Our dog-friendly luxury cottages allow you to forget about the stress of kennels and pet sitters. Whether you are looking for a coastal retreat or a rural escape somewhere in the great British countryside, our pet-friendly cottages offer all you need to unwind and make the most of your new surroundings with your four-legged friends.
After all, it could be argued that dogs love getting out and exploring new places just as much as we do! That’s why at Luxury Cottages, we’ve put together a handpicked selection of homes for dog owners. From stylish apartments to spacious manors, dog-friendly accommodation has never looked so good! Soak your cares away in a bubbling hot tub, cool off by a private swimming pool or cosy up in front of a toasty wood burner. Many of our cottages come with all those lovely little extras. We’ll also help you find those with big enclosed gardens and beautiful walks in the local area too.
Our luxury dog-friendly holiday cottages can be found all across the UK. From rural retreats in beautiful national parks to those with incredible sea views along our south coast, you’re bound to find the perfect home from home with us.
If you can’t decide where to stay, take a look at our most popular location for a luxury pet-friendly cottage.
There’s a good chance you’ll find plenty of lovely walks within easy reach of your holiday home. Here are just a few of our favourite routes.
Walk length: Three miles
Woodland walks are always great fun with dogs. This route from Malham Village to Janet’s Foss takes you through a pretty National Trust woodland before opening out onto the waterfall.
Walk length: Three miles
A short but rewarding walk along Cornwall’s north coast, this Padstow to Harbour Cove route boasts lovely seaside views. Starting at the harbour in Padstow, you’ll pass by three beautiful beaches - Harbour Cove, St George's Cove and Hawkers Cove.
Difficulty: Moderate/ difficult
Walk length: Seven and a half miles
Up for a challenge? Mount Snowdon is the tallest mountain in Wales; standing 1,085 metres above sea level. There are a number of routes to its summit, each with varying difficulty. This Pen y Pass route should take around five to six hours.
Walk length: 16 miles
Spanning over 16 miles, The Exe Estuary Trail encompasses the entire estuary, offering delightful views of the River Exe. It’s a relatively flat walkway with many different entry points, making it suitable for all fitness levels.
Walk length: Five miles
Enjoy spectacular sights across the national park with this Keswick to Latrigg route. It can be quite steep in parts but the sights of the rolling green hills and glass-like glacial lakes make it worth the while.
You’ll find plenty of interesting activities and days out in England and Wales. Here are just a few ideas to give you some inspiration!
Best for: Enjoying a relaxed afternoon in the gardens
If you’re looking for somewhere to enjoy a quiet day out, the Helmsley Walled Garden is a perfect choice. With its variety of gardens and vibrant flower displays, you can easily spend hours strolling through the expansive grounds. Dogs are allowed to visit too, providing they’re kept on a lead.
Best for: Wandering around the tropical biomes
One of Cornwall’s most famous attractions, The Eden Project is home to a variety of tropical biomes which house rare species from across the world. Keen gardeners will be in their element and there’s also plenty of activities to keep the kids entertained. Dogs are allowed on the grounds if they are kept on leads.
Best for: Spending a day out with the whole family
Greenwood Forest Park is a popular adventure park with attractions to suit all ages. Voted as the ‘Best family day out in North Wales’ for seven years running, you’ll find everything from rollercoasters and river rides to archery classes and mini 4×4 driving. Dogs are allowed on the grounds as long as they’re kept on leads.
Best for: Seeing the sights without having to walk anywhere
The South Devon Railway offers visitors a unique way to discover the beautiful surroundings of the county. Hop aboard a classic steam train and enjoy a journey through the stunning countryside, with stops at the pretty market towns of Buckfastleigh and Totnes.
Best for: Enjoying a day out with the pooch
Set within the heart of the Lake District, Grizedale Forest Park offers over 10 beautiful walking trails through dense woodlands. It’s a great place to take your four-legged friend to let off some steam. Be sure to keep an eye out for the forest sculptures as you make your way through!