20 of the Best Dog Friendly Cottages in England

20 of the Best Dog Friendly Cottages in England

11th July 2019

There's no need to leave the most important member of the family behind when you go on holiday. We've chosen 20 of the most superb and stylish holiday cottages in England (Scotland and Wales to follow soon) which will get tales wagging. All of these stunning properties are dog friendly!



Ullswater - The Lake District

Sleeps 8 - 12 per property

Inspiring holiday homes for large groups with breathtaking views of Ullswater and decadent five star gold accommodation. Two good dogs are welcome at Waternook and even have their own special room with underfloor heating and mountain views.

Old Town Farm Cottages

Otterburn - Northumberland

Sleeps 4 per cottage

Two chic, country cottages on a small, working farm, with stunning views of Northumberland’s beautiful National Park. Hemmel Cottage has a large enclosed garden ideal for dogs, and is surrounded by miles of countryside.


Richmond - Yorkshire

Sleeps 4

Charming two bedroom cottage with outdoor space, and amenities nearby, right in Richmond, ‘the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales’. This cosy cottage is the perfect place to snuggle up with your dog after a long day's walking.

Gayles Hall Barns

Richmond - North Yorkshire

Sleeps 14

Gayles Hall Barns is an idyllic rural holiday home, located in the North Yorkshire countryside, comprising of two large self-catering houses. With the rolling Yorkshire Dales on your doorstep, this is a splendid place to bring a dog or two.

Joll's Cottage

Horncastle - Lincoln

Sleeps 6

Enjoy a traditional English countryside getaway at Joll's Cottage, a listed cottage located in the picturesque Lincolnshire village of Greetham. The cottage has a lovely large and enclosed garden, perfect for furry friends.

Yarrow Cottage

Chipping Norton - The Cotswolds

Sleeps 4

An historic thatched cottage with stunning contemporary décor throughout and a warming, wood burning stove. Dogs are welcome and the enclosed garden means you can relax and just let them roam.


Waxham - Norfolk

Sleeps 6

Architect designed simplicity offers a modern twist on a traditional Norfolk beach house, just behind the dunes at Waxham beach.This dog-friendly house has the coastal path running right past and beaches and sand dunes for miles.

Laundry Cottage

Snape - Suffolk

Sleeps 5

Get to know the naturally beautiful Suffolk coast at this delightful and dog-friendly period cottage that combines cosy comfort with a great location. It has access to a private nature reserve, great for dog walks.

Norbury Hall

Lydbury North - Shropshire

Sleeps 6

Enjoy a relaxing country break in this charming timber clad converted village hall in the marvellous Shropshire countryside. Norbury Hall welcomes dogs as does the entire Walcot Estate, in which the hall sits. With acres of woodland and meadows to roam, this is a doggy paradise.

The Bakery

Edwardstone - Suffolk

Sleeps 2

Delightful rustic cottage offering a romantic retreat in the Suffolk countryside with an open fire. The cottage's expansive orchard is an ideal spot for guests with four legged friends in tow.

Fair Oak Farm

Mayfield - East Sussex

Sleeps 36

Award-winning Fair Oak Farm, on a private 12-acre estate in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - the ultimate country retreat for up to 36 people and dogs too. This large estate has plenty of room and is surrounded by glorious country walks.

Withyfield Cottage

Horsham - West Sussex

Sleeps 6

Designed and built by same team as Kevin McCloud’s favourite Grand Design, Withyfield Cottage is an inspiring, eco-friendly and contemporary rural retreat. It has a specially built dog-run, a kennel, and acres of surrounding countryside perfect for long walks.

Crepe Farm Cottage

Bridport - Dorset

Sleeps 7

Relax in the hot tub after a day exploring the Dorset countryside at this utterly charming, dog-friendly country cottage. A lovely rural getaway for people and dogs alike, you're surrounded by nature and not far from Dorset's gorgeous beaches.

Higher Wiscombe

Higher Wiscombe - Devon

Sleeps 6 - 32

A collection of award-winning cottages just a few miles from the Jurassic coast, with a heated outdoor pool and stunning country views. All the cottages welcome dogs and there are good walks and beaches a-plenty close by.

Lemons Cottage

Atherington - Devon

Sleeps 6

Charming and rustic, yet supremely comfortable cottage in North Devon. This dog-friendly cottage has not one, but two large gardens and even has a stream running through, ideal for doggy-paddling.

The Old Piggery at Kerswell

Bideford - Devon

Sleeps 4

The Old Piggery at Kerswell is a tranquil and romantic haven, sleeping 4 adults, less than 3 miles from the stunning North Devon coast. Dogs are made very welcome here, with a dog-proof garden and even a special dog shower for muddy paws.

Shalmar Hollow

Rock - Cornwall

Sleeps 12

Fancy a family holiday in a stunning and sophisticated home, but don't want to leave the most important member of the family behind? There's no need to - this luxury seaside retreat in Rock on the exclusive Cornish coast is dog-friendly.

Cat's Cradle

Sennen - Cornwall

Sleeps 2

Don't worry - there are no cats at Cat's Cradle! This romantic, sea-view cottage is only 200 metres from Cornwall’s stunning Whitesands Bay (also dog-friendly).

Rockfish St. Ives

St Ives - Cornwall

Sleeps 8

Restored fisherman’s cottage in St Ives with a Scandi twist and views across Porthmeor Beach. Rockfish proves that dog-friendly doesn't mean you have to compromise on style!

Treverra Cottage

Rock - Cornwall

Sleeps 8

A luxury farmhouse cottage on the exclusive Cornish coast, with a stunning infinity pool and steaming hot tub. It's in a lovely quiet spot down the end of a lane and has a large garden.

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