Why should humans get all the holidays? Curious canines love walkies, so who better to em-bark on an adventure with?
Treat your pooch to picturesque views and sniffing spots beyond the local park. We asked our friends at holidaycottages.co.uk to handpick their best pet-friendly boltholes to rest in after a day of roaming. Cue excited barking and tail-wagging…
Honey-coloured cottages, rolling hills, charming villages and fantastic food – the Cotswolds has it all. This designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is quintessential English countryside at its best.
Stunning in autumn, but colourful throughout the spring and summer, you’ll be spoilt for choice for dog-friendly walking routes. Spend your days exploring idyllic footpaths, enchanting woodland and historic landmarks. Your pooch will also love sniffing around its patchwork of fields, paddling in lakes and running around this glorious area of the UK.
The perfect retreat: Pear Tree Cottage Aston Subedge
Near Chipping Campden, Cotswolds | Sleeps 4 + 1 dog
Situated on a verdant country estate near the Cotswolds village of Chipping Campden, this gorgeous cottage is enveloped by scenic walking trails. Dover’s Hill is only 2 miles away and can be reached by joining up with the Cotswold Way National Trail.
After exploring the surrounding area on foot, snuggle up in the cosy lounge to warm your cockles in front of the wood burner, or soak up the last of the sunshine in the garden and orchard. Bliss!
Dover’s Hill Loop | 5.2 miles | Starting from Chipping Campden, this circular trail takes in some of the best local sights
Broadway Tower | Admire the outstanding views from the tower and wander the beautiful grounds
The Seagrave Arms | 17th-century coaching inn serving locally sourced food and real ales
For fans of steep climbs, long winding paths and breathtaking views, the Peak District is just the tonic. Famed for having some of the purest natural mineral water in the world, you won’t need to worry when your furry friend stops to lap up a refreshing drink after a run around.
With dramatic and diverse landscapes, it’s easy to see why outdoor lovers flock here. And for a culture fix after your exertion, why not act all Mr Darcy at Chatsworth House, or soak up the thermal spa town of Buxton, where well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome and parks are plentiful?
The perfect retreat: Stonecroft
Great Longstone, Peak District | Sleeps 6 + 2 dogs
Enjoying a peaceful village setting with access to the Monsal Trail from the doorstep, this beautifully designed character cottage provides a wonderful base for a Peak District walking holiday with family or friends and a pair of faithful friends.
Spend relaxed evenings tucking into delicious home-cooked meals, lovingly prepared in the stylish range oven. As the wood burner crackles away in the stone hearth, share stories before slumber beckons – a peaceful night’s sleep in the comfortable, Joules-designed bedrooms awaits.
Great Longstone Walk | 4 miles | Incorporates the Monsal Trail
Visit Bakewell (3.5 miles) to sample an authentic Bakewell Pudding and shop at the Monday market
The Peacock at Rowsley | Michelin Guide restaurant | Traditional dining in elegant surroundings
For a ‘paw-some’ walking holiday, the magnificent Lake District is tough to beat. Stretch your legs and take in the marvellous sights close to Ullswater. We recommend researching the Fells: Place Fell, Hallin Fell and Gowbarrow Fell.
Take in the awe-inspiring landscapes all around you as you explore some of the best sights that Britain has to offer. And when your dog has tackled the trails, simply let them take a splash in one of the many shallow pools this stunning area is famed for.
The perfect retreat: The Hare
Near Caldbeck, Lake District | Sleeps 4 + 1 dog
Glorious fell views abound from this attractive lodge on a working farm, surrounded by mile upon mile of Lake District countryside. Put your best foot forward with your pup on numerous walks nearby through the undulating Caldbeck Valley.
The prime spot for enjoying the far-reaching views from this striking property is through the vast floor-to-ceiling windows in the open-plan lounge/dining area, with the raised decked area outside coming in a close second. Nothing beats awakening in the morning to the sun rising over this bucolic landscape.
Caldbeck Circular | 2.6 miles | An easy trail through woodland, around the village and beside the river
The Howk | A limestone gorge in Caldbeck with waterfalls and the ruins of the old bobbin mill – the largest waterwheel in the country
Oddfellows Arms | Delicious Cumbrian dishes sourced from the finest local producers
Book a staycation in a cottage styled by Joules
If you’re looking for space to roam with your four-legged friend in tow, why not take a look at our Joules Collection on holidaycottages.co.uk?
From cosy cottages for couples to fun-filled retreats for the whole family, this exclusive collection of properties can be found in some of the most extraordinary locations the British Isles has to offer.