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Multi Dog Friendly Accommodation at Saunton Beach Villas, North Devon

Dog-Friendly All Year Round

At Saunton Beach Villas, we embrace a truly dog-friendly ethos, welcoming furry companions into all of our Villas throughout the year. There’s no limit on the number of dogs you can bring, and we charge just £40 for the first dog, with additional dogs staying for free! To ensure your canine pals feel right at home, we offer complimentary reservations for dog crates during the booking process. With open arms and dedicated attention, we strive to make sure your four-legged friends have a holiday experience that’s just as enjoyable as yours.

At Saunton Beach, dogs are welcome all year round, ensuring that whenever you choose to holiday with us, there are no restrictions on enjoying the beach together. With 3.5 miles of golden sands to explore, the refreshing sea to splash in, and the enchanting sand dunes to discover, Saunton is truly a haven for our furry friends! For pups seeking a quieter retreat away from the crowds, tranquil spots further along the beach or nestled within the dunes offer the perfect setting for a tail-wagging adventure.

Further to the 3 mile 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 below:

Click here to view the Braunton Burrows Dog Walker’s Guide
Click here to view the Braunton Burrows Guide and Map

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.

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.

Find out more about the accommodation.

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

I’m bringing several dogs, which Villa is should I book?

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.

How much do you charge for me to bring my dogs?

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.

Are all Villa gardens enclosed?

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.

Can I leave my dog in the Villa if I go out?

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.

Reviews

Anthony WellsAnthony Wells
19:55 23 Jul 23
Lovely place to stay. Comfortable Villas very close to a beautiful three mile long, dog friendly beach.
Simon HaggerSimon Hagger
08:39 06 Jun 23
As always a great stay in these perfectly located beach Villas. They are basic but perfectly clean, tidy and comfy, just what is needed for a beach holiday with or without dogs. Short walk to the stunning beach, absolute convenience and the beauty of the sand dunes opposite. Always found the reception, team, cleaners to be super friendly and helpful. Will visit again.
Mary daviesMary davies
11:50 27 May 23
Clean, well appointed villa with comfortable beds, the dogs loved it and enjoyed the beach at least twice a day, occasionally more. I never made it to the beach because although I'd spoken to a member of staff before booking to ask about access through the dunes and was informed that that there were concrete paths I wasn't told that in places there were slopes, in particular the quite steep ramp down from the car park to the beach. Even if I'd made use of a beach wheelchair I would have needed assistance to get down and up the ramp and with four dogs to control my friend wouldn't have been able to push me. It spoiled the holiday for me and for my friend, who incidentally had nothing but praise for the members of staff she spoke to having left her laptop behind. They were friendly and helpful and organised it being returned to her as speedily as possible.
Steve RalphSteve Ralph
11:14 21 Apr 23
We have just got back from a short break here. Absolutely excellent location and accommodation. The most dog-friendly place we have ever stayed. The chalet was spotless and well equipped with a few nice 'doggy' touches - a doggy bag of treats including biscuits, a tennis ball, poo bags and a dog identity disc.Straight out of the chalet onto miles of dunes and an endless beach.
caroline law-irishcaroline law-irish
06:12 20 Apr 23
Our 4th stay in the villa but the first time we have arrived in daylight. As soon as we turned off the road, drank in the amazing view Peppa sat up wagging her tail & I swear was smiling the happiest doggy smile ever!Dunes 8 as always was spotlessly clean with the great addition of WiFi & smart tv's. Meant my husband could finish his work , our little girl could watch her favourite tea time programmes & mummy could sit outside with a glass of wine listening to the sea.We were extremely lucky with the weather, lots of long walks on the beach & burrows - absolutely perfect . As always sad faces on leaving & an absolutely exhausted dog!Already looking at dates for our next trip.Thank you once again for an amazing long weekend .
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