Last Minute Dog Friendly Short Breaks In Petfriendly Cottages

Do you and your fury friend deserve a family get-away?

Yes you do!

Hey, if you're reading this then you're probably looking for a last-minute pet friendly getaway. Lucky for you, we've got just the thing! Whatever your family needs to enjoy that deserved last minute getaway, we have the perfect pet-friendly accommodation for you and your furry friends.

Whether you're a family wanting to take your furry friend on holiday with you or a couple looking for a romantic break that also allows your pup to come too, we've found the best doggie-friendly cottages in the UK. So, what are you waiting for? Grab your pooch and get packing!

Petfriendly Cottages & What to bring

So, you're thinking of taking your furry friend on holiday with you? And so, you should, they deserve a holiday too! However, before you start packing your bags, there are a few things you need to take into consideration. For starters, not all cottages are pet-friendly, so it's important to do your research and find the cottages that welcomes both animals and, oh yes, humans too!

Secondly, ensure your pooch’s travel bag includes things such as food and water bowls, leashes, medication, first aid for animal kits, tick removal preparation, stings and cuts. The list can seem daunting at first, however do not worry as we are here to help!

In the next section we have prepared a Pooch Packing Checklist for you to tick off as you pack for your exciting get-away. A few days away to explore new sights, sounds and smells for you and the doggie too.

So, what are you woofing for? Let's get you prepared!

Pooch Packing Check List

  • Doggie Bowls food and water
  • Collapsible water bowls for when out travelling
  • Doggie Food
  • Doggie Treats
  • Collar and Lead (Spare in case wet)
  • Harness
  • Water
  • Travel blanket
  • Doggie bed
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Poop bags
  • Favourite toys
  • Medication
  • First Aid Kit
  • Doggie Towels
  • Carrier or Crate
  • ID tag
  • Can opener for tinned food
  • Chewing toys
  • Grooming supplies
  • Wipes
  • Car seat belt
  • Torch

Recommended Activities For Your Dog Holidays UK

Little Adventures For You And Your Doggie

Staying at one of the doggie friendly cottages, it is best to plan the best activities for you and the doggie to ensure your stay is as full or not as you both want. Whether that be country walks, sitting by the lake, picnic under the trees, swimming in the sea, there's lots to explore – and plenty of activities to enjoy with your four-legged friend. Here are just a few ideas to get you started!

Calke Abbey

Poised between gentle neglect and downright dereliction, Calke Abbey, the un-stately home, is unlike other great country estates. Entering along the Lime Tree Avenue offers views of the historic parkland, home to ancient oaks, secluded ponds and areas of National Nature Reserve. Doggie walks allowed as long as kept on leads – beautiful place for a family picnic and for those pooches who like the water some streams to dip in those tired paws.

Bookmark this page and check back at this section for great ideas for local activities

Stress-Free Tips for your Get-Away in Luxury Dog Friendly Cottages

You would be barking mad if you thought a trip away with your beloved pooch is going to be stress free – new sights and sounds for them to explore, so here are a few tips to make your trip run smoothly, no matter how hectic things get.

  • Plan and prepare before the trip
  • Prepare activities for good and poor weather before you leave
  • Research the surrounding areas and facilities available that are doggie friendly
  • Look up the nearest vet in case of emergencies
  • Routine, routine – try and keep to the same timings for feeding etc
  • Maintain the exercise routine or plan for more exercise, with planned rests, water and food stops.
  • Ensure your doggie is used to travelling
  • Walk before travelling to help the doggie sleep
  • Try to avoid travelling on busy days/times
  • Break up the journey with breaks and toilet stops
  • Crate or seatbelt harness whilst in the car for safety
  • Plan for emergency urination – doggie might not be assured in new surroundings
  • Ensure the doggie has his favourite toys with them to play with when inside the cottage
  • Ensure the doggie is not left alone – unusual surroundings can present unpredictable behaviour
  • Watch out for hazards 

Rest and Relaxation After A Day Out Exploring

o, when all your feet and paws are tired and in need of a rest, return back to your homely warm doggie-friendly cottage. Either decide to stay in for the night all cosy on the sofas, enjoying the use of the luxury facilities to provide a home from home meal or decide to go out and explore the local cafes, restaurants and pubs – all doggie friendly of course (See the list below and location map).

The majority have welcoming doggie friendly areas and gardens and some even have a doggie menu, so treat yourself, to a nice meal and drinks and my dog definitely recommends the doggie beer for your pooch to have a special treat!

What A Naughty Boy !


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