Our top dog-friendly cottages for 2024

Accommodation, Pet friendly

Posted by Kate W on 31st October 2023

Woman at home petting a happy dog

Whether you’ve welcomed a new pup into the family or spent every moment by your canine companion’s side as you work from home, for many of us, dogs are the centre of our worlds. So, why shouldn’t they enjoy a holiday with the rest of the family?

There’s no need to leave your four-legged family member at home for your 2024 holidays; our Dog-friendly Collection has the perfect home-from-home for your whole pack.

We’ve compiled a list of 10 of our most-booked dog-friendly cottages to help you narrow it down, so you can find somewhere new to explore with man’s best friend in 2024. The whole pack can look forward to a memorable dog-friendly holiday in the UK.

Dog-friendly collection

External and internal pictures of The Granary - Newton-by-the-sea, Northumberland

The Granary - Newton-by-the-Sea, Northumberland 

Sleeps 6 + 2 dogs 

Why we love it:

A very special holiday retreat with an old stone frontage, modern charm and cushy furnishings inside, The Granary is a delightful dog-friendly cottage right on the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, within reach of a stunning sandy beach backed with dunes. There's a wonderful, big, lawned garden that's a great space for ball games with the dog, and a large conservatory that's a great place to relax, whatever the weather. 

Why our guests love it:

“We had a fantastic week at The Granary. The location is wonderful, so close to the beach and the property was well equipped with a lovely sunny garden. We enjoyed day trips to Seahouses, Bamburgh and Alnwick. We loved having our mornings on the beach. The on-site playground was also a hit." - Rachel, 2023

Internal and external images of Restawhile, Northumberland

Restawhile, Northumberland 

Sleeps 4 + 2 dogs 

Why we love it:

One of our wonderful dog-friendly Northumberland cottages that’s tucked away in Rothbury, an enchanting old market town, filled with crooked houses, pet-friendly pubs and winding streets – Restawhile is just the place for a getaway with your four-pawed pal. This Northumberland holiday cottage is a real delight that's full of stylish, rustic features, skylights letting daylight flood in, and a quirky courtyard that's a stunning place to dine under starry skies. 

Why our guests love it:

“We had a really great time – the cottage was lovely with everything we needed and the owners had thoughtfully left us some goodies which we enjoyed. The garden was totally enclosed, which we appreciated with our dog, so we can recommend it unreservedly to dog owners! Thanks to Dave and Margaret for a great time." - Christine, 2023 

External and internal images of Larch Cottage – Rothley, Northumberland

Larch Cottage – Rothley, Northumberland 

Sleeps 4 + 2 dogs 

Why we love it:

The third dog-friendly Northumberland cottage that's made it onto our list, Larch Cottage is a stunning retreat full of minimal, contemporary design. Hide out in this cosy four-person getaway, with big windows and glass doors framing far-reaching views. With wildlife and varied walking terrain all around, there are plenty of dog-friendly things to see and do in the area, and back at the cottage, two south-facing patios and a BBQ provide space to unwind outside while a wood burner and underfloor heating will keep you all toasty when night descends.

Why our guests love it:

“Fantastic cottage, garden and location. Everything has been thought of carefully, and beautifully presented. We brought our two young grandsons and our young cocker spaniel. Everyone had a brilliant holiday. The walks, beaches, places of interest and surrounding area are perfect. Will definitely return." - Heather, 2023

Dog-friendly Northumberland cottages

Internal images of Johns Cottage, Lake District

Johns Cottage, Lake District

Sleeps 4 + 2 dogs 

Why we love it:

Elegant with original features and contemporary furnishings, Johns Cottage in Keswick is one of our best pet-friendly Lake District hideaways. Perfect for two, with plenty of wonderful walkies all around for you and your dogs to enjoy, you'll be able to soak in those unbeatable Cumbria fell views as you explore. You and your pups will both enjoy dining alfresco in the pretty enclosed garden too. 

Why our guests love it:

"We recently stayed at this property for seven nights. The property is ideally located a 5-minute walk from the lake or the park and a 2-minute walk from the square. There are two parking spaces for the property and once we had parked up, we didn't move the car for a week! The cottage would easily accommodate four adults - there were only two of us and a dog. Lovely welcome gift. Kitchen has loads of equipment if you wanted to cook a meal. Overall this is a great property and we will definitely book again." - Louise, 2023

Internal and external pictures of Kings How - Rosthwaite, Lake District

Kings How - Rosthwaite, Lake District

Sleeps 2 + 2 dogs 

Why we love it:

The fifth of our top dog-friendly cottages happens to be located just a few miles away from the fourth! With towering fells and farmland all around, this dog-friendly Lake District cottage feels like a true escape from it all. Kings How is full of old country charm, it has a lovely open-plan space that's the heart of the home, the perfect room in which to unwind with the pups, and there are enchanting trails you can enjoy in the surrounding landscape. Enjoy dog-friendly days out in the Lakes before returning to this cosy retreat. 

