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The best dog-friendly properties for 2022 holiday cottages

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The best dog-friendly properties for 2022

Simon L 12 January 2022

Once upon a time, taking your dogs away with you on holiday meant comfort had to be a secondary consideration. Not anymore, as in recent years, there’s been a ‘Rover revolution’, with dogs all across the land demanding the same quality holiday cottages as everybody else - and rightly so! 

From pretty stone bothies and wooden cabins in magical forests to contemporary beach houses and mansions that welcome multiple dogs, our handpicked dog-friendly holiday cottages across the UK ensure that everyone’s welcome, no matter what their size, shape or sprightliness. 


So, whether you’re looking for a family holiday, a walking holiday with friends or perhaps a honeymoon hideaway with both your human and canine loves, have a look at our best dog-friendly cottages and get inspired for your 2022 holiday...

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The most booked dog-friendly cottages

Estuary View House Gower, South Wales

Sleeps 1 canine and 8 humans

Estuary View House Gower

Three reasons it gets tails wagging:

  • Rhossili Beach is nearby, which was once named the most dog-friendly beach in the UK
  • Furry guests will adore the enclosed garden and watching the kids play in the treehouse
  • Pop the pup’s bed in front of the wood burner and let him snooze the evening away

What our guests say:

“The garden has excellent views across the estuary, and the treehouse is great fun for younger visitors. The swimming pool was warm and great for a daily swim, or two! Then finishing the day with an evening Jacuzzi was a perfect end to the day. Penclawdd, in South Wales, has an amazing ice cream parlour and fish and chip shop. It was lovely to walk alongside the estuary early morning and evening. Estuary View House Gower is a great location for exploring the Gower and the Brecon Beacons.” – Kim


Clearbrook Barn, Cotswolds

Sleeps 3 canines and 2 humans

Clearbrook Barn

Three reasons it gets tails wagging:

  • Those with four paws can explore all 3 acres of beautiful grounds, paddle in the nearby stream and meet Wallace the alpaca
  • You’ll have hot dogs in more ways than one when you snuggle in the comfortable BBQ hut
  • The nearby pub, the Bull and Butcher, is a lovely place in the Cotswolds to grab a bite and is dog friendly too

What our guests say:

Clearbrook Barn is a beautiful place in an amazing village just right for visiting Oxford. The cottage is modern, comfortable and set in the most beautiful gardens with the extra treat of the resident alpacas. Amanda is the most welcoming of hosts who loves to share her gardens and the amenities available there - hot tub, BBQ hut, lots of seating areas plus beautiful, landscaped gardens. The bed is super comfortable, and the shower is hot and powerful. You are guaranteed a stay to remember!” – Christine


Butterfly Cottage - Keswick, Cumbria

Sleeps 1 canine and 2 humans

Butterfly Cottage - Keswick

Three reasons it gets tails wagging:

  • The suntrap enclosed patio is a perfect pooch snoozing station
  • Exceptional Lake District dog walks can be found nearby at Derwentwater and Whinlatter Forest
  • The outdoor sink for washing muddy paws will ensure no dirt is walked through the cottage

What our guests say:

Butterfly Cottage is a fantastic little couples retreat in the heart of Keswick. It was our fourth time staying here. And quite simply I cannot fault it. Big credit to the owners who always freshen the interior or decor every year...we will most definitely be back again in the near future.” – David

The most viewed dog-friendly cottages

Beach End, South Devon

Sleeps 3 canines and 12 humans

Beach End

Three reasons it gets tails wagging:

  • The banks of the River Dart are a few paw strides away, making it perfect for a doggy paddle
  • Lots of beautiful outdoor space, with bi-fold doors into the house so the dogs can come and go as they please
  • Nearby Woodlands Theme Park has free dog kennels if you fancy an adrenaline-fuelled day in Dartmouth

What our guests say:

“What a stunning location. We didn’t get in a car until our final day to explore beyond Dittisham and where the ferry boats take you. The village and estuary are wonderful for exploring, and watching the storms come and go from the kitchen was magical. We paddleboarded and canoed with seals and swans all week and they became our friends! There is so much to do here and Beach End is a wonderful base to call home for a week.” - Gemma


The Little Man, Lake District

Sleeps 1 canine and 2 humans

The Little Man

Three reasons it gets tails wagging:

  • Plenty of outdoor space for your dog to explore around the cottage 
  • Treat your pooch to a dog-friendly lake cruise on Derwentwater
  • Nearby Castlerigg Stone Circle is just one of a number of fantastic walking options

What our guests say:

“Me and my partner came here for his 30th birthday. I would highly recommend this place to anyone! It’s absolutely beautiful! When we stayed at The Little Man, everything was perfect, the location is stunning - especially in the hot tub! The cabin is beautiful and has all the essentials that you would need! We will definitely be returning! It also has a special place in our hearts as my partner proposed to me here under the stars! Can’t wait to come back.” – Louise


Scafell Lodge, Lake District

Sleeps 2 canines and 2 humans

Scafell Lodge

Three reasons it gets tails wagging:

  • Located wonderfully close to Coniston Water, perfect for a four-pawed paddle
  • Place the dogs’ beds in front of the fire and let them have the snooze they deserve
  • The enclosed balcony will mean the dogs can get some fresh air without you worrying about them scampering off

What our guests say:

Scafell Lodge was a great, great location for exploring the Lake District. Coniston Water is a short walk away with access to the lake if you love fun on the water and kayaking. Great place to stay, walking from here and Coniston is fantastic. Very peaceful place to stay too, we will be looking to come again.” - Simon

The highest-rated dog-friendly cottages

East Neuk By The Sea, Fife

Sleeps 1 canine and 4 humans

East Neuk By The Sea

Three reasons it gets tails wagging:

  • It has an enclosed garden with gorgeous sea views
  • There’s a welcome pack waiting for you, including dog biscuits
  • You’ve got a dog parlour at the front of the cottage, ideal for pampering windswept dogs!

