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Pet Friendly Cottages

Walkers and their dog around Malham Tarn, North Yorkshire © Paul Harris

Walkers and their dog around Malham Tarn, North Yorkshire © Paul Harris

We have a wealth of pet friendly cottages so you can enjoy a holiday in the company of your most cherished pets. The Trust love to see our holiday cottages used by humans and animals alike and our pet friendly cottages welcome you and your dogs to enjoy a National Trust holiday.

The Trust have well over a hundred dog friendly cottages just waiting to be adored by your furry companions. We have plenty of holiday cottages to cater for you and your pets and the more the merrier, as our holiday cottages have heaps of room!

A pet friendly cottage from the National Trust allows you to bring the essential home comforts along with your favourite creatures and bring them to a new environment to become completely immersed in together. We have an abundance of holiday cottages dotted across the UK, with locations in National Parks, along the coast and hidden away in forests and fields. Our dog friendly holiday cottages boast some unmatched scenery, rich and thriving countryside and plenty of walks for you and your dogs.

Cornwall is perfect for bringing your pooch along and is home to more than 30 dog friendly cottages. The south-west is covered in Celtic history and offers a wealth of mixed locations, including high clifftop views, vast open green spaces and delightful seaside towns. We pride ourselves on the locations of our holiday cottages and we know you and your pets would love to explore Cornwall.

Wood Cottage is planted on the cusp of a fine woodland and is like a magical little cottage from a fairytale. Once upon a time it was an apple shop and it makes a great retreat for a romantic getaway. Nanceglos House sleeps 9, has five bedrooms, is dog friendly and an escape to this grand cornish abode is ideal for a big family getaway with the dogs. Let’s just hope your car is large enough! The Lizard Peninsula presents one of the best walks in the south-west, with dramatic cliffside scenery and a rich Cornish culture.

The Lake District is an explorer’s dream. The Lake District, Cumbria is one of the United Kingdom’s largest National Parks and is home to a magnitude of natural beauty, colossal green verges and some of the country's highest peaks. Over 15 million visitors each year become absorbed in a wonderland of wildlife and loosen up in the charming landscapes of Cumbria and our pet friendly cottages are perfectly located in the heart of this artistic countryside.

Mountainous terrain, a plethora of bountiful lakes and flowing rivers is a dog-walkers haven. Our unique pet friendly holiday cottages in the Lake District will leave you engaged in the fine culture of Cumbria. Our special holiday cottages are hidden away in the depths of vistas and along the lakeside, a perfect environment for your canines to let loose and run free. Our pet friendly cottages are second to none and Cumbria’s landscape will only enhance your holiday experience in one of the country's most cherished destinations.

The castle-esque Millbeck Towers caters for man’s best friend and the Lake District has some of the best walks in the country. Looking for a tranquil escape? Wasdale Hall Lodge is a delightful, remote cottage and as the lake does not allow motor-craft, the peaceful environment is perfect for pets to relax in. The fells and rugged terrain of the Lake District are home to some of the countries finest walking routes with adventure to be had trekking through the valleys. Your dog would love it!

If you are seeking vast open spaces, Wales has plenty of dog friendly cottages. Holiday cottages in Wales are perfect for a retreat away with your cherished creatures. The Welsh landscape is great for walks and the lush mountainous terrain and green hilly stretched will be adored by your dog.

Little Milford Farmhouse is surrounded by picturesque scenery and vast garden space your doggies can roam the ground safely and freely. With a private garden and tucked away in the middle of fields and grasslands, Bryn Llywleyn is in the rural heart of Anglesey and the lush greens of wild plants and flowers are perfect for traipsing through on a warm eve.

We know pet friendly cottages inside and out and know walking will be an important part of any holiday where your dog tags along! There are plenty of great walks for mankind and pet to enjoy, and National 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.

Why Choose A Pet Friendly National Trust Holiday Cottage?

As every pet friendly holiday cottage is on or very close to National Trust land, you and your beloved dogs will enjoy a trip to some truly unbelievable locations.

Every time you stay with the Trust, the proceeds go directly back towards protecting, restoring or opening up buildings and landscapes, so you and man’s best friend 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 exterior of The Lodge at Parke, Dartmoor, Devon © Mike Henton

    The Lodge at Parke

    Dartmoor , Devon

    This quaint single storey cottage just outside the town of Bovey Tracey.

  • The exterior of Beech Cottage, nr Bridport, Dorset © Mike Henton

    Beech Cottage

    nr Bridport , Dorset

    To the rear of a thatched farmhouse and surrounded by excellent walks.

  • Front of Nanceglos House, Trengwainton, Penzance, Cornwall © Paul Watts/Cornish Picture Library

    Nanceglos House

    Penzance , Cornwall

    A large house with lots of original features in a serene setting.

  • The exterior of Millbeck Towers, Keswick, Cumbria © National Trust

    Millbeck Towers

    Keswick, Lake District , Cumbria

    An imposing and spacious house with huge views across to Derwentwater.

  • View of Honor's House, Zennor,Cornwall  © Mike Henton

    Honor's House

    St Ives , Cornwall

    Combine the buzz of nearby St Ives with gentle strolls to the beach and nearby pub.

  • The exterior of Killerton Park Cottage, Killerton, Devon  © National Trust

    Killerton Park Cottage

    nr Exeter , Devon

    A former 1920's estate lodge on the edge of Killerton Parkland