Margo the cocker spaniel puppy shows what makes Gwelmor holiday cottage in Widemouth Bay, north Cornwall, an award-winning dog-friendly accommodation?
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What makes Gwelmor a great dog-friendly holiday?

Maisie the Spaniel makes herself at home at award-winning Gwelmor holiday cottage in Widemouth Bay, north Cornwall
Spaniel Maisie makes herself at home at Gwelmor

Qualifying as a dog-friendly self-catering holiday cottage doesn't just mean advertising 'dogs welcome'.

At Gwelmor in Widemouth Bay, north Cornwall, we do all we can to ensure that our four-legged VIPs feel as much at home as their owners.

Margo the cocker spaniel puppy races round the fully enclosed garden at award winning dog-friendly holiday cottage in Widemouth Bay, north Cornwall
Gwelmor's full enclosed garden makes it a great space

As a result we're extremely proud to have received rave reviews from dog owners who have stayed with us, many of whom have become repeat guests.

Not only that, but we've won four industry awards for our dog-friendly nature. In April 2022, we were named the South West's Best Dog Friendly Business 2021/2022 and earlier that year crowned Dog Friendly Business of the Year in the Cornwall Tourism Awards 2021/22.

We also achieved Bronze in the same category for two years running prior to that and in 2019/2020, we were also commended for Self Catering Accommodation of the Year.

Molly demonstrates the relaxed feel of Gwelmor

Gwelmor was launched in 2017 after owners, Jayne and Bill, turned an empty three bedroom bungalow into a luxurious holiday cottage with dogs very much in mind.

The project came after the couple themselves experienced some rather dicey, so-called 'dog friendly’ properties, whilst on holiday with their spaniels Molly and Indy - before the arrival of little pup Margo.

Margo and Molly on Widemouth beach


So, what touches are in place at Gwelmor to make your dog feel very much at home?

  • All our furry VIPs (Very Important Pets) receive a packet of yummy dog treats, handmade in Cornwall, with a personalised, hand-stamped name tag
  • Gwelmor has a fully enclosed garden so there’s no escapees!
  • A map is displayed showing dog-friendly beaches throughout Cornwall

Dedicated dog cupboard

Our utility room is pretty much devoted to dogs with our four-legged friends getting their own dedicated equipment cupboard. It includes:

  • Four water and food bowls
  • Doggie placemats
  • Wet food forks
  • Bio-degradable poo bags
  • Selection of dog towels for muddy paws
  • Outside hose attachment for washing down sandy paws
  • Extra bedding
  • Spare leads
  • Tennis balls and chews
  • Three giant fluffy throws to chuck over the sofa
  • A dog cooling mat for those hot summer months

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