A holiday isn't a holiday without all the family, and that includes your dog too! We've created a list of our top 9 pet-friendly holiday homes in the UK that welcome the entire family so you don't have to leave anyone behind.
Escape the hustle and bustle and set off for the lovely countryside with your dog. We’ve put together some of the most glorious pet-friendly holiday homes the UK has to offer so you won’t have to leave any important family members behind just because they’re walking around on all fours. With expansive views of the coast, miles of walks starting right from the doorstep, cosy cottages tucked away in mesmerising landscapes and dog-friendly pubs virtually next door, here are the pet-friendly holiday homes ready to welcome you and your dog with open arms.
1. Babwell Barn – East Sussex
With the glorious Blackmore Vale right on your doorstep, Babwell Barn is the pet-friendly holiday home both human and dogs will fall in love with. There are miles of walking routes for both you and your pooch to discover, with gorgeous south coast beaches just an hour away. Plus the holiday home has a designated garden area with a fire-pit for you and your dog to enjoy once you’ve had enough of the stunning countryside – this is dog-walking paradise!
2. Whiteshoot Farm - Wiltshire
If your dog deserves nothing less than a luxurious holiday, Whiteshoot Farm will keep all the family happy, including four-legged members. The superb swimming pool, the inviting vineyard, the calming nearby lake and the low zip wire will turn your holiday into a memorable getaway. For dog walks, it’s off to the nearby New Forest woods for stunning views that your dog will love. You can take them on a new exploration every day while stretching both your legs and theirs. And when it’s time to retreat back to the lavish farm grounds, the garden and terrace will be true paradise for a dog who lives for the outdoors.
3. The Dove House – St Ives
You won’t want to leave Dove House at St Ives. And who can blame you? Boasting three outside spaces and breathtaking sea views, this two-floor gem delivers that glorious holiday feeling as soon as you step in. Situated just minutes away from the beach, this pet-friendly holiday home will keep many tails waggling, so be ready for endless games of fetch along the sand and in-and-out dips in the blue waters.
4. Captain’s House - Cornwall, St Just
Get the whole family together or organise a friends’ reunion and choose this large property for the hosting duties. You will love every second of your stay at Captain’s House, and your dog will feel right at home.
With lovely rooms, stunning panoramic views and gorgeous St Ives nearby, you will be treating your loved ones and your pup to a luxurious stay in one of the most sought-after seaside escapes for canines all over the country.
5. Seashells – Padstow
Tucked away in the cosy fishing town of Padstow, this modern cottage will charm every member of the family without exception. While humans will enjoy the views over the town, the converted loft is perfect for stargazing at night and there is plenty of fun for a lively dog who loves the outdoors. Sandy beaches are waiting for you and your dog down the road, ready to be explored by four-legged guests. Seashells will keep your pup entertained for days. Plus, there are plenty of walking opportunities if you choose this pet-friendly holiday home.
6. The Stables – West Wales
The perfect hub for exploring the unspoilt landscape in every direction you choose, The Stables offers its visitors, including four-legged guests, plenty of opportunities to escape. Beautiful beaches, stunning valleys and unforgettable woods are only a stick’s throw away. So if you want to give your dog some off-lead time, there are plenty of chances for proper leg-stretching for both of you. You won’t feel bad using the amazing leisure suite or the fully-equipped games room knowing that your pet is enjoying equal amounts of fun as well.
7. Rose Cottage- The Lake District
If cosy and quiet is what you’ve got in mind for the next family holiday, the Rose Cottage might just be the pet-friendly holiday home for you. Located in the ever-popular Lake District, a few minutes’ walk from the centre of the picturesque Windermere and with a secret pathway that starts from the side of the property leading all the way to the lakeshore, both humans and pets will love the area so much, it will be difficult to get them back home. Favourite activities include forest walks, fishing, mount climbing and even paragliding. So put your wish list together well beforehand to make sure you can fit in all the adventures.
8. Cobblestone House - Dorset
Historic cottages might not make an impression on your four-legged companion, but the endless walking routes and the sandy beaches waiting for wagging tails will definitely keep your dog playing and running around for hours.
The Cobblestone House is ideally located for exploring the best Dorset has to offer, from the stunning coast to mesmerising seaside towns and historical places. Treat your family to a stay in this 15th century cottage full of original features, with walking routes starting right from the doorstep and plenty of coastal views waiting to be admired.
9. The Oak Stall – North Devon
The Oak Stall is the place where traditional charm perfectly blends in with the modern living requirements to make a holiday home with its own character and picture-book looks. While your pet will enjoy exploring the countryside surrounding the cottage, including the Exmoor and Dartmoor National Parks, you can also plan in short day trips to the nearby beaches or charming towns and villages such as Chulmleigh and Barnstaple. Check our top dog-friendly beaches article for even more amazing places welcoming you and your dog without too much trouble. Or if you are planning a city break with your pet instead, we’ve explored London’s pet-friendly places and put some of the most popular ones together for you to choose from.