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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Glenuaig Lodge on Glencarron Estate, Lochcarron, Strathcarron, Inverness, Highland, Scotland

5 bedroom Large Country House, West Coast.

For a unique self-catering holiday Glenuaig Lodge could be perfect, with an isolated setting in a tranquil Scottish valley, this is an ideal place to enjoy outdoor pursuits, get away from it all and enjoy some wildlife watching.

Price range from £790 to £1160 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 10 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 22 May 2018 to 15 June 2018; from 29 June 2018 to 26 July 2018; from 02 August 2018 to 03 August 2018;

phone +44 (0)20 8340 7421 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Cosy, Beautiful 5* Cottage in amazing rural location with Free WiFi, Games room, Hereford, Herefordshire, England

4 bedroom Rural Retreat, Heart of England.

5 star rated gold award winning luxury cottage with a traditonal yet modern feel set in rolling countryside with private enclosed gardens and amazing views over rural farmland yet just 15 minutes' drive from Hereford.

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

Price range from £900 to £2150 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Special Offer: from 21 May 2018 to 25 May 2018;
Late availability: from 21 May 2018 to 30 June 2018;

phone 078877 14973 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Eskmeals House, Lake District, Ravenglass, Cumbria, England

9 bedroom Cottage, Lake District.

A beautiful country holiday home, set within 7 acres of gardens close to Ravenglass in the Lake District National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £1250 to £1950 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 21 people in 9 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Special Offer: from 01 June 2018 to 03 June 2018;
Late availability: from 01 June 2018 to 03 June 2018;

phone 01229 717151 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Milk Wood Lodge 5 Star Log Cabin, Brithdir near Dolgellau, Gwynedd, Wales

2 bedroom High quality log cabin, North Wales.

Come for a high quality break in our cosy log cabin set within a small group of log cabins encircled by woodland and accessed by a private road.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £504 to £840 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 01 June 2018 to 25 June 2018; from 29 June 2018 to 06 August 2018; from 17 August 2018 to 27 August 2018;

phone 01341 450248 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Stable cottage, Portesham, Dorset, England

1 bedroom Rural Retreat, West Country.

Book a rural retreat break at this lovely Dorset romantic barn conversion, conveniently located on a working farm, close to idyllic countryside and the Jurassic Coast, this property is both dog-friendly and horse-friendly.

Price range from £325 to £450 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 22 May 2018 to 25 May 2018; from 29 May 2018 to 18 June 2018;

phone 01305 871780 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Stable Cottage @ Wardhall Gate, Gilcrux, Cumbria, England

1 bedroom Romantic Retreat, Cumbria.

Perfect for two, this idyllic romantic retreat with its countryside views, warming woodburner and location close to both the Lake District and Solway coast could be the ideal place for a couple's holiday.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £300 to £440 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 22 May 2018 to 25 May 2018; from 30 May 2018 to 31 May 2018; from 04 June 2018 to 06 June 2018;

phone 01697326395 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Stanton House, Stow on the Wold, Gloucestershire, England

6 bedroom Barn Conversion, Cotswolds.

Perfect for large groups or families looking to explore the beautiful Cotswolds, this stone-built holiday cottage is part of the Flagstone Farm development and has 6 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms as well as lovely views of the surrounding countryside.

Special features: free internet access, tennis court, games room.

Price range from £1290 to £2250 per week
Sleeps from 12 to 14 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 22 May 2018 to 25 May 2018; from 28 May 2018 to 01 June 2018; from 04 June 2018 to 08 June 2018;

phone 07852322605 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Old Coach House, Aldwark, Derbyshire, England

2 bedroom Stone-Built Barn Conversion, Peak District.

Searching for a family cottage in the Peak District National Park? This charming pet-friendly cottage is ideal for family holidays, enjoys an idyllic setting next to fields and should be a hit with the kids with a garden with swings and sandpit where the children can play.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £180 to £599 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 6 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 25 May 2018 to 26 May 2018; from 02 June 2018 to 03 June 2018; from 23 June 2018 to 07 July 2018;

phone 01629733114 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 22 May 2018 to 25 May 2018; from 03 June 2018 to 11 June 2018; from 15 June 2018 to 02 July 2018;

phone 01271858874 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Tamarack Lodge, Otterford, Somerset, England

3 bedroom Log Cabin, West Country.

