23 best dog-friendly cottages to book in 2023

1. Rosie’s Cottage

Location: Whitby

Best for: Sightseeing in the popular coastal town of Whitby

Enclosed garden?: Yes



Rosie’s Retreat is a Grade II listed two-bedroom cottage set within the heart of Whitby. Just a short walk away from the beach and the many excellent fish and chip shops, you’ll probably end up leaving the car on the drive - unless you feel like exploring the rest of the North Yorkshire Moors National park. 

2. Brook Cottage

Location: Windermere

Best for: Heading into Windermere for a boat cruise on the lake

Enclosed garden?: Yes



Nestled on the outskirts of Windermere, Brook Cottage is a charming two-bedroom retreat that has been lovingly restored while retaining many of its traditional features. A lovely base for small families or a couple, you’ll be within easy reach of all the Lake District National Park has to offer.

3. Little Leveret Cottage

Location: Keswick

Best for: Enjoying scenic walks in the stunning Lake District National Park

Enclosed garden?: No



Little Leveret Cottage is a stylish two-bedroom cottage in Keswick, sleeping up to four guests. Despite its central location in the town, it’s such a peaceful home to return to after a day of exploration in the local area.

4. Fir Tree Cottage

Location: Ambleside

Best for: Preparing tasty dishes in the gorgeous farmhouse kitchen

Enclosed garden?: Yes



Set on a quiet lane in the village of Grasmere, Fir Tree Cottage is a three-bedroom retreat with a real traditional farmhouse feel throughout. The front garden is particularly lovely, with lots of lawn space for your pooch to run wild while you enjoy your morning coffee.

5. Bungalow in North Devon

Location: Bideford

Best for: Cosying up in front of the log burner after a good walk

Enclosed garden?: Yes



The three-bedroom Bungalow in North Devon is nestled beside the River Torridge in Bideford, boasting views of open countryside as far as the eye can see. If you fancy a change of scenery, the coastal village of Westward Ho! is just a short drive away.

6. Marine Terrace

Location: Shrewsbury

Best for: Soaking tired muscles in the bubbling hot tub

Enclosed garden?: Yes



Set across three levels, the spacious four-bedroom Marine Terrace offers a fabulous base from which to explore the bustling town of Shrewsbury. This stylish retreat has the added benefit of a cosy enclosed garden area, where a bubbling hot tub awaits.

7. The Manor House

Location: Scarborough

Best for: Celebrating a special occasion with the whole family 

Enclosed garden?: Yes



The Manor House is an elegant and incredibly spacious eight-bedroom home in Scarborough. An amazing setting to celebrate a birthday or anniversary with friends and family, this grand Edwardian holiday home sleeps up to 17 guests in total.

8. Lavender Cottage

Location: Richmond

Best for: Exploring the nearby Yorkshire Dales National Park with your pooch

Enclosed garden?: Yes



Tucked away in the sleepy village of Gilling West, Lavender Cottage is a cosy two-bedroom cottage just outside of Richmond. Although it has a very rural feel, the local pub is just a short walk away - ideal for refuelling after a good walk with the pup.

9. Talworth

Location: Brecon

Best for: Discovering the beauty of Mid Wales

Enclosed garden?: Yes



A lovely base from which to explore the wild beauty of Brecon, Talworth is a two-bedroom cottage set in the quiet village of Bwlch. The surrounding area is a haven for keen historians, with medieval standing stones and ancient forts just waiting to be discovered.

10. Tucking Cottage

Location: Barnstaple

Best for: Enjoying the peace and quiet of the Heddon Valley

Enclosed garden?: Yes



A delightful one-bedroom home in the peaceful surroundings of Barnstaple, Tucking Cottage is perfect for a romantic weekend away. Set within the picturesque Exmoor National Park and just a short drive from Devon’ stunning coast, you’ll get to enjoy the best of both worlds.

11. 2 Rose Cottages

Location: Looe

Best for: Discovering the idyllic Cornish countryside with your four-legged friend

Enclosed garden?: Yes



2 Rose Cottages is a charming three-bedroom cottage in Looe, dating all the way back to the 17th century. While it has been beautifully renovated, you’ll still find hints of its past - including the flagstone floors and the beamed ceilings in the cosy living room.

