3 Luxury Cottages Which Are Dog Friendly | The Area
Our 3 luxury cottages which are dog friendly, have private hot tubs and enclosed gardens are on the Quantock Hills in Somerset. This area is known as the "hidden jewel of England" and whether you are looking to rest and recharge tired batteries, or as a base to explore the numerous visitor attractions which you would expect from such a large county, our luxury pet friendly cottages are perfect.
Each gorgeous luxury cottage combines the perks of a boutique hotel with the freedom, space and style of your own modern luxury country cottage. Whether you are a couple searching for a romantic luxury cottage break, or a larger family group looking to celebrate in style, we provide the perfect luxurious dog-friendly retreat. Each luxury cottage is unique and over eighty percent of our custom comes from returning guests and of new guests the majority are from word-of-mouth referrals.
"The tranquility, beauty and zen we have experienced here at this wonderful cottage far out-weighs anything a therapist could offer to overcome the rigours of working life - even our lab has got his bounce back" Ralaph, Dawn & Tyler May 2019
For those who like to walk, ride or MTB, the 9,500 acres of Quantock Hills are quite literally at the end of your the garden. They are steeped in history, myth and legend and are staggeringly beautiful. With a mix of open moorland and deep stream laced wooded coombes, wildlife is in abundance. Deer, sheep and wild ponies roam freely while high in the mackerel skies birds of prey fly on the shimmering thermals. At the end of a days exploring your luxury cottage will be awaiting you as will the bubbling hot tub - allow the hydrotherapy to work its magic restoring body, soul and mind whilst listening to the background music supplied courtesy of the local bird life.
"We have stayed at many holiday cottages but this one is the best by far. Emma & Simon you have left no stone unturned, its all the little extra details that make the difference. You had me at the toilet rolls with their little fans and flowers tucked in! The cottage was spotless and so comfortable and so extremely welcoming for both us and our dog." Paul and Loraine and Margot June 2019
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"We have so loved staying in Greenway for Christmas. Everything was just perfect and we have had an amazing week. See you in October for more adventures" Suzy & Viry, Hector and Wilma Dec 2018
Whilst you contemplate all of the things you should be doing like site seeing how about just relaxing in your garden. Climb into the 6ft never-to-be-got-out-of bean bags (recommended that bottle of wine accompanies this maneuver!) and soak up those rays in your garden. Jump in the hot tub and let the powerful hydrotherapy jets work their magic, or stretch out in the hammock and doze to the gentle background music courtesy of the local wild life. If the weather is inclement this is a lovely excuse to light the wood burner, stay in the PJ's and snuggle down in the deep leather sofas and catch up on a bit of reading and that much needed rest.
"Lovely retreat and such a beautiful cottage. Everything you need and we feel so at home here. Flo has had so many long walks on the Quantocks, we saw herds of red deer. The views from the lounge window are stunning and the hot tub was a lovely unwind in the evening. Thank you again for the warm welcome and all those extra special touches" Sue, Trev & Flo March 2019
Being such a large and diverse county Somerset has a wealth of places to visit and explore. The Quantock Hills are at the end of your garden, the coast is just 1.5 miles away, Exmore National Park is within easy striking distance as are both the north and south coasts of Devon. From the flats of the Somerset levels to the hills of the mighty Quantocks this wonderful area has something for everyone. With regards to places to stay - there is obviously only one place and that is at our luxury dog friendly Quantock Cottages!
"What a wonderful cottage hide away in a stunning setting. Its rare to find such 5* treatment for humans as well as pets. What I love most about this place is the stories, the love and attention to detail. Emma & Simon you are truly stars in the holiday lets business and believe me we have stayed in many. We will be back...." Bev, Andrew, Laura, Craig, Millie, Blue & Bear. March 2019
For "culture vultures" the beautiful roman town of Bath awaits. Montacute House, medieval Dunster Castle, Barrington Court, Cleve Abbey, Glastonbury Abbey and Coleridge Cottage at Nether Stowey are all well worth a visit.
"Such an amazing welcome and such a beautiful cottage with equally stunning setting. Our dogs loved it. We have all felt utterly relaxed and the fresh air has done us the world of good. This place came highly recommended and we can see why. We will be back for sure!" Andy & Diane, Riley & Rogue May 2019
For an adventure, head deep into Lorna Doone Country and visit he romantic fishing villages of Lynton and Lynmouth and Porlock and for lovers of horticulture visit the wonderful Hestercombe Gardens.
