Britain has a reputation for being a nation of pet lovers. So, it may come as no surprise to find out that every year thousands of Britons decide to take their pets on holiday with them.

Some people will stay at home with their pets, whilst others choose to travel abroad. But travelling abroad with a pet can sometimes be costly, and stressful for both you and your furry friend. Luckily there are many pet friendly holiday destinations at home in the UK where you can get away from it all with your pet, safe in the knowledge that they’ll be having just as good a time as you are.

So here is a short list of the best pet friendly holidays which are available in the UK; where you can find them, what they’ll offer you and what to expect once you’re there.

Cottages in Northumberland

If you’re looking for an idyllic rural getaway in self catering cottages Northumberland should always be your first choice. England’s most sparsely populated county makes up for its lack of urban appeal in unspoilt beauty and an abundant variety of beaches, beauty spots and dog friendly routes for walkers. And for those of you who want a little something different, there are a select number of boats who will allow your dog to come with you if you decide to explore the outlying islands.

Kensa Toll, Cornwall

Kensa Toll is a gorgeous property situated on the grounds of the Polzeath golf club in Cornwall. Not only is it pet friendly, it’s also suitable for anyone looking for a relaxing golfing break in one of England’s most unspoilt counties. There’s a little something for everyone at Kensa Toll – golf, swimming, tennis, a comprehensive gym and a beautiful beach only 5 minutes away from the property.

Combe House, Exeter

This Grade I manor house is the epitome of luxury; perfect for anyone looking for a romantic weekend getaway. Choose from either the main house or the nearby thatched cottage, which has its own garden, and both you and your pet will be able to soak up your luxurious surroundings in style. Combe House is very welcoming of pets and will provide you with a pet-friendly welcome pack on your arrival.

The Milestone Hotel, London

There are loads of pet friendly cottages and houses around, but not so many hotels – especially not hotels which offer a unique pet package designed to accommodate your pet’s every need. But not only does The Milestone offer a tailor made welcome hamper for all pets, they also provide pet beds, food and water bowls, dog sitting and walking services, and even bathrobes for your four legged friend.