Staycations are the new exotic destination. Bringing your dog on holiday with you is a great way to avoid the stress of leaving them in kennels and make the most of your vacation time with all of the family!
There are all sorts of options to choose from:
- Self-catering cottages.
- Family holiday parks.
- Log cabins or rustic camping sites.
Let's run through the top dog friendly holiday cottages and what you'll need to ensure you all have a brilliant break!
How to Choose a Dog-Friendly Destination
First, if you need a holiday dog friendly specific, you will need to think about locations for dog walking, and with plenty of outside space - penthouse apartments are definitely out!
Some of the top regions for dog friendly holiday cottages include:
- North Wales and Snowdonia, with miles of footpaths for walking dogs.
- The Yorkshire Dales, dotted with charming towns and villages to explore.
- Peak District dog friendly holidays are ideal for families who love a rural hideaway and perhaps a visit to a cosy country pub to wind down!
- Cornwall and Devon for coastal walks, quiet nights in and an escape to the countryside.
You'll usually be best off with self-catering accommodation and will need to check the listing to ensure that the owner permits you to bring your dogs with you. Next up, double check your dog crate comfortably fits in the boot!
It's wise to bring more supplies than you think you might need (think food, treats, poop bags, your dogs harness and toys). If you're in a rural location, it might be quite a trek to get a top-up if you find yourself running low on dog food halfway through your holiday!
Many of these areas are also home to farm animals and wild species, so if you're new to the location and haven't taken your dog there before, be sure to use long line leads for dogs to make sure they stay safe and under control.