There’s no better way to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life than by grabbing the dog, packing up the car and heading to an award-winning log cabin or a working farm in the middle of nowhere.
Find a remote cottage that’s perfect for an intimate couple’s retreat. Or opt for a rural home that is still within easy reach of local facilities, ideal for a family-friendly holiday with your pooch.
Our collection of remote holiday cottages offer peace and quiet without compromising on comfort or luxury.
Best locations for a remote dog-friendly holiday
Our remote dog-friendly cottages offer privacy away from the rest of the world, while still in easy reach of amenities, attractions and restaurants.
1. Argyll & Bute
Ideal for: Stunning Scottish scenery
Argyll & Bute offers stunning scenery and a remote getaway in the west of Scotland. The region is made up of rugged coastline and 23 inhabited islands. It’s a wonderful location to get away from it all, unwind, stargaze and spot wildlife.
Best walk: Pack up your wellies and the tennis ball for a game of fetch along Ostell Bay, also known as Kilbride Bay.
Dog-friendly place to stay: The School House is a charming dog-friendly cottage set amongst 13,000 acres of grounds and woodland. The stone-built property has an open fire and private gardens.
2. Yorkshire Dales
Ideal for: Rugged landscapes
The wild and windswept Yorkshire Dales boast beautiful limestone scenery, underground caves and cascading waterfalls. Stone-built villages are surrounded by rugged farmland and countryside, making it a beautiful place to explore on foot and an easy location to escape from it all.
Best walk: Hike up Horse Head Pass, along the ridge and follow the River Wharfe back on this five and a half mile route.
Ideal for: History and culture
Warwickshire is a county bursting full of cultural attractions and historic landmarks. Wander the winding streets of Warwick, explore Shakespeare’s birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon, follow miles upon miles of canal paths, or get lost in the pretty countryside.
Best walk: Walk along the canal and explore Hatton Locks, a unique set of 21 locks spanning 3.2km and known as the ‘stairway to heaven’.
Dog-friendly place to stay: Owl Cottage is a rural romantic retreat in the heart of England. The snug one-bedroom holiday home has an open fire and hot tub; perfect for an intimate getaway.
4. Isle of Wight
Ideal for: Island life
For sandy beaches and sunny days, the Isle of Wight is the best place to be. Accessible via ferry, the little island off the coast of Southern England is a great escape from busy, modern life. Choose a quaint seaside cottage or a charming cabin on the cliffs to breathe in the sea air and make the most of the views.
Best walk: Explore the grounds of the beautiful Carisbrooke Castle, take in the views and enjoy this circular two-mile walk.
Dog-friendly place to stay: Olive is a cute hut with a hot tub and an enclosed garden, making it ideal for a romantic break for a couple and their dog.
5. Peak District
Ideal for: Climbing peaks
Get away from it all in a quaint, country cottage in the heart of the Peak District. A stunning area made up of meandering rivers, whimsical woodlands and rolling hills. You can go for days without seeing another soul while exploring the park’s countryside with your pooch.