With a portfolio of over 320 properties, Dream Cottages are Dorset’s leading self-catering holiday cottage agency. Established in 1989 we have more than 25 years experience in the industry and have properties suited to all requirements. Whether you are looking for a traditional countryside cottage or a new build with far reaching views of the sea, we have properties dotted across the county and something to meet everyone’s needs.
What’s more, over 100 of our properties are pet-friendly, so you won’t have to leave your beloved four-legged friend at home! Dorset is renowned for its Jurassic coastline and unspoilt beaches and there are plenty of dog-friendly parks, restaurants and attractions for you to enjoy during your stay!
With more than 100 dog-friendly properties in our portfolio, Doggy Cottages has a range of beautiful self-catering holiday accommodation spread across Dorset. Ranging from traditional cottages set in the heart of the countryside to newly built apartments looking out over the sea, we have something for everyone, whether you are looking for a family getaway or a romantic weekend away.
With miles upon miles of walks along the historic Jurassic coastline and an abundance dog-friendly, restaurants and attractions, Dorset is the ideal place for a holiday with your dog.
Dog restrictions are property dependent, please enquire at the time of booking
ANIMAL & PET PORTRAIT ARTIST
A UK based artist specialising in wild animal and pet portraits.
Creating that all important gift for you, your family, a friend or loved one, with a special portrait of your furry friend or favourite wild animal.
Work is currently created using graphite pencils, pastels or inks, and sizes range, at present, up to A3. Should there be an animal not yet included in the artwork that you would like to see, please do contact me and I will see what I can create for you!
Scotland’s Largest Regional Park and welcome over 700,000 visitors a year from Renfrewshire, North Ayrshire, Inverclyde and beyond!
108 square miles of scenic Scottish countryside to enjoy a walk, run, cycle, some accessible outdoor activities on Castle Semple Loch or just relax in the Café.
Westport Beach with Machrihanish Dunes as its backdrop, is a beautiful, long beach popular with surfers, beachcombers and walkers. This walk along the beach from the north end allows you to make your walk as far or as short as you want.
Almondell & Calderwood Country Park is tucked out of sight in the valley of the River Almond between Broxburn and East Calder, Almondell & Calderwood Country Park is probably the best kept secret in West Lothian!
Prestwick beach is located near Glasgow Prestwick International Airport in Ayrshire.
This long sandy beach boasts magnificent views of the Isle of Arran and one of the most beautiful sunsets in the west coast of Scotland.
In addition to having the town of Prestwick’s amenities nearby, you can walk alongside Prestwick Golf Club, birthplace of the Open Championship.
Facilities found at Prestwick beach include picnic areas, shops, and toilets. The town is accessible via the A77 from Glasgow and services from Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station.
This beautiful stretch of golden sand is found at the mouth of the River Irvine near Irvine Railway Station and is accessible via the A78.
At the edge of Irvine beach is Irvine Beach Park, set in sand dunes and grass with beautiful views of Arran and Ailsa Craig.
In addition to having the town of Irvine’s amenities close by, Irvine beach boasts facilities including picnic sites, parking and toilets.
Predominantly sand, Ayr Beach is a great location for picnics and sandcastle building, with a good expanse of grass for children to play on. Admire beautiful views of Ailsa Craig, the Isle of Arran and on a clear day – Pladda.
A great range of fun facilities are located adjacent to Ayr Beach, including a putting green, crazy golf and children’s play area. Also located on the seafront is Pirate Pete’s Family Entertainment Centre, where children can enjoy the indoor soft play, mini golf and laser games. There is also a café to relax in, perfect for catching a bite to eat or a cup of coffee.
Saltcoats is a wide, sandy beach with excellent views out over the Firth of Clyde and across to the mountainous Isle of Arran. It sits in a south-west facing bay between the towns of Saltcoats and Ardrossan.
The water stays quite shallow along the bay and there is a small, crossable stream runs down the middle of the beach. Saltcoats beach is backed by a long esplanade and a park area that is a good spot for family picnics. Along the esplanade there are toilet facilities and a children’s play area.
There is a car park along Montgomerie Crescent, with access to the centre of the beach down a short slipway. Further roadside parking is also available.
Ardrossan South Beach Railway Station is just 100 meters from the beach, from which there are direct train services to Glasgow.
Visitors are well-catered for, with two town centres very close to the beach; Saltcoats at the south-eastern end and Ardrossan at the north-western end. Both have plenty of shops, cafes, and restaurants.
Nestling in the Hampshire countryside is the small village of Shawford near Winchester.
With the shops on your left, cross the road, and take a leisurely stroll down the banks of the River Itchen towards Twyford and Winchester.
In both summer and winter, this is a beautiful walk with dogs and children. Walk up to the weir, and across the fields, or continue towards Winchester. Envy the stunning big houses on the other side of the river (unless of course yours is bigger!), and be thankful you don’t have to tend the gardens!
When you return towards the car, we would highly recommend The Bridge pub, with outside seating for dogs.
The natural path is very uneven and tree-root ridden, so it may be uncomfortable/difficult for wheelchair access.
No need to spend ages towelling and washing off your four-legged friend after each muddy walk!
The Dog Trouser Company was born out of pure desperation to make walking dogs in the UK an easy and pleasant experience.
With a unique design, The Dog Trousers are comfortable and do not restrict movement, so your dog can run, jump, play and paddle, without the dreaded cold hose at the end of the walk!
Perfect for active dogs and busy dog owners!