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Dog-friendly cottages across the UK

Just because you’re heading off on holiday doesn’t mean your canine companion should be left behind. Here at Canine Cottages, the home of quality pet-friendly holidays, we have the ultimate collection of dog-friendly properties across the UK.

From the striking landscape of the Scottish Highlands to the golden sands of Cornwall, we feature over 2400 amazing properties that the whole family will go barking mad for. From properties with those all-important enclosed gardens and warming wood burners to safe coastal cottages as well as those with thoughtful doggy extras.

Staying in one of our properties is the perfect way to shake up your routine and sniff out new places. Gather the whole pack and let Canine Cottages lead the way. Let the adventures begin!

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Top dog-friendly beaches

Walk, run and play on any of these beautiful UK beaches. As every single beach on this list welcomes dogs, you can lead the whole family to adventures on your coastal retreat. From award-winning bays that you didn’t know existed in Wales, to Cornwall’s paradise beaches or the wildlife havens that sit along Norfolk’s remarkable coast, there’s a whole host of sandy seaside escapes that we think you should add to Fido's beach holiday bucket list. Even Scotland has sandy coves you would be forgiven for confusing with a Caribbean beach on the shores of far-flung Jamaica or Barbados: don’t miss out on these seaside treasures.

Don’t leave your canine companion behind on your next beach holiday. Make it this year’s goal to visit at least one of the fantastic UK beaches on our list with Mutley in tow, giving him (or her) the chance to splash through waves and feel the sand between those paws. Take a look now at the beautiful sandy coves on offer and let us know which one you'd go mutts for!

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Dog-friendly Peak District

Where better to stretch your legs and all four of your canine companion's than the gritstone ridges and steep limestone valleys of the Peak District? Experience walking on a whole other level by climbing a mountain, or if you and your pup don't quite have a head for heights there are plenty of opportunities for low-level walking too. Routes criss-cross this beautiful region with interesting stone structures to bypass, quaint towns and villages to visit and historical sites to sniff out, all the while drinking in the magnificent backdrop of the Peak District landscape.

This national park boasts a wealth of wildlife, wander through meadows and let Spot sniff out intriguing trails during your walks while you bird watch or search for tracks and footprints on the ground. Just don’t get them mixed up with your own canine companion's muddy paw prints! After you’ve had enough exploring this incredible landscape, a welcoming cottage awaits. Pick out your perfect holiday home with a wood burner, hot tub or BBQ where you can spend relaxed evenings and let your faithful dog snag a sausage or two. Find out more about the beautiful Peak District.

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Dog-friendly beaches Cornwall

Dig through this list of beaches with soft sand, crystal clear waters and long coastal walks - perfect for you and your pup!

Explore the spectacular North Cornwall coast with your dog: sniff out trails, chase sticks and splash through the waves - everything your canine companion needs to relax. The whole family can spend days by the seaside with an excitable pup in tow, where all of you can run free on golden shorelines. Enjoy a fantastic beach holiday by taking a look through our dog-friendly cottages.

The Cornish coast offers some of the finest stretches of beach in the UK, so it’s no wonder it’s such a popular holiday destination for dog owners. The dog-friendly beaches in Cornwall vary between vast areas of sand to tiny little coves, secluded stony bays to dramatic coastline stretching for miles; whether you and your canine companion want somewhere for a gentle stroll or a day of splashing with all the family, Kernow has the beach to match. Get yourself some vitamin sea.

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Best dog-friendly properties 2019

Never go on holiday without your beloved hound again - whether you're looking for a dog-tastic family holiday, a walking holiday with friends to shake up the routine walkies or perhaps even a honeymoon hideaway with both the human and canine love of your life, we can offer you a different breed of holiday. Take a nose around our best dog-friendly properties for 2019 to see which ones have been awarded top dog.

And just because you're taking your beloved bow-wow, that doesn't mean you have to forfeit luxury! While we have many holiday cottages with enclosed gardens and nearby walks to inspire your doggo, we also have luxurious and cosy holiday homes for humans to snuggle up in too. How about a trip to a cottage with a hot tub - lounge in the bubbles with a glass of bubbles or enjoy a warming retreat with a crackling wood burner where both the family and the dog can flop in front of the fire for cosy evenings after busy days out and about.

We have everything for every type of hound: seaside escapes where pups can bound across the sand; countryside cottages with endless walking trails to woodland hideaways where Mutley will find plenty of sticks to chase. Throw the dog a bone and browse our collection.

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