Surrounded by countryside and with many sniff-worthy streets to explore, Exeter is a great destination for dogs and their owners.

Of course, with so much to see and do during the day, finding that perfect place to relax and unwind in the evening is paramount. Luckily, Classic Cottages has lots of welcoming dog-friendly cottages in Exeter and the surrounding area, which provide the perfect place to put the feet and paws up during your city break.


Kenn | Sleeps 6

Best for: Stylish surrounds just outside of Exeter

Boasting impeccable style, Cramwell is a stunning place to stay with the dog in tow. Enjoying close proximity to the hustle and bustle of Exeter while still offering easy access to some great woodland dog walks, this luxurious cottage is a true celebration of both worlds – it even has a bubbling hot tub! Find out more here.

The Cottage

Cockwood | Sleeps 5

Best for: Al fresco dining

From the baby blue exterior to the sun-drenched terrace and private courtyard, The Cottage is a total oasis of tranquillity. Enjoy morning dog walks along the harbour before popping into Exeter for an afternoon of sightseeing and feasting at one of the many dog-friendly restaurants. Find out more.

The Shippon

Nr Dawlish | Sleeps 8

Best for: Countryside living

Surrounded by fresh country air and panoramic views, a rural escape at The Shippon is unparalleled. Beautifully styled and fabulously spacious, there’s a nook and corner for every member of the family – not to mention acres of countryside to explore. Find out more here.

Pooks Hill Cottage

Holcombe | Sleeps 3

Best for: Romantic breaks 

This thatched cottage has oodles of charm, from the cosy wood-burner in the living room (that dogs will love lounging in front of) to the enclosed courtyard garden that promises relaxed afternoons that slowly melt into evenings. Spend your days walking along the beach or through the vibrant streets of Exeter, the choice is yours! Find out more here

Crab Apple Cottage

Honiton | Sleeps 4

Best for: Rural tranquillity

This newly renovated rural retreat is the perfect getaway for the whole family. Perched on the edge of the Blackdown Hills and close to the sandy beaches along the iconic Devon Jurassic Coast, dog walks are around every corner here. Set out for an epic day of rural adventures before returning to your cosy cottage for an evening curled up in front of the wood-burner. Find out more.


Bovey Tracey | Sleeps 8

Best for: Moorland walkies

Big, beautiful, and tucked away within a glorious rural setting next to Dartmoor, Greystones is ideal for those looking for a group stay – dogs included! A large garden provides oodles of space for the pups to run around, while the spacious house promises many memorable moments, from the games room to the stunning kitchen. Find out more.

Higher Hisley

Bovey Tracey | Sleeps 8

Best for: Country house aesthetics

Surrounded by rolling hills and boasting a seriously dreamy interior, this beautiful cottage is ready to whisk you away to your very own rural haven. Spend your days lounging in the secluded gardens or make the most of the idyllic hills that surround you. Exeter is a short drive away too, so you have the ultimate choice between city and countryside. Find out more here.


Teignmouth | Sleeps 12

Best for: Large groups

This eco-friendly Victorian villa has everything you need for a big family getaway, from a games room and a cosy snug to a sprawling garden with plenty of opportunities for some al fresco dining. Dogs will love the outside spaces, while the kids will have a great time trying to find the secret door that’s hidden somewhere inside the house. Find out more.

Ready to pack up the pup and experience everything Devon has to offer? Take a look at our dog-friendly cottages in and around Exeter for a stay worthy of a tail wag or two.


Classic Cottages
Agency (Self-Catering)
Greystones property

Classic Cottages have the perfect self-catering holiday home waiting for you in Exeter, East Devon and Dartmoor. From family sized cottages with sea views to romantic woodland boltholes for a weekend escape, we have something for every holiday.



Comments are disabled for this post.