Have you ever pondered taking a short break away, only to be put off by the thought of leaving your pet, or pets, at home? We all know how stressful it can be trying to organise food and walks for even just a couple of days, so surely there is a simpler holiday solution?
Well, did you know there are plenty of cottage and log cabin owners who actively encourage holidaymakers to bring their pets along – particularly in the Brecon Beacons, in Wales? And despite common misconceptions, taking your pets on holiday is actually really easy – especially if you can find the right accommodation in a great location. In fact, it’s not just easy; bringing a pet on holiday can enhance the fun, while adding that unbeatable sense of home wherever you may travel – but without the dreaded chores, of course!
>>> View some of the best pet-friendly holiday lets in the Brecon Beacons
The Brecon Beacons is a mountain-range destination that is popular with UK holidaymakers, and has been for some years now, providing a perfect pet-friendly getaway in beautiful South Wales. A sprawling mountain range covering over 1,000km2 of beautiful Welsh countryside, the Beacons are ideal for those long dog walks we love so much, as well as fun but challenging hikes. The Brecon Beacons are – in short – a stunning collection of hills, mountains, lakes and towns, with rugged peaks that provide some of the United Kingdom’s best and most scenic walking routes. The area is also abundant with nature, making it a real haven for not only you, your family and pets, but also anyone with a penchant for birdwatching, or similar wildlife-related activities.
And the best part is this: the Brecon Beacons boast a plethora of self-catering cottages and log cabins, where you can enjoy total comfort and relaxation whilst surrounded by some of the finest scenery the UK has to offer.
Such an escape to the Beacons isn’t just charming, though; it’s also family-friendly, cost-effective and, if you look in the right places, pet-friendly. (As an aside, when searching for pet-friendly accommodation in the area, it’s worth noting how many pets are permitted, and if there is a set price per pet.)
If you needed any more persuasion for a short self-catered break in the Brecon Beacons, you’ll be delighted to know that as well as heaps of trails for cyclists, mountain bikers and horse riders, there are also plenty of more adventurous activities to get your (and potentially your pet’s) teeth into. This includes – but isn’t limited to – paragliding, abseiling, fishing and windsurfing. A holiday is so much better with your dogs by your side.