Pet friendly holiday houses for rent in the UK and beyond

Whether you're heading out for a beachside escape with the pooch or bringing your furry friend on a walking holiday through the national parks of western Wales, you'll be sure to find the perfect pet friendly holiday homes wherever you wind up.

Beach holidays for you and your pet

Pack your swimming costume and leash up the pup – these beachside destinations have plenty going for humans and animals alike. Whether you're looking for a cosy seaside cottage or posh villa rentals by the shore, you and your canine companion will have a beach holiday that's second to none.

Pet friendly Isle of Skye lodgings

Home to medieval castles, charming fishing villages and plenty of striking scenery along the Inner Seas, the Isle of Skye is a great destination for visitors of all species. You and your doggo can explore the countless walking and hiking paths on the island – connected by bridge to mainland Scotland for easy, pet-ready access – from your animal-approved home base in one of the area's many picturesque towns. Book a holiday home in Portree, the island's largest town, for quick day trips to the island's countless beaches.

Beaches to beat in bustling Bournemouth

With its broad, sandy beachfront along the English Channel, Bournemouth is another great seaside option for your dog-friendly getaway. Home to plenty of Victorian-style buildings from the 19th and 20th centuries, you'll find charming holiday lettings with easy access to the sandy shoreline along Poole Harbour. Check out city sights like the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum and the Oceanarium Bournemouth, then bring your pooch to the 1,000-acre Moors Valley Country Park for a pleasant afternoon off the lead.

Pet friendly homes for rent in Wales

Boasting rolling countryside and scenic natural beauty along the Irish Sea, Wales has loads to love for visitors travelling with pets. Check out these suggestions for Welsh holiday destinations and get inspired for your next weekend away.

Moor, moor, moor – countryside cottages in Wales

With 186 miles of walking trails through rolling moorland and along seaside cliffs, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park is a great spot for your next trip away with your pet. Book a pet friendly holiday rental in towns like St Davids and Haverfordwest for easy access to the park, and take advantage of perks like fenced yards, mudrooms and full kitchens. You can then head out to the area's quaint fishing villages, sandy shoreline and countryside scenery with your pet for an unbeatable outdoor getaway.

Southern Wales – wide open spaces and city living

If you're feeling something a bit more cosmopolitan, you may want to consider pet friendly holiday lettings in bigger cities like Swansea and Cardiff. Here you'll find modern apartments in long-standing buildings, plus plenty of arts and cultural institutions, like the Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff's performing arts centre, and the National Waterfront Museum in Swansea. Both destinations are within a 2-hour drive from the wide open spaces in Brecon Beacons National Park, where you'll find plenty of trails for scenic hikes with your 4-legged friend.

Great getaways – short breaks for people and pets

Even if you've only got a couple of nights away, you'll still find plenty of excellent options for a quick getaway with your pet. From the Scottish Highlands to the shores of France, these easily accessible destinations are a great choice for a short weekend away.

Short stays in stunning Scotland

An easy drive from much of the UK, Scotland's Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park offers plenty of stunning scenery and a wide variety of terrain, with ample trails for human and animal alike. Bring your best friend here for waterfront vistas and off-leash paths in the wilds of the Highlands, then head to your holiday home in one of the area's quaint villages for some much-needed rest and relaxation. Cosmopolitan Glasgow is just a short drive away, too, offering big-city entertainment and tasty eats for all species.

International breaks with your pet

If your companion has a pet passport, the beaches, parks and sights of Calais are just a quick trip away by ferry or Eurostar. You can book a seaside villa here for an international escape 'avec le chien' with half the hassle. The city's old town boasts medieval architecture, a fine arts museum and public artwork by the likes of Rodin, and beaches in nearby Escalles and Oye-Plage are open to well-behaved pooches.