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The Best Dog-Friendly Cottages In Yorkshire

Yorkshire… known for areas of outstanding beauty, chocolate-box villages, culture-filled cities and stunning beaches. And that’s not even mentioning the refreshing cups of tea and the gothic backdrop the moors provided for a certain Bronte novel!

Yes, Yorkshire is a county that’s rich and varied and the place that’s simply perfect to get away with your loved ones and canine companions.

And whether you’re hiking in the national parks or soaking up the towns, you’ll need a base to come back to where you can rest and recuperate and a place where your pups can put their paws up and relax too.

That’s why we’ve compiled a list of all the hidden gems and charming boltholes that this wonderful place has to offer, so you have all of the best dog-friendly cottages at your finger-tips. And if cottages aren’t your thing, then why not check out our list of the Best Dog-Friendly Hotels in Yorkshire? 

Let’s start with our top three choices:

Best Value: 19 Burgate

  • Great central location
  • Enclosed garden
  • Lovely and quaint interior

Best for Romantic Trips: Meadows Edge

  • Hot Tub
  • Log Burner
  • North York Moors National Park location

Best for Yorkshire Dales: White Rose Holiday Cottage

  • On the doorstep of Yorkshire Dales National Park
  • Large enclosed garden
  • Beautiful, picture-perfect cottage.
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    • Situated: Pickering, Yorkshire
    • Accommodates: 3-5
    • Amenities: Fire, Walk-in Shower, Dishwasher, BBQ Facilities,  Fishing Pond, Complimentary Gifts, WiFi, Ensuite Bathrooms

    In a small settlement of five-star cottages, the Middlehead Cottage is a little dog-friendly haven within North York Moors National Park. It has that quaint cottage feel, views of the beautiful countryside,  a hot tub and a cosy log fire to snuggle up in front of. And with a beautiful french-style courtyard filled with flowers and outdoor seating, you can enjoy the peacefulness of coffee and croissants in the morning as well.

    To make sure your pup gets the most from their holiday, Pickering offers plenty of places for them to stretch their legs with Dalby Forest and Pickering Castle nearby as well.

    And if you’re not sold already, children go free too! It’s no wonder it’s a bestseller.


    • Situated: Pocklington, Yorkshire
    • Accommodates: 2
    • Amenities: Car Parking, WiFi, Dressing Gowns, Complimentary Toiletries, Hot Tub

    In a place where the Swiss Alps meets contemporary design… that’s where you’ll find the KP Lodge. Set in the heart of the Yorkshire Wolds in 180 acres of glorious woodlands, this lodge offers the peacefulness of beautiful scenery with the luxury of a modern four-poster bed and a private jacuzzi.

    With an on-site golf course and fitness classes, there’s plenty to do and if you venture into the town, you can enjoy the award-winning food and drink in the Glasshouse that’s just a few minutes’ walk from the lodges.

    For the pooch, treat them to a walk in one of the many areas of beauty including Burnby Hall gardens and Millington Woods.


    • Situated: Pickering, Yorkshire
    • Accommodates: 3
    • Amenities: WiFi, Horse Riding, Golf, Fishing and Tennis Nearby, Outdoor Dining Area

    Situated in the popular market town of Pickering, this quaint cottage offers a lot for a little. Beautifully furnished, 19 Burgate combines the cosy with the modern and delivers a peaceful back garden that’s perfect for a morning coffee or an evening glass of wine.

    The cottage still provides the country feel you’re looking for but is conveniently located just a four-minute walk to the town centre and to the North York Moors Steam Railway as well as a Norman Castle.

    Pickering is also an ideal base to explore the North York Moors National Park, the seaside towns of Whitby, Scarborough, Filey and York since all are not much more than a 30-minute drive.


    • Situated: Pickering, Yorkshire
    • Accommodates: 4
    • Amenities: WiFi, Ensuite, Enclosed Garden, Secure Parking

    Picture coffee and croissants in a courtyard filled with fragrant flowers. Imagine a glass of wine on a big cosy couch in front of a log burner. And think of a private hot tub while you look up at the stars in the night sky. We reckon the word romantic is coming to mind round about now?

