Go north for the best pet-friendly holidays. The scenic walking routes, picturesque views and pure remoteness and tranquillity on offer in the north of England make it a second to none choice when it comes to going on a cottage holiday together with your pet pup. Fabulous cities such as Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Newcastle and York also mean exciting nights out on the town are never too far from your cottage’s doorstep.
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Your dog will find a holiday in the north amazing
The north of England manages to squeeze in a total of seven Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and five National Parks. In fact, the Peak District, located mainly in northern Derbyshire, was named the UK’s first ever National Park back in 1951 and is an amazing spectacle all year round. The breath-taking moors, dales, rivers, springs and caverns located within the Peak District National Park mean that you will never run out of things to see during your stay and your furry little friend will be in heaven going for long walks by your side. Those holidaying in a reasonably big group can choose a last minute cottage such as the very pet-friendly Coachmans Cottage within the Peak District that sleeps up to seven in three bedrooms and welcomes up to four dogs, along with having its very own hot tub. If you are just looking for somewhere for you and your family, then you need look no further than dogs welcome cottages in the Derbyshire Dales, which sleeps varying number sof people and also dogs. Cottages like these two are perfect for people seeking a rural, last minute country cottage holiday in the Peak District.
The Lake District is not to be sniffed at when booking a holiday home
The other ‘District’ National Park, the Lake District, is also located in the north of England and is in fact England’s largest. Home to the country’s highest mountain, Scafell Pike, and its deepest lake, Wastwater, the Lake District is considered by many to be the most beautiful National Park in the whole of England. Those seeking inspiration can follow the lead of writers such as William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Arthur Ransome and Beatrix Potter, all of whom came to “Lakeland” and wrote some of their best work. More than 3,100km of rights-of-way mean that you and your fellow guests will never run out of places to go walking or cycling during your stay in the Lake District. Your pet pooch will also be happy, as when on a public right-of-way, you don’t have to keep your dog on a lead but be sure to keep it under close watch. 9 bedroom dogs welcome Eskmeals House in Ravenglass is available for last minute bookings and is perfect for those looking for a large self-catering cottage. It sleeps up to 21 in 9 bedrooms and is happy to accommodate two dogs. Holidaying in a smaller group? 2 dogs welcome Gelt Cottage in the Eden Valley is ideal for families going away with up to two dogs and sleeps four people in two bedrooms.
Dogs love to stay in Yorkshire
The county of Yorkshire, known affectionately as “God’s Own Country,” is fortunate enough to be home to two National Parks in the shape of the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors. Amongst many highlights within the Yorkshire Dales is Malham Cove, a well-known limestone formed beauty spot that attracts visitors throughout the year due to its stunning walking routes. Also within driving range of Malham is Bolton Abbey, a 12th century estate in Wharfedale, which welcomes dogs and features miles of all-weather walking routes. The North York Moors National Park is also particularly attractive for those who love going on walks with their furry little friend and has a network of almost 2,300km of rights-of-ways. The view from Sutton Bank was called “England’s finest” by author and vet James Herriot and is well worth the 1.6km walk from Sutton Bank National Park Centre. The Pennine mountains and hills have never looked so incredible as they do from above. It's a fantastic place for a self-catering holiday with dogs, read about places to visit and pet friendly holiday lets in Yorkshire.
Get lost on holiday with your dog in Northumberland
The northernmost National Park in England, Northumberland, cannot be forgotten about when talking about perfect last minute cottage destinations that are also pet friendly. Cottages like Puffin Dog in Alnmouth and two dogs allowed Westcliffe House in Rothbury are happy for you to bring your pet pooch along with you and are great bases for history buffs wanting to visit the famous Hadrian’s Wall. The best way to discover Northumberland is to get off the beaten track and see the amazing landscapes that surround you. The National Park is also part of an International Dark Sky Park, where you can see up to 2,000 stars during the night and with your closest friends/family by your side.
When are booking that pet friendly holiday let in northern England? Don't leave it until the last minute!
With England being home to ten National Parks and half of those being in the north of the country, you are guaranteed to be within driving distance of one when staying in a last minute, pet friendly country cottage in North England. So, what are you waiting for? Book a cottage today and be off on holiday tomorrow with the dog!
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