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!
Chestnut Cottage, Slapton, South Devon
Devon, South West
Buckland Court is located in delightful South Hams countryside 1.5 miles from the historic village of Slapton, with its world famous nature reserve, 3 mile beach and excellent real ale pubs. Dartmouth and Kingsbridge are within 15 minutes drive, both with interesting shops, fine restaurants, boat trips, sailing and much more. Totnes, a quaint Elizabethan town is 9 miles away and Dartmoor, with wonderful walking and spectacular scenery is within easy reach. Buckland Court is well situated for a…
2 Highcroft, Dulverton
Dulverton, the gateway to southern Exmoor and an idyllic base for exploring the North Somerset coastline, is a most attractive and bustling town tucked alongside the beautiful River Barle and it boasts an eclectic mix of interesting shops, tea rooms and country style pubs. Within a short walk from the centre, this charming semi-detached cottage can be found, overlooking the river and perched above the road that winds up through ancient oak woods to the high moorland. 2 Highcroft has large windows, most…
Blaen Y Wawr, Pwllheli
North Wales, Wales
The Old Mill, Salcombe
Devon, South West
The Old Mill is a comfortable and tastefully presented holiday home that has been imaginatively converted from the original mill to make a superb, individual, spacious and characterful property. Tucked away in the shadow of the Norman church it enjoys a delightful unspoilt rural location and it is a pleasant stroll downhill to the beautiful sandy beaches and the passenger ferry that can take you across to Salcombe.
Accommodation: Ground floor hall. Kitchen, hob, oven, microwave, larder fridge, freezer, dishwasher,…