    Meadows Edge Cottage is the perfect hideout for you and your loved one with beautifully quaint interior and stunning views over the North York Moors National Park. It has a country-style open plan kitchen, spacious super king bed, a sunny conservatory (perfect for reading in) and great views over open farmland, across to Levisham Moor and into Cropton Forest… in one word, it’s simply breathtaking.

    Leave the car at the house and enjoy the wonderful walks on your doorstep with your partner and pooch in tow.


    • Situated: York, Yorkshire
    • Accommodates: 8
    • Amenities: Enclosed Garden, WiFi

    If your dog is an urban pooch, then why not explore the wonderful city of York? As an ancient Roman town with gothic buildings and cobbled medieval streets steeped in history, it’s a remarkably beautiful place.

    And with pretty parks and a walk along the River Ouse, it’s a great place to take your furry friend too.

    For a city place that’s quiet but convenient, look no further than this Victorian townhouse! Just five minutes from the city walls, this is an ideal base that’s decorated beautifully with rooms that are clean and contemporary, while the house retains many of the original features to maintain the historical vibe that York is famous for.

    It sleeps up to eight guests and has a large back garden for your little buddy to stretch their legs while you barbeque on the lawn.

    •  Situated: Thornton-Le-Dale, Yorkshire
    • Accommodates: 6
    • Amenities: Bikeshed, garage, WiFi, towels, fireplace, private garden. Equipment for young children including cot, high chair and baby gate.

    With its quaint villages, cobbled streets and chocolate box cottages, Yorkshire could quite easily give the Cotswolds a run for its money.

    And of these villages, Thornton-Le-Dale might just be the prettiest of them all with its thatched cottages beside Dalby Beck and the charming village green. The Archway Cottage is one of these beautiful little snug and a lovely place to come home to after a day of walking with an open fire, patio and beds for up to six people.

    The owners have really thought of the dogs as well with two rugs and bowls provided.

    •  Situated: Marske-by-the-sea, Yorkshire
    • Accommodates: 4
    • Amenities: Parking, WiFi, Towels Provided

    The Yorkshire coast is pretty famous for its rugged beauty, variety of unique beaches and charming seaside towns.

    And while the cobbled streets of Robin Hood Bay and the gothic stories of Dracula on Whitby beach attract thousands of tourists every year, the more laid back beaches of the Yorkshire coast hold a tranquil charm of their own.

    Sea View Cottage, overlooking Marske Sands Beach, is the definition of tranquil. You can literally step onto the beach from the cottage, making it perfect for those evening strolls with your dog.

    And when you return, you’re met with beautiful shabby-chic decor, along with a garden that offers breathtaking coastal views so you can watch the moonlight waves roll on.

    Offering accommodation for up to four guests, it’s great for a family as well as a romantic retreat.


    • Situated: Seamer, Yorkshire
    • Accommodates: 4-6
    • Amenities: Car Parking, High Chair, WiFi, Onsite Facilities

    The Copper Horse Cottages are a perfect choice for value and location and provide a dog-friendly choice that still delivers on luxury.

    Only four miles from the seaside resort of Scarborough, and situated in the centre of the pretty village of Seamer, you won’t be stuck for ways to entertain the kids. And when your furry friend needs a rest for all the excitement, you can leave the dogs to cosy up while you step away to The Copper Horse, an award-winning restaurant run by the cottage owners.


    • Situated: Rosedale Abbey, Yorkshire
    • Accommodates: 8
    • Amenities: WiFi, Parking, Towels Provided, Open Fire

    With beds for eight guests and two bathrooms, this characterful cottage is an excellent choice for getting the gang together. Whether you’re enjoying the sweeping hillsides of Rosedale Abbey or playing games and chatting in front of the open fire, this stone house is an ideal place to enjoy quality time with your nearest and dearest – including the dogs.

