Just because you’re taking your four-legged friend on holiday does not mean you have to skimp on luxury. These days, dogs are welcome at many holiday homes with exceptional standards of quality and comfort. There are wonderfully luxurious properties in stunning locations all over the country, where you can and your dog can enjoy a first-class lifestyle during your time away.
Here are some of the best luxury dog-friendly cottages in the UK where you can stay in style on your next holiday.
Strathspey Lodge, near Aviemore, Inverness
Sleeps 8 – 2 Dogs Allowed – from £1705 for 7 nights
Strathspey Lodge is a stylish and luxurious retreat with outstanding views across the Scottish Highlands. Enjoying a peaceful setting within the small hamlet of Duthil, in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, it is the perfect location for lovers of the outdoors. Your dog will love the forest trails and lakeside walks, as well as the high mountain hikes if you’re feeling particularly adventurous. The property offers a stylish and cosy luxury retreat, while also providing all the benefits of a modern open plan family holiday home. This is the perfect choice for dog-owning families or couples who want an extra special place to stay in this area renowned for its scenic beauty.
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Bearwood House, near Leominster, Herefordshire
Sleeps 10 – 2 Dogs Allowed – from £1872 for 7 nights
Bearwood House is a distinctive, half-timbered, luxury holiday home in an idyllic rural setting. The wood-beamed ceilings add character to the plush rooms of this immaculate property, which is set in large grounds of more than an acre complete with an arboretum, sunken garden, loggia and luxury outdoor hot tub. You can play croquet, badminton, boules on the lawn, or enjoy a game of tennis at the owner’s house nearby. For dog walks, there are fantastic footpaths and bridleways to explore across the bucolic landscape of rolling hills and fields of the Herefordshire countryside.
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Luxury Bolthole, Aberdovey, Gwynedd
Sleeps 4 – 2 Dogs Allowed – from £526 for 7 nights
This luxury bolthole is a pristine property in an area of incredible natural beauty. Located in the tiny hamlet of Llwyngwril, this holiday home boasts exceptional sea views and easy access to some of the quietest parts of Snowdonia National Park. You can walk your dog along the coast to sandy beaches at Fairbourne or Aberdovey or head inland to explore the deep valleys and high mountains of this stunning area of North Wales. After a long walk, return to relax with your four-legged friend in the smart, stylish interior of this beautiful holiday cottage on the Welsh coast.
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Lowen, Mawgan Porth, Cornwall
Sleeps 5 – 1 Dog Allowed – from £829 for 7 nights
Lowen is a luxury coastal property in a new development, overlooking the magnificent beach at Mawgan Porth in Cornwall. Here you can sit with your dog and admire the breathtaking sea views, while unwinding in the cool, coast inspired interiors of this two-bedroom holiday rental. It’s only a short walk to the beach, which connects with the coast path for dog walks to Bedruthan Steps, Watergate Bay and beyond. Located between the holiday hotspots of Padstow and Newquay, Mawgan Porth is a charming beachside community with a mix of dog-friendly cafes, restaurants, a pub, shops and a surf school.
Honeybee Cottage, Warkworth, Northumberland
Sleeps 4 – 1 Dog Allowed – from £972 for 7 nights
Honeybee Cottage is a delightful village retreat, perfect to return home to after a day out exploring the beautiful scenery of the Northumberland coast with your dog. The gold award-winning holiday home has been refurbished to an exceptional standard with plush interiors to create a characterful cottage with many high-end features. The luxury property is located in Warkworth, with views of the village’s 14th-century castle from the master bedroom. It’s close to the town of Alnwick with its castle, shops, pubs and restaurants, and only a short drive to the high hills of Northumberland National Park.
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Thatched Cottage, Colyford, Devon
Sleeps 10 – 2 Dogs Allowed – from £1709 for 7 nights
Set in spectacular countryside, close to the coast, this delightful Grade II-listed property has been beautifully restored combining a contemporary style with period features to create a superbly luxurious dog-friendly accommodation. The quaint village of Colyford in Devon is famous for its narrow gauge electric tramway, which connects to Seaton on the seafront. Located midway between the seaside towns of Sidmouth and Lyme Regis, it’s an ideal spot for dog walks on the beach and longer strolls along the dramatic cliff-top trails of the Jurassic Coast.
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Waves, Sandbanks, Dorset
Sleeps 8 – 1 Dog Allowed – from £3731 for 7 nights
For the utmost in luxury, book a stay for you and your dog at Waves in the super swanky seaside enclave of Sandbanks in Dorset. This stylish, contemporary holiday home with panoramic views over Poole Harbour and Brownsea Island offers luxury accommodation over four floors with the added benefit of a cinema room, gym and concierge service. With clean, sandy beaches on the doorstep and Dorset’s best attractions, landscapes and restaurants nearby, it’s the ultimate dog-friendly accommodation for an exclusive family holiday by the sea.
The Little House, Brancaster, Norfolk
Sleeps 8 – 2 Dogs Allowed – from £1242 for 7 nights
The Little House is a spacious, luxury detached house with an annexe on a quiet lane in the coastal village of Brancaster in Norfolk. With its large rooms, glossy kitchen and opulent interiors, this superb dog-friendly accommodation is ideal for large families with up to two canine friends. This lovely flint cottage is located close to the heart of the village with its much-loved pub and within easy walking distance of the beautiful sandy beach. Close to Wells-Next-the-Sea and Hunstanton, it has some of Norfolk’s best attractions on the doorstep, including scenic coastal walks and nature reserves.
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Smithycroft, Combe St Nicholas, Somerset
Sleeps 6 – 1 Dog Allowed – from £1126 for 7 nights
Situated in the village of Combe St Nicholas on the edge of the Blackdown Hills, Smithycroft is surrounded by some of the South West’s most beautiful dog walking country. This Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty boasts wonderful, rolling scenery, with walks galore across the Somerset and Devon border. The cosy thatched cottage has been beautifully renovated with many luxury touches, like a roll-top bath and a woodburning stove, so you enjoy a traditional period property with all mod cons. The Jurassic Coast and Cheddar Gorge are only a short distance away. When you’ve had your fill of walking and exploring, it’s time to come back to your very own country idyll and enjoy all the delights of a tranquil and beautiful hideaway.
Grange Barn, Staithes, Yorkshire
Sleeps 8 – 2 Dogs Allowed – from £1540 for 7 nights
This old stone barn has been converted to an extremely high standard, offering a slice of luxury for you and your dog-loving family. From the spacious living room with wood-beamed ceilings to the stylish kitchen with a range cooker, it’s an idyllic place to stay with dogs on the Yorkshire coast. Take your dog for a walk to Staithes beach, which is only one mile away, and then return to the comfort of this exquisite holiday home. The dog-friendly attractions of Whitby and trails of the North Yorks National Park are within easy driving distance.
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