Planning a break away with your four-legged friend? Chances are you’ll want to make sure that everything is safe and secure for them before you arrive. That’s why at Dog Friendly Cottages, we make sure to let you know about pet-friendly features before you book. We’ve got thousands of lovely dog-friendly cottages with enclosed gardens for you to choose from, including coastal cottages in Cornwall and cosy homes in the Welsh wilderness.


Of course, you’ll also want to find a cottage that suits your style too! How about a cosy barn conversion complete with an outdoor hot tub in the countryside? You’ll get to relax and unwind while your pup enjoys all the free space in the garden. Or, go for a seaside cottage and enjoy the very best in walkies along gorgeous coast paths in the South West. 


Our friendly team is always on hand to help you find the perfect cottage; whether you’re looking for extras such as games rooms to keep the whole pack entertained, or helpful advice on your chosen location. So, what are you waiting for? With special offers on thousands of dog-friendly holiday homes with enclosed gardens across Britain, you’ll get to enjoy peace of mind and make big savings on your next break!



Best locations for a dog-friendly cottage with an enclosed garden

When there’s so many incredible places across the UK, it can be difficult to decide where to go! Here are our top location picks for dog-friendly cottages with an enclosed garden.

1. North Wales

Best for: Enjoying both mountain walks and beachside strolls!


If you can’t decide between a seaside holiday and a secluded retreat in the countryside, then North Wales offers the best of both worlds. With both coast and country within a short drive of one another, you can enjoy a revitalising  beach walk on one day, and a mountain trek with your furry friend the next! After a busy day of exploration, cosy up in your cottage before starting the adventures off again. While you’re there, be sure to try some local bara brith or Welsh oggie.

Dog-friendly place to stay: Red Robin Cottage in Amlwch is a cosy dog-friendly holiday cottage. Perfect for couples, the cottage also allows up to two dogs.

2. Cornwall

Best for: Long walks along the beach with your furry friend


There’s just something so lovely about a traditional seaside break. For those who love nothing more than sinking their toes into golden sands and listening to the sounds of soothing waves,  Cornwall is the ultimate destination. Famed for its long stretches of glittering coastline, your pup will love splashing around on the many dog-friendly beaches of this gorgeous South West county. From St. Ives to Newquay, there’s plenty of charming towns to find your perfect cottage!

Dog-friendly place to stay: Bay Blue is a stylish cottage for two in Newquay, close to the popular Fistral Beach and Newquay Golf Course.

3. Cumbria

Best for: Enjoying some R&R in the beautiful surroundings of the Lake District


Home of the Lake District National Park, Cumbria is ideal for those who want to escape the bustle of the city and enjoy a quieter pace of life for a few days. Surrounded by majestic mountains and mirror-like lakes, natural beauty certainly isn’t in short supply in this northern county! With their local farm shops, restaurants and boutiques, the towns of Ambleside and Keswick are a delight to walk around. Be sure to sample the world-famous Grasmere gingerbread while you’re there.

Dog-friendly place to stay: Apple Tree Cottage in Kirkby Stephen is a delightful two-bedroom cottage, allowing up to two dogs to stay.

4. Yorkshire

Best for: Exploring the beautiful national parks of Yorkshire


Yorkshire is home to not one, but two gorgeous national parks. Whether you plan on exploring the North York Moors or the rolling Yorkshire Dales, you’ll never run out of scenic walking routes while you’re away. Your dog will love sniffing around forests, moorlands and countryside as you discover this pretty county. You could even head to its coastline, where popular towns including Scarborough and Whitby offer a good choice of sandy beaches.

Dog-friendly place to stay: Croft Cottage is a cute semi-detached cottage in the peaceful surroundings of Stillington in North Yorkshire.

5. Devon

Best for: Soaking up the sunshine or discovering the Dartmoor National Park


Yet another wonderful South West county, Devon offers a lovely blend of peaceful moorlands and bustling coasts. If you’d like to explore the scenic Dartmoor National Park, then the market towns of Tavistock and Chagford offer the perfect base. For those who want to head straight to the beach, then be sure to take a look at the charming towns of Salcombe and Torquay. There’s a whole host of dog-friendly beaches to be enjoyed along Devon’s coastline.

Dog friendly place to stay: The Shippen is an elegant two-bedroom pet-friendly holiday cottage in Tavistock, just on the corner of the Dartmoor National Park.



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