The Canine guide to South Wales holiday cottages


The Canine guide to South Wales

Kate A 30 March 2020

If your pup could choose the perfect holiday for your pack, would they pick somewhere with long golden beaches where they could play frisbee to their hearts’ content, jump over the waves with their new canine buddies and sniff out the mightiest sandcastles to destroy? Or would they go for a retreat in the countryside where they can splash through muddy puddles, race their humans to the top of big hills and scamper through exciting scent-filled forests?

Dog walks up Pen y Fan

Well, luckily for your tufty-pawed pal, you don’t have to choose between the coast and countryside as South Wales has it all! And not only does it have a tail-wagging treat of walkies on offer, but dog-friendly South Wales also has an abundance of attractions, places to eat and cosy cottages that welcome canine adventurers with open paws too.

After your furry best friend has picked out some of their favourite dog-friendly cottages in South Wales, have a read of our canine guide to South Wales where you can discover the best hidden beaches to explore, unusual attractions to visit and the cosiest dog-friendly pubs to relax in afterwards.

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Time for 'walkies' in South Wales

Dog-friendly walks in South Wales

Whether your pup wants to climb snowy peaks, doggy paddle in glistening lakes or bound across sandy beaches, we’ve sniffed out the very best South Wales walkies that every type of canine explorer will love. And don’t worry if you’ve only got little legs (canine or otherwise!), we’ve found some gentler trails too.

Want to know where you can walk behind a waterfall, or scamper up southern Britain’s highest mountain? Read our full guide to the best dog walks in South Wales.

Dog-friendly seaside adventures in South Wales

Dog-friendly beaches in South Wales

Nothing makes tails wag faster than when happy hounds feel the sand in their paws and the salty sea breeze in their fur. South Wales offers mile upon mile of coastline to explore with your pack, and we’ve dug out some of the friendliest stretches of beach where four paws are welcome all year round.

Want to visit ‘the UK’s No.1 dog-friendly beach’? Or how about a hidden gem that is often likened to the Caribbean with its soft golden sand and crystal-clear waters? Here’s our complete guide to the best dog-friendly beaches in South Wales.

Barking mad attractions in South Wales

Dog-friendly attractions in South Wales

It’s not just the walkies that your pack will go mutts for; South Wales is simply bursting with dog-friendly attractions that welcome canine companions with open paws. There are mighty castles to conquer, National Trust gardens to nose around and even mysterious caves to explore. For four-legged friends who love to get their wet noses stuck into everything, we’ve picked out some of the best dog-friendly days out in South Wales.

Whether you have a cultured canine interested in a little history, or a furry water baby who could happily spend their day on a canoe (yes, a canoe!), you will all have a ball with the fun activities we’ve sniffed out. Here’s our full guide to the best dog-friendly attractions in South Wales.

A round with the hound in South Wales

Dog-friendly pubs in South Wales

By now, you’ll probably have a list as long as your paw of things to do on your pet-friendly holiday in South Wales. But where do you go when you’re in need of a post-walk pick-me-up? It can sometimes be a chore to find places to eat and drink that welcome doggie diners as wholeheartedly as humans, but luckily for you, we’ve done the hard work!

If you want to know where you can find dog-friendly pubs in South Wales with roaring open fires for Fido to warm his paws after an exhilarating walk, or where you can take your pampered pooch for a pet-friendly afternoon tea (with a bottle of pawsecco, of course), have a read of our ultimate guide to the best dog-friendly places to eat in South Wales.

The most remote dog-friendly cottages in South Wales

Dog-friendly cottages in South Wales

When paws are weary, bellies are full and furry faces can’t stop yawning, it’s time for the whole pack to head home and catch some z’s. Our paw-friendly portfolio of dog-friendly cottages in South Wales will have everyone howling with joy, especially our collection of more remote dog-friendly accommodation. Here, the relaxing sounds of nature will lull you all to sleep, and tail-wagging views will get you sitting up and begging for more adventures in the morning.

Fancy stargazing from a restored Victorian railway carriage? Or how about hiding away in a peaceful eco-retreat within the depths of the Black Mountains? Here is our full guide to the most remote dog-friendly cottages in South Wales.


As you can see, there’s nowhere quite like South Wales when it comes to dog-friendly holidays. The beaches are breathtaking, the countryside is brimming with outdoor activities, and the hearty food is a real treat after a day of fun and adventure. Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway with a canine third wheel in tow or a big family get-together with the whole pack, our dog-friendly cottages in South Wales will ensure a memorable stay for two and four-legged guests.

Disclaimer: Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information at the time of writing, please ensure you check carefully before making any decisions based on the contents within this article.

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