Self-catering specialist have revealed that many holiday goers prefer to stay in dog-friendly holiday properties in the north of England for their annual ‘pawcation’ staycation.

The travel brand that offers over 12,500 doggie-friendly properties in the UK, has revealed that Yorkshire remains the most popular county for a pet-friendly staycation, with 13 per cent more people booking this destination in 2024.

Locations revealed as the UK’s top three trending destinations for a dog-friendly break include: Aberaeron, Wales, up by 32 per cent for bookings, Aviemore, Scotland (+31 per cent) and Bridlington, Yorkshire (+22 per cent). These are the year-on-year hot spots showing the biggest amount of growth. offers a wide range of pet-friendly accommodation, including over 8,000 properties in its ‘pets go free’ category where no surcharge for pets applies.

And it has unveiled its top four dog-friendly properties to rent in the UK hotspots:

Beckview Cottage, Staithes, Yorkshire

Beckview Cottage offers the perfect pawcation retreat, situated close to the harbour front and with a local beach just 100 yards away. With everything you need to snuggle up with your pooch(es), including: 32in Freeview TV, an open fire and situated close to the harbour front and offering a lovely view.

There are lovely walks to be enjoyed straight from the front door, or for a quieter pace simply sit in one of the great bars or cafes located along the harbour front and watch the world go by. Further afield there’s Whitby just nine miles away and Saltburn-by-the-Sea to the North. 

Gaer Cottages, Cribyn, near Aberaeron, Wales

This fabulous dog-friendly cottage with its own doggy paddock, set in the beautiful Welsh countryside, is perfect for families looking for off-peak pawcations or for couples and their friends. Classes as one of our ‘more than doggie friendly’ categories, in this property you’ll find a welcome pack with doggy extras and also includes a smart TV, wood burner, French doors leading to patio, a range cooker and coffee machine.

There’s six acres of grounds (shared with other properties on-site) for you and your dogs to roam. A perfect tranquil location in which to explore some of the Welsh countryside and coastlines. Aberaeron, with its beach, pretty harbour and lots of good eateries, is about 20 minutes away, by car.

Browse the selection of dog-friendly holiday spots from last month.

Stag’s Hide, Aviemore, Scotland

This is the perfect year-round base to explore the beautiful Highlands and as a way to reconnect with nature. Surrounded by woodland and grazing pasture, your neighbours are likely to be the pheasants, squirrels or deer. With views of the Cairngorm slopes from the front door, this is the perfect year-round base to explore the Highlands with canine members of the family.

Relax in the hot tub with a glass of something chilled, reliving that tricky Red Run or challenging hill climb. The interior reflects a simple Scandi style, with plenty of wood and natural textiles, creating a calming environment in keeping with a slower pace of life. Indoors you and the dogs can put your feet/paws up and relax in the warm glow of the log burner that’s at the heart of the open plan living, dining and kitchen area. 

West Lodge, Bridlington, Yorkshire

This open-plan living area with large doors opening onto the enclosed garden is the perfect space for you and your dogs. This holiday home oozes luxury throughout including coffee machine, dishwasher, welcome pack and an enclosed back garden with barbecue, garden furniture and hot tub for five. West Lodge can be found on a quiet residential side street just a five-minute drive from the beach.

A short drive will bring you to North Beach in Bridlington where you can enjoy traditional fish and chips, pick up the land train into town or stroll along the golden sand. If you are keen on fishing, you can fish from the beach, hire a day trip on a boat from the harbour, bring your catch back and cook it for tea on the barbecