We know the dilemma. It can be particularly difficult to find a dog friendly holiday rental that is truly for all of the family – canines included! That’s why we’ve brought a selection of pet friendly holiday cottages that ensures that both humans and furry companions can enjoy the long walks and relaxation that all of the family should experience together. The UK’s landscape, replete with valleys and long public footpaths, is perfect for a holiday with your dog to make the most of the great British outdoors. Take a look at these quaint cottages across the UK that offer both privacy and proximity to some of the nation’s most breathtaking national parks.
1. 3-bed 17th century dog friendly holiday let in Somerset
Raven Cottage is located in a tranquil rural village with close proximity to many of Somerset’s most treasured towns – Sherborne, Yeovil, Frome, Bath, Glastonbury and the gorgeous backdrop of the Jurassic Coast. It has space for your canine friends with both a front and back garden with arrangement for their stay for £10 per night. This dog friendly holiday let is an ideal choice if you’re looking for total zen – it is set within a Meditation and Retreat Centre and an indoor heated swimming pool can be booked.
2. 18th century stone cottage in the Usk Valley
This dog friendly holiday accommodation has been restored to an excellent standard, and set in private gardens, is the perfect setting to let your dogs roam free while you relax in the cottage. The property has 2 bedrooms – one double and one twin with full sized single beds and a travel cot, so if you’re looking for something that can truly accommodate for all the family with a stunning Welsh backdrop deep in the Usk Valley. This cottage is full of hidden gems; from an original stone spiral staircase, to BBQ facilities and a private jacuzzi to truly unwind.
3. 2-bed dog friendly holiday rental near the Sperrin Mountains
This crimson pet friendly cottage is a quaint choice for a holiday with 2 old time attic bedrooms, and retains the original layout of its 100 year old fishing cottage aesthetic. All facilities are fully modernised including oil heating and a wood burner. There is an enclosed stoned picnic area to the left of the cottage, and decking area overlooking the River Strule with steps down the salmon pool. It is close to all amenities and is perfectly situated for exploring the Sperrins. It has a fully functioning kitchen, and a powershower in a large bathroom. The village of Newtownstewart is only a two minute walk away for pubs and restaurants.
4. Dog friendly holiday retreat in Snowdonia National Park
This dog friendly self catering accommodation is the ultimate way to get in touch with nature; it has an alpaca farm and has plenty of space for your dogs to run around. It can sleep up to 4 people and this rental is a great choice if you’re looking to make the most of the outdoors and have an active mountaineering trip. The bustling village of Betws y Coed and its beautiful waterfall Swallow Falls are just 15 minutes away, and Snowdonia Retreat is only 12 minutes away with Zip World, one of the largest zip wires in Europe, with Llechwedd Slate Caverns and underground Bouncing Nets. You certainly won’t be short of things to do. Similarly, it is located very close to many amenities for mountain biking and a fresh water lagoon for surfing Snowdonia. With such a wonderful national park in close proximity, this is the perfect getaway for long walks with your dog and family.
Your pets deserve a break too!