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!
Holly Grove, Penzance
Cornwall, South West
Northumbria, North East
Fox's Hideaway, South Molton
Devon, South West
Fox's Hideaway is set in very peaceful surroundings, with 30 acres of country grounds to enjoy and well stocked fishing lakes. It is also a haven for wildlife so pack your binoculars for bird watching. The estate is nestled on the edge of Exmoor and is therefore perfect for walkers, and the stunning north Devon coast is accessible by car.Size: Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedroom Beach : Less than 27 milesAmenities: Less than 4 milesPets: 2 dogs allowed Short…
Large Country House, Argyllshire
Large family friendly holiday house set in 20 acres of grounds in a stunning location with beautiful scenery and coastal landscapes. Spacious, well-appointed reception rooms, bedrooms and bathrooms accommodating up to 24 adults and 7 children. Country house style interior, with a mixture of antiques and modern furniture. Warmed in the cooler months by central heating, log fires and wood burning stove.