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!
Little London, Battle
East Sussex, South East
Little London is an immaculately furnished wing of a 17th century home, with flexible and comfortable accommodation. It is based on the outskirts of Battle, now a peaceful area of Kent, where you can take the '1066' walk to Pevensey Castle, enjoy the Town Trail, museum, shops, farmers' market or restaurants on offer.Size: Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms Nearest beach: 10 miles Nearest amenities: 0.25 miles Pets: 2 small or medium sized dogs allowed at this property Short…
Lighthouse View, Scarborough
Yorkshire, North East
Lighthouse View is a charming seventeenth century fisherman's cottage situated in the popular bustling resort of Scarborough. It has been renovated to a high standard, providing all modern comforts, yet retaining many original features and traditional character. The property has an enclosed patio with outside seating, BBQ, and storage for sporting equipment.
Size: Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Fortescue - Upcott House, Barnstaple
Devon, South West
Fortescue is a spacious first floor apartment set 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.Size: Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms Nearest beach: 7 miles Nearest amenities: 3 miles Will consider: Short breaks Access: Car advised Wheelchair access: No…
Ringour, Castle Douglas
Dumfries & Galloway
A very special house in a magical situation on the shore of Loch Ken and opposite the main entrance to Galloway Forest Park. A detached farmhouse, which has everything necessary for a perfect holiday.