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!
Upcott Cottage, Barnstaple
Devon, South West
Upcott Cottage is a detached single-storey cottage in a private elevated setting within Upcott House, a regency manor house amidst 69 acres of pasture and woodland providing wonderful and uninterrupted views across the Taw estuary and Barnstaple town. This property offers a truly splendid location with a wide range of leisure facilities for all guests to enjoy during their stay. Upcott Cottage benefits from superb estuary views.Size: Sleeps up to 4/5, 2 bedrooms Nearest beach: 7 miles Nearest amenities: 3…
Bankswood Cottage, Caerlaverock, Dumfries
Dumfries & Galloway
A delightful traditional cottage set in an elevated position looking out over open countryside towards Caerlaverock Wetland & Wildlife Trust Reserve making a superb base for family holidays and wildlife watchers alike. The cottage has been refurbished in 2015 to the highest of standards with spacious living accommodation and a superb kitchen and dining area leading out to a patio with panoramic views over the adjoining area.
Mountain View, Ambleside
The Lake District, North West
1 River View, Totnes
Devon, South West
1 River View, a delightful salmon fisherman's cottage dating back to the late 1800's sits above the village slipway with stunning views down the beautiful River Dart estuary. This is a great venue for a family holiday where the kids can spend hours crabbing and messing about on the foreshore or feeding the ducks and swans on the Mill Pool. The cottage has been totally renovated in a fresh seaside style and provides tasteful accommodation with a cosy woodburner for…