Dog friendly self catering

(25 Posts)
Jungfraujoch Thu 16-Jun-16 21:56:03

As a new doggie owner I wondered if there any specific websites?

Any recommendations gladly welcomed - thank you.

PovertyPain Thu 16-Jun-16 21:57:10

Where are you looking to go? England? N.I? Etc

Jungfraujoch Thu 16-Jun-16 22:03:39

Prob SW England. I'm in Dorset, so max 2 hrs away.

TrionicLettuce Thu 16-Jun-16 22:04:20

This is a pretty good website to start with. There's some nice cottages on there and the Dogs Trust get a donation for every booking.

TripAdvisor is also quite good for finding holiday rentals, you can apply a filter to find places that allow pets.

Always remember to check the details though, some cottage owners have a very different idea of "pet friendly" to most dog owners!! I've seen cottages advertised as dog friendly only for the small print to say the dog is only allowed in the utility room hmm

HamletsSister Thu 16-Jun-16 22:06:45

We used to rent a cottage to tourists via Sykes and used them as guests a number of times. Very good and many dog friendly places.

Jungfraujoch Thu 16-Jun-16 22:08:35

Thank you - I'll check those out.

Rhubardandcustard Thu 16-Jun-16 22:11:09

If you're on FB look for the site dog friendly holiday accommodation. You can out in your requirements and the owners will reply directly.

Toooldtobearsed Thu 16-Jun-16 22:13:16

Second Rhubarbs suggestion. We have just come back from a great week found on there. And no worries about dogs being welcomed!

monkeyfacegrace Thu 16-Jun-16 22:14:19

I've just stayed down near Mousehole at a place called Castallack farm. It was really good accommodation.

georgedawes Thu 16-Jun-16 22:37:27

I've just booked accommodation on airbnb which was easy to search for pet friendly places.

Jungfraujoch Thu 16-Jun-16 23:02:54

Was just looking on there George. But too tired so will have a proper search tomorrow!

Scuttlebutter Fri 17-Jun-16 00:20:20

The FB page mentioned by Tooold is brilliant. You can actually do a post stating your requirements e.g. hot tub, number of dogs, number of beds etc. and suitable premises reply to you. Excellent.

Wyldfyre Fri 17-Jun-16 06:58:18

The Dugs n Pubs website has some suggestions

FenellaMaxwell Fri 17-Jun-16 07:01:11

There's a pets allowed option on air bnb - we always use that. Just expand the amenities section and its there.

Jungfraujoch Fri 17-Jun-16 07:02:00

The FB group I've found you have to request to join? Is that the right one?

Toooldtobearsed Fri 17-Jun-16 07:05:27

m.facebook.com/groups/17291431941?view=info&refid=18&ref=bookmarks

Dont know it the link will work. It is a closed group, and called 'dog friendly holiday accommodation'

You can post and say, 'looking for a 2 bed cottage, 5 mins walk to the sea, 3 rottweilers and a chinchilla, 1 hour drive from Skegness' and you will get loads of responses!

It is really that good😊

1frenchfoodie Fri 17-Jun-16 07:29:24

We just use ownersdirect and put allows dogs as one of our search criteria. We have been all over the uk with them.

DogsMightFly Fri 17-Jun-16 09:10:06

I second Sykes Cottages. You can filter your search for pet friendly accommodation. Forest Holidays also do pet friendly cabins.

Toooldtobearsed Fri 17-Jun-16 09:29:16

We have used Owners Direct too, with no problems. I think the reason i like this site is because the owners actively seek out people with dogs, rather than tolerate them. IME, although on a lot of sites it says dogs are allowed, they then:
Charge per night, per dog
State that dogs cannot be left at home alone
Have restrictions no where they can go in the house
Do not necessarily have enclosed gardens.

The places i have found through this site have all been dog lovers/owners. I have never paid extra for my two, dog towels, beds, even bowls are often provided, along with copious amounts of throws, so that if Fido likes to lounge on the sofa, he can😊

They also tend to have enclosed, dog proof gardens, which is brilliant and some will take up to six or seven dogs!

We recently went to a fantastic place in the north lake district, pure luxury - the master suite was incredible and we even had a cinema room.

Dogs loved the garden too.

Jungfraujoch Fri 17-Jun-16 13:08:24

Too old I'm on the FB site now - thank you. Had a couple of suggestions, hoping for more!

clam Fri 17-Jun-16 13:14:09

Just be aware that some dog-friendly places also advertise on "normal" websites. So, we found a nice place on a dog-friendly site to stay in Devon when our dog was a puppy, but the next-door-neighbours booked their cottage elsewhere and had two kids who were terrified of dogs, so I was on edge all week in case he ambushed them.

Bails2014 Fri 17-Jun-16 13:15:16

Land Mark Trust allow you to filter by dog friendly and we have stayed in dog friendly National Trust places (Shute Barton house, but you need a few of you to fill it!).

Toooldtobearsed Fri 17-Jun-16 14:40:59

Good Luck😊

Jungfraujoch Sat 18-Jun-16 13:15:47

Update! Found a place on Airbnb. Lots of fab places on that FB page though which I'lll remember for next time.

Toooldtobearsed Sat 18-Jun-16 13:55:35

Enjoy your holiday😊

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