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!
Isle of Wight, South Coast
Fiferail, Thurlestone, South Devon
Commanding absolutely magnificent views over the sea, to Bolt Tail, Hope Cove, Thurlestone Sands and the golf course, Fiferail is a supremely comfortable and spacious detached house, set in lovely enclosed gardens on an exclusive private residential estate in Thurlestone village. This is a reverse level property with living areas on the first floor and a wide balcony that really makes the most of the specatular view. Outside there is a wide decked area and large enclosed garden perfect for…
Quay Sands, Hope Cove, South Devon
This immaculate, sunny, ground floor garden apartment is constantly being upgraded by the family owners to maintain its high standard and is just three minutes walk to the sandy beach, village store, cafe and pub of this charming fishing village. The apartment looks over a peaceful country valley with sea views from the garden. The 40ft exclusive sunny terrace is well equipped with outdoor furniture and a barbecue.
Accommodation: Ground floor living room, flame effect electric fire, double sofa bed, TV/DVD,…
West Mead, Caswell, Caswell
The Gower Peninsular, Wales
Converted Mill House, Dunoon
Charming, recently converted mill house set in 20 acres on the west coast of Scotland sleeping up to 14 adults and 2 children. Comfortable, accommodation over two floors , decor is modern whilst retaining its charm with original stone walls. Wonderful stone tiled floors throughout except the bedrooms which are carpeted. Warmed by under-floor and central heating.
-Stunning, vast open plan living area with fully equipped kitchen with breakfast bar, dining area and cosy lounge area