dog at Christmas

Now that Halloween is over, all thoughts turn to Christmas: the much anticipated arrival of the John Lewis Christmas advert; late night Christmas shopping; chestnuts roasting and the family gathered round the piano to sing carols in front of the roaring log fire.

Of course, the reality is often a world away from the hopes and dreams of Christmas!

So maybe 2018 is the year to ring in the changes and do something entirely different this festive season? Take the stress off Christmas and book a holiday cottage somewhere new to see in the Yuletide?!

Ah – but what about the dogs? They’re part of the family, after all, and there’s no way you’re putting them in kennels over Christmas. So how do you go about finding the perfect holiday cottage for Christmas that welcomes pets, without losing hours of your life searching online?

Fortunately, it’s incredibly easy with Holiday Cottage Compare – we’ll have you matched with your perfect cottage in seconds.

Pet friendly holiday cottages over Christmas

Here at Holiday Cottage Compare, we have a fantastic range of self-catering holiday cottages and apartments throughout the UK (sleeping 2 to 50+ people) in order to make this Christmas that extra bit special for everyone – including your dogs.

It doesn’t matter whether you’re looking for a romantic hideaway from it all for 2 people and up to 5 dogs or if you’d prefer a huge house that sleeps 20+. We’ve got you covered.

If you’re gathering together families and friends, it can often be a challenge to squeeze into your own home – including the dogs. Big gatherings require large cottages and fortunately, we have a great selection.

Reasons to book a holiday cottage where pets are welcome over the festive season

The chance to stay somewhere completely different

One good reason to book a cottage away from home this Christmas is the chance to stay somewhere new – especially if it’s a large property for a big gathering.

You can choose from grand stately home or grade listed buildings - perfect for large groups, with well equipped kitchens, big dining spaces and a cosy fire to snuggle up in front of on one of the many sofas.

Of course, it’s not just the type of cottage you stay in that might be the attraction – you can also use the Christmas break as the chance to explore new areas – perhaps equidistant from all those attending?

Have you ever visited the Northumberland coastline? Walked along its stunning beaches on a cold winter day? Or what about heading to Cornwall out of season to explore its natural beauty, without the thousands of tourists?

Book a quirky or unusual holiday cottage for Christmas

Quirky or unusual holiday cottages are increasing in popularity because it’s not every day that you get to stay in a lighthouse right?!

We have a fantastic selection of towers, castles, shepherd’s huts and many more. Properties that will definitely create memories for a long time to come.

Escape everything with a romantic Christmas break for two

If you’re not a fan of Christmas and all its commercialism, then you might well prefer to spend it in a coastal cottage somewhere remote, where you can both walk the dogs all day long! Before returning home to that log burner. Or perhaps a bubbling hot tub?

Whatever you’re looking for over the festive season, we’re confident we’ve got the perfect place for you and your furry friends.

The best holiday cottages that welcome pets for Christmas

Finding the perfect pet friendly holiday cottage over Christmas will depend on what you are looking for and of course, who will be joining you.

Fortunately, we have 1000s of properties right across the UK accommodating anything from two people up to sixty! And a good number of them welcome dogs too.

Book a holiday cottage for Christmas for 1,2,3,4 or even 5 dogs

Not only do we tag our holiday cottages as pet friendly, we also let you choose holiday cottages for Christmas that specifically welcome 1,2,3,4 or even 5 dogs.

You can narrow down your search by price and of course, you can select the features that are most important to you.

For dog owners, these might include an enclosed garden, a utility room to dry off your dog after a walk and a log fire for them to roast themselves in front of!

We have literally hundreds of property features for you to choose from – everything from a wine fridge, to home cinema, stair gate to swimming pool.

The best dog friendly places to stay over Christmas

We want to make sure that you book a holiday rental that is best for you, so that your pet friendly holiday cottage over Christmas is the best that it can be. We give you so much variety and choice that it’s really easy to find exactly what you are looking for.

We have thousands of holiday cottages throughout the UK, from the very top of Scotland right down to the tip of Cornwall, including cottages that come decorated over the festive period, complete with a Christmas tree.

Many of our cottages can be booked in or around areas of interest such as National Parks, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty or the UK’s coastline.

You can search by town, city, county, country or even area of interest – and better still, to save you time, you can search for these altogether at once!

Or why not try putting in your current location and then setting your maximum drive time or distance and seeing what suggestions come up?

Still stuck for ideas? Why not browse our holiday cottage destinations page for popular location and suggestions?

Take a closer look at our stunning collection of self-catering cottages and apartments for Christmas that welcome pets.

Booking a holiday cottage for Christmas

If, at any point, you have any questions about booking a pet friendly holiday cottage for Christmas, then please feel free to contact us  – we’re always happy to help with questions about the cottages and to give you advice before you go ahead and book.

And if you can't find what you're looking for over Christmas, why not look for holiday cottages over New Year? Or perhaps consider renting a cottage for Twixtmas – the period between Christmas and New Year?

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If you would prefer us to do the hard work for you, just let us know what you are looking for in your next holiday cottage and we’ll happily give you a hand.

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