Top 5 Large Pet Friendly Holiday Cottages 

Whether you have a big family or want to celebrate a milestone with a big group of friends, staying in a pet-friendly cottage is a great way to spend time together. There are plenty of pet-friendly holiday cottages that can accommodate large groups of guests. Often detached barn conversions or country houses, large cottages are the perfect way for you to escape to the countryside with all of your favourite people. Spend Christmas together in the cottage or book a summer break where you can have endless BBQ’s and countryside walks with your dog.

Gorsthead Mill Farm 
The Gorsthead Mill Farm is a stunning detached pet-friendly cottage surrounding by beautiful countryside including 2.3 acres of land. Perfect for big families or group of friends wanting a countryside break near the Peak District. As soon as you enter the cottage, you will be blown away with the impressive interior. The hallway is a great place to keep your walking boots and dry the dog! There is a large kitchen with a dining table so guests can spend mornings planning their day over breakfast and evening cooking and eating together. The separate living room is the place to be for a cosy night in front of the woodburning stove and TV. There are also french doors from the living room and kitchen that lead out to the garden.

Ideal for large groups, there are 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, sleeping up to 12 guests. The bedrooms are cosy and the main bathroom features a roll-top bath adding a spot of luxury to your evening soak. The courtyard area is the perfect space to sit and enjoy your coffee in the morning or dinner al fresco style or BBQ with all the family. Lush green gardens surround the cottage so you can let your kids and dogs play safely. Step across the courtyard and you’ll find a garage annexe which has been adapted into a first-floor apartment with a double bed, sitting area, TV and games console, ideal for the teenager in your family. If you’re looking for a large pet-friendly cottage, the Gorsthead Mill Farm is a great choice at all times of the year.

Trooper’s Barn 
Sleeping up to 11 guests and 2 dogs, this is a large and beautiful pet-friendly cottage in Shropshire. Situated on a working farm, the barn conversion cottage is one of 5 on the surrounding land and is perfect for a big family or group of friends wanting a base to explore the countryside. The cottage boasts original beams and stonework with modern furnishings throughout giving guests the best of both worlds. There are 5 bedrooms, 3 with en-suites, an open plan living, dining and kitchen area with cosy sofas, a breakfast bar, dining table and fully-equipped kitchen for home cooking. Spend your day exploring the local area before returning to your cottage to cook, eat and relax together. There is also a hot tub providing the perfect way to relax after walking all day.

There will be plenty of opportunities to explore the surrounding area with your whole family, including your four-legged friend. Located just outside of Westhope, the cottage is at the foot of Wenlock Edge and is surrounded by rolling hills and beautiful scenery. This amazing location means there are lots of walking trails, bike trails and bridleways on your doorstep! Just a short drive and you can visit some of the best towns and villages in Shropshire including Church Stretton (also known as Litle Switzerland), Ludlow and Shrewsbury. Explore the quaint shops and stop off at one of the dog-friendly pubs for lunch before returning to your gorgeous cottage for a cosy night in with your family or friends.

Etland House
Stay in the beautiful Lake District with all of your family, friends and dogs by booking the Etland House. The semi-detached barn conversion is a stunning cottage in Preston Patrick surrounded by rolling countryside hills. With its original stonework and wooden beams which fill the cottage with character and modern furnishings and homely touches, this is the perfect home away from home. Sleeping up to 13 guests, there are 6 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, ideal for groups of small families, or friends and partners visiting the Lake District together. The fully equipped kitchen leads into the dining room where you can spend evenings enjoying home-cooked food before retiring to the cosy lounge full of sofas, a wood burner and TV. This is the perfect spot to cosy up on the sofa and spend time with loved ones in the colder months. Over the 3 floors, there are 6 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms offering king-size, double and twin beds to accommodate couples, friends and children. The cottage is also dog-friendly so you can bring your furry friend with you. Step outside and you can sit on the stoned terrace, enjoy your morning coffee admiring the view or have a BBQ or al-fresco dinner. Let the dog explore the gardens whilst you plan the day ahead.

The location of this cottage is ideal for guests wanting a base to explore the Lakes. It is surrounded by beautiful countryside where you’ll find plenty of walking trails. The town of Kirkby Lonsdale is just 6 miles away as well as Kendal. Drive further and you can visit Bowness-On-Windemere, a beautiful lakeside town full of shops, dog-friendly pubs, walking trails and boat rides on Windemere. Stay in Etland House at any time of the year for a memorable holiday with all the family in the stunning Lake District.

St James Villa
St James Villa is a beautiful cottage in Ilfracombe, Devon. Sleeping up to 11 guests in 6 bedrooms, this cottage is ideal for big families or a group of friends who want a short break on the coast. The cottage is very close to the harbour so guests can enjoy walks along the beach and exploring the local shops, restaurants and pubs. Ilfracombe is a fabulous seaside town with plenty for the whole family to enjoy. As soon as you leave your cottage, you’ll find plenty of walking trails on the South West Coastal Path or towards the harbour where you can walk your dog. Travel a little further and visit the village of Woolacombe which has a stunning 3-mile beach, perfect for beach days in the summer. You can also go on a boat trip from the harbour to spot seals and sea birds out on the cliffs.

This 6-bedroom cottage is stylish, modern and has everything guests will need for a stress-free break in Devon. The open plan living, dining and kitchen area is ideal for nights in. With space for everyone, guests can cook, eat and relax together. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything needed to cook up a storm. There is a breakfast bar and dining table so guests can eat together before relaxing on the sofas for the night. There is also a snug where little ones can play and a utility room with washer and dryer and downstairs bathroom. Head down the stairs and you’ll find the cinema room and games room! Enjoy a movie night watching a classic film on the big screen and spend time playing table football, darts and pool. With something for everyone, this is a stunning cottage for the whole family. The 6 bedrooms are on the first and second floor and offer a cosy and comfortable place to sleep with modern furnishings, two also boast en-suites and sea views. Perfect for the summer months, the cottage has an enclosed garden with garden furniture and a BBQ. There is also an outdoor shower and tap, great for washing off all the sand and giving your dogs a quick wash.

Love Lane Cottage 
Book a large dog-friendly break for all your family and stay at the Love Lane Cottage in Whitby, Yorkshire. This cosy dog-friendly cottage sleeps up to 10 guests and is very spacious, stylish and a great base for exploring the surrounding coastline. Spread over 2 levels, guests can cook up a storm in the well-equipped kitchen, eat at the dining table and relax in the lounge area. The living and dining area opens out into the garden where you soak up the fresh air on the patio, let your dog roam the large enclosed garden and eat dinner al fresco in the warmer months. The ground level also features a pool, hot tub and poolside shower and toilet. Fun for the whole family, spend a summers day swimming and having a BBQ in the garden. Or have a soak in the hot tub after a day of exploring the surrounding area. Upstairs there are 5 bedrooms with 3 featuring en-suites and there is also a family bathroom. Another great feature is the amazing balcony at the back of the cottage which overlooks the garden and surrounding golf course and coastline. Watch the sunset for the perfect way to end your night!

The Love Lane Cottage is located in Whitby, North Yorkshire. Perfect for a seaside holiday, guests can walk to the beach, harbour and town centre within 15 minutes. There is also a scenic walking route along the cliff path which is a stunning morning dog walk. Offering plenty to do, Whitby is a great seaside town for the whole family. Try their renowned fish and chips, walk along the sandy beach, stop at a tea room and buy a souvenir. Just a short drive and you can explore the North Yorkshire Moors National Park full of rugged landscapes and quaint villages, perfect for an afternoon out. Then return to the Love Lane Cottage where all your family can swim, relax, cook and eat together.

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