Our Favourite Dog-Friendly Cottages and Holiday Homes for a Special Occasion

Want to book a luxury escape for a landmark event with a group of friends, or a family gathering and don’t want to leave your best furry friends behind? We have the perfect pet-friendly holiday cottages across the UK for you.

Some of these cottages are on gorgeous private estates where you can book one or several properties for your event of family gathering. Most have gorgeous wooded grounds, perfect for four-legged strolls, are close to lakes and mountains, and dog-friendly gastropubs and Michelin-star restaurants. Or you might fancy a wow house by the sea close to dog-friendly beaches – perfect for families and pets. Private chefs are available as well as a host of doggie services including grooming, dog sitting, luxury dog beds and even the chance to go walkies with the owners’ dogs. And best of all many of these luxury cottages and houses come with exclusive PetsPyjamas offers you won’t find anywhere else!

Wilderness Estate, Suffolk

Dog-friendly Wilderness Reserve homes are a collection of individual holiday cottages and houses in a gorgeous 8000-acre private estate. Exceptionally well-designed interiors set their cottages apart, all individual in their style and decor. A range of indoor and outdoor activities are available, from complimentary Pashley cycles and rowboats, all the way to private chefs, making Wilderness Reserve the ideal dog-friendly UK holiday for couples, friends, and families looking for a countryside retreat.

Book one or more properties from Sibton Park Manor House which sleeps 27, the Walled Garden which sleeps 16 or the romantic Hex Cottage which sleeps 2.

Water Meadow Cottage, Oxfordshire

A super-luxury 200-year-old Cotswolds stone hunting lodge nestled in woodland and located on the legendary Blenheim Palace Estate, home to the 11th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. This delightfully romantic dog-friendly retreat is a blend of traditional English country living with every modern comfort and an enclosed garden for peace of mind. This bright airy cottage still has many original features,  plus there’s a cosy fire where you and your loved one plus furry friends can curl up and relax after a busy day of walks.

Explore the extensive parklands of Blenheim Palace with your pooch or, further afield, head to nearby Longbridges Nature Park for a picnic in the warmer months. There are also fabulous dog-friendly pubs and villages close by with rooms for four to sleep.

Sleeping 4 guests, this is the perfect holiday cottage for an intimate getaway with loved ones.

Rowley Estates, Cumbria

Nestled in the Lake District and the Eden Valley with the Cumbrian hills rising to the North, The Rowley Estates is a collection of luxurious historic houses with modern luxury in remote locations in glorious countryside. You can choose to book one or more properties which include Glassonby Old Hall, a restored sandstone longhouse that sleeps 8, Blencowe Hall, a dreamy 14c castle that sleeps 24, plus a range of other properties from cosy cottages to shepherd huts. This ultimate dog-friendly holiday destination for the whole family.

Expect a wonderful welcome hamper which includes the famous Rowley Estate, raspberry jam and a book of wonderful dog walks from the door. The perfect retreat after a day of fell walking with your four-legged friends in tow.

Luxury Lodges at Bovey Castle, Devon

Experience pure indulgence and stay in the luxurious lodges of dog-friendly Bovey Castle in Devon. Located on the grounds of the 5-star castle, these stylish and contemporary three-storey country lodges are fashioned from local granite and vaulted with English oak. Nestled amongst the woodland, the lodges act as a secluded sanctuary, set within 400 acres of Devon countryside and moments away from the splendid hospitality at Bovey Castle. Dog-friendly holiday cottages don’t get more glamorous than this!

Each of the dog-friendly lodges features three beautiful en-suite bedrooms, the majority of which are laid out over three floors, ideal for families or groups of friends. You can take advantage of the hotel facilities including the championship golf course, an extensive menu of outdoor activities and a spa, plus your dog can enjoy being pampered in the grooming room. 


Hydrangea House, Kent

Hydrangea House is a gorgeous country house in the coastal market town of Hythe in Kent is the perfect peaceful dog-friendly cottage for families or groups of friends.

Beautifully renovated like a boutique hotel, this family-friendly cottage is perfect for your four-legged friend with its enclosed garden, coastal location and walking trails nearby.

The bedrooms are quiet and relaxed spaces, each complete with super king Hypnos beds to ensure a supremely comfortable night’s sleep snuggle up in front of the log burner in the living room or if you’re in the mood for cooking, the fully equipped kitchen/diner offers the perfect space to entertain your guests, with wine coolers and a Bose music system.

After a day of exploring you can relax in the outdoor hot tub or prepare a Summer BBQ. Just a stone’s throw from the sea, there is a wonderful pebbled beach to explore and sandy areas for buckets and spades.

Hydrangea House welcomes up to 10 guests and 3 canine companions!

Polurrian on the Lizard, Cornwall

Explore the Cornish coast from your own private dog-friendly luxury villa at Polurrian on the Lizard. Breathe in the cool Atlantic air from your first-floor living area. Choose between gazing out from a comfy sofa and throwing the doors open to enjoy the view from your balcony.

Sleeping up to four guests, each villa has a sheltered, coastal-style garden. In the evening, grab a seat around the communal fire pit –  perfect for stargazing and evening drinks. Just a stone’s throw from the main hotel, Polurrian on the Lizard, there are swimming pools, spa treatments as well as a creche – it’s the perfect spot for family and furry friends with endless seaside walks for your canine companion to enjoy.

Pinkmead Estate & Vineyard, Isle of Wight

Nestled away in the heart of the Isle of Wight, Pinkmead Estate is a dog-friendly  24-acre private riverfront retreat, offering unparalleled views of the serene Medina. You and your pals will love immersing yourselves in a thoughtfully crafted haven where cutting-edge interiors and captivating outdoor fire pit experiences seamlessly blend, creating a unique fusion of sophistication and relaxation, designed for your furry friends as well.

As the sun sets, retreat to the exclusive organic vineyard, the perfect setting to savour a meticulously crafted Pinkmead gin and tonic with your pooch by your side. The sprawling lawns even allow for helicopter access, adding a touch of luxury to your stay.

This majestic estate not only offers sumptuous dog-friendly accommodation but also promises an unforgettable experience, blending fine living with nature’s touch—perfect for a celebration or a serene retreat with your party of friends and their wagging tail companions.

Pheasant Tree House, Devon

Another option could be a leisurely jaunt to the serene countryside of Dittihsham in Devon, where the Pheasant Tree House awaits to envelop you and your pups in a cocoon of luxury amidst towering trees and tranquil nature. This hidden gem offers a unique treetop escape, combining rustic charm with modern comforts, including a furnished deck, hammock, sunloungers, BBQ and outdoor chess set. 

Book one or more for special gatherings or simply a peaceful break from the daily hustle. Both dogs and humans will adore the endless walks and the cosy evenings spent by the fire. Whether you’re celebrating a milestone or just in need of a plush escape, this dog-friendly paradise promises an experience that will have tails wagging long after your stay.

Book a dog-friendly holiday for a special occasion!

Now is the time to get ahead of the pack and book your luxury stay for 2024 at one of these top-rated pet-friendly cottages or houses, where you can bring along one or more dogs who will be just as welcome as you are with plenty of doggie comforts and treats included. Head to PetsPyjamas to find the perfect petaway and discover 1,000s of cottages across the UK!