A very Dog Friendly Country Hotel in the Heart of Devon
A relaxed, friendly Devon Country Hotel with six acres of grounds on the River Taw, where dogs are very, very welcome.
WE LOVE DOGS
Part of the Family
As dog owners ourselves, we know how much it means to be able to bring your dog away with you.
For most of us, our dogs are members of the family and at the Fox and Hounds Country Hotel, we really are very dog friendly. From treats at reception, bowls and treats in your room, plenty of water bowls around the hotel to gourmet doggy dishes, ice cream and even doggy beer and cocktails!
Most of our staff are dog owners and all of us are dog lovers, so you can be assured that your dog will plenty of fuss and very warm welcome! We want you to have a relaxed, worry-free, and enjoyable stay, where you, and every member of your family, feel perfectly at home.
TAKE YOUR DOG WHEREVER YOU GO
Access All Areas
Dogs are allowed in all areas of the hotel. You can bring your dog for meals, for a relaxing coffee, or an evening drink at the bar. We also have terrace and garden seating if you prefer to be outside. In colder months our four-legged guests love to curl up by our large fireplace.
We permit dogs in almost all of our rooms and several rooms even have their own dog-safe patios. Check out our Stay page for details of the room type most suitable for you and your pets.
A DOGGY PARADISE
With 6 acres to explore, our grounds are a paradise for dogs. Enjoy a leisurely stroll around the grounds, discover our Luxury Treehouse and bring some bread to feed the ducks on our two ponds. There are open fields for off-lead running around and playing games but the grounds are suitable for more elderly dogs that prefer a sedate pace .
For dogs that love the water, or just like to dip their toes, the River Taw runs the entire length of our lower gardens. And don’t worry, we have wash stations and plenty of dog towels for drying off afterwards.
If you’re interested in exploring a bit further, you’ll find lots of Things to Do within a short distance of the hotel, most of which are dog friendly.
Safe, Dog Friendly Walks
The hotel and surrounding area sit on what used to be 7000 acres of the Eggesford Estate. Much of this land was purchased by the Forestry Commission in the early 1900s and as such, there are miles of safe, off-road forest walks just minutes from the hotel. We have maps of the many of the walks, and there are plenty more for you to discover.
DARTMOOR, EXMOOR, NORTH DEVON
Beaches & Moors
We’re centrally located in Devon between Dartmoor and Exmoor, which offer miles of beautiful open land, amazing views, archaeology, ancient history and unique wildlife for you and your dog to explore.
Our stunning North Devon beaches are famously vast when the tides are out, and more than a match for even the most energetic puppies who love a good run-around.
SIZE DOESN'T MATTER
All dogs have big hearts, no matter how big they are on the outside. We’ve have some very large special guests stay with us, as well as some teeny tiny ones! All well behaved and socialised dogs are welcome. If you do have a particularly large dog however, do contact us, so we can make sure you have a room that your and your pet(s) will be comfortable in!
HEAR IT FROM OUR GUESTS
Pet Gallery and Guest Comments
We invite you browse our Pet Gallery featuring just some of our very happy special guests and read some of the lovely recent 5 star reviews below that our guests have kindly written about their stays with us, which have contributed to our Travellers’ Choice Award 2023 and Kayak Travel Awards
A fabulous place for a Dog Holiday
Sarah H, Tripadvisor 2023
Best doggy hotel we have ever been to
886debsj, Tripadvisor 2023
Exceptional – 10/10
Malcolm, Booking.com 2023
tony04548ZJ, Tripadvisor 2023
Raymond, Google 2023
Welcoming and very dog orientated
Hudson1957, Tripadvisor 2023
Fantastic dog friendly hotel, a real gem!
Aneish, Tripadvisor 2023
Very Chilled Out
Alison, Booking.com 2023
Fabulous location , comfortable and very dog friendly, with lovely staff
franeking66, Tripadvisor 2023
A Warm Welcome
Jane B, Tripadvisor 2023
Travelzoo Guest, 2023
Fabulous dog friendly hotel
poshlady123, Tripadvisor 2023
Perfect three night stay with our pup in what is a truly dog friendly hotel
Anthea, Tripadvisor 2022
A gem of a hotel
large2019, Tripadvisor 2022
Fantastic stay with dog
glynnb748, Tripadvisor 2022