Dog Friendly Cottages and Bed & Breakfasts in Northamptonshire
Northamptonshire is a hidden gem of a place to holiday with a dog, with the county having a range of dog friendly attractions. Farm Stay dog friendly B&Bs and holiday cottages are the ideal place to stay with your canine companion, and your host can offer you plenty of good advice such as local pubs that welcome dogs, or local attractions and walks.
One of the major benefits of staying on a farm or rural holiday cottage or B&B where dogs are welcomed, is that the property is nestled right within the countryside - perfect for walking your dog and exploring the beautiful scenery. They can provide an independence and freedom on your holiday that you would not find staying at a hotel.
Daventry Country Park has a lovely walk suitable for dogs – a flat path runs around the perimeter of the reservoir, so bring a towel if your dog likes water! The route passes through meadows, woodland, and well behaved dogs can be off lead for the whole walk. There are also bird hides to stop and view the wildlife. It's great for children as you can feed the ducks, have a bite to eat at the cafe, or take a picnic and play in the adventure playground (just note that dogs aren't allowed in this gated area)
Salcey Forest is an oasis of nature only 7 miles from the centre of Northampton. Wildlife and history are in abundance at this ancient semi-natural woodland. There are extensive trails to help you explore the forest, with three walking trails, two of which are surfaced easy-access paths. Or you might fancy going off the main track into the woods which would require your wellies! The dogs can go off lead all the way round the site. The visitor hub has a cafe, toilets, a fenced children's play area, information point and picnic areas.
Dogs on leads are welcome at Kirby Hall, one of England's greatest Elizabethan mansions; why not take a wander around the gardens, ruined areas, and grounds with your dog, and explore all that it has to offer?
Northamptonshire has plenty to offer for everyone, with woodland, parks and grounds you will never be short of dog-friendly activities right on the doorstep from your holiday cottage or B&B.
Here are Farm Stay’s selection of Dog Friendly Holiday properties in Northamptonshire.