Dog Friendly Holiday Cottages

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Searching for a pet-friendly holiday in the UK to rent where your dog will be given a warm welcome? From top areas like Cornwall, Devon and the Lake District in England, to the Highlands of Scotland, and Pembrokeshire in Wales, Country Cottages Online features a great choice of holiday house lettings where it's appreciated that pets are important family members.  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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Why Book a Dog-Friendly Holiday Cottage?

When it comes to planning a self-catering break in Britain, for holidaymakers with pets, most want to take their dog with them.  Savings can be made on kennel fees when you take your pet away but it’s about way more than that.  The Brits adore their pets and many would simply miss their dogs way too much if they were to go away without them.  Book one of these dog-friendly holiday cottages and get your four-legged friend's tail wagging in no time at all when they get to enjoy a break too!



Best UK Destinations for Breaks with Dogs

Discover England with your Pooch

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, Devon or Norfolk, explore the English Lake District or discover delights from the North of England such as Yorkshire, there are so many superb places to discover and explore with your pet pooch.

Dog-friendly cottages in England


Doggy-Friendly Wales

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.

Pet and dog-friendly cottages in Wales


Pet-Friendly Breaks in Scotland

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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Dogs Friendly Places in Ireland

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.

Dogs welcome holiday cottages in Ireland

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



Top 10 Pet-Friendly Holiday Destinations in the UK

Which part of the UK do you want to discover on a dogs welcome break?  Choose from 10 of the UK's best areas for pets welcome holidays.

1. Dog-friendly cottages in Cornwall

2. Pet-friendly cottages in the Cotswolds

3. Dog-friendly cottages in Devon

4. Pet-friendly rentals in Dorset

5. Dog-friendly cottages Lake District

6. Dog-friendly cottages in Norfolk

7. Pet-Friendly Holidays in Northumberland

8. Dog-Friendly Holidays in the Peak District

9. Pet-friendly cottages in Somerset

10. Dog and pet-friendly cottages in Yorkshire


Popular Dog-Friendly Holiday Ideas

Our collection of pet friendly cottages and holidays is ideal for those looking to enjoy a self-catering break with dogs.  From pets welcome holiday rentals with pools to cottages with hot tubs and from luxury rentals to holiday homes where dogs stay for free and multiple pet pooches are welcome, find the best pets welcome holiday cottage for you.


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Book the Best Type of Dog-Friendly Cottage for you

Choices when it comes to pet-friendly self-catering holiday rentals include dog-friendly cottages, pet-friendly log cabins, dog-friendly barns, pets welcome glamping accommodation and dogs welcome country houses.    

A canine-friendly UK break is very popular with dog owners. Dog owners hate the idea of leaving pets behind in kennels or with a pet sitter.    Ideally, most doggie owners prefer to rent a pet friendly cottage with a secure enclosed garden so that their furry friend can enjoy running and playing off the leash, 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, and some even provide dog bowls and toys.   Some will even have doggy shower areas where you can clean up your pup's muddy paws after long walks. For ideas and inspiration on things to do on your UK break with your pet pooch, see our pet-friendly travel guide on how to have a happy holiday with your dog.

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 and award winning holiday homes.  Another popular choice is dog friendly cottages with hot tubs.  Some properties allow pets in all parts of the property whereas others may only allow man’s best friend downstairs or in certain rooms.

We hope you find the perfect rental for you and your pooch.

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