Dog Friendly Accommodation at Saunton Beach Villas, North Devon
Dog-Friendly Accommodation in North Devon
Located on-site at what is arguably one of North Devon’s most popular dog-friendly beaches, Saunton Beach Villas are proud to be THE destination for dog-friendly holidays. Our collection of award-winning 4, 6 and 8 berth self-catering Villas occupy an enviable spot just moments from Saunton Sands Beach and Braunton Burrows.
Whether you’ve met us as Crufts, have been referred to us by a friend, or have read about our dog-friendly awards, we’re sure that you’ve heard just how dog-friendly we are here at Saunton Beach Villas!
As dog owners ourselves, we understand what you are looking for in a dog-friendly holiday and have worked hard to ensure that we provide it. With no upper limit on the number of dogs you can bring, nor any unfair restrictions on breed or size, you can rest easy knowing that your whole family will be welcomed with a smile.
Dog-Friendly All Year Round
Saunton Beach is dog-friendly all year round, meaning that whatever time of year you choose to holiday with us, you won’t be faced with restrictions on the beach. With 3.5 miles of golden sand to run along, the sea to splash about in, and the sand dunes to explore, Saunton really is doggy heaven! If your dog isn’t confident around crowds, you won’t find it hard to find a quieter spot further up the beach or in the dunes for them to have a great time.
Further to the 3mile stretch of sandy beach, Braunton Burrows sand dune system is right on our doorstep, giving guests miles of walks and some unbeatable views. Braunton Burrows is the second largest sand dune system in the UK, and is at the heart of the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) it is a UNESCO designated Biosphere Reserve. Braunton Burrows is owned and managed by Christie Estates, you can find more information here.
Practical and Stylish Dog-Friendly Accommodation in North Devon
Located beside a year-round dog-friendly beach, our award-winning dog-friendly Villas are a haven for dogs and their owners. Each Villa has its own fully enclosed fenced garden, allowing your dog to roam freely (and have a good sniff at the rabbits!). Our outdoor showers are ideal for washing off sandy paws and wellies after a good walk along the beach or through the dunes (they’re also great for washing wetsuits!).
Our beach Villas offer stylish and comfortable accommodation for families, couples, friendship groups, and their dogs. All Villas are fully equipped for a comfortable self-catering beach holiday in Devon.
Dog Friendly Added Touches
For the furniture, we provide blankets to protect the sofas and and soft furnishings. If your 4 legged friend is fond of a cuddle on the sofa, or if you think you’ll need more, please bring your own extra blankets to ensure that all furniture is protected. The Villas have hard flooring throughout which is sweepable and wipeable – no carpets here!
Dog crates with vet bedding are available upon request, saving you space in the car for everything else. Upon arrival, our canine guests are treated to a Doggy Box complete with a range of treats, including an exclusive Saunton Beach Villas dog tag to wear with pride! We do not charge per dog per night – a £40 dog fee covers all of your dogs for the duration of your stay.
Visit Devon Tourism Awards – Dog-Friendly Business of the Year 22-23
In February 2023, we were delighted to receive a Bronze award in the ‘Dog-friendly Business of the Year” category at the finals of the Devon Tourism Awards, held at Home Park Stadium in Plymouth. We were honoured to also walk away with ‘Commended’ status in the “Self-Catering Accommodation” category. We are extremely proud to have won these accolades as recognition of our commitment to creating the very best dog-friendly self-catering holidays for our guests.
In 2021, we won a Silver Devon Tourism Award in the ‘Dog-friendly Business of the Year’ category and were also given ‘Commended’ status in the South West England Tourism Excellence Awards.
Saunton Beach Villas Dog Shop
Come and visit our Dog Shop in Reception to discover a unique and exciting hand-selected range of treats and accessories for your best friend. We’ve sourced a fantastic range of goodies using local supplies wherever possible.
Pick up a Doggy Doughnut or a special Saunton Beach Villas bone biscuits made by our friends at Lyn Valley Dog House in Lynton, or treat your dog to a beautiful beach-proof all-weather collar and lead set, handmade by Storeys and Tails in nearby in Bideford.
We also stock a range of tried and tested (by the office dogs!) treats from Kelso and Titch, including Doggy Popcorn, delicious sausages and crunchy biscuits! We’re also huge fans of their lovely paw and nose balms – perfect for giving your dogs a bit of TLC after long beach walks!
Dog Friendly Accommodation FAQs
All of our Villas are dog-friendly with no dog limit, however, we do recommend booking a larger Villa if you’re bringing 4 or more dogs. For example, if there are 4 humans and 5 dogs, you would probably be more comfortable in a 6 berth than a 4 berth. This isn’t a requirement of booking, we just like to make the suggestion so that you’re all comfortable!
We have dog groups, such as agility teams, who stay with us regularly as they can all stay together without worrying about dog limits. We often hear from families who haven’t been on holiday for years because they can’t find anywhere that will accommodate all of their dogs, we are pleased to be able to offer such groups a holiday together.
Yes! North Devon has a host of dog-friendly establishments – find out more by visiting Explore – Food and Drink. Dog-friendly venues are indicated with our dog-friendly badge.
Yes, each Villa has a fully enclosed garden – the fences are around 4ft high and ‘hit and miss’ style. If you’d like specific fence heights for a certain Villa please let us know. In the garden, you’ll find an outdoor shower, perfect for washing sandy paws and wellies after a long walk on the beach, or for cooling your dogs down on a hot day!
If you’ve got a dog who might benefit from a quieter spot on site, please get in touch and we’d be happy to advise on the most suitable Villa for you.
We do not forbid our guests from leaving their dogs in the Villa if they need to pop out. Of course, please exercise responsible dog ownership and do not leave your dog for lengths of time, or if the Villa is too hot. We also ask that you respect your neighbours and do not leave your dog if you know that it will be unduly noisy whilst you’re out.
Dogs are the responsibility of owners and any damage caused to the property will be charged for.
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