Best dog-friendly cottages in Derbyshire holiday cottages

Best dog-friendly cottages in Derbyshire

Jemima Kirkwood 21 November 2019

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We know how important your dogs are to you and that they are part of the family too. So, you can forget the need to book your pooch into a kennel because we have plenty of dog-friendly cottages in Derbyshire which welcome you all. 

The Peak District in Derbyshire offers a wonderful location for you and your chum to get out and about exploring, and it suits a wide range of canine ages and abilities. For the adventurous energy-fuelled dog there are lots of hilly expeditions and undiscovered trails to undertake, many which usually end in muddy paws and a tired pup – mission accomplished! For the slower-paced pooch, the lowlands of White Peak would be an obvious choice as well as the many forests and woodland walks which invite a relaxed paced and lots of viewpoints to rest at. If it’s puppy's first trip away, follow some shorter walks with afternoons in cosy pubs enjoying good food and drink!

With so many establishments welcoming dogs now, taking your fluffy friend away could not be easier. Read our guide on how to enjoy a dog-friendly Peak District holiday to pick up ideas on where to go with the dog and fill up your itinerary. There are endless opportunities to make the holiday fun for them too!

Here are some dog-friendly cottages in Derbyshire which will offer the perfect base to explore from and which also offer a cosy space to relax in.

Stay in a romantic cottage – pup won’t know it’s a third wheel!

Thors View Cottage – sleeps 2

Two pets welcome.

This is a pretty and romantic cottage with a touch of extravagance set on the edge of Warslow. Inside the cottage is cute and compact. The original features - like wooden ceiling beams, exposed stone walls and a stone fireplace - mixed with modern furnishings, soft colour palettes and quirky touches make for a proper country cottage experience. The wooden flooring throughout makes it less of a hassle to keep clean which suits having a dog in here well, and the wood burner in the sitting room will offer a cosy place to sleep after long days out. From the back garden, you can enjoy views out over fields and the rolling countryside, and the paved seating area offers the perfect place to sit with a glass of wine and a BBQ of an evening whilst pooch has a snooze by the outdoor log stove.

Doggy points

  • Enclosed garden for safety
  • Wooden floors throughout
  • Open fire for cosy sleeping
  • Outdoor seating area
  • Dog-friendly pub nearby
  • Countryside walks from the doorstep

Stay in a quirky cottage where he can nap in style!

Long Meadow Barn – sleeps 2

One pet welcome.

This is a charming traditional stone house which is nestled in spacious grounds on the edge of the pretty old market town of Wirksworth. You can enjoy beautiful views across the valley when staying here and the surrounding landscape lends itself well to outdoor walking and exploring. Wirksworth itself if full of shops, cafes and restaurants so it won’t be hard to hunt down a few eateries that welcome the dog and offer good grub! Inside, the barn is a charming hub of comfort with an open-plan living space, double bedroom and wood burner. This stylish barn cottage is full of character and charm, and will be a nice base for you and the pooch.

Doggy points

  • Close to Matlock, Bakewell and Chatsworth House (dog-friendly grounds)
  • Easy access to High Peak Trail, Carsington Reservoir and Black Rocks
  • Access to owners’ grounds for play time
  • Cosy wood burner for afternoon naps
  • Walks on the doorstep

Stay in a family farmhouse where they can run free!

Oak Farm – Sleeps 8

Two pets welcome.

Sleeping eight, this spacious farmhouse is ideal for family get-togethers and groups of friends looking to explore the surrounding area of Derbyshire. It offers a space for a relaxing stay, and the hot tub and games room will keep everyone entertained for hours. There is a warming wood burner in the sitting room perfect for down time while puppy naps by the fire and outside you will find a fully enclosed garden which will keep everyone safe while they play. Located in Cromford, this is a location with easy access to explore surrounding villages, the National Park and lots of countryside walks.

Doggy points

  • Enclosed garden with plenty of space
  • Games room to join in the fun
  • Aga for drying off next to and sleeping
  • Wood burner for naps
  • Dog-friendly pubs close by
  • BBQ for tasty outdoor meals

Stay in a luxury cottage where pooch can feel pampered

Brook Edge Cottage – sleeps 6

Two pets welcome.

Situated on the edge of the Peak District National Park, this charming stone house is in a tranquil spot surrounded by a spacious garden in the idyllic village of Barlow. With numerous footpaths leading out of the village, this is a dog owner’s heaven with easy access to the countryside of Derbyshire. The house itself is well set up for groups and families alike, with comfortable living spaces, luxurious furnishings and fittings, and stylish décor. The family kitchen has a lovely big table in it - perfect for family mealtimes - and there is a handy utility space which will keep the outdoor kit in one place; this could be a cosy place for pup to sleep too. The double doors in the sitting room open out onto the garden making it easy to keep your eye on everyone as they play. There is a sheltered hot tub and BBQ area too!

Doggy points

  • Large enclosed garden
  • Easy-to-clean flooring
  • Friendly village setting
  • National Park for plenty of walks
  • Plenty of space for two dogs

Stay in a cottage that caters for many legs!

The White Cottage – sleeps 8

Three pets welcome.

This is an outstanding 16th-century country house which is special and unique in many ways as it fuses traditional features with modern and stylish touches. The cosy family kitchen comes complete with an Aga, perfect for warming the dog up after days out. The dining room boasts a table large enough to seat everyone for sociable mealtimes, and the wood burner will add that extra warmth to any gathering. With two living rooms, there are plenty of places to sit and relax, and plenty of places for the pooch to sleep! There are many country walks from the doorstep and walkers can enjoy spectacular views and the opportunity to observe an abundance of wild flowers, animals and bird-life. The large lawned gardens are studded with mature trees, providing the perfect place for kids and dogs to run off some energy.

Doggy points

  • Large enclosed garden with seating area for the humans
  • BBQ and fire pit for evenings outside
  • Two wood burners and an Aga to snooze in front of
  • Pubs and shops nearby
  • Walks on the doorstep


Taking the dog on holiday can relieve many stresses and keeps everyone happy, so make sure you check out our full range of dog-friendly accommodation before making your decision to leave them behind or not. The Peak District in Derbyshire can offer a full itinerary of activities and adventures so keep it in mind for your next break away.

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