Dog-friendly getaways in Wales
Incredible winter scenery, crisp coastal walks, starry night skies plus the possibility of snow make Wales a great choice for a magical winter break. Premier Cottages highlights some cosy dog-friendly properties for those wanting an escape from the “every day”.
Cottages for two - Ty Mawr Collection, Powys
Ty Mawr Collection features five luxury cottages set in the grounds of Ty Mawr, a grade 2* listed Georgian Manor. Ideal for couples looking for a break that combines time in front of a roaring log-burner with an adventure in the Brecon Beacons National Park.
On site is a spa treatment room and a 12-acre park for guests and their dogs to explore. Mountain and canal walks can be enjoyed from the doorstep and just 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 in The Cottage or The Laundry start from £690 and a three night weekend break from £500. (www.premiercottages.co.uk, 01874 665 414). Two dogs are allowed at £20 per dog, per stay.
Scandi style cabins for couples, with hot tubs – Rivercatcher, Denbighshire
Designed for two, Rivercatcher’s four Scandi-style dog-friendly cabins feature wood burners, fully equipped kitchens, award-winning king-size beds and stunning glass fronted apex windows which make the most of the green landscape.
Couples can cosy up inside or soak under the stars in the hot tub on the private deck. As well as the great walks there’s a choice of country pubs within walking distance and nearby Palé Hall welcomes well behaved dogs in the Grand Hall and Huntsman Bar.
A week’s stay in a log cabin (Cwtch, Lagom, Hyggelig and Gezellig) for two starts from £749 and a three night weekend break from £555. (www.premiercottages.co.uk 01490 440 498)
Family-friendly Fron Fawr Cottages, Pembrokeshire
A collection of six beautiful self-catering cottages, Fron Fawr is just five miles from North Pembrokeshire Coast and Cardigan Bay. Converted from traditional welsh slate and stone barns, the modern dog-friendly properties are surrounded by 48 acres of fields and woodland with plenty of space to roam and play.
Doggy friends get their own bed and a goody bag on arrival, which includes; food, water bowl, feeding mat, doggy treats and some poop bags. A week’s stay for four starts from £800, for five from £700 and for eight from £900.(www.premiercottages.co.uk, 01239 698619.)
Wild Winds, Pembrokeshire with panoramic sea views
Wild winds is a stunning coastal cottage, located on the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path with far reaching panoramic views of the sea across St Brides Bay. Guests can take a short walk across the National Trust’s Sheepfields to the dog-friendly Little Haven beach and at low tide walk over to Broad Haven.
The property sleeps five across three bedrooms and has a well equipped kitchen with Nespresso maker and sandwich toaster. Lots of dining options are within walking distance including Lobster and Mor and St Brides Inn, plus The Castle and The Swan are dog-friendly traditional pubs with loads of character and log burning fires. The dog-friendly Wild Winds, sleeps five and a week’s stay costs from £880. (www.premiercottages.co.uk, 07760925002)
West Wales Waterside Properties, Pembrokeshire
Sherwood House and Headland Cottage, are two luxury water-facing properties that welcome dogs. Sherwood, is located at the start of the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path close to the dog-friendly Poppit Sands beach. Headland Cottage overlooks dog-friendly Aberporth beach with sea views from every window. Both have contained terrace/garden areas, outdoor showers and stunning views - heavenly for humans and dogs! Doggy treats, toys, towels, blankets, a selection of leads and details of dog friendly walks and places to visit are all provided.
A week’s stay for seven in Sherwood House starts from £1430 and a week’s stay in Headland Cottage for six starts from £1320. (www.premiercottages.co.uk, 07970 635202)
Great for groups - Llanfendigaid Estate, Wales
Steeped in history the grade II* Llanfendigaid Estate (which translates as “Parish of the Blessed”) is steeped in history. An estate with charm, grace and beauty!
Occupying one of the most attractive stretches of Welsh coastline within Snowdonia National Park, the estate benefits from stunning views towards Cardigan Bay and is set in an acre of private wooded gardens.
This is a fabulous place for multi-generational groups to holiday together. Either taking the main house sleeping 18 people or having a mix of cottages. They will have use of a 28’ x 14’ indoor heated swimming pool as well as access to one of the more secluded beaches in the area.
The estate, which can sleep up to 34 across 5 properties can be booked exclusively. Three properties welcome dogs. A week’s stay for 34 costs from £4445 and a three night weekend break from £1905. (www.premiercottages.co.uk, 07595 5896703)