4 Luxury Dog-friendly Cottages in Yorkshire


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Looking for a dog-friendly cottage in Yorkshire for a large group getaway?

Friends, family, cousins and colleagues are all invited on your big getaway to Yorkshire. But what about the dog? When everyone’s planning such a good time, it’s not fair to leave them out, is it? The great news is, Yorkshire’s a very dog-friendly destination and here, we’ve brought together our favourite Yorkshire dog-friendly cottages and houses for large groups, so you can choose just the right accommodation for your break.

Specially selected for a crowd and located in some of the most picturesque locations imaginable, these gorgeous cottages and houses will tick every box on your list. They even tick a few boxes you probably hadn’t dreamt about, including hot tubs, games rooms and cosy kitchen Agas, perfectly positioned for the dog bed.

With miles of hills, dales, moorlands and forests, Yorkshire is dog-walking heaven. And if your dog loves splashing about, it gets even better, with Yorkshire’s rivers, lakes and dog-friendly beaches.  Check out our luxury houses below and if you have any questions, gives us a call. We’ll help you to plan the perfect holiday for everyone – including the dog.

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How to make your dog-friendly stay in Yorkshire extra special

While it’s not all about the dog, it helps to know they are welcome and well-catered for. From houses with spacious gardens to run around in to large country estates with acres to roam, the Yorkshire properties above are all extremely dog friendly. And they have walks on the doorstep that reward the dog with ground-level excitement while you can enjoy fresh air, exercise and panoramic vistas of the Yorkshire landscape. Once you have worn the dog out, plan in some luxury pamper time. From in-home spa treatments to a private chef, we have lots of ideas to help you enjoy the most relaxing holiday. Just ask us when you book and we’ll get everything arranged for you.

Frequently asked Questions

  • Is Yorkshire dog friendly?

    Yorkshire is very dog friendly, with thousands of acres of wide open spaces for long dog walks, a 90-mile stretch of beautiful coastline with over 40 fully or partially dog-friendly beaches and lots of dog-friendly pubs, restaurants and cafes in towns and villages across the county. Add to that, dog-friendly days out and activities, such as a trip on the North York Moors Railway or a day at the Yorkshire Air Museum and it’s clear that Yorkshire is a great destination for a holiday with the dog.

  • What is there to do in Yorkshire with dogs?

    In a word, walk. Explore over 800 square miles of the Yorkshire Dales, over 550 square miles of the Yorkshire Moors, and don’t leave out the Yorkshire Wolds! Alternatively, how about a day at the beach? There are lots of dog-friendly beaches in Yorkshire to choose from. Plan your days out around dog-friendly attractions, from open air museums to National Trust gardens. Visit Whitby, where you can take the dog up to the abbey (on a lead) and then enjoy fish and chips on the seafront, or head to Ryedale Folk Museum for a glimpse into Yorkshire’s past.

  • Which Yorkshire beaches are dog friendly?

    Most Yorkshire beaches are dog friendly or have dog-friendly areas, although some have high season restrictions. Scarborough, probably Yorkshire’s most popular seaside town, has a ban on dogs from 1 May to 30 September, but just down the coast, Clayton Beach has no restrictions, and up the coast, Whitby has a dog-friendly beach. Other beaches to take the dog include Staithes, Robin Hood’s Bay and Brunswick Bay, but you should keep them on a lead if it is busy.

  • Can you take dogs to Yorkshire Wildlife Park?

    You probably won’t surprised to learn that you can’t visit the Yorkshire Wildlife Park with the dog. There are plenty of other attractions in Yorkshire which welcome dogs though, so don’t be too downhearted. If nature and animals are important to you, visit Filey Bird Garden and Animal Park. Dogs are welcome - on a short lead - everywhere except the children’s play park and they even provide free poop bags!

  • Is Yorkshire Sculpture Park dog friendly?

    Yes, dogs are welcome on a lead at Yorkshire Sculpture Park. You can explore the outdoor sculptures, with one or two sensitive areas excepted, and it gives the dog a good old walk. There’s a no-dogs policy in the indoor galleries, which is understandable, but they’re welcome in the concourse of the Visitor Centre and in the outdoor areas of the cafes. Don’t forget, you can also bring a picnic to the Sculpture Park, so you can find a quiet spot for lunch with the dog away from the crowds.

  • Can dogs be off the lead in the Yorkshire Dales?

    The Yorkshire Dales offer some amazing dog walking opportunities and there are plenty of place where you can let the dog off the lead. As is the case anywhere in the country, you need to follow the canine code, ensure the dog is on the lead near livestock, and be confident that you have good control of your dog.

  • What are some of the top dog-friendly pubs in Yorkshire?

    You’re spoilt for choice! How about The Bull at Broughton, a traditional pub with open fires, flagstone floors and an array of cask ales as well as a wine list of over 50 wines. Even better, it’s a short walk from the lovely Dales Hall. Also just a short drive from here, is the Tempest Arms, a large 17th Century  inn with a pretty courtyard. The Dunkirk in the village of Denby Dale is dog-friendly, with water bowls & doggy biscuits, and it’s close to both Hilda’s Cottage and Needlework Cottage.