Pet-friendly self-catering country cottages and holidays in the UK and Ireland
We offer a great choice of cottages where dogs are welcome:
1 dog welcome - please take a look at our dog friendly cottages pages by country below
If you have more than 1 dog, see these pet-friendly pages for:
Cottages that welcome 2 dogs, 3 dogs, 4 dogs and pet friendly cottages for up to 5 dogs for those who really love dogs.
Many people nowadays want to take holidays with their dogs and pet friendly country cottages are becoming more and more in demand. Dog owners hate the idea of leaving pets behind or at the kennels. Some pets, especially dogs, will grieve for the entire holiday and often sulk for days following your return - and who can blame them! The idea of being able to take your dog to a dog friendly cottage on holiday is an attractive option.
A dog friendly self-catering cottage where you can trust that your pets will be made welcome can be a weight off your mind. Dogs by and large are used to travelling with you in your car and can be taken on holiday really quite easily. Before setting off you will need to make sure that your pet has a supply of drinking water and make occasional stops on the way for your pet. There are lots of pet friendly cottages nowadays, some even have swimming pools, hot tubs, saunas and tennis courts. Sizes vary from one bedroom cottages for couple, family sized pet friendly cottages that sleep 6, all the way up to pet friendly mansions. Do your research and find the right quality cottage for you. The lists below are there to help you find a dog friendly cottage. For specific searches do use our search assistant on the right.
For country cottages where you can take your horse, click here
Self-catering holiday cottages - all year round - that accept more than one dog
The following list of self-catering cottages that welcome pets is useful for those people who have more than one doggy friend to take on holiday with them. It can be challenging to find somewhere suitable if you have more than one dog. To make it easy for you, take a look at the following cottages which will accept 2 or more dogs. Please call the cottage owners to confirm how many dogs they will accept because it can depend on the breed of dog. Some of the quality cottages featured have achieved special awards such as Gold, Silver and Green awards. Where self catering cottages are award winning this is specified on the ad.
2 dogs only welcome - Pet friendly Cottages
Fisherground cottages and log cabins - Cumbria - variety of cottages
Primrose Cottage, sleeps 4, Yorkshire Dales - accepts up to 2 dogs
Bakers Mill Cottages Beaminster Dorset - 2 dogs welcome
The Lodge, Tiverton, Devon - sleeps 4 to 6 , max 2 dogs.
Woodcombe Lodges - Somerset - variety of cottages
Rofield Barn - Gloucestershire - sleeps 8
Priory Cottage - Cheltenham Gloucestershire - sleeps 4
Lavenders Cottage - Norfolk - sleeps 6
Sea Breeze, 3 bedroom bungalow in Clacton on Sea - 2 dogs welcome
Beach Cottage in Clacton - sleeps 2, up to 2 dogs most welcome
Brackenbury Cottage in Snowdonia, north Wales - sleep 2-4
Hindon self-catering cottage, on Hindon Organic Farm in Somerset, sleeps 2 to 6 people, accepts 2 dogs by arrangement
Self-catering pet friendly cottages which accept several dogs:
Westerlix Cottage in Killin, Perthshire, mid Scotland welcome up to 3 dogs
Millhouse holiday cottages near Grantham, 2 bedroom cottages, up to 3 dogs by arrangement
Old Barn Cottages in Lincolnshire - accept up to 4 dogs free of charge
Hipsley Farm Cottages - Warwickshire - variety of sizes
Old Dairy - Yorkshire - sleeps 4
Gladwins Farm - Suffolk - variety of cottages
The Stable - Gloucestershire - sleeps 2-5
Meadowbrook Farm Cottages near Thame, Oxon, accept up to 3 dogs
5 star 4 bedroom Rofield Barn, Cheltenham, Cotswolds accept up to 3 dogs
Duddings Cottages - Somerset - variety of cottages
Ashford Old Farm in Somerset sleeps up to 20 - accepts up to 5 or 6 dogs
Hindon self-catering cottage, on Hindon Organic Farm in Somerset, sleeps 2 to 6 people, accepts up to 3 dogs by arrangement
Brandy House Farm, Knighton, Powys, Wales (lovely countryside) - sleeps 6
Stoodley Barn near Ashburton, Devon - sleeps 4, up to 3 dogs welcome
Talehay Cottages near Looe and Polperro in Cornwall accept up to 4 dogs per cottage. Selection of cottages available.
