Dog Friendly Holiday cottages / hotels UK

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  1. Lara

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    Does anyone have any personal recommendations for holiday cottages in the UK that are dog friendly (of course!) but most importantly with an actually, truly secure garden? So many websites list places as having an ‘enclosed garden’ which I have learned through bitter experience are not necessarily fenced or hedged. The last one we stayed at was open on one side to a road, and had a massive gap in the fence on the other side to the sheep field. The Pig is not an escape artist, doesn’t jump or dig, but if there is a nice open gap she will go and explore! And it’s so miserable having to take her out on lead for every toilet break, tie her to the table when eating etc. I am not really fussy about location, just rural-ish! Anyone with good experiences of anywhere?
     
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    Yes, I know the feeling well... There was a Fab place near tintagel we stopped in a few years back, it did have a stile at the end of the garden where the occasional walker could walk through the public footpath at the side of the house, but it was secure with gates at the front and hedges all round.it was the best cottage we've ever stayed in and stunningwalks all around. I'll dig out the link later.
     
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    Ooh yes please, we like tintagel!
     
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    This was the place, you can see the stile in one of the photos, there's a dog shaped hole underneath it but there's a big piece of slate that slides across it to block it up the rest of the time. At the front where the drive is there's a wide five bar gate , a small gap at the bottom but not big enough for a lab to squeeze under.
    It was fabulous in every way, owners met us on a arrival but then disappeared 20 miles away, superbly clean and great position, outside tintagel but close enough to walk into avoiding roads. Not the cheapest weve stopped in but good value for the size and location.

    https://www.corncott.com/m/cottages/twit-twoo-fenterleigh-tintagel-417.html

    (FYI we've booked 3 times with this company now, Cregaminnis in Perranporth is also fab with a huge garden, but is surrounded by mounds of earth on one side which i dont think you'd find completely secure with the Pig, we had no problem with Monty but he really doesnt wander off at all so it was fine)
     
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    WOW! That's one of a kind. Never seen anywhere like that before
     
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    We stayed at one of their cottages it was lovely. www.norfolkhideaways.co.uk the garden was fully enclosed but small. We all had a happy holiday there the cottage was called middle knoll.
     
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    Ooh just remembered this one, smaller, only really suitable for 2, completely safe enclosed largeish garden, huge forest right on the doorstep and close to coast. V dog friendly, they supplied bowls, dog biscuits and prosecco for us!
    https://abnb.me/EVmg/s9NP0cxajJ
     
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    http://littledumpledale.co.uk/
    All the cottages have large, secure gardens and the place really is ‘dog friendly’. There are also lots of beautiful dog friendly beaches nearby.
     
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    My sister and I stayed here in September with two dogs:

    https://www.ownersdirect.co.uk/accommodation/p417352#photos

    The back garden is completely secure with 6 foot fencing all the way round and a door (rather than gate) into the back garden from the road which you can lock with a key. It’s in a great position for dog walks - and we liked our stay very much.
    However in all honesty it’s not a cottage but a modern end of terrace house on the edge of a housing estate. This didn’t bother us but not the place if you want a pretty cottage.
     
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    We stayed at one in Scotland, Falkland, near Lomond Hills Regional Park.
    http://www.courtsidefalkland.co.uk/
    An amazing adapted disabled building, with helpful owners detached in same grounds.
    Small eating grounds to self catering building, but no garden of own, but got access to the owners garden if polite.
    A very rural location with small village Amenties, love this place. Which I could go back again. Took a day travelling just to get up there though so not likely. Would recommend though.
     
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    Looked fantastic, but fully booked up until the end of 2018 !
     
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    Ha ha.....thats 10 mins away from me. We are often to be found exploring Maspie Den, the estate and Pillars of Hercules organic cafe :)
     
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    Oh we fell in love with Hercules organic cafe as I have so many allergies. And the deer centre just down the road too, I adore that place. I wish I lived closer!
     
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    And me :) - although we never seem to bump into one another.
     
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    Oh wow that looks amazing! But apart from a few odd days they actually seem to be booked up till 2020! :eek: Damn if only I had a premonition that I would have a mad hunting Pointer-Pig two years ago and randomly booked a week in advance...
     
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    Thanks everyone for the recommendations! Some great ones :)
     
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    Sorry everyone but not prepared to share my most favourite, truly dog friendly place :p. After all, if everyone took the tecommemdation and booked I'd never be able to re-book myself :eek::D:D
     
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    Don't worry, I tend to prefer 4 and 5 star cottages anyway! :p:D
     
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    My motto is never go back to the same place twice.. done that before and it's always a let down. So I don't mind sharing... That tintagel cottage was a fab holiday and place but I'll never go back there.
     
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