What our guests say:

“If you want to leave the comfort of your home and hope to have a 5-star experience, look no further than East Neuk By The Sea. This Scottish holiday home is the best and more, the Ritz hotel experience of holiday homes. Our dog especially loved the place, because you wander straight out, onto the Fife Coastal Path and walk for miles.” – Kai


Debenham Mill, Suffolk

Sleeps 1 canine and 2 humans

Debenham Mill

Three reasons it gets tails wagging:

  • The sunroom brings the outside in with its many windows and French doors
  • Get cooking on the BBQ and don’t forget to sizzle something up for Fido
  • Visit the dog-friendly pub, just 1 mile down the road in Debenham

What our guests say:

“Best holiday in a long time. Debenham Mill in Suffolk is a fantastic property with everything you could want for your stay. Very clean, tidy, well equipped and so comfortable. Lovely welcome gifts on arrival for humans and the dog. Lovely owners and family. Centrally placed for lots of days out. Already booked again for next year. Thanks go to the whole Johnson family.” – Deborah


Taigh Na Coille, Roshven, The Highlands

Sleeps 2 canines and 10 humans

Taigh Na Coille, Roshven

Three reasons it gets tails wagging:

  • No need for the pups to fight over the fires with one wood burner each
  • Explore the outside decked area with access to open grounds and the shoreline
  • Climb aboard the Jacobite Steam Train and traverse the Glenfinnan Viaduct with your pooch

What our guests say:

“The house, the location and the environment were amazing. The views were exceptional which were enhanced by the weather and the changing colours of the landscape. Plenty to do in the area for the whole family, our party of eight had the best time. The waterfront near the house was a bonus and we watched porpoises swimming nearby. The water is calm enough to kayak and snorkel in to see the masses of sea life. Our dogs had a great time too. Would love to go back. Taigh Na Coille, Roshven is a five-star +++ holiday cottage.” – David

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Beeswing Lodge, Northumberland

Sleeps 2 canines and 4 humans

Beeswing Lodge

Three reasons it gets tails wagging:

  • Let the dogs roam free in the large, enclosed garden with a patio
  • Make use of the outdoor doggy shower to wash muddy paws
  • Being within the Northumberland National Park, there’ll be walkies opportunities aplenty

What our guests say:

“This place is AMAZING! I cannot fault it in any way, it was cleaned to a high standard and is fully equipped with everything you need. It’s like a home away from home and could have happily stayed for months. The owner is perfect, has very good communication and went out of her way to make our honeymoon special - highly recommend! Beeswing Lodge is on a very quiet country road so it feels like you’re totally alone in the wilderness. The deer park in the back garden and miles of walks in the area are 10/10.” – Gary


Tortworth Estate - Hammerley Cottage, Gloucestershire

Sleeps 2 canines and 4 humans

Tortworth Estate - Hammerley Cottage

Three reasons it gets tails wagging:

  • Your dogs will love the enclosed, lawned garden with its pergola for some shade
  • When rest is needed, return through the French doors to the vaulted sunroom, which is the perfect spot for a snooze
  • As the sun goes down, Rex can retire to his bed in front of the wood burner, whilst humans warm up in the hot tub

What our guests say:

Tortworth Estate - Hammerley Cottage is an absolutely stunning cottage! It is equipped with everything and to a fabulous John Lewis standard. As soon as you reach the property it has a wow factor. It is spotlessly clean. Our stay was from 29th Dec-2nd Jan. We were super pleased with the beautiful Christmas tree in the lounge. The New Year was welcomed in sitting in the hot tub watching fireworks from afar and stargazing. The two king-size bedrooms offer much comfort. Robes are included too!” - Lynn


Bush Cottage, Peak District

Sleeps 1 canine and 4 humans

Bush Cottage

Three reasons it gets tails wagging:

  • Set on the edge of the Peak District National Park, there are ample walking trails in all directions
  • Come back and laze around in the large, enclosed garden with comfortable furniture for the humans
  • The bi-fold doors allow the pup to come and go easily, transitioning from indoors to outdoors effortlessly

What our guests say:

“Perfect weekend away we will never forget, as it’s where we got engaged! David helped organise flowers for the wonderful proposal on our arrival and left us some goodies too. It was the most beautiful cottage that was spotlessly clean and so comfortable. We went for a few local walks and visited Carsington Water. The weather was very wet and snowy, but we had plenty of walks in between. Lovely secure garden for the dog. We’ve had a wonderful weekend relaxing; we will most certainly be back to Bush Cottage.” – Ellen

Look forward to a dog-friendly holiday in 2022

Tempted by our best dog-friendly properties for 2022? We have thousands more equally lovely dog-friendly cottages all across the UK, perfect for dog-friendly holidays - take a look and book your 2022 getaway today.

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