7 cool dog-friendly glamping staycays for (very) happy hounds!

Posted on 2nd Apr 2023. In , , ,


Glamping staycays are a fabulous way to explore undiscovered nooks and corners of the UK. Of course, if you’re mama to a fur baby or two – and haven’t yet been on a glamp weekend – you might be wondering if bringing a dog glamping is possible or sensible?

Short answer is ‘it depends’. Some glamping stays in the UK are on farmland with livestock in the surrounding fields, which can mean bringing ‘spirited’ pets is tricky – if dogs are allowed at all. Other sites specify how many dogs you can bring (with a maximum limit), many charge a fee per dog, understandably, or only allow for well-behaved dogs on site – again, understandably.

So, double check the details before you book a weekend break with your dog. It’s also worth asking whether dog-friendly extras are provided to keep your dog comfortable or whether you need to pack doggy essentials to ensure your four-legged friend stays happy.

Of course, many glamping sites are run by dog-owning families and have made their rural stays exceptionally dog-friendly. With doggy wash stations for cleaning muddy paws or complimentary canine treats for good girls and boys. Below you’ll find 7 glamping dog friendly breaks from our partners Unique hideways sure to set tails wagging: from shepherd’s huts with great walks to dreamy cabins near beautiful dog-friendly beaches.

So, grab your eco poop bags and your doggy weekend away bag and go get the great outdoors with your very best friend.


This article has been sponsored by our partner Unique hideaways. All glamping suggestions have been carefully selected based on their location, unique character, and suitability for dogs. Unique hideaways offer more inspiration here. We may earn an affiliate commission if you book anything via the links below.


Glamping Staycay | Dog Friendly | No.1

Tree Tops Cabin, Cornwall

Sleeps 2 | Cabin | Parking | WiFi

From £68 per night (based on a 7 night stay)

Prices: get latest availability and prices 

Slot into this dog-friendly cabin for the weekend and you’ll be nested alongside the birds. Because Tree Tops Cabin is just that: a timber nook for 2 bedded into the Cornish countryside and hidden amongst trees. The outside is swimming with greenery with views rolling down into the valley below. You can easily lose a day sat on the secluded deck, four-legged friend at your feet, with a book in hand.

Inside, the dreamy whitewashed spaces are beachy in personality with plenty of luxe touches: including a toasty wood-burner and a fabulous king-sized bed which faces the floor-to-ceiling windows, giving you a gorgeous Cornish vista whilst you breakfast in bed. There’s also a neat kitchen area with mini-oven and two-ring hob as well as an en-suite shower-room, complete with WC, wash-basin, shower, hot running water and a heated towel rail.

Why it’s great for dog-lovers: This super-stylish glamping cabin gives you and your pet the best of both worlds. Owners will love the cosy, comfortable interiors and secluded location away from the rest of the world. Dogs will love the bountiful selection of pet-friendly beaches just nearby, including Cadwith Cove and Kennack Sands. As well as easy access to the South West Coast Path where you can fill your lungs with sea air.

The dog-friendly location: Tree Tops Cabin roost just above Cadgwith, one of the prettiest coastal villages on Cornwall’s Lizard peninsula with its thatched cottages, 300-year-old dog-friendly pub and boat trips. What’s more, Cadgwith Cove is a dog-friendly beach in Cornwall. Just make sure you stick to the section of beach with the boats and the slipway, because the beach to the right has restricted dog access during the summer months.

Any extras for your pet: Complimentary biscuits for your dog. Woof woof.

Need to knows: Only one dog is allowed

Packing list must-haves: Light-up dog collar to keep your pet seen and safe; portable dog water dispenser


Glamping Staycay | Dog Friendly | No.2

Yealm Safari, Devon

Sleeps 6 | Safari Tent | Hot Tub

From £180 per night (based on a 7 night stay)

Prices: get latest availability and prices 

Yealm Safari Tent is dog-friendly glamping with a VIP pass for 6 of you. Come here to hang out as a group under canvas – and not just any old canvas. This safari tent is as good-looking as they come: with a Scandi coastal theme that’s all fur throws and natural textures with plenty of high-end touches to ensure humans are super comfortable and hounds are happy. Including radiators in the bedrooms, luxury linens, piles of cushions, electrical sockets, hot running water, a wood-fired range and a hot tub.

