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5 Stunning Dog-Friendly Cottages to Book This National Pet Day

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With Google searches for “dog-friendly cottages” increasing by 82% in the last three months, and 75% of dog owners planning to take their pooch on holiday in 2024², Brits are sniffing out properties to book a tail-wagging experience away. 

As National Pet Day approaches on April 11th, what could be a better way to celebrate than by treating yourself and your beloved pooch to a stay in an incredible dog-friendly cottage for the year ahead?

To help dog owners find a paw-tastic stay this year, dog-friendly holiday letting agents Canine Cottages have rounded up the best cottages to book this National Pet Day.

Omega, Whitsand Bay, Cornwall

Indulge in breathtaking views from this cliff-top lodge in Cornwall, where you can bring along your beloved dog. This cosy two-bedroom retreat features doors that open onto a patio, a relaxing hot tub, and panoramic vistas. It is also conveniently situated just 50 meters from a dog-friendly beach.

There are plenty of activities to enjoy nearby. Play fetch with your furry friend on the beach at Freathy, or venture less than a mile along the coastline to picturesque Tregantle, where dogs are welcome year-round.

While you visit, why not take your pal to stroll with you through the verdant, picturesque Seaton Valley Countryside Park

Price: 7 nights – starting from £1,345

Madoc’s Barn, Beguildy, Mid Wales

This beautiful conversion of a historic barn boasts an enclosed garden, a luxurious hot tub, and picturesque countryside vistas. It is ideal for indulging in various activities, exploring the charming countryside, and immersing oneself in the rich culture of the Shropshire and Welsh Borders region.

Embark on an adventure in the Shropshire Hills, where you can follow established paths or explore off the beaten track. If you’re a history lover, visit Stokesay Castle, where dogs are welcome. Nearby market towns invite you to enjoy tea, cake, and leisurely strolls.

Price: 7 nights – starting from £684

Robin Barn Lakes, Launceston, Cornwall

Bring your beloved pooch to this luxury dog-friendly holiday cottage. Nestled in the heart of the countryside, the cottage is surrounded by seven acres of grounds. It features a fishing lake, providing an idyllic retreat for couples to explore the charms of both Devon and Cornwall.

There are many paw-some activities to do. With an open-plan lounge, there’s space for everyone! Relax on the comfy sofa with a book in the evening before retiring to the cosy ground-floor bedroom. If you want to spend time outside, an enclosed shared patio area awaits, furnished with garden furniture and a BBQ for enjoyable al fresco dining while your dog roams freely.

Stroll along to Lydford Gorge for the perfect place to walk your canine pals on a hot day, thanks to the shade and cooling mist from the waterfall.

Heading in the other direction, discover the coast and quaint villages, such as Boscastle, to discover the charming streets and shops and locate your go-to dog-friendly coffee shop.

Price: 7 nights – starting from £407

Apple Tree Lodge at Talgarth, Brecon, Brecon Beacons

What could be more delightful for families, friends, and their furry companions than this unique, dog-friendly cabin? Nestled in the enchanting town of Talgarth, situated amidst the breathtaking beauty of the Brecon Beacons?

There are plenty of activities to do in and around the cabin, with dog-friendly pubs and independent shops. Talgarth is an ideal base for exploring the Beacons, the Black Mountains and getting deeper into wonderful Wales.

Enjoy Hay-on-Wye’s Literature and Arts festival from May to June, Brecon’s Jazz Festival in August and the Abergavenny Food Festival in September.

Price: 7 nights – starting from £765

Filly Homestead, North York Moors National Park, North Yorkshire

Nestled in a picturesque region of the North York Moors, this delightful holiday cottage offers a sophisticated and chic countryside getaway ideal for couples and small families.

Located in Farndale Valley, this cottage offers fantastic walking trails right from its doorstep, perfect for you and your furry friend to explore the countryside. From here, you can take a leisurely walk to the nearby dog-friendly pubs for a relaxing early evening drink or refreshments following a satisfying walk in the countryside.

Price: 7 nights – starting from £786

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