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Dog-friendly cottages in Wales

A dog running on the beach at Pennard, Gower in Wales
Pennard, Gower, Wales | © National Trust Images / John Millar

We have dog-friendly holiday cottages all over Wales, so whatever type of break you’re planning there’s a perfect place for you and your canine companions.

Pack some welsh cakes, and maybe some dog biscuits, and scale the peaks at one of the National Parks. With 157 miles of the Welsh coastline under our care, how about some walkies along the miles of footpaths or dog-friendly beaches?

Wherever your holiday takes you, a stay with us helps look after the places in our care, so there’s even more reason to plan a visit.

North Wales

Exterior of Bryn Llywelyn, Anglesey

Bryn Llywelyn, Anglesey 

Anglesey Island has so much to discover, you'll never get tired of exploring the unspoilt coastline and rich heritage. Spot wildlife such as red squirrels and otters, or hire bikes and really put your pup through its paces. When you retreat to your hilltop hideaway, you'll enjoy views out towards the dramatic Llanlleiana Bay from your enclosed garden.

The exterior of Pant Rhiw Cottage, Gwynedd

Pant Rhiw Cottage, Pwllheli 

This secluded cottage offers the ultimate getaway. Perched on a hillside, within the grounds of the Plas-yn-Rhiw estate, you'll enjoy uninterrupted views of Hell's Mouth Bay. If you want a closer look, the beach itself is a short drive, and with four miles of dog-friendly sand, it's definitely worth the trip.

The exterior of Chirk Home Farm Cottage, Clwyd

Chirk Home Farm Cottage, Wrexham 

Spend your next holiday in the grounds of 700-year old Chirk Castle. With the cottage set just a few hundred metres from the castle itself, you and your four-legged friend will be able to explore the 480-acre estate long after the regular visitors have gone home. Beyond the boundary walls lies the Ceirog Valley and famous Offa's Dyke, so there's plenty to keep you busy.

Exterior of House By The Dyke, Chirk, Wreham, Wrexham

House By The Dyke, Wrexham 

This pet-friendly villa is nestled within the grounds of Chirk Castle and boasts an outdoor kennel and dog run. From the large terrace and seating area you can gaze down across the garden to Offa's Dyke beyond. A great base for exploring the area, you'll also be able to enjoy the Castle's grounds after hours.

The exterior of Tal y Braich, Betws y Coed, Gwynedd

Tal y Braich, Gwynedd 

Set against a mountain backdrop, this charming, pet-friendly cottage offers a stunning location in the heart of Eryri (Snowdonia). In the shadow of Tryfan peak and close to the Carneddau mountain range, it's perfect for adventurers and dog walkers. Inside, the cottage has heaps of Welsh charm, including a cosy woodburner for your dog to snuggle in front of after a long day exploring.

South Wales

The exterior of Stackpole Quay Cottage 1, Pembrokeshire

Stackpole Quay Cottage 1, Pembrokeshire 

One of a pair, Stackpole Quay Cottage 1 makes an ideal base for exploring Stackpole. The stretch of coastline that we protect is full of walking trails and stick-chasing opportunities. Take a stroll to Barafundle Bay and enjoy the white sands, where dogs are allowed to play throughout the year.

The exterior of Treleddyd Fawr Cottage, Pembrokeshire

Treleddyd Fawr Cottage, Pembrokeshire 

This traditional, pet-friendly Pembrokeshire cottage has been carefully restored by our conservation team, keeping many of its original features. Your dog might not appreciate the work that's gone into preserving the cottage, but the woodburner and coast path will surely be a big hit.

The exterior of Castell Farmhouse, Pembrokeshire

Castell Farmhouse, Pembrokeshire 

This old farmhouse stands above Fishguard Bay with spectacular views out to sea. Lace your boots, grab a lead and follow one of the many paths that wind their way across this stretch of coastline. With an open fire, this cottage makes a great spot to curl up and watch the waves roll in.

The exterior of Penparc in winter, Carmarthenshire

Penparc, Carmarthenshire 

Penparc stands on the very edge of Dinefwr Park and is surrounded by lush, green countryside. If the park doesn't leave you panting then the Brecon Beacons are close by, or a little further afield there are numerous dog-friendly beaches on the Gower Peninsular. The cottage itself boasts its own garden, so there's plenty of room to stretch those legs.

Exterior of Caerllan, Llandysul, Ceredigion

Caerllan, Ceredigion 

As far as dog-friendly destinations go, you'll struggle to find one that beats Caerllan. With a large, enclosed garden you can enjoy a relaxing day at home, but with the dog-friendly beach of Cwmtydu less than a mile away, you'll be itching to explore. The beach is home to grey seals so there's even more reason to visit.

Dog on Llanbedrog beach in summer, with two people walking in the distance, Llŷn Peninsula, Wales

Find more dog-friendly cottages in Wales

With 15 pet-friendly cottages across North and South Wales you can find the perfect place for your next adventure. Plus, most of our cottages sleep up to two dogs, meaning no one gets left behind.