Fabulous dogs welcome cottages in the Wirral

dog friendly cottages wirral

If you plan to holiday in northwest England, do consider taking a pet-friendly cottage holiday in the Wirral.   The Wirral is a beautiful peninsula located within Merseyside in the North West of England. Whether you’re looking for beaches, greenery or villages and shops, the Wirral can offer it all making it an absolutely wonderful holiday destination for those looking to get away with their dogs.

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Why Choose The Wirral for a Dog-friendly Break?

Whether you have dogs or not, you are sure to enjoy the beauty of the Wirral, but if you’re looking to holiday with your furry friend, you will find no shortage of attractions that both you and your dog can enjoy. There are plenty of dog friendly cafes and pubs, you can stroll around the marine lake at West Kirby or along the prom at New Brighton – or if you’re looking to make a day out of it, why not try walking the Wirral Way! The Wirral is just a short drive from Crosby beach which features the well known iron men statues known as ‘Another Place’ by sculpture Antony Gormley, and if you’re lucky enough, you might even spot a superlambanana too!

Obviously, staying somewhere dog friendly is a must if you plan to take your pet away with you.  Many holiday cottage owners will state if they allow pets or not, which is something that you definitely need to check before booking your holiday. This kind of accommodation is really easy to find on the Wirral, whether you want to stay overlooking Liverpool, Parkgate Marsh or in one of the many little villages, you are sure to find the perfect accommodation for you and your family.

So What Are The Advantages Of Dog Friendly Holiday Cottages?

cottage holiday with dogsAs plenty of dog friendly holiday cottages have been planned with pet owners in mind, they often have features to help make your holiday that little bit more enjoyable and relaxing. These may be small things that as a pet owner, you assume are standard, but you’d be amazed at the little things that can be overlooked if you aren’t catering for a dog – hence why it is always important to confirm that the accommodation is suitable for pets.

Things such as wipeable, hardwearing floors may seem common sense to pet owners, but lots of holiday cottages might not have these, opting for lush carpets over a more practical option. While these are all well and good, they’re not great when you are getting in from a muddy walk on the beach – the dogs be covered in sand and will make muddy paw prints in minutes, leaving you stressing about getting these marks out to avoid having to pay! This definitely takes away from the relaxation of the holiday, and is just one way that opting to stay in a dog friendly holiday cottage can really help to relieve stress – pet owners expect muck and dirt, so will install floors with this in mind to create a practical dog-friendly environment.

The same can be said for furniture. Often pet friendly holiday cottages will have more hard wearing furniture too. This doesn’t mean that you have to sacrifice the luxury of your holiday at all, it just means that whether it’s your dog or the kids, you don’t have to worry about the ridiculously expensive sofa being ruined as more often than not, the cottage owner will have a dog themselves and know just how messy they can be. The same goes for other features such as stair gates and utility rooms for storage – you never know how much you’ll miss them until you don’t have them!

As mentioned earlier, it is often likely that the owner of a dog friendly holiday cottage on the Wirral will have a dog themselves. This is brilliant for you if you have never visited the area before as they will know all the hidden gems and treasures that are not in the guide books. Whether you are looking for the best place to go for a walk or want to know where you can eat and drink and take your dog along too, there is nothing like the knowledge of someone local to help you find the perfect place.

Holiday cottages designed specifically with dogs in mind tend to have the added benefit of a garden or at least some secure outdoor space. Fellow dog owners know that you don’t want to have to be going on a long walk every time the dog needs the toilet, so little things like secure, safe gardens can really help to make sure that your holiday is as relaxing as it possibly can be and that you can put your feet up and just unwind.

cottages with a garden in the wirral

Head for the northwest, near Liverpool

If you are looking for somewhere with beautiful scenery, lovely places to eat, lots of culture and conveniently located near Liverpool, pet friendly accommodation on the Wirral can offer all this and more. It is guaranteed to be unlike anywhere else you have stayed before, and with such a diverse range of things to do all within a short drive, you definitely will not be bored!