Dogs Welcome

- Just as much as their owners!

Tail-Wagging Welcome for Your Furry Family!


At Aish Cross, we understand that dogs are more than just pets; they’re cherished members of your family. That’s why we’re thrilled to open our doors to well-behaved canine companions, ensuring both owners and their four-legged friends have a relaxing and enjoyable stay.


Luxury & Comfort for All Paws:


Rest assured, being dog-friendly doesn’t compromise on luxury or comfort. We go above and beyond to create a pawsitive experience for your pup, too!


Your Doggy Welcome Pack:


Upon arrival, your furry friend receives a special welcome pack filled with goodies:


  • A cozy blanket to protect furniture
  • Towels for those muddy paw prints
  • Biodegradable poo bags
  • Food and water bowls
  • Delicious doggy treats
  • “I’m on Holiday!” tag with our contact information (so your pup stays safe and connected)


Outdoor Adventures Await:


Explore our expansive 1-acre orchard garden, exclusively for guests. While not fully enclosed due to the driveway, it’s a tranquil haven for supervised doggy playtime. You’ll also find a convenient poo bin for easy cleanup.


Woof-Worthy Walks & Local Gems:


Aish boasts an abundance of dog-friendly walks. Stroll through the picturesque back lane towards Stoke Gabriel, past the charming cricket ground, and reach the scenic Mill Pond at Stoke Gabriel, by the River Dart – a delightful 35-minute trip. We also provide details on other pawsome local walks and a curated list of “doggy-friendly” beaches, pubs, and cafes.


Friendly Reminders for Pawsome Stays:


  • Keep your dog on a lead if needed, especially near young children, other dogs, or our resident feline friends, Pippa and Kate (who love humans but aren’t pup pals).
  • Be a responsible pet parent: pick up all waste and dispose of it in the designated bin.
  • Dogs are welcome downstairs (on the wood laminate floor and rugs) but not on the carpeted upstairs rooms. We provide stair gates to help.
  • Please use the provided doggy rug on chairs and the settee to protect the furniture.
  • For everyone’s safety, dogs should not be left unattended in the cottages.
  • Owners must comply with current Government legislation (eg. no unregistered breeds)

Book your dog friendly getaway!


Dogs and their owners have access to the following beaches all year round:


  • Ansteys Cove
  • Babbacombe Beach
  • Beacon Cove
  • Beesands Beach
  • Churston Cove
  • Dawlish Town Beach/Dawlish Warren Beach – please check as some restriction apply.
  • East Portlemouth
  • Elberry Cove
  • Exmouth – please check information locally as some restrictions apply.
  • Fairy Cove
  • Fishcombe Cove
  • Goodrington Sands (North Sands)
  • Institute Beach
  • Livermead Sands
  • Maidencombe Beach
  • Meadfoot Beach (North Eastern part of the beach)
  • Millbay
  • Ness Cove, Shaldon
  • Oyster Cove
  • Peaked Tor Cove
  • Saltern Cove
  • Seaton Beach – please check locally as some restrictions apply.
  • Shoalstone Beach
  • Shelley Beach, Exmouth
  • Salcombe North Sands
  • Sidmouth Beach – please check locally as some restrictions apply
  • Slapton
  • St Marys Bay
  • Strete Gate
  • Teignmouth River Beach
  • Thurlestone/South Milton
  • Torcross
  • Watcombe Beach.


Dogs are not allowed on the following beaches between 1 May and 30 September:


  • Breakwater Beach
  • Broadsands Beach
  • Corbyn Head
  • Goodrington Sands (South Sands)
  • Hollicombe Beach
  • Meadfoot Beach (South western part)
  • Oddicombe Beach
  • Paignton Sands
  • Preston Sands
  • Torre Abbey Sands


Dogs must be kept on a lead on the promenades.

If in doubt always check the carparks and signs by the beach for any restrictions.


Below are a few of our particular favourite dog walks:


Thurlestone Beach

One of the few dog friendly beaches you can find in Devon, Thurlestone Beach is a National Trust beach located near Kingsbridge.

The area offer hilly, flat and of course, beach walks, which is also a fairly quiet spot, which is unusual for most beaches in Devon.


Parke, Bovey Tracey

Part of the National Trust, Parke features lovely walks around the grounds and woodlands of the grand country Parke House.

There are many different types of walks to choose from, you can go through the woodlands, are along the streams.

Dogs are welcome in the grounds of the house, but are asked to be kept on a lead where stock is grazing. There are also animals across the grounds.

And to end this eventful walk, you can enjoy the dog friendly pub the Cleave


River Avon Dam, Dartmoor

An excellent scenic walk, as to be expected from Dartmoor. Starting at Shipley Bridge you will walk alongside the river where your dog may choose to have a dip in, before making your way up to the dam. The walk may be slightly hilly, but it is pathed the whole way, making it accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs.


Stover Country Park

You can find this country park just before you reach Newton Abbot, where you will discover the surrounding woodland.

The only restriction for dogs is that they cannot go into the lake.


Bradley Woods

Just a nice recreational walk  – Newton Abbot


“….. and remember there are some lovely country walks direct from your cottage – we will give you details of these”


Below is a list of some of the dog friendly eateries in our local area in order of distance – do feel free to ask us for recommendations


Index Guide:-



R = Restaurant


Stoke Gabriel – 1 mile approx

The Castle Inn                          P           01803 782201

The Church House Inn             P         01803 782384

The River Shack                      C/R       01803 782520


Totnes – 3 miles approx

Waterside Bistro                    P/R      01803 864069             Outside with heaters not inside

The Steam Packet Inn           P/R      01803 863880             In bar area, and outside only

The Royal Seven Stars           P/R      01803 862125             All bars but not restaurants

Rumours Wine Bar                 P/R      01803 864682


Littlehempston 4.7 miles approx

The Pig and Whistle Inn          P/R      01803 863733

The Tally Ho                              P/R      01803 862316


Dartington – 5 miles approx

The Cott Inn                               P/R     01803 863777

The White Hart                          P/R     01803 847111          Outside only (Dartington Hall)


Paignton –  5 miles approx

East in the West                        R          01803 269875

TJs                                                R         01803 527389             Terrace and by arrangement inside


Ye Old Smokey House              P/R     01803 557630            Bar area only


Marldon 5.1 miles approx

The Church House Inn           P/R      01803 558279             Bar only, not restaurant


Ashprington 5.6 miles approx

The Durrant Arms                  P/R      01803 732240

The Watermans Arms            P/R      01803 732214               Bar only, not restaurant


Brixham  – 6.4 miles approx

Rockfish                                      P/R      01803 850872

The Erne Lister Bar                  P/R      01803 855751


Staverton 6.5 miles approx

The Sea Trout                           P/R      01803 762274

Riverford Field Kitchen          R          01803 762074             Must advise when booking


Broadhempson – 6.5 miles approx

The Coppa Dolla                     P/R      01803 812455

The Monks Retreat                P/R       01803 812203


Harberton 6.6 miles approx

The Church House Inn          P/R      01803 863707


Tuckenhay –  7 miles approx

The Malsters Arms                 P/R      01803 732350


Torquay – 8 miles approx

Angels Cafe                              C          01803 324477

Le Bistrot Pierre                     R          01803 221213             Bar area, prior notice required


Moreleigh 10 Miles approx

The New Inn                           P/R      01548 821326


Cornworthy 10.7 miles approx

The Hunters Inn                     P/R      01803 732204


Bigbury 20 miles approx

The Oyster Shack                   R          01548 810876

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