Nine dog-friendly staycations in the UK
The best thing about staycations is that you can take your four-legged friend with you. Forget impossible to find dog-friendly hotels or even leaving your pet at home - after all, dogs need a change of scenery too! Create your own home away from home in a cosy holiday cottage with your pooch with our dog-friendly short breaks in the UK.
Why dogs love it: There are more than 3,500 miles of footpaths to explore.
Devon’s wonderful weather, beautiful beaches and excellent coastal paths are sure to get your dog’s tail wagging!
Featured property: Hole House
Star feature: It’s setting nestled in 58 acres of beautiful countryside.
Best dog-friendly thing to do: Branscombe National Trust has lots of lovely walks and a pretty shingle beach for fun walks and games.
Best dog-friendly place to eat and drink: Pooches are welcome to snooze in front of the open fire at The Fountain Head Inn, a pretty pub that sells doggy treat bags.
2. Peak District
Why dogs love it: The national park is home to hundreds of wonderful walks and dog-friendly pubs.
The Peak District is home to amazing walking trails and more than 100 dog-friendly pubs so you can enjoy a long lunch or tasty tipple after a busy day dog walking.
Featured property: The Old Tractor Shed
Star feature: It’s pretty walled garden.
Best dog-friendly thing to do: Explore the gorgeous grounds of Chatsworth House which welcomes dogs on leads.
Why dogs love it: It’s been voted the UK’s most dog-friendly holiday destination!
City breaks can be canine-friendly too! Dog owners might be surprised how much fun there is to be had with your four-legged friend in Edinburgh.
Featured property: House in Edinburgh
Star feature: It’s walking distance from Arthur’s Seat.
This stylish two-bedroom House in Edinburgh is the paw-fect pad to call home during a fun-filled break to Auld Reekie.
Best dog-friendly thing to do: Enjoy your favourite flick with Fido at a special dog-friendly screening at The Cameo Cinema.
Best dog-friendly place to eat and drink: Whisk your waggy-tailed pal out for a treat at modern Scottish restaurant, First Coast.
4. Lake District
Why dogs love it: Water-lovers will enjoy splashing and swimming in the Lakes.
You can’t round-up great pet-friendly holidays without mentioning the Lake District. Your pooch can join you hiking up the hills, running through the valleys, and paddling in the Lakes.
Featured property: Waternook
Star feature: Breathtaking views of Ullswater.
Waternook is an exceptional home on elevated ground in a stunning lakeside spot. The six-bedroom home has a hot tub and welcomes two pets.
Best dog-friendly thing to do: Jump on an Ullswater Steamer to explore the lake in style.
Best dog-friendly place to eat and drink: The Flying Pig is a traditional pub offering hearty dishes.
Why dogs love it: Beautiful beaches for paddling and playtime.
Anglesey is home to the most dog-friendly beaches and green spaces so is the ideal spot for a doggy staycation. Don’t forget to pack Fido’s tennis ball!
Featured property: Old Barns
Star feature: It’s secluded location backing onto RSPB land.
Old Barns - Pentre Berw is a cute and cosy cottage in a quiet, secluded spot.
Best dog-friendly thing to do: Go for a walk at Red Wharf Bay beach.
Best dog-friendly place to eat and drink: The Kinmel Arms prides itself on treating it’s four-legged guests the same as it’s two-legged guests!
6. New Forest
Why dogs love it: Beautiful forests and rugged heathlands to explore.
The New Forest is a beautiful area for long afternoon ambles, pub lunches and getting lost amongst the trees.
Featured property: Cottage in Hampshire
Star feature: Endless walks from your own front door step.
This pretty Cottage in Hampshire is full of character and sits right in the heart of the Forest.
Best dog-friendly thing to do: Beaulieu Motor Museum welcomes dogs into its grounds.
Best dog-friendly place to eat and drink: The Royal Oak Beaulieu is a charming country inn that welcomes two-legged and four-legged customers.
Why dogs love it: Long trails wind across the county.
Northumberland offers numerous long distance walking trails meaning you can spend all day out exploring, leaving just footprints (and pawprints!) behind.
Featured property: A Stone’s Throw
Star feature: It’s proximity to the beach.
As it’s name may suggest, A Stone’s Throw is a quaint little cottage just a stone’s throw from the beach.
Best dog-friendly thing to do: Embrace the local area’s charms and history with a walk from Dunstanburgh Castle to Craster.
Best dog-friendly place to eat and drink: The Potted Lobster is a stylish bistro with a dog-friendly area.
8. The Cotswolds
Why dogs love it: Britain’s largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to explore.
The Cotswolds is Britain’s largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty meaning it’s a wonderful place for lovely dog walks and stunning landscapes.
Featured property: The Cottage
Star feature: Located in the heart of the Cotswolds.
The Cottage is an idyllic holiday home in the pretty village of Todenham.
Best dog-friendly thing to do: Cotswold Wildlife Park stands in 160 acres of landscaped grounds and showcases 260 species.
Best dog-friendly place to eat and drink: Friendly staff will treat your pooch to water and biscuits while you relax for lunch at the Duke of Wellington.
Why dogs love it: Glorious coastline and world-renowned beaches.
Pembrokeshire is home to a stunning coastline and one of the best beaches in the UK. It’s the ideal destination for pups who love nothing more than a day out at the seaside!
Featured property: Daisy @ Headland Escape
Star feature: The beautiful outdoor hot tub.
Daisy @ Headland Escape is a luxurious yurt with a hot tub; perfect for a romantic retreat.
Best dog-friendly thing to do: Visit Rhossili Bay, voted the best beach in the UK!
Best dog-friendly place to eat and drink: Sitting clifftop The Bay Bistro is the perfect place to dine after a walk on the beach below.