Why our guests love it:

"An absolutely beautiful cottage to stay in – location perfect for getting about from. Very comfortable and spacious – will definitely be coming back. Parking space is a definite bonus as once parked it was never moved until we left. We had a dog and it worked very well." - Marie, 2023

Dog-friendly Lake District cottages

Pictures indoors of Y Daflod, North Wales and a hot tub outside

Y Daflod, North Wales 

Sleeps 8 + 2 dogs 

Why we love it:

Another North Wales hideaway, Y Daflod boasts an eclectic, contemporary interior that beautifully contrasts with old, authentic farmhouse features. Far-reaching views can be observed through the large windows and glass doors cleverly placed throughout the property, and there's a games room for competitive fun while away. Head to the coast or local market towns, before returning to let your dog have a wonderful time racing around or snoozing in the garden while you unwind in the private hot tub.

Why our guests love it:

“Could not recommend this property enough! The house alone is absolutely stunning and fully equipped with everything you need, but then the views on top of that ... wow! The outdoor area was perfect and kept us all entertained, either playing ping pong or relaxing in the hot tub. Such a fantastic stay, we cannot wait to return and enjoy it all over again!" - Jess, 2023

Dog-friendly Wales cottages

Interior and exterior pictures of Bryn Celyn Cottage, North Wales

Bryn Celyn Cottage, North Wales 

Sleeps 6 + 1 dog

Why we love it:

Incredibly stylish and elegant, with an expansive patio and lawn boasting an outdoor kitchen with a wood-fired oven and fire pit, Bryn Celyn Cottage is the perfect place for spending time outdoors with your four-pawed friend. When you’re ready to unwind after exciting days exploring the fantastic North Wales landscape, the private hot tub is the perfect place from which to stargaze during your stay at this dog-friendly cottage. Not only that, this wonderful retreat even boasts a sauna and a plunge pool for a real spa-style getaway. 

Why our guests love it:

“Lovely welcoming hosts. The welcome pack was nice and had treats for the dog. The house and facilities are amazing. We couldn't have asked for more. The beds and bedding were good quality. Both the indoor and outdoor areas were top quality, with such attention to detail. We enjoyed the garden, sauna, pizza stove, and BBQ. Great location for the best sunsets and sunrises. This is the best cottage we have stayed in, and doubt anything will ever compare. We would love to go again next year. Thank you." - Linda, 2023

Dog-friendly North Wales cottages

Images inside Knapp Lane Barn and an outdoors picture of the hot tub with a dog playing in the background - North Curry, Somerset

Knapp Lane Barn - North Curry, Somerset 

Sleeps 2 + 5 dogs 

Why we love it:

Clever design and decor make Knapp Lane Barn very special indeed – the perfect place to unwind between your Somerset days out with the dog! The real highlight of this scenic property is the large glass windows and French doors looking out on rolling fields, and seating both indoors and outdoors so you can enjoy the fantastic scenery whatever the weather. This is a super dog-friendly cottage in Somerset that both you and your pups will love – there's even a hot tub to make your stay here extra memorable. 

Why our guests love it:

“I wish I could turn back time and enjoy my stay again! Knapp Lane Barn is beautiful, every detail is anticipated, every comfort is there, the owners are lovely, and the space is very private. The inside is gorgeous, and the outside space is glorious. The vista is better than any photo, and the hot tub is just another fabulous way to enjoy the view, especially sunsets. I came with a large dog, who enjoyed every minute. Village pub and shop are fantastic. Don't hesitate to book this gorgeous property." - Christina, 2023

Dog-friendly Somerset cottages

Exterior and internal pictures of Plum Tree Cottage - Corfe Castle, Dorset

Plum Tree Cottage - Corfe Castle, Dorset 

Sleeps 4 + 2 dogs 

Why we love it:

Nestled amongst the old crooked walls and lush farmland of Corfe Castle, Plum Tree Cottage is a dog-friendly Dorset cottage offering comfort, charm and a warm welcome. The ancient castle towers over the historic village; you're surrounded by heritage in this beautiful location, and this cottage is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, making it a wonderful place for dog walks and rural relaxation. Visit one of the lovely coves dotted along this stretch of coast and, for inspiration, check out our guide to dog-friendly beaches in Dorset

Why our guests love it:

"Absolutely perfect for a week away near the beach and there is so much to do in Corfe Castle. The house is ideal for dogs with a completely enclosed garden. This is our second visit and we will definitely be returning." - Polly, 2023

Dog-friendly Dorset cottages

Interior pictures of Duck's Waddle cottage and a picture of an outdoor table looking out onto farmland, Cornwall

Duck's Waddle, Cornwall 

Sleeps 2 + 3 dogs 

Why we love it:

Set in the furthest, wildest reaches of beautiful Cornwall, a couple of miles from the coast, you and your dog are sure to find a host of dog-friendly Cornwall beaches and enchanting coastal rambles during a stay at Duck's Waddle. This picturesque dog-friendly holiday lodge in Cornwall offers a host of charm within a pretty and peaceful setting. Duck's Waddle even has farm animals on-site, a pretty patio with seating, and a wood burner inside so you and your dog can chill after your seaside adventures.

Why our guests love it:

“This was the absolute perfect holiday cottage. Everything about it was perfect. We wanted a quiet location to relax with easy access to local amenities and this met the mark in every way. Sitting outside being able to view the horses and other animals with a sea view and beautiful sunsets as a backdrop was amazing. We would highly recommend this cottage to anyone." - Tony, 2023 

Dog-friendly Cornwall cottages

Family on holiday sitting around a table

Make special memories with all your friends and family this year – four-legged ones included! 

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