10 dog-friendly holiday homes in the UK
Dogs have become an integral family member, so leaving them behind when you head off on holiday is increasingly out of the question. Luckily, with more and more properties across the UK advertising themselves as pet-friendly, finding high quality accommodation for you and your four-legged companion has never been easier.
To help you plan your trip, and get you in the mood for an outdoor adventure, here is a selection of 10 of the best dog-friendly holiday homes that the UK has to offer.
1. Carrick Castle Estate, Argyll, sleeps 10-14
Located within the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, on the banks of Loch Goil, the Carrick Castle Estate has to be one of the most impressive dog-friendly properties in Scotland. Featuring an open fire, a hot tub, games room and even a sauna. This estate is the perfect place to relax and recuperate after a long dog walk in the beautiful Scottish countryside.
2. The Stationmaster's Lodge, Stromeferry, Ross-shire, sleeps 10-18
Set right on the water, The Stationmaster’s Lodge in Stromeferry is the perfect destination for groups that want to get away from the hustle and bustle. Not only is the house easily accessible by public transport – the local station is just outside your front door – the Stationmaster’s Lodge is surrounded by beautiful countryside, giving you and your four-legged friends plenty to explore.
3. St Curig’s Church, Betws-y-Coed, North Wales, sleeps 14
Located in the village of Capel Curig, and offering wonderful views of the Carneddau Mountains, St Curig’s Church is one of the most unique dog-friendly properties in the area. A beautifully converted chapel, the house is incredibly spacious, with a choice of impressive communal areas. Relax and soak your feet in the luxurious hot tub after a long day of exploring the breathtaking landscapes of Snowdonia National Park with your companion.
4. Llancayo Windmill, Monmouthshire, sleeps 12
Set over five floors, you’ll need a head for heights if you’re going to book this spacious holiday property. Llancayo Windmill has six bedrooms, an enclosed garden and an open balcony on the first floor. There are lots of attractions in the local area including the River Usk, Brecon Beacons National Park and the Wye Valley, giving you lots of beautiful areas for you and your dog to explore.
5. Catcleugh Farmhouse, Northumberland National Park, sleeps 10
If you’re looking to escape the busy life of the modern world, Catcleugh Farmhouse, located in the spectacular Northumberland National Park, is the perfect choice. There are a large number of short and long distance walking routes scattered around the countryside, which can be accessed from the doorstep, making it an ideal choice for a dog-friendly escape.
6. Fawcett Mill Cottage, Lake District, sleeps 16
Surrounding by breathtaking scenery, picturesque towns and villages, as well as fantastic walking routes, the Lake District makes a great destination for a dog-friendly holiday. Fawcett Mill Cottage is a great choice for a group trip, offering potential evenings round an open fire, time to relax in the a sauna and an outside BBQ and dining area to enjoy during your stay.
7. Smedmore House, Kimmeridge, Dorset, sleeps 8-16
Offering sweeping views over Kimmeridge Bay and the surrounding countryside, Smedmore House is a great destination for a wonderful weekend away for you and your companion. When you’re not relaxing by the open fire or exploring the extensive grounds, you can head out on an adventure around the dramatic cliffs, beautiful beaches and picturesque villages of the nearby Jurassic Coast.
8. Regency river house, Falmouth, Cornwall, sleeps 10
The enclosed rear garden at this riverside property provides the perfect haven for your dog to safely enjoy the outdoors, and burn off some energy. Just a short stroll from Falmouth Bay, where you will find many dog friendly beaches, and within easy reach of some of Cornwall’s most beautiful countryside. It really is the perfect choice for a group getaway.
9. Barn Drift, Cley-next-the-Sea, Holt, Norfolk, sleeps 16
Barn Drift is located in the heart of the Norfolk Coast, one of the UK’s most beloved Area’s of Natural Beauty, and just moments from the sea. This holiday home offers a beautiful design, stunning interiors and a spectacular setting. Get exploring the nearby, dog-friendly beaches, or spend your days curled up in front of the roaring log fire.
10. Court Lodge Oast House, Sussex, sleeps 11
If you’re based in London and don’t want to travel too far from the capital, Court Lodge is the perfect choice for a dog-friendly break. Set in a pretty Sussex village, just a stone’s throw from a local pub, the house is surrounded by rolling countryside and within easy reach of a number of picturesque towns and villages.
If all of these wonderful properties have got you in the mood for a muddy walk, why not book yourself a dog-friendly holiday home today, and enjoy a getaway of your own.
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