Book a dog-friendly cottage in Cheshire, north west England
Thinking of exploring the north west of England, Cheshire, during a holiday or short break? We can help with dog-friendly self-catering accommodation in rural Cheshire or close to various towns such as Chester, Nantwich, Knutsford and others.
When you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it can be quite complicated if you’re not exactly sure where to go. Not everybody wants a cheap and cheerful holiday in Tenerife, after all, but equally, not all of us can call upon endless cash reserves. And there’s still one thing that can prove even more of a holiday hurdle than money or an idea drought: your dog!
Any true dog lover knows the pain of having to leave your best four-legged friend, or friends, at home while on holiday. In fact, for many people, it’s more than enough reason to avoid holidays altogether. Trying to organise a trusted, reliable dog-sitter can be expensive, as well as time-consuming. But there often isn’t a choice, as for some, leaving our beloved canines in a kennel simply isn’t an option.
There is a solution to the dog dilemma, though. In the United Kingdom (which deserves a lot more credit as a holiday destination), there are an abundance of gorgeous, green locations that your dog would just love to visit with you. And this is more than possible – if you know what to look for.
The quintessential cottage holiday is still a favourite of the Great British holidaymaker, and with good reason too. Not only are cottages often quaint, quirky and cosy – they are also incredibly versatile. So, it doesn’t matter whether you’re looking for a spacious five-bedroom cottage for the family, or luxury accommodation with period features for the perfect romantic getaway. Best of all, though, is the fact that there are so many dog-friendly holiday cottages springing up in the UK, thanks largely to modern, accommodating property owners.
One particularly good region for a dog-friendly cottage holiday is the county of Cheshire, which is situated in the northwest of England. Famed for its picturesque rural villages and vast open breathing spaces, the county also has excellent transport links to two of England’s most prominent cities: Manchester and Liverpool. While these urban powerhouses are undoubtedly worth a visit, if you’re embarking on a short cottage holiday with your dog or dogs, it’s likely you’ll want to be surrounded by nature, and in an area with the potential for some fun walking adventures.
Cheshire’s Peak District is the perfect rural adventure space, and truly an ideal cottage holiday destination for dog lovers (and, of course, their dogs). Covering 100 square miles of the stunning Peak District National Park, Cheshire’s Peak District is an area of outstanding natural beauty, with some exceptional wildlife to boot. By opting for a dog-friendly cottage in the area, you are essentially securing a base from which you can explore everything the region has to offer – which, as it happens, is an awful lot. With walking and cycling trails that meander glorious sloping hills, this part of England is truly vintage. Perhaps stay in self-catering accommodation in the town of Macclesfield, on the western side of the Peak District, with easy access to the open countryside of the Peak District? The town is interesting enough to look at and has a fabulous bakery for oven fresh bread and cakes.
But postcard perfect scenery isn’t the only thing on offer in the Cheshire Peak District and surrounding area. There are also an abundance of market towns and villages with lots of great pubs, restaurants and museums. Naturally, this makes choosing a self-catering, dog-friendly cottage holiday a superb option, as you are free to explore at your leisure. You also won’t be tied down to eating at one place at certain times. And to maximise your cottage’s kitchen space, why not visit a local farmers’ market, purchase some superb local produce, and cook up a storm for your partner or family?
Food and great dog walks aside, Cheshire also has a great number of impressive stately homes and beautiful gardens that are open to the public. In addition, there are always lots of mini festivals and events taking place, as well as more permanent attractions like the National Waterways Museum, and world-famous zoo in Chester. There are also riverside walks in Chester, boat trips and Roman Ruins to explore accompanied by your dog. This variety makes Cheshire a wonderful county to visit, no matter whether you’re bringing the whole family, a special someone or just your dog! There are, however, some things to bear in mind when sourcing your perfect dog-friendly holiday cottage in Cheshire.
Firstly, the easiest way to find exactly what you’re looking for is certainly online. Gone are the days of scouring brochures for the nearest fit; now, you have search tools, allowing you to tailor a search to your specific needs. Which means finding the perfect dog-friendly cottage accommodation is just a few clicks away. It also means you have the ability to specify whether or not you want extras like a power shower, inclusive bicycles, or even a hot tub in the garden. So, whatever your idea of cottage perfection is, you should have little problem sourcing it in Cheshire using Country Cottages Online.