Pet-Friendly Dogs cottages in UK

We offer a great choice of cottages where dogs are welcome. Please take a look at our dog friendly cottages pages by country below

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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.

Pet friendly Holiday Cottages

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. 

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 in the UK

Pet friendly cottages by number of bedrooms



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) - view comfortable  pet-friendly 5 Star holiday homes by the water  which sleep up 2-6 people, with a sauna and jacuzzi for guests.

The setting of the houses is scenic, surrounded by hills. There is a private beach suitable for walks with dogs and the chance for a doggy paddle.  The pet-friendly holiday homes have underfloor heating - very nice under paws!

Several small well-behaved dogs accompanied by their owners are very welcome. Do please phone before booking to discuss arrangements and we can also let you knmow more about our part of west Scotland.



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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If you're thinking of taking a self catering holiday in Cornwall, click for Dog friendly self catering cottages in Cornwall.

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 211 115 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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Pet-friendly pine lodge breaks in Wales

There are some amazing pine lodges to rent in Wales that have a hot tub or jacuzzi and are extremely pet-friendly.  That log cabin atmosphere is always welcoming and sets the tone for a really good holiday. Take a chance on a pet-friendly log cabin break in Wales - this self-catering accommodation offers outstanding value.


Pet-friendly holiday homes in Ireland

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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