10 of the best dog-friendly cottages for 2022

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Posted by Ruth on 1st December 2021

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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, in the past year, dogs have become the centre of our worlds unlike ever before. 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 2022 holidays; with over 5,000 UK cottages welcoming at least one dog, 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 – find somewhere new to explore with man’s best friend in 2022.

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Blagdon Means

Blagdon Means, Tiverton

Sleeps 4 + 2 dogs

Why we love it:

Nestled in a quiet village just outside Tiverton – and with easy access to the M5 – Blagdon Means is a fantastic dog-friendly cottage for those looking to explore all Devon has to offer. Welcoming two dogs, you can all go on family walks along the River Exe and then return to this characterful home to cosy up in front of the wood burner amid the country-cottage décor.

Why our guests love it:

We absolutely loved the cottage. A real home from home; everything you need is there. Wonderful, enclosed garden for our dogs to enjoy. Extremely well kept too. Ideal location for travelling across Devon. We’d love to come back!” Kerry, 2021 


Church Tower Cottage

Church Tower Cottage, Bideford

Sleeps 4 + 1 dog

Why we love it:

Enjoying a convenient position in the historic part of Bideford, tucked away next to a picturesque church, Church Tower Cottage is perfect for those who want to be close to many walks, pubs and shops. Strike out on foot to explore Bideford’s unique culture or enjoy dog walks along the River Torridge all the way to the coast. Or, stay in your home from home, tucking into a cream tea while your four-legged friend explores the garden.

Why our guests love it:

Well kept, well placed and very comfortable. Ideally situated in the centre of Bideford, and excellent for our small dog.” John, 2021

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Little Roseveth Sunflower Cottage

Little Roseveth Sunflower Cottage, Truro

Sleeps 2 + 3 dogs

Why we love it:

Enjoy a romantic getaway to Cornwall, with up to three four-legged third wheels in tow, with a stay in Little Roseveth Sunflower Cottage. Sit out on the balcony and soak up the rural views as you devour produce produced on-site, or gather your gang of hounds and explore the many walks along Cornwall’s gorgeous coast. Within easy reach of both the north and south coasts, as well as the historic city of Truro, this is an excellent base for a dog-friendly break in Cornwall.

Why our guests love it:

Perfect central location. Everything you need for a delightful relaxing holiday for two with a dog. Great facilities. Will definitely return.” Andrew, 2021

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The Kennels

The Kennels, Hawkshead

Sleeps 5 + 2 dogs

Why we love it:

We can’t think of a more appropriately named cottage for a dog-friendly holiday! Enjoying a semi-rural position on the edge of Grizedale Forest, The Kennels is a fantastic base for exploring the Lake District National Park with up to two dogs. When they’re not exploring the large, enclosed garden, you can all visit Lakes hotspots such as Coniston Water, Hawkshead and Lake Windermere.

Why our guests love it:

Lovely house surrounded by fields and the sheep for company. Nice local pubs nearby, and house was just what we needed. Spacious, and nice secure garden for the dog to run around in.” Emma, 2021


Wheelhouse Cottage

Wheelhouse Cottage, Cartmel

Sleeps 4 + 2 dogs

Why we love it:

If you’re looking for a dog-friendly Lake District holiday without comprising on luxury, this Cartmel cottage is perfect for you. Built 200 years ago, Wheelhouse Cottage combines classic Lakes charm with indulgent features including underfloor heating, a cosy wood burner and a coffee machine. If you can bring yourself to leave this home from home, there are many lake and mountain walks nearby, as well as the foodie delights of Cartmel itself.

Why our guests love it:

We enjoyed our visit to Cartmel and the cottage was amazing. It was clean and comfortable, and everything was within walking distance. Our dog enjoyed the view from the seating area by the stream and spent his time looking out of the window! It was a lovely break and we would like to return one day.” Debbie, 2021

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Knapp Lane Barn

Knapp Lane Barn, Taunton

Sleeps 2 + 5 dogs

Why we love it:

Welcoming a tail-wagging five dogs, Knapp Lane Barn is a great holiday cottage for a very dog-friendly break in Somerset. Situated on the owners’ smallholding, this rural retreat offers endless dog walks on the doorstep, with Taunton and the coast within easy reach too. For the humans of the pack, you can have use of the hot tub and the tennis courts, by prior arrangement, so there’s something to please every member of the family on this dog-friendly holiday.

