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Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage Accommodation

For some people leaving a dog behind in kennels when they go on holiday is like leaving a member of the family behind. Travelling a long way, or staying in a cramped hotel room isn’t relaxing for your pet, or you - so what better than being able to take a family holiday in a beautiful country cottage with your dog and being safe in the knowledge that your pet will be welcome when you arrive. The health benefits for your pooch and for you are proven - so take your dog walking in the open air - along forest paths, up craggy hillsides, or to one of the UK’s many pet friendly beaches where you both can run on the sand and take a dip in the sea (pets seem to be keep do this, even in the colder months!)Make sure your pet is dressed appropriately

Pet Friendly Destinations.

Much of the UK is open to pets. In summer, some beaches ban dogs though many allow them all year round. While we could make recommendations of our favourite destinations to take your pet really it’s up to you, but consider a few things first.

  • Driving - Nobody likes a long drive, so it’s likely your dog might not be keen. If it’s your first time taking them out, keep the driving time short incase they really struggle - perhaps consider a short break first too, incase they struggle to adapt to a new environment. No matter how far you go, be sure to make regular breaks for stretching and other key rest-stop activities. And most of all, keep them hydrated.
  • Boats / Ferries - If you’re heading over water, for example to the Isle of Wight, be sure to check with the ferry provider that they allow pets.
  • Dining out - Many pubs and restaurants allow pets. Whilst it might be tempting to leave the dog at the cottage like you would at home, consider how familiar the dog is with the cottage first. It’s best to avoid stressing them out which can be avoided by bringing them to dinner with you!

Make sure you explore other advice on taking your pet out on long walks, into the sea, and away from home particularly if this is the first time. Read advice by the kennel club.Here at Last Minute Cottages we have put together a list of dog friendly cottages and pet friendly holiday cottages all available at the last minute.All of the properties on this list accept dogs but it is always best to double check when booking (in case their policy has changed!) and it is always worth asking the property owners on our main list whether they accept dogs - even if they don't advertise the fact, some cottages will accept dogs that are well behaved and small!

United Kingdom Cottages

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    • Last Minute Cottages - Aysgarth Lodge

    Aysgarth Lodge

    Yorkshire and the Humber North Yorkshire Scarborough District Cayton


    Aysgarth Lodge is close to the North York Moors National Park with its beautiful countryside and pretty villages.
    This luxury barn conversion makes a great base to visit the Yorkshire coast, North York Moors National Park and the Yorkshire W...

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    • Last Minute Cottages - Hayloft Cottage - UK1386

    Hayloft Cottage - UK1386

    Cumbria Allerdale District Sebergham Welton


    Enjoy a romantic relaxing break, dine al fresco in the garden or immerse yourself in bubbles in the shared hot tub.
    Ground Floor:
    2 steps to entrance.
    Open plan living space.
    Living area:

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    • Last Minute Cottages - The Butts Cottage

    The Butts Cottage

    Durham Stanhope


    Explore the beautiful countryside on foot or bike from this cottage, or spend the day sightseeing in Newcastle or Durham.
    Located in a great spot within a couple of minutes’ walk away from the centre of Stanhope, The Butts Cottage is i...

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    • Last Minute Cottages - Mackintosh - S4419

    Mackintosh - S4419

    Perth and Kinross Killichonan


    Delightful cottage on working farm with balcony giving surperb countryside views, fishing on 11.5 miles of loch frontage.
    Discover these cosy holiday cottages with commanding panoramic views over Loch Rannoch, and surrounded by magnificent s...

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    • Last Minute Cottages - The Shieling

    The Shieling

    Western Isles Skigersta


    Explore the great outdoors from this detached property, with stunning scenic walks, boat trips and sea angling all available nearby.
    Ground Floor:
    All on the ground floor.
    Living room: ...

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    • Last Minute Cottages - Park View

    Park View

    Yorkshire and the Humber East Yorkshire Bridlington


    Centrally located in Hornsea, this property is ideal for discovering the seaside resorts of Bridlington, Filey, Scarborough and Hull.

    Enjoying a peaceful location opposite the Memorial Park, yet only a short walk to the seafront and t...

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    • Last Minute Cottages - 2 Cross Houses

    2 Cross Houses

    Powys Montgomery


    Fiddler’s Cottage is a Grade II listed half-timbered terraced cottage in Montgomery, an historic border market town 10 miles NE Newtown, 8 miles from Welshpool, 20 miles to Shrewsbury. The cottage is full of character, with beamed ceiling...

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    • Last Minute Cottages - The Byrness

    The Byrness

    Northumberland Otterburn


    This 17th-century farmhouse is in a great location for a family holiday with a large garden.
    Ground Floor:
    Living room. Dining room with wooden floor. Kitchen.
    First Floor:
    5 bedrooms: 4 double (tw...

    Sleeps 10

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    • Last Minute Cottages - The Tiny Terrace

    The Tiny Terrace

    Carmarthenshire Llandeilo


    This cosy little central property makes for a great romantic getaway for couples, with a pub just ten yards away.
    The Tiny Terrace, a perfect, central, little getaway, offering comfortable accommodation to explore the area. Situated next to ...

