When taking a well-earned holiday, there is nothing better that taking the whole family including your pet! Our selection of dog friendly holiday cottages across the UK is one of the largest on the web.
From the Highlands of Scotland down to Lands End in Cornwall, we’re bound to have the perfect dog friendly holiday cottage for you. If you would like a cottage with a garden for your dog to play in, be sure to tick the ‘Garden’ tick box in the purple search panel on the left-hand side.
Dog Friendly Accommodation UK
In the past it was never an option to take your pet away with you to a self catering cottage, being inconvenient for the cottage owner or making it hard to arrange.
The attitude to pets in self catering properties has changed and there has been a large increase in pet friendly accommodation becoming available. Making it more feasible to take your pet with you and not requiring any more planning, saving money on expensive kennel cost and unnecessary worrying, knowing that your pet is safe in your hands.
Traveling to your perfect self catering holiday cottage may require a few extra comfort stops, letting your pet stretch their legs, before setting off again. If your pet is not known not to be a good traveler, ensure that food is eaten well in advance of your journey starting or perhaps consult your vet about travel sickness tablets. During the summer months, it is advisable to travel at certain times of the day to avoid the heat of the day and that notorious heavy traffic.
Dog Friendly Cottage Holidays: Do’s and Don’ts
When arriving at your self catering holiday cottage, ensure your pet is able to explore their new surroundings indoor and outdoor, making ground rules in regards to where he can or can’t go. Bring all of their bedding, food, treats, favorite toys, so they feel at home.
It is best to investigate a good route for an evening, morning walk for your pet close to the cottage.
When visiting tourist attractions near to your cottage, check that the local beaches are pet friendly as this can differ throughout the year, when dining out check that the local pub accepts dogs. This is essential as your dog must never be left alone in a vehicle, especially in hot weather.
Most pet friendly cottage companies mainly accept dogs, although you may want to ask if perhaps you can take your cat or another pet. When asking if your pet is welcome at the property you may find it harder to accommodate more than one pet, although the owner may welcome more than one pet. It is expected that your pet is very well behaved and that you adhere to the rules regarding pets.
A Dog Friendly Cottage Holiday To Remember
Many of the National Trust beaches are happy to except dogs all year round, although there may be a few which have restriction at certain time of the year due to breeding wildlife. You must always check whether or not your dog can run freely on the desired beach or perhaps remain on a lead at all times, remember to always carry your poop a scoop for any little accidents during your visit.
The countryside is a wonderful place to exercise and entertain your dog, but each dog owner is responsible for ensuring that their dog is not a danger to farm animals, wildlife or other people.