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Country holidays are better when accompanied by dogs.
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Dogs welcome country cottage breaks - in the UK and Ireland

dog holidaysMany dog lovers wouldn’t dream of leaving their beloved furry darlings at home and try to book holidays where dogs are allowed as much as possible. Although pet passports are easily arranged, dogs do not necessarily travel well and this restricts people to holidays not too far from home.

The British Isles and Ireland are small islands but it would take more than a lifetime to explore their distant shores. People tend to fall into two groups, those who like to holiday in a completely new location every year and those who prefer to return to familiar and dependable locations, often including the same accommodation. Holidaymakers sometimes feel so welcome at a certain pet-friendly holiday cottage that their hosts become established friends.

Dog sitting service at holiday accommodation

cottages with a dog sitting serviceThe truly pet-friendly establishments may offer dog-sitting as an extra service that allows guests the freedom of evenings out in fill confidence that their dog is left in capable hands. This type of service is offered by dog lovers only, who are happy to interact with your dog, take it for a walk and are interested in its well-being.

Cottages where this type of extra dog sitting is available can be viewed in the following page:




Holiday cottages that have a kennel

dog kennelAnother option for leaving a pet safely or a few hours is at kennels on-site beside the holiday cottages. A minority of self-catering cottages have this option. The kennel may be in the garden attached to the cottage or in another place on-site where the property owners are able to check on any dogs that are left.

View dog-friendly cottages that have a kennel

It is usual for guests to notify owners before leaving a pet, to give an estimated return time and leave contact details.




Dog-friendly weekend breaksdog friendly weekend breaks

Dog-friendly weekend breaks are a blessing, it's so good to have the chance to get away frequently for a 2 night or 3 night weekend with the dogs. It can be most rewarding to discover new places for the first time and getting to know one’s own part of Britain or Ireland very well.

Dogs are always happy to sniff out new scents and explore their canine world in their own way. Top dog-friendly weekend break destinations are the national parks. The whole of Yorkshire is excellent for a weekend away with a dog because it has two national parks, the Dales and the Moors in addition to the coast and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Read more about pet-friendy cottage breaks in Yorkshire for weekends away.

Devon us another county with two national parks; Exmoor and Dartmoor. There is a big selection of dogs welcome places to stay throughout Devon, also a north and south coast. Croyde Beach in north Devon is a heavenly spot for walks on the miles of golden sand if visiting outside the main season. Find out more about places to visit and stay for pet-friendly Devon holidays.

Last-minute cottage breaks with dogs

dog welecome last minute breaksFor couples with minimal domestic commitments, apart from their dogs, it can be quite easy to book a last minute weekend break upon seeing a favourable weather forecast.

It does not take long to book that cottage for the weekend, pack the dogs food, bowls, beds and equipment and a few clothes into the car and set off to enjoy some great weather in an attractive holiday environment.

There are always cancellations to benefit from, often at a reduced rental rate, even in high summer. The www.last-minute-cottages.co.uk website offers lots of instant cottage holidays to grab a few days before setting out.

Check out pets-welcome last minute breals.


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