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8 dog-friendly holiday homes you can rent in the North West

If you are a dog owner you will understand the struggle of getting away for a weekend; if you can’t get someone to look after your pet then you will have to take them with you.

Luckily, there is plenty of luxe and top-quality accommodation on our doorstep that welcome pets and animals.

Using Vrbo, a leading vacation rental online marketplace, we have tracked down just some great places available in the North West:


The Barn at Old Bounty Farm

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On Vrbo, this accommodation has a five star rating.

One reviewer wrote: “Beautiful property in quiet location, very well equipped and comfortable. We will definitely stay here again.”

The rural barn conversion benefits from a shared garden which has outdoor seating and children’s play equipment.

It can sleep four people- and it obviously welcomes pets as long as they are not left unattended.

Average cost per night is £65

Wrea Green cottage

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This gorgeous three bedroom cottage is in “one of the country’s prettiest villages”.

It is described as: “A semi-detached cottage with a large garden, secure parking, spacious rooms all renovated to the highest standard, and a kitchen full of everything you’ll need for an idyllic break away from everyday life.”

It’s situated in Wrea Green, Preston it it’s £90 a night on average.

Up to two pets of any size are allowed.


A pet-friendly narrow boat

Lancashire Telegraph: Fancy a narrow boat holiday?Fancy a narrow boat holiday?

Ever fancied holidaying in a narrow boat in Northwich?

This one sleeps two people- and there is also room for a four legged friend.

The boat has a galley, lounge, double bed and shower compartment with sink and toilet facilities.

The marina has an inside and outside dining area serving breakfast, lunch and snacks throughout the day overlooking the Trent & Mersey Canal.

A fifteen minute walk along the canal side will take you to a local pub or to the town centre if you’re feeling more energetic

Average price is £102 per night.

Cosy Cheshire farm house

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This cosy accommodation is just outside Altrincham in Little Bollington.

It’s the ideal space if you just want to get away from it all as it is rurally located but still has modern amenities.

It dates back to the 16th century, with rustic oak beams and a log burner outside.

It has 6 bedrooms and can sleep 17 in total.

A hot tub is available at an extra cost.

Average price is £618 per night.

Greater Manchester

Luxe Penthouse

Lancashire Telegraph: Penthouse stay anyone?Penthouse stay anyone?

On a city break in Manchester’s Spinningfields?

If so, then this luxurious accommodation could be ideal.

The penthouse has all the modern amenities you could need, including underfloor heating, advanced mobile controlled mood lighting system, home audio sound system, home theatre and automated blinds/curtains.

The sophisticated kitchen area boasts Italian decor, with bespoke Corian work surfaces and Miele appliances throughout

According to the description: “The master bedroom suite is lavishly decorated and features a beautifully fitted en suite bathroom and bespoke his-and-her dressing rooms.”

It can sleep up to six people and the average price is £560 per night.

Cosy cottage with a touch of luxury

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This cottage received a 4.8/5 rating on Vrbo.

It sleeps up to four people and is ideal for people looking for a snug getaway.

The cottage is situated in Delph, Oldham and is said to have been “refurbished to a high standard.”

There is a private sun trap patio outside with uninterrupted views of the hills with table and chairs to enjoy your breakfast or glass of wine outside.

Average price per night is £82.


Character cottage with mountain views

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Speaking about this cottage, one former guest wrote: “Loved this place, so quiet and peaceful for a getaway.

“Lovely pub a couple miles walk, really good location to get around the lakes. Amazing views. Little enclosed garden great for our sausage dogs. Would definitely return!”

The cottage sleeps two people and it is situated in the heart of the Lake District in a village called Scales.

The property description reads: “Enjoy panoramic views across open countryside towards Blencathra, the Mungrisedale fells and the Helvellyn fells to the South.

“This one-bedroom, self-catered, cosy cottage is full of character and surrounded by wildlife. With panoramic views of the mountains you won’t want to leave.”

There is a mature woodland by the patio and the garden is fully enclosed and dog-friendly.

Average price per night is £100.

Accomodation ideal for walkers

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Another cottage makes this list.

Littlewood cottage is situated in the village of Staveley, near Kendal, and sleeps two people.

With fell views and walks straight from the door, this is a perfect property for lovers of the outdoors and a great base to explore the Lake District National Park.

Two pets are allowed at an additional cost.

The average price is £125 per night.