Wendy's Blog - from Riverside House and Valley View in the Peak District
Dog friendly holiday cottage rentals in the Peak District
Are you a dog owner planning your next holiday or short break? Don't leave your best friend at home or pay for expensive kennels!
We love having dogs come to stay at our holiday cottages, and we welcome up to five well-behaved dogs at any one time.
Our four-legged visitors love the walks from the doors of the cottages, along the river Dove, and walking on the traffic free Monsal Trail are just a couple of the highlights. Others include safe and secure gardens with outdoor space, log fires with limitless logs for a cosy sleep after a long walk and lots of local pubs and attractions that are dog friendly.
Some of our favourites include the Crich Tramway Museum, which allows dogs on the site and in the trams and there are lovely walks such as the Woodland walk.
Or Peveril Castle above the village of Castleton gives stunning views and you and your dog will appreciate visiting this National Trust property as part of the daily dog walk (it is a bit steep!). Castleton also has dog friendly pubs for much needed refreshments afterwards.
How about Chatsworth House, which is great for an outdoors visit with your dog? Dogs are allowed in the gardens, sculpture areas, maze, waterworks areas and there are dog posts just outside the farm area and restaurant. Assistance dogs are allowed in the house.
Some of our favourite dog friendly pubs include The Red Lion at Litton (a lovely town with a village green) and The Church Inn at Chelmorton. And newer additions to the dog friendly pub scene are The Old Dog at Thorpe and with new owners The Angler's Rest in Miller's Dale. All these pubs are ideal for using as a base for walking in the Peak District. Take a look at our dog friendly pub guide for more information.
Our holiday cottages in the Peak District will take up to five dogs so if there is a group of you we won't restrict you to one well behaved dog only as many other holiday cottages will do.
We take our own dog on holiday with us to the Peak District, so we want you to enjoy your holiday with your dog too!