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!
Squirrels Acres, Whitby
Yorkshire, North East
Squirrels Acre, a semi-detached cottage, is situated in a wood a short drive from Whitby on the North East coast. The town has a bustling harbour where in the early morning fishing boats can be seen landing their catch, the historic Abbey can be approached by almost two hundred steps, and fairs and festivals throughout the year.Size: Sleeps up to 3, 2 bedrooms Nearest beach: Less than 2 miles Nearest amenities: Less than 1 mile Pets: 2 pets allowed…
Orchard House, Braunton
Devon, South West
Situated in a quiet part of the popular village of Braunton yet within a short walk of all amenities including shops, pubs and restaurants. This spacious and attractive family home is ideal for getting together with family and friends. The wonderful golden, sandy, surfing beaches of Croyde and Saunton are both less than 3 miles whilst the beautiful surrounding countryside and spectacular coastline is ideal for active pursuits including walking, riding and fishing.
- Size: Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms
Lammaston Farm, Pembroke
Lammaston is a 300 acre working farm with a large farmhouse which is currently divided into 2 parts, the owners and the holiday accommodation, parts of the owners house date back before Henry Tudor. It is approached by a mile long unmade lane and for those seeking a more peaceful location this spot is ideal. There is a public footpath (approximately 2.5 miles) close by that leads directly to the beach at Freshwater East and the 186 mile coastal path where visitors can truly absorb…
Church Barn Cottage, Field Dalling
Norfolk, East Anglia
This pretty cottage is perfect for small families, groups and couples, and is situated in the grounds of the owner's home. The property sits in an unobtrusive area in the village of Field Dalling surrounded by plenty of paths to walk and routes to cycle. Only a few miles from the beautiful coastline, this property provides a quaint and welcoming stay. A good selection of pubs and restaurants are also nearby.Size: Sleeps up to 3, 2 bedrooms Nearest beach: Less…