Dog-friendly places to stay

Taking your four-legged friend on holiday? From the Scottish Highlands to the Cornish coast, here's a selection of gorgeous, dog-friendly cottages in the countryside

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Here’s a selection of dog-friendly places to stay 

Kernock Cottages, Cornwall

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Kernock Cottages has four beautiful barns in 25 acres of scenic grounds. The property is a short distance from dog-friendly beaches and offers fabulous walks locally and on site. Each cottage has its own hot tub and enclosed garden.

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Higher Wiscombe, Devon

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Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Higher Wiscombe features three luxurious cottages on 52 acres of rolling Devon countryside. With woodlands, an orchard, pasture and streams on site, the cottages are an ideal spot for dog walks and also feature enclosed gardens to keep curious pets away from harm.

Gladwins Farm, Suffolk

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With ten bespoke, cottages overlooking the Stour Valley, Gladwins Farm provides a picturesque getaway. The cottages are situated on 22 acres of stunning farmland grounds ideal for dogs to roam around in. There is also an onsite lake and a number of charming dog-friendly walks, pubs and beaches in the surrounding area.

Hoste Barn, Norkfolk

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Enjoy a stay in a stunning 16th century thatched barn conversion and explore the North Norfolk coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The dog-friendly property boasts endless countryside views and guests will be spoilt for choice with the variety of nearby walks.

Wheeldon Trees Farm, Peak District

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Located at the foot of High Wheeldon, a National Trust owned hill offering spectacular views of the Peak District, Wheeldon Trees Farm provides everything from towels, spare leads and dog toys to emergency dog food and a dog cage if requested. With plenty of fantastic walks and dog-friendly pubs nearby, this cottage is owned by dog lovers and is the perfect place to enjoy a holiday with your pets.

Cwm Connell Coastal Cottages, Pembrokeshire

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Proud winners of the Pembrokeshire Tourism 2017 Best Dog Friendly Accommodation award, Cwm Connell offers six cottages overlooking the sea and the spectacular Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Just a 15-minute walk through the woods is Ceibwr Bay, a dog friendly pebbly beach with a stream, which links onto the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path and there is a great selection of dog friendly pubs and restaurants in the nearby villages.

Church Cottage, Dorset

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This 18th Century Grade II listed, thatched property claims online to have perhaps the best sea view in England, and the panoramic view across Studland Bay, Old Harry Rocks and the Isle of Wight is indeed stunning. Horse riding facilities are available on nearby Studland Beach and the local areas is famous for its countryside walks. A hamper full of local produce is provided on arrival.

Fletchers Combe, Devon

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Owned by Dog Behvaiourist Roger Mugford, Fletchers Combe is located in a secluded Devon valley close to Totnes, termed the alternative capital of the West and famous for its independent shopping. The buildings are surrounded by 70 acres of farmland, ponds and streams that guests are free to explore with their dogs.

Llangollen Barns, North Wales

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Breath-taking mountain views over the Dee Valley can be enjoyed from this newly converted 19th century barn. The owners of Llangollen Barns own a spaniel themselves, and are happy to provide towels for any muddy paws. Llangollen is well known for it’s walking, mountain biking and canoeing routes, so is perfect for a more active break.

Transvaal House, Cornwall

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A quiet secluded cottage just outside the small town of Perranporth, Transvaal House is the perfect place to explore the North Cornish Coast with your canine companion. Dogs are welcome along the paths of the local valley, along the sandy Perranporth beach and the three miles of dunes behind Perranporth. A doggie welcome pack, including treats, towels, toys, food bowls and poo bags is provided on arrival and evening dog sitting can be arranged for an extra cost.

Lake Villa, Devon

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Up to four dogs are welcome at any of these pretty character cottages. Large gardens, a meadow and two lakes are a great place for pets and children to play. Some of the best sandy beaches in the south west are located within 10 miles and the majority are pet friendly. The local village in Bradworthy also welcomes pets and a BBQ and free fishing in the lakes are provided for guests.

Daviot Lodge, Scottish Highlands

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The perfect Highland retreat, Daviot Lodge is set among tranquil birch woods in rural Inverness-shire. With striking Scandinavian design, this cottage offers a holiday with a difference. Just on the doorstep is Glen Affric, recently designated a National Nature Reserve, and the famous Loch Ness is not far. An area of outstanding natural beauty, this is the perfect destination to experience wild and remote Scotland with your dogs.

Penny Cottage, Somerset

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The idyllic Penny Cottage dates back to 1860 and is set on the edge of High Littleton, surrounding by rolling Somerset countryside. Many public footpaths surround the village and the Woodland Trust owns nearby Greyfield’s Wood that conceals a secret waterfall, locally referred to jokingly as the Niagara Falls of Somerset.

524 Pamphill Green Cottage, Dorset

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This beautiful thatched cottage, painted a striking pink colour is tucked away in a quiet part of the Kingston Lacy estate near Wimborne Minster. It is the perfect location to explore the Dorset and Wiltshire countryside, and the Dorset coast is within easy reach. An open lawn to the front, and informal garden to the back, are both useful for dogs brought along.

Grisedale Barn, Yorkshire

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Located on a working farm, this spacious five bedroom barn welcomes pets and encourages guests to explore the surrounding Yorkshire Dales National Park. An enclosed lawn garden means that dogs will be safe and secure at the property, and superb walks around Wharfedale start from the front door.

Whitegates Cottage, Lincolnshire

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This pretty thatched cottage dates back to 1770 and is constructed of traditional mud and stud walls. The Lincolnshire coast and Skegness in particular are easily accessible and the area is perfect for walking and cycling. The enclosed garden leads to an orchard and one dog is welcome to stay in the property.

Wood Cottage, Cornwall

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Wood Cottage has been described as looking like something out of a fairy story. This romantic, magical and secluded property is surrounded by thick woodland, set just above the hamlet of Durgan in Falmouth. The timber-built, thatched cabin used to be an apple store and walks perfect for your pets start right outside the door.

Longstone Cottage, Isle of Wight

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This spacious detached Edwardian cottage is located in Mottistone on the Isle of Wight. It has a large peaceful garden and is the ideal site for walking holidays, particularly through the Longstone Valley. With no electricity at the property, this is the perfect ‘get away from it all’ holiday for you and your dogs.