100+ Best Dog Friendly Cottages in Yorkshire

Are you on the hunt for the best dog friendly cottages in Yorkshire? Yorkshire is a truly massive place, and the number of holiday homes in Yorkshire is increasing yearly. Many refer to it as ‘god’s own country thanks to its amazing views and deep heritage. 

Scenic view of Yorkshire countryside, perfect for dog-friendly holidays

Discover the best dog-friendly cottages in Yorkshire

Featured cottages

White Rose Cottage
Constable Burton, Yorkshire

Romantic cottage in Constable Burton. Well equipped kitchen. Open fire. Off road parking. Electric car charging. BBQ. Wifi. Garden. Leyburn 3.7 miles. Richmond 9.1 miles.

Chanting Hill Farmhouse
Castle Howard Estate, Yorkshire

Ideal family friendly accommodation located in Welburn. Set across two floors. Livestock in field. Day passes to Castle. Woodburning stoves. Private parking. Castle Howard 2 miles. Malton 5.6 miles.

Beau Repaire
Castle Howard, Yorkshire

Lovely stone cottage ideal for couples in Coneysthorpe. Open plan kitchen and diner. Lawned garden. BBQ. No children. Open fire. Parking. Welburn 3.6 miles. York 16.1 miles.

This comfortable hideaway is ideally situated to explore the picturesque seaside and market towns along the North Yorkshire coast. Enjoy a digital detox in this former chapel, which boasts a double bedroom, rainfall shower, fully equipped kitchen and cosy living area with a log burner.

Butterfly Cottage
Great Ayton

Nestled on Yorkshire’s heritage coastline, this lovely refurbished apartment has two kingsize bedrooms. In the heart of the village, this well-equipped holiday home is the ideal base for walkers, cyclists and dog owners wanting to explore the surrounding countryside.

Baileys Whin

This 4-star property boasts two bedrooms, one en-suite, a large open-plan kitchen living area and patio doors leading to south facing patio. There are heated kennels with an enclosed run and children’s play area.

The Hay Barn

The perfect combination of period charm and modern convenience, this luxurious converted barn is ideal for family or friends. Boasting four ensuite kingsize or twin bedrooms, a superb kitchen plus shared facilities including a spa, mini gym and games room.

Myton Cottage
Thornton Le Dale

There are two bedroom spaces here, with a double and a single. Shower room with a toilet, a kitchen, Wi-Fi across the property, and central electric heating. You will also receive a lovely welcome basket when arriving at the property. 

Gate Eel Farmhouse
Pateley Bridge, North Yorkshire

Stunning grade II listed house with five bedrooms and three bathrooms. There’s a lawned garden, BBQ and an open log fires to enjoy. Head into the quaint village of Dacre Banks, which is a short stroll.

Filly Homestead
North York Moors

This holiday property offers a double bedroom and a kingsize room, with underfloor heating across the property. The Garden is available, with patio furniture. There is a ground-floor living area with a TV and Wi-Fi across the property. 

Fortmayne Stables
Bedale, North Yorkshire

An impressive barn conversion with three bedrooms and two bathrooms and a wood burner. There is seating outdoors and an enclosed garden for dogs to roam. Leyburn is just 8 miles away and boasts village shops, pubs and cafes.

Double Cream Cottage
Osmotherley, North Yorkshire

Enjoy a king-size room and two twins, perfect for a family. There’s underfloor heating, bike storage and the pub on your doorstep. Take a stroll through the Cleveland Hills or visit quaint villages such as Great Broughton.

Grace View

Grace View Cottage
Stokesley, North Yorkshire

The double-aspect living space lets the countryside in. The contemporary kitchen has a built-in bar. Make your sundowners enjoy the plush outdoor patio with the hot tub’s warm bubbles. Less than one hour drive to the stunning landscapes of the North Yorkshire Dales.

Little Lady
Northallerton, North Yorkshire

Delightful holiday cottage with one bathroom and two king-size bedrooms. It boasts a large garden with a summerhouse, BBQ and private hot tub for hire. Bedale is just 6 miles away for a day out or enjoy a trip on the Wensleydale railway.

South Barn
Bedale, North Yorkshire

This large converted barn is great for a large family or group with four bedrooms and three bathrooms. It’s set on the owner’s farm with rail fenced gardens, a BBQ and a large patio. Head into the vibrant market town of Masham and enjoy some food whilst doing some shopping.

Popular Holiday Accommodation

Types of dog friendly cottages

Other self catering holiday homes

Cabins and Lodges

There’s a range of Yorkshire pet-friendly log cabins, lodges, and quirky holiday homes. These accommodations are designed with pets in mind, providing a unique and memorable holiday experience for you and your pet.

Top Places for Dog Friendly Holidays in Yorkshire

Yorkshire's top rated dog-friendly destinations

Here are some of the best ones:

Yorkshire Dales National Park

One of the country’s top beauty spots. Along with miles of walking routes, you can visit gardens, waterfalls, museums, parks, and steam valley railways with your dog in tow.

Robin Hood's Bay

This quirky little fishing village lying on the Cleveland Way walking trail offers a fantastic Yorkshire dog day out. Hunt for fossils on one of Yorkshire’s top dog friendly beaches or explore the little

Rural Yorkshire

Wild moors, valleys, and dales are an adventure playground for our furry pals.

Yorkshire Wolds

You and your four-legged companion will be impressed by the wide-open spaces, majestic views, and wildlife to be found in the Yorkshire Wolds.

