Pet Friendly Holidays

One of the most tricky considerations when planning a holiday is what to do with pets whilst you’re away. With the cost of kennels and pet hotels often being equivalent of an additional person to your break, the desire to take your furry friends away with you is unsurprisingly likely. The following offer some easily accessible pet friendly holidays that won’t break the bank.

Raithwaite Estate Dog Spa, North Yorkshire

The Raithwaite Estate is a country retreat in North Yorkshire and famed for its beautiful surroundings, luxurious relaxation potential and … The country’s first luxurious dog spa! This innovative idea allows humans and canines alike to take a break away in gorgeous Whitby and enjoy pampering and opulence at its finest.

Dogs are treated as well as their owners and can benefit from a variety of treatments ranging from grooming through to entertainment packages. With heated floors and a concierge service available for the hounds, the service is second to none for owners too. Excellent food, glorious rural walks and an abundance of pamper options, this is a unique and memorable opportunity to treat both yourself and your furry friend to some well earned fuss. Visit the Raithwaite Estate website for further information.

French Holiday Cottages

The Europeans are notoriously more accommodating of pets than us Brits and as such, there’s an overwhelming selection of French cottages and villas that encourage you to bring your furry family members along.

The benefits of travelling to France for a pet friendly holiday are numerous and include the short and easy journey to foreign shores. A simple Eurotunnel crossing allows you to remain in the company of your cat or dog for the entire journey and ferries are well equipped to accommodate pets below deck.

The French in particular adore their canine chums and restaurants are more than happy to entertain dog guests with their owners. Furthermore, dogs needn’t hold you back from tourist attractions throughout France – if they’re well behaved, more often than not, they’re welcome to join you in museums, gardens and even historic homes and castles.


Switzerland is so welcoming of animals that they’re readily authorised to travel on public transport, smaller dogs even travel for free. The journey to Switzerland may be slightly longer than that of other European destinations, but whether you choose to fly or drive, the travel will be worth it for the warm welcome you’ll all receive.

Enjoying a mountain retreat or log cabin break with your canine friend is sure to make for a relaxing, fun and homely holiday for you all. The Swiss are also more than happy to welcome well behaved pets into restaurants and bars and you’ll be sure to benefit from plenty of fuss from locals. has a wide selection of Switzerland’s self catering pet friendly retreats to suit a variety of budgets and desires.

Riviera Bay Holiday Park, Devon

For families with young children and dogs, a UK holiday park provides an excellent destination to ensure entertainment and safety for all. Riviera Bay Holiday Park in Brixham, Devon welcomes owners and their pets to enjoy a holiday with offerings of activities, entertainment and varied accommodation options.

The joy of such a break is the shorter travel time, stunning UK coastlines and walks along with the warm welcome and organised entertainment offerings available. Dogs are welcomed to each level of the accommodation available and provisions such as fresh water and lead hooks are available throughout the park.

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