June 16, 2019
Dog-Friendly Cottages, from Premier Cottages.
Premier Cottages’ collection of self-catering properties features over 400 pet friendly holiday homes. There are two levels of dog-friendliness – “dogs accepted”, which does what it says on the tin; and “Dogs Welcome”, where the owners go the extra mile with welcome packs, sofa throws and doggy towels, dog bins, toys, and things like stairgates, crates and spare leads and bowls. Many include lists of dog-friendly walks, attractions and pubs too.
Old Pear Tree Barn, Cornwall
Located close to the North Coast, Old Pear Tree Barn had been converted from a derelict barn and piggery into a luxury eco-friendly home, providing comfortable stays for four with up to two dogs. There is an enclosed garden and a number of fantastic walks in the area including Holywell Bay beach and dunes and the world-famous surfing destinations of Fistral Beach, Perran Sands and Watergate Bay.
Built into the hillside of Stoke Gabriel, the retro-modern Dominoes features original pine ceilings and a south facing wall of glass, giving the lounge and upstairs bedrooms panoramic views of water, wildlife and the woodland beyond. The garden is fenced and secure, there’s a tap in the patio area and a doggy bath, shampoo and towels are provided. The holiday house is a great base for exploring South Devon and has lock up facilities to store kayaks and bikes. The cottage sleeps six guests.
Wheeldon Trees Farm Holidays Cottages, Derbyshire Set in the dramatic scenery of the Peak District National Park, dog-friendly Wheeldon Trees Farm offers nine award winning cottages plus a communal games room. There are self-guided dog walks from the door and two dog-friendly pubs nearby. Pets are treated like royalty with toys, towels, bowls, mats, leads, holiday tags, waste bags, an exercise paddock and even a doggie hairdryer.
Award-winning Cwm Connell Coastal Cottages, Pembrokeshire Winners of the Pembrokeshire Tourism’s Best Dog-Friendly Holiday Cottage of 2018, Cwm Connell Coastal Cottages has six properties that welcome pets. Pooches are allowed home alone, can run around in the four-acre enclosed paddock and there’s even a dog-sitting service. Located in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Cwm Connell Coastal Cottages offer views over Cardigan Bay and a woodland walk leading to the beach, from the cottage door.
There is also a shared hot-tub and sauna onsite plus a wealth of activities in the area and dog-friendly Blue Flag beaches within walking distance.
Tottergill Farm Cottages, Cumbria
Eight out of ten of the luxury five-star boltholes at Tottergill Farm Cottages are pet-friendly, accommodating up to two well-behaved dogs. Four-legged friends are welcomed with treats and there are maps and guides for walks, a list of dog-friendly pubs and an outside tap and towels to use after a day walking. The cottages boast wood-burning stoves and enclosed gardens, and many also have a private jacuzzi. Tottergill Farm is set on a 48-acre estate overlooking the Lake District and Scottish Hills. Dogs are charged at £30 per stay.
Home Farm, Somerset Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Home Farm is on the doorstep of walking routes around the Mendips and is just 20 minutes from dog-friendly beaches. The four dog-friendly cottages, sleeping two to six, are cosily furnished and have their own enclosed gardens. Plus, there’s a further two acres of enclosed fields to run around in. Dogs are allowed in many of the attractions in the surrounding area including Cheddar Caves, all-year-round beaches, and a selection of National Trust gardens.
Sherwood House, Pembrokeshire
Sherwood House is a luxury water-facing property with a large outside deck giving 180 degree views of the Teifi Estuary. The four-bedroom property is located at the start of the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path and is just one mile away from the dog-friendly Poppit Sands beach plus there’s a doggy shower located in the driveway. The cottage also features a fantastic outdoor kitchen with a BBQ and pizza oven and a child and dog-friendly enclosed garden.
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