Vibrant Market Towns

Local produce is a big thing in Yorkshire, and the best place to get some is by visiting the local market town. From Kirkbymoorside to Knaresborough with its splendid castle.

Stunning Coastline

Exceptionally dog-friendly, large seaside resorts like Scarborough sit beside traditional fishing villages and secluded coves along this lovely stretch of coastline.

North York Moors

Magical, rain or shine, the windswept moors boast stately homes, ancient abbeys, spectacular wildlife, and fantastic food. Endless miles of Yorkshire’s best dog walks!

If you’re searching for cottages in Yorkshire where your four-legged friend is as welcome as you are, you have tons of options available. However, with so many choices, it can take time to find the perfect one. Use our list to find clean and spacious dog-friendly cottages to rent in Yorkshire.


Commonly asked booking queries

Many self catering pet friendly cottages in Yorkshire offer quiet, safe, and secure surroundings with plenty of nearby walks. Look for properties with fully fenced gardens and consider locations away from busy tourist areas like York or Harrogate.

Yorkshire has several popular dog-friendly locations that offer a range of experiences. Rural areas such as the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors are great for walks, while coastal towns such as Whitby and Scarborough offer beaches and sea views. Avoid cities and choose quieter destinations like Filey, Robin Hood’s Bay, and Runswick Bay.

Yorkshire has hundreds of cottages located along the coast. Popular destinations for dog owners include Whitby, Scarborough, Robin Hood’s Bay, Filey, and Runswick Bay. These locations offer plenty of opportunities for walks along the beach, scenic coastal paths, and Yorkshire’s top pet-friendly pubs and cafes.

The Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors are popular choices, but some hidden gems are:

  • Swaledale – A picturesque dale in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, offering fantastic walking routes and plenty of pet-friendly country pubs.
  • Bridlington – A coastal town all about sand and waves with several beaches and rock pools, as well as the Bridlington Birds of Prey and Animal Park.
  • Masham – A charming market town in the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with plenty of accommodation and walks.
  • Hutton-le-Hole – A small village on the edge of the North York Moors National Park, with lovely countryside walks and a dog-friendly ale house.
  • Goathland – A pretty village in the heart of the North York Moors, with accommodation, walks, and the famous North Yorkshire Moors Railway.

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There are several 5-star holiday homes available in Yorkshire. Look for luxurious cottages or converted barns with high-quality furnishings, well-equipped kitchens, and spacious bedrooms. 5-star properties should also have additional amenities such as private hot tubs, outdoor seating areas, and access to leisure facilities.

While most places in Yorkshire are pet-friendly, here are a few areas that may have fewer options for pet-friendly rentals:

  • Leeds city centre – The busy city centre may have fewer options for pet-friendly accommodation.
  • Sheffield city centre – Similar to Leeds, Sheffield’s city centre may have fewer options for pet-friendly rentals.
  • York city centre – Although some pet-friendly options exist in York, the city’s historic centre can be busy and crowded, which may not be great for some pets.
  • Harrogate – This spa town in North Yorkshire may have fewer pet-friendly options due to its high-end accommodation options.

Here are 20 dog-friendly activities to enjoy in Yorkshire

  1. Walking the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
  2. Exploring the North York Moors National Park.
  3. Taking a stroll on Whitby Beach.
  4. Visiting the Robin Hood’s Bay.
  5. Going for a hike on the Cleveland Way National Trail.
  6. Enjoying a picnic at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden.
  7. Exploring the historic city of York.
  8. Discovering the ruins of Rievaulx Abbey.
  9. Taking a tour of the Castle Howard stately home and gardens.
  10. Visiting the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
  11. Exploring the Bronte Parsonage Museum in Haworth.
  12. Walking along the Scarborough seafront.
  13. Enjoying a meal at one of Yorkshire’s finest dog-friendly pubs like The Dog and Gun in Harrogate.
  14. Taking a trip on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.
  15. Visiting the Eden Camp Modern History Museum.
  16. Exploring the Peak District National Park.
  17. Enjoying a relaxing day at the Ilkley Lido.
  18. Taking a boat trip on the River Ouse.
  19. Visiting the National Railway Museum in York.
  20. Going for a walk along the Humber Bridge.

About Yorkshire Holidays with Dogs

Exploring dog-friendly regions in Yorkshire

If you’re a pet owner looking to escape to Yorkshire with your furry friend, you’re in luck. From the rugged landscapes of the Yorkshire Dales to the charming coastal towns of North Yorkshire, there’s no shortage of accommodation in this stunning region of the UK.

Affordable pooch-friendly breaks in South Yorkshire

South Yorkshire has many affordable cottages that provide all your comforts. These getaways are the perfect place for you and your pet to unwind after a day of exploring.

Exploring the North Yorkshire Coast with your pet

North Yorkshire is known for its spectacular coastline, and this area has many cottages to choose from, whether it be the famous seaside town of Scarborough to the ancient town of Whitby.

Discovering the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors with your furry friend

A paradise for dog owners who love to explore the great outdoors. You and your pet can have great adventures with numerous walking trails. Many cottages offer enclosed spaces where your pet can play freely. For more general information discover dog-friendly Yorkshire with our comprehensive guide.

Yorkshire's Top Pet-Friendly Attractions

Yorkshire’s pet-friendly attractions, such as castles, cities, and museums. The city of York, for example, offers many pet-friendly activities, including exploring York Minster, Clifford’s Tower, and the River Ouse.

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