High quality 3 bedroom log cabin situated on a farm close to the Blackdown Hills with gorgeous views of the Yarty Valley.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £650 to £1395 per week
Sleeps from 8 to 12 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (4 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 27 May 2018 to 08 June 2018; from 21 June 2018 to 29 June 2018; from 06 July 2018 to 07 July 2018;

phone 01823601270 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Cow Shed, Aberdyfi, Gwynedd, Wales

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, Coastal Snowdonia in North Wales.

Family-friendly and dog-friendly high quality 3 bedroom barn conversion with a stylish light and airy interior, fantastic countryside views and shared access to an indoor swimming pool plus an excellent location within coastal Snowdonia, go on why not treat yourself and stay somewhere special this year? .

Special features: free internet access, pool (Shared indoor swimming pool within grounds of estate.).

Price range from £892 to £1598 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 22 May 2018 to 26 May 2018; from 02 June 2018 to 03 June 2018; from 10 June 2018 to 13 June 2018;

phone 07463441455 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Ty Newydd, Trefriw, Conwy, Wales

3 bedroom Stone-Built Cottage, Conwy Valley.

Looking to stay somewhere special and memorable in Wales? This 3 bedroom cottage in Snowdonia with its lakeside setting, location within the national park and high quality stylish interior is a real wow factor holiday home.

Price range from £820 to £1520 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 22 May 2018 to 26 May 2018; from 02 June 2018 to 09 June 2018; from 30 June 2018 to 28 July 2018;

phone 01492564960 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)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 23 June 2018 to 21 July 2018; from 25 August 2018 to 08 September 2018; from 15 September 2018 to 12 October 2018;

phone 01404 861173 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Weiroch Lodge, Ballindalloch, Banffshire, Scotland

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, Speyside.

5 star rated mill conversion in Speyside with fabulous country views, a secluded setting next to forest and hills and close proximity to the Speyside Way and River Spey.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £676 to £1375 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 8 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 17 June 2018 to 24 June 2018; from 01 July 2018 to 08 July 2018; from 15 July 2018 to 22 July 2018;

phone 01807 500797 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 £3000 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 25 May 2018 to 30 May 2018;

phone 01885400221 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 22 May 2018 to 25 May 2018; from 27 May 2018 to 01 June 2018; from 03 June 2018 to 08 June 2018;

phone 01993 357404 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Lodge at Colmer, Modbury, Kingsbridge, Modbury, Devon, England

3 bedroom Stone Built Cottage on the Colmer Estate, South Hams.

A dog friendly, 5 star detached stone holiday cottage with indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis, gym, boules and croquet lawn - located on a private holiday estate in Devon, in an area of outstanding natural beauty with full access to 28 acres of private woodlands, meadows and a fishing lake.

Special features: free internet access, pool (On site), tennis court, games room.

Price range from £800 to £1800 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 22 May 2018 to 26 May 2018; from 02 June 2018 to 09 June 2018; from 23 June 2018 to 21 July 2018;

phone 07703 316281 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Cefn Y Waun - Cottage in the Woods, Velindre, Powys, Wales

2 bedroom Stone-Built Cottage, Brecon Beacons National Park.

With lovely country views and a setting by the Black Mountains amongst 200 acres of privately owned woodlands, this is a wonderful rural retreat and a well located hot tub to the front of the property makes this a fantastic place to relax.

Special features: outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £495 to £1250 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 31 May 2018 to 08 June 2018; from 15 June 2018 to 22 June 2018; from 13 July 2018 to 27 July 2018;

phone 07967 048255 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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 01 July 2018 to 01 September 2018;
Late availability: from 21 May 2018 to 01 July 2018;

phone 01880 770232 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Edward's Cottage at Downlands Farm, Priors Dean, Hampshire, England

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, The Hampshire Downs.

Beautiful pet-friendly 3 bedroom barn conversion with lush valley views and an idyllic setting within the South Downs National Park, just 20 miles from Winchester and within an hour's drive of the coast and West Wittering's award winning sandy beach.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £600 to £1000 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 8 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 22 May 2018 to 25 May 2018; from 28 May 2018 to 01 June 2018; from 03 June 2018 to 06 June 2018;

phone 01730827666 emailClick here to email owner more info >