It isn't always easy to find dog friendly accommodation when you go on holiday. A lot of hotels have a "No Pets" policy, which makes it tricky when it comes to taking your dog with you. However, at Farm Stay we can help you locate accommodation in Somerset and the South West region that is perfect for you and your pet.
Our comprehensive selection of dog
friendly accommodation includes self catering cottages with their own private gardens and B&B farmhouses right in the thick of the countryside.
One of the major benefits for dog owners of staying on a traditional working farmhouse is that dogs are almost always welcome.
In addition to dog friendly accommodation, if you're taking your pet with you on holiday then you will want access to great dog-walking areas. Somerset has a diverse landscape with numerous footpaths and leisurely walking routes ideal for dogs and owners to explore together - from ancient woodlands, coastal routes and wild moorlands to an array of historic towns and picturesque villages.
For fresh sea air and open space, there is nothing better than taking your canine friend for a bracing beach walk - Weston-Super-Mare offers plenty of unrestricted dog walking opportunities with most of the beaches having all year round access. 2 miles north is Sand Point, a hilly headland managed by the National Trust, the views are over Weston and the North Somerset Levels to the Mendips one way, and to Wales and the Severn Bridges the other and on a clear day can be breath taking.
Brean has a beautiful 3 mile beach with exciting sand dunes to explore with your dog, it is possible to walk along the beach and then climb up Brean Down for a lovely view of the countryside and over the water. Most other beaches in the Somerset area are also restriction free, but some operate a May-September restriction, so worth checking before you set off.
This world-famous beauty spot of Cheddar Gorge is one of Somerset’s best known attractions – a great day out for all and a place where they welcome dogs.
There are also a number of National Trust properties that are happy for you to bring your dog to…The gardens and park at Montacute near Yeovil, are just perfect for a walk, and if you're feeling energetic you can take a ramble up to St. Michael's Hill. The parkland surrounding Dunster Castle is the perfect place to roam around, and the River Anvil is good for a quick dip and a cool off/drink. The castle gardens welcome dogs on short leads.
There are also plenty of opportunities for walking with your dog in the Exmoor Moorland which straddles Somerset and Devon.
The West Somerset Railway recognises that dogs are an important part of family life for many people and that they do not wish their pet to miss out on a day trip to the seaside or into the beautiful Somerset countryside, so welcome dogs on their trains.
For anyone looking to take a holiday in the UK with their dog, Somerset offers plenty to keep you and your dog occupied.Here are Farm Stay’s selection of Dog Friendly Holiday properties in Somerset.