Pets in holiday cottages and self catering accommodation
You may prefer to take your pet on your self catering holiday. They are part of the family and you may want to take them on your holiday with you. It can also be cheaper to take them with you than to leave them in Kennels for the duration of your holiday. Some holiday cottage owners and self catering accommodation booking agencies charge a small fee, typically £10-20, per pet whilst others may let you take your pet(s) for free.
Always check the details of the cottage to see what they allow and how many pets you can take.
In Any case you should follow these rules and guidelines:
- Keep your pets off the furniture
- Exercise your pets outside the garden
- Don't leave pets unattended in the holiday cottages or self catering accommodation
- Remove pet hairs from carpets before you leave the holiday cottages or self catering accommodation
- Do not allow pets upstairs or in the bedrooms
- Dogs must be under strict control at all times while on the property
- Any fouling of lawns etc., must be cleaned up
- The owner must bring the dog's bed or basket for sleeping in and the dog's own bowls
- Gardens in holiday cottages or self catering accommodation may not be escape proof. Ensure that your dog is not allowed to escape.
- If you are taking a holiday on the coast remember that dog bans apply at certain beaches
- Ensure there is no sign of the pet when you leave
- Any damage or extra cleaning costs will be your responsibility
Remember to include your pets in the booking form.
Some holiday cottage owners indicate how many pets are allowed with phrases such as "1 Pet", "2 Pets", "1 well behaved dog","Pets Welcome - free of charge","Pet by arrangement", etc. "Pets welcome" normally means that you can take up to three pets, but check with the holiday cottage owner or self catering accommodation booking agency.