Deep in the heart of the Cambridgeshire countryside, the owners of Fullers Hill Cottages have created a peaceful retreat where guests can relax and enjoy spending time with family and friends. Number 1 Fullers Hill Cottages comfortably sleeps four guests in two bedrooms (plus an extra two on a sofa bed) and is as comfortable for couples as it is for families and friends. The Georgian cottage is on a family-run farm and has been renovated to a very high standard, earning it four stars from Visit England. It is only 15 miles from Cambridge and around an hour from central London, making it possible to escape to the countryside without sacrificing metropolitan delights. The cottage can be booked on its own or together with the estate's other five cottages for family reunions, hen weekends and other celebrations with family and friends. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold
The Isle of Wight is always an excellent choice for a holiday, especially when you stay somewhere as gorgeous as Seaviews in Ryde. The four-bedroom house sleeps seven people with a flexible layout that suits families, multi-generational families and friends. Not only is it beautifully furnished with loads of thoughtful touches that will make you feel right at home, but it's also a short 10-minute stroll to the centre of Ryde, the ferry terminal and the beach. Go swimming, surfing and sailing, play golf, walk along the coast and cycle through the countryside. There are loads of attractions to suit every interest and all weathers.
Nicely tucked away in a quiet corner of the Lincolnshire Wolds, Old Barn Cottages provides a choice of three welcoming holiday homes that afford glorious views and plenty of peace and tranquility. Enjoy superb golf, horse riding, walking and cycling the quiet lanes, or get out and about exploring and visit Lincoln city centre or the sandy beaches on the coast. Do as much or as little as your heart desires on holiday in Lincolnshire. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
The largest of all of Fullers Hill's fabulous holiday cottages, The Granary sleeps up to six guests in two en-suite sumptuous bedrooms and has an exceptionally large social living area for a cottage of this size where large groups of up to fourteen can dine around one table. Sitting in a tranquil position amongst the South Cambridgeshire countryside, this stylish holiday retreat is a popular choice for families, friends and large parties (when hired with other cottages) and offers dog friendly self-catering of a high standard with the use of a communal hot tub in the grounds. Only fourteen miles from Cambridge City centre. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold
As pretty as its name, Apple Cottage nestles amongst beautiful countryside in South Cambridgeshire and is perfect for couples, friends and families. Offering a warm welcome to dogs (and even horses!) this gorgeous holiday cottage provides the perfect mix of character and modern style and is just fourteen miles from Cambridge City centre. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
Offering single level self-catering that is fully wheel-chair accessible, The Stables is perfect for couples having one bedroom, as well as families happy to use the sofa bed. Stylish throughout, The Stables has been beautifully presented to a high standard and sits amongst glorious countryside in South Cambridgeshire. Fabulous local walking, cycling and horse riding and just fourteen miles from Cambridge City centre. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold
With its own private hot tub, The Tack Room is one of Fullers Hill's most popular holiday retreats. Like the others it is stylish and modern throughout and offers self-catering of a high standard. Sitting in a rural position amongst the glorious countryside of South Cambridgeshire, guests have the best of both worlds with an abundance of outdoor pursuits to enjoy on the doorstep and Cambridge city centre just fourteen miles away. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold
The Old Dairy is one of the stylish holiday apartments available at Fullers Hill nestling amongst glorious South Cambridgeshire countryside. Perfect for families and friends, sleeping four guests (or six with the use of a sofa bed), the surrounding area offers all the right ingredients to relax and unwind with plenty of space inside and out (including a hot tub in the garden for guest use), fabulous walking, cycling, horse riding and attractions including Cambridge city centre just fourteen miles away. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold
A luxurious holiday cottage for two in beautiful Wiltshire countryside with wonderful views of the Wylye Valley. A perfect hideaway for couples looking to leave behind the stresses of every day life and unwind in a peaceful setting. Close to Crockerton village, there are an abundance of attractions within easy reach including Longleat, world famous Stonehenge and the Roman City of Bath.
Couples searching for a luxurious retreat need look no further than The Hideaway. Tucked away at the end of a country lane two miles from Newtown, it's a gorgeous, oak-framed barn built to take advantage of beautiful views and the private location. You can enjoy features like an outdoor hot tub, a copper slipper bath in the bedroom, and an onsite spa with heavenly treatments. There are stunning walks from the door, and the cottage welcomes one well-behaved dog. Welshpool, Powis Castle, and the River Severn are all nearby.
Wootton Lodge is a newly refurbished holiday home in the grounds of Wootton Manor, surrounded by 90 private acres of grounds with stunning walks and bike rides from the door. It sleeps eight people in four bedrooms and is ideal for families or friends planning a self-catering holiday in Devon. Nearby are beautiful beaches and favourite attractions, though you could easily spend your holiday sleeping late, lazing around the house and garden, walking through woodland and meadows, and enjoying having time together with the people you love.
Take a relaxing holiday or break by the sea in one of eight pretty holiday cottages that sit in tranquil grounds in a secluded valley just 200 yards from the sea, between Ilfracombe and Combe Martin on the North Devon coast. Plenty of attractions close by including Watermouth Castle adjacent.
Big groups love The Bluebell. The large holiday home is in the quiet village of Burton Agnes, barely six miles from the Yorkshire coast and less than an hour from York and Castle Howard. It's a former pub and hotel with space for up to 52 people to sleep in 20 bedrooms, most of them ensuite. Amenities include a catering standard kitchen, spacious living/dining space with a bar, games room with pool, table tennis, and air hockey, and parking for up to 30 cars. It's a fantastic venue for a family reunion, celebrating a milestone birthday, hosting a wedding, or running a work team-building event.