12. Cefn Nannau

Location: Corwen

Best for: Getting your friends together for a hiking holiday in the Welsh hills

Enclosed garden?: Yes



Cefn Nannau is a luxurious six-bedroom home in Corwen, sleeping up to twelve guests. From the bespoke and incredibly comfy furnishings to the bubbling hot tub in the garden, this stylish retreat has all you need to completely unwind.

13. Snowdrop Cottage

Location: York

Best for: Visiting the nearby Rievaulx Abbey

Enclosed garden?: Yes



Snowdrop Cottage is a sweet two-bedroom holiday home in York, sleeping up to three guests. Close to a whole host of attractions - including the Rievaulx Abbey and  Castle Howard - it’s a wonderful home to return to and snuggle in front of the woodburner after a busy day.

14. Cottage in Derbyshire

Location: Matlock

Best for: Making the most of the games room!

Enclosed garden?: Yes



Cottage in Derbyshire is a spacious three-bedroom home in Matlock, boasting two living rooms and its very own games room. A great setting for a family holiday, this delightful cottage comfortably sleeps up to six guests.

15. Tree Tops

Location: Liskeard

Best for: Enjoying easy access to both coast and countryside

Enclosed garden?: Yes



Escape the bustle of everyday life at Tree Tops, a lovely one-bedroom barn conversion in Liskeard. Set just outside the rural village of Pensilva, you’ll have easy access to Cornwall’s picturesque coastline.

16. Manor Cottage

Location: Buxton

Best for: Getting your boots on and exploring the Peak District National Park

Enclosed garden?: Yes



Manor Cottage is a modern four-bedroom holiday home in Buxton. This peaceful retreat is surrounded by rolling fields, which you can enjoy from the sunny enclosed courtyard. In the summer months, you can fire up the nearby gas barbecue and enjoy a sizzling feast together.

17. Troedrhiwfawr

Location: Aberystwyth

Best for: Enjoying total seclusion in the serene Welsh countryside

Enclosed garden?: Yes



If you are seeking total seclusion, then look no further than Troedrhiwfawr in Aberystwyth. This traditional two-bedroom cottage is set just outside of the scenic Elan Valley and enjoys sublime views across the surrounding mountain ranges.

18. Log Cabin in Cumbria

Location: Carlisle

Best for: Getting back to nature in the peaceful surroundings of Cumbria

Enclosed garden?: Yes



Enjoy a cosy glamping experience at Log Cabin in Cumbria, a snug one-bedroom lodge in Carlisle with a soothing hot tub and its own enclosed garden area. Nearby you’ll find the ancient forest of Gelt Woods and the Talkin Tarn Country Park - both of which are fantastic for scenic walks and outdoor activities.

19. Coastal Retreat

Location: Weymouth

Best for: Exploring the coastal town of Weymouth

Enclosed garden?: Yes



Sat on the outskirts of Weymouth and with easy access into the centre of town and its popular Blue Flag beach, Coastal Retreat is an excellent base for a seaside break with your pooch in tow.

20. The Stables

Location: Hereford

Best for: Enjoying scenic walks in the lovely Wye Valley

Enclosed garden?: Yes



The Stables is a one-bedroom cottage in Hereford, sleeping up to two guests and allowing two well-behaved pooches. The enclosed garden is a fabulous space, equipped with a dog wash station and a bubbling hot tub to unwind in.

21. Gluvias

Location: Newquay

Best for: Exploring the surrounding fields and nearby beaches

Enclosed garden?: Yes



Gluvias is a charming two-bedroom cottage set just outside of Newquay. Peaceful, secluded, yet still within reach of the bustling Cornish coast, this lovely retreat is perfect for a weekend break with the family.

22. Tudor Rose, Aylsham

Location: Norwich

Best for: Soaking in that gorgeous standalone bathtub after a busy day!

Enclosed garden?: Yes



Within easy reach of Norwich, Tudor Rose, Aylsham is a peaceful one-bedroom home set on the outskirts of Aylsham. With room for two, it’s a lovely setting for a romantic weekend away in the rural surroundings of Norfolk.

23. Berlin House

Location: Tenby

Best for: Stylish sleeping at a Grade-II listed base in the heart of Tenby

Enclosed garden?: Yes (roof terrace)


A colourful and characterful base for exploring the nearby beaches of Pembrokeshire, Berlin House is a deceptively large townhouse that sleeps eight. Its roof terrace is ideal for private sunbathing and barbecuing with the whole family.

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