Dog Friendly Bude


Luxury Dog Friendly Cottages Near Bude

As dog owners ourselves we realise that your “best friend” needs to enjoy their holiday as well as you, we are pleased to be able to offer luxury pet friendly self catering near Bude. The North Devon countryside, along with the North Cornwall coast (only 6 miles away) offer a great place for you and your dog to explore.

Dog Walking Holidays in Bude – and The Surrounding Area

North Cornwall is an ideal choice for cottage holidays with your pet, both being very pet friendly with most open areas, beaches, attractions and even pubs welcoming dogs.
Our five star pet friendly cottage near Bude, The Old Shippon is in an excellent accessible location enabling you to take advantage of all the North coast of Devon and Cornwall has to offer.
“Couldn’t be Better!” - Dog Friendly Holidays in Bude and the North Cornwall Coast

Walking Your Dog Locally

Dunsdon Farm & Dunsdon National Nature Reserve
As a guest at Dunsdon Farm, you have access to our 23 acre woodland plantation; this is accessed via gates just 200 yards from the property. Our woodland plantation is a haven for wildlife where you will be able to spot some of the rare birds and butterflies that we are lucky enough to enjoy the company of. In addition Dunsdon Farm adjoins the Dunsdon National Nature Reserve (which welcomes dogs on leads)
Bude Canal
Also ½ mile both ways from the farm you can walk the Bude Canal, this is now a network of footpaths running from the coast at Bude, and inland around the Holsworthy area, with access to Tamar Lakes.

The Bude canal offers peaceful dog walking in beautiful countryside with walks along stretches that touch the coast, but also reach inland to the hidden gems of Devon and Cornwall.

“The Old Shippon is a Five Star Dog Friendly Cottage in Beautiful Devon Countryside but with easy access to Bude and the North Cornwall Coast” – The Jamesons – September 2012

Dog Friendly Beaches in Bude and North Cornwall
Bude and North Cornwall are wonderful places to visit with your dog. Most beaches allow dogs all year, with many accepting dogs off lead. In addition to the beaches there is also the many miles of coastal path walks, around both Devon and Cornwall.


A current list of dog friendly beaches in Cornwall is available at:

Nature Reserve

A spectacular place to visit is also the Marsland Nature Reserve, owned and managed by Devon Wildlife Trust, this runs through a wooded valley right down to the sea.

Eating Out

Dog Friendly Restaurants and Pubs in Bude and North Cornwall
Devon and Cornwall have an excellent range of Café’s, pubs and restaurants that welcome owners and their dogs, we have provide a list of local ones by following the link below:

“Our Dog was made as welcome as us” – Bude has some wonderful dog friendly pubs – The Willis Family