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!
Breeze Barn, Bawdeswell
Norfolk, East Anglia
Smuggler's End, Hope Cove
Smuggler’s End is an exquisite example of a thatched Devon holiday cottage near the sea and aptly named after what was probably once a smugglers’ retreat. It is full of character with inglenooks, beams and exposed stone walls and is spacious, comfortable and homely. Situated in Galmpton, just a short distance from Hope Cove, there are beautiful views from the garden’s terraced lawns out across the cliffs, sea and to the horizon beyond.
Accommodation: Ground floor living room, woodburner, TV,…
Kings Apartment, Castle Douglas
Dumfries & Galloway
An attractive ground floor flat attached to the Kings Arms Hotel conveniently located in the busy market town of Castle Douglas with easy access to all facilities including an excellent range of art galleries and interesting independent shops.The flat is fully equipped for a self catering holiday however the hotel offers a full catering package or even just breakfast and this can be arranged with the hotel direct after booking.