Remote rural retreats where dogs are welcome

Rural cottage holidays are best with a dog or two in tow. Dogs like to be in the countryside, to pad over soft ground, grass or even a sandy beach. Dog owners also like to take their pet for a country break around the 5th of November when fireworks displays near their homes may cause distress. Some of the best places to get far away from noise, crowds and hustle and bustle are our national parks. Certain national parks have fewer inhabitants than others; Dartmoor,  Exmoor, the New Forest and the Norfolk Broads are more highly populated than the Yorkshire Dales or Yorkshire Moors. There is the journey distance to any holiday accommodation to consider. If your dog does not travel very well in a car then it may be less stressful for the animal to book a holiday cottage nearer home. Wales and Scotland have many remote areas, which are more accessible to dog owners in the Midlands and the north of the UK.

away from it all remote cottage breaks with dogsSmall towns and villages on the coast can be fairly quiet out of season and dogs are usually permitted on the beaches in the winter. A walk along a sandy beach can be invigorating and very enjoyable on a good clear winter's day when the sky is blue. Rent a cottage on the outskirts of a town or village or in a country location close to the coast and you could find that you have a most pleasant and satisfying out of season break.

Another bonus of booking a self-catering cottage in low season is that the rental costs are at their lowest. Check that heating bills are included in the rental rate and that the cottage has full central heating and you can have some great days out and cosy nights in during your holiday. A certain number of holiday cottages have underfloor heating which is fantastic if you're a dog and not so bad for their barefooted owners either.

Most of us do not have to travel that far to find an attractive rural region  in that our towns and cities are often surrounded by green belt. Do browse or selection of dogs welcome cottages shown below and maybe there will be that special cottage in an unspoiled and unpolluted rural destination that appeals to you.
 

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Ellary Cottages, Lochgilphead, Argyll and Bute, Scotland

3 bedroom Cottage, West Coast Scotland - Mid Argyll.

A collection of high quality cottages, most of which are beautifully located right next to the sea, in secluded settings in gorgeous Argyll and Bute in Scotland.

Price range from £298 to £705 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Special Offer: from 25 February 2018 to 30 March 2018; from 01 April 2018 to 30 April 2018; from 01 July 2018 to 01 September 2018;

phone 01880 770232 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Kittitoe Lodge, Parracombe, Devon, England

2 bedroom Cottage with swimming pool, North Devon.

Secluded high quality 2 bedroom holiday lodge in Devon nestled by extensive woodlands with attractive garden plus excellent leisure facilities of indoor swimming pool and family size hot tub, for larger groups ask us about our large 5 bedroom house which can also be rented by separate arrangement.

Special features: free internet access, pool (on site), indoor hot tub.

Price range from £885 to £2220 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 8 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 26 February 2018 to 02 March 2018; from 06 March 2018 to 30 March 2018; from 06 April 2018 to 20 April 2018;

phone 01598 76 333 9 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Dons Barn, Lavenham, Suffolk, England

1 bedroom Cottage, East Anglia.

A special romantic hideaway for two found on the Grove Farm estate with orchard garden views and a wood-burning stove.

Special features: free internet access, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £418 to £709 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01787 211 115 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Cotswold Manor Vineyard, Exclusive Hot-Tub, Games/Event Barns, 70 acres of Parkland, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

4 bedroom Large Country House, The Cotswolds.

Superb 4 bedroom holiday house with excellent location on an Oxfordshire country estate, set in over half an acre of gardens close to the Cotswolds and half an hour's drive from Oxford, complete with a private warm bubbly hot tub and shared access to a Games Barn with a pool table, football table and table tennis, this is a fantastic cottage for family breaks or group holidays such as stag or hen parties.

Special features: free internet access, games room, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £2200 to £2700 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 11 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (6 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 26 February 2018 to 02 March 2018; from 04 March 2018 to 09 March 2018; from 12 March 2018 to 16 March 2018;

phone 01993 357404 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Sunridge TreeHouse, Yealmpton, Devon, England

3 bedroom Holiday Treehouse, West Country.

Luxurious Devon holiday treehouse with superb woodland and lake views and a superb modern interior, complete with luxury hot tub, elevated deck and private fishing lake, new and available from April 2015.

Special features: free internet access, games room, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £1595 to £2295 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (6 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Special Offer: from 25 February 2018 to 28 February 2018; from 11 March 2018 to 16 March 2018;
Late availability: from 25 February 2018 to 25 February 2018;

phone 01752 216645 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Rower Fort, Honiton, Devon, England

8 bedroom Castle, West Country.

