For people whose furry friend is a family member, not to be left behind, there is good news on the horizon. There are many dog-friendly cottages in Cornwall and B & Bs available these days for well-behaved puppies. And the stunning Roseland Peninsula is a fantastic dog walking area. As well as a wonderful area for people to explore!
The Roseland Peninsula is a small jewel of hidden beaches with soft, pale sand and dramatic, rugged rock formations. It is close to some of the most popular tourist resorts of County Truro, Falmouth and St Austell. You can also reach the “capital” of the peninsula, St. Mawes, by ferry from Falmouth – a short but exciting trip that your dog will love, with spraying, big skies and screaming seagulls.
Scenic Tregony village, known as the gateway to Roseland, was once a bustling harbour. Today, the river has disappeared, quite wasted by local porcelain clay and tin mines, and replaced by an unusually wide High Street. There are numerous great walks along the nearby Ruan River, through beautiful lush forests with wilderness in abundance. Perfect for an inquisitive doggy, as long as they know how to behave around wild animals and will not hunt domestic farm animals. If you are in doubt, keep your dog on a leash until you are 100% confident they will not cause trouble.
The last thing you want is arguments and tension on your holiday. Cornwall self-catering is a great way to go on a dog friendly holiday without worrying about disturbing guests. If in doubt about your dog’s behaviour, keep them on a lead to avoid unnecessary run-ins. A long, automatic feeding line makes it easier.
Veryan village is a timeless little hotel surrounded by well-known attractions and is situated near the ancient Carne Beacon, a Bronze Age burial mound. This area is great for letting well-behaved dogs off the lead to run around. Plus there is Veryan Castle, an Iron Age Fort. The bones of history show through the country here at every turn.
The gardens at the church in the idyllic St. Just-in-Roseland is the perfect place to let a dog use their excellent sense of smell to its full potential. The pretty gardens of the church extend down to the river, where there are enough exciting smells to keep even the liveliest dog entertained for hours. Portloe is another great location for puppies as well as their owners, a charming, lively fishing village famous for its shells, once the hub of the British pilchard industry. Here, there are beautiful beaches to complement the rugged cliffs of the peninsula. But the best beach in the area is probably Porthbeor Beach. It is protected and sandy, scattered with strange but beautiful rock formations, perfect for the kids and dog to explore together.
If you are looking for the perfect dog-friendly holiday, self-catering in Cornwall is a great choice of location to take your best friend.