Best of all, there’s a heap of fun activities to enjoy in the summer months on-site at this glamping spot: spa treatments in the wellness room, a pizza barn, a games room and a playground (ideal if you’re bringing the kids and the dog).

Why it’s great for dog-lovers: Yealm Safari Tent is set in a field, so your dog can really stretch their legs. Plus, the tent is fabulously spacious inside so there’s loads of curl-up corners for your pet to chill out in at night or during the day. There’s also a dog-friendly Orchard Walk onsite for you both and this glamping site has plenty of dog waste bins too.

The dog-friendly location: You’ll find Yealm Safari Tent in the heart of Devon’s South Hams, in a peaceful valley. Totnes, Paignton and Dartmouth are all nearby, as is the the fabulous coastline. South Devon and South Hams has a number of dog-friendly beaches you could explore, such as North Sands at Goodrington and Castle Cove in Dartmouth (both are dog-friendly all year around). At Dartmoor National Park, which is right on your doorstep, you can walk your dog in most areas. Agatha Christie’s former holiday home at Greenway is another must-see nearby and you’re welcome to visit with dogs.

Any extras for your pet: Maybe a cheeky nibble of your pizza, but nothing else that we’ve been told

Need to knows: Two dogs are allowed but they must be over one year old.

Packing list must-haves: Waterproof, washable dog blanket to protect beds and sofas; dog treat pouch


Glamping Staycay | Dog Friendly | No.3

The Bird Box, Cornwall

Sleeps 2 | Timber Cabin | Outdoor Bath

From £100 per night (based on a 7 night stay)

Prices: get latest availability and prices

Every spring the garden wrapping around The Bird Box explodes with colour creating your very own Eden to enjoy with your furry friend. Your dog will love having a good sniff amongst the willow trees, bluebells, and daffodils. And whilst they do, you can slink further into your outdoor bubble bath or deeper into the meadow hammock.

That’s not to say this is only a spring dog-friendly retreat. No, no. This superb cabin for two loved-up humans is a year-round staycay thanks to the wood burner, thickly layered double bed, sheepskins and electric radiator. In fact, you could stay indoors for your entire holiday gazing at the skies through the stargazing skylight – the only time you’d need to nip outside, other than for daily walkies, would be to use the stand-alone shower room and compost loo.

Why it’s great for dog-lovers: The large enclosed garden is a real paradise for your dog to burn off some energy. There’s so much for them to investigate whatever seasons it is. Which means you can take it easy, knowing they’re happy and safe whilst still having ‘eyes on’ them as they explore.

The dog-friendly location: Rooted near rugged Bodmin Moor in the north of Cornwall and tucked away down a quiet country lane, The Bird Box gives you a majestic and wild landscape to explore with your pet. You can walk dogs on Bodmin Moor if they’re on leads and there are plenty of dog-friendly woodland walks and attractions in this part of Cornwall. What’s more the North and South coast of Cornwall is within easy access so it’s not difficult to get to the dog-friendly beaches from your glamping spot.

Any extras for your pet: You may find a few doggy treats waiting in The Bird Box, alongside the complimentary robes left for you.

Need to knows: Only one dog is allowed

Packing list must-haves: Dirtbag drying towel for dogs; Ruff and Tumble drying mittens


Glamping Staycay | Dog Friendly | No.4

Y Berllan Hideaway, Pembrokeshire

Sleeps 4 | Log Cabin | Wood Burner

From £82 per night (based on a 7 night stay)

Prices: get latest availability and prices

This charming log cabin would be right at home on a Swiss hilltop. Instead, you’ll find it waiting in stunning North Pembrokeshire not far from Fishguard. Hansel and Gretel in looks and alpine in setting (hidden in a delightful woodland glade), this is a glamping stay with dogs where you can really get to know this beautiful part of Wales.

