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Top 10 pet friendly holiday rentals

16th August 2012 Print
Country house, Pembrokeshire

This year, take the entire family on holiday, including your beloved four legged friends. Private rentals are especially suited for a break with your pets as there is plenty of space for everyone to enjoy, as well as large gardens for your pets to play in. Many holiday home owners advertising on, UK holiday rentals website, now welcome pets, so to provide some inspiration, the website has compiled a list of the ten best pet friendly houses, cottages and country houses available to rent in the UK.

From a cosy cottage with sea views to the Summer Isles in Scotland and a spectacular dog friendly country house in Pembrokeshire to a large Lakeland farmhouse in Cumbria and a modern fisherman's cottage in Cornwall, there is plenty to choose from on The website has a pet friendly filter so you can easily find your perfect retreat.

Spectacular dog friendly country house in Pembrokeshire

7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12

Four Ashes  is a spectacular luxury country house located in Pembrokeshire National Park with stunning water views, as well as a private beach, private moorings, its own quay, boat house and tennis court. Set in four acres of beautiful gardens, this luxurious property is decorated to a high standard offering easy living in a contemporary environment ideally suited to large family gatherings or reunions with friends.

Large Lakeland farmhouse with lovely gardens, Cumbria

8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16

Fisherground Farmhouse holiday cottage offers self catering accommodation in the heart of Eskdale, one of the most tranquil valleys of the Lake District. With a large south facing garden and fantastic views of the surrounding fells, Fisherground is an ideal base for exploring the mountains, rivers, lakes and tarns of this beautiful part of Cumbria. There is a spacious sitting room with open fire, a fully equipped kitchen leading to a conservatory, as well as a large garden with BBQ area. Owners accept one well behaved dog.

18th century cottage in Suffolk

5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10

Lavender Cottage is an 18th century large family cottage, previously the Vicarage. It has a lovely homely feel and has been recently renovated to a high standard. Perfect for a family holiday with the added advantage of a separate games room. There are two sitting rooms with wood burners, as well as a large, enclosed garden with BBQ, table and chairs. One well behaved dog is welcome.

Luxurious split level home in the Lake District

4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8

Upper Tarn is a luxurious split level home on the north west fringe of the Lake District National Park, situated close to the popular Kirkstile Inn. The property commands stunning views, due to its elevated position, of the Scottish hills, Solway Firth and the Lake District fells. This exceptional property is an ideal base for two families sharing, with its quality contemporary interior design coupled with four en-suite bedrooms, excellent facilities, large garden and ample parking. Pets are welcome although this is limited to two dogs.

Large family home in the countryside, Devon

5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10

Oldfield is a large family home, filled with character and situated on extensive grounds. The double-volume living spaces include a lounge, games and cinema room, dining room, kitchen with second dining area and utility room. You enter the front of the property through a gate that leads onto a private driveway, with ample parking for three cars and two in the double garage. A real home from home, the greatest attention has been paid to quality furnishings and fabrics and every modern convenience has been provided for your enjoyment, both indoors and outside. Dogs are welcome at an extra cost of £15 per week.

Cottage in the heart of Achiltibuie with sea views to the Summer Isles

2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4

Looking across to the Summer Isles, this very well equipped cottage offers delightful accommodation in a most stunning and romantic holiday location. The cottage has full central heating, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, wood burning stoves in the kitchen/dining room and the sitting room and a wonderful sun room to while away the days. Surrounded by hills, lochs, islands and beaches Achiltibuie is a popular holiday destination and a perfect base from which to explore the North West Highlands. Dogs are welcome.

Spacious barn in rural Essex countryside

3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8

Located on the outskirts of Great Totham near the historic market town of Maldon, this recently refurbished barn has been lovingly restored into three gites. Hay Barn has been developed to the highest of standards, whilst preserving the historic character of the building and unique features of each gite. Set in open arable farmland to the front and rear, the barn comprises of an open plan kitchen with breakfast bar, dining area and lounge. There are a wealth of features, including vaulted ceilings and beams. Ceiling height windows and doors open out to the patio, BBQ and small garden area. Two well behaved dogs or cats are welcome for a small additional charge of £4 each per day.

Cosy grade II listed house in Cornwall

3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

Newly renovated the cottage has been totally transformed from its 18th  century origins and is now a smart seaside home made thoroughly modern and comfortable with huge attention to detail. There is a large family kitchen diner, two lounges, and three double or twin bedrooms with three bathrooms. The pretty courtyard garden has luxurious planting on both sides leading to the sea wall with steps down to the river, and has two seating areas that are ideal for al-fresco dining. Well behaved dogs are welcome.

Stone barn conversion in a peaceful hamlet in Cornwall

3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

Church Close Cottage is the result of a significant restoration of a 100 year old stone calving barn in the grounds of historic Cusgarne House, which was the home of James Watt at the end of the 18th century. Imaginatively converted with exceptional skill, a truly enchanting cottage has been created. Located in the beautiful countryside within easy reach of not only Falmouth, but also the striking Lizard Peninsula and the beaches of the north coast. There is a large open plan living area with a cosy, wood burning stove and French windows opening onto a private patio area. There are views to the south over farmland and to the south-east over the grounds and valley beyond. Up to two well behaved dogs are permitted at an additional cost of £25 per dog per week.

A modern fisherman's cottage just metres from the water's edge in Cornwall

3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

The Blue House has been completely refurbished and features an open plan lounge equipped with leather sofas, flat-screen LCD TV with SKY Plus, DVD Player, Playstation, and wood-burning stove, a modern fully-equipped kitchen, three spacious bedrooms, as well as a suntrap courtyard with lighting and dining facilities. Well behaved dogs are welcome (there's an additional charge of £25 per dog per week). There is a dog-friendly beach nearby.

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Country house, Pembrokeshire