    When you’re all ready to venture out, Rosedale Abbey is a picturesque village that’s home to a 12th Century Cistercian Priory and local amenities such as shops, tearooms, an art gallery and three old country pubs.

    If you’re looking for a big walk, Rosedale Abbey is in the heart of the North York Moors National Park and is nearby Hutton-le-Hole, Ryedale and Kirkbymoorside.


    • Situated: Whitby, Yorkshire
    • Accommodates: 5
    • Amenities: WiFi, Parking, Towels Provided

    A dog treasure-chest packed with treats and they go free of charge…  It’s no wonder Paddock Cottage was voted ‘Best Pet-Friendly Place to Stay in Whitby.’ But if you thought it was just for the dogs, this 17th-century cottage is pretty perfect for humans too!

    With the location in the centre of Whitby, you can enjoy all this famous town has to offer, yet still benefit from a little peace and quiet with a private, south-facing garden and beautifully decorated rooms.

    The property combines a traditional feel with stable doors, a log burner and stone steps with a sleek modern design of the kitchen and bathroom. It makes for a winning combination that ensures you’ll feel right at home with that little bit of added luxury.


    • Situated: Lower Wensleydale, Yorkshire
    • Accommodates: 4
    • Amenities: WiFi, Private Parking, Netflix, Housekeeping

    White Rose Holiday Cottage is as beautiful as it sounds – resembling something out of a Jane Austen Novel – and is ideal for exploring the Yorkshire Dales National Park. When you’ve soaked up the scenic beauty, take rest for your weary legs in the pretty town of Leyburn with its variety of pubs and restaurants, followed by a cosy night in with Netflix.

    As a converted barn, the cottage retains many of its quintessential English features but has modern amenities, including superfast WiFi, as well as a new kitchen and bathroom.

    It has the added luxury of an elegant master bedroom with a super-king bed as well as two twin beds, a cosy log burner in the living room and is perfect for dogs thanks to the enclosed courtyard and a large garden.


    • Situated: Skipton, Yorkshire
    • Accommodates: 4
    • Amenities: WiFi, Parking, Patio Garden, Golf Course Nearby

    Known as the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales and famous for its medieval castle woods and Parcevall Hall gardens, the market town of Skipton is a wonderful choice for exploring the Yorkshire countryside. Skipton is situated right on the edge of the Dales and provides a great balance of both rural and cultural activities.

    It’s also ideally located for those wanting to explore the famous Malham Cove that was once a filming location for Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows. In the evenings, you can sit down to a show at one of the quaint theatres or cosy up in a country pub.

    And to get the most out of this charming town, 2, Prospects Place in the centre of Skipton is a perfect little retreat after a long day. A stone cottage that’s just a stone’s throw from a quaint pub, this beautiful end terrace offers accommodation for four people and benefits from an open-plan kitchen as well as a bright, stylishly furnished living-room.

    • Situated: Flamborough, Yorkshire
    • Accommodates: 4
    • Amenities: WiFi, Private Parking, On-Site Golf Course, Towels Provided

    If you’re looking for a pet-friendly cottage in East Yorkshire, Olge Cottage, just outside of Bridlington, is an ideal choice with its cosy features and immaculate finish. The terrace is open plan, making it easier to spend time with your loved ones, and is pet-friendly with an enclosed garden.

    The holiday home is situated in the fisherman town of Flamborough,  just four miles from Bridlington – making it ideal to explore the entire area.

    And when you’re done, you can come back to a variety of pubs and restaurants in Flamborough, as well as cliffs on the Heritage coastline and one of the oldest lighthouses in Britain.

    • Situated: Richmond, Yorkshire
    • Accommodates: 6
    • Amenities: Hot Tub, WiFi, Private Garden, Sunroom, Street Parking

    Flint cottage is a hidden gem located in the beautiful market town of Richmond. Utterly charming with its quaint cottage door, bright interior, country house features, and a roaring log burner, this place really is the perfect bolthole for those looking to relax and unwind.

