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Highcliffe – Trebetherick

Situated by Trebetherick, between Daymer Bay and Rock – just five-minutes from Polzeath – Highcliffe offers a spectacular location for a dog-friendly escape on the north Cornish coast.
Highcliffe, Trewenna Lane, Trebetherick, Cornwall, PL27 6TS

Partridge's paw rating

5/5 Paws

Highcliffe – Trebetherick




Situated by Trebetherick, between Daymer Bay and Rock – just five-minutes from Polzeath – Highcliffe offers a spectacular location for a dog-friendly escape on the north Cornish coast.

It’s a complete home-away-from-home, and a place where you and your four-legged friends can experience everything this popular spot has to offer. There are special personal touches that run throughout the company, with a passionate and knowledgeable team who run the day-to-day, ensuring you make the most out of your stay.

Highcliffe is made up of 46 luxury properties – most of which welcome dogs – available to suit groups of all sizes, from smaller three-bedroom properties to five bedroom houses that can host two families together. You will also find fantastic wellbeing facilities and a café, taking holiday homes to the next level.

We stayed in Botallack – a gorgeous open-plan contemporary property filled with light, leading out onto a glass-fronted balcony with dreamy coastal views across the Camel Estuary and Stepper Point. Boasting reverse-level living to maximise sea views and facing westwards from the balcony, the sunsets are utterly dreamy. There’s also a private garden with decked area and loungers to make the most of the outdoors life.

On site you will also find a beautifully designed yoga studio and a state-of-the-art gym – stocked with natural Chapter Organics products – two newly revamped tennis courts and a soon-to-be-open all-day cafe – The Good Stuff – offering specialty coffee and delicious homemade goods.

Where to walk

Cornwall is a dog-walker’s paradise, with the north coast boasting sweeping bays and stunning cliff walks with uninterrupted sea views for miles. The properties are perfectly positioned for exploring the South West Coastal Path with its wild, rugged landscape, peppered with sandy beaches and coves.

Walk ten-minutes west to Daymer Bay, with its huge expanse of low tidal sands, dramatic sculptural rocks and slated skimming stones or head east and you will find yourself wandering across Greenaway, a pebble beach with many inlets and rockpools, your dog will love to play in at low tide. From here, take the coastal path towards Polzeath, one of the most popular surfing meccas of Cornwall.

If exploring by foot isn’t your thing, a five-minute drive will take you to Rock where you can enjoy being out on the open water or take the passenger ferry across to dog-friendly Padstow with its array of cafes, restaurants, boutiques and galleries. Another walk we love is The Rumps to Polzeath, around Pentire Headland – a circular walk across an Iron Age hillfort on the twin headlands, with panoramic views of the Camel Estuary and to the beach at Pentireglaze.

Further afield there’s the Eden Project and The Lost Gardens of Heligan – both are dog-friendly and about a 40-minute drive.

Dine with your dog

You will spoilt for choice of places to dine out with your dog, the area is brimming with cool cafes, bars, breweries and restaurants. We particularly rate The Beach Farmyard for a delicious breakfast with a festival vibe, as well as The Mowhay, a gorgeous little restaurant with plenty of outdoor seating in the pretty garden – head here over the weekend for the Sunday sessions BBQ where you can indulge in juicy burgers cooked over coals, along with freshest fish options and veggie alternatives, served in a brioche bun with fries and salad.

For an insanely good lunch there’s Paul Ainsworth’s Mariners pub over on Rock (see our featured page) and we also love St Kew Inn, a traditional 15 th century pub in the beautiful parish of St Kew, and.. if you’re a fan of a local brew, then head to Blunt Rock Brewery for some Cornish beers, not forgetting Fee’s Food, also in Rock, for some seriously tasty pre-prepared meals to dine in at your property with, including a rich beef bourguignon, wholesome cottage pie, cauliflower and cashew curry, creamiest mac n’ cheese and a spicy Thai Red monkfish curry.

Doggie room rate

Two well-behaved dogs are welcomed per property, and there’s no additional charge for your pals to stay.

What Partridge says

Highcliffe is every dog’s dream escape; our house had so much space to relax, including our own private fenced-garden and balcony to take in the salt-fresh air. Walkies start from the doorstep, just 10-minutes away from brilliant sandy beaches, rock pools and the South West Coast Path. There are so many dog-friendly eateries in the area where I was welcomed with lots of fuss and treats. A pawfect stay all-round!

Partridge's paw rating

5/5 Paws

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