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February 2021 / Travel / by Sophie Hampton

The Perfect Dog-Friendly Holiday in Cornwall

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A perfect holiday is always one that the family can enjoy together, and that extends to our four-legged friends too. With travel restricted, more of us are enjoying staycations here in the UK, making this the perfect time to enjoy a dog-friendly holiday in Cornwall.

One of the UK’s most picturesque holiday destinations, Cornwall is an idyllic county located along England’s rugged southwestern tip. Cornwall offers a fabulous holiday destination, no matter the time of year. Enjoy award-winning restaurants, sandy beaches, family friendly attractions, and of course, beautiful walks during a dog-friendly holiday in Cornwall. If you’re seeking a superb holiday destination, then keep on reading to learn how you can enjoy a dog-friendly holiday in Cornwall that will ensure big smiles and wagging tails.

A dog-friendly holiday in Cornwall

Stay

 If you want to enjoy a dog-friendly holiday in Cornwall, then you’ll first need to find a dog-friendly hotel. One of our favourite spots to stay is CLC Trenython Manor, a grand resort located along Cornwall’s southern coast of St. Austell Bay, which welcomes man’s best friend. Book one of the resort’s dog-friendly lodges, set amidst the resort’s spectacular grounds that boast landscaped gardens and ancient woodlands, perfect for walkies.

Trenython Manor is owned and operated by CLC World, a shared ownership holiday that started life in the UK as Club La Costa. It now offers 32 resorts across six countries, ensuring guests’ incredible service levels and high-quality facilities and amenities.  At Trenython Manor, guests have access to a full-service spa and restaurant, providing a dog-friendly holiday in Cornwall to remember.

Feast

Cornwall has grown to become one of the UK’s best gourmet destinations, offering a fabulous selection of award-winning restaurants, boutique eateries, and cosy gastro pubs. Indeed, no dog-friendly holiday in Cornwall would be complete without checking out some of the region’s best dining destinations!

Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant is a Cornwall institution. Located in the picturesque village of Padstow, feast on a selection of exquisite seafood dishes, such as grilled fillet of hake and char-grilled mackerel. Alternatively, check out Stein’s dog-friendly pub, the Cornish Arm, which serves up classic pub fare in a cosy setting – a perfect lunch spot after a long walk.

Outlaws Fish Kitchen, by renowned chef Nathan Outlaw, is another gourmet destination in Cornwall, offering diners seafood dishes designed to be shared, such as whole Dover sole, spiced monkfish, and citrus cured bass.

Of course, for those wishing to stay closer to home, dine at Trenython Manors award-winning restaurant. Panelled with carved oak said to date back to the 18th century, it offers a grand dining setting. Alternatively, the restaurant’s terrace provides sweeping views of St. Austell Bay.

Visit

There’s so much to see and do during a dog-friendly holiday in Cornwall. Head to Lands’ End, the most westerly point of both Cornwall and Great Britain. Its breathtaking coastal landscapes have inspired many artists over the years, making this a great destination to enjoy the great outdoors with your four-legged companion.

For a day-out that the entire family will enjoy, head to The Eden Project, the world’s largest greenhouse and home to a staggering array of plants from across the world. Explore lush jungles, tropical rainforests, olive groves, and waterfalls, or enjoy the longest and fastest zip wire in England, or the hair-raising giant swing which reaches speeds of up to 50 mph. Dogs can enjoy miles of outdoor paths here too, making this a wonderful attraction to visit during a dog-friendly holiday in Cornwall.

Alternatively, why not explore some of Cornwall’s picturesque locales, such as the city of Truro, which includes a striking cathedral boasting some of the largest stained glass Victorian windows in the world, alongside a plethora of boutiques, art galleries, and dog-friendly restaurants and bars.

 Walk

 No dog-friendly holiday in Cornwall would be complete without stretching both you and your dog’s legs on a walk through some of the county’s most picturesque spots. Dog-friendly walks within striking distance of Trenython Manor including the 18-mile Camel Trail, which offers plenty of options to see a variety of wildlife, including otters and kingfishers; Gribben Head, a picturesque National Trust walk; and the Hall Walk, a beautiful 4-mile circular walk which takes you through stunning woodlands.

Relax 

If you’re seeking to truly unwind, then enjoy a decadent spa treatment at Trenython’s Manor sumptuous spa, Templespa. Enjoy a therapeutic facial, massage, or body treatments designed for both men and women, then relax in the pool’s spa, steam room, or sauna – the perfect end to a dog-friendly holiday in Cornwall. And, while you enjoy the restorative powers of the spa, your loyal companion can cosy up with his very own fleece blanket, provided to all pooches checking in to Trenython Manor.

If you’re considering booking a dog-friendly holiday in Cornwall, then make sure you keep up with the latest CLC World News, including updates regarding UK travel and tier restrictions, as well as useful information about other fabulous CLC destinations.