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!
Beaumont House, Woodbridge
Suffolk, East Anglia
Beaumont House is a well presented large family house and the perfect self catering holiday home. Situated only a few minutes walk from all the amenities that Woodbridge has to offer.
Bryn Pedr, Conwy
North Wales, Wales
Little Bettws, Llandrindod Wells
Brecon Beacons, Wales
Little Bettws is a small annexe to the owner's converted Victorian Schoolhouse home, a lovely old stone building. Set in 5 acres of gardens in the glorious Mid Wales countryside this a great location for horse riders, dog owners, birdwatchers and cyclists, or just to get away for some peace and quiet.
Size: Sleeps up to 2
Nearest amenities: Pub: 1.5 miles, Shop: 7 miles
Pets: Pet welcome
Short breaks: Available in lowest season; at other times may be offered at short notice
Smoking: Not allowed…