"This has been our first time to the Quantocks and what a beautiful location. Emma & Simon have thought about everything any doggie family needs and all the little extras and treats have made the stay extra special. The countryside and beach walks have been stunning. We will definitely be recommending to friends and family and we we will hopefully return for another visit." Clare John & Bonita May 2019
Kilve Beach is just one and half miles and is world famous for its unique lias and rhaetic rock formations which yield many fossils, especially ammonites. Limestone occurs in bands which readily break into rectangular blocks. These have been widely used for building in the nearby villages.
Watchet, Blue Anchor, Dunster and Minehead Beaches are a mixture of sand and stone, and at low tide there are good expanses of sand and are therefore ideal for building huge sand castles and or running dogs and children. The nearest surfing beach is Woolacombe which is just 45 minutes away.
"As soon as we walked into the cottage we felt at home. Thank you again for all the touches and treats for both us and our doggies. You have got this holiday home just perfect. The views and wildlife are superb. The garden just right for our doggies to be safe and free and the agility course wonderful and enjoyed by us all. The hot tub at anytime of day is a must. The cleanliness and decor was fab. We will defo be back again." Donna & Col, Pips,Billy, Big Bean. April 2019
Besides the proximity of the coast and the moor, Somerset has so many things to keep all the family amused. The fascinating Wookey Holes and Cheddar Gorge provide for excellent fun filled days. Tropiquaria is fantastic petting zoo, ideal for the small members of the family. Visit Seaquarium at Weston-super-Mare, or see the Exmoor Falconry display at Porlock.
For the boys spend a day at the Fleet Air Arm Museum or take a ride on the wonderful West Somerset Steam Train, where even doggie family members are most welcome. For the girls, maybe go horse riding or visit the Dunster Museum and Doll Collection - there are just so many things to do, you will need to spend at least a month here just to scratch the surface.
"Another wonderful stay. Everything was perfect except the weather. This did not dampen spirits and we had some great days out, including a day on the Somerset railway. We will be back again next year!" Julie & Jeff June 2019
Clarkes Village is only a 40 minute drive, and is a very dangerous place to visit (well for the wallet anyway!) there are just too many lovely shops here and a whole day can be spent getting from one end of the place to the other.
Bristol and Bath are also within easy striking distance for the addicted shopper and both are well worth a visit in their own rights and not just for the shopping.
Taunton town centre is a lovely place to visit and shop. It has wonderful old cobbled streets, lots of little specialist shops and cafe's and a very pretty park and old church. Minehead also has some very lovely shops.
"A relaxing week in a very comfortable cottage that exceeded our expectations and w will certainly recommend. A lot of attention to details - wanted for nothing. The large enclosed garden perfect for our dog was a huge success." Meg, Mike & Logan April 2019
Eating and drinking is a very important part of Somerset life. The yummy fresh local produce can be found at all of the numerous farm shops. The very best cream teas can be found in the local village of Kilve, at the Old Chantry tea rooms. Set within the ruins of this ancient monastery surrounded by clouds of old English roses, freshly baked scones and clotted cream, life doesn’t get much better.
Gorgeous village pubs await you after those long bracing walks. They ooze with charm and feel of ‘yesteryear,’ with friendly Landlords and colorful locals, proper local beers, rich nourishing food and open fires, you will be wishing you had a magic carpet to whip you back to your luxury cottage which is dog friendly(particularly if you have partaken of the local cider!)
"Absolutely impeccable accommodation in both decor and cleanliness - a small private boutique hotel! Thank you for all the little touches for both us and Poppy. Perfect locations for views walking over the Quantocks and the beach." Tracey, Bob & Poppy March 2019
One of the main reasons we moved to Somerset is that pretty much everywhere is dog friendly. Our luxury cottages with private hot tubs more than welcome dogs, our moto is "Dogs Welcome, kids tollerated and well behaved adults may accompany!"
"If you like the finer things in life you will love this. A place where dogs really are welcome. Not possible to write all the great things about this cottage - suffice to say so many thanks to Emma & Simon for your hospitality and we will be back!!!" Susan, Blake & Misty March 2019
The Quantocks are are the perfect location for a luxury romantic holiday or mini-break with your dog and and also for a gathering of friends and family as it offers the best of the English countryside, yet is two hours closer to London and the Midlands than Cornwall or South Devon.
Being dog owners we appreciate that dogs are very important members of the family and that they must enjoy a holiday as much as you do.
Although we have only 3 luxury pet friendly holiday properties with enclosed garden and open fire it is a huge team and family effort to ensure that our guests both 2 and 4 footed have the best time, so we thought you might like to see who we are.
There are always many questions one has when considering booking a unique luxury self-catering holiday cottage which is dog friendly and has enclosed grades. We hope to answer most of your questions on this website particularly on our FAQ page. But if not please feel free to contact us