Finding multi dog holiday cottages is extremely difficult, which is why we have made it easy for you with our selection of the UK’s best below.
The excitement of going on a break can have a downside if you have to leave your dogs behind. Kennel fees aren’t cheap and besides it’s heart wrenching saying goodbye to the furry members of your family. This needn’t be the case as more and more holiday destinations are multi-dog friendly. So, pack your bags and pop your pooches in the car and set out on a trip to remember.
From Devon to the Lake District to the Brecon Beacons, the North York Moors, the Norfolk Broads, the South West and North Yorkshire, you can find idyllic dog-friendly cottages that take more than 1 dog. There is plenty for you and your dogs to do in and around these holiday homes. Separation anxiety for you and your best friend is a thing of the past thanks to this comprehensive selection of 2 dog holiday cottages and selection of ideal dog friendly getaways.
Those who manage these self-catering options have realised that putting a restriction on the number of dogs you can bring with you on your break doesn’t suit everyone. If you are a doggie family this will certainly present the dilemma of which one to take and which one to leave behind. Now, you won’t have to choose as these cottages have realised that for many of us a holiday is not quite that without our four-legged family members. We have found a delightful selection of destinations that mean the whole family can leave home without having to leave them behind.
Whether it is a dog friendly getaway with an open fire or holiday properties close to beaches our guide offers something for all canine lovers.
This detached bijou cottage in Wilberfoss village is an excellent starting point for your multi-dog clan to leave from for walks in the surrounding countryside. Explore the enchanting Dalbery Forest or step it up a notch on the three-mile pooch friendly walk from village’s Carberry Hall to Fat Rabbit Farm. York is a half hour drive away for a good dose of history.
Need some doggy downtime? Then there’s a restaurant only two-minutes’ walk away from the front door. Have peace of mind because the has an enclosed garden for your pets and for you there’s a private hot tub.
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 does this property provide secure and dog-friendly enclosed gardens, it is 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 place for dogs and their owners during every season of the year.
This converted mill worker’s homes is a haven for canine families. It has three generous bedrooms with lakeside views and an open fire in the living room. The tasteful décor is in keeping with the 1800s’ style complete with authentic open fire and roll top bath.
It is in Backbarrow, a quaint village near the market town of Ulverston, home to the Laurel and Hardy Museum. There are so many nearby walks for your canine group to enjoy and the lakes are just four miles south and Morecambe is half an hour’s drive away.
Windermere is a romantic stone and brick building in Gretton, near Cheltenham. It has one double room with an en-suite and open plan living area and kitchen with breath-taking views of the Cotswolds. Its enclosed patio is ideal for al fresco dining. It’s a small home with a big heart because it is pooch friendly meaning you don’t have to leave your best friends behind.
You and your four legged brigade will be spoiled for choice when it comes to walks around one of this country’s most treasured habitats which includes Buckholt Hill with its floor carpeted with bluebells in May and Cooper’s Hill, famous for its annual Cheese Rolling event.
This pup destination, near Torrington, is certainly multi-guest too with its five bedrooms, en suite bathrooms and even a games room. The garden has an outdoor recreation area and there is even a fishing lake on the property. Four Seasons puts the “ace back into space” with plenty of room for your dogs and darlings to romp about and a hot tub for you to relax in.
If you need a break from cooking a restaurant is virtually on your doorstep – a mere 200 yards away. The sandy beach of Westward Ho! is a half-hour drive from Torrington and the national parks of Dartmoor and Exmoor are close by too.
This sumptuous pad in the heart of Newquay might be luxury holiday living at its best, but it doesn’t discern were doggie families are concerned allowing up to three pooches to enjoy the stay with their owners.
Littlewood’s six en suite bedrooms and spacious enclosed outdoor entertainment area with a hot tub are made for groups of friends or family who are keen to bring their best four-legged friends along.
There is so much to do once such as long walk and runs along Crantock Beach, flanked by sand dunes and surf. Padstow is only half an hour’s drive away. Put on the map by celebrity chef Rick Stein, it is the perfect place for you and your group (well-behaved dogs included) to enjoy an al fresco fish and chip meal overlooking the seafront.
Leave the mainland and head towards your pooch destination in the town of Lake on the Isle of Wight. It’s on the south eastside of the island and it’s a modern one-bedroom home with an enclosed garden that’s perfect to keep your pooch safe. Lake has gardens and a park too for leisurely strolls for you and your furry friend.
If you want to put your pack through their paces then you can tackle the beach along the cliff path. It’s a challenge, but once you’ve done it you’ll agree the views on the cliff top are worth the climb.
You’ll be forgiven for thinking that this destination is going to be all about bright lights and ballrooms and not a good choice for dog families. Wrong. Firtree House might be located by in the Blackpool region, but it as rural as it gets. St Michael-on-Wyre is as the name implies – right on the river and ideal for fishing.
This roomy farmhouse has four bedrooms – two double, a twin and a bunk bedroom the younger set. It has plenty of outdoor space for dogs and energetic kids. It has an outdoor hot tub where you can enjoy a glass or two of bubbly in warm bubbles.
Three-bedroomed and located in the quaint hamlet of Candy and adjoins the main house whose owners are only too happy to welcome dog families or groups. It has an enclosed garden and access to riverside walks. On the Welsh/English border this area has walks and trails through woods, along riverbanks and across the countryside which are ideal for dog owners.
If you want to imbibe a bit of history then plump for a day out with the dogs at National Trust’s Attingham Estate. You and your dog group can explore the 200 acres of parkland and woods, stopping for refreshments at the Dog Walker’s Rest, at the Mansion Tearoom and Carriage House Café
From the magical coastlines of the North to the lapping shores of Devon and Cornwall we have compiled a collection of multi-dog friendly cottages and pet lodges to choose from. For some of us a holiday without our canine companions would be incomplete. So, rather than cooping them up in a kennels or farming them out to family and friends you can now give them the chance to enjoy quality time with you. The holiday homes have all been decorated to a high standard and most of these come with enclosed gardens for extra security for your dogs. Many have welcome packs that will include treats for your pooch too.
Before booking your break, do some research on doggy friendly activities the different areas have to offer and then choose one that is right for not only for you but for your dogs too. This way you can tailor-make your holiday to the tee for you and your best friends.