Want to book a luxury escape for a landmark event, a group of friends or a romantic break and don’t want to leave your best furry friend behind? Now is the time to get ahead of the pack and book your luxury stay for 2022 at one of these top-rated dog-friendly cottages or houses where you can bring along one or even two dogs who will be just as welcome as you are.
Some of these cottages are on gorgeous private estates where you can book one or several properties for your event. Most have gorgeous wooded grounds, perfect for four-legged strolls, are close to lakes and mountains, and dog-friendly gastropubs and Michelin star restaurants. 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 or houses come with exclusive offers you won’t find anywhere else.
Perfect for a country getaway – four-legged friend included, the Manor Country Estate is a luxury party pad on a 13th-century estate in rural Somerset comprising three unique properties – The Manor which can sleep 29 plus a pet, the Lakehouse which sleeps 14 and the Great Long Barn which sleeps 16. All three properties retain their historic grandeur but have been cleverly updated in a super stylish way.
Book all three properties for a special landmark event or dog-friendly wedding or book individually for smaller gatherings. The properties can be individually styled for your occasion and private chefs are also available.
Dog-friendly Wilderness Reserve homes are a collection of individual 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 destination for couples, friends, or families looking for a countryside retreat.
A collection of country chic Cotswold stone lovingly restored barns and farmhouses in the delightful village of Great Tew, North Oxfordshire close to Soho Farmhouse, Daylesford and Blenheim Palace. It’s absolutely perfect for large groups plus canine companions. You could book all the properties which would sleep 52 or book them individually for smaller groups.
There are six properties – Tew Farmhouse which sleeps 12, The Cart Shed which sleeps 8, The Hay Loft – a barn conversion sleeping 4, the Grain Store which also sleeps 4, The Dairy, which sleeps 3. Super dog-friendly with lovely grounds and walks from the doorstep – the owners themselves love dogs and have two labradors.
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.
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.
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.
A stunning luxury house, dog-friendly Dreamcatchers based in Truro is situated on a peaceful footpath terrace less than 200-yards from the waterside above St Mawes. The property sleeps 10, making it a perfect dog-friendly stay for a big group looking to get away with their pets in tow. Charmingly decorated with airy, spacious rooms, it commands a magnificent view out across the harbour, St Anthony’s Headland and westwards over Falmouth Bay to Manacle Point.
There is also a lovely garden and games room to keep everyone entertained – although with so many fabulous beaches and the clifftop walks around, as well as an array of dog-friendly cafes and restaurants nearby, you and your dog are already spoilt for choice when it comes to things to do.
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 shepherds huts.
Expect a wonderful welcome hamper which includes the famous Rowley Estate, raspberry jam and a book of wonderful walks from the door. The perfect retreat after a day of fell walking with your four-legged friends in tow.
Hydrangea House is a gorgeous country house in the coastal market town Hythe in Kent is the perfect peaceful dog-friendly holiday home for families or groups of friends. Beautifully renovated and as a boutique hotel. 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.
This newly renovated dog-friendly cottage dates back to the 17th century and is situated in the delightfully dog-friendly market town of Sherborne in the deepest Dorset countryside. The cottage has three bedrooms as is full of character with an attractive sitting room with an Inglenook wood burning fireplace, dining room, kitchen, and gorgeous garden for your best furry friend to roam. The cottage has been completely restored and furnished with antiques and with a fabulous fitted kitchen.
There are three double ensuite bedrooms plus an alfresco dining terrace with a barbecue. The cottage adjoins the Eastbury Hotel & Spa. So while you are there you can enjoy the facilities of the hotel and a treatment or two. There are fabulous doggy walks from the door in the gorgeous Dorset countryside.
Experience pure indulgence and stay in the luxurious lodges of dog-friendly Bovey Castle in Devon. Located in 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.
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.
Bray Cottages, Berkshire
A wonderful choice for a gourmet dog-friendly break in a luxury cottage, less than an hour from London! You will be enchanted by any of the three dog-friendly cottages which are situated in the delightful village of Bray. Spend the day walking in the wonderful countryside nearby – the owner’s dog may also be free to join you – and in the evening enjoy a gourmet meal at Heston Blumenthal’s Fat Duck (book ahead) or one of the pet-friendly gastropubs in the village.
Choose from Christmas Cottage which sleeps 2, Clematis Cottage which also sleeps 2 or Tiggers Cottage which sleeps 4. All are beautifully decorated and come with comfy dogs beds and treats. The owners can often help with securing tables at the local restaurants.
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