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!
Boleyn House No 6, Brecon
Brecon Beacons, Wales
Chantry Cottage, Blythburgh
Suffolk, East Anglia
Chantry Cottage is a traditional cottage with many period features situated in the pretty village of Blythburgh. The accommodation would suit couples looking to explore the Suffolk Coast.
Bryn Goleu, Pwllheli
North Wales, Wales
Seven miles from Rhayader overlooking the Garreg-ddu Reservoir is Tynllidiart a detached cottage with lovely views. Four miles down an uneven track this cottage on the Elan Estate has been renovated to retain original features and is ideal for cycling, walking, fishing and birdwatching and the Elan Visitor Centre is only four miles away.
Size: Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest amenities: Pub 5 miles; shop 7 miles
Pets: 2 pets allowed
Short breaks: Available in lowest season; at other times…
Lower Barn, Ivybridge
Devon, South West
With direct access to superb walking on Dartmoor National Park, Lower Barn provides comfortable accommodation, with glorious elevated country views down to the coast approximately 7 miles to the south. Lower Barn, is one of a delightful set of holiday cottages on Blackadon Farm, and guests are welcome to explore the four acres of grounds and enjoy the barbecue areas and games room. Spread across one level with an open plan living area and a four-poster bed, the property will…