Smithy Cottage nr the Yorkshire coast accepts 2 to 3 dogs depending on breed of dog. The cottage sleeps 4
Click here for cottages where up to 5 dogs are allowed - Some cottages are very pet friendly and allow you to bring a number of dogs on holiday with you. Do check with the owner though for your own peace of mind and security before booking as most cottages are dog friendly by arrangement. Ideally, most dog owners also require a pet friendly cottage with an enclosed garden so that their dog does not stray during the holiday or at least cottages with a dog run where a dog may be left alone for a short period. A small number of cottages have a dog bed provided.
Another most useful facility for people going on holiday and taking their dog is a cottage with an outdoor kennel where the dog may be left for a short time, perhaps whilst holiday-makers go out for a meal or the theatre.
List of pet-friendly cottages regionally
pet friendly cottages in South Hams, Devon - a really popular dog walking beautiful part of south Devon for dog friendly holidays
. Families with a dog may like to rent a cottage with a swimming pool in the West Country - a pool always adds that extra fun and activity to any self-catering break.
Pet-friendly cottages with facilities for people with walking disabilites
Pet friendly cottages by number of bedrooms
Do give some thought to your destination and what you plan to do there. A sheep chasing dog in the countryside is not welcomed by anyone, nor is a dog that gets left behind to cause damage in a cottage because he's not used to being left for lengthy periods whilst you visit the local attractions.
Most dog owners are very responsible people and will not allow their dog to cause damage or mess. Many cottage owners who have pet friendly cottages and welcome pets will have experience of keeping pets themselves and be sympathetic. They may even have additional facilities for them. They will be able to advise you about the best places to walk your dog and of a suitable vet in case of emergency.
Of course it is possible to take other types of pets on holiday with you but it is not always advisable. Cats do not respond well to change and may escape in a strange environment. The factors to consider are:
the well-being of your dog or pet
possible damage to the cottage by your dog or other pet
effect on your enjoyment by taking your dog with you
cost of leaving your dog or pet behind
If taking your pet will cause you undue stress then leave it suitably provided for at home. You can always ring to enquire about its welfare. And, if you plan to take any other pet on holiday apart from a dog, do check with the owners of the property first.
If you're thinking of taking a self catering holiday in Cornwall, click for Dog friendly self catering cottages in Cornwall.
It's a pet's life at Melfort Pier and Harbour (on the west coast of Scotland in Highlands and Islands) - comfortable pet-friendly 5 Star Lochside houses which sleep up 2-6, with a sauna and spa bath for the owners!
There is hill walking and a private beach for the dogs - not to mention the underfloor heating - to warm up those paws!
Several small well-behaved dogs accompanied by owners are welcome.
Tel: +44(0)1852 200 333 for a brochure.
Dog friendly holiday cottages, west coast of Scotland
Also, in Argyll, on the west coast of Scotland, Lochead Cottage (sleeps 6) is one of several in this beautiful peaceful coastal area, where you can find total and utter peace and relaxation. This is the ultimate getaway for stressed city folk to a special remote location.
Relax and refresh yourself with wonderful country walks with your dogs by the sea and enjoy some tranquillity in this traditional Scottish cottage.
Click on the photograph for more information about these comfortable holiday cottages where you can stay with your dog.
Pet-friendly self-catering cottages in England
Kennacott Court in Cornwall is a complex of 18 luxury cottages located in an amazing 18 acres of grounds (some cottages have been awarded 5 stars, others have been rated 4 stars). There are excellent shared leisure facilities including a swimming pool. Some of these quality cottages are pet-friendly. Dogs and children welcome in most cottages.
Click on cottage photo for details and do make arrangements for your dog prior to booking.
