Log In

What are the key features of Derbyshire's dog-friendly cottages?

Derbyshire's dog-friendly cottages offer a range of features to ensure a delightful stay for both you and your furry friend. Many cottages provide an enclosed garden option, allowing your pooch to roam freely in a safe environment. Additionally, the accessible Peak District presents ample opportunities for scenic walks and outdoor adventures. Moreover, you'll find pet-friendly pubs nearby, making it convenient to dine out without leaving your four-legged companion behind.

Where can I find dog-friendly accommodation in Derbyshire?

When seeking dog-friendly accommodation in Derbyshire, look no further than the charming cottages available throughout the county. From the picturesque village of Eyam to the town of Chesterfield, you'll find exceptional pet-friendly accommodation, which includes luxury cottages, charming lodges, converted barns and traditional farmhouses.

For those who are travelling with children as well as pets, there is a wide choice of family-friendly cottages and houses in locations such as the spa town of Buxton, Matlock and Bakewell that are ideal for action-packed school holidays. Other popular destinations include Dovedale, Castletown and the scenic settlements along the River Derwent.

From countryside stays to picturesque lodges, there are many options to suit your preferences and budget. Whether you prefer a cottage nestled in a tranquil town or a secluded retreat in the heart of nature, you'll find a variety of choices to meet your needs.

What are the top attractions for dog-friendly visits in Derbyshire?

Derbyshire boasts a multitude of attractions perfect for dog-friendly visits. Explore the magnificent Chatsworth House and Gardens, where both you and your pooch can enjoy the stunning grounds and scenic walks. In addition, the towns of Matlock and Buxton offer a plethora of dog-friendly walks, while the Peak District National Park presents loads of open space and endless opportunities for hiking and outdoor excursions.

Bakewell is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the county. Located on the banks of the River Wye, it is one of the area's bustling market towns and home of the Bakewell Pudding, which you must try at least once while on holiday with your hound.

Other pet-friendly attractions in Derbyshire include Calke Abbey, Crich Tramway Village, Kedleston Hall and Elvaston Castle Country Park, which are easily accessible from many of the area's dog-friendly cottages. For dog walking, expect a range of contrasting landscapes, from the easy paths around Carsington Reservoir, along the scenic routes of the Monsal Trail or  High Peak Trail to moorland exploration and hillside walks for more challenging terrain.

Dog owners who are up for even more of an adventure will find a number of dog-friendly activities to experience, as well as outdoor activities that are best done without the four-legged friend such as biking, kayaking and rock climbing. Those with kids should also put the theme park Alton Towers on their list.

From historic market towns to the rugged beauty of the national park, there's something for every dog lover to enjoy.

How can I ensure a relaxing stay for my pooch in Derbyshire?

To ensure a relaxing stay for your pooch in Derbyshire, consider choosing a cosy cottage or a luxurious lodge equipped with spa and relaxation options. Embrace the tranquility of dale and valley walks, allowing your furry friend to experience the beauty of Derbyshire's countryside. Whether strolling alongside stone walls in Cromford or exploring the riverside in Ashbourne, there are plenty of serene locations for a peaceful retreat.

The county also has some quality dog-friendly pubs, where canine companions are always welcome. When you need a bite to eat, seek out one of the many dog-friendly restaurants that are often located close to holiday retreats in the area.

To enhance your dog-friendly holiday, there are also exceptional pet services in the area such as vets, dog sitters and dog walkers.

Book Your Dog Friendly Cottage in Derbyshire

There are very few areas that boast the perfect balance of nature, culture, heritage and industry quite like this destination. And thanks to the availability of pawsome dog-friendly cottages, you can explore this area with your dog for a memorable holiday in Derbyshire. So browse through our list to find your ideal home away from home.

Dog friendly holidays in Derbyshire.
Dog friendly holidays in Derbyshire.
A dog enjoying a snooze on holiday in Derbyshire.
A dog enjoying a snooze on holiday in Derbyshire.
Monsal Dale viaduct in Derbyshire.
Monsal Dale viaduct surrounded by beautiful countryside in Derbyshire.