Log cabins offer a special kind of getaway, a certain magic you can’t get anywhere else. They let you take one step closer to nature to enjoy the peace and quiet that comes with leaving the stress of city life behind. They let you journey to the most remote and gorgeous parts of Britain, and look out of the window to see nothing but bright green hills, unravelling into the distance far further than the eye can see.
If you let your dog decide your next getaway, they wouldn’t choose a poky studio apartment in a crowded city centre. They’d want to explore the great outdoors and go for the relaxation and freedom of a log cabin getaway.
The best way to explore the beauty of Britain
Lodges and log cabins are located, almost exclusively, in the most remote and naturally beautiful parts of the UK. As well peace, quiet and stunning scenery always being on the cards, you’ll also be surrounded by some of the UK’s best walking routes.
If you think your four-legged friend gets excited at the thought of running around the local park, wait and see the look on their face when they get to the rolling hills of the Lake District. Home to hundreds of miles of beautiful countryside, here you can tackle a dog-friendly walking route up England’s tallest mountain, Scafell Pike. Or perhaps spend an afternoon wandering around Lake Windermere, before retreating to one of the county’s pet-friendly pubs.
Maybe you could book a beachside log cabin on Cornwall’s gorgeous Jurassic Coast, where your dog can dig up bones older than humanity itself? After a long walk across the craggy cliffs, you can lounge beneath the sunniest skies in Britain, while your pooch plays in the sands of England’s most popular dog-friendly beaches.
Dog-friendly log cabins pair well with luxury
Too much of the time, booking a rustic log cabin, or even just a dog-friendly holiday home, means having to compromise on luxury. Well, here at Snaptrip, nothing could be further from the truth. Thanks to our unrivalled range of high-quality lodges and log cabins, you can book pet-friendly accommodation and still have all your holiday dreams come true.
Whether you’re dreaming of a decadent hot tub, underfloor heating or your own indoor swimming pool, we’ve got you covered. Why not book a luxury lodge on a working farm so your pooch can play sheepdog for the weekend? Or perhaps you could spice up your Instagram feed and head to the Isle of Skye for stunning views?
Some people see it as fussy but we know it’s the furry little extras that turn holidays from fine to fantastic. So, whatever you’re craving, use our pet-friendly filters to find precisely what you’re looking for. If you need additional help finding the perfect holiday home, we’re also on hand over the phone or via email, seven days a week.
They are a getaway for absolutely everyone
Whatever the occasion, pet-friendly lodges can provide the perfect base for your next holiday. Maybe you’re looking to leave the rest of the world behind and lead your special someone on a romantic getaway to the most beautiful parts of Britain? Well, how does wandering hand-in-hand, your faithful dog by your side, beneath the incredibly clear nights-skies of the Brecon Beacons sound?
Why not bring everyone together with a pet-friendly holiday home that’s large enough to fit the whole family. Or take the ‘me-time’ that you so desperately deserve and bring your dog on a relaxing holiday in the Scottish Highlands. You and your pooch can spread out in a luxury open plan lodge or curl up in front of a log fire in a cosy log cabin, as nothing but birdsong fills the crisp countryside air.
The best dog friendly walks
Which dog can resist the word ‘walkies'? To make things easier for you and your pooch, we’ve compiled a list of the best green spaces to discover new sights and smells.
The Lizard coastal walk, Cornwall
Best for: Dramatic cliff top scenery
Distance: Seven miles
Time to complete: Three hours
One of Cornwall’s most iconic walking trails, The Lizard coastal walk boasts wild flowers and dramatic cliff top scenery. Relatively challenging, you’ll run into a fair share of sandy slopes and rugged paths so make sure your pooch is up for the challenge.
Dog-friendly attraction: Make your way to Mullion Cove, a sandy dog-friendly beach year-round.
Dog-friendly pub: Stop off at the Kings Arms where dogs are welcomed in the bar to the side.
Walla Crag to Ashness Bridge, The Lake District
Best for: Making the most of the river
Distance: Seven miles
Time to complete: Four and a half hours
Soak up some of the Lake District’s treasured views. Starting from a river valley, make your way to Walla Crag and Wasdale Head. A fairly moderate walk, once you reach here, you’ll have the beauty of Derwentwater lying at your feet.
Dog-friendly attraction: Hop aboard a boat with Keswick Launch, it’s the best way to experience Derwentwater.
Dog-friendly pub: Grab a drink at Fellpack, although during evenings, dogs are only allowed downstairs.
Cemaes Head, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Wales
Best for: Being by the coast
Distance: Five miles
Time to complete: Three hours
If you and your pooch prefer the sea, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park in Wales should be your first pick. The only coastal national park in the UK, this walking route boasts rock folds, dramatic cliffs as well as sea birds, grazing ponies and bottlenose dolphins out in the bay.
Dog-friendly attraction: Explore the historic Pembroke Castle which dates back to the 11th century.
Dog-friendly coffee shop: The Stowaway is perfect for four-legged friends. It has a sign that welcomes ‘'wet sandy dogs' and offers free doggy treats..
Hartington Walking Route, Peak District National Park, Derbyshire
Best for: Enjoying the English countryside
Distance: Seven and a half miles
Time to complete: Four hours
Starting and ending in the picturesque village of Harlington in Derbyshire, this walking route is the perfect way to enjoy the English countryside. Ramble through lush fields and thick woodlands, pass the crystal clear waters of the River Dove and River spot one of the last remaining motte and bailey castles.
Dog-friendly attraction: Dogs on leads are welcome at Ilam Park. Take in beautiful gardens, views of the River Manifold and water bowls by the tea room.
Dog-friendly pub: Make your way to the Devonshire Arms where your dog will be welcomed with opened arms, given a bowl or water and offered treats.
Badgworthy Archaeology Walk, Exmoor National Park, Devon
Best for: Discovering history
Distance: Six miles
Time to complete: Two hours
If you and your furry friend are a fan of exploring archaeological sites, you’ll have much to discover at Badgworthy Archaeology Walk. Discover Exmoor’s past and you journey from early prehistory, when Mesolithic hunters roamed the moors to the mid-20th century, and the marks left by WWII.
Dog friendly-attraction: Whether you're a beginner or experienced walker, head south towards Tarr Steps with your dog to explore the stone slab steps.
Dog-friendly bar: In the heart of Exmoor National Park, The Crown is a family run inn which runs a cosy, country, dog-friendly bar.