• Become a DogFriendly Member & receive:
  • Bi-monthly e-magazine
  • County guides & Dog walking guides
  • 10% Discount on 100s of dog friendly properties
  • Find Out More
Exclusive benefits for members: Find Out More

Alternatively, if you would like to search for a dog-friendly listing by name, click here.

The Old Northcote Arms

The Old Northcote Arms is a 17th Century thatched holiday cottage in the village of Iddesleigh, West Devon. It has 3 bedrooms, all with beautiful views of Dartmoor and sleeps a total of 6 people. 2 dogs are allowed at no extra charge but please discuss with the owner if you'd like to bring more. Usually we charge £20 per extra dog. There is a famous dog-friendly pub in the village and plenty of great dog walks right from the doorstep. We have an enclosed garden at the back and an outdoor tap for washing your furry friends!

Read More

The Old Northcote Arms is your perfect home away from home, providing dog-friendly accomodation in the heart of the West Devon countryside. It sleeps up to 6 people and is suitable for a wide variety of groups whether that be families or groups of friends. Two of our bedrooms can be set up either with a superking bed or two single beds depending on your needs. All have beautiful views of Dartmoor which you can enjoy from the warmth of your bed. Our bedding is from Baavet, the luxury Welsh bedding company, and is made from natural sheeps wool to provide you with a restful night's sleep. 

There is a lounge with Smart TV and open fire as well as plenty of books and board games. The dining room has a log burner in the original inglenook fireplace providing plenty of warmth through the cooler months of the year. The kitchen is fully equipped with modern appliances including a dishwasher. The utility has a washing machine and tumble dryer and also doubles as a games room with our vintage Harvard football table. 

The Old Northcote Arms, as the name suggests, was once a pub before becoming the village post office. It was during this time that King Edward VII visited and there is a lantern and a clock to commemorate his coronation in 1902. The cottage was the home of Wilfred Ellis, the World War One veteran who inspired the story of War Horse by Michael Morpurgo. The author lives just outside the village. Other noteable former residents of the village include the poet Ted Hughes as well as John ‘Jack' Russell, the dog breeder where the famous small breed of dog came from.

Please click the link to our website for further details as well as availability and booking.

1 Review(s)

nick, May 2021

Perfect part of the world for walking with your dog and the Northcote Arms is the ideal place to kick back and relax for humans and the four legged.

Our lively Norjack slept like she was at home every night and loved the long walks on the beaches and the local countryside. Had been concerned she might not settle but the feeling is so relaxed there it was fine from the moment we walked in.

Bit enough about her. This is what the place is like for us too...

...what can I say about this beautiful cottage. It feels like you’re stepping into the past when you walk through the ancient oak door and along the flagstones throughout the house. I want it to live in it! It is beautifully and simply decorated. It is very comfortable and cosy. A mix of new and old but the new is just a helpful addition and doesn’t detract in any way. All the interiors and furnishings compliment the building.

The kitchen has everything you need, although I would add a dishcloth hook and a shelf in the shower, otherwise it pretty much had everything we needed.

Fab flagstones in the welcoming hallway but even more, everyone’s favourite room was the dining room with its original fireplace with wood burning fire, bread oven, beams, big old family friendly dining table. It was definitely the room we spent most of our time in.

I slept in the main bedroom and the bed was extremely comfortable, with a warm, sheep wool duvet. You need the warm duvet because it is an old house!

We didn’t realise we were the first guests to stay and I have to say, it was an honour. Very special.

We particularly loved our basket of goodies when we arrived - gorgeous honey hand wax, lip balm, soap and best of all, truly delicious champagne!! Very nice touch!

We would most definitely go back again. It is a wonderful, peaceful, escape in a truly lovely, hobbity village, filled with thatched roof houses, friendly neighbours, especially the egg lady at the top of the hill and a fab local pub.

Write A Review

Listing Updated: 21/05/2021

Searching For Dog Friendly Places?

The DogFriendly Magazine contains in depth reviews and features of the best places to visit, stay and play.
Find Out More


Send An Enquiry

Listing Address

The Old Northcote Arms
EX19 8BG

Listing Details

Can Leave Dog Unattended


Exercise Area


Wheel Chair Access


Owner Has A Dog


Limit On Dog Size

Please enquire

No. Of Dogs Allowed


Charge For Dogs


Miscellaneous Notes

More dogs allowed on request at £20 per dog.

Enclosed Garden








Dog Welcome Pack


Dog friendly places near this location

Cottages & Self Catering

Cottages & Self Catering

Westlake Holidays 1.7 Miles
Stretton House Lodge 2.6 Miles
Lemon Cottage 3.0 Miles
Days Out

Days Out

Okehampton Castle 8.5 Miles
Winsford Walled Garden 8.6 Miles

About Us

We have the largest database of dog friendly places to visit, eat and services.

We have a team of DogFriendly scouts who research every venue, either by completing a telephone questionnaire or by visiting and testing it in person.

Where We Are

Unit 4 Bramley Road
St Ives
PE27 3WS