When it comes to planning a dog-friendly holiday it’s easy to find pet-friendly holiday cottages throughout the UK. But it can be a little trickier if you’re travelling with multiple dogs.
Dog Friendly Cottages makes this easy; you can search the website based on how many guests will be staying and how big the pack is so you can filter holiday homes that will accept, for example, four or more pooches!
There’s something for everyone, whether it’s a barn conversion surrounded by farmland and rolling hills, a beautiful mansion in a national park, or a pretty self-catering cottage near sandy beaches.
Best locations for a multi-dog holiday
If you’re planning a family-friendly getaway with your four-legged friend then check out Dog Friendly Cottages to see if one of our country cottages is for you.
1. North Yorkshire
Ideal for: Exploring the national parks
North Yorkshire boasts beautiful beaches, buzzing towns and the beautiful moorland that makes up the North York Moors National Park; a great place for long walks with Fido. Or you could nip over the border and enjoy exploring the Yorkshire Dales National Park and North Pennines.
Best walk: Follow the two-mile circular route weaving through woodland to the stunning Falling Foss waterfall.
Ideal for: Border hopping
The most northerly county, Northumberland is a beautiful destination for a dog-friendly holiday and is the ideal spot for exploring all of the stunning sights both Scotland and England have to offer. Walk along the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, explore Northumberland National Park or pop to Edinburgh in less than two hours!
Best walk: Stroll along one of the most scenic sections of the famous Hadrian’s Wall on this six-mile route taking in Vindolanda Roman Fort and The Sill.
3. Lake District
Ideal for: Beautiful views
The Lake District is home to England’s largest national park, 16 scenic lakes, towering peaks, and thriving communities such as Keswick and Bowness-on-Windermere. This beautiful area offers gorgeous views, stunning surroundings and lots to do no matter the season or time of year.
Best walk: Walk the nine-mile route around Ullswater - the second largest lake in the area - for stunning views and perfect paddling pit stops.
Dog-friendly place to stay: This House in Cumbria is a gorgeous converted barn and stables, sleeping eight people and four dogs. It has a hot tub and unspoilt views of the Duddon Estuary and the Broughton-in-Furness countryside.
Ideal for: Beaches
Cornwall is a wonderful spot for a family-friendly summer holiday with the dogs. Whether you’re learning to surf, paddling in rock pools, playing fetch on the beach or taking a stroll along the clifftops, there are tonnes to do in this beautiful corner of South West England.
Best walk: The Tintagel King Arthur walk is a 3.4 mile route through the ruins of the castle.
Dog-friendly place to stay: This ‘n’ That is a quirky little bungalow in the historic Tintagel, just a minute drive from the beach. The one-bedroom home welcomes up to four dogs and is perfect for a self-catering holiday.
Ideal for: Coastal charm
Lincolnshire is ideally located for visitors travelling from most corners of the country with a long meandering coastline just waiting to be explored. Stretching for more than 50 miles, visitors can enjoy a day out at the seaside in Skegness or Cleethorpes, play on one of four blue flag beaches or visit an unspoilt nature reserve.
Best walk: Visit Donna Nook Nature Reserve, a beautiful dog-friendly spot to wander, breathe in the fresh air and spot grey seals.
Dog-friendly place to stay: Lambourne House sleeps ten and welcomes four pets. It has a swimming pool, hot tub, open fire and enclosed gardens.