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!
Whitley Lodge Cottage, Kingsbridge
Devon, South West
Whitley Lodge Cottage is superb detached single level holiday cottage offers space, comfort and a large garden in a peaceful location, perfect for families and couples from which to enjoy the surrounding area. One mile from the pretty thatched village of Thurlestone with its well stocked shop, superb links golf course and the welcoming local pub plus the sheltered sandy beaches of Thurlestone and nearby Bantham, great for surfing and sandcastles. A welcome tea tray is provided on arrival and…
Rest Harrow, Salcombe
Devon, South West
Rest Harrow has stunning balcony views, very comfortable holiday accommodation, a superb split level garden area and provides roomy attractive accommodation in the middle of Salcombe town. A five minute walk down the hill brings you to the water’s edge. The spacious accommodation provides a welcoming retreat after a day spent on the beach or enjoying the bustle of this harbour town.
Accommodation: Ground floor sitting room, flame effect fire, TV and DVD recorder, patio doors to balcony.…