Pet-Friendly Holiday Ideas

Pet holiday ideasPlanning a break with your dog?  Get ideas and inspiration for your best pooch-friendly holiday yet on Country Cottages Online.  Whether you want to find out about the best places to visit with man’s best friend or want to discover what type of property it’s best to book, here at Country Cottages Online, we’re here to help guide you with ideas and inspiration on the best pet-friendly places to holiday in the UK and Ireland.


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Pet-Friendly Holiday Destinations by Country

Whether you are a proud owner of a labrador, an alsatian or a poodle, find ideas and inspiration on what the different part of the UK offer for breaks with dogs.

England’s doggy-friendly holiday destinations

Dog-friendly holiday ideas for Wales

Scotland pooch-friendly holiday ideas


Whichever part of the UK you choose to visit with your pooch, for residents in England, Wales and Scotland, travelling between these different countries is pretty straightforward.   Just pack all the essentials like dog treats, dog blanket, water bowl and whatever else your pooch might need and off you go.  Travelling and holidaying in Ireland is a little more complicated as EU pet passports are required when entering Ireland from elsewhere in the UK, so it’s essential to check the rules before booking a break to Ireland with your pet dog.

Top choices for UK pet-friendly breaks include the Highlands of Scotland, Yorkshire, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and the Lake District in England, and Pembrokeshire and Snowdonia in Wales.  


Dog-Friendly Holidays by Type of Property

Thinking of booking a certain type of dog-friendly holiday accommodation?

From cabins to barn conversions, lodges and rural retreats, read our guide to types of dog-friendly holiday rentals available to book for UK holidays.


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What makes for the Best Doggy Friendly Break

Maybe you are thinking of escaping to the countryside to stay in a secluded cottage with your pooch where you can enjoy walkies along country paths with your pet.  Or maybe you have in mind renting a seaside dogs welcome cottage where you can enjoy discovering the UK's best pet-friendly beaches with your hound where you can breathe in fresh coastal air.

Ultimately when it comes to having a truly happy break with your pet pooch, the best choice depends on what appeals to you and your dog.  Read our packing tips for travelling with your dog to make sure you have the best of times.

If you love the idea of spending lots of time exploring the great outdoors, then a rural retreat break in a secluded cottage or a remote retreat could be the perfect choice, whereas if you are the kind of person who prefers to be by the seaside then a coastal cottage could make perfect sense.  Or maybe you want to rent holiday accommodation where there are no extra charges for bringing dogs, if so see dogs go free accommodation.

Similarly if you enjoy being pampered on holiday then renting a holiday home with a hot tub or swimming pool could be the perfect choice.  Universally popular with most dog owners is ensuring that your chosen property has an enclosed garden so you can enjoy some time alfresco relaxing outdoors, and so your pooch can too.
Remember to pack all your dog’s essentials and some comforters too to ensure a stress free and happy getaway with your pooch.

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