If you are interested in pet friendly luxury cottages, take a look at our listing of pet friendly luxury cottages throughout the UK and Ireland.
Additional pet friendly holiday cottages in Somerset.....
Glebe Farm Cottages (4 star rated) in Barnsley, near Cirencester, Gloucestershire have five extremely attractive pet friendly cottages with exposed beams, wood stoves, country-style kitchens, antique pine furniture, and all the comforts of home.
They are surrounded by lovely Cotswold countryside for walking your dog. Click on cottage photo for details of this dog friendly cottage.
Dog-friendly country cottages in the West Country
Woodcombe Lodges and Cottages (sleep 2-5) near Minehead in Somerset are set in 3 acres of beautiful gardens in the countryside looking towards Exmoor but only 1.5 miles distant from Minehead seafront with all its attractions.
There is lots of space to exercise your dog and wonderful local walks. Click on cottage photo for details of these holiday cottages in the West Country where dogs are welcome.
More dog friendly cottages in the West Country here....
Whilst in the West Country, take a look at pet friendly holiday cottages in Devon ..... the neighbouring county.
Pet-friendly cottages and self-catering in the Lake District
Find pet friendly holiday cottages in the Lake District magnificent views of the Lake District fells and mountains - lots of potential walks and pet friendly pubs.
Woodend House, cottage and bothy - for versatile pet-friendly self-catering accommodation
Located in a remote location high up on Birker Fell, in between Eskdale and Ulpha in the Lake District, the House and Cottage can be opened up to form one large house offering spacious and comfortable self catering accommodation for up to twelve people.
One feature of this accommodation is the exposed beams and wonderful views towards Scafell Pike from many of the rooms. This hous and cottage have been furnished and equipped with care and and thought.
Please click on the cottage photo for further details of our pet-friendly holiday cottages and we welcome you and your dog to the Lakes.
Very pet-friendly cottages in East Anglia
All pets are welcome at Grove Cottages in Edwardstone near Lavenham, Suffolk. Bring your well-behaved dog, cat or duck - all will be made welcome. The owners of this collection of adorable country cottages have their own menagerie and adore animals.
Telephone Mark on 01787 211 115 for bookings and availability. Availability and more details can also be found on The Grove Cottages own website.
Dog friendly self-catering cottages in Wales
Brackenbury, a historic, Grade II listed cottage is dog friendly. This cottage is located in a pretty village with views of the green and River Glaslyn. What's more, this cottage is in the Snowdonia National park in north Wales. Nearby and around the cottage you will find beautiful mountain scenery. The village, Beddgelert has pretty much everything you should need: a shop, pubs, restaurants and a post office.
The cottage – sleeps 4 in comfort and 6 at a push– offers a home from home environment and has many antique pieces.
Inside the cottage there is a conservatory – great in the summer, a dining kitchen, shower room, generous living room with open fire, digital TV and hi-fi, and 2 bedrooms (1 of which is a double with en-suite facilities and 1 twin bedroom). The price includes heating and electricity. Please bring own bed linen, towels and tea towels. Parking is available for 2 cars.
Please click on photograph for more information and interior images of this pet-friendly cottage in wales. Dog bed provided.
Ireland is a good location for a pet friendly self catering holiday, especially if you live there because travel to your cottage will only necessitate a drive. Visitors from the Uk to Ireland have to also take the ferry, however, many people do the journey accompanied by their dogs. County Cork in south west Ireland is a grand place for a dog friendly cottage holiday in Ireland, the rugged coastline with cliff walks, dog friendly beaches and acres of countryside are a good pet freindly destination.
For a full list of cottages dog friendly take a look at our pet-friendly holiday cottages page
You will be able to find many more pet friendly cottages by occupancy where each pet-friendly cottage is identified by a dog in the listings or, alternatively, click on the link for more pet-friendly country cottages in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
Related pet-friendly web sites:
Pets and travel : There's a lot more to pet travel than popping Rex in the boot of the car or onto a plane. This site offers all the advice you'll need to take your pet anywhere.
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