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Five dog friendly cabins where dogs are REALLY welcomed

Five dog-friendly cabins where dogs are REALLY welcomed

As any dog owner knows, or new dog owner comes to find out, leaving your dog behind when you go off on a holiday isn’t just a logistical nightmare – it’s a teary-eyed one. One of the best parts about our collection is the number of places just as excited to see your dog as you are to take them with you. Though there’s a huge number of places in our collection that welcome dogs, here’s a selection of a few that caught our eye:

The River Lodge, Yorkshire

This cabin sits on a private stretch of the river at the heart of a 6,000-acre estate in the North York Moors. You’re surrounded by nothing but nature and wildlife. Get the BBQ going and dip your feet in the river (or dive right in). The estate has its own pub, The Horseshoe Hotel, with a great beer garden and outdoor bar, BBQ and fantastic farm shop. You’re only six miles from Whitby and beaches like Runswick Bay and Robin Hood’s Bay for surfing or paddle boarding, both have no restrictions on dogs all year round! The Coast to Coast trail also runs right through the private estate, so you can hop on and ramble for miles. Your dog will love cosying up in the bed provided, and waiting patiently for an organic treat – just for them!

The Workshop, Bath

The views both inside and out from the long balcony of the enchanting space of The Workshop stretch all the way to the Brecon Beacons on a clear day. The cabin is spacious, bright and airy, with pretty colours and comfy sofas, solid oak floorboards (perfect for yoga!) scattered with rugs and a log burner to warm you on chilly evenings. The kitchen is well set up for home cooking, with a dresser full of equipment to tempt cooks into action. BBQ or eat al fresco in your very own enclosed courtyard wrapped in greenery, small but perfectly formed. With walks aplenty nearby, there’s enough to keep you and your dog busy for quite some time. For a stunning view, take yourself and your four-legged partner in crime up Little Solsbury Hill.

Cwtch Woodland Camp, Pembrokeshire

All three acres of the woodland at Cwtch is yours and yours alone. Whether you’re looking for space to relax, swing in hammocks and gather round the campfire, or somewhere that the kids can run wild and hone their den building, it’s perfect. The whole site is off grid, meaning no TV or WiFi, just you and the peace of the great outdoors. You can test your backwoods skills with BBQ cooking, but there are gas hobs too if you just want a quick cup of tea. Host, Bethan, can also show you trails that lead out of the woods for some great hiking along the banks of the estuary.

The Withywindle, Devon

The Withywindle, hidden in a wild Devonshire meadow, 15-minutes’ walk away from the nearest building, is designed to blend into its rural surroundings and help you do the same. Spend your afternoons lazily constructing pizzas for the Ooni oven outside on the deck, or rustle up meals on the fire pit nearby, should the well-equipped kitchen not cater to your every foodie whim. There are books to peruse and a massive outdoor bath to lie back and pretend to read them in. You can finish the day with a little quiet stargazing wrapped in blankets. There’s plenty to do nearby in Devon, and the cabin’s found at midpoint between Exmouth and the North Devon coast. Find walks aplenty nearby, and dog-friendly beaches at the furthest reaches.

Off grid holidays - Withywindle, Devon
Off grid holidays - Withywindle, Devon

Woodland Cabin, Cornwall

Mill Valley is completely off-grid and quite rustic, like good old-fashioned camping, but with a bit of creativity thrown in. You'll spend your time exploring nature, getting generally muddy and making new friends. as you meet the guests in the other spaces, possibly some of the congregation of the church up the hill, owners Lisa and Neil and at least a couple of their dogs, which will happily play with your own if you’ve brought them. As well as Mill Valley itself, the Cornish coast is your playground, with magical woodland walks, windy coastal paths and sweeping beaches to explore as well as country pubs waiting with fine food in peaceful hidden villages. There’s an acre and a half of secure land to let the dogs off the lead, and a jar of treats ready to welcome your hound when they arrive!

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