Your dog will love a cottage holiday in Wales
From the beautiful forests of the Brecon Beacons to the misty peaks of Snowdonia National Park, Wales is home to hundreds of holiday spots. It's a place where you can immerse yourself with locals in cosy pubs or hide away in a holiday home in the Celtic hills.
Known for its landscape and hospitality, this nation is perfect for four-legged friends. Its incredible countryside is filled with great walking routes. And its reputation for friendly faces means your pooch will be welcomed as warmly as you are.Wales' world-class walking routes
Wales's rich and wild terrain is home to a huge selection of exceptional walking routes, perfect for letting your furry friend roam free. To find one simply step out of your pet-friendly holiday cottage, pick a direction and enjoy incredible sights along your way.
If you're after a Snaptrip favourite, we recommend the Cwm Idwal Walk, a short, circular route near Gwynedd. Set in the oldest national nature reserve in Wales, this three-mile stroll will take you through the beautiful Cwm Idwal. Hollowed out by ice, this already striking natural formation is made even more so by the panorama of rugged crags surrounding it and the crystalline waters of Llyn Idwal - the lake which fills the base.
Our guide: How to enjoy eco-friendly adventures with your dog in the UK covers many dog friendly activities in Wales.
Stroll through history
A scenic walk is a must for any dog-friendly holiday, but in Wales, you can do a lot more than stroll through countryside. Stroll through history itself. Shrouded in myth, mystery and Celtic legend, Wales is often referred to as the 'Land of Castles'. And for good reason too. The country is home to hundreds of ancient fortresses, many of which welcome dogs.
For starters, we recommend treating your pooch with a trip to Raglan Castle, a Tudor-style structure with towering turrets, made famous by the BBC series Merlin. This dog-friendly castle is one of the grandest buildings in Wales. As you cross the moat and approach the gatehouse, keep a lookout for the gargoyles lurking in the top corners of the towers. And don't forget to climb the spiral staircase to enjoy panoramic views of the local countryside.Spend a day by the sea
Think of Wales and you probably picture rolling hills and mountain peaks. But England's westerly neighbour is also a great choice for a short break beside the sea. Sandy beaches cover the Welsh coast path and many of which welcome dogs.
According to The Times, Wales is home to 'the UK's number one dog-friendly beach'. Rhossili, on South Wales' Cardigan Bay, is a golden, sandy spot, also popular with water sport enthusiasts. It's immaculate shores and foamy waters are perfect for letting your pooch run free.
If you're thinking of booking a pet-friendly cottage holiday in North Wales, we recommend setting a day aside to explore Malltraeth Bay. Quiet, even during peak tourist season, this beautiful sandy beach is backed by large, sandy dunes that no dog can resist bounding down.Holiday cottages for every occasion
Too much of the time, booking a dog-friendly holiday cottage means sacrificing on qualit. Well with us, nothing could be further from the truth. Just because you're letting your pooch in on the fun, doesn't mean you deserve anything short of perfection.
Not only will we find you an immaculate holiday cottage but we'll also ensure it comes with every amenities you desire. Fancy an extra slice of luxury? How does a holiday cottage with a hot tub in your enclosed gardens sound? Craving a little extra entertainment? Why not book a holiday cottage with a ground floor games room? Or if your pooch would like to play sheepdog for the weekend, why not book a shepherds hut or an open plan barn conversion on a working farm.
We've got cottages from South to North and Mid Wales. So wherever you see your holiday happening, we've got you covered. If you want to be walking distance from great restaurants, family-friendly attractions or the beautiful Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, we can make it happen. We're here to help your dog-friendly holiday dreams come true. All you need to do is ask..