Dog Friendly Cottages in Somerset

Somerset is a shire county in South West England which should not be overlooked when looking for the best place to take the dogs for a holiday filled with family fun. The county has towns within it such as the internationally recognised Glastonbury, and the area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB) that is Quantock Hills.

Somerset has so much to offer, you’ll wonder where to start. From the beautiful heritage of Bath, to the Cheddar Gorge nestled in the Mendips and the mysterious caves of Wookey Hole.

4 Dog Friendly Cottages Found

Shephard’s Retreat

Charlton Mackrell, Somerton TA11 6AB, UK

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Shephard’s Retreat is a dog-friendly first-floor apartment in an architect-designed two-storey house,…

From £284 per week
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The Barn

The Barn, Rose Cottage, Church Lane, Compton Bishop BS26 2HB, United Kingdom

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The Barn, a dog-friendly detached cottage sits alongside the owner’s cottage at…

From £336 per week
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Castle Orchard

1 Castle Orchard, Penselwood, Wincanton BA9 8NH, UK

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Castle Orchard is a dog-friendly terraced stone cottage, situated in an Area…

From £343 per week
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Quantock Hide

Holford, Bridgwater TA5 1SG, UK

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Quantock Hide is a dog-friendly, truly luxurious escape situated on a country…

From £1,187 per week
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Somerset travel guides


Take the dogs to Somerset

Somerset Glastonbury TorKnown for its fantastic holiday cottages, 156 varieties of apple and therefore delicious cider, Cheddar Gorge (and the cheese that’s made there), its breathtaking greenery and its presence along the Severn Estuary, Somerset has all the features of a prime holiday destination.

If you’re looking for a justification as to why Somerset is the perfect dog-friendly holiday destination, then the opportunity for varied walking ought to be considered first. There’s the hill of Glastonbury Tor, which, once summitte, offers the most breathtaking view of the green surrounds which stretch for miles. You won’t go far wrong with the picturesque beauty of Hestercombe gardens, either, and the rich English heritage and sprawling gardens of Muchelney Abbey are a sight for sore eyes. Then there’s the sheer space and paths at Stockhill Wood and finally, you could visit Dunster Gallox Bridge, which boasts charming streams and meandering walkways.

It’s important to remember that these areas are pretty big, and unless you’re a family of athletes, they don’t need to be completed in one day. In fact, you could probably spend a whole holiday exploring different paths in and around Glastonbury if you wanted to. The joy is that you can do it whichever suits you best, whether you stick to the immediate surrounds of your cottage, or whether you hop in the car and see what the whole area has to offer. Either way, you’re not going to run out of things to do in this neck of the woods.

Then of course you’ve got the variety of activities that the county offers those looking for an interesting family day-out which is active (and therefore inclusive for dogs) but not strictly “exercise” (holidays are for fun too, you know).

Somerset Cheddar GorgeThe Mendip Hills is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy the little towns and villages that surround it. Cheddar Gorge and Caves mean you can explore caves, walk, and eat cheese (though that last one’s for you, dogs are not partial to cheese, however fine).

Dunster Castle gives you a taste of the area’s Anglo-Saxon history, from the old watermill on the bank of the River Avill to the castle’s architecture and interiors itself.

Montacute House, on the other hand, brings to light the area’s Elizabethan Renaissance history through the house’s architecture and design, and it’s owned by the National Trust who famously keep their properties in tip-top shape and are always fond of canine companions.