A Whole New Canine Treat: Dog-friendly Holidays in the UK

If you’re an avid dog-lover or even a self-confessed pet parent, then you know the importance of positive reinforcement in fostering that special bond between you and your furry canine friend. However, instead of giving delicious and nutritious treats for your pooch, we’d suggest giving them a treat that will help them feel really special. Our recommendation? Bring them to any of these dog-friendly holiday destinations in the UK.

The Old Coach House in Cornwall

About 4 miles from the famous coastal town resort of Bude in North Cornwall is The Old Coach House in Kilkhampton. This quaint end-terraced cottage may not have the façade of a 5-star hotel accommodation, but your canine friend will surely feel like it’s getting the 5-star treatment that it deserves. Set in a beautiful Cornish courtyard, elegantly manicured to welcome you and your furry friend, the Old Coach features a double bedroom complete with an open living area where bonding moments with 2 of your pets can be shared.

dog friendly holiday accommodation

Seaview Apartment in Devon

This elegantly-appointed apartment in Lynmouth, Devon sits atop a majestic country house that gives you a picturesque view of the Exmoor village. It’s got amazing sea views on one side and fantastic hillside views on the other. It is the perfect second home for you and your canine friend as you revel in the splendour that only the Exmoor landscape can offer – amazing riverside, country, and coastal walks that will have your dog running with abandon. The living area provides a sweeping view of the Lyn Valley. Turn your gaze further towards the horizon and the glistening waters washing the shores of Lynmouth come into view.

dog walks on the beach

Shepherd’s View in Wales

If you’re looking for something more unique for you and your hound, Shepherd’s View in Rhayader, Wales fits the bill perfectly. This dog-friendly holiday detached shepherd’s hut sits idyllically amidst the gentle rolling countryside of Rhayader. It’s a studio accommodation, perfect for a couple and their beloved doggie. It’s ideal for a more romantic and truly invigorating break, although outdoor enthusiasts are more than welcome. You can take your dog to the Elan Valley and let it enjoy what it does best. After all, this holiday treat is definitely for your pet.

summer holidays with the dog

Rinkmuir Cottage in Scotland

With a cozy living room, a pretty garden, and stunning views of the Firth of Forth countryside, the Rinkmuir Cottage in Arncroach at the heart of the very rural Fife is a quaint holiday cottage that is heaven-sent for you and the pet in your life. It’s the haven for lovers and their hounds, providing a retreat like no other. Cycle paths and walks are right in front of your doorstep. We’d recommend taking the Fife Coastal Path with your pet as the coves and sandy beaches in this area can truly make for a really fun playground for your furry friend.

There are thousands of dog-friendly holiday cottages all over the British Isles. Each one of these knows the value of maintaining and strengthening the special bond that exists between man and his dog. With these UK holiday cottages, it’s about time you give your pet a whole new kind of treat.