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Dog Friendly Stays UK : 5 of our best breaks

Any devoted dog owner knows the pain of leaving your pooch behind when travelling, as well as the stress of where they will stay during your time away. Here at The Wanderlist we are firm believers that dogs are part of the family, which is why we strive to offer a marvellous mix of special spaces where you are welcome to bring along your four-legged friend. From dog-friendly cottages that offer wonderful walks direct from the doorstep to high-end hideaways where even Fido gets a welcome pack, we take a look at five of our most delightful dog-friendly escapes. 

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Ivy Cottage, Powys 

Bursting with buckets of countryside charm, Ivy Cottage is perfect if all you’re after is peace, quiet and plenty of walks. A quintessentially classic interior offers original features as well as a cosy log-burner and lounge area (with dog blankets provided!) which is just perfect for that post-walk wind down. 

Ivy Cottage also offers its own, enclosed private garden with outdoor dining furniture and seating, so that you can enjoy some al fresco eating whilst your dog has an evening amble on the lawn. 

Located in the charming hamlet of Beguildy, this cottage is within easy access of the Offas Dyke Path and Beacon Hill, a 547-metre high summit with awe-inspiring views. 

To find out more about this characterful cottage, click here.  


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The Lamb, Somerset 

Another one for fans of countryside cottages, the Lamb is a beautiful bolthole for two to enjoy along with a private hot tub and small outside area. Boasting a beautiful open fire in a luxurious lounge area, we can quite happily imagine holing up here for a blissful break. 

Situated on a working sheep farm, there’s plenty of wonderful walks within the vicinity boasting far reaching views to the Mendip Hills. One particular circular walk from Shepton Mallet follows the river sheppey, snakes into the historical village of Doulton and allows you to admire the gorgeous gurgles of holy water of St Aldhem’s Well. 

To book or enquire about The Lamb, click here


Dog friendly cottage Norfolk

Spinks Nest Cottage, Norfolk 

If your pampered pooch is attuned to the finer things in life, a stay at Spinks Nest Cottage is the ideal escape. Nestled into the ancient Hamlet of Hunworth, this lovingly restored gardener’s cottage offers a traditional flint exterior and divine interior design. 

Surrounded by the seemingly endless plains of north Norfolk, this stunning stay is on the cusp of the Norfolk Coast AONB, with wonderfully wild walks to be enjoyed right from the doorstep. 

There is a small outside area with seating for the two of you to enjoy, but what really steals the show is cosying up in front of the luxurious log burner with a good book or delicious hot chocolate. 

To check availability and enquire about Spinks Nest Cottage, visit here


dog friendly cottages Wales

The Cwtch, Powys 

A cosy corner and your own private paradise, The Cwtch is situated in the grounds of a glorious pre-Victorian manor house turned B&B. Here you and your four-legged friend can enjoy your own private patio with stunning views and a blissfully bubbling hot tub (humans only, sorry). 

Handsome and homely inside, a lovely log-burner provides the perfect spot to relax after a days’ adventuring, whilst a mezzanine-level bed promises an inviting and indulgent sleep space. 

Located on the edge of the Shropshire hills AONB, local walks are in abundance in this sublime spot, promising inspiring views and perfect peace and quiet. 

Find out more about this stunning dog-friendly cottage here.


Dog friendly cottage Cheshire

Sandhole Cottages, Cheshire 

If style and comfort are high on your list of priorities, then one of the beautiful Sandhole Cottages will be the perfect choice for you and your four-legged friend. Situated onsite at a working livery, these stunning barn-conversions offer truly indulgent interiors and are conveniently close to the largest forest in the county. 

Lovingly renovated with original features restored, Sandhole Cottages offer inspiring, open-plan interiors with well-equipped kitchens and luxurious lounge spaces. There is enough space to sleep 4, making it perfect for families or couples travelling together. 

Conveniently close by is Delamere forest, where endless trails lead off in the promise of enchanting adventures, and better yet you can stop off at one of the many inviting Inns on the way back for delicious food and a well-deserved wine. 

Discover this delightful dog-friendly stay in Cheshire.


You can also discover all of our dog-friendly stays in our Dog-Friendly Collection.