Goldfinch is a welcoming self-catering holiday cottage near Bamburgh and the Northumberland Coast AONB. It's next to the friendly Apple Inn pub in Lucker with space for six people to sleep in three bedrooms. The layout works well for families but, with one of the bedrooms having an ensuite, can also suit extended families and friends. You're barely three miles from the coast and within easy reach of the the Northumberland National Park. It's a fantastic area for all sorts of outdoor activities including walking, mountain biking and cycling, fishing, and golf.
Millstone Cottage is a stunning barn conversion with stone walls, timber flooring, and loads of space for six people to sleep in three ensuite bedrooms. The welcoming holiday home is in the quaint Northumberland village of Lucker, next to the fantastic Apple Inn and three miles from Bamburgh Castle and the spectacular Northumberland Coast. Families and friends both love it here, with great access to footpaths, cycling routes, and attractions like Holy Island, Alnwick Castle, Hadrian's Wall and the Cheviot Hills. Bookings for a self-catering holiday are available at Millstone Cottage all year round.
Sleeps 8 - A delightful cottage in the heart of the quaint riverside village of Horning, known as the Jewel of The Broads. Perfect base to explore the village and surrounding Broads. Deceivingly spacious inside with a great family feel.
Beech Farm is perfect for a family holiday on the Norfolk Broads. The 17th Century barn conversion has been lovingly updated by its owners to provide a high standard of self-catering accommodation for up to six people in three bedrooms, with lots of space to relax indoors and outside and welcome touches that include a wood burner and an outdoor hot tub. The barn is in Neatishead, within walking distance of the village shop and the White Horse Inn. The Broads, Norwich and beautiful Norfolk beaches are all close by for a fun day out.
Four spacious holiday cottages, comfortably furnished with exposed beams and original features providing a peaceful retreat within walking distance of the historic market town of Thame in Oxfordshire. Within easy reach of the Cotswolds for day trips out and a great self-catering base for exploring Central England. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
There is plenty of room for everyone at Willow Barn. This lovely 17th Century barn conversion is in the peaceful village of Neatishead, within walking distance of the village shop and pub. There is space for up to 12 people to sleep in five ensuite bedrooms, and a big garden with a hot tub. Go boating on the Broads, sightseeing in Norwich and even enjoy a day at the seaside at Great Yarmouth. Willow Cottage is ideal for extended families and groups of friends.
Durlock Studio is a charming holiday cottage offering studio-style accommodation with a separate kitchen and an ensuite shower room. It is perfect for couples or individual visitors who want a quiet, comfortable self-catering base while on holiday in Kent. A short walk and a 15-minute train ride puts you in the centre of Canterbury, so it's also ideal if you want somewhere to stay while on business. Durlock Studio is part of Durlock Lodge in Minster-in-Thanet. The oldest part of the house dates from the 1700s and is within walking distance of two pubs, cafes and an award-winning cafe. There are lovely walks from the door, and the coast is only a few miles away.
The UK has a fantastically diverse landscape which provides endless walking opportunities for you and your four-legged friend. You can enjoy miles of dramatic coastal paths, wooded valleys, lakes and fells, rolling moorland, enchanting forests or pretty riverside walks together. As well as a large selection of pet friendly holiday cottages, there are also many dog friendly pubs, beaches, gardens, parks, dog friendly restaurants and attractions that welcome well-behaved dogs.
Whether you are looking for a coastal retreat or a cosy holiday cottage in the country, taking your pet away on holiday with you can be incredibly rewarding. Whilst it may require a little extra planning, it can help to reduce the costs and anguish involved in putting your beloved pet in a kennel or trying to find someone to look after them.
With a wide range of dog friendly holidays available, Independent Cottages offers holiday homes that can accommodate one to multiple pets. You will be able to make contact with the owner directly to check that the property you are considering is suitable for you and your dog. Most owners are more than happy to discuss the facilities available which may include secure gardens and direct access to footpaths. You may even find pet friendly holiday cottages offering a few extra luxuries for your beloved canine including welcome treats, a comfy bed and a warm shower and drying area for wet muddy paws!
If you are looking for a dog friendly holiday on a budget, consider taking your dog away out of the peak summer season. In spring or autumn, pet friendly cottages are normally cheaper, you have a far greater selection of dog friendly accommodation available and you will find fewer crowds. It is also worth noting that many dog friendly beaches lift their dog bans throughout the winter months in the UK, so you can enjoy wonderful coastal walks on empty beaches where your dog can have a good blast!
There are several amazing places worth exploring with your dog. Whether you’re looking to hike in rural parts of the UK, wander through quaint towns or even visit the pub together, you will find somewhere for you and your four-legged friend to go. Popular destinations for getaways with your dog are known to be the dog friendly beaches of North Cornwall, the Yorkshire Dales, the Lake District, the Cotswolds and its stunning locations, Scotland and many more. We have dog friendly cottages in all of this destinations, so you're bound to find somewhere the whole family (and your four legged friends!) will love.
Yes! We have many rental cottages that allow your canine companion to join too. The UK is a country brimming with nature, allowing for the perfect trip with your dog. It’s always best to use our search tool to filter your selection of many holiday cottages that allow dogs. There might also be specifications on taking your pet with you, so be sure to do your research beforehand! Use our search and filtering functions to find amenities and facilities you need, like an enclosed garden, hot tub or open fire.
There are so many places across the UK that are perfect for holidays with your dog, it's hard to narrow it down to just one. With places like Cornwall allowing coastal walks, the Yorkshire Dales providing never-ending moorland, and the Lake District offering swimming opportunities, it ultimately comes down to preference. It's best to use our search tool to browse our selection and filter your destination and holiday type.
Filter your search using our filters and drop downs to find the best place to stay for your dog friendly holiday. Or, if you had something else in mind, you can select between the holiday options below for all types of travellers.