Unique Devonshire fairytale tower house with 8 bedrooms, with a location within 12 acres of gardens and grounds, a hot tub and indoor heated swimming pool, this is a very special place to stay.

Special features: free internet access, pool (In separate barn conversion within grounds. ), outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £3995 to £5250 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 16 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 02 April 2018 to 13 April 2018; from 16 April 2018 to 20 April 2018; from 07 May 2018 to 11 May 2018;

phone 07879 635198 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Four Ashes (Stunning Water Views), Cosheston, Pembrokeshire, Wales

8 bedroom Large Country House , West Wales.

Very special holiday home with a waterside setting, set amongst 4 acres of beautiful gardens with fabulous waterside views, indoor swimming pool and tennis court, there is even a private beach and quay for boating enthusiasts, this is a unique and very special place to stay and is located within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.

Special features: free internet access, pool (A unique feature of our indoor saltwater pool is the infinity edge which overlooks the waterway and gives the impression of an endless swimming pool.), tennis court, games room, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £1500 to £4750 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 16 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 7
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 26 February 2018 to 09 March 2018; from 12 March 2018 to 16 March 2018; from 19 March 2018 to 23 March 2018;

phone 07967 048255 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Cotswold Manor Cottage, Exclusive Hot-Tub, Games/Event Barns, 70 acres of Parkland, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

5 bedroom Holiday Cottage, The Cotswolds.

Looking to enjoy a relaxing luxurious cottage holiday with a group of friends or family by the Cotswolds? if so a stay in this 5 bedroom high quality holiday house with its warm bubbly outdoor hot tub and shared games barn could be perfect, oh and pets are welcome too!.

Special features: free internet access, games room, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £4000 to £7200 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 14 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: Yes (6 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 26 February 2018 to 02 March 2018; from 04 March 2018 to 08 March 2018; from 12 March 2018 to 16 March 2018;

phone 01993 357404 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Durstone Cottages, Hereford, Herefordshire, England

9 bedroom Cottage Complex, Heart of England.

Collection of five rural holiday cottages with a shared games room located in the unspoilt Herefordshire countryside.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £1799 to £3500 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 22 people in 9 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes (4 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 26 February 2018 to 02 March 2018; from 04 March 2018 to 09 March 2018; from 11 March 2018 to 15 March 2018;

phone 01885400221 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Scridain View, Isle of Mull, Western Isles, Scotland

3 bedroom Holiday Bungalow, the Hebrides.

Charming 3 bedroom holiday bungalow located near the coast on the Isle of Mull.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £354 to £808 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 26 February 2018 to 16 March 2018; from 22 June 2018 to 27 July 2018; from 03 August 2018 to 24 August 2018;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Stable Cottage, Aberdyfi, Gwynedd, Wales

2 bedroom Cottage, Coastal Snowdonia in North Wales.

Nestled next to trees within the greenery of the Llanfendigaid Country Estate is this family-friendly and dog-friendly Grade II listed characterful holiday home, situated close to splendid countryside yet also very near to the Snowdonia coast, what's more this property benefits from shared access to a heated indoor swimming pool.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Shared access to a heated indoor swimming pool on the country estate.).

Price range from £499 to £937 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 26 February 2018 to 02 March 2018; from 05 March 2018 to 09 March 2018; from 16 March 2018 to 24 March 2018;

phone 07463441455 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Acorn Retreat, at Oakmead House, edge of Exmoor, Brayford, Devon, England

1 bedroom Cottage, South West.

Acorn Retreat is a high quality rural holiday cottage set in lush grounds with extensive gardens, lakes and ponds close to Exmoor National Park, perfect for relaxing.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £385 to £595 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 26 February 2018 to 02 March 2018; from 05 March 2018 to 10 March 2018; from 27 April 2018 to 05 May 2018;

phone 01598 710107 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Glen Prosen Cottage, Blairgowrie, Perthshire, Scotland

1 bedroom Barn Conversion, Perthshire.

Spacious and stylish, this one bedroom holiday cottage features a large romantic double bedroom (can be made up as a twin on request) and an ensuite shower room.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £173 to £628 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (4 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 26 February 2018 to 16 March 2018; from 23 March 2018 to 29 March 2018; from 01 April 2018 to 04 May 2018;

phone 01575 530474 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Stables, Little Cowarne, Herefordshire, England

3 bedroom Farmstay Cottage, Heart of England.