    For a romantic weekend, it features a roll-top bath and a hot tub in the private garden that combines a homely feel with a bit of luxury.

    And if you’re getting the family or friends together, the open country kitchen and large dining table are great for gathering your loved ones together to enjoy an evening meal or a lazy morning breakfast.

    • Situated: Pickering, Yorkshire
    • Accommodates: 4
    • Amenities: Complimentary Hamper, WiFi, Towels Provided

    Patchwork quilts, low wooden beams and a farmhouse kitchen, Juliann’s Cottage at the bottom of a cobbled street is the epitome of the quintessential English quaintness. The interior has that perfect cosy feel, but if you were worried you’d miss out on the luxury of modern amenities, the cottage boasts an impressive walk-in shower and a new bespoke fitted kitchen.

    It consists of two bedrooms for four guests and a warm, snug living room with highland tartan, a traditional fireplace and a seated window – perfect for reading.

    Parking is available 10 yards from the property with the cottage being situated in the heart of the picturesque market town of Pickering. It’s a town that’s famous for the Steam railways, Pickering Castle, fishing, and a great selection of pubs, wine bars, tea rooms and restaurants; not to mention the shops and the vintage flea market.

    • Situated: Rosedale Abbey, Yorkshire
    • Accommodates: 4
    • Amenities: WiFi, Private Garden, Fireplace, Secure Parking

    With shaded seating in a leafy courtyard, a quaint cottage with french windows and stunning views of rugged rolling countryside, The Cottage at Low Farm is a place rich in beauty. Enjoy time with the family and pups in the lush garden or venture into Rosedale Abbey village.

    Being in the heart of the North York Moors, it’s the perfect place for those Instagram-perfect views and to see all that North Yorkshire has to offer.

    Places To Visit In Yorkshire

    North Yorkshire contains two National Parks: the Yorkshire Dales to the east and the North York Moors to the west. Both offer rugged and awe-inspiring beauty and are perfect for walkers to explore with miles of a footpath through the dramatic landscape.

    While you’re there, be sure to explore the grand estates, including Newby Hall and Castle Howard as well as the atmospheric Malham Cove, famous for its waterfall and limestone carvings that were featured on the set of Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows.

    If you’re roaming the moors, you can’t miss out Haworth, the famous picturesque village of the Bronte sisters. And to really walk in the shoes of the famous sisters, why not visit their family home that is now the Bronte Parsonage Museum?

    The Coast

    Sea-side towns like Scarborough remain popular for that classic beachside resort experience including pretty beach huts and donkey rides. If you venture further north along the coast, you’ll find the famous fishing town that is Robin Hood’s Bay with its winding cobbled streets, smugglers secrets and dramatic cliffs.

    And of course, you can’t talk about the Yorkshire coast without mentioning the gothic fishing town of Whitby – famous for its culture and the horror novel, Dracula that brings the magnificent Goth Weekend every Halloween.

    Towns and Cities

    As well as the Shambles street in the magnificent medieval city of York, there are a few other city sights that are truly worth the visit too. Ripon is very pretty with a quiet country charm, despite being a cathedral city. It may be small but it packs a punch with grand historical buildings and a gothic cathedral that dates back to the 7th Century.

    Known as the North’s answer to Bath, the spa town of Harrogate is rich in genteel streets and renowned for spas and luscious gardens. Find out where it got its spa water with the Royal Pump Room Museum and pay a visit to Betty’s – the famous tea-room that transports you back into Edwardian times.

    The traditional village of Ingleton is also a magical place to visit with the Ribblehead Viaduct, the White Scar Caves and the beautiful Ingleton Waterfall Trail.

    How To Get To Yorkshire

    As England’s largest county, Yorkshire is endless in the jewels it offers with breathtaking natural beauty, grand stately homes, charming villages and picturesque coastlines. And to make sure you get the most out of your holiday, it’s important to check a few things.

    The towns and cities are handy for transport links, however, if you’re not driving then we advise checking the location of your cottage in relation to the town and the train station as many villages and cottages in Yorkshire can be very rural.