Inside our latest issue of Dogs Monthly you can find out what makes the best dog-friendly holiday in the UK, from the results of our special holiday survey. We also asked you to name your favourite accommodation in the UK. Congratulations Welyarde and The Old Piggery cottages in the Peak District and East Ruston Cottages in Norfolk. Here’s why you voted them the best.
Welyarde cottage and The Old Piggery lie in the village of Tideswell in the heart of the national park. Owners Paul Harrison and Carrie Warr make sure visiting dogs are as well accommodated as their humans.
There’s no extra charge for dogs, and the doggie welcome hamper includes ‘I’m on holiday’ dog tags, dog towels, throws for the furniture, and a bag of homemade treats such as tuna bread or garlic cheese bites.
“Welyarde is perfect. Molly was made especially welcome by Paul, and the house was very cosy. I thought the attention paid to fencing to keep dogs secure was commendable.”
“Totally dog-friendly cottage, dogs allowed upstairs and on beds, owners very dog-friendly, good size secure garden.”
East Ruston Cottage in east Norfolk has a range of accommodation to suit two to 12 people, and there’s no extra charge for dogs. Director Sue Allen has four dogs of her own, and takes pride in being “genuinely” dog friendly.
Homemade dog biscuits, holiday collars and tags, beds, bowls, towels and throws for the furniture can all be provided.
“East Ruston Cottages were superbly dog-friendly. White Cottage has hard flooring, leather sofas and a huge fenced-in garden. Nine minutes’ walk from the dog-friendly beach.”
“It’s like a home away from home. Amazing cottage, everything has been thought of, for both humans and dogs.”
“Sue offers a real dog welcome, from advice on fence heights., to throws so your dog can kip on the sofa. Truly honest and worth every penny.”
“The Old Piggery at East Ruston is very dog-friendly. Hard flooring, a dog-friendly yard, walks from the door.”