Find pet friendly accommodation for your holiday
Take the entire family on holiday this year, including your dog!
Often when you decide to take a holiday you would ideally like to be surrounded by your whole family; including your pets. In the past, taking a holiday with a pet has been inconvenient and hard to arrange, but the increase in pet friendly accommodation, travel options and a change in regulations for travelling with animals abroad means that holidays with pets are now a far more feasible option and do not require much more planning.
Private holiday accommodation is the perfect solution for taking a holiday with pets, as there is plenty of space and no extra costs involved. Taking your cat or dog on holiday not only saves money on kennel costs, but allows you to relax, safe in the knowledge that your pet is safe and sound. Many holiday home owners are more than happy to welcome pets, marking their properties as pet friendly holiday rentals. To find the ideal pet friendly holiday cottage, choose your destination and select 'pets considered' from the search links in the left hand column to find only pet welcome holiday cottages.
Great pet friendly holiday destinations
Top five pet friendly holiday destinations
Pet Friendly Holidays in EnglandThe ease of travel and range of rural landscapes makes England the favourite place for people to go on holiday with pets. Pet friendly holiday accommodation in the Lake District and Cornwall are two of the highlights, mainly because of the extensive open areas for walking.
Holidays with Pets in WalesWales is a fantastic destination for holidays with pets due to the huge range of entertainments and attractions for your family and plenty of space for your pets to roam. The central location of Wales means that the journey is not too long or stressful for your pets.
Holidays with Pets in ScotlandThe vast expanse of beautiful Scottish countryside which attracts tourists to walk, fish and relax is the ideal place to take your dogs on holiday. Scotland provides so many fantastic entertainment options for the whole family and dogs are particularly well catered for.
Holidays with Pets in IrelandIreland's wild and rugged terrain is a haven for walking holidays, which are always more fun if you can take your dogs as they will enjoy the holiday as much as you will. Ferries from Swansea, Liverpool and Pembroke allow pets to travel, making the holiday easy and stress free.
Holidays with Pets in FranceHolidays with pets to France are hugely popular as pet friendly holiday accommodation in France is easy to reach. Many ferry routes and the Channel Tunnel allow pets to travel, but you must confirm when booking. Revised pet travel regulations from DEFRA have also made legal aspects easier.
DEFRA have had a reform in the regulations which allow the free movement of pets re-entering the UK, which means that holidays with dogs or other pets to pet friendly holiday rentals abroad are much easier to arrange. DEFRA's Pet Travel Scheme (PETS), states that as long as you meet the set requirements, pets welcomed back into the UK do not need to go into quarantine.
When people talk of pet friendly holidays, they are usually talking specifically about holidays with dogs. It is always recommended to talk to the owner directly about the suitability of their dog friendly holiday rental before booking your holiday with a dog. If you are travelling with another type of pet, it is strongly advised that you consult the owner first.