The open plan wooden interior is brimming with Heidi-esque character and spacious enough for 4 of you to get along together just merrily. Soak up the captivating forest views through the wide patio windows or chill on the wooden decked balcony throwing the ball for Fido into the garden in front.  On a cooler evening gather around the table for good food after a day of coastline dog walks, or spend time around the fire-pit on a starry night.

Why it’s great for dog-lovers: Simply perfect glamping for dogs thanks to the size of the cabin and the large garden where they’ll be thoroughly entertained by the different sights and smells. The covered wooden veranda and wooden floors inside are a bonus if you come back from a walk with muddy feet and paws. And the log burner is a great spot for them to snooze by after a hard day’s playing fetch.

The dog-friendly location: You and your pet pooch will be spoilt for choice. Pembrokeshire is a haven for dog walkers with plenty of suitable walking routes and stunning dog-friendly beaches to discover and enjoy together. You can head off on countryside walks directly from the log cabin itself and near Y Berllan Hideaway there are two wonderful beaches: Pwllgwaelod Beach and Newport Sands where dogs are allowed all year round.

Any extras for your pet: Not that we’ve been told about.

Need to knows: More than 1 dog allowed

Packing list must-haves: Doggy car seat; KONG Fold-up travel bowl set


Glamping Staycay | Dog Friendly | No.5

La Cabine Francise, Dorset

Sleeps 2 | Shepherd’s Hut | Wood Burner

From £160 per night (based on a 7 night stay)

Prices: get latest availability and prices

La Cabine Francise gives glamping with dogs a serious chic upgrade. The interiors of the main hut on this little two-hut glamping site is full of French va-va-voom. Vintage hand-carved furniture blends effortlessly with the Provence soft furnishings and is completed with elegant extra touches to ensure your doggy getaway is truly a la mode: luxury linens, toiletries, under-floor heating, king-sized bed, and log burner.

Near the hut you sleep and cook in, there’s an ‘ooh la la’ living area with a reclining sofa for you and your pet to snuggle on. Throw open the double doors during nice weather and watch the owner’s sheep grazing nearby. Alternatively, pour yourself a glass of French red and prep a cheese board to enjoy outside by the fire pit… magnifique!

Why it’s great for dog-lovers: You and your four-legged beau are in for a peaceful sojourn thanks to La Cabine Francise. The hut itself is tucked into a neat slice of farmland in the sleepy Dorset countryside, bordered by the owner’s sheep field. A mile away there’s a dog-friendly traditional pub set in the heart of the village; it’s easy to walk to and worth every step for the homecooked Sunday roasts.

The dog-friendly location: La Cabine Francise rests in rural Hardy County in West Dorset. At any time of year, this is a great spot for glamping with dogs. During the winter you can take it slow mooching the market towns including Bridport or Dorchester where author and poet Thomas Hardy lived and worked (we recommend a visit to Hardy’s Birthplace); in the summer it’s easy to splash around in the sea off the Jurassic Coast. Famous beaches such as Durdle Door and Kimmeridge Bay welcome canine companions all year long. Dogs are also allowed on the South West Coast Path 365 days a year. Plus, there are many pet-friendly attractions to visit. Corfe Castle and Abbotsbury Tropical Gardens are particularly good.

Any extras for your pet: Not that we’ve been told about.

Need to knows: Only 1 dog allowed

Packing list must-haves: Dexas MudBuster portable paw washer; Charlie The Vet first aid kit


Glamping Staycay | Dog Friendly | No.6

Gorse Yurt, Ceredigon

Sleeps 3 | Yurt | Wood Burner

From £100 per night (based on a 7 night stay)

Prices: get latest availability and prices

Life goes slow at Gorse Yurt. Around you are miles of rural Welsh countryside. In fact, you have to wade through the trees to reach this secluded glamping gem, but the wading is worth it. And your dog will love the walk we’re sure. Once you arrive, tip-toe up the wooden steps and don’t be surprise if you fall in love instantly with its thoughtful design and lovely furnishings.

