DOG-FRIENDLY BREAKS FOR MAY HALF TERM FROM PREMIER COTTAGES
With dog ownership on the rise following lockdowns, many people are now planning getaways with their beloved pet. Premier Cottages’ collection of self-catering properties features over 400 pet friendly holiday homes with two levels of dog-friendliness – “dogs accepted”, which does what it says on the tin; and “Dogs Welcome”, where the owners go the extra mile with welcome packs, doggy towels, dog
Forest Barn Holidays, Gloucestershire
Forest Barn Holidays is a private hamlet of five luxurious barns set in 800 acres of woods in the Forest of Dean, on the edge of the Cotswolds. Luxurious Meadow Byre sleeps four, has its own private hot tub and welcomes dogs. It has a vaulted roof and beams, a large open plan sitting/dining area and a fully equipped kitchen. Guests can de-stress with a spa treatment or soak in the woodland hot tub and kids young and old will be kept entertained in the heated games room with its table tennis, air hockey, table football and choice of board games.
Furry friends are kept safe in the cottage’s own private, fenced in garden, and there are warm water dog washing facilities available on site. Extra provisions include: a dog bed, water bowl, towel, sofa throws, holiday collar tags and a list of dog-friendly pubs and restaurants in the local area. Dog-friendly woodland walks can be enjoyed straight from the door or at the nearby Forest of Dean and Wye Valley. A five night stay for four, arriving 1st June costs £1469. (www.premiercottages.co.uk, 01594 827311). Dogs are £50 per stay.
Tottergill Farm Cottages, Cumbria
Situated on the edge of the Eden Valley, the award-winning Tottergill Farm Cottages is set on a 48-acre estate overlooking the Lake District and Scottish Hills.
Eight out of the ten luxury five-star boltholes here are pet-friendly, accommodating up to two well-behaved dogs. Four-legged friends are welcomed with treats and there are maps and guides for walks, a list of dog-friendly pubs and an outside tap and towels to use after a day walking. The cottages boast wood-burning stoves and enclosed gardens, and many also have a private jacuzzi.
A week’s stay arriving 29th May in Low Barn for four costs £718 and a stay in Gelt Cottage, which also sleeps four, and has a private hot tub is £1233.
(www.premiercottages.co.uk. 01228 670615) Dogs are £30 each per stay.
Wheeldon Trees Farm Holiday Cottages, Derbyshire
Set in the dramatic scenery of the Peak District National Park, dog-friendly Wheeldon Trees Farm offers nine award winning cottages plus a communal games room.
There are self-guided dog walks from the door and two dog-friendly pubs nearby. Pets are treated like royalty with toys, towels, bowls, mats, leads, holiday tags, furniture throws, doggy treats, waste bags, an exercise paddock and even a doggie hairdryer.
A three night stay in Mycock Cottage for three arriving 29th May is £642. A five night’s stay in Critchlow Cottage for three arriving 1st June is £1147. (www.premiercottages.co.uk, 01298 83219). Dogs are accommodated free of charge.
Ty Mawr Collection, Powys
Ty Mawr Collection features five luxury cottages perfect for couples seeking a break in the heart of the Brecon Beacons. Four of the cottages welcome pets, all are five star graded by the Welsh Tourist Board and are set in the grounds of Ty Mawr, a grade 2* listed Georgian Manor.
There are walks from the doorstep onto the peaks and bikes and canoes can be delivered to the cottages. The property has its own 15-acre park for the use of guests and their dogs. Also, a twenty-minute walk away is The Three Horseshoes, an award-winning pub and restaurant with a dog-friendly bar and garden. A week’s stay for two arriving 21st May in The Cottage is £950. Other cottages are also available. (www.premiercottages.co.uk, Tel 01874 665 414). Two dogs are allowed at £20 per dog, per stay.
Unique Retreats, Yorkshire
Unique Retreats’ five stylish ‘dogs welcome’ cottages are set in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park yet only three miles from the coast. Each is packed with character and designer inspired interiors plus, original beams and stone fireplaces or wood burners. The North Yorkshire Moors National Park, Dalby Forest and the scenic North Yorkshire Coast at Whitby are all nearby plus three of the cottages also have their own private enclosed garden.
Dogs are welcomed with their own hamper full of treats, bowls, dog towels, a complimentary toy, holiday dog tags and there is a huge choice of dog-friendly places to eat in the local area. A week’s stay in Ewelands Retreat for two arriving 15th May is £771 and a three-night weekend break from £585. (www.premiercottages.co.uk, 07962 223582). Other cottages are also available. Dogs are £30 per stay.
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