January is drawing to an end, the days are still chilly and dark so why not take a look around our dog friendly holiday options and book up a break or holiday. Self Catering holidays are particularly popular with dog owners as these usually give greater flexibility of space, privacy and meal times. I’ve put together a few holiday suggestions below in the UK that might suit families and groups of friends looking for a holiday with more facilities in dog friendly holiday parks and lodges.
Lagnakeil Highland Lodges, near Oban, Argyll in our Western Scotland Self Catering directory, have 17 self catering lodges with 1 to 3 bedrooms are surrounded by great walks and a superb dog friendly pub. The photo above shows the lovely views at the site.
Also in Scotland, Barend Holiday Village offers a selection of pet friendly (and pet free) three bedroom cabins which sleep up to 8, with reductions for couples in medium and low season. There are forest and beach walks nearby and a dog friendly bar on-site.
Viewfield Manor Leisure Park has 4 dog friendly self catering caravans from which you can explore the wealth of historic attractions, thriving market and seaside towns or world famous sporting locations that Ayrshire has to offer.
Staying in England, Darwin Forest Country Park is set in 44 acres of woodland, with forest walks directly accessible from the park. The self-catering Pinelodges on a 5 star holiday park in the Peak District sleep 2 to 8 people plus 1 dog (2 small dogs by arrangement). The park is well placed for days out in the beautiful Derbyshire countryside with its walking trails, riverside walks, famous stately homes and quaint villages. The photo below shows the on-site swimming pool.
In the South of England there are lots of dog friendly options too including:
Alberta Holiday Park, Whitstable, Kent a great base from which to explore dog friendly beaches and the quaint fishing town with your dog. Lottie Airedale used to live in Whitstable (Murphy Airedale still does) where she often enjoyed walks on the beach. Dog friendly pubs and places to eat nearby include the cafe at West Beach Pavilion Caravan Park, The Ship Centurion and The Monument. Historic Canterbury is just 7 miles away by road, explore the city wall with your dog and maybe pay a visit to the White Hart.
Further west in Hampshire there is Sandy Balls Holiday Village on the edge of the New Forest National Park with a great range of accommodation including dog friendly woodland lodges, caravan holiday homes, camping pods plus touring and camping pitches. There’s an onsite pet exercise area, dogs are allowed on a lead in the pub, doggy cycle trailers can be hired plus a 120 acre estate for walks.
This is just a selection of the dog friendly holiday parks and holidays on offer, check out the site for other options including dog friendly hotels, dog friendly B&B, dog friendly cottages and dog friendly days out.