Dog Friendly Padstow Townhouse – Stay at this cosy 18th century townhouse owned by chef, Paul Ainsworth with your hound at your heels – set away from the bustle of the harbour – offering six individually-styled suites, with their own unique furnishings; expect all the home comforts you could want, along with some pampering treats and indulgent surprises. There are two ground floor pet-friendly suites – Rhubarb and Custard and Popcorn – inviting a maximum of two dogs per room, to bound over the threshold, where they will find a dog bowl with a little bag of treats on arrival. The Townhouse also provides dog beds, and an outside shower and shampoo area to freshen up your mutt after a wet and windy beach walk.
Attention-to-detail is inimitable; think luxe fabrics in rich contrasting hues, bespoke interiors, hand made restored furniture and limited edition artworks by Magnus Gjoen. On the ground floor, you will also find a kitchen pantry to use throughout your stay.
Set in the Old Town of Padstow, known for its historic harbour, the Townhouse is ideally positioned for exploring the working fishing port, home to beautiful beaches, the Camel Estuary and the Cornish Coastal Path. There are a host of local walks to enjoy, including circular walks from Padstow, either via Crugmeer, Trevone and Stepper Point (seven miles) or for a shorter option, via Hawker’s Cove (four miles). Another popular route, taking in some wonderful coastal scenery along the way is Padstow to Polzeath, via Rock and St Enodoc Church (around three and a half miles).
Four Duchess bicycles are available for guests to borrow to discover the nearby beaches, trails and gardens and Hunter wellies are provided for blustery beach walks.
If heading further afield, it’s always best to double check the beaches, as on certain months of the year they don’t allow dogs. If you’re keen to cycle the Camel Trail, your furry friend can join you for the ride in a doggie-trailer courtesy of Padstow Cycle Hire.
Paul Ainsworth’s Caffe Rojano and – latest gastro-pub venture – the Mariners, both welcome dogs, and there is a local dog sitting service – Padstow Petcare – that is offered for guests wishing to dine at Paul Ainsworth at No.6, where for a fee your dog will be picked up from the Townhouse and dropped back after you’ve finished dining. Most of the pubs in Padstow are also dog friendly – we can personally recommend The Golden Lion and The Shipwrights.
Your four-legged friends will be charged at £25 per dog, per night.
It was such a treat to stay at the Padstow Townhouse, having recently brought about its dog friendly status. The luxury ground floor suites are pawfect for us four-legs, with plenty of space and easy access to the outside world, and what an exciting place Padstow is!
With fellow doggie friends everywhere, and some of the best coastal walks and beaches waiting to be discovered – its fast becoming a personal fave, just don’t mention the bike ride, where I travelled in a trailer!
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