Howling for a pet-friendly holiday? Well, have we got a treat for you!
We all know dogs are a man’s best friend, so we’ve gathered up some gorgeous getaways that the whole family can enjoy. From stunning, panoramic beach views to rolling countryside hills, there’s no need to compromise on luxury quality with these pet-friendly properties.
Treat you and your four-legged friends to some much-needed downtime with jaw-dropping, dog-friendly holiday cottages that’ll leave you barking for more.
- Combe Hay, Strawberryfield Park (Somerset)
- Golden Meadow (Devon)
- Mariners Cottage (Cornwall)
- Halula Hills (Somerset)
1. Combe Hay, Strawberryfield Park
Location: Cheddar, Somerset
Best For: Stylish, sustainable luxury with a private hot tub
Soak in the luxury at this gorgeous countryside accommodation. Boasting spacious decking and a private hot tub nestled in the green rolling hills of Somerset, this architect designed eco-lodge is the perfect place for couples and families to unwind from it all.
Begin your days sipping coffee on the private terrace and soaking up the English summer sun. Even if the weather takes a turn, the floor to ceiling windows bring the beauty of the outdoors right into your open plan living room. Historic villages, national parks and scenic wildlife nature reserves are only a short drive from the park, so you’ll find plenty to entertain everyone close to the property.
Your canine companions will love to explore the long walks starting right from your cottage’s garden. You can walk for miles across the wide-open space of the 14-acre estate, taking in all the beauty that Strawberryfield Park offers. On your way home, swing by the Cider Barn and sample the renowned local Somerset ales and ciders, and take a leisurely wander through the park’s lovely orchards. After all that walking, you can enjoy a nice long soak in your private hot tub before curling up in your king-size bed for the night. If that sounds ideal, we bet you’ll love these 10 Best Lake District Hot Tub Holidays as well.
Facilities: There are a range of dog-friendly cottages at Strawberryfield Park to suit all family sizes, but Combe Hay, Strawberryfield Park makes a perfect retreat for a couple or two. This chic, self-catering lodge provides open-plan living kitted out with modern furnishings and electronics to make your stay as comfortable as can be.
2. Golden Meadow
Location: Torcross, Devon
Best For: Seaside getaways with the whole family
Have a blast at this incredible pet-friendly holiday home set above the coastal beauty of Start Bay. Seven bedrooms and plenty of stylish space to spread out in make this is a popular spot for guests with large families or groups. Feast your eyes on the dazzling views from the floor to ceiling windows, and watch blue skies and stunning sunsets hanging over endless sea and country hills alike.
While the days away kicking back with the dogs on the sandy shores of Slapton Sands, or set out and explore the natural beauty of south-west England’s largest natural lake, Slapton Ley. Back at home, why not pour yourself a glass of bubbly and lounge on your pick of the terraces? Once the sun has set, you can take the evening inside and partake in priceless conversation cosied up next to the open fire or family movie nights in the plush home cinema.
Facilities: Golden Meadow is perfect for entertaining family reunions or celebrations and can sleep up to 14 guests and two pets with its 7 bedrooms and bathrooms. With tasteful designer decor and luxurious, modern appliances all throughout the spacious interior and outdoor areas, every family member will find a slice of the high life available to them (even the dogs). For more great beach break accommodations, take a look at these 7 Last Minute Beach Cottages.
3. Mariners Cottage
Location: Mousehole, Cornwall
Best For: A cosy, Cornish fishing cottage
Situated in the idyllic Cornish village of Mousehole, this original 17th Century, dog-friendly cottage makes for a sweet seaside retreat. Watch the waves roll by from the comfort of large sash windows and the stylishly furnished seating area in the enclosed garden. Mariners Cottage is pet-friendly, but only for one (so if you’re looking for the best dog-friendly holiday cottages with room for two or more puppers, check out The 4 Best Dog-Friendly Holiday Parks This 2021).
The sandy beaches of Mount’s Bay are just a step away – perfect for long walks with your four-legged friend and hitting the waves. Afterwards, amble through the winding streets and charming shoppes of Mousehole, a historic fishing harbour. Chow down on some local Cornish fare at one of the popular restaurants in town before settling yourself back at home in your cottage for the evening.
Facilities: The Mariners Cottage can sleep up to 4 people with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. It is a recently refurbished cottage with a tasteful and bright interior to welcome you in. Toss a log on the wood-burning stove in the living room, and relax to the sound of a crackling fire mingling with the crash of waves in the distance. With the enclosed garden, whether you’re tucked in by the indoor fire or soaking up the sunshine on the outdoor sofa, you won’t have to worry about your four-legged friend getting lost. If you’re driving on your holiday, it’s worth bearing in mind that no allocated parking is provided on the property, but there are council car parks available in Mousehole.
4. Halula Hills
Location: Langport, Somerset
Best For: One of a kind, massive family get-togethers
Step into the magical wonderland of Halula Hills. This colourful and spacious villa is utterly unique and unforgettable. With rooms such as the Mermaid Suite, with its dazzling fishtail headboard, or the Unicorn and Cloud Suites offering their own private balconies, you can begin to get a sense of the playful dynamism and luxury in store here.
The vibrancy of the house continues into a tiered, multi-coloured garden. There are multiple seating areas as well as a kids’ play area (with a giant trampoline!), not to mention your own private, heated indoor pool and a ten-seater hot tub. This is all surrounded by the endless hills of Somerset natural beauty, so you can enjoy wild scenery from comfortable luxury.
If you can manage to tear yourself away from the property, drive to the nearby Quantock Hills and walk a mile or two through the gorgeous scenery of the national park. Once you’ve worn yourself and your furry friends out, you can crawl into your luxurious cinema and enjoy a movie night like no other.
Facilities: This dog-friendly holiday home allows 2 dogs on the property. It can sleep up to 22 people in its 7 bedrooms and has 7 bathrooms. You can channel your inner maestro on the piano in the music corner, or if that’s a bit too showy for you, go ahead and nestle up tight in the book nook with a good read. Play celebrity chef in the impressively sleek kitchen, or hit the donut wall and gear up for a sugar rush. Luxury and fun go hand in hand here, so you can bet that a few nights here will have your whole crew smiling ear to ear.
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