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    • Last Minute Cottages - The Pink House, Paignton

    The Pink House, Paignton

    Torbay Paignton


    This colourful three bedroom house is great for a coastal holiday in South Devon.
    2 steps to entrance (with ramp access).
    Ground Floor:
    Living room: With Freeview TV and patio doors leading to gard...

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    • Last Minute Cottages - Old Barn Farm Cottage - CC539048

    Old Barn Farm Cottage - CC539048

    Glasgow City Glasgow


    A traditional farm cottage situated within 200 acres of woodland. Enjoy walks from the door or discover the fantastic range of things to see and do in Glasgow, only a short drive.
    This traditional farm cottage in a courtyard setting is situa...

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    • Last Minute Cottages - Glenlea Cottage

    Glenlea Cottage

    Dumfries and Galloway Kirkcudbright


    A luxurious property with four bedrooms, four bathrooms and a delightful garden with pizza oven and hot tub!. This beautiful property is completely renovated, offering stylish and spacious accommodation and making a very welcoming and ideal base f...

    Sleeps 10

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    • Last Minute Cottages - The Grain Store- DEX

    The Grain Store- DEX

    Dorset West Dorset District Bettiscombe


    The Grain Store is a brilliant family property as it boasts fantastic shared facilities including children’s play area and games room.
    Marshwood Manor offers excellent accommodation and facilities in a tranquil rural setting, surrounde...

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    • Last Minute Cottages - Lavender Cottage

    Lavender Cottage

    South East Southampton


    Enjoy watching the wildlife from the garden of this grand property, which overlooks a Site of Importance for Nature Conservation.
    This grand detached residence is peacefully set, with its garden overlooking a woodland Site of Importance for ...

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    • Last Minute Cottages - Delfryn


    Gwynedd Caernarfonshire Caernarfon


    Just 8 miles from Caernarfon, this cottage is also within easy reach of mountains, beaches and a great choice of activities.
    Commanding glorious views, this charming, terraced, former quarryman’s cottage has a small, enclosed courtyard...

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    • Last Minute Cottages - Woodmans Cottage

    Woodmans Cottage

    Dorset West Dorset District Bridport


    Sleeping eight guests and two pets, Woodmans Cottage is brilliant for that special family gathering or group of friends.
    These delightful holiday cottages are set in the peaceful conservation village of Puncknowle, an AONB. The Jurassic Coas...

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    • Last Minute Cottages - South Cross Slacks Farmhouse

    South Cross Slacks Farmhouse

    Aberdeenshire Banff


    South Cross Slacks Farmhouse is situated in the countryside and is perfect for families who enjoy horse riding as there is stabling on-site.
    Accessed via a rough track, this holiday home is just a short distance from the quaint fishing villa...

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    • Last Minute Cottages - The Granary

    The Granary

    Norfolk King's Lynn and West Norfolk District


    A rural retreat with outstanding views across meadowland – great for spotting wildlife. Fantastic walks from the door and amenities within a mile.
    So much space surrounds The Granary - it stands in perfect rural seclusion, reached by i...

    Sleeps 12

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    • Last Minute Cottages - Number 30

    Number 30

    Aberdeenshire Banchory


    With both coast and country to discover nearby, this second floor apartment is the perfect base to return to after busy days exploring.
    Ideally located for enjoying Stonehaven and the surrounding area, this smart second floor apartment has b...

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    • Last Minute Cottages - Glasnick Smithy

    Glasnick Smithy

    Dumfries and Galloway Newton Stewart


    Spend your days exploring the beauty of the Galloway Forest, before retreating back, kicking off your shoes and relaxing in front of the roaring fire.
    Peacefully set, this quirky cottage, which dates to the 1800s and used to be the old smith...

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    • Last Minute Cottages - Veleta


    West Lothian Philpstoun


    Beautifully presented and designed, this holiday home is the perfect base to escape the hustle and bustle of city life - with extensive walks right from the doorstep.
    Set on a working farm in the fertile West Lothian countryside, just 3 mile...

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    • Last Minute Cottages - Foxtor House

    Foxtor House

    Yorkshire and the Humber North Yorkshire Richmondshire District Leyburn


    Situated behind Middleham Castle, once the childhood home of Richard III, this charming, Grade II listed townhouse lies in the very heart of Wensleydale.
    Situated right in the heart of the popular Wensleydale village of Middleham, Foxtor Hou...

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    • Last Minute Cottages - Alice Howe

    Alice Howe

    Lake District Cumbria South Lakeland District Windermere


    Designed by the great British Architect Pugin, Alice Howe is a rather special addition to our portfolio and is available for shortbreaks (3 nights), bookable in advance throughout the year with the exception of  all school holidays, we can only ta...

    Sleeps 14

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    • Last Minute Cottages - St. Michael & All Angels

    St. Michael & All Angels

    Devon North Devon District Chulmleigh


    This stunning 19th-century church promises a memorable holiday, with its stained glass windows, vaulted ceilings, wood burners and large garden.
    Located in the rural hamlet of Hollocombe in mid-Devon, this stunning converted church of St. Mi...

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