For many people, including all your loved ones on a special break is an important part of holiday planning, especially when that means taking your furry friends along too. The UK has an extensive range of pet friendly locations that will give you a relaxing holiday experience and give your pooch an energetic break, and we have plenty of dog friendly cottages around the country to choose from.
Take a look at our top picks of dog friendly cottages giving you the perfect romantic holiday complete with your four-legged friends, and the best canine compatible beaches and pubs nearby.
Coast, countryside and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty combine to create the perfect dog destination for a holiday. The variation in towering tors, sparsely populated moorland and seaside towns mean there's something different down every lane, and plenty to explore to keep both you and your pooch busy.
One of the beautiful dog-friendly properties we have in Somerset is The Viewing Platform in Bath, on the fringes of the county. This unique log cabin is an ideal spot to take advantage of the beautiful countryside surroundings and tranquil seclusion, and your pet will love the ample walking opportunities and easy access to the Chew Valley Lakes.
If you fancy a trip to the city, Bath and Bristol are just a short drive away, and for a fantastic home-cooked meal where your dog won't be left out in the cold, the Cross Keys is just on the outskirts of the city, offering a cosy family-friendly meal in a relaxed restaurant environment.
With hundreds of miles of intertwined pathways and fascinating landscapes to explore, the Brecons are perfect for a walking retreat with your pet pooch. We have a wide selection of stunning cottages in Wales, one of which is Willow Cottage, in Crickhowell. A pretty one-bed cottage nestled high up in the Black Mountains, it is perfectly placed in an idyllic spot to enjoy a scenic holiday with both the two and four-legged love in your life. This cottage has a contemporary interior and features simple yet elegant touches throughout for a comfortable stay, and is ideally situated for fantastic walks and visits to quaint villages.
For a sweet treat where you dog can join you too, Pavlova Coffee Shop in the centre of Crickhowell welcomes all well-behaved furry friends, so while they get to put their paws up, you can indulge in some truly delicious homemade cakes and speciality sundaes.
Encapsulated by stunning ocean scenery and beautiful beaches, Cornwall is ideal for a holiday with your hound. At the northern end of the county, the stretches of sand are frequent and fantastic; from Widemouth Bay and Crackington Haven to Padstow and Polzeath, there's plenty of space and sea for you and your dog to run free and have a fun-filled break.
The bustling town of Bude is a popular resort in the area, and on the outskirts is the charming Tamar Lake Studio, a stylish cottage in the picturesque setting of the Tamar Lakes offering a blissful setting for a romantic getaway. Your furry friend will love the luscious countryside and the miles of walking trails surrounding the cottage, including a wander along the infamous South West Coastal Path.
For a drink in a dog-friendly destination, head to Preston Gate Inn, a dog-friendly, people-friendly pub that offers a lively atmosphere and assures you that you'll leave with a smile on your face. If you're looking to get some fresh Cornish air, Summerleaze Beach offers a dog-friendly option throughout the year - although your canine has to be on a lead in the busier months, it's better than a dog ban like some stretches!
Coast and countryside blend together to create an eastern county that has a bit of everything. From the sunny sands of Skegness to the striking city of Lincoln, there's plenty to keep you busy on a break to this picturesque region. Enjoy a stroll in the Lincolnshire Wolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty towards the northern borders of the county, as you appreciate the stunning scenery and your pooch relishes a long w-a-l-k in the wild, or head for one of the many dog-friendly pubs in the area.
For the perfect romantic break where your pooch can join the adventure, The Garden Gatehouse in Grantham is the ideal hideaway. This Grade II listed gatehouse offers a tranquil stay in the East of England overlooking immaculate gardens, with the lodge itself combining contemporary style with traditional features to create a luxurious break for you, a loved one and your four legged friend.
We have plenty of dog friendly cottages scattered throughout the UK that offer a unique holiday experience, so you can enjoy a romantic holiday to remember without leaving your pooch at home.