There’s no doubt that Britain offers some of the most beautiful locations for a vacation. Areas of outstanding natural beauty like Lancashire’s Lake District provide holidaymakers with an opportunity to rest and relax in an unspoiled landscape while still finding plenty of activities and adventures to amuse themselves.
Unfortunately, households undertaking family holidays in the UK often face a difficult decision when a canine companion is part of the clan. From hotels and guest houses to secluded staycation spots, there are many holiday opportunities where dogs are unwelcome. As a result, those looking for a break must often pick between booking a dog sitter or parting with their four-legged friend at the local kennel. Such options have a financial cost, but often an emotional one as well. It can be hard to have a good time on holiday when you’re missing an important member of the family. Fortunately, a third option is available.
At Holgates Cottages we understand the importance of holidays for the whole family and offer dog-friendly accommodation around Lancashire. For those looking to book a pet-friendly holiday cottage, the Lake District and other parts of the county can be ideal for you. Read on to find out why the cottages we offer are perfect for families with dogs.
Dog-friendly cottages in stunning surrounds
A Holgates cottage holiday allows you and your dog the ideal accommodation and location for a second-to-none stay away from home. Set in Lancashire’s stunning Silverdale your canine companion will find mountains to race up and down and lakes to swim in. Leafy trails offer plenty of shade for older dogs while playful pups will find wide open spaces ideal for expending their energy. Being able to share this beautiful scenery with a furry friend allows families the chance to make memories they can cherish forever and capture unforgettable photographs.
For maximum convenience, our pet-friendly cottages are available all-year-round and allow you to add one pet to your booking for an additional fee. There’s no difference in amenities for guests who bring along their pet; families will still enjoy full access to a wide range of options at the holiday park. These include a jacuzzi, a sauna, a swimming pool and both outdoor and indoor play areas for children.
Local adventures and excursions welcome dogs
If you’re not looking to wander too far, dog-friendly days can be encountered nearby our holiday cottages. Providing they remain on their leads, dogs are welcome at Leighton Moss Nature Reserve, Leighton Hall’s park and the Lakeland Miniature Village. While Sizergh Castle also welcomes canine visitors they aren’t permitted in the main gardens, but Levens Hall welcomes dogs on the kitchen terrace and in its surrounding areas.
Just a quick drive from our pet-friendly cottages, the Lake District is exceptionally well-suited to holiday parties with dogs. Along with the unrivalled natural beauty of the area, there are many activities to enjoy that welcome dogs coming along for the ride. For instance, Windermere Lake Cruises tours across the water allow families to hop on board boats with their dogs and appreciate stunning scenic views from a fresh perspective.
The canine-friendly cruise company isn’t alone in offering family fun for those with dogs. The Lakeland Motor Museum allows you to learn about vintage vehicles while the Yew Tree barn has an on-site blacksmith and is packed with antiquities to explore. The good news for dog owners keen to investigate can bring along their four-legged family members.
It’s understood that on any holiday adventure, you’ll need to replenish your energy with food and drink. Fortunately, you’ll find Lancashire a dog-friendly destination with many cafes and pubs ready to welcome your whole family. While it is always worth checking in advance with a courtesy call you’ll find plenty of pubs will offer water bowls for thirsty dogs and a shady spot for a snooze in their beer garden.
Pet-friendly holiday at your fingertips
If you’re ready to book your holiday for the whole family today, why not view our pet friendly holiday cottages today? If you have any queries or questions, feel free to get in touch with our dedicated team at Holgates Cottage Collection and we’ll be happy to discuss our options of family holidays UK locals will love.