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5 Of The Best Dog Friendly UK Breaks

It’s time to reward our loyal, four-legged friends.

It’s been a ‘ruff’ year for all of us, including our pets. They’ve kept us sane through the lockdowns, sat by us through endless Netflix scrolling, and provided much-needed entertainment on zoom calls. Soon it’ll be time to shake off the lockdown blues and go fetch an adventure – forget the kennels, invite your pets along for a trip to remember.

From quaint cottages to lodges and luxury penthouses, we’ve hand-picked some of the best pet-friendly holidays in the UK. Remember, it’s not just you who deserves a treat…

Deudraeth, Pembrokeshire, Wales

If your pets have become acclimatised to the life of luxury, then this is the deal for you (and them). Within walking distance of two dog-friendly beaches, this beautiful three-bedroom detached cottage offers the perfect base from which to explore. With more than 50 golden sandy beaches, Pembrokeshire is renowned for its picturesque coastline. If that’s not enough, mix things up with a hike in the rugged Preseli Mountains, perfect for tiring out your lockdown companion! Holidays are best with the whole family and this coastal cottage has room for everyone. Sleeps six. Two well-behaved dogs welcome.

Lake Lodge, Bowness-On-Windermere

When it comes to walkies, you can’t beat the Lake District. This secluded lodge is ideal for couples seeking a romantic escape to the countryside. So, dust off those hiking boots and spend your days exploring the breathtaking trails. With gastropubs galore in the nearby village of Bowness, you won’t be short of culinary delights to sample. After a busy day, unwind in the hot tub overlooking Lake Windermere, and let your pooch rest by the woodburning stove. Take in the spectacular scenery through full length windows, before retiring to the cosy four-poster bed. Sleeps two. Three well-behaved dogs welcome.

Monks Cottage, Threshfield, Yorkshire Dales

If you’re looking for a beautiful property with show-stopping charm, then look no further. This Grade II-listed stone cottage can be dated back to its construction by monks in the 13th century. Located in the quaint town of Threshfield, there’s plenty of walks on your doorstep. Get your daily steps in with a riverside walk to Linton Falls or visit the ever-popular Grassington. The cottage features an enclosed garden, perfect for dogs. With a dog-friendly pub next door, there’s no excuse for missing out on treats. Sleeps two. Two well-behaved dogs welcome.

Honey @ Stars & Embers Glamping, Cornwall

Enjoy the great outdoors from the comfort of this luxury safari tent in the Cornish countryside. Sit back and relax on your own private verandah. Tried and tested by dogs, it’s the perfect place to stop and ‘paws’ for thought. There’s a large fire pit, private hot tub, and a selection of home comforts on offer. After a year indoors, get back to nature with a long soak under the stars. Nestled in the rolling hills of Fal Valley, the glamping site is a short drive from the internationally renowned Eden Project and The Lost Gardens of Heligan. Make sure to stop by the family-friendly beaches of the South. Your energetic mutts will thank you later! Sleeps five. Two well-behaved dogs welcome.

Sandybanks Loft, Torquay, Devon

For those seeking a touch of luxury, this modern penthouse with spectacular sea views is sure to impress. Grab a frisbee and head to one of the nearby dog-friendly beaches. In the evenings, you can take a stroll down the palm-tree lined promenade to the stunning new Marina. There’s a selection of great restaurants – loved by tourists and locals alike. No trip to this seaside town would be complete without a classic fish and chip takeaway. Sleeps five. Two well-behaved dogs welcome.

Where will you travel with your dog in 2021? Tweet @icelollyholiday and let us know.