Dog Friendly Cottages in Skipton: 12 Luxury Holiday Lets

Handpicked Cottages to Rent

With its castle, glorious countryside, fascinating history, quirky shops and weekly market, is it any wonder that the best dog friendly cottages in Skipton are a popular choice with families and couples wanting a mini-break or longer stay in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. 


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A beautiful first-floor apartment, built into part of a converted chapel, this 2 bedroom property features a cosy patio area and spacious, open-plan living space. Perfect for families, dog walkers and cyclists looking to enjoy the nearby Yorkshire Dales National Park.


This sprawling farmhouse set into rolling hills features a modernised interior including 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a giant garden with a luxurious hot tub. Perfect for family celebrations and large get-togethers, with scenic walks straight from the door.


An elegant property with timeless furnishings, this is a perfect couple’s getaway to relax in comfort and style. With lakes and luscious countryside views right outside the door, the choice between relaxing in nature or beside the warmth of the fire is yours.


A tranquil traditional farmhouse with a bright and open floor plan, this picturesque one-bedroom cottage is nestled deep into the North Yorkshire countryside. This is a beautiful space for a cosy retreat with bespoke fittings and a subtle twist of modernised furnishing.


A sleek and sophisticated Skipton barn conversion situated on the grounds of an idyllic farm, there’s plenty of space for a couple and their dogs to enjoy the open patio area and beautiful green lawns. With tracks and trails only a few feet away, this is a great escape from modern life.


With a roaring wood -fire situated right next to your luscious king-size bed, it’ll be hard to tear yourself out of this wholesome countryside retreat. But for those that do, they’ll enjoy a private hot tub with stunning views of the rolling green Yorkshire Dales.

Barrowford, Near Skipton

A bright and roomy cottage directly at the foot of Pendle Hill, the forests and the dales are only a few steps away from this charming and stylish Skipton property. With 2 bedrooms and a cosy private patio, this is the perfect escape for both small families and couples.


Isolated in a pocket of outstanding natural scenery, this modernised cottage is situated on a sprawling 200-acre farm. Featuring a beautiful vista of the Yorkshire Dales that can be enjoyed from the comfort of a private hot tub, this is the perfect spot to relax and unwind.

Pateley Bridge, Near Skipton

A beautiful traditional cottage with fresh and modern furnishings, this quaint little getaway is the perfect base to explore the nearby scenic towns of Pateley Bridge and Harrowgate. With 2 bedrooms and bathrooms, and space for 2 dogs, country walks and cosy evenings await.

Harrogate, Near Skipton

Incredibly spacious and bright, this luxurious Skipton barn conversion is an eco-friendly escape with ground-source heating and solar-powered fittings. Exposed timber beams bring out the traditional beauty of this property, with picturesque views waiting just outside the windows.

Appletreewick, Near Skipton

A beautiful traditional farmhouse with a double bedroom, a single and one family bathroom. Facilities include an electric effect fire, TV in the lounge, and an enclosed shared garden. Skipton Woods is eight miles, which is full of great walks or head to Ilkley Moor, which is 12 and a half miles and brilliant for a day out with the kids.

Skipton, Yorkshire Dales

A fabulous property with lot’s of original features. It has two bedrooms and two bathrooms and facilities include an enclosed patio area with a Chiminea, table and chairs and a barbecue. The Yorkshire Dales are nearby and brilliant for a day out or head into the historic city of Leeds.

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The Best Pet Friendly Holiday Cottages in Skipton

With that in mind, we have put together a list of the finest dog friendly accommodation in Skipton. From luxury pads to traditional homes in Skipton, choosing the perfect self catering Yorkshire cottages that accept pooches is a cinch. 

Yorkshire is heaven for dogs and not too shabby for their owners either, with stunning scenery, a rich history and a warm welcome whether you have two legs or four.

About Holidays In Skipton With Dogs

Located in a prime position and with something for everyone, Skipton is one of the most dog friendly towns in the UK. Less than an hour from the major West Yorkshire town of Leeds and surrounded by the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors it’s no surprise there are some fabulous walking opportunities in Skipton.

What may come as a surprise, though, are the amount of pooch welcoming eating places in the town, such as The Castle Inn, Cock and Bottle, The Wooly Sheep and The Narrowboat, where food, local ale and dog treats are all on offer.

Further afield from Skipton, why not explore Bronte Country with your faithful friend or visit Embsay Steam Railway, Head to Bolton Abbey or spend the day on the West coast at Morecombe Bay which is just an hour away.

Whatever way you choose to spend your days, you can rest assured you and your furry friend will return tired and happy to some of the best properties in the country.  

An ancient castle in this lovely market town

Dogs are allowed almost everywhere except the gift shop and restaurant, so you can explore this historic landmark at your leisure when enjoying top dog friendly holidays in Skipton

The 900-year-old castle is situated just at the top of the high street of this North Yorkshire town and you can snap some fantastic photos in the beautiful courtyard before entering one of the best-preserved medieval castles in the country. Meander around the banqueting hall, check out the dungeon and there is also a lovely picnic area on the grounds.

Kibble Bakery

There are plenty of attractions and dog friendly places to stay in Skipton, but this one is actually for dogs. This award-winning bakery located in the town serves delicious cakes, burgers and coffee for humans but what is really special is the doggy menu.

Dehydrated sausages, followed by doggy donuts, home-baked biscuits, even doggy tea or Pawsecco, all prepared fresh in their DEFRA approved kitchen. There are hooks for leads, drying towels and doggy mats for their comfort and even a shop where you can buy toys and equipment; you can even book a doggie birthday party. Now that will have Fido wagging his tail.

Skipton Castle Woods - A Yorkshire Dales walk

This lovely 2.5-mile walk is ideal for those staying at pet friendly cottages in Skipton; surrounding the castle, this beautiful woodland is bursting with wildlife and is the ideal place to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life with your pup.

Suitable for all abilities, the route can be accessed in a couple of places, either behind the castle or across from the car park at Water Street; there are a couple of trails leading either around the reservoir or up to the Saw Mill, both very pleasant. Fido will love sniffing for squirrels and you may even catch a glimpse of a deer.

Last Word

With tons of castles, traditional country inns and places to visit you will be spoilt for choice and Skipton is a great base to explore it all with Fido by your side.

Best of all, with some fantastic late deals and year-round availability, it won’t cost the earth to enjoy Skipton dog friendly cottages, so what are you waiting for? Check out our selection from one of the largest cottage providers and book your Skipton retreat today!  

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