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The most popular places for dog friendly cottages are below

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Types of Self Catering Cottages for Dogs

Search over 250 of the UK's best pet friendly cottages to rent. All the pet's welcome accommodation is handpicked to bring you the finest self-catering houses for dogs and owners to enjoy.

Perfect holiday stays with their private hot tubs. These luxurious holidays are made for relaxing.

Safe and secure dog-friendly properties ensure your best friend doesn’t lose their way in new surroundings.

Set tails wagging by booking properties near golden sand your four-legged friends will love.

More than one dog doesn’t change things. Multi pets allow the whole pack to enjoy dog-friendly cottages.

Romantic Cottage

Romantic getaways. Cosy pet properties with log burners, open fire and sometimes a hot tub.


Properties perfect for children, stunning scenery or near dog-friendly beaches the whole family can enjoy.


Rural dog-friendly cottages away from the hustle and bustle, get lost in the woodlands, lakes and rivers.

National Parks

If you love walking, cycling, or just the brisk fresh air of the countryside, a National Park property could be your dream break

Swimming Pool

Onsite swimming pools, enjoy a relaxing swim on your family holiday.

Ground Floor

Ground-floor accommodation with no stairs to climb, everything you need is on one floor.

Popular UK Dog Friendly Holidays

These brilliant dog-friendly cottages to rent will generally consist of lovely family farm cottages that feel like a home from home. These paw-tastic retreats give complete relaxation with a touch of luxuriousness. Nearly every property we feature is a popular rental kept to an extremely high standard. Below is a selection of the top dog-friendly holiday cottages we recommend.

Coniston, Lake District

A charming and characterful 5-star  holiday cottage set in the Atkinson Grounds Estate, this lovingly furnished home perfectly balances the appeal of traditional design with the ease of modern comforts. Enjoy walks around Coniston Water and the idyllic scenery of the Lakes.

Lower Slaughter, Cotswolds

Situated amongst the picturesque landscape of the Cotswolds, this lovely getaway lies right on the riverside, with gorgeous views of traditional villages to be seen right outside the door. With plenty of walks to be enjoyed, this is the perfect spot to holiday with your four-legged friend.

Wedmore, Somerset

A beautifully restored barn conversion with an inviting and homely living space, this charming cottage lies just two miles from the village of Wedmore and its various independent shops and eateries.

Launceston, Cornwall

With its private country garden teeming with flowers and wildlife, this gorgeous barn conversion is the perfect way to enjoy a Cornwall holiday. Take a stroll with your canine companion to the many local villages, find a collection of shops and pubs, and enjoy rural England’s peace.

Uig, Isle of Skye

This traditional cottage on the peaceful Isle of Skye has been modernised whilst retaining its idyllic charm. Featuring glorious views of the surrounding hills and fields, this is a great holiday rental to escape from the city; you can even catch a ferry to the beautiful Outer Hebrides.

Harrogate District, North Yorkshire

This homely three-bedroom dog-friendly property is the quintessential rural escape for families and couples alike. A stunning converted stable located on a working farm, with a shared outdoor space offering picturebook views of the rural landscape. A TV, internet access, bed linens, and towels are included.

Leinthall Earls, Herefordshire

This detached timber-framed holiday cottage offers delightful rural views and a welcoming living space. A great holiday destination for walkers, with easy access to countless footpaths stretching into Herefordshire, Shropshire and the Welsh Mountains.

Bridport, Dorset

This beautiful thatched cottage is ideal for a small family with three bedrooms and one bathroom. Facilities include a games room with table tennis and an outdoor trampoline. The Jurassic Coast is within walking distance, whilst Weymouth is a short drive.

Top Destinations & Areas

The most popular dog-friendly places to stay in the UK are below.

Some of the best dogs-allowed cottages are found across the Scottish islands, border, coast and inland near Loch Lomond. Check out dog-friendly holidays in the locations below, perfect for your four-legged friends:

Arguably the top place to book dog friendly holiday cottages in the UK, the Lakes have something for everyone, including pets. See a collection of the best places to stay with dogs below:

Known as God’s country, choose from the Moors and Dales to the fantastic beaches. The dog friendly accommodation we feature has stunning gardens and plenty of local walks:

Your four-legged friend will love the Welsh valleys. It’s a country with plenty to do for the whole family, including dog-friendly beaches and long walks with sea views. Dog-friendly cottages are everywhere, from Pembrokeshire and Snowdonia to North Wales.

