Our Top Cottages with Enclosed Gardens That Welcome Dogs

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Thanks to the recent trend in providing more canine holidays, caring dog owners no longer have to leave their best friend behind when taking a long-deserved dog friendly holiday or short break.

Sharing the great outdoors together is something that comes naturally to both dog owners and their furry companions too, so it is hardly surprising that more and more properties are offering a dog-friendly holiday ideal for families and couples alike. 

Boasting up to 4 bedrooms and with the added benefit of an enclosed garden, there is a dog friendly cottage suitable for everyone.

One of the main features of these beautiful properties is that those with an enclosed garden are situated at the front or rear in full view from inside the house. Picnic tables and benches or the inclusion of other outdoor furniture make them ideal locations from which to keep an eye on man (or woman’s) best friends while relaxing with a drink or some tasty alfresco food. 

These dog friendly cottages with an enclosed garden are ideal for dogs both large and small thanks to sturdy fences and the inclusion of gates. Many of them are laid with lawns and also feature patio seating areas, making them the perfect spots for pooches and owners to relax in the garden in those warm summer evenings.

Dog-friendly cottages with enclosed garden in the UK

Paying particular attention to easy-clean surfaces and durable floors, along with plenty of outside space and spacious enclosed gardens, we have sought out the ideal UK based accommodation for fur ball’s and their human helpers. From Northern England and the Lake District to Wales and right down the country into Cornwall and the South, we take a look at some of the best dog-friendly cottages and enclosed garden.

Alongside every human comfort, these friendly cottages offer the space and practicality that will make a holiday with your pooch one to remember for all the right reasons.

  • Sleeps 2 Dogs
  • 10 Humans

Thanks to its not 4 bedrooms but 5 which are both spacious and luxurious with en suites , a well-equipped farmhouse-style kitchen and a stunning ground floor shower room, this accommodation near Bridlington in Yorkshire offers the ideal retreat for two pooches and their human friends looking for dog-friendly holidays. The cottage’s coastal location also makes it perfect for relaxing walks and countryside views, while the seaside towns of Filey, Scarborough and Flamborough are all only a short drive away.

The large enclosed garden and patio area provide the perfect environment for human al fresco dining at this cottage and the potential for hours of energetic doggie frolics.

  • Sleeps 1 Dog
  • 4 Humans

Stunning and panoramic views across the rugged Northumberland coastal countryside and the peaceful tranquility of a rural location come together at Brier Dene End Cottage. Not only is this property one of several cottages with enclosed outdoor space, it is also situated only a short walk from the local pub which fortunately also has a penchant for pooches.

Brier Dene End offers the prospect of cosy fireside evenings cuddled up by the authentic wood-burning stove, making it the ideal Northumbrian holiday cottage for fur ball’s and their owners during every season of the year.

  • Sleeps 1 Dog
  • 4 Humans

Holiday rentals in the lakes don’t come much friendlier than Meadow Cottage at Wigton. The inside of this beautiful authentic stone-built house provides every modern comfort and amenity including heated tiled floors throughout and a luxurious modern bathroom. Taking your self catering holiday to the next level will have you and your pooch as pleased as punch. The outdoor area, open fire, shared use of the adjoining field and the abundance of dog-friendly local pubs and restaurants within 5 miles, all work together to make this stunning property a real pooch’s paradise.

  • Sleeps 1 Dog
  • 2 Humans

If your four legged friend is happy for you and your other human to indulge in a romantic break or getaway in the Derbyshire countryside, whether that be a long weekend or for 7 nights, you might be more than happy to reward their consideration by taking them along with you. Swallows Nest in the heart of Matlock is the perfect spot for such a tryst and this compact and luxurious accommodation is located over the garage in an authentic Derbyshire stone cottage. There is also an enclosed patio and BBQ area outside and ample room for Fido to run around in while you attend to matters in hand.

  • Sleeps 2 Dogs
  • 7 Humans

Combining a rural setting with a convenient location, Little Bent in Bradnop offers two reception rooms with woodburner, a modern country-style kitchen and 3 bedrooms. Located on the Staffordshire and Derbyshire border, this detached property was once two cottages.

It features ample outdoor space within a privet boundary and up to two furry guests are allowed to stay with their human friends for free. Set within open fields and a working farm that offer outstanding natural beauty, Little Bent provides an idyllic setting for those wishing to spend some time away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

  • Sleeps 1 Dog
  • 2 Humans

The lovingly restored stone exterior of Apple Tree Cottage hides a stunning and tastefully created modern interior which has been created in sympathy with its period features. Beamed ceilings and soft neutral tones provide guests with a cosy and welcoming atmosphere.

The layout of the cottage has made maximum use of the available space with a more than ample 1 bedroom and an open-plan living/kitchen area. All-year occupation is facilitated via the under-floor heating, while there is space outside for al fresco dining with the security offered by the secure gardens.

  • Sleeps 1 Dog
  • 2 Adults

Dating back to the 1850s, this former mill worker’s home of 1 bedroom provides one pup and 2 human guests with everything needed for a luxurious self-catering holiday in Saffron Walden in Essex. Hiking starts the second you step out of the front door and the nearest hostelry suitable for pups is situated less than 1 mile away. 

