Pet friendly holiday cottages for Christmas
Think Christmas and for many of us, it conjures up images of friends and family gathered round the roaring log fire, sharing presents, corks popping, turkey roasting and chocolates everywhere! Oh – and the tree lights flickering. You get the picture.
But what about those of us with pets? Because it wouldn’t be Christmas without having a dog under your feet, treating it to a little bit of turkey and trying to balance a cracker hat on its head in time to take a selfie!
So if you do decide to go somewhere different for Christmas, then of course, your pets are going to need to come with you. Because it isn’t Christmas without the whole family there.
And the great news is that 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.
Why book a pet friendly holiday cottage over Christmas?
Big gatherings demand big places and whilst Christmas is a great time for getting everyone together, including friends and family, it’s can sometimes be a challenge to squeeze into your own home – including the dogs (especially if Auntie Maud plans on bringing her terriers).
Which is just one of many great reasons to book a holiday cottage over the festive season.
Stay somewhere completely different
Another is that you get to stay somewhere you might not otherwise frequent. Think huge stately home or grade I listed building and you’ve got the ideal house to light a fire and snuggle up on the many sofas. Or explore the corridors, nooks and crannies with small kids, in search of hidden rooms (we’re clearly thinking Narnia here).
Book a quirky holiday cottage for Christmas
Or you might prefer something more quirky, like a tower, a castle or even a lighthouse - so you can watch for incoming storms whilst you sip mulled wine.
In short, booking a holiday cottage can definitely take the pressure off having to host everyone at home. Not only can it allow you to book a much larger property, you might find that that because the house ‘belongs’ to you all, everyone is keener to pitch in and help lay the fire, cook the turkey dinner or even wash up!
Escape from it all for a romantic Christmas break
Alternatively, you might prefer to escape the whole Christmas thing altogether and look for a romantic cottage for two that also takes pets. We have literally thousands available over Christmas – including really quirky accommodation such as Shepherd’s huts, complete with log burning stoves and their own showers.
Things to do over Christmas in your pets welcome cottage
There’s no shortage of things to do in a holiday cottage over Christmas, where pets are made welcome.
Stay in and you can book a cottage with a piano in order to recreate those scenes of yesteryear when families gathered together to sing carols (we have a good number of holiday cottages with a piano!).
Log burners and open fires are ever popular at Christmas (yep, we have thousands of cottages with a log fire!)
Or if you’re holidaying with young kids, then they might thank you for a holiday cottage with a games room, complete with pool table, table tennis and their own TV. Or perhaps you might fancy the luxury of an indoor swimming pool, in an attempt to work off those Christmas calories.
Of course, one of the most popular additional features of a holiday cottage is a hot tub and there’s frankly nothing to beat sitting in the warmth of a Jacuzzi, the jets bubbling away whilst you drink a glass of Prosecco and watch the frost forming.
And when you have tired of all the feasting and fancy time away from the cottage, you can stretch your legs and explore the surrounding area with the dogs, who will be forever grateful for new walks and new smells to explore.
The best holiday cottages that welcome pets for Christmas
Finding the best pet friendly holiday cottage for Christmas very much depends on what you are looking for and of course, who will be joining you.
Reassuringly, we have thousands of properties throughout the UK accommodating anything from two people up to 60! And a good proportion of them welcome dogs too.
Book a cottage over 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 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 pet 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
A selection of vacation rentals for Christmas that are pet friendly are displayed below. To find the best one for you, use our filter options on the left, to narrow down what is available until you find your favourite cottage.
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?
Need a hand finding your next holiday cottage?
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.