The cocooning, calm aura of the yurt is infectious. Light falls in through the traditional Toono window above the double bed – and it’s entirely acceptable to fall straight on it with your dog for a little cloud-watching. The rest of the yurt is spacious – so a bigger dog would be happy here – yet cosy with a comfy sofa bed and charming compact kitchen complete with a two-ring gas hob, a kettle and a water container for drinking water.

Outside, there’s a raised deck covered by an awning so eating and dream al fresco, rain or shine, is not a problem. You’ll find a compost loo a few steps away from the yurt and there is also a washroom on site in the quirky shepherd’s hut that has allocated showers for both Gorse and nearby Rowan Yurt.

Why it’s great for dog-lovers: Woodland for your dog to explore, a shallow brook to splash in, a shaded deck for you both to sunbath on, and peace and quiet surrounding you – if you and your dog are looking for a less active glamping break, Gorse Yurt delivers. Plus, if your pet doesn’t get on well with other dogs then you’ll both love the seclusion and privacy of this glamping retreat. Yes, there is another Yurt on site but they are far away from one another to not be a problem.

The dog-friendly location: Your nearest town to Gorse Yurt is Lampeter, you’ll need to hop into the car with your dog to get there. When you do there are some lovely dog-friendly pubs and cafes waiting for you as well as pretty walking routes. Alternatively, head over to the picturesque fishing village of New Quay (a 30 minute drive) for an afternoon exploring, a bite to eat or a walk on New Quay’s dog-friendly beaches (restrictions apply in the summer). If you’re looking for a hike, grab your walking boots and visit Elan Valley, one of mid Wales’ most popular destinations with plenty of pet-friendly walking routes.

Any extras for your pet: Not that we know of.

Need to knows: Dogs must be kept on a lead due to livestock nearby

Packing list must-have: Dog walking backpack to make your hiking stress-free; Pets Purest calming spray for anxious dogs


Glamping Staycay | Dog Friendly | No.7

Jessie, East Sussex

Sleeps 2 | Shepherd’s Hut | Close to London

From £100 per night (based on a 7 night stay)

Prices: get latest availability and prices

Little in size, big in personality, Jessie Shepherd’s Hut sits knitted into a sweet spot, between crab apple and cherry trees, in East Sussex. As cute as a button, this charming hut is an ideal glamping go-to if your furry friend is also bijou in size. Inside, Jessie is neat and stylish with solid oak furnishings and countryside loveliness.

There’s a pretty dining area to your right as you step in – ideal for board games on a rainy day – which cleverly turns into a doughy double bed when you’re ready to tuck in for the night. The kitchen is well equipped for human and doggy dinners and the shower room at the end of the hut is modern and warm so it’s easy to  freshen up after a countryside ramble or day near the coast.

Why it’s great for dog-lovers: The garden is a big plus for high-energy, inquisitive dogs who love roaming. The intimate size of Jessie is a big plus for owners who love to snuggle closely with their pet or who have a dog that’s happy lazing by the log burner at night. If your pet is a little loud at times, you may also appreciate the seclusion of Jessie – it’s tucked away beyond a sheep field. And because the hut is the only one on this East Sussex glamping site, you won’t need to worry about coming across other dogs during your stay if that’s also a consideration.

The dog-friendly location: Less than a 10 minute walk from the pretty village of Sedlescombe, there is a well-stocked village shop and dog-friendly ‘gastro pub’ dining at the Queens Head. So, if you want to simply bounce from your shepherd’s hut to the village and back for the duration of you stay, you can. Should you and your pet fancy exploring further afield, you’re in the heart of 1066 country which welcomes dogs with open paws. Many of the attractions in 1066 Country are fully dog friendly, or allow dogs in at least part of their grounds, including the 1066 Battle Abbey and Battleground and Bodiam Boating Station. There are also plenty of pet-welcoming eateries in nearby Hastings, Rye and Battle.

Any extras for your pet: Not that we’ve been told about.

Need to knows: Not that we’ve been told about.

Packing list must-have: Woof Life travel dog bed; outdoors dog tether


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