Coastal Cottages have enlisted the help of the renowned dog psychologists - Dr Roger Mugford's Practice - to identify specific needs of different dog types and personalities, in order to compile a new, more 'tail-ored'(!) selection of cottages to accommodate our most faithful friends. The canine behaviour experts have provided key requirements and considerations for Coastal Cottages to match holiday properties with a cross-section of dogs - including high energy, water loving, elderly, infirm, and puppies.

"We pride ourselves on offering a highly personal approach and ability to match cottages to individual client's needs and we're now extending this service to the family dog. Rather than compile a brochure that is simply listing cottages that accept dogs, we believe we're the first to really go the extra mile, seeking the assistance of experts and canine consultants to make sure we really are barking up the right tree!"

- Sophie Evans (Managing Director, Coastal Cottages)


Using the system above, we have given each cottage a Paw Rating from 1 to 5 to help you choose a cottage that is suited to your type of dog... as well as you!

Simply read through the information below to find out a perfect property for your pooch...


Puppies & Young Dogs

View Dog Friendly Holiday Cottages that are suitable for Puppies/Young Dogs. These typically include:

  • Short walks
  • Close to towns, tourist attractions etc.
  • Enclosed garden - away from busy roads

Elderly & Infirm Dogs

View Dog Friendly Holiday Cottages that are suitable for Elderly/Infirm Dogs. These typically include:

  • Single storey or ground floor accommodation
  • Non-slippery floors
  • Enclosed garden
  • Maintained paths with few stiles
  • Flat terrain

Nervous & Timid Dogs

View Dog Friendly Holiday Cottages that are suitable for Nervous/Timid Dogs. These typically include:

  • Remote - away from other dogs & livestock
  • Freezer/microwave
  • Within easy reach of shops and/or take-aways
  • Secure enclosed garden
  • Wilder countryside or moors

Water Loving Dogs

View Dog Friendly Holiday Cottages that are suitable for Water Loving Dogs. These typically include:

  • Flagstone/wooden floors
  • Within walking distance of easy riverside walks
  • Within walking distance of gorgeous sandy beaches where dogs are allowed

High Energy Dogs

View Dog Friendly Holiday Cottages that are suitable for High Energy Dogs. These typically include:

  • Spacious accommodation
  • Large, enclosed garden
  • Open fields/beaches/woodland
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