The Canine Directory’s recent survey showed that 90% of dog owners like to take their dogs on holiday. This is great news, there are so many benefits to taking your dog on holiday, for you and your four-legged friend:

  • Quality time together – that’s right.  You can snuggle up and relax together in the evenings, and you can spend precious time together exploring new sites.  Just you, your family and your dog – no work or other commitments to get in the way.
  • Exercise – You will all benefit from the extra exercise you get as you stroll around your new surroundings, taking in the fresh air and sights.
  • Bonding – all pets love to spend time with their owners, and what better way than when you are all relaxed on your family holiday?
  • New experiences – Do you get bored of the same routine? Chances are your dog does too, so being able to enjoy new experiences together is a great way to create happy memories.
Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage Teesdale

But what do you look for when choosing somewhere extra special?

Do you want somewhere in the country where you can relax away from the hustle and bustle of daily life?

Perhaps you are looking for somewhere with endless options to keep you and your dog occupied. 

Or maybe you just want somewhere cozy where you can enjoy some serious downtime and cuddles with your pooch.

Well Laverock Holiday Cottages have it all. 

Based in the fantastic dog walking country in Teesdale, near Barnard Castle, this 50-acre farm is situated in the Northern Pennines stunning Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The two cottages have been tastefully converted from 18th century byres, into fully dog-friendly properties that boast modern amenities while retaining some original features.  Each cottage can sleep up to 5 humans and welcomes 4 dogs free of charge.  (Further dogs are welcome for an additional fee).

Dog Friendly Cottages Pennines

What Makes Laverock Holiday Cottages Truly Dog-Friendly?

As dog-lovers themselves, they know how important it is for your dogs to feel at home while on holiday, so they’ve made sure they can have as much fun as you do.

They understand that at the end of a busy day your dogs like to cuddle on the sofa with you, all they ask is that you bring your own throws to cover the furniture.

You can relax in your own, private and secure garden, and each cottage has a purpose-built dog shower room. So, you don’t need to worry about your dog’s exploring, they can scrub up in a nice warm shower.

They have not one, but two secure paddocks for your dogs to burn off some energy, while you enjoy the stunning views, and they’re free for guests to use.

The fully equipped, indoor agility arena is the perfect place for you and your dogs to develop your bond as you learn how to navigate the course together in record time.  They offer lessons for first-time agility-goers or for more experienced pups you can hire the arena exclusively.

Laverock Holiday Cottages have so much to offer for human and dogs, it really is the perfect getaway.

UK Dog Friendly Cottage

Laverock Holiday Cottages

Mandy Bainbridge, owner of Laverock Holiday Cottages said “When we say we’re dog friendly, we absolutely mean it.  We love dogs so much that our cottages are purpose-built for the comfort of our four-legged guests.  We have nine dogs ourselves and they are very much part of the Bainbridge family.

Our 50-acre farm hosts nursery sheep-dog trials, and we have competed at Crufts and in the UK Flyball Finals, before developing our passion for canine agility.

There are so many factors that make Laverock Holiday Cottages a unique and unforgettable experience for you and your dogs.

Guests get to know the animals and even help with lambing.  The endless views are just wonderful, and our secure paddocks and agility arena are thoroughly enjoyed by our guests. And that’s without exploring the infinite walks and local attractions that are just on our doorstep.

We are proud to be celebrating our 10th anniversary this year and we have enjoyed every minute of our journey.  The setting here is truly magical, it is like The Lakes without the tourists.

If you’re thinking about sneaking in another break before winter hits, or you’re already planning next year’s holiday, we’d love to welcome you and your furbabies to Laverock Holiday Cottages.”

Dog Agility Arena to Hire

Want to know more?

To find out more or to book your next break away visit, phone 07557 309952 or email

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