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

cottages dog friendly


>>> Click here for more cottages that welcome up to 3 dogs .

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 dog-friendly cottages regionally

Pet friendly cottages by number of bedrooms



dog friendly self catering cottagesDo 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.

Luxury cottages, for you and your pet in this ,dogs welcome cottage
Pet-friendly self-catering cottages in Scotland

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+44(0)1852 200 333 for a brochure. 


Dog friendly holiday cottages, west coast of Scotland

pet friendly self-catering cottages in Scotland, dogs allowedAlso, 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.


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Dog-friendly self-catering cottages in England

pet-friendly holiday cottages CornwallKennacott 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.....

Pet-friendly Cotswold Cottages

pet friendly cottages, dogs welcome, CotswoldsGlebe 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.



More pet friendly holiday cottages in Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds here...

Dog-friendly country cottages in the West Country

holiday cottages and lodges, dogs welcome, near ExmoorWoodcombe 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.




Dog-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 dog-friendly pubs.


Woodend House, cottage and bothy - for versatile pet-friendly self-catering accommodation

pet friendly sel-catering in the Lake District, dogs welcomeLocated 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.


A list of  dog friendly holiday cottages in the Lake District


Very pet-friendly cottages in East Anglia

pet friendly cottages suffolkAll 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 11501787 211 115 for bookings and availability.  Availability and more details can also be found on The Grove Cottages own website.


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Dog friendly self-catering cottages in Wales


cottage in North Wales. dog friendlyBrackenbury, 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.

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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 EnglandIreland, Scotland and Wales.

Pet-friendly country cottages and other holiday accommodation for a self-catering break

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