Wales has plenty of beautiful landscapes to explore. With snow-capped mountains and a vast coastline, it is most certainly a vacation spot to experience with your favourite people.
How about a weekend away, or a long holiday with your family or friends in the stunning countryside by booking a stay in a lovely holiday cottage? It could be even better and even more fun to include your four-legged friend. So why not let your dogs enjoy the countryside too by booking dog-friendly holiday cottages in Wales.
Experience the outstanding natural beauty of Wales and all of its surroundings from these luxury pet-friendly cottages. Plus, for more pet-friendly destination ideas, follow our lifestyle news blog and stay updated with places you can visit with your pooch!
Luxury Dog-Friendly Cottages In Wales
1. Craig Y Nos
This luxury pod is a unique but romantic place to spend your days relaxing with your partner and pooch experiencing this place with you.
It is a two sleeper holiday cottage that is also welcome to one dog. It is a bachelor-style pod with the bedroom, kitchen and living space all connected in this pod-style cottage. Keep warm with the wood burner, or spend the evening with a glass of wine in the hot tub.
Size does not matter when you are surrounded by the vast panoramic views of the Snowdonia National Park. This dog-friendly location gives your furry friend so much space to roam around free while you explore and take part in outdoor activities.
2. Skylark Lodge
A contemporary-style lodge surrounded by the beautiful countryside - Skylark Lodge is a well-decorated place that offers you at-home comforts while you are away.
The Skylark lodge is situated in mid-Wales, in a Victorian Spa town, where you can visit lakes and shops or go book hunting and wildlife watching in Hay-on-Wyre and Aberystwyth. There are so many outdoor activities like cycling, fishing, horse riding and so much more to enjoy in this beautiful countryside.
This dog-friendly accommodation has an open-plan living, kitchen and dining space that makes it perfect for entertaining. It is a one-bedroom lodge that sleeps two and is welcome to two dogs.
3. Wheat Silo
Wheat Silo is a one-bedroom converted farm silo set within the grounds of Cwmhir Court. It is a charming cottage for two who are looking to get away to enjoy its picturesque views of Wye Valley and its black mountains.
With it being a dog-friendly cottage in wales, you are welcome to bring your fur baby along. It has a fully equipped kitchen where you can rustle up a romantic dinner for two or go upstairs via the curved wooden staircase to enjoy your favourite film on the very comfortable couch.
Hay-on-wye is within walking distance of the cottage, or visit the. If you are wanting to explore the town, go to Hay-on-wye. There are plenty of local shops, eateries, pubs as well as a theatre and cinema.
4. Mountain Escape
Explore the stunning countryside of Bethesda when staying at the Mountain Escape dog-friendly cottage—situated near North Wales and the Snowdonia National Park.
It is the perfect location to relax and get away from everyday life. This holiday cottage is made for your next couple's vacation with one bedroom and one bathroom.
Visit the nearby towns of Llanberis, Capel Curig, Bangor and a few more to explore their attractions like local shops, pubs and harbours. You can also take the footpaths in Snowdonia National Park, visit Zip world or climb Snowdon's Peak if you are looking to do something more adventurous.
This holiday cottage has a comfortable velvet couch for you to get cosy on while watching TV, as well as a fully equipped kitchen for you to make dinner if you do not feel like eating out. The bedroom has a super king-sized bed, which is only made better by the views of Menai Straits.
The garden has a fully functional hot and cold water bath where you can relax with a much-needed glass of wine after a full day of activities. There is also a summer house at the front of the cottage in which you can enjoy some quiet time to read a book or practise yoga.
It is a truly splendid rural location nestled in the countryside where you can enjoy your romantic getaway.
5. Cedar Cottage
It is on the edge of a small village and is close to so many activities like walking and cycling. Not only are you able to enjoy the Welsh countryside from this lovely pet-friendly cottage, but you can also enjoy its aesthetic as it has a 16th-century castellated archway and flagstone floors.
Outside is a private enclosed garden for you to enjoy the summer sun while your dogs roam around on the well-kept lawn. It is a one-bedroom that sleeps two and is also welcome to two dogs.
You are just a stone's throw away from Brecon. The River Wye, where you can go fishing and canoeing. The Monmouth Canal towpath, as well as The Brecon towpath, is also nearby.
There are ample ways to make the most of your stay at Cedar Cottage, and with it being dog friendly, you would not need to leave your beloved pooch behind.
6. Lloft Stable - Cwm Bychan Bach
Lloft Stable is a spacious barn conversion set on private grounds with views of Snowdonia National Park. The town of Machynlleth is only 6.5 miles away and offers you places to eat and drink as well as a weekly street market.
If you are looking for more adventurous activities, visit the National Park to do some mountaineering, mountain biking and water sports. There are also some of the best dog-friendly beaches to enjoy.
It has one bedroom that sleeps two and is welcome to one dog. It is the perfect location for a romantic getaway. If you do not want to eat out, you can cook a romantic dinner for two in the fully equipped kitchen and eat outside on the patio. After which, you can enjoy the outstanding natural beauty of your surroundings in the hot tub with your partner and your pooch.
7. Old Stable - Wolvesnewton
Set in the Welsh countryside of Monmouthshire, Old Stable is one of those pet-friendly cottages you would never want to leave. The area in which it is situated has a rich history and boasts historic castles. It is great for exploring as it is central to numerous walking routes in the Forest of Dean and Brecon Beacons National Park.
It is a one-bedroom, one-bathroom brick cottage that you, your partner, and your dog can enjoy. It is available all year round, making it a great summer and winter getaway.
Enjoy the views from the enclosed garden or snuggle up on the couch in the living room. It has a beautifully decorated open-plan living, kitchen and dining space.
