Nine dog-friendly cottages to book in summer

Who said your furry friends had to miss out on the annual staycation? Not us. From beachside escapes to countryside adventures, there’s a whole range of dog-friendly breaks in the UK - and plenty of accommodation types with enough room for everyone. So, whether you’re looking to relax, explore or maybe combine the two, take a look at these dog-friendly cottages to book this summer. 

1. Salt Cottage

Location: Swansea

Best for: Private trips 

Sleeps: Two

Enclosed garden: Yes 


Salt Cottage


Fancy your own private beach in Swansea? Salt Cottage sits on the coast of Port Eynon and offers exactly that. What’s more, there’s enough room for three pets and two adults! Inside, you’ll find a cosy living space, a wood-burning stove, a fully-equipped kitchen, a double bedroom and a garden with a BBQ and pizza oven. We know what’ll be on the menu after a day on the golden sands! In terms of dog walks, you’re ideally located on the Gower Peninsula, which is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

2. Lincolnshire Cottage

Location: Lincolnshire

Best for: Family-friendly breaks

Sleeps: Six

Enclosed garden: Yes 


Lincolnshire Cottage


Lincolnshire Cottage, in Lincolnshire, has enough space for all of the kids and the dog to run around, freely and safely. Plus, there’s lots of off-street parking making it a great choice for those coming from afar. Inside, you’ll find that the cottage has been finished to a very high standard and old features still remain intact - such as exposed brick walls and wooden ceilings. The open fire and large kitchen are sure to impress too - as is the fact that you’re not too far from South Bracing, the dog-friendly beach at Skegness. 

3. Bryn Tirion


Location: Gwynedd

Best for: Splashing around

Sleeps: Five

Enclosed garden: Yes 


Bryn Tirion


A hot tub, games room, enclosed garden, and just minutes from Gwynedd and its beach - Bryn Tirion is guaranteed to impress all ages and pooches! When you’re not enjoying the cottage’s amenities, you can also explore the nearby Lleyn Peninsula, which is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, as well as the number of dog walks in Abersoch and Pwllheli. Two pets are welcome, as are children - making it a great choice for families. 

4. A D Coach House


Location: Yorkshire

Best for: Dog-friendly walks

Sleeps: Six

Enclosed garden: Yes 


A D Coach House


Whether in search of somewhere that the whole family can enjoy or a property where friends can catch up, this A D Coach House in Yorkshire is just the thing. With three bedrooms, an enclosed garden, and a separate kitchen/diner, there's enough space for plenty of fun and games. And outside, your dog will have lots of areas to roam. You’re also nestled in Richmondshire and in direct countryside meaning there are lots of dog-friendly adventures close by. 

5. The Cabin


Location: Carmarthen

Best for: Romantic breaks

Sleeps: Two

Enclosed garden: Yes


The Cabin


Just picture it now: you and your other half are relaxing in a private hot tub in Carmarthen while your pup sits by the side. Or maybe, you’re enjoying drinks on the terrace as your dog roams around the enclosed garden. Boasting modern decor, a lovely bathroom and a double bed, The Cabin is the perfect choice for couples looking to get away. The nearby pub and ample countryside provide lots of opportunities to explore too.

6. The Barn

Location: Cumbria

Best for: Getting outdoors

Sleeps: Two

Enclosed garden: No 


The Barn


The Barn might not have an enclosed garden but you are on the doorstep of some of the best countryside in Cumbria and, indeed, the UK. Just a few miles from Keswick, and in the heart of the Lake District National Park, there’s so much to do and see here. And, when you do retreat back to your accommodation, you won’t be disappointed. In fact, with a secluded location and modern interior boasting all the amenities, including a private bathroom, fully equipped kitchen, dining area and parking for one car. You really can enjoy a home away from home. 

7. Devon Cottage

Location: Devon

Best for: Countryside breaks

Sleeps: Two

Enclosed garden: Yes 


Devon Cottage


Devon Cottage, and its location, bring the best of Devon’s beaches and countryside together. Inside, you’ll find all the amenities you could need for a short break - a lovely kitchen and living area, a cosy bedroom and a modern bathroom. Outside, there’s a gravelled garden area - safe enough for your dog - and you’re also just a short walk from the village of Westleigh. Here, you’ll find lots of dog-friendly establishments as well as the popular Village Inn!

8. Lovers’ Lodge

Location: Penybont

Best for: A couple’s retreat

Sleeps: Two

Enclosed garden: Yes 


Lovers’ Lodge


Want to get away from life’s stresses and the hustle and bustle of the city? Lovers’ Lodge in Penybont is the perfect place. Boasting a private terrace, a hot tub and an enclosed garden, it has everything you need for a break - and enough room for up to two pets. Nestled within the Radnorshire countryside means there are lots of opportunities for dog walks. But, if you do want to sit back, the nearby pub is definitely worth a visit. 

9. Cumbria Cabin

Location: Carlisle 

Best for: Switching off

Sleeps: Two

Enclosed garden: Yes 


Cumbria Cabin

Fancy glamping? How about glamping in Carlisle’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Solway Coast? Well, that’s what this Cumbria Cabin offers. Sit back in the hot tub, put the world right under the stars from your outdoor seating area, cook up a storm in the private kitchen, explore the nearby fields and cosy up with a film, while your dog lies by the side. It might be a rural location but there’s plenty to see and do - including Hadrian’s Wall, Roman Ruins at Housesteads and Talkin Tarn Country Park.



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