Pet and dog-friendly self-catering cottages are in increasing demand - something the team here at Cottageline has been keeping an eye on for some time. These days, when we take on a new holiday rental, understanding whether or not it is pet-friendly is one of our top priorities. But it's not just about whether cottages accept dogs. When we add to our list of pet-friendly cottages we want to make sure that the property will make a good base for people who holiday with their pets. That means looking beyond the property itself. Yes of course, gardens, dog-proof floors and open fires are a consideration, but so are the less obvious facilities and local amenities. For instance, are there nearby pubs that accept dogs, dog-friendly walks or dog-friendly beaches? For people booking extended breaks, are there any kennels nearby in case they want a whole day out? (As many dog-owners will agree, no matter how well you might plan, something might crop up – from a day in a water park to a fishing trip - that you would love to do, if only you hadn't brought Fido with you!)
Each of the following pet-friendly holiday cottages has undergone a personal review by a member of the Cottageline team. We hope that their local knowledge will help you find the ultimate dog-friendly self catering holiday. Enjoy!
Stags, South Molton
Devon, South West
Stags is a comfortable single-storey cottage overlooking year round, well stocked fishing lakes. Set in 30 acres of lovely countryside at the edge of Exmoor National Park this property is perfect for wildlife enthusiasts or anyone just looking to relax and unwind.Size: Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms Beach: Less than 27 milesAmenities: Less than 4 milesWill consider: Short breaks Family friendly? Yes Pets: 2 dogs allowed Smoking: Not allowed at this property Luxuries: DVD player, Widescreen TV General: Oil central…