Our top dog-friendly cottages in Yorkshire

Accommodation, Family, Pet friendly

Posted by Kate W on 25th June 2020

Home to the impressive Yorkshire Dales, the exquisite North York Moors and a phenomenal coastline, Yorkshire boasts seemingly endless walking trails for you to discover making it the perfect destination for a dog-friendly holiday.

From a romantic retreat with sea views and a beach nearby to a magnificent Georgian manor house by a river, you’ll soon find a wonderful holiday getaway for you and your canine companion.

If you’re keen to discover more fantastic pet-friendly cottages in Yorkshire, take a look at our full collection... 

Read on for a tail-wagging choice of Yorkshire dog-friendly holiday cottages and see which of these escapes catches your eye.

1. Dubelle Cottage, Thirsk | sleeps 2 and 2 dogs


Why you will love it: 

A Victorian property, set in the quaint village of Sandhutton near Thirsk, is the perfect place for humans and hounds to escape on their holidays. Clever design has created a soothing space in which to relax during your dog-friendly break to Yorkshire. With the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty 20 miles away and the exquisite North York Moors just 5 miles, there are bountiful opportunities for dog walks through picturesque Yorkshire scenery.

What our guests say:

‘Beautiful cosy cottage in a small village. The cottage is equipped really well, a lovely welcome pack was left for us when we arrived. The beds were really comfortable, everywhere was clean. Lovely bedding and towels, even a towel and blanket was left for the dogs. Really couldn't have chosen a better place to stay.’ – Joanne 

Dubelle Cottage

2. Mouse Manor, Leyburn | sleeps 4 and 2 dogs

Why you will love it:

The hot tub and infrared sauna are two of the two stars of this ultra-stylish getaway, with large windows and navy walls which only add to the contemporary feel of this pet-friendly holiday cottage. It’s a five-star luxury holiday cottage for dogs and their owners to unwind in, set right on the edge of the iconic Yorkshire Dales, just 4 miles outside of Leyburn. Complete with an enclosed garden where Fido can potter about and a pool table that will keep guests well entertained, Mouse Manor is a wonderful luxury dog-friendly cottage in Yorkshire to stay in on your next trip.

What our guests say:

‘Everything about our stay at Mouse Manor was perfect! There was a welcome hamper and drinks to enjoy on arrival. The owners have thought of absolutely everything. Our favourite holiday yet. The views were unbelievable, especially the sunset whilst enjoying drinks in the hot tub. We will 100% be back and we can’t wait!’ – Sarah 

Mouse Manor

3. The Sailboat, Filey | sleeps 3 and 3 dogs

Why you will love it:

Pops of colour add bundles of charm to this coastal retreat with sea views in Filey. Escape to this top dog-friendly cottage in Yorkshire for a beach holiday with your four-pawed pal any time of the year – Filey Beach has seasonal restrictions, however, the sandy beach of Hunmanby Gap just south of Filey welcomes doggos all year round. Back at The Sailboat, you can relax with dinner at the kitchen table or sit out in the garden to watch the waves come in off the sea.

What our guests say:

This property is new to our collection and doesn’t have any reviews yet. If you decide to stay at this beautiful dog-friendly holiday cottage, please let us know what you thought! 

The Sailboat

4. The Stables At Close Farm, Malton | sleeps 6 and 4 dogs

Why you will love it:

Perfect for a family or group of friends on a getaway with their canine companions in tow, The Stables At Close Farm is fantastically pet-friendly – welcoming up to four dogs to stay! Underfloor heating and an enclosed patio with seating all add to the comfort of this dog-friendly Yorkshire cottage. Light, bright and airy, this spacious holiday let sits on the outskirts of bustling Malton, within the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and is 15 miles from Helmsley and the beginning of the Clevedon Way walking trail.

What our guests say:

‘A superbly located and appointed cottage, ideal for our party of six and two dogs. Spacious and homely with a warm welcome from our hosts throughout. Would highly recommend to all. Many thanks.’ – Gerald

The Stables At Close Farm

5. Bolton Percy Gatehouse, Bolton Percy | sleeps 2 and 1 dog

Why you will love it:

A beautiful 15th-century Grade II*-listed gatehouse, Bolton Percy is just the place for a characterful getaway with the dog in tow. Its stunning exterior is mirrored by the interior where beams line the walls and ceiling, reminding you of its wonderful heritage. All this historical interest has been brought up to date with a modern kitchen and charming décor all brought together in a clever design. From this dog-friendly cottage in Yorkshire, you could explore the surrounding countryside, pop into the city of York (10 miles) or take a trip into bustling Leeds (20 miles).

What our guests say:

This property is new to our collection and doesn’t have any reviews yet. If you decide to stay at this beautiful dog-friendly holiday cottage, please let us know what you thought!