Famous for the Jurrasic coast, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and now pet-friendly holidays. Choosing which property to stay in with your canine companion will be tough, with so many dog-friendly cottages to rent.

Explore the seven areas with your canine companion, each packed with famous dog-friendly attractions, things to do and dog-friendly properties. This county town is a popular UK holiday hot spot for dogs.

Rich in history, days out and the famous coastline, booking pet cottages here will be a good choice for families and groups. It also has many beautiful places and dog-friendly pubs you can visit.

Alternative Accommodation for Pets

Here find a selection of unusual holidays for dogs. These dog-friendly getaways are growing in interest year after year.

Scandinavian styles lodges and log cabins make you feel like you could be anywhere, usually rural, secluded and private. These chalets are perfect dog-friendly retreats.

Glamping, Shepherds Huts and Yurts are now the craze for UK holidaymakers. Small, intimate and usually cheap, these make for a beautiful dog-friendly holiday for couples or small families.

Caravanning is a British classic for those who love a lively location. More parks than ever now welcome pets. Here we list some of the best destinations that include entertainment and amenities.

Holiday Inspiration

Are you still struggling? Check out our holiday ideas and information on our inspiration page. Here we list all the dog friendly short breaks you can choose from around the UK. 

Search Cheap Pet Friendly Properties

Everyone loves a bargain! And who can blame us? Travelling abroad is often expensive, especially for large groups. With special offers on so many dog-friendly cottages, we have found that perfect balance ensuring the properties not only offer the relaxing experience so many people crave, but they love our furry friends as much as us.


Last Minute Cottages

Find a Deal

If you book a trip, there is no longer any reason to leave them behind. These luxury dog cottages provide idyllic weekend getaways wherever you want to go.

Pack a Bag

As long as you have Fido, that is all you need! UK holiday homes provide everything you need for a well-equipped stay. Find a holiday destination within 1 hours drive.

Hit the Road

The cottages are scattered everywhere, from rural locations to beachfront properties. Take your pick and travel as far or as less as you like!

Rentals Booking Tips

Various types of pet-friendly cottages allow dogs, and the information on our site stretches across the UK from the Scottish Highlands to the coast of North Wales. Every property has been carefully handpicked to provide the ultimate family or couples escape. Not to mention some terrific discounted offers.
Pet friendly rentals serve true relaxation with all the facilities needed for a memorable stay. Remember to search for the pets that go free, as loads offer this.

They Love Weekends Away Too!

Could you imagine being left at home whilst everyone goes on holiday? I don’t know about you, but that doesn’t sit well with us. Having to be left with a relative or put into kennels until your return is hardly the most exciting option for them.

Pet owners can now book cottage holidays that cater for not only the family but also the pooch. These properties now have all the amenities for a perfect self-catering holiday. You can take long dog walks through the forests, travel to the beach, or visit attractions like The Cotswold Wildlife Park or Buckinghamshire Railway Centre.

Whether it’s a short weekend, countryside holiday or even a coastal getaway, this range of pet friendly holiday cottages continues to deliver as we provide those perfect doggie escapes!

Some of the more popular attractions include Windermere Cruises which allows well-behaved pups on board, even providing them with their travel ticket. The Milky Way down on the South West coast is also a quality destination for families staying in these charming cottages for dogs.

Designed for all ages, this terrific attraction welcomes our four legged friends in most areas of the park; as long as they are on leads, they can enjoy the fun just as much as the kids!

What to consider when travelling with pets and dogs

Much of the UK is a great place to travel with your pets, however, some pet-friendly accommodations seem more popular than others.  Some of the most visited places in England, Scotland & Wales include The Dales & Moors and the Lake District. 

Each of these is brilliant because they offer unique, dog-friendly beaches in the South to the breathtaking landscapes of Northern England. When looking, remember a few key points so that you all have a tail-wagging time:

  • Car Journeys – Whether it’s travelling a short drive or 8 hours to your cottage, be sure to check that your pup is comfortable, has good space to move and is regularly hydrated. Stop and allow them to go to the toilet and stretch their legs for longer journeys.
  • Attractions – Before you book, look at some of the attractions around the area for days out that accept pups. You don’t want to be bored and stuck in your cottage, so it is always a good idea to plan ahead.
  • Pubs and Restaurants – If you are going to leave your pets in the cottage (check first, in some properties, they are not allowed to be alone) whilst you go for dinner, make sure they are not stressed as new surroundings might be difficult for them to adjust to. However, many holiday cottages that allow dogs often have a list of dog friendly pubs and local places to dine where you can all go and be welcome.
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