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Holidays might have been given the green light recently but the weather hasn’t exactly been inviting.
While us Brits won’t let a bit of rain stop us enjoying ourselves, we’ve also been dreaming about a summer staycation in the sun.
And of course, we want to take our dogs with us.
But if you’ve tried booking a trip recently, you’ll know that availability is limited, and that’s decreasing by the day.
But Sykes Holiday Cottages has rounded up its best dog-friendly properties which still have availability this year.
From medieval market towns to chocolate-box cottages and seaside breaks, these are the perfect locations for a staycation with a furry friend in tow.
Cosy Cot – Stapleford, Wiltshire
Price: Seven nights from £1,011
Cosy Cot is a country cottage in Stapleford, Wiltshire, close to Stonehenge and Stourhead. It’s the epitome of a chocolate-box cottage and is full of so much character.
The property has a roll top bath, as well as a cosy living room with a traditional log burner.
For long walks with the dog, guests can visit the Wylye Valley and take in the magnificent countryside views.
Briar – Graythwaite, Cumbria
Price: Seven nights from £891
Briar is based on a beautiful 5000-acre private country estate in the Lake District.
Guests can dine al fresco in the evenings with a glass of wine and a barbeque or make use of the shared swimming pool and play area.
There are beautiful walks from the doorstep with the four-legged friends, including around Windermere, or holidaymakers can take a short drive to the beautiful village of Hawkshead.
17 King Street – Barnard Castle, Country Durham
Price: Seven nights from £919
17 King Street rests in the centre of the market town of Barnard Castle in County Durham.
The property has four bedrooms and a cosy sitting room where guests (and pets) can relax in front of the woodburning stove after a day exploring the local area.
With a weekly market on a Wednesday and a farmer’s market on a Sunday, it’s the ideal town for guests to mooch around, try local produce and pick up a holiday souvenir.
Rosemead – Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire
Price: Seven nights from £600
Rosemead is a stone cottage located in the heart of the popular Cotswold market town of Moreton-in-Marsh in Gloucestershire.
The property boasts a large garden, perfect for pooches, as well as a great open-plan kitchen area.
Guests can enjoy the tranquil Cotswolds countryside with many walks from the doorstep or take a stroll into the centre of Moreton-in-Marsh which has plenty of tea rooms, pubs and restaurants.
67 Bridge End – Warwick, Warwickshire
Price: Seven nights from £852
67 Bridge End is a red-brick terraced cottage located close to the centre of the medieval town of Warwick.
The property boasts character and guests can cosy up in front of the exposed brick fireplace before wrapping the night up with a must-see film. There’s also an enclosed garden which is a suntrap in the summer and great for dogs needing to stretch their legs.
There’s plenty to do nearby including visiting Warwick Castle or walks along the Grand Union Canal. Stratford-Upon-Avon is also only a short drive away, where you can visit Shakespeare’s house or watch a performance at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.
Sunshine Cottage – Whitby, Yorkshire
Price: Seven nights from £983
Sunshine Cottage is a four-storey detached cottage nestled in the heart of the seaside town of Whitby.
This spacious property retains its original character and has a private terrace with views over the harbour.
Dogs and their owners can wander along Whitby’s cobbled streets or explore the nearby North York Moors. There’s also the option of visiting the town’s famous abbey, or traditional tourist spots such as Robin Hood’s Bay which is a short scenic drive away.