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Dog friendly holiday cottages

Man walking dog at Blakes Wood, Essex © Arnhel de Serra

Man walking dog at Blakes Wood, Essex © Arnhel de Serra

Dog-friendly cottages are perfect for a holiday with man’s best friend. We have over 150 dog-friendly cottages, where you can share some fantastic holiday experiences and enjoy the luxury of having your dog stay with you. Along with unrivaled views, access to inspirational walks or relax beside a cosy log fire, dog-friendly cottages are the escape you need.

Dog-friendly holiday cottages come in all shapes and sizes in a variety of stunning locations, including Wales, The Lake District, Cornwall and much more. We know being outdoors will be crucial to enjoying your trip away with your trusted dog and our holiday cottages are surrounded by some of the UK’s most spectacular scenery and terrain, which your dog is bound to love.

Cornwall is perfect for bringing man’s best friend along and is home to over 35 dog-friendly cottages. The Celtic culture of the Cornish countryside is the ideal location for you and your dog to investigate some of the southwest’s most prominent history. Cornwall has it all, including ginormous white cliffs, boundless fields with a plethora of wildflowers and cute seaside villages. We pride ourselves on the locations of our holiday cottages and we know you and your pooch would love to explore Cornwall.

Why not check out Nanceglos House? The impressive holiday cottage sleeps 9, has five bedrooms, is dog-friendly, making it the perfect place for a family holiday that the dogs can enjoy too!

Is your ideal holiday walking your canine-companion on never ending beach or along coastal path wrapped in a cornucopia of wildflowers? Our pooch friendly cottages by the sea are exactly what you need.

On the coast alone, we have over 90 different cottages that welcome canines to the seaside. Popular dog-friendly cottages include Lower Pentire Barn in Helston, Cornwall. The location of this former barn makes it a doggy heaven with lovely long walks and lots of open space so you and your pooch can run free! Risemoor, in Alnwick, is just a minutes walk away from the golden sands of Embleton Bay, perfect for an evening stroll and taking in the glory of a beachside sunset.

The Lake District is a doggy dream and The National Park is one of Britain’s favourite holiday destinations. The enormous mix of terrain is perfect for your dog to really stretch its legs and splash around in the lakes. We have a special selection of dog-friendly holiday cottages, shoreside and hidden away green sphere of wildlife. The Cumbrian environment is what you dog needs!

Dog walkers with a head for heights will appreciate Thrang in Cumbria. Situated in the Duddon Valley, the cottage is ideally placed for low level walking in the valley with access to the higher fells towards Scafell and Scafell Pike. The mountains and fells is what makes the Lake District perfect for some adventure with your favourite animal. The four highest mountains all peak above 3,000 feet (well over 900 meters), featuring Scafell Pike which is the tallest of the four and almost reaches 1,000 meters, Scafell, Helvellyn and Skiddaw.

You and your doggy will adore Wales and the Welsh landscape will leave you and your pooch wanting to come back time and time again. Dog-friendly cottages in Wales are perfectly situated near some excellent walking trails in some outstanding locations such as Pembrokeshire and Snowdonia. Why not take your poochy for a walk over one of the oldest parts of Wales and trek along the Treginnis Walk, where the rocks were laid down over 600 million years ago!

The Cwms, Pembrokeshire is fit for two dogs and boasts a large lawn and is within close proximity of the coast and pubs.

We know dog-friendly cottages inside and out and know walking will be an important part of any holiday when you dogs tag along! There are plenty of great walks for mankind and doggy to enjoy, and Trust holiday cottages have many links to some of the country's best walks. There is an amplitude of wonderfully lengthy routes for dog-walkers and your dogs will love to explore new landscapes and interact with different wildlife.

We make sure everything is set for you and your pooch before you arrive. You and your dog can expect a few home comforts when you stay in our cottages, including:

  • A spare bowl

  • Pooh bags

  • Access to great walks and countryside

Every single one of our holiday cottage descriptions will advise you if dogs are accepted and how many each cottage can handle. Whilst many of our dog-friendly cottages include gardens, they may not all be enclosed so do check the description or talk to us before booking.

Why Choose One Of Our Dog Friendly National Trust Cottages?

All of our dog-friendly holiday cottages is on or very close to National Trust land, you and your trusted canine friend will enjoy a trip to some truly unbelievable locations where you can both roam free for some much needed time away.

Every time you stay with the Trust, the proceeds go directly back towards protecting, restoring or opening up buildings and landscapes, so you and your dog can continue to enjoy a National Trust Holiday. Your contribution is invaluable in helping the Trust continue to protect and grow these special places.

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The Trust are exceedingly proud of our guest feedback and know that people love to keep returning to their special cottage and enjoy its pleasure time and time again. Many of our properties get booked very early for busy periods so click here to find your next holiday destination.

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