Why our guests love it:

“The barn was just perfect! I'd read about the views and how beautiful they were, but you can't fully appreciate them until you see them for yourself. The location of the barn is ideal: not too far away from the main roads making it easy to explore Somerset. There are two lovely pubs within walking distance too. We have two dogs and they absolutely loved it. The garden was secure, and they seemed to enjoy staring at the views as much as we did! The hot tub was a welcome bonus. We will be returning!” Emma, 2021 

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Hollyfield

Hollyfield, Crickhowell

Sleeps 2 + 1 dog

Why we love it:

Offering the very best of town and country, Hollyfield is a beautiful barn conversion in the Brecon Beacons is a great destination for a romantic break with a pup in tow. Explore the bustling town of Crickhowell, or set off on foot for adventures up Table Mountain or in the Usk Valley. The roaring wood burner and calming, country-style décor will tempt you back when the day is done.

Why our guests love it:

Overall, was a lovely cottage – pictures don’t do it justice. Lots of space for a one-bed; bigger than a lot of two beds I've been in. Loved it. The garden was great for the dog and it is dog-proofed, fully enclosed and private. It is set in countryside; very quiet, but town is less than a mile. Would definitely book again.” Linda, 2021

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Rooksbridge Barn

Rooksbridge Barn, Burridge

Sleeps 4 + 2 dogs

Why we love it:

Boasting a wood-fired hot tub, character features and a decadent freestanding bath, Rooksbridge Barn is a fantastic base for exploring the New Forest on a dog-friendly family holiday. On sunny days, relax and soak up the views in the fully enclosed garden with a BBQ, heading into the heated gazebo when the sun goes down. Or, head out on foot to walk the dogs along the pretty River Hamble.  

Why our guests love it:

Absolutely loved our week here – very quiet and relaxing country living! It has nice walks through the countryside which lead to lovely pubs or the marina. Great for dogs too – totally secure. It was the first time we took our dog and he loved it, especially patrolling the garden looking at the chickens! We would definitely come back.” Giselle, 2021

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Bourton On The Water Briar Cottage

Bourton On The Water Briar Cottage

Sleeps 4 + 1 dog

Why we love it:

Explore the ‘Venice of the Cotswolds’ with a dog-friendly holiday to Briar Cottage in Bourton-on-the-Water. The village is extremely welcoming to dogs; take long walks along the beautiful River Windrush or visit attractions like the Cotswold Motoring Museum before returning to your home from home to relax in front of the wood burner or enjoy a drink in the sunny patio garden.

Why our guests love it:

“The cottage is beautiful – very clean and well equipped with everything we needed. The cakes and doggy treats on our arrival were a lovely idea and much appreciated. We loved the location of the cottage – handy to walk into the village and leave the car, and lovely to return to the cottage where it is lovely and peaceful. The garden area is pretty and it was nice to sit outside in the evening with a glass of wine! Would have no hesitation in returning to this cottage, one of the best we have stayed in!” ­Susan, 2021

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Colcote Cottage

Colcote Cottage

Sleeps 4 + 2 dogs

Why we love it:

Close to Harrogate’s centre as well as York and the Yorkshire Dales, Colcote Cottage is a brilliant base for exploring town, city and countryside in God’s Own Country with your four-legged best friends. With high-end décor with character touches, and a private garden for your dogs to explore, this cottage enjoys a peaceful location yet with the centre of Harrogate deceptively close. You’ll all feel right at home from the moment you arrive.  

Why our guests love it:

A beautiful property in a great location. House has excellent facilities and the extra touches like the welcome hamper and treats for our dog made it extra special. Whilst the weather wasn’t great for May, it meant we got to light the log fire! Would definitely recommend staying here and we will definitely be booking again.” Angela, 2021

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