, where dogs are allowed on the beach year-round. Pooches must be kept on leads in the hotel grounds and can’t enter the lounge, bar or restaurant, but they are allowed in rooms, and dog towels are available if you ask.

5. Jamaica Inn

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Exterior of 18th-century stone-built Jamaica Inn in Cornwall, with outdoor tables for dining on the cobblestone terrace
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Dogs are greeted with a treat on arrival at Jamaica Inn, a Cornwall dog-friendly hotel situated in Bodmin amid some woof-worthy dog-walking routes. Take the pooch up Cornwall’s highest hill, Brown Willy, or try a gentle amble to Dozmary Pool – allegedly home to the Lady of the Lake of Arthurian legend – where you can spot lapwings and curlews. The inn allows dogs in its Smugglers bar, plus some deluxe en-suite bedrooms where you can summon a dog bed and bowl.

6. St Ives Harbour Hotel and Spa

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Traditional exterior of St Ives Harbour Hotel and Spa with a tennis court on lower level, and the broad sandy beach beyond
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There are six dog-friendly rooms at this Victorian hotel, which has been revamped and transformed into a contemporary hideout above St Ives. Pets are also allowed in the bar and on the outdoor terrace, so you can enjoy an aperitif with your hound at your feet. Good walks to the beach or beyond are right on the doorstep – Gwithian, Sennen, Porthcurno and more are all within a half-hour drive – and the à la carte evening menu waiting for you on return will provide the perfect sustenance.

7. Commonwood Manor

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Two people dangle their feet in the kidney-shaped outdoor pool at Commonwood Manor, Looe, offering views of verdant countryside
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You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to dog-walking routes with a stay at stately Commonwood Manor in Looe. Start with a saunter beside the river, which runs to East Looe Beach. Then branch out to Talland and pretty Polperro along the coastal path. Built in the style of an Italian villa with large rooms, the Victorian-era hotel gets serious tail wags for its dog-friendly, designated rooms and tiered garden for hounds to romp around in (though the outdoor pool is for humans only). Breakfast is taken in the dining room overlooking the river and valley, or on the garden terrace.

8. Plume of Feathers

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Exterior of stone house with small bridge to upper level surrounded by stone path and greenery at Plume of Feathers in Cornwall
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Your four-legged friend will receive a warm welcome at this country pub with rooms near Truro. Dog-friendly rooms are available and kitted out with bowls and beds, and pets are allowed in the pub so you can eat both dinner and breakfast with them by your side. There’s a contemporary Cotswolds vibe throughout, with neutral colour schemes, DAB radios and hand-blended toiletries in the en-suites. You’re within easy reach of both moorland and beaches, where dogs can run riot.

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