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Bringing Your Pet With You for a Holiday Cottage Break

February 21, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 158

Bringing a dog with you to a holiday cottage can be a challenging experience. Everyone in the family wants to have a good time but it isn't as simple as just jumping in the car and setting off into the distance. There are a plethora of rules and regulations for you to consider before even leaving your house and it is wise that you do your homework before making an unsuitable booking.


Over the last decade the standard of holiday home furnishings in the United Kingdom has improved dramatically and naturally owners have become a lot more discerning on who they let stay with them.

So whilst the product is a lot better, the level of choice has been reduced. Some of this decline has been countered by more properties entering the market but leaving it late can lead to panic booking the wrong property for your needs.


Like you, your pet probably doesn't enjoy long journeys in the car. Simply taking regular breaks, allowing for the call of nature and a stretch of the legs, will take a lot of the stress away.


Once on holiday, the guest making the booking is liable for any damage caused at a holiday home for the time that they occupy it, so bringing an unruly pet could have financial consequences! The property itself is usually owned by a private individual, who is unlikely to accept damage above reasonable wear and tear. Remember to bring your own pet basket with you and your pet is going to be a lot more settled in themselves.


There is also the additional cost of bringing your pet, very few allow pets free of charge. It is reasonable to assume there is extra cleaning involved and charges usually sit around £20-£30. Take note of whether this charge is per booking or per pet.


However, at the end of the day, many people do not like to think of their pet being left behind and they are an integral part of the family. The good news is there are still many rural and coastal cottages willing to accept pets (different rules for assistance dogs) and a bit of planning before you leave can make all the difference.

Most websites have special sections for pet friendly properties, helping you to find suitable properties with ease. Availability can be somewhat stretched during peak summer weeks but the shoulder months of May, June and September provide ample opportunity for good value breaks.

Further information on this topic can be found at pet friendly cottages which also has a page filled with pet welcome offers making your money stretch that little bit further. The main site is a useful resource for guests and property owners alike.

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