This dog-friendly holiday cottage is in the perfect location. It also caters to all of your holiday needs.
8. Foel Y Graig - The Hideaway
As the name suggests, Foel Y Graig is the perfect hideaway for you and your family. It is available for six people and dogs, making it suitable for your whole family or group of friends.
This cottage offers scenic views of the ancient woodland, Plynlimon mountains and Dyfi estuary. Visit the Roman encampment of Frongoch or take a walk on the trails to explore The River Dyfi's mountain ranges and riverbanks. You are also near the town of Aberdovey where you can take your dogs on a walk on the sandy beaches.
It has a fully equipped kitchen that is part of the open-plan living, kitchen and dining area where you and the rest of your group can plan your activities during your stay.
The property also has an annexe that is perfect for a couple while the rest stay in the main house.
9. Rhiannydd's Stable
This converted barn has space for six people and one dog. Enjoy the scenic views of the countryside while you are here. With a pool table and open plan living, kitchen, and dining area, you will have a good time at this location.
Whether you are looking for a full family vacation or a getaway with your friends, Rhiannyddd's Stable should be on the top of the list. Take a walk with your dog and the rest of your companions to the national park while taking in the sights of the Black Mountains.
Visit the show caves Dan Yr Ogof or the Usk Reservoir if you are wanting to go adventure further by car. Do not forget to stop in the market town of Llandeilo for something to eat at the local eateries.
Rhiannydd's Stable is a beautifully decorated cottage where you can spend your days playing games and planning your trip adventures. Cosy up together by the wood burner while watching TV or enjoy the sun coming through in the conservatory while reading a book.
It is truly the epitome of luxury, guaranteed to get everyone relaxed in seconds on this cottage holiday.
10. Ivy Cottage At Margam Country Park
Enjoy this luxury cottage in South Wales with your family or group of friends. With so many activities to do close by you are sure to have a good time and make loads of unforgettable memories while staying here.
You get free access to the Margam Country Park from your private entrance, even when the park is close to the public. While at the Park, visit the Victorian Castle, 17th-century orangery, rare breeds farm trail, the children's fairy tale village, fishing lakes, the adventure playground, and so much more.
There is so much to see and experience in the south wales countryside; who would not want to miss out on an opportunity to stay at Ivy Cottage.
This is a cottage for a family or a group of friends as it sleeps five and has room for one dog. With three bedrooms and one bathroom, everyone will be comfortable.
11. The Farmhouse At West Farm
Along the South Wales coast, The Farmhouse At Western Farm is a beautiful cottage for the whole family, your dogs and even a few friends.
The true epitome of luxury coastal living, this large home away from home boasts grounds that go on forever and views that you will only see in pictures. It is available for 16 people and two dogs.
With eight bedrooms and six bathrooms, it is more like a mansion than it is a cottage. The area in which it is situated is popular for cycling, walking, fishing and surfing. With all these activities to enjoy, it is the perfect destination for all ages.
Dunraven Bay has a large beach for you and your dogs to enjoy all year round. Just east of the property, you can explore the Nash Point lighthouse, St Donats Castle, and St Illtyd's Church just east of the property. You can also go horse riding along the Ogmore Sea while taking in the coastal sights.
This property has two lounge areas, a grand fireplace, and an open-plan dining and kitchen area that is fully equipped with appliances. Go out into the well-kept lawn where you can spend your days basking in the sun with your dog roaming free.
With a coffee shop next door, you would not want to go far as everything you need is available for you.
12. Upper Farm
Upper Farm is a beautiful destination with rural views. With so much space for 16 people and three dogs, this large property is the ultimate home away from home.
This spacious home has a tennis area as well as indoor games that will keep everyone entertained throughout their stay. If you are wanting to carry on with the fun outdoors, there are plenty of outdoor activities to do.
Go on a run through Mortimer Trails or visit Croft Castle, as these are near to the property. If you are staying during May, be sure to go to the Hay Festival in Hay-on-Wye. If you are looking to explore the local scene, Presteigne and Kingston are nearby too.
On warmer days, spend your time on the lawns while enjoying a BBQ and drinks with your family or friends.
Are there any guidelines for bringing my dog?
These are basic guidelines to follow when bringing your dog to a pet-friendly cottage in Wales:
- Your dogs should be trained; this will avoid any unwanted incidents.
- If your dog defames or breaks anything on the property, it is the dog owner's responsibility to fix or repair it.
- It is the owner's responsibility to bring a bed or basket for the dog to sleep in.
- Your dogs should not be left alone on the property.
- Dogs are not allowed on the chairs or beds.
- All hair should be cleaned from all surfaces before leaving the property.
Do the properties have swimming pools?
Not all properties have swimming pools. Always check the property description on whether the property you would like to book has a swimming pool on or nearby the property. They are not supervised and should be used with discretion, especially if you have children or pets.
What does "In walking distance mean"?
This would mean the surrounding areas or amenities are usually within a mile.
What does one need to know when booking a holiday?
It is always best to research the location beforehand. This will give you an idea of the surrounding areas if there are activities on offer, and what you may need to look out for.
You should also check the weather predictions for the area as this will indicate what kind of clothes to pack as well as activities that will be on offer during the time. There may be activities specific to weather conditions.
If you are visiting with dogs, make sure they are well trained. Be sure that you are aware of and familiar with the guidelines that pertain to having your dog on the property. Always check with your host about these guidelines beforehand.
The most important thing to remember and do is to enjoy your stay!
Wales is a lovely holiday destination to get away from everyday life. Enjoying the countryside, sandy beaches and rolling hills should, without a doubt, be on your list of things to do while here.
Choose from these luxury dog-friendly cottages and experience the rich history, sights, and attractions of Wales.
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