Seven dog-friendly Christmas breaks to take your pooch

Dreaming of an extra special Christmas holiday away from home, but worrying about what to do with the pooch? Times have changed. You can have luxury, romance, and bring your four-legged friend along with our range of dog-friendly cottages for Christmas breaks. 

1. 1 The Old Signal House

Location: Cornwall

Sleeps: Six

Enclosed garden: No


1 The Old Signal House


This isolated holiday home, located on a remote outcrop of Cornwall’s craggy coast is the ideal Christmas spot for those wishing to spend the festive season with only their loved ones. The period property of 1 The Old Signal House was originally built for the families who manned the nearby lighthouse, and it offers a truly unique stay with panoramic sea views from the large windows..


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2. 1 Long Barn

Location: Suffolk

Sleeps: Six

Enclosed garden: Yes


1 Long Barn


As dog-friendly holiday cottages go, 1 Long Barn is a winning combination of both style and substance. The converted barn not only has a superb location surrounded by Suffolk countryside and big skies, but the contemporary layout gives it a stylish feel. Close to the historic market town of Beccles and pretty riverside walks, it’ll give you a Christmas to remember.


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3. Bryn Mawr

Location: Denbighshire

Sleeps: Seven

Enclosed garden: Yes


Bryn Mawr


Pet-friendly places to stay don’t get much more spectacular than Bryn Mawr, a large converted barn with a country house feel in Denbighshire. Snowdonia National Park is on the doorstep, with all of its outdoor pursuits, but just through the landscaped gardens of the barn itself lie 20 kilometers of private woodland trails; perfect for walks with Fido. 


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4. Askrigg Chapel

Location: Yorkshire

Sleeps: Eight

Enclosed garden: Yes


Askrigg Chapel


This beautiful property is set in the rugged Yorkshire countryside. A great base for exploring both the dramatic Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District National Park, the Askrigg Chapel is a unique conversion, with spectacular design features. Arched stained-glass windows and a central enclosed fireplace give it a luxurious, yet cosy, feel. And with four large bedrooms and room for two dogs, it’s perfect for a family Christmas break. 


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5. Oak Tree Cottage

Location: Perthshire

Sleeps: Eight

Enclosed garden: Yes


Oak Tree Cottage


This cosy cottage in Perthshire works fantastically for a larger family Christmas or a celebration among friends. Oak Tree Cottage’s intimate design revolves around socialising, from the open-plan kitchen and dining room to the huge terrace with its fire pit and warming hot tub. With a one-acre enclosed garden, you can let your pooch roam free.


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6. The Nest

Location: Dorset

Sleeps: Two

Enclosed garden: Yes


The Nest


If you’re looking for a quiet Christmas for two (plus a dog), look no further. The Nest is a welcoming shepherd’s hut fitted out with everything you need for a restful winter break. Although small, the cosy interior has a fully fitted kitchen, dining area and bedroom. Outside you can stargaze in the clear Dorset sky from the bubbles of your very own hot tub. 


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7. Rock Cottage

Location: The Cotswolds

Sleeps: Four

Enclosed garden: Yes


Rock Cottage


Charming Rock Cottage is a lovely base for a quintessential English Christmas break. In the traditional market town of Minchinhampton, and surrounded by the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the cottage exudes country comfort. With a small but perfectly formed terrace garden and two large bedrooms, it’s ideal for a small family or two couples.


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