Dog Friendly

Dogs at Trerice Holiday Barns

We love dogs of all shapes and sizes here and so does our chocolate Labradoodle Bonnie, who always like to make new friends. Of course, she also understands that not all dogs want to make friends so she is happy to stay in our own garden if your dog(s) aren’t so keen to mingle!

2 dogs are welcome free of charge in each barn. We may accept more dogs by prior arrangement depending on the size of your dogs. Please get in touch to discuss with us.

Every dog gets their own doggie bag with blankets, towels, treats and dog bowls.

Dogs are welcome in every room.

Dogs are more than welcome to cuddle on the sofas with you (please use blankets/ throws); we just ask that they don’t go on the beds as not all guests love your dog as much as you do!

Each barn has a private, enclosed patio. Please look at the photos of the patios on each barn’s page so you can see the height of the walls; since we have such lovely views the walls are not too high so guests can enjoy them but we recognise that they might not be tall enough to keep some dogs in!

There is also a hosepipe in the parking area to wash off sandy or muddy paws!

We ask that dogs are not left unattended in the properties. We know that some guests will say that their dogs are used to being left on their own at home, however in an unfamiliar environment even the calmest of dogs can become stressed. It is very upsetting for us and/or other guests to hear a dog howling and distressed.

We also understand that there might be the odd occasion that you would like to go somewhere without your dog so we can highly recommend a few dog sitters:

Jess at Saltypaws is wonderful and has a facebook page that you can book her from

Tails and Trails for dog walking/ sitting during your stay. Please call Nicki on 07522428849 or go to their website

Or Beth’s dog, small animal and equestrian services – please call Beth on 07555326152. She also has a Facebook page

**Please book early to avoid disappointment especially during peak months**

Dog friendly local beaches

So many of our local beaches are dog friendly all year round. Here are a few of our (and Bonnie’s) favourites:

Crantock (5 miles away): National Trust car park (free for members) or pay and display for non members + another pay and display car park. Lovely coast path walk across the dunes in either direction or the beach is lovely at low tide with caves and rockpools to explore. The Gannel river meets the sea here and is a fantastic place to paddleboard or kayak. Cargo Coffee army truck sell hot/cold drinks, cakes and sandwiches April – October and welcome all dogs with treats! They also sell doggy ice cream (lovely Bella is happily tucking into her’s here!!)

Holywell (6 miles away): National Trust car park (free for members) or pay and display for non members. Location of the stunning Holy Well which is a natural cave with a spring running through it that was believed to have healing powers and was the site of numerous pilgrimages. It is only accessible at low tide.

Huge dune system with a cooling river, perfect for pooches in warmer months. Lovely wide sandy beach that is always quieter at the end furthest from the car park so just keep walking a bit and you will get a large expanse of beach almost to yourselves even in busier months. One of the best beaches for great sunsets.

Perranporth (9 miles away): Numerous car parks to choose from and a range of shops and eateries in the village. The beach is huge and, at low tide, is almost 2 miles long. Dogs need to be kept on a lead in July and August on the first section of the beach (the busy area close to the parking) but further down the beach they can run free! Totally dog friendly for the rest of the year. The famous Watering Hole, the pub on the beach, is well worth a visit and is, of course, dog friendly!

Fistral (5 miles away): Large car park at the North End (pretty pricey though!); free road parking at the South end of the beach and a more reasonable pay and display car park at Towan Headland. Fistral is the world famous surfing beach and is dog friendly all year round. Shops, restaurants and the great Beach bar where you can while away a few hours people watching!! The shops all welcome dogs too.


Again there are too many to list them all but here a few places we have visited with Bonnie recently:

The Seal Sanctuary

The Lost Gardens of Heligan

Flicka Donkey Sanctuary

Lappa Valley Steam Railway (only 1 mile down the road):

Brilliant day out for families with steam trains, crazy golf, pedaloes, trampolines and huge new indoor soft play area. Dogs are welcome everywhere including the cafe (obviously not in the actual soft play!) Lovely here at Christmas with a wonderful Father Christmas and elves.


We have found that most cafes, pubs and restaurants welcome dogs, and you are not always relegated to the outdoor tables! Some of our favourites: