Our top dog-friendly cottages in Yorkshire

Accommodation, Family, Pet friendly

Posted by Ed Roberts on 17th November 2022

Our top dog-friendly cottages in Yorkshire

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

Read on for a tail-wagging choice of Yorkshire dog-friendly holiday cottages and see which of these escapes catches your eye. 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 setting for you and your canine companion to discover Yorkshire together.

Check out our guide to dog-friendly pubs in Yorkshire to find some tail-wagging places to take a break in between your adventures, and if you’re keen to discover more fantastic pet-friendly cottages in Yorkshire, take a look at our full collection by clicking the button below...

Dog-friendly cottages in Yorkshire


1. Springfield House, Yorkshire Dales

1. Springfield House, Yorkshire Dales

 Sleeps 4 + 2 dogs 

Why we love it:

Escape to nature at this fabulous rural property near Rookwith in the Yorkshire Dales. This single-level, dog-friendly prospect is set in a secluded position with a large enclosed garden for your pets to exercise and play in. In an elevated position, there is a BBQ from where you can enjoy sunsets on pleasant evenings. Inside, there are cosy bedrooms and a wood burner to fire up and relax in front of with your dogs at the end of a long and pleasant day in the Dales. Dog-friendly attractions in the area include Wensleydale (7 miles), Aysgarth Falls (14 miles), and the ruins of Fountains Abbey (23 miles).

Why our guests love it:

“This pretty property exceeded our expectations. Spacious, comfortable, and well-equipped – it’s a real home-from-home. Our two cocker spaniels loved the paddock adjacent to the garden. The location is great, too, with many dog-friendly walks in the area. We’ll definitely book again.” – Lorraine, 2022

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2. Granary Cottage, Robin Hood’s Bay

2. Granary Cottage, Robin Hood’s Bay

Sleeps 2 + 2 dogs

Why we love it:

Squirrel yourself away for a romantic break with your partner and up to two dogs and make the most of a tech detox with books and board games galore to fill your time. This gorgeous hideaway in the ever-popular Robin Hood’s Bay is a true gem. Perched in a striking moorland location, the focal point of the interior is a wood burner, perfect for cosy evenings. Away from the cottage, discover the delights of the North Yorkshire Coast, Wainwright’s Coast-to-Coast Walk, and day trips to atmospheric Whitby (6 miles). 

Why our guests love it:

“I’d highly recommend a stay at this cottage. We spent a lot of time here in the evenings getting cosy and cooking. It is just a short driving distance from many of the local attractions too.” - Kevin, 2022

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3. Swallow Cottage, Robin Hood’s Bay

3. Swallow Cottage, Robin Hood’s Bay

Sleeps 2 + 2 dogs

Why we love it:

Stay at this lovely dog-friendly barn conversion in Robin Hood’s Bay. Perfect for a coastal break, this stylish and welcoming property has been popular with couples looking for somewhere cosy to escape to that is close to lots of walks for moorland experiences. Complete with a wood burner, a south-facing courtyard with moorland views, and a roll-top bath – it has all you could ever need. Popular with long distance walkers because of its location on Wainwright’s Coast-to-Coast Walk, there are some lively pubs in the village as well as a beach with huge cliffs and wide expanses of sand at low tide. Your dog will love the chance to hurtle along through the waves and sniff at the rockpools.

Why our guests love it:

“We enjoyed the cottage very much indeed. It was very out of the way, and this made it peaceful and quiet. We would recommend a stay for friends and family for a relaxing dog-friendly holiday.” – Andrew, 2022

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4. Lenwood, Robin Hood’s Bay

4. Lenwood, Robin Hood’s Bay

Sleeps 4 + 2 dogs

Why we love it:

This dog-friendly family cottage is tucked away in the centre of bustling Robin Hood’s Bay. With its distinctive sandstone exterior and three storeys, this traditional holiday home is perfect for a family break away with up to two dogs in tow. It’s a hugely homely prospect with a spacious lounge that centres around a cosy wood burner. Soak your limbs in the gorgeous roll-top bath and unwind in the restful bedrooms. The pubs and restaurants of coastal Robin Hood’s Bay are a short walk away – it’s easy to see why this particular dog-friendly property in Yorkshire is so popular.

Why our guests love it:

“Lenwood Cottage is an absolute gem. As soon as we arrived, we felt at home, it has such a lovely vibe, and so much thought and care has been taken to give it the required comfort and care. The sea views were lovely to wake up to each morning, we absolutely loved using the wood burner too, and the beds were comfortable. Thank you, we will back.” – Adele, 2022

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5. Carr Well Barn, Harrogate

5. Carr Well Barn, Harrogate

Sleeps 6 + 1 dog

Why we love it:

Inspiring countryside retreat for six guests and one dog that is located close to Harrogate. It’s a wonderful Yorkshire base for you and your loved ones if you are hoping to discover Harrogate, the Nidderdale AONB, and the wider Yorkshire Dales. This dog-friendly property boasts space, quality and style throughout its rooms. The lounge has floor-to-ceiling lancet-style windows and a wood burner set inside a stone hearth. The kitchen is equipped with an array of SMEG appliances and plenty of room to prepare unforgettable meals. There is a beautiful pond in the garden, a gravel courtyard and a BBQ for sunny days. Local attractions include Brimham Rocks (7 miles), and Gouthwaite Reservoir (12 miles).

Why our guests love it:

“A delightful barn set in a beautiful area. It was made all the more special by the owner’s personal touch and welcome pack. We’ll definitely stay again.” – Spencer, 2022

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6. Maran, Thirsk

6. Maran, Thirsk

Sleeps 4 + 2 dogs

Why we love it:

Set on a complex of four luxury converted barns, Maran in Thirsk provides excellent dog-friendly accommodation against the backdrop of a working organic farm. Original features remain from when the structure was once a farm outhouse, such as stone flooring and exposed ceiling beams, giving the property an authentic countryside feel. Features include a wood burner, a private hot tub, and underfloor heating in some rooms. If you have children with you, introduce them to the farm animals and collect fresh eggs for your breakfast each morning. Local family and dog-friendly attractions include Eden Camp (20 miles), Forbidden Corner (17 miles), and the North York Moors National Park (4 miles).

Why our guests love it:

“A total home-from-home with everything you need for a holiday home. The beds were extremely comfortable, the rooms all warm and cosy; it was an amazing place to stay in general. The hosts were perfect, and we loved the free-range eggs too.” - Lynne, 2022

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7. Colcote Cottage, Harrogate

7. Colcote Cottage, Harrogate

Sleeps 4 + 2 dogs

Why we love it:

This picture-perfect stone cottage is ideally located close to the centre of Harrogate. Spacious interiors and homely touches complement the well-equipped kitchen, making this a great home-from-home. Special features include a wood burner and a well-kept garden with a seating area for you to relax in of an evening. Explore the busy and interesting town of Harrogate with its shopping enclaves and large choice of dog-friendly pubs. Harrogate is close to the Yorkshire Dales National Park and it's also perfect for walking trips in the Nidderdale AONB and the ancient city of York

Why our guests love it:

“Quiet and accessible location, this is a very spacious and comfortable holiday home The kitchen and bathroom are worthy of note too.”  Rob, 2022

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8. Allerston Granary, Thornton-le-Dale

8. Allerston Granary, Thornton-le-Dale

Sleeps 4 + 1 dog

Why we love it:

High up on the North York Moors is where you will find this dog-friendly former granary. 2.5 miles east of Thornton-le-Dale, this accommodation is pleasantly characterised by picture windows and its idyllic moorland setting. It has a spacious living area where you and your family or friends can unfurl and rejuvenate yourself once more for the action-packed days ahead. Set by a stream, the garden is a joy to spend time in. Local places for day trips include Dalby Forest (5 miles), Castle Howard (16 miles) and Robin Hood’s Bay (23 miles).

Why our guests love it:

“We had a lovely stay – the cottage was spotlessly clean and well-equipped with everything we needed. If you want to explore York, Scarborough, and Whitby, we thoroughly recommend staying at this property.” – Kerry, 2022

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9. The Old Sorting Office, Askrigg

9. The Old Sorting Office, Askrigg

Sleeps 6 + 2 dogs

Why we love it:

This dog-friendly holiday home in the Yorkshire Dales National Park is sure to win you over if you like tasteful interior design and spacious rooms. Set close to the centre of famous Askrigg, where the series All Creatures Great and Small was shot for TV, this cosy cottage is home to two wood burners, luxurious bedrooms and a large enclosed garden with a built-in charcoal BBQ and wide, arching views of the moorland countryside. The village of Askrigg is full of handy amenities such as shops, a pub, tearooms and a gallery. Nearby is Wensleydale (3.5 miles) with its world-renowned creamery and the beautiful village of Bainbridge (1.5 miles).

Why our guests love it:

“A wonderful, cosy dog-friendly cottage with a perfect location in the heart of Wensleydale. Superbly equipped and tastefully decorated – a true home-from-home.” – Tina, 2022

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10. Orchard Villa, York

10. Orchard Villa, York

Sleeps 2 + 2 dogs

Why we love it:

Escape the daily grind at this dog-friendly holiday home surrounded by wheat fields. Just 4 miles outside the ancient city of York, this is the perfect backdrop for a relaxing city break combined with trips to Nidderdale AONB and the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The house is full of character, having been subject to a tasteful renovation that blends the modern with traditional stylings. Cool features include the all-important wood burner, a range oven, TV with Netflix and the option of a sofa bed for two extra guests. Orchard Villa is too good to miss if you are thinking of bringing your loved ones to York in the near future.

Why our guests love it:

“Lovely, comfortable house in peaceful rural surroundings, yet still very conveniently located for trips into York. We enjoyed our stay here and hope to return one day.” – Eleanor, 2022

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