The outside space is made up of a mix of patio and lawn. For cosy nights indoors there is a wood effect fire, TV, WiFi and comfy furnishings where man, woman and their best friend can spend even the coolest of nights in snug comfort. 

  • Sleeps 2 Dogs
  • 6 Humans

This typically Cornish Cottage offers 3 bedrooms and a huge farmhouse style kitchen. Located right on the banks of the Fowey River, within the grounds of the Lanwithan estate, the Farmhouse Cottage is also within 5 miles walking distance of Lostwithiel town. Accommodation is modern and well-equipped, including a walk-in shower and every appliance you might need to use during your stay there.

If you are looking for large, safe outdoor space, you won’t find a larger one as four legged friends and humans are welcome to use the estate’s own grounds. See more Cornish family holidays here.

  • Sleeps 1 Pooch
  • 6 Humans

Only a twenty-minute drive from the historic town of Plymouth, Pentire in Devon offers tastefully created modern accommodation for up to six humans and an accompanying dog. Thanks to its rural setting in the Devonshire countryside, peace and tranquility are assured and there is plenty of room for your pooch in the secure and private outdoor space. Luxurious touches include 2 bedrooms including en-suites and a stunning modern kitchen with a twin oven range cooker and a full complement of appliances. A nearby beach, BBQ facilities and miles of open fields offer everything a pooch and its pals are likely to need for those perfect short breaks or holidays.

  • Sleeps 1 four legged friend
  • 2 Humans

The aptly named 18th century Little Thatch at Beaminster in Dorset offers authentic picture book quaintness combined with luxury 1 bedroom accommodation. The upstairs bedroom and shower room provide stunning views over the Dorset countryside, while the lounge benefits from an authentic wood burner. Every modern device is included to make you welcome and comfortable at Little Thatch, including Wi-Fi internet and a smart TV. There is also a conservatory which opens onto the BBQ area and secure outdoor space where your human companions can watch over you while you make the most of the great outdoors.

  • Sleeps 1 Pooch
  • 2 Humans

Located in Winscombe near Western-Super-Mare, this accommodation in Somerset provides cosy comfort and private garden for a pooch and their two human companions. Luxury touches in the cottage include an en-suite bathroom with a corner bath, along with a modern and well-equipped compact kitchen. It is an ideal setting for a romantic break and provides guests with the ideal setting-off point from which to explore the delights of Somerset. The region is steeped in history and places of interest including the stunning beaches at Western-Super-Mare. The property also features secure gardens with a BBQ and the nearest pub is about 1 mile away.

  • Sleeps 2 Pups
  • 2 Humans

Gladstone is located at Castletown in the Northern Highlands is only a short walk from the area’s beautiful beach. The property is comfortably furnished and provides a modern bathroom with walk-in shower, along with a flat screen TV and a fully fitted kitchen. Set within a traditional English building, this ground floor apartment boasts high ceilings and original wooden shutters. The enclosed gardens and further grassed areas provide all the space needed to ensure that those all-important canine visitors burn off any excess energy. When they have, a dedicated dog bed ensures that everyone staying here benefits from a restful night’s sleep.

  • Sleeps 1 Pooch
  • 2 Humans

The stone-built Hen Llaeth is the stunning result of a lovingly renovated and converted former cow shed. The light and airy open-plan accommodation benefits from a mix of tasteful neutral decor and modern fixtures such as a flat-screen TV and kitchen appliances. Set within the property owner’s smallholding, the accommodation provides secure gardens along with an abundance of outdoor space and countryside in the form of open meadows populated by alpacas, donkeys and chickens. This rural location is perfect for dog walking and hiking, while it also provides the perfect setting for a romantic break.

Spoilt for choice

The above list of ideal cottages and lodges with enclosed gardens for you and your four legged friend provides a wide choice of options for both canines and their human companions. Whatever end of the UK you prefer to take that well-earned break, whether it be the Brecon Beacons, the Peak District, Wales, the North Yorkshire Moors, Scotland or any market town located in the heart of England there are always plenty of options available with stunning countryside for walking, sightseeing or spending relaxing days doing absolutely nothing at all.

The beauty of renting self-catering accommodation and garden is that you get to choose when and where you go, and the size of the accommodation, many offering up to 4 bedrooms along with pleasing yourself (and of course your pooch). Thanks to modern technology, you also get to choose just how far “away from it all” you actually get with flat-screen TVs and reliable Wi-Fi. Then again, if you really can’t handle all that peace and quiet, why not take a walk by the many, lakes, rivers , mountains and coves that exist within 1 mile of these stunning locations have to offer. In addition, you and your four-legged friend will never be too far from the warm welcome of a local dog-friendly hostelry.    

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Find all the best dog friendly places to stay and visit throughout the United Kingdom, our team carefully selects great accommodation that welcomes not just you but your four legged friends also, then we hook you up with al the top attractions and days out in that area.

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