Still not sure what to do for the half term break or this years holidays? Fancy a change of scenery, cottages4you have the perfect holiday property for you. There is also a selection of pet friendly self catering holidays in the Republic of Ireland, France, Spain and Italy.

Cottages online formerly Stillwells and part of the Hoseasons group have a variety of holidays. Use the following search box to find a dog friendly property.


Imagine Ireland are offering an amazing 2 weeks for the price of 1 on many of their cottages through Spring and Summer. Full details and terms and conditions can be found on their website.

Each one of Imagine Irelands cottages has been individually selected and inspected so you have the best choice from Donegal to Dublin, Kerry to Kinsale and from coastal cottages to country retreats, weve something for everyone. The majority of our cottages include bed linen and towels, and most include fuel and power, so there are no extras.

Take the car or hire when you get there: either way, weve great deals on ferry inclusive holidays and car rental, plus personal and vechicle breakdown insurance for that extra peace of mind. Our holidays are ideal for dogs too they stay free and no pet passport is needed.


Pet friendly holiday properties in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Holland, Italy now available.





Looking for a pet friendly holiday or short break in 2015 with your dogs in the UK or abroad, then here you will find dog and pet friendly self catering holiday accommodation that will accept pets which are mainly dogs, cats, horses or other possible pets. The accommodation can range from self catering Country and Coastal Cottages, dog friendly Hotels and Guest Houses, Farmhouses, Park Holidays UK, Bed and Breakfasts, Caravan and camping sites . Many well known holiday companies such as hoseasons and cottages4u have many holiday properties that are pet friendly. Examples of areas of outstanding natural beauty to take your dogs on holiday for walking in beautiful countryside or on beaches are Wales, Cornwall, Somerset, Devon, Cumbria, Yorkshire, the Lake District, Ireland and Scotland to name but a few. Also on this page are UK horse riding holidays where you can take your horse along with you and overseas riding holidays. Also there is a ferry booking service with a list of ferries from the UK to Ireland and the Channel Islands.


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If you want to take pets on holiday to countries within the the European Union, consult the Department of health and rural affairs (DEFRA) website information page. It is essential that pets have all the required documentation (Pet Passport) and vaccinations before you can do so.



Firstly submit short advert by Email to include the following:

Name of Accommodation, Address, Phone, Email and Website if applicable, short description 30-50 words stating pet requirement, facilities and one photo. If you would also like a logo to be placed on this page this is an extra £10. Invoice for cheque payment or via paypal (small % charge added) will be issued.

For agencies with more than one property email for details.

These days many holiday venues will happily allow you to bring your pet along - a move that has been welcomed by many loving pet owners and their four-legged charges. In the UK these venues tend to be Bed and Breakfasts, self-contained cottages or apartments, Farm Stays and are likely to be located outside of the capital cities and ideal for a driving holiday. In other countries such as the USA and much of Europe they can also include many motels and hotels, often located in major cities and towns.

In fact, pet friendly holidaying is becoming a very popular travel alternative. You'll save on boarding costs and enjoy a holiday with all members of your family. Many even allow you to have your pet inside with you, if this is the arrangement that you have at home.

There are some wonderful resources that make the task of finding a pet friendly holiday venue as easy as possible, and these days the Internet means that you can even picture the venue before you get there. Select a few venues that appeal then contact each one to see what they mean by pet friendly. Once you have found a suitable holiday venue try to book ahead - quality venues often find themselves booked up weeks, even months in advance.

If you plan to hire a car for the journey, many rental car companies will allow you to take your pet. You can protect the seats with a blanket or purpose built commercial product. The general rule is that you must return the car in the condition you found it, or cover the costs of cleaning or even dry cleaning.

Important Considerations

Because you're taking your pet with you there are a few extra considerations:

1. Most venues will require you to bring your pets food and water bowls, and bedding

2. Make sure that your pet is restrained in a crate or quality car harness. This is for the safety of your pet, your passengers and yourself. Protection for your upholstery is a wise move

3. Pack plenty of food for your pet, especially if your chosen holiday venue is in a remote location - a supermarket can be quite a drive away

4. Make sure your pet is collared, with current registration and contact information. If you have a mobile telephone it can be very useful to have this on the tag itself. I mean, what's the point of having only your home number listed if you won't be there?

5. There will usually be plenty of opportunity to have your dog off-leash, however do not take this as a rule. Make sure you have your leash with you at all times. You may not need it, but it's better to be safe than sorry!

6. Just like us, some pets simply do not travel well. They can become car sick, or even distressed. If this may be the case, speak to your vet about car sickness medications

7. Most venues will provide you with a brochure and map, so make sure this is kept within easy reach

8. It is wise, and often required to have your pet wormed and flea-treated. If there are likely to be ticks in the area, make sure to take preventative measures and have a tick removal tool handy at all times.

