A pool is always an added bonus as most cottages or lodges don’t have them, luckily for you, we have some of the best dog friendly properties with a swimming pool that also welcome pets.
As the staycation maintains its momentum for those looking to get away in the UK, landlords are spreading their wings when it comes to guests who are pet lovers. Today you can expect a high degree of luxury for a great price in many holiday locations around the country, and in it some of its most beautiful spots.
Anyone looking for a relaxing, luxurious holiday would want a heated indoor swimming pool to lie back and relax in. Such luxury has been limited to certain hotels in the past, but now owners of holiday properties are offering dog friendly getaways with swimming pool facilities, ideal for you and your four legged friend!
With a careful eye on fixtures and fittings which are canine compatible, we’ve located a sample of the very best in holiday lets for pup lovers who also appreciate the soothing, luxurious qualities of swimming pools.
Some UK options offer not only a pool but additional luxuries such as a tennis court and games room. With a variety of price options to suit every pocket. These cottages with swimming pools offer home from home comfort and offer great value for money at a competitive price.
The cottages listed here lie in some of the UK’s most scenic, tranquil destinations, and have been converted or built specially to cater for guests with one or more pooches to consider. Their exteriors are all spacious, and the interiors are robust and easy to clean, so you don’t have the stress of worrying about damage or accidental mess. Right now, the UK offers some of the very best cottage retreats with swimming pools for holiday makers and their four legged friends.
The lodges and cottages in this review are just a taste of how good the UK’s home grown holiday market is, especially for those of us who love our dogs. Intelligent developers and property owners are converting or building retreats which combine the normal pleasures of a human holiday with pool and/or hot tub and many other facilities like a tennis court, games room and even a local beach to boot in many cases ideal for use on the perfect pooch approved holiday.
This beautiful converted farm building is perfect for a family or group of pals to make the most of the west Cornwall coast, accompanied by furry friend. All on one level, this is a traditional brick, stone and slate cottage, carefully modified to provide every modern convenience.
Bedrooms, 3 of, all of a good size give you a great choice of sleeping arrangements, a pool located inside and heated for your convenience and the open plan layout is just what the dog ordered. As part of a small holding site, you’ve also got a lovely, warm indoor swimming pool to enjoy. Located in Pyworthy, the Cornish coastal gem of Bude is nearby, and is just the start of 5 miles of golden beach and hidden coves you can explore with your pooch to lead the way.
This is a forest retreat in the heart of Derbyshire, near the world famous Peak District National Park, in England’s superb high country, away from the fumes and noise of the modern city. Made to measure and perfectly laid out, these lodges are open plan and accommodate two dogs and as many people as you want, or up to 8 anyway with 4 bedrooms. The major market town of Matlock is on your doorstep, while the surrounding countryside has hundreds of miles of walking and running opportunities for dog loving humans. At the end of the day, there’s also a soothing indoor swimming pool to look forward to.
If you’ve got one or two dogs you’d like to take on holiday with you and your friends or family, this resort is just perfect. Sitting on the north Norfolk coast near Hunstanton, there are miles of beaches to the east and west, with The Wash a short drive away. Closer to home, the lovely village of Holme-next-the-Sea is right on your doorstep, with plenty of human and doggy facilities to enjoy. On site, there is an open air swimming pool for humans to enjoy in the warmer months, and heated indoor version for when it’s cold outside, or you just fancy a warm, indoor swim while pooch plays outside.
The owners of the Warren Estate have used their land and expertise to create these superb, state of the art timber lodges especially for families or small groups of people who love their dog. Slightly raised above the grass on a fenced off veranda, your lodge is just perfect for getting pooch out of the mud and giving him or her a clean, and then rushing into the open plan interior. With 2 bedrooms to easily accommodate 4 people, and no stairs to worry about, you can all kick back and relax after a day out in the Essex countryside around the River Blackwater estuary. There’s also a heated swimming pool on site, to use at your leisure.
Nestling in a big old clearing in a fores near the coast in Dorset, this woodland retreat has everything a dog loving group of humans could want from cottages with swimming pools for a luxury holiday to suit guests with two or four legs. Choose a state of the art, timber built holiday cottage which fits right in with its woodland surroundings, and enjoy the acres of space in the forest cut off from the outside world. Your pooches will adore the woods and the nearby beach in and around Wimborne on the Channel coast, and when you and they are all worn out, you can enjoy a well earned break in the site’s swimming pool, gym or sauna.
Truly the best of many worlds, this retreat on the Devon / Somerset border in England’s south western corner is a heaven on earth for families or smallish groups of friends to take one or two dogs on holiday, and enjoy a lot of luxury me-time while you’re at it. With 3 bedrooms to choose from, all on one level, you can pick and choose your own sleeping arrangements, while the open plan, timber built lodges are absolutely ideal properties for involving your keen canine companions. Hawkchurch is situated between 3 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and also a short drive from the beaches of Lyme Regis.
Set in idyllic surroundings in the Forest of Dean on the England / Wales border, a lodge here is an impeccable choice if you love your countryside, peace and quiet, with the occasional doggy bark thrown in. Two pooches and six people fit into these tailor made wooden lodges , these make perfect spacious properties with room to spare. All on one level, you don’t have to worry about stairs, access or the occasional shake of a muddy, wet coat in the open plan living area. The Forest of Dean is a unique British natural gem, and a short drive takes you to Hereford, one of the UK’s most pooch friendly cities.
A woodland retreat like no other, Sherwood Forest is home to this superb luxury holiday lodge location for people who love their dogs.
Tastefully and carefully created out of one of England’s most ancient natural landscapes, the one time home of Robin Hood is the perfect place to take your pooches on holiday. Timber built lodge style cottages on one level, with up to 4 bedrooms to accommodate 8 people, these lodges are also designed to house 1 or 2 energetic pooches.
There are literally thousands of acres of woodland and hundreds of miles of paths to explore, and you’ve got a soothing hot tub to look forward to at the end of the day.
Tastefully and naturally located in the Wolds of Lincolnshire in the east of England, a lodge here at Kenwick Woods is the perfect place to take your human and canine companions on holiday. Choose from a selection of brand new, tailor made cottages styled timber lodges, with open plan interiors, and a raised verandah to take you just a little way off the surrounding woodland grass. There are 3 bedrooms to take 6 people with ease, and plenty of room for two pooches to lay their heads. On site is a heated indoor pool to use when you get the time.
As we hope we’ve shown, there’s no reason those two options should be incompatible when there are so many locations across the UK to choose from. These cottages with complimentary pool, in many cases for your private use and sometimes with a hot tub are the perfect luxury option.
The United Kingdom is also blessed with a beach laden coastline many countries envy, plus natural forests and woodlands which make perfect hunting grounds for eager, wet nosed woofers. Once you’re satisfied your furry friend is happy, the lodges and cottages listed here for your holiday pleasure and use also have the facilities to give you some welcome adult pleasures, including that of a stretch and soak in a big, warm indoor swimming pool. With a bit of research, you as a dog owner can really have your cake and eat it. Enjoy.