As a dog owner I know how frustrating it can be trying to find the perfect dog friendly holiday accommodation. I have been curating this guide since 1999 to help dog lovers, like yourself, plan a stress free holiday with your best friend and companion.
Taking your dog on holiday is a great way to spend a summer break or an extended weekend with all the family. It will usually involve selecting a hotel or cottage which is close to good walking areas or near beaches and woodland.
However, the initial obstacle can be finding the right type of accommodation. You want somewhere that is not just dog tolerant, but truly dog friendly. There is a difference!
You can start by selecting a holiday destination from the table of contents, or by using the interactive map to narrow down your search. The map uses different icons for hotels, cottages and bed & breakfast establishments – so it's easy to find something that's right for you.
We also have a few featured hotels and cottages that you might like to review, and you can keep up to date with the new cottages as we find them by joining us on Facebook.
Brathay Lodge – Cumbria
Brathay Lodge is a contemporary style bed and breakfast offering pet and dog friendly accommodation in Ambleside.
Pen-y-Dyffryn Hotel – This tranquil hotel is in it's own grounds on the Shropshire / Welsh border, well away from traffic. It has several “cottage style” rooms with private patios, and a 100-acre wood next door with public access. Dogs stay free Book Online
Trigony House Hotel – Set in the rolling countryside of the southern uplands not far from the dramatic solway coast. Trigony welcomes dogs and their owners to explore this hidden corner of Scotland.
Best Western Hotels – The chain of Best Western hotels have over 100 hotels which allow pets to stay, use our map to find these hotels with personality.
If you plan to stay at a hotel or cottage, check in advance to make sure that your pet is welcome. Don't simply ring them up and ask “Do you accept pets?” – Be very specific: “Do you accept Burmese Pythons?” – Its better to be straight with the owners up front, than to find out later that Lester the lizard or Sally the snake is not welcome.
I attempt to ring every property once a year to ensure that they still allow dogs to stay. However, there are occasions when a property changes ownership and the new owners change their dog/pet policy without letting me know. So while I do make every effort to keep this site accurate, please check before making a booking.
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