A delightful holiday cottage on the Isle of Colonsay with stunning sea views. With beautiful beaches, stunning scenery, wonderful wildlife and plenty of outdoor activities, this is a perfect retreat for relaxing.
Just five miles from the historic cathedral town of Brecon within Mid Wales, this spacious holiday home is an ideal place for large parties of up to twelve and has plenty of inside and outside space to relax amongst beautiful scenery - an ideal place to get away from it all with friends or family. Tourist board rating: 4 Star.
Eight delightful stone holiday cottages on a four hundred acre estate in a picturesque wooded valley between the villages of Beulah and Abergwesyn in the heart of Mid Wales. Sleeping one to nine guests or larger groups if booked together, the cottages are ideal for a romantic break, family holiday or reunion of friends. With hot tub, stunning scenery, beautiful walks and an abundance of wildlife, Trallwm Forest Cottages offer all the right ingredients for a relaxing holiday.
An impressive large house (sleeping nineteen), as well as four further cottages (ideal for couples, friends or families) located on a Devonshire estate with excellent leisure facilities. Perfect for a romantic break, family holiday, friends reunion or when hired together, a special celebration including small weddings.
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.
Five charming self catering holiday cottages tucked away in a beautiful unspoilt valley in the pretty village of Membury, Devon. The cottages are close to the sea and offer spectacular walks along the South West Coastline.
Recently refurbished, this holiday cottage offers accommodation that is centrally located in the heart of Staithes, a picturesque fishing village on the North Yorkshire coastline. Tourist board rating: 4 Star.
A spacious holiday barn located in Gloucestershire’s Severn Vale with lovely views providing an ideal base for exploring Cheltenham, the Malvern Hills, the pretty villages and historic towns of the Cotswolds and the beautiful Wye Valley. Sleeping up to eight guests this is ideal for families or friends who want to holiday together.
Oozing character and traditional charm, Cobblers Cottage has a long and interesting history dating back to the 15th Century and affords one of the prettiest positions imaginable in the tiny village of Stoke-by-Nayland in Dedham Vale in Suffolk. With an excellent riverside gastro pub within walking distance and the Suffolk Wool Towns to explore nearby (as well as the coast), you can leave your desk in London and be enjoying yourself in the Suffolk countryside in no time at all. Tourist board rating: 5 Star.
Sitting in one of the prettiest villages in Suffolk, Water Cottage gives you and your friends/family the chance to stay in a traditional weaver's cottage, close to 'the splash' in Kersey. There is a good pub in the village and lovely walks from the front door through the beautiful rolling Suffolk countryside. Hadleigh is a short car ride away with its excellent independent shops and the many attractions of Suffolk are within easy reach. Perfect for a weekend away or longer holiday.
Owned by the Barnsley House Hotel, this luxurious Cotswolds retreat sits in the village of Barnsley in the heart of the Cotswolds. Guests can enjoy the hotel's facilities including restaurant, cinema, spa and magnificent gardens, along with the village pub which is also a short stroll away.
A spacious well presented dog-friendly holiday home in the Scottish Borders within easy reach of Kelso, Coldstream and the areas many attractions. In a rural position, the cottage is ideal for a relaxing break, walking/cycling or as a base to explore the Border towns.
Cosy and welcoming, this holiday cottage can accommodate parties of up to nine guests and is located close to all the amenities that the pretty market town of Bishops Castle has to offer. Shops, restaurants, pubs and excellent walks are all on the doorstep and Shropshire's many attractions are within easy reach.
Sitting on the edge of the attractive village of Thornhill in South West Scotland, Lettrick offers a high standard of comfort and style for friends and families looking to discover Scotland's beauty. With a great range of amenities (including cafes, pubs, restaurants and shops) within a short walk, lots of attractions for day trips out, and tranquil scenery all around, this delightful cottages offers all the right ingredients for a relaxing holiday. Tourist board rating: 4 Star.
A tranquil rural retreat offering impressive self-catering accommodation for large groups of sixteen on the Somerset/Dorset border. A haven for wildlife with stunning views, this fabulous barn conversion is ideal for celebrating a special occasion and getting away with friends and families. Outside catering can be arranged, along with a number of other services such as a beautician for pampering.
A beautiful 16th Century farmhouse that accommodates up to eight guests on a self catering or bed and breakfast basis. Located in twenty one acres of rolling coutryside that belong to the Craig-y-Nos Castle Estate. A superb base for exploring and enjoying everything the Brecon Beacons National Park has to offer.
A Georgian sea captains house, this glorious holiday home is ideal for parties of up to 12 and offers accommodation in the picturesque fishing village of Staithes, North Yorkshire.
The delightful rural setting for this holiday cottage makes it an ideal retreat for those seeking a peaceful escape whilst The Lake District, York and the Yorkshire Dales, are within easy reach by car. In the heart of the Ribble Valley, this is a walkers paradise and great for birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold.
A detached dog friendly cottage providing a comfortable retreat for two in an idyllic rural location in Gloucestershire. A great base for exploring the Cotswolds, Forest of Dean, Herefordshire, Worcestershire and the Severn and Wye Valleys.
With hot tub in the private landscaped gardens, six seater day boat to explore the river, open log fire and lovely riverside pub just 250 yards away, this is an ideal retreat for a relaxing holiday exploring the Norfolk Broads. Within easy reach of the City of Norwich.
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. There are also many dog friendly pubs, beaches, gardens, parks, restaurants and attractions who 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 dog in a kennel or trying to find someone to look after them.
With a wide range of pet friendly cottages 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 pet. Most owners are more than happy to discuss the facilities available which may include secure gardens and direct access onto footpaths. You may even find some offering a few extra luxuries for your four legged friend including welcome treats, a comfy bed and a warm shower and drying area for wet muddy paws!
If you are looking for a holiday on a budget, consider taking your dog away out of the peak summer season. Accommodation is normally cheaper, you have a far greater selection of properties available and you will find less crowds. It is also worth noting that many 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!
Before you set off on your travels, take a look at our top tips for keeping your dog safe on holiday.