Dog-friendly holiday review: Rosedene Cottage, Devon

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<p><img src="" alt="" />Sue Jackson and Colin Seymour tell us about their stay at Rosedene Cottage, Dartmouth in Devon, with their terrier Mollie...</p>

Rosedene CottageAccommodation: Self-catering house.

Cost: From £476 – £1,021 per week.

Tested by: Sue Jackson and Colin Seymour, with terrier Mollie.

The accommodation

Rosedene Cottage is a very comfortable three-bedroomed Victorian house 10 minutes walk from the centre of Dartmouth. It has parking, an enclosed patio at the back, and a small enclosed garden at the front. We felt very at home in this house and really enjoyed our stay. The house is big enough to sleep five or six comfortably and to house at least one dog, so it is versatile with excellent walking and dog-friendly sightseeing nearby — we’d recommend it to anyone.

How dog friendly was your reception?

We collected the keys from Dartmouth Holiday Homes; the staff were interested and very welcoming. On arrival at the house, we found a bag of deliciously smelly dog sausages, and several files referencing different walks, dog-friendly beaches and nearby attractions, and dog-friendly pubs and restaurants. Dogs are expected to sleep downstairs and are not allowed on the furniture. If any accidents do occur, you are asked to report these to the office in the first instance.

Any added extras for dogs/owners?

There is a local kennel that offers a day-care service if dogs need looking after. The enclosed garden has a garden hose and the utility area inside the back door was a very good idea following the wet walks we enjoyed!

Out and about in the area

*We walked along the embankment, stopping for a coffee at the Station Restaurant.

*You can get ferries over to Kingswear and the steam train, all of which are dog friendly, but we walked to Dartmouth Castle and along the coastal footpath.

*Later, we explored Dittisham, a beautiful creek nearby, and had a drink at the Red Lion Inn, a very friendly pub/post office/shop.

*Also recommended are No. 8 Cafe in Dartmouth and The Maltsters Arms at Bow Bridge, along the creek towards Totnes.

*We spent a happy hour in Dartmouth Museum when it rained, where Mollie was made welcome; other shops are also dog friendly.

At a glance

Charge for dogs? £25 per dog, per week.

Maximum number of dogs allowed? One but more may be accepted by arrangement with the owner.

Enclosed exercise area/garden? Yes.

Can dogs be left unattended? No.

Want to find out more?

Contact Dartmouth Holiday Homes, 16 Duke Street, Dartmouth, Devon TQ6 9PZ; call 01803 833082; email [email protected]; visit