The Canine guide to North Wales holiday cottages


The Canine guide to North Wales

Ed Roberts 04 April 2020

North Wales is an exceptionally attractive corner of the British Isles to visit on holiday with your dog. Our pet-friendly guide to North Wales will help you find all the best places to go with your doggy during your stay: these include beauty spots, family attractions, beaches and places to eat. We have also compiled a tidy selection of great dog-friendly self-catering holiday cottages in North Wales to inspire you at the end of this handy guide.


If you are planning a trip to North Wales, and are looking forward to discovering Snowdonia National Park, Anglesey, the Llyn Peninsula and the north coast, then let us inspire you with our list of fun and fangtabulous dog-friendly places to sniff out with your pooch.

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🏡 Top places to stay

North Wales’ best dog-friendly beaches

N Wales dog beach

With beaches this beautiful in North Wales, you need our ‘lowdown’ on the very best sandy stretches to head to any time of year. Some beaches have restrictions in place during the summer, but we know where the best dog-friendly beaches in North Wales are from Talacre to Barmouth. Whether you are looking for a traditional Victorian-era seaside resort or a remote dune-rimmed expanse of sand to careen down, our guide to North Wales’ dog-friendly beaches will help you decide where to go.

The best doggy days out in North Wales

Doggy attractions

With so many dog-friendly attractions in North Wales, we’ve narrowed down the field of choice to suggest some of the best of this diverse pack of outings. Take your hound aboard a steam train through the gorgeous North Wales countryside, scramble around ancient castle ruins, even take them underground! There are lots of activities to get amongst with your pooch on a dog-friendly holiday to North Wales.

Where to dine with your dog in North Wales

Dog food

Finding places to eat with your four-legged mate can be a challenge. Well, we’ve taken the head scratching out of the equation and chased down some superb places to get yourself and the dog a good feed.

Whether you are looking for a fireside seat with a pint in a pet-friendly gastropub, the best seaside chippy, or family-friendly spot to head to for supper, take a look at our guide on where to go food-finding with your dog. All the best places are here.

North Wales’ best paw-friendly places to stay

Dog-friendly properties

Our dog-friendly cottages in North Wales are the pawfect choice for you. Set all across the region, this area of Wales is an exciting area to explore with your dearest and best. Our pet-friendly properties are excellent home-from-homes that you and your dog will feel comfortable in and they make for the pawfect backdrop for a North Wales holiday.

We have selected three splendid self-catering cottages that wholeheartedly welcome dogs in the North Wales region.

Island Hide, Anglesey 

Sleeps: 1 dog and 2 humans

Island Hideaway

Stay in this unique retreat with its lovely range of creature comforts that include a hot tub overlooking the RSPB Wetlands Reserve at Gaerwen. This stylish cabin provides cosy accommodation for two humans and one fluffy dog. It’s enhanced by a curious outdoor kitchen and a fire pit that makes this the ultimate dog-friendly countryside hang out.

Cappele Cottage, Betws-y-Coed

Sleeps: 2 dogs and 4 humans  

Cappel Cottage

Holiday in this charming traditional cottage near Betws-y-Coed in Snowdonia National Park. Nestled deep inside a lush, romantic Welsh valley with unbelievable views, it’s a cosy prospect full of traditional farmhouse features. Perfect for a cosy getaway to the Snowdonia region of North Wales, there’s plenty to see and do in the area too. Go on one of the lovely wildlife walks from the property with your muddy pup for days of exploration and fun.

Nants Barn – Carreg, Aberdovey   

Sleeps: 2 dogs and 4 humans

Nants Barn

This lovely, stylish barn conversion in the Snowdonia National Park is close to so many beauty spots including Dolgogh Waterfalls, Tal-y-Llyn Lake, Ynys Hir Nature Reserve, King Arthur’s Labyrinth and so much more. At the end of the day, you and your dog can get cosy in this bright and cosy bolthole for four guests. Only 1 mile from the beach, this is a superb family choice.

View even more of our self-catering dog-friendly holiday cottages in beautiful North Wales. Our holiday homes provide the ultimate backdrop for your fun escape to Wales with your hound. Whether you are looking for a romantic break or a family getaway, we have cosy properties tucked away in the coast and countryside for everyone, and not forgetting your four-legged buddy too.

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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