Year of the Dog-Friendly Cottage

Also known as the Spring Festival, the opening day of the Chinese New Year falls on the new moon between 21st January and 20th February.


This year, our friends from ‘the land of the red dragon’ welcome in the Year of the Dog, the Earth Dog to be precise, and to mark this changeover we’ve picked out a handful of gorgeous dog-friendly holiday cottages from our impressive list…

ALARRA, Polperro

With charming views towards Polperro harbour, ALARRA is a spacious ground floor flat with exciting contemporary features. An impressive open plan living area is complimented by three generously-sized bedrooms and a trio of immaculate bathrooms. Surrounded by stunning coastal walks, this lovely Cornish property also welcomes waggy-tailed friends.

Hay Cottage, Wadebridge

Hay Cottage lies in a gorgeous wooded valley not far from the Cornish market town of Wadebridge. This handsome old stone cottage is full of period character with its open beams and inglenook fireplace and has been delightfully refurbished. It can sleep up to seven guests and has plenty of cosy corners for a well-blanketed dog bed, the ideal place for your four-legged chum to curl up after an afternoon spent roving the countryside and north Cornish coast.


Easton Court, Kingsbridge

Set in a quiet hamlet off the ‘old coach road’ between Kingsbridge and Salcombe, Easton Court is a splendid barn conversion with spacious living areas and lovely gardens. Start your day with breakfast on the sun terrace and enjoy the dreamy, pastural views. Here, you’re only a short distance from some of the South Ham’s most beautiful beaches and memorable dog walks.

Lundy, Salcombe

Perched on the hillside and overlooking the magnificent Salcombe Harbour, Lundy remains one of our most exceptional properties. Set on three storeys, and with Neptune kitchen, Duravit bath and shower rooms, oak flooring, Collingwood lighting and Sonos sound system, this seaside house also opens its doors to your doggy companions.


Adam’s Orchard, Stoke Gabriel

Adam’s Orchard is a delightful waterside cottage on the edge of a peaceful, tree-lined creek. Here, you’ll be able to while away the hours watching the wading birds and enjoy the tranquillity of this quiet backcountry – a homely place for both you and your hound.

Riverside Lodge, New Forest *NEW*

Riverside Lodge offers the perfect romantic setting; a cedar clad lodge, complete with veranda, on the banks of the Hampshire Avon. Here, you’ll be surrounded by the peaceful wooded glades of the New Forest and be able to enjoy birdsong, leafy trails and starry nights by the wood burner. Riverside Lodge is another dog-friendly property from our extensive list.


The Coach House, Beaulieu *Special Offer*

A magnificent Grade II listed Georgian mansion, The Coach House lies on the forest edge of Beaulieu at the end of a private bridle way. This elegant property is the perfect setting for family gatherings and friends’ reunions. It’s also come-at-able towards canines.

Beck Cottage, New Forest

Set in the pretty New Forest village of Woodgreen, Beck Cottage is a period thatched cottage, sympathetically updated with plenty of its original features still in place. This beautiful property and luxury retreat can sleep up to twelve guests and is also one of our many dog-friendly destinations.


Every year is a doggy year when you book a stay with Toad Hall Cottages. With hundreds of pet-friendly properties to choose from, you’re sure to find the ideal setting for all the family.

Happy Chinese New Year!