The most remote cottages in North Wales for you and your dog holiday cottages


The most remote cottages in North Wales for you and your dog

Ed Roberts 18 July 2023

From the snowy peaks of the majestic Snowdonia National Park to the whistling sands of the Llyn Peninsula, North Wales offers you a front row seat to nature’s greatest show. Staying in a dog-friendly holiday cottage in a remote location, away from the bustling seaside resorts, allows those of you who are actively seeking quiet and beauty in equal measure to fully embrace the experiences that this wonderful corner of North Wales offers.

Restrictions on where you can take your dog are less common, and as with human visitors, the impact on the environment is smaller. You are all required to observe the country code like being mindful of nature reserves, ground-nesting birds and grazing animals, but beyond using our common sense, it’s a place for unbridled fun and discovery in remote North Wales.

Get to know remote and dog-friendly North Wales

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What do you and your dog look for in a holiday cottage with a remote location? Well, perhaps you are looking for a staggering view, space to stretch out and explore, long walking trails, endless beaches, forests and hills to conquer, comfortable lounges and bedrooms for restorative breaks between endeavours and creature comforts and luxuries like a hot tub or a wood burner to curl up in front of.  

Some of our pet-friendly properties are log cabins and have practical additions like enclosed gardens and boot rooms where your hound can sleep at night. We also have a luxury range of North Wales holiday homes that welcome your four-legged companion along too!

North Wales is a wild place of dramatic contrasts, where you can find coastal castles, dune-fringed beaches of golden sands, bewitching forests, high skies, splendid sunsets, deep lakes and towering mountains. From the remote Mawdacch Estuary with its gorgeous cycle trail to the spellbinding majesty of Harlech Castle, high above the coast, and the bewitching Snowdonia village of Betws-y-Coed which is a superb base for climbers and trekkers, to the mysterious singing sands and the extremes of the lesser-known Llyn Peninsula – there is an amazing choice of holiday homes in remote locations for you and your dog across the length and breadth of North Wales.

Three Borders Barn, near Llangollen | sleeps 3 dogs + 10 humans

Three Borders Barn

This luxury conversion called Three Borders Barn near Llangollen and the border with England is a remote treat. With impressive luxury features for you  like a cinema room, and an indoor tennis court, this is a superb choice for a break with friends and extended family. If you have a celebration planned this could be the place for you, as it has large social areas including a spacious lounge with its own cocktail bar. In the large garden there is a gas BBQ and lots of room for your dogs and kids to play. 

Great for cyclists, Three Borders Barn is close to the John O'Groats to Land's End Trails, the Shropshire Way, and Sandstone Trail. If shopping and a dash of culture are what you crave, a day trip to Chester (23.5 miles) is a good way to spend your time. Other attractions in the area include the intriguing Pontcysyllte Aqueduct (4.5 miles), and the mysteries of the lush Clwydian Range and Dee Valley AONB.

White Horses Cottage, Llyn Peninsula | sleeps 1 dog + 2 humans

White Horses Cottage

With an emphasis on the cosy and the modern, this exceptional, stylish abode called White Horses Cottage is tucked away in North Wales’ secret holiday destination, the Llyn Peninsula. Close to the small seaside town of Pwllheli, this North Wales-based self-catering holiday cottage is a great choice for dog lovers to mellow out, enjoy and discover the very best coastal beauty spots along the Llyn Peninsula.

For restful nights, this property sleeps two guests, plus one hound, the location is an easy stroll from the local beach and a marina and is just over 2.5 miles from a sandy dog-friendly beach. Don’t miss out on this brilliant dog-friendly bolthole for you and your dearest and best.

Snowdonia Stone Cottage, Betws-y-Coed | sleeps 1 dog + 3 humans

Snowdonia Stone Cottage

If you are planning to head into the pristine, beautiful wilds of Snowdonia National Park, then we highly recommend a holiday stay in the very lovely Snowdonia Stone Cottage in the remote, peaceful village of Betws-y-Coed. A former almshouse, Snowdonia Stone Cottage offers cosy accommodation for one dog and three guests.

Wooden ceiling beams, colourful soft furnishings, and a wood burner tucked away amidst an exposed stone surround, all add to the cottage’s timeless charm and homely atmosphere. A single-level property, you won’t even have to scale any stairs to reach the bedrooms; a small yet welcome plus for any hiker with two legs or four. With gorgeous walks for wayfarers of all abilities close to the cottage, you will be in heaven when you have a restorative rest between treks in the National Park’s many hills and peaks.

Fegla Fawr, Barmouth | sleeps 2 dogs + 8 humans

Fegla Fawr

This charming dog-friendly holiday home is in Arthog, called Fegla Fawr, which is within easy driving distance of exciting visitor attractions like the Mawdacch Estuary, Barmouth, Harlech Castle and Portmeirion. You can also reach the Welsh sierra of the Snowdonia National Park. Excellent walks and boating prospects await you.

This gorgeous, traditional Welsh farmhouse has four comfortable bedrooms, an open fire and a fully equipped kitchen, great for baking or concocting some lovely local recipes in. There’s also the added bonus of a games room if you fancy a bit of light competition with your fellow guests. The enclosed garden is a very handy addition for dog owners too. The elevated position of the plot affords this characterful prospect with beautiful vistas across Cader Idris mountain, in Snowdonia National Park. This property is an amazing choice if you and your pooch love the remote beaches on the west coast of Wales.

Y-Daflod, near Rhyl | sleeps 1 dog + 8 humans


A few miles in from the resort-laden coast of North Wales you will find this gem, called Y-Daflod, in a remote spot deep in the countryside of Denbighshire. Offering guests great access to the north coast beaches, if you wanted to avoid the crowds and embrace the country life, a break at Y-Daflod could be just the ticket for you and your dog. Local visitor resorts include Abergele, Colwyn Bay, Conwy and Llandudno with attractions that include the Great Orme, the Sea Zoo and SeaQuarium.

The property itself is a very attractive and luxurious barn conversion with its own hot tub and games area. An oak-beamed porch, contemporary-style wood burner effect fire and Smart TV all come together to make a lovely holiday home in which to relax and unwind after a long day of touring the Denbighshire countryside. This property offers modern living in bucolic surroundings and you and your dogs will just love exploring the local area and spending lots of time unwinding and having fun here. coastal North Wales cottages

Island Hide, Anglesey | sleeps 1 dog + 2 humans

Island Hide, Anglesey

Anglesey sits off the northwest coast of Wales, separated by the narrow but ferocious Menai Strait. Island Hide can be found on Anglesey and it’s a special kind of wood cabin to hideaway in on your dog-friendly holiday in North Wales. With all of the island’s top visitor attractions within easy reach, this romantic property for two humans and one hound occupies a remote, rural location to relax in and enjoy.

With a bubbly hot tub nestling into an idyllic setting by RSPB Cors Ddyga Wetlands Reserve, this cosy bolthole is a true Welsh wonder. Next to the hot tub is a fire pit where you can do a cookout if you were feeling intrepid. With the emphasis on staying snuggly-warm there is a wood burner to recline in front of during the cold months to make the most of this brilliant escape in the Anglesey wilds. 

Before you plan your North Wales itinerary, why not visit our collection of dog-friendly cottages in North Wales? We welcome dogs in all our properties. You will find features that could include enclosed gardens, cosy spots for them to sleep and a basket of goodies on arrival. We have dog-friendly holiday cottages in remote locations throughout North Wales for couples, large groups and young families. For even more ideas for your next dog-friendly day out, take a look at the ultimate dog-friendly guide for North Wales.

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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