9. Finally, if your dog likes a swim, throw a few doggy towels in the back of the car.

Holiday Time

Hooray, it's time to go! The car is packed and it's time to hit the open road. You're taking your pet, so there are a few things to think about. Most are simply common sense:

1. Pets and hot cars don't mix! Too many pets die each year because they are locked in hot cars, even in winter! The solution is so simple: try not to ever leave your pet in the car by itself, but if you have to, make sure to park in the shade, leave the windows open a little for fresh air, and keep it brief

2. Remember - being able to bring your pet along is a privilege, not a right! If you wish to be welcomed back a second time, and encourage the venue to remain pet-friendly, make sure to follow the rules. They're usually pretty simple: if you are able to have your pet inside, this usually means keeping your pets off the furnishings (including beds). Many venues will also require that you collect and dispose of droppings prior to departure.

3. Finally, if there are other animals on the property, such as horses, sheep or cattle, your dog will need to be under strict voice control, possibly leashed in certain areas.



























Book a ferry to Ireland and explore this country with your pet, staying in a variety of accommodation that can be found through some of the advertisers on the Southern Ireland, Northern Ireland page or arrange a Ferry and Accommodation with Stenaline. View list of routes, ferries sail from


Want to book a ferry for example to Ireland or the channel Islands, then use the menu on the right.

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Dog Friendly Bed and Breakfasts

Are you struggling to find a Dog Friendly Bed and Breakfast in the UK? At , we think that you shouldn't have to leave your best friend behind, and we know how hard it can be to find a dog friendly bed and breakfast, hotel or cottage.

Did you know that BookDirectRooms is the UK's Number 1 B&B site and is the ideal place to find the perfect dog friendly bed and breakfast, independent hotel or guest house in the UK?

This is why this section is entirely dedicated to dog friendly holidays in the UK - so if you're looking for dog friendly bed and breakfasts or cottages, you have come to the right place!

We have hand-picked some of the best dog friendly bed and breakfasts in the UK. Most of these properties are in the countryside and often close to woodlands or sandy beaches, helping you and your dog to have a stress free break.



Can't think of how to spend Easter this year or summer? Want to do something a bit different? Why not get the family together for an Irish cottage holilday? With so much to see and do, beautiful beaches, stunning mountain ranges and a warm welcome, there really is something for everyone!!
Imagine Ireland cottages are booking up fast so we've put together an Easter Availability cottage selection - just for you!

Property 9863

Overlooking peaceful rolling countryside, is this fantastic home which is located 2 miles from Swanlinbar 14 miles from lively Enniskillen and makes for the perfect location to get away from it all. The property is beautifully presented and very well equipped providing every comfort during your stay. Local attractions include Marble Arch Caves, Florence Court House and Gardens, golf at excellent local courses, fishing, cycle tours and an outdoor games park.


 Park Holidays UK - Great Caravan Holidays In Dorset from £99 per family!







This site welcomes dog friendly self catering holiday accommodation for holidays with pets from the following UK and Irish cities, towns, counties : Aberystwyth, Aberdeen, Accrington, Anglesey, Armagh, Ayr, Bangor, Brighton, Bristol, Birmingham, Bangor, Barnsley, Blackburn, Blackpool, Birkenhead, Bournemouth, Burnley, Bury, Bolton, Bowness, Bradford, Carlisle, Chester, Chesterfield, Cornwall, Crewe, Cardiff, Cheltenham, Coventry, Cumbria, Derby, Devon,  Doncaster, Dorset, Dublin, Guernsey, Dumfries, Dundee, Dyfed, Edinburgh, Falkirk, Gateshead, Gillingham, Glasgow, Gloucester, Grimsby, Hartlepool, Halifax, Hereford, Huddersfield, Hull, Isle of Man, Isle of Wight,  Ipswich, Inverness, Jersey, Kent, Keswick, Kidderminster, Kilmarnock, Lake District, Liverpool, Lancaster, Leeds, Leicester, Lincoln, London, Londonderry, Ludlow, Luton, Manchester, Macclesfield, Mansfield,  Middlesbrough, Morecambe, Motherwell, Northumberland, Nottingham, Newport, Newcastle, Norfolk, Northampton, Norwich, Oldham, Penzance, Peterbrough, Preston, Portsmouth, Plymouth, Port vale, Powys, Reading, Rhyl, Rotherham, Rochdale, Scarborough, Scunthorpe, Sheffield, Shrewsbury, Swansea, Sunderland, Southampton, Stevenage, Stoke, Southport, Skegness, Stranraer, Swindon, Telford,  Torquay, Walsall, Warrington, Warwick, Whitby, Wigan, Wolverhampton, Wrexham, Wycombe, York, Yeovil.

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