Come for a relaxing rural retreat break at the Stables, a beautiful three bedroom barn conversion, part of a small collection of holiday cottages in the heart of the Herefordshire countryside, just 20 minutes' drive from Ludlow and 30 minute's drive from Worcester.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £440 to £2200 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 26 February 2018 to 23 March 2018; from 25 March 2018 to 30 March 2018; from 04 April 2018 to 09 April 2018;

phone 01885400221 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Barlings Barn, Llanbrynmair, Powys, Wales

12 bedroom Cottage, Mid Wales.

Close to Snowdonia National Park and set in peaceful countryside with enviable views over a paddock and woodland, this large holiday haven sleeps up to 28 adults, with exclusive use of a heated indoor swimming pool, squash court, sauna, table tennis and pool table.

Special features: free internet access, pool (The gorgeously warm Heated Indoor Swimming Pool is six paces from the Barn door. You just have to cross the covered verandah from your accommodation to reach the pool, sauna and squash court.), games room.

Price range from £4250 to £4950 per week
Sleeps from 24 to 28 people in 12 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 11
Pet Friendly: Yes (4 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 26 February 2018 to 02 March 2018; from 04 March 2018 to 09 March 2018; from 12 March 2018 to 16 March 2018;

phone 01650 521 479 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Weathervane Cottage at Twistgates Farm Cottages, Honiton, Devon, England

3 bedroom Cottage, East Devon.

Three bedroom character cottage, both family-friendly and pet-friendly, with own garden in a peaceful location by the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with the Jurassic coast just a short drive away.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £350 to £975 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 5 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 26 February 2018 to 24 March 2018; from 31 March 2018 to 26 May 2018; from 23 June 2018 to 28 July 2018;


Special Offer: from 03 March 2018 to 10 March 2018; from 10 March 2018 to 17 March 2018; from 17 March 2018 to 24 March 2018;

phone 01404 861173 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Cotswold Manor Byre, Exclusive Hot-Tub, Games/Event Barns, 70 acres of Parkland, Bampton, Oxfordshire, England

6 bedroom Barn Conversion, The Cotswolds.

Luxurious sleeps 18 barn conversion with inviting outdoor hot tub and access to a games barn, ideal for big groups and dog-friendly, situated around 6 miles from the Cotswolds and 19 miles from Oxford.

Special features: free internet access, games room, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £4000 to £4800 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 18 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 7
Pet Friendly: Yes (6 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 26 February 2018 to 02 March 2018; from 04 March 2018 to 09 March 2018; from 12 March 2018 to 16 March 2018;

phone 01993 357404 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Trinity Cottage at Oxford Country Cottages, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

1 bedroom Barn Conversion, Shakespeare Country.

Escape for a romantic break or small family holiday to this luxurious stylish barn conversion, set in unspoilt rural Oxfordshire, yet just 5 miles from the historic city of Oxford, with a warm bubbly hot tub within the development, making this a great place to relax and unwind.

Special features: free internet access, games room, outdoor hot tub, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £550 to £550 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 3 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 26 February 2018 to 16 March 2018; from 04 May 2018 to 20 May 2018; from 27 May 2018 to 02 June 2018;

phone 07703319102 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Somers Hiscott, Yarnscombe, Devon, England

6 bedroom Large Country House, Devon.

This stunning high quality 6 bedroom country house features a beautiful interior and a tranquil setting with private gardens and is close to Barnstaple and just 11 miles from Westward Ho! beach and is ideal for large groups of friends or family looking to stay in style and comfort.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £950 to £2795 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 12 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 26 February 2018 to 02 March 2018; from 05 March 2018 to 23 March 2018; from 30 March 2018 to 13 April 2018;

phone 01271858874 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Molly's Pet-friendly Seaside Cottage. Free Wi Fi., Beara, Cork, Ireland

2 bedroom Farmstay, South Ireland.

Beautiful 2 bedroom dog-friendly stone-built cottage in a stunning location in rural Cork on a shorefront working farm, just 150 yards from Pallas Pier, a short walk from two quiet sandy beaches and conveniently close to the Caha Mountains and the Ring of Beara.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £220 to £460 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 26 February 2018 to 21 March 2018; from 31 March 2018 to 05 May 2018; from 13 May 2018 to 19 May 2018;

phone 353-(0)27-74436 and also 001-973-335-6478 emailClick here to email owner more info >