One of the best ways to enjoy the beautiful English countryside is by taking your furry companion for a holiday in gorgeous green-welly countryside. Think cosy cottage, long bracing walks, bundles of fresh air and canine dips in the river all topped off with tankards of local ale in beautiful old pubs with huge roaring fires.
For dog owners, a holiday just isn’t a holiday without their four-legged friends in tow and with some really great pet friendly cottages available to rent, holidaying with pets is much easier these days. A home from home cottage is just perfect for relaxing in after spending the day exploring the land and worn out dogs can enjoy dozing in front of the fire in their own little haven. The ideal dog friendly cottages are those with a secure garden so that your pets have somewhere to roam freely whilst you cosy up inside the cottage.
Finding the perfect pet loving pub is also of huge importance! Many pubs now lovingly welcome dogs. There are old Smugglers Inns in counties such as Dorset which have home-made dog biscuits on the bar and little snuggly pet beds dotted around the log fire.
Waking up in the countryside in a traditional thatched cottage, where walks start from the door and a roaring fire welcomes one home is simply glorious. Amble through pretty villages, power walk along the coastal paths or relax on a golden sandy beach whilst Rover takes a dip. It is worth noting that some beaches in the UK have dog restrictions in the summer months. There are many however, which welcome dogs all year round. It is always worth checking before you book your trip.
Whether you would like to be completely energetic or take it easy, a beautiful dog friendly cottage makes a great base for you and your faithful friend. Wake up to leafy views, take time out for tea and scones, head out for rambles and then sit and read the paper with a glass of wine whilst your thoroughly exercised dog lays content by your side.