Dog Friendly Holidays


Dogs are the best, they’re part of the family, so why would they not come on holiday with you? Nothing is better than strolling along the beach or discovering a new walk with your four-legged friend.

At cottages.com we’ve created a guide to help get that tail wagging. Whether you’ve never taken your dog on holiday or you’re looking for new ideas on what to do with Fido, you’ll find something to inspire you - from events to tips and much more besides.

Get excited for walkies by taking a look at our helpful dog friendly holiday guide below.

Articles & Inspiration


Tips, events, information and more to help make the most of your dog-friendly holiday

Know before You Go

Know Before You Go

If you have chosen one of our self-catering cottages in Ireland, France or Italy there are lots of things to consider when taking your dog abroad with you.

Doggy Horoscope

What’s in the STARS for your dog?

Check out our ‘fun’ doggy horoscopes for this month and best places to go. We all love our dogs, whatever the size, colour or breed and someone you can have the most fun with on holiday, so don’t leave them behind! Have a look at our dog friendly cottages in some of the best places you can visit, whether you want to be in the countryside or by the coast.

My Doggy Dreams

My Doggy Dreams

I have dreams too you know! And no they're not all about chasing pheasants and stealing chicken from your plate (although I do like to do that...). No these are the big ones; the ones that get me kicking in my basket when I'm asleep - and they all involve you!

Top Pubs for pooches

Top Pubs for Pooches

When you’ve booked your dog friendly cottage, you might want to start checking out local places to eat and drink. There are thousands of pubs and here are some recommendations that would welcome you and your best friend.

Holidays aren't just for Humans!


Join Reggie & Neville with the Hodgsons family as they take a dog-friendly break on the Cornish coast.

The Best Dog Friendly Beaches


Popular Dog Walks


We’ve sniffed out the best dog walks in the UK. From short to long walks, pick the one that’s right for you and get that tail wagging for walkies.

Walk around Swainby and Whorlton

From the once industrial village of Swainby, a walk with fine views from the Moors and a taste of history in Whorlton.

Northallerton 6 Miles 2 HoursMedium

Park and grounds of Chatsworth

River Derwent past gardens and through parkland created by 18th century landscape guru Lancelot 'Capability' Brown.

Bakewell 7 Miles 3 HoursEasy

Remote Pumlumon's Corrie Lake Walk

Discover Pumlumon's secret, a jewel of a tarn set among the rocks of the Rheidol's dark northern corrie.

Bakewell 7 Miles 3 HoursEasy

Saxons and Severn at Deerhurst

An easy walk by the river to discover a rare, complete Saxon chapel on the banks of the Severn.

Tekesbury 3.3 Miles 1.5 HoursEasy

Lifesavers at the Lizard

A walk round Britain's most southerly point where coast watchers, lighthouse keepers and lifeboatmen stand guard

Helston 6.4 Miles 4 HoursHard

Back to Nature in the Beacons

The formidable crags of one of the Beacon's best known nature reserves.

Brecon Beacons 4 Miles 2 HoursEasy

Pounding the Sound

Along the shores of Ramsey Sound with great views and excellent wildlife spotting opportunities.

Ramsey Sound 3.5 Miles 2 HoursEasy

In The Country of Lloyd George

Explore the countryside and coastal haunts of the last Liberal Prime Minister.

Llanystumdwy 6 Miles 4 HoursEasy

The Bard Taliesin and the Twin Lakes

Here you can discover two very different lakes, one to inspire poets present and one that inspired bards of the past.

Llyn Crafnant 5 Miles 3 HoursEasy

The Nevis Gorge and its Waterfalls

A walk beside Scotland's Himalayan lookalike leading to an enormous waterfall.

Fort William 2.5 Miles 1.5 HoursEasy

Tittesworths Birds, Beasts and Butterflies

Reservoir biodiversity provides drinking water for the Potteries and a valuable habitat for lots of wildlife.

Leek 4.2 Miles 3 HoursEasy

Wild flower fiesta at Bude

A pleasant stroll through coastal heathland where the cliff edges provide a refuge for masses of wild flowers

Bude 5 Miles 3 HoursEasy

Doggy Social Instagram Logo


Make Fido famous - simply tag your Instagram post using the hashtag #Dogfriendlyhols to post your furry own holiday adventures.

Your Dog Friendly Experiences


Mrs Pattie

from Angus

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CAIRN VIEW

Sue

from Church Stretton

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THE BARN

Neil

from Louth

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HEATHER COTTAGE

Alison

from West Midlands

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THE GATE LODGE

Dog Friendly Holiday Cottages


We offer plenty of cottages in some of the UK’s most dog friendly places with outdoor space for exploring and indoor space for relaxation. Start your search below.

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