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    • Jellybro
    • By Jellybro 2nd Jan 18, 7:23 PM
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    Holidays with a dog
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    • 2nd Jan 18, 7:23 PM
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    Holidays with a dog 2nd Jan 18 at 7:23 PM
    Hi all,

    We have a new member of the family... a lovely little cavalier.
    Have any of you got any recommendations for holiday cottages or hotels that are dog friendly. It doesn’t matter where, but thinking ahead to the summer it might be nice to go away.

    Thanks in advance!
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    • theonlywayisup
    • By theonlywayisup 2nd Jan 18, 8:43 PM
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    IME it's better to holiday in places that don't take dogs - they don't smell. Stick the dog in kennels and have a good holiday. Your dog will be happy to see you at the end of your holiday.
    • karcher
    • By karcher 2nd Jan 18, 8:53 PM
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    • 2nd Jan 18, 8:53 PM
    I'm sure if you google you'd get some pointers .

    Otherwise, buy a tent and go camping with your dog
    • Jellybro
    • By Jellybro 2nd Jan 18, 9:10 PM
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    • 2nd Jan 18, 9:10 PM
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    • 2nd Jan 18, 9:10 PM
    I don!!!8217;t want to put her in kennels. We want to holiday with her.

    Yes, I have googled, but I was hoping that people would have personal experience of good places to go.
    We have camping gear, and took her with us in the summer... but fancied a proper bed!!
    • Lorian
    • By Lorian 2nd Jan 18, 9:14 PM
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    • 2nd Jan 18, 9:14 PM
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    If you have kids and a generous budget then centre parks accept dogs in some of the accommodation. Not everyone's cup of tea - and not very MSE, but it was OK when they family was young.
    • Green hopeful
    • By Green hopeful 2nd Jan 18, 9:16 PM
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    • 2nd Jan 18, 9:16 PM
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    • 2nd Jan 18, 9:16 PM
    I often travel to pet friendly cottages (with cats rather than dogs) Many cottage websites, Airbnb and the landmark trust have a dog friendly option. I don!!!8217;t have any particular recommendations, sorry, but you can go pretty much anywhere. I have never had a problem with smells or evidence of dogs so don!!!8217;t let that worry you. Many pubs and restaurants will also accommodate dogs but I would check first.
    • Jellybro
    • By Jellybro 2nd Jan 18, 10:07 PM
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    • 2nd Jan 18, 10:07 PM
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    • 2nd Jan 18, 10:07 PM
    Thank you, I will look at landmark trust... not heard of them before, and it!!!8217;s nice to know you have never experienced smelly accommodation on your holidays with your cats.

    Not thought of centre parks, thank you... will look into that too!
    • Tarry
    • By Tarry 3rd Jan 18, 5:51 PM
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    I holiday with dogs. I am using cottages.com for Scotland for first time and when I got Ireland I use Imagine Ireland. Never had any issue with smelly accomaodation. I prefer self catering cottages to caravan holidays as you always have to holiday in the older caravans when you have dogs
    The Very Right Honourable Lady Tarry of the Alphabetty thread

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    • Jellybro
    • By Jellybro 4th Jan 18, 6:39 PM
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    • 4th Jan 18, 6:39 PM
    It!!!8217;s reassuring to know that you have not had any smelly accommodation either.
    I!!!8217;ll look at the sites.
    • Mojisola
    • By Mojisola 4th Jan 18, 6:50 PM
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    I have never had a problem with smells or evidence of dogs so don!!!8217;t let that worry you.
    Originally posted by Green hopeful
    Same here - everywhere we've been has been clean and non-smelly.
    • Timpu
    • By Timpu 5th Jan 18, 12:39 PM
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    We like to holiday with our dog and have used the Landmark Trust, Rural Retreats and The Blakeney Cottage Company (fab stay in dog friendly Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk). We're trying Unique Home Stays later this year.

    OP asks for recommendations and the order of preference would be Blakeney Cottages, Rural Retreats and then the Landmark Trust. We did try a B&B but sadly can't recommend.

    HTH
    • elsien
    • By elsien 5th Jan 18, 12:48 PM
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    If you're looking a bit cheaper, Haven caravan sites accept dogs in some of their caravans/chalets. Can't comment on the smelliness factor though as I go on holiday to get away from Gitdog.
    Many places will only let you leave them alone in the property for short periods of time, which is no use to me as I like trundling round stately homes and generally dog-unfriendly places while I'm away.
    You might want to consider the house training/chewing/general destructiveness factors depending on the age/temperament of the pup at the time you are thinking of going.
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    • Mojisola
    • By Mojisola 5th Jan 18, 3:13 PM
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    Many places will only let you leave them alone in the property for short periods of time, which is no use to me as I like trundling round stately homes and generally dog-unfriendly places while I'm away.
    Originally posted by elsien
    None of the places we've stayed allowed renters to leave the dog alone in the house at all.

    If there are places we want to visit that aren't dog friendly, we research local dog sitters or doggy day care companies and book him in for a couple of days.
    • Tarry
    • By Tarry 5th Jan 18, 3:16 PM
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    Same here - everywhere we've been has been clean and non-smelly.
    Originally posted by Mojisola
    yes indeed. Most ones that allow dogs tend to have easy clean flooring for want of a better phrase.

    Last year I found an ideal holiday cottage on booking.com but didn't use them as I googled the holiday cottage information and found who owned it and booked directly and saved about £30 or so. That was very MSE of me This was when I stayed in Dumfries and Galloway near a Forest park (although the midges woke up from their slumber early) not the Ireland trips as using whom I use saves money on the ferry and it combines cottage and ferry(but costs are broken down on invoice) (yes I know I paid a supplement as in overseas but still)

    As I have greyhounds which are naturally lazy and my holidays are factored around different walks (I like walking and scenery so suits me) in different places it works.
    The Very Right Honourable Lady Tarry of the Alphabetty thread

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    • greenface
    • By greenface 5th Jan 18, 4:04 PM
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    Dog friendly holiday park that's based in Snowdonia is the stunning Glan Gwna Holiday Park . 3 miles outside Caernarfon along the LLyn Peninsular. I have contacts there and will send you details (I no longer own a holiday home)
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    • Jellybro
    • By Jellybro 5th Jan 18, 7:50 PM
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    Thanks for all your help. Some great advice.
    What a good idea about doggy day care! I would never leave her on her own in a rental..... just to be on the safe side.
    • sheramber
    • By sheramber 6th Jan 18, 3:23 PM
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    lots to choose from here

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/dogfriendlyholidays/

    pick your area and search the albums by clickinng on photos on the left hand side and then on the header 'albums'.

    If you know where you want to go then you can request offers of accommodation for the area, dates and no of people/dogs. But not all owners may see it so a direct request through the accommodation page may be better.
    • Jellybro
    • By Jellybro 6th Jan 18, 8:56 PM
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    That!!!8217;s very kind of you to post a link sheramber , but I am not on Facebook, so can!!!8217;t view it.
    • pinkladyvenus
    • By pinkladyvenus 15th Jan 18, 1:37 PM
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    my friend often uses these and always has a good time with her dog it is in cornwall.

    http://sandbank-holidays.co.uk/
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    • adviceforall
    • By adviceforall 15th Jan 18, 7:55 PM
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    Dont know if I can put details here but I have pet friendly caravans on a Haven park in Weymouth if you'd consider that?
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