Bolton Percy Gatehouse

6. Castle & Cobbles, Richmond | sleeps 6 and 2 dogs

Why you will love it:

Set below the ruins of the ancient and magnificent Richmond Castle, this dog-friendly holiday cottage in Yorkshire is a delightful place for a break. Explore the English Heritage managed castle with your dog by your side, venture down to the River Swale Waterfalls together or head over to Hudswell Woods; there are lots of outdoor spaces to discover with your four-pawed friend. Inside this Grade II-listed cottage are original features such as beams and a fireplace with wood burner, alongside a contemporary kitchen and cosy soft furnishings for relaxing evenings in.

What our guests say:

‘A lovely quirky cottage in the centre of Richmond. Warm, cosy and snug so perfect for a winter break. Log burner was great and the easiest to light, and very well equipped with attention to detail. Located very centrally, also within walking distance for dog walks into the woods or a lovely circular walk around Easby Abbey. Lots to see and do with very friendly locals & lots of dog-friendly shops, pubs and cafes. Would definitely recommend.’ – Elizabeth 

Castle & Cobbles

7. Blacksmith's Barn, Thornton-le-Dale | sleeps 2 and 2 dogs

Why you will love it:

Escape on a romantic retreat to this five-star dog-friendly cottage in Yorkshire for a scenic rural getaway on the edge of the exquisite North York Moors. There are plenty of footpaths to explore with your canine companion and the popular resort of Scarborough is less than 10 miles away if you fancy a day by the seaside. Blacksmith’s Barn offers up a quirky, contemporary abode with a stylish interior boasting beautiful lighting and wall art. Pop a log on the fire to fill this homely getaway with a warming atmosphere while your playful pup stretches out on the rug.

What our guests say:

‘Great, cosy, comfortable cottage in Ruston, plenty of walks close by and easy driving distance, great location for exploring a beautiful area.’ – Paul

Blacksmith's Barn

8. Lawn House - Low Row, Low Row | sleeps 8 and 2 dogs

Why you will love it:

A large property for a big group getaway with family and friends, Lawn House is a magnificent Georgian manor house and just the place for an unforgettable holiday. Thoughtful design has gone into creating an immaculate space to unwind and catch up with your group. This dog-friendly Yorkshire cottage sits on the banks of the River Swale, ensuring you can enjoy delightful views while you dine alfresco. As it’s in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, there are plenty of countryside walks to roam and you could take a trip into the market town of Richmond for picking up supplies or dining out.

What our guests say:

‘Lawn Cottage was absolutely stunning, from the beautiful decoration to the breathtaking surroundings. We visit Yorkshire every year for an autumn retreat and Lawn Cottage is definitely the best property that we’ve stayed in! Not a single thing has been forgotten, the property is so well equipped. We took our dog Maple with us and wow did she feel at home, dog blankets, bowls and beds are provided and there’s even a jar of dog treats lovingly left by Cherrie & Paul’s dog.’ – Sophie 

Lawn House - Low Row

9. Cherry Garth Cottage, York, East Riding | sleeps 4 and 2 dogs

Why you will love it:

A pet-friendly cottage in Yorkshire for the whole family to enjoy, Cherry Garth Cottage has a pool table, table football and outdoor equipment for little ones so kids young and old will have a great time. The enclosed garden is the ideal area for playful pups to scamper around to their heart's content, there are delightful village lanes to explore on your morning walks. A range of attractions can be found in the city of York, the city centre is just 10 miles away, and there are many dog-friendly pubs and eateries you can drop by too during your stay here.

What our guests say:

‘Absolutely gorgeous cottage, beautiful interior and lovely garden. Great location. We went on some lovely dog walks and wasn’t too far to drive into York.’ – Shaun

Cherry Garth Cottage

10. Gingerlily, Hovingham, North Yorkshire | Sleeps 2 and 2 dogs

Why you will love it:

This romantic retreat for two, plus a couple of canine companions, is beautifully presented with neutral colours and quirky décor, offering a soothing place to unwind on a dog-friendly Yorkshire holiday. Pull on your walking boots and strike out on adventures through the surrounding Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with Fido leading the way, before returning to your home from home to catch a film while snuggled up on the sofa with the wood burner crackling away beside you.

What our guests say:

‘A really nice and well-equipped property in a lovely rural location. Spotlessly clean and tastefully decorated. Very pleasantly surprised at the amount of goodies that were supplied by the owners. We had a lovely week there with our dog.’ – Christopher

Gingerlily

Don’t leave any member of the pack behind on your next UK holiday - start browsing our collection and find a dog-friendly cottage in Yorkshire where everyone can enjoy a relaxing getaway. 

Disclaimer: Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information at the time of writing, please ensure you check carefully before making any decisions based on the contents within this article.