Everyone loves going on a good vacation, particularly travelling abroad, relaxing and taking in the sights and sounds of the culture, which are all great ways to spend your time and make the most of your get away. Sometimes though it can be just as lovely and rewarding to take a staycation and remain in the beautiful UK rather than a vacation abroad, especially if you are the proud owner of one or more dogs, who if they could talk would surly express there want to join you on your trip if at all possible.
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Ever wanted to go on a short or long break in the UK but couldn’t find any where that you could stay which would also let you take your dogs along and even let them stay in the accommodation with you?
Your search is over - dog friendly holiday accommodation has arrived
A few lovely dog lovers around the UK have been making this a reality rather than a dream and now have set up places where you can take your dogs along with you to nice, comfortable places that are genuinely welcoming to dogs and understand the needs and problems of a dog owner.
A couple of examples:
Valleybrook - http://www.valleybrookholidays.com
Situated in Cornwall, the extreme south-western peninsula of England boasts picturesque villages, Celtic ruins and which is the home of the Cornish pasty. Valleybrook welcomes well-behaved dogs and all properties there have gated private gardens for the dogs to run around and they even offer an off lead exercise paddock for more strenuous activities.
It is quite remote and away from the busy tourists resorts but is still within reach of the coastal and town attractions and with the mild Cornish climate being provided by the gulf stream it is a place that can be visited all year round.
Easton Cottages - http://www.eastrustoncottages.co.uk
Located in Norfolk, which is an exceptionally dog friendly place with lots of open space, easy walking and the coastal region are sites of outstanding natural beauty with very little in the way of livestock to worry about and some are also protected as bird reserves.
Easton offer short and long breaks with no additional charges for dogs staying and every property is dog friendly and all have an enclosed outside space and most are a short walk away from the beach.
You would expect to find some or all of the following in the properties they offer:
- homemade dog biscuits
- temporary holiday collars and/or tags
- dog bed(s)
- dog towels
- spare bowls
- throws for the furniture
- dog crate or loan of crate(s)
- an enclosed outside area
- outside hose for washing down muddy dogs if needed