10 Romantic Cottages For a Valentine’s Break Where Your Dog Can Come Too

Valentine's break with a dog

February is the month for love. Which makes it the perfect time to whisk your other half away for long hand-in-hand walks in stunning scenery, romantic candle-lit meals, and cosy nights beside a roaring log fire. There’s no need to leave the pooch behind at these ten dog-friendly cottages where couples can spend the perfect Valentine’s break. 

No.33, Thornham, Norfolk
Best for: Swooning by the Seaside

no 33 thornham norfolk

Sleeps 2 + 1 dog
Scamper through the dunes, bound along the beach and explore the pretty seaside towns of Hunstanton and Wells-Next-the-Sea from a bijou beach cottage oozing with style. After a day of coastal adventures with your lover and the dog, flop beside the log burner, soak in the roll-top bath and whip up a culinary feast or graze on delicious treats from the award-winning Thornham Deli.
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Emblestones, Embleton, Northumberland
Best for: Coast and Countryside

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View from Emblestones

Sleeps 2 + 2 dogs
Sink into sumptuous style in a luxurious villa that boasts reverse-level living beside the beach. Make the most of the stunning coastal and countryside views from the living space, snuggle up in a lavish king-size bedroom and kickback beside the woodburner with Fido at your feet. Just make sure you can wrench yourselves away from your opulent surroundings to explore Northumberland’s Heritage coastline and venture into Northumberland National Park for an unrivalled Valentine’s treat.
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Springlea Cottage, Deanscales, Cumbria
Best for: Romantic Hill Walks

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View from the garden of Springlea

Sleeps 2 + 1 dog
Cosy up in a traditional cottage with bags of character, from where you can strike out on wild walks into the peaks of the Lake District. Dating back to the 1600s, your bolthole is adorned with original features including beamed ceilings, flagstone floors and a huge fireplace inviting you to light the log burner and relax in the hand-crafted furnishings. Just beyond the gate, you can see the magnificence of the Lakeland scenery waiting to be explored – from the lower fells of Blake Fell and Gravel Fell to the west, to some more challenging routes around Grasmoor.
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Smuggler’s Cottage, Porthleven, Cornwall
Best for: Storm Watching

Smugglers cottage porthleven

Sleeps 2 + 1 dog
Well known for its fishing harbour, cosy restaurants, surf break and images of winter storms crashing around its clocktower, Porthleven is a stunning location for a romantic winter break in Cornwall. Escape to Smuggler’s Cottage and toast your toes beside the log burner or stand out on the balcony to watch storms scud in over the waves, and head outside for bracing beach walks, candlelit dinners in harbourside restaurants or a tipple in a waterside inn.
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Strawberie Cottage, Stoke Abbott, Dorset
Best for: Tranquillity and a four-poster bed

strawberie cottage dorset

Sleeps 2 + 3 dogs
Take time out together with just the sound of birdsong and the sight of enchanting countryside unfolding from the doorstep of your 200-year-old cottage in the Dorset countryside. Spend long, lazy mornings in your four-poster bed, sip coffee in the conservatory and gaze out to pristine views before stepping out into the farm’s 60 acres of woodland and fields brimming with wildlife. There’s a cosy local pub within 350 yards, and if you fancy breaking the tranquillity with some beach life, it’s just 6 miles to West Bay.
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Perry Cottage, Paxford, Gloucestershire
Best for: A Cotswold’s Romance

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Sleeps 2 + 2 dogs
Squirrel away in a luxurious cottage in the heart of the Cotswolds. Formally part of a cider mill, this is a spacious abode bursting with original character (think exposed stone walls and beams plus oak flooring), without scrimping on contemporary comforts (think log burning stove, immaculate furnishings, modern technology and a super-king size bed). Beyond the large enclosed garden and orchard, far-reaching views invite you to explore deep into the Cotswolds countryside.
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Well Cottage, Wroxall, Isle of Wight
Best for: Island Life

Sleeps 2 + 1 dog
Who said you can’t experience island life in February? Made for grown-ups, Well Cottage doesn’t allow under-18s to enjoy the treasures of this sophisticated pad on the outskirts of the village of Wroxhall. A firm favourite with cyclists and ramblers wanting to explore the southern tip of the island, wrench yourself away from the log burner, cosy attic bedroom and traditional cottage features to discover St Catherine’s Lighthouse, Castle Cove, the Needles and the seaside shops and eateries of nearby Ventnor.
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Gwel y Cambria Cambrian View, Llanilar, Ceredigion, Wales
Best for: Hot Tub with a View

Gwel y Cambria Cambrian View ceredigion

Sleeps 2 + 2 dogs
Whisk your loved one and the dog away to a beautiful setting in West Wales for a Valentine’s break. After days exploring the shores of Cardigan Bay and frolicking in the emerald countryside, sink into the hot tub and gaze out to the foothills, flop beside the log burner and snuggle up in a super-king size bed in your contemporary cottage.
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Kinlochleven Retreat, Kinlochmore, Highlands, Scotland
Best for: Mountain Adventures

Kinlochleven Retreat, Kinlochmore

Sleeps 2 + 1 dog
Wake up in a luxury cabin surrounded by spectacular mountain scenery in the Scottish Highlands. With the West Highland Way and the Mamore Mountains on the doorstep, there’s plenty of breathtaking scenery to explore, and despite being high in the peaks you’ve got the Mountain Activity Centre, a local inn and the world’s largest indoor ice climbing wall within easy reach. After a day of adventures, there’s nothing better than warming up in the hot tub under the stars and enjoying an intimate evening beside the fire on your Scottish Valentine’s break.
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Eyam Haven, Grindleford, Derbyshire
Best for: Cycling and Walking Trails

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Sleeps 2 + 1 dog
While the village of Eyam in the Peak District is famous for its history associated with the 1665 plague, these days its outstanding natural beauty and valley vistas lure walkers and cyclists looking to bask in its breathtaking scenery. Freewheel or ramble along the Monsal Trail, or simply take in the views from your king-size bed. With oak-beamed ceilings, flagged limestone floors and a woodburner inset in a Derbyshire stone fireplace, your hideaway is oozing with romantic features, including a hot tub where you can enjoy some Valentine’s bubbles.
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Looking for a Dog-friendly Cottage to Treat Your Valentine to a Romantic Break?

Check out our range of dog-friendly cottages in stunning locations across the UK to find the perfect couples retreat for you, your partner and your dog to enjoy an intimate escape. 

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