Dog Friendly Holiday Cottages

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Searching for a pet-friendly holiday in the UK where your pet pooch will be made to feel as welcome to stay as you? Country Cottages Online features a great choice of holiday house lettings where it's appreciated that pets are important members of the family and very welcome.  Book one of these dog-friendly holiday cottages and get your four-legged friend's tail wagging in no time at all.

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When it comes to pet-friendly breaks, England is a popular choice.  Whether you want to enjoy walks with your four-legged friend in the English Cotswolds or enjoy playing fetch along the beach on a dog-friendly beach in Cornwall, Dorset or Devon, from the North of England to the South of England, there are so many superb places to discover and explore with your pet pooch.

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Known for its hills and valleys, Wales with its unspoilt scenery and wide open spaces is a great place to holiday with your pooch.  From dog-friendly beaches in the Pembrokeshire National Park, to pooch-friendly paths through the countryside of the Brecon Beacons and Snowdonia, Wales has a great range of options for breaks with your hound.

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With forests, glens, lochs and a friendly welcome, Scotland is a superb country to discover with your pet pooch.  Discover pet-friendly cafes, wide open spaces and great doggy walks to enjoy with your four-legged friends.  From the beaches of Aberdeenshire to the hills of the Highlands and Cairngorms, to the glistening waters of Loch Lomond, Scotland is a superb place to discover with your pet.

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Renowned for its greenery, and warm welcome, the Emerald Isle can be wonderful to explore with your pooch.  Eu pet passports can be essential for holidaying in Ireland from elsewhere in the UK, so remember to check the rules before booking a break to Ireland with your pooch, if you are travelling from elsewhere in the UK.

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Remember that for popular areas like Cornwall and the West Country, pooch-friendly rentals can get booked up quickly so early booking is advisable.




Dog-Friendly Holiday Cottage Ideas

A canine-friendly UK break is very popular with dog owners. Dog owners hate the idea of leaving pets behind or at kennels.    Ideally, most doggie 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. Book a property with a garden big enough so you can enjoy playing fetch with your pooch.   Lots of couples own a dog and need just a one bedroom pets welcome holiday let with its own garden.  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 outdoor kennel where the dog may be left for a short time, perhaps whilst holiday-makers go out for a meal or the theatre.
Lots of people head for the coast with their dogs and look for pet-friendly seaside cottages with a garden, so that people can safely leave their dogs outdoors when not on the beach.
There are lots of different types of dog-friendly accommodation, from pet friendly lodges to dogs welcome rural retreats and even pet-friendly large country houses.  Some properties allow pets in all parts of the property whereas others may only allow man’s best friend downstairs or in certain rooms.

Benefits of Travelling and Holidaying with Dogs

When you take your doggie with you for a break to a dog friendly holiday home, you don’t miss them and they don’t pine for you whilst you are away.  Instead, you can all enjoy a break altogether.
Dogs by and large are used to travelling with you in your car and can be taken on holiday really quite easily.  There are lots of pet friendly cottages to rent, some even have swimming pools, hot tubs, saunas and tennis courts. Sizes vary from one bedroom cottages for couples, 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.
Save on kennel fees!  Nowadays not only can booking a stay for your dog in kennels be inconvenient, but it can also work out quite pricey, save by taking your pooch away for a much deserved break.
It's not only dogs that need a holiday, if you have a horse you may want to take your animal away with you and by arrangement it's possible at some holiday properties.

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Wherever you choose to holiday in the UK and whatever type of holiday accommodation you opt to rent, whether a log cabin, a barn conversion or a large country house, we hope you find the perfect rental for you and your pooch.

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