Dog Friendly Cottages in West Wales
Looking for somewhere a little quieter to escape to this year? The cliffs and coastlines of West Wales might not draw the same amount of tourists as the south coast, but that just means you get to enjoy this gorgeous region without all the crowds! A stay in one of our lovely dog-friendly cottages in West Wales allows you to explore the area with your four-legged friend in tow. Whether you're planning on a cosy log cabin break near the woods or perhaps looking to stay close to the peaceful Pembrokeshire National Park, there's bound to be a cottage waiting for you.
We're all a little bit different when it comes to the idea of a perfect holiday; right down to the type of homes we'd like to stay in. Fortunately, we've got a fantastic variety of holiday cottages; from cosy open plan shepherd's huts and ground floor apartments to majestic manors with swimming pools for those extra special occasions. How about a cottage by the coast for long beach walks with your furry friend? We'll even help you find an enclosed garden to keep your pup safe.
Whatever you might have in mind, we're here to help you plan the ideal break. Once you're all booked - all you need to do is get planning! From exploring the stunning Pembrokeshire National Park to sightseeing at the many pretty seaside towns of West Wales, you'll find plenty to do here!
Best dog-friendly walks in West Wales
Dog-friendly holidays aren't complete without a good hike! Here's some of our favourite walking routes in West Wales.
New Quay Harbour Beach
Best for: Making a splash by the sea
All dogs love sandy beaches! If you're staying at one of our coastal cottages in Ceredigion, be sure to visit the dog-friendly New Quay Harbour Beach. This long stretch of beach offers plenty of space for your pooch to run wild. Meanwhile, you get to enjoy the lovely sea views!
Pembrokeshire Coast National Park
Best for: Soaking up the dramatic coastal views
Staying at a cottage in Pembrokeshire? Then you'll have to make a trip to the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Spanning over 186 miles, this glorious stretch of coastline offers a whole host of scenic walking routes for you to try.
Moylgrove to Monington
Location: Cardigan Bay Best for: Doing a bit of sightseeing through pretty Welsh villages
It's always easier to follow a circular walk, and if you're staying in Cardigan Bay then you might want to try the Moylgrove to Monington Trail. Along the way, you'll discover some unique landmarks, including the famous ‘Witches Cauldron'.
Dog-friendly pit stop nearby: Refuel with a coffee or burger at the Cat Rock Cafe. Treats and water bowls are provided for four-legged friends!
Best for: Seeing this beautiful AONB for yourself
If you're staying in a pet-friendly cottage in Swansea, then you'll definitely want to take a walk along the dramatic Gower Peninsula coast path. This stunning peninsula was the first location in the UK to be awarded the coveted ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' title.
Dog-friendly pit stop nearby: Pop into the Rake and Riddle in Pen-clawdd for an excellent choice of home-cooked meals.
Best for: Enjoying the views from this scenic pebbly beach
Be sure to make a visit to Penparcau Beach in Aberystwyth. This stretch of pebbly coastline is a popular choice among local dog walkers. It's really close to the centre of the town, so you can easily pop over for a coffee or meal afterwards.
Dog-friendly pit stop nearby: Head over to Mikey's for a lovely hot chocolate or if you feel like treating yourself, an indulgent afternoon tea!
Best dog friendly attractions in West Wales
Make the most of your time away in West Wales by visiting these popular attractions - they're all dog-friendly!
Best for: Discovering the history of West Wales
Those staying at a dog-friendly holiday cottage in Pembrokeshire should make a visit to the historic Pembrokeshire Castle. A great family day out, dogs are allowed to explore with you as long as they are on a lead.
Location: St Davids
Best for: Discovering the waters and wildlife of Pembrokeshire
Enjoy a jet boat experience on the coastline of Pembrokeshire! Venture Jet in St Davids offer a choice of boating tours through various caves and rapids. The best thing? Dogs can enjoy the adventure too!
Best for: Roaming the grounds of this massive manor
With over 60 acres of park and woodland, Scolton Manor in Haverfordwest offers plenty of great walking routes for families and dog-walkers. Be sure to take a look at the beekeeping centre where you can pick up a jar of golden Scolton Manor Honey!
Colby Woodland Garden
Best for: Enjoying a family picnic or a peaceful walk through the woodlands
The Colby Woodland Garden near Amroth offers a number of delightful walks through its enchanting woodlands. Wildflower meadows and carpets of bluebells are just a few of the sights you can expect to see as you wander through.
Best for: Trying out a new hobby
Fancy trying your hand at a bit of pottery? Wolfscastle Pottery in Haverfordwest hosts a number of workshops during the summer months - great for families who want to try something a little bit different while away.