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Dog Friendly Cottages in the UK

Search over 500 of the best dog-friendly cottages in the UK.

All accommodation is handpicked to bring you the finest pet-friendly cottages, from the most popular destinations and the best value for money.

Yorkshire

Enjoy a memorable break in the Yorkshire Dales, North York Moors or Coast with your beloved pet.

All cottages have been handpicked so you can enjoy all the great activities and attractions this wonderful county has to offer.

Lake District

Home to vast mountains, lakes and rolling hills, you and your canine companion will have endless amounts of fun exploring.

The cottages here are typically rural and give you a great experience with nature and the countryside.

Northumberland

Home to vast mountains, lakes and rolling hills, you and your canine companion will have endless amounts of fun exploring.

The cottages here are typically rural and give you a great experience with nature and the countryside.

Dorset

Famous for its great weather and golden beaches, Dorset is one of the most popular spots for a break with your dog.

Enjoy a variety of watersport activities here including surfing, kayaking, canoeing and paddle boarding.

Devon

Located in the South West of England, it’s renowned for its medieval towns, fossil cliffs and moorland National Parks.

Many of the restaurants, bars and cafes cater for pets in this part of the world which is what makes it so popular.

Cornwall

Dubbed the Cornish Riviera, it’s easy to see why with its picturesque harbour villages such as Falmouth & Fowey.

Dogs are well looked after down here due to the vast amount of walks available from beaches to rugged cliffs.

Norfolk

A county in East Anglia, Norfolk is world renowned for its Broads which are a network of navigable rivers & lakes.

The vast coastline makes it an ideal destination if you want a seaside holiday where you can unwind and relax.

Wales

Steeped in history, Wales is considered one of the best countries to visit with its mountains, rugged coastline & distinctive Welsh language.

Snowdonia and the Brecon Beacons attract millions of visitors each year from all around the world.

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Lancashire

A county in the North West of England, it’s most famous resort is Blackpool which is a seaside town like no other.

If you want to be close to major cities such as Manchester & Liverpool whilst still near the coast, this could be your place.

Cheshire

Known for its Industrial Revolution heritage, it is also home to Roman Walls and a Cathedral with over 1000 years of history.

It serves as a great base to explore neighbouring counties and major cities such as Manchester & Liverpool

Newcastle

This thriving city does not need selling, it’s bars, restaurants and nightlife all make sure you have a memorable stay.

There are also plenty of activities in the city you can enjoy such as visiting St James Park or shopping on Northumberland Street.

Derbyshire

A great county with major cities and a national park that both lay within its borders, these include Sheffield & The Peak District.

The county itself has many rural villages and towns that are great for a countryside break with your canine companion.

Leicestershire

A landlocked county in the East Midlands, it serves as a great base to explore both the North & South of England.

It’s also a great city in which there are plenty of shops, restaurants, bars and clubs for you to try whilst visiting.

Nottinghamshire

World famous as being the home of the legend that is Robin Hood, there is plenty to do and see in this vibrant city.

Some of these include the Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery which provide superb days out.

Shropshire

Bordering Wales, Shropshire is a great county if you want to visit many popular places within a short drive.

Head down into Cardiff or Swansea within a couple of hours or head north to Lancashire for a seaside day out.

Staffordshire

A landlocked county in the West Midlands, Staffordshire has a variety of fantastic rural properties.

With great activities and attractions on your doorstep it’s easy to see why so many people flock here for a holiday.

Cambridgeshire

This superb county allows you to visit the capital within a couple of hours by train as well as the coastline.

It’s ideal locations offer the best of both worlds with a city break and seaside stay both easily accessible.

Essex

Home to the vibrant towns of Colchester & Chelmsford, this county has plenty to do for families and friends.

You can spend the day at one of the many glorious beaches or catch the high speed train into London.

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Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire is a coastal county which borders Norfolk & Cambridgeshire but has the fantastic resort of Skegness located within it.

Other days out that are well worth considering include Lincoln Castle, Stamford and Mablethorpe.

Suffolk

An east anglian county with the coast on its doorstep and easy access to busy towns and cities if you feel like shopping.

Great days out in this part of the country include Pleasurewood Hills, Go Ape & of course Africa Alive.

Somerset

A county in South West England which borders Wiltshire to the east and Bristol to the north, it’s coastline faces south Wales.

For days out with the kids, Wookey Hole, Cheddar Gorge & Caves and Brean Leisure Park will definitely keep them entertained.

Cotswolds

Home to rolling countryside, fast flowing rivers and an abundance of wildlife, this is a great retreat for peace and quiet.

Enjoy a break in the countryside where you can take leisurely strolls with your family, friends and pets.

Hampshire

An affluent county, Hampshire offers great access to major cities such as Southampton and Bournemouth.

You can also be within the capital in just 2 hours if you catch one of the high speed trains that are available.

Isle of Wight

An island off the South Coast, it’s known for its sandy beaches and seafront promenades where you can grab a bite to eat.

If you’re lucky, you might even be able to find some Dinosaur remains and fossils in places such as Compton Bay & Yaverland Beach.

Kent

Known as the Garden of England, Kent boasts some fantastic rural areas as well as having the added luxury of a majestic coastline.

This is emphasised through the White Cliffs of Dover and seaside towns such as Margate, Whitstable & Folkestone.

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Surrey

Surrey is a county that borders Kent and is extremely close to central London making it easy for a day out.

High speed trains mean you can be in the capital within the hour enjoying one of the many restaurants or pubs.

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Sussex

This coastal county has a lot going for it with it’s many popular seaside resorts including Hastings, Brighton & Eastbourne.

All of these have a variety of activities to enjoy whether you want to do a spot of shopping or some watersports.

Scotland

This beautiful country has everything you could want on a holiday with your pet, from historic cities to vast mountains.

Explore the Highlands or Aviemore National Park, or head into Glasgow or Edinburgh for some culture and history.

Find the top cottages for dogs in places you want to go.

Types of Dog Friendly Cottage Holidays

Breaks With Hot Tubs

The most significant change in UK dog friendly cottages in the last five years which has seen the demand for cottages with hot tubs go through the roof.

Dog friendly cottage owners are falling over themselves to a hot tub installed as they know that’s what the customer wants. 

Enclosed Garden

Often overlooked by people booking holiday cottages is whether or not the dog friendly accommodation has an enclosed rear garden.

Enclosed will usually mean safe and secure, so your dog or dogs can’t easily escape. We have chosen some of the best properties from around the United Kindom.

Multiple Pets Welcome

Most pet friendly cottages only allow 1 dog, but there are some that we call multi-pet cottages.

They are usually allowing 2-3 dogs at an extra cost. Find all the pet-friendly retreats that welcome multiple canine companions on our dedicated page below.

Rural & Secluded

Rural cottages are our favourites, away from the hustle and bustle of major cities, you can get lost in woodlands and forests, take your dog for stroll around the lakes and along the rivers.

Search the perfect cottage for our list of carefully selected hideaways below. 

Coastal / Beach Properties

Most of the time choosing dog friendly holiday homes in the UK boils down to country retreats or coastal cottages.

Being an island surrounded by some of the most pet-welcoming seaside towns means we have plenty of excellent beach destinations to choose from. Also what dog doesn’t love the waves!

More Dog Friendly Hols

If holiday cottages aren’t your thing, we have loads of other weird and wonderful dog friendly holidays here.

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