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Pet Friendly Cottages in the Lake District

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Sending a pet to a kennel whilst you are on holiday can be inconvenient should there not be a kennel local to where you live, expensive and many owners hate the thought of having to leave their dog or pet when they go away. Taking a dog abroad has its problems with quarantining etc but if the holiday is in the UK, so why not take your pet? It is now far easier to take your pet away with you without compromising on the choice of holiday. In fact, there are now pet friendly hotels which a few years ago, was almost unheard of.

Self catering holidays are an ideal type of holiday when taking a pet away. A self catering property has the space for the dog as many are like home from homes and it enables the ease when feeding and the storing of pet and dog food for example. The Lake District is heaven for dogs with endless walking routes and for the owners, the spectacular scenery coupled with an excellent range of Lake District cottage properties to stay in. Not all Lake District self catering cottages allow dogs, so asking prior to booking is advisable but properties that do allow pets are becoming increasingly more available. Some even let pets go free which makes taking a pet with you far cheaper than kennelling. After all, it is reported that there are around 27 million pets in the UK with 43% of UK households having at least one pet.
France is renowned for allowing dogs almost everywhere which in turn, means a huge number of UK holiday makers venture over there with their dogs. That means the UK tourism industry is missing out on that market to some extent. With the Euro being so poor against the pound at present, it is the perfect opportunity for Lake District cottage owners and other self catering properties in the UK.

Directories are available that list pet friendly and dog friendly tourism businesses which is very helpful. Self catering management and marketing companies always report high number of enquiries for dog friendly cottages and actively advise their clients to allow dogs and pets. As long as there is a separate pet policy document that is sent out and signed by the owners then any damage or other problems are the responsibility of the owner.

It is not always appropriate or right to take a pet on holiday should the destination, type of accommodation or the activities on the holiday not be suitable for a pet. The Lake District on the other hand is one destination with a great choice of <a href=””target=”_blank”>Lake District cottages</a> and other self catering properties to stay in that both family and Fido with enjoy equally. This kind of holiday is a real get away and brings even more enjoyment for families.

Within the Lake District there are a number of different terrains so a self catering property can be found to suit any age of both dog or owner from the flatter east side to the rugged western Lake District.


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  • Posted On May 22, 2012
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