5 places every dog owner should stay

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<p><img src="https://azure.wgp-cdn.co.uk/app-yourdog/posts/iStock_000077520359_Large_Blog.jpg" alt="" /></p><p>Finding great dog-friendly accommodation is key to a perfect getaway with your pet. Here's five of the very best...</p>

1. Cefn-Du Holiday Cottages, Pembrokeshire — these cottages are five star for dog friendliness. Just a short drive from the glorious Pembrokeshire coast, the farm has pet-friendly self-catering cottages. Spacious and stylish human guests can relax in comfort and dogs are well catered for too. There are three exercise fields where dogs can run off lead, dogs are given treats on arrival, and bowl and towels are provided. There are loads of fantastic walks in the local area including routes along the stunning Pembrokeshire Coast Path which is a National Trail. www.cefnduholidaycottages.co.uk

2. Out in the Open, Cornwall — the county is such a paradise for dogs that you're spoilt for choice of places to stay with your pet in Cornwall. However, if you're looking for something unique and somewhere dogs are catered for just as much as humans, Out in the Open is the best option. You can either camp or stay in the quirky Shepherd's huts which have sleeping and kitchen facilities. The site is geared towards dog owners: canine campers have a two-and-a-half-acre field, enclosed field to run off lead in; those staying the Shepherd's huts have their own private field; their is a full set of agility equipment available; dog training sessions are available; and dogs receive a welcome pack. Visit www.outintheopen.co.uk

3. The Old Cider House, Somerset — this B&B is top for dogs, proven by the fact it won the best place to stay in the Kennel Club's 2015 Be Dog Friendly Awards. Dogs are welcome in the pet-friendly rooms and in the lounge. There is also an enclosed garden. Canine visitors receive a welcome pack including dog biscuits and holiday ID tags. There is also a guide to walks in the local area and dog washing facilities if your pet loves to get muddy! Visit www.theoldciderhouse.co.uk

4. The Croft, Selkirk, Scottish Borders — a charming B&B located in a secluded area on the outskirts of Selkirk. It is cosy and welcoming; as soon as you step inside you feel at home. Dogs are welcome everywhere in the B&B and there is a one-and-a-half acres of pasture and woodland, and direct access to Selkirk Common. The owner, Jean Foster, loves having dogs to stay and is happy to look after pets if their owners want to go out for a short time. A welcome pack with dog treats, blankets, and useful contacts is included, and bowls, towels, and bedding can be provided. There is an online gallery a former canine visitors on the B&B's website. Visit www.borderscroft.co.uk

5. Low Nest Farm, Keswick, Lake District — a three-time Kennel Club award winner for dog friendly accommodation, this family-run B&B goes more than the extra mile for dog owners. Set in the heart of the Lake District, dogs can stay in the bedrooms, and are welcome throughout the B&B. Outside there is over 120 acres of land and meadow, including an enclosed exercise field where dogs can be off lead. Dog owners receive a welcome pack including treats, towels, throws, and poo bags. There are also dog washing facilities, kennels, and agility equipment. Low Nest Farm is definitely the ultimate place to stay with dogs in the Lake District. www.lownestfarm.co.uk


There's a full review of each property in the Your Dog Holidays Guide 2016/17. You can get a copy by visiting www.yourdogshop.co.uk