Going away with your dog

Boy walking with a dog in near a cottage

A self-catering cottage holiday is a great way to escape the everyday and enjoy the freedom of doing what you want, when you want with your favourite four-legged friend.

Most popular destinations
  • Cornwall 
  • Devon
  • Yorkshire Dales
  • Norfolk
  • Lake District 
Getting there
If you are going to be travelling to your destination by car, make sure that your dog has adequate shade and fresh drinking water available. Never leave your dog inside a car unattended.

For more information, please see our guide to travelling with your dog, which includes advice for travelling via public transport and in a car
What to bring on holiday

As well as bringing plenty of food and necessary equipment – such as your dog’s lead, poo bags and a water bowl – it is important that you also bring home comforts with you to help your dog settle in to their new, temporary surroundings. You may wish to bring their bed, their blanket and their favourite toys.

Benefits of going away with your dog
  • Visiting rural cottages that have walking routes right on their doorstep
  • Enjoy the companionship of your dog
  • Get away with all members of the family – including your pet
  • Save on kennel fees – if you have two dogs, it can double the price of your holiday!
What can you do with your dog while away?

While away with your dog, you will be able to go to pet-friendly pubs, take your dog on walking routes straight from your doorstep and enjoy pet-friendly beaches (please visit the destination’s local authority website to check which beaches are pet friendly). 

Finding dog friendly places to visit

Once you’ve found your perfect holiday, you may also want to search for nearby dog-friendly places to eat so that you can book seating in advance. This is particularly important if you plan to travel whilst Covid-19 restrictions for restaurants and other eateries are still ongoing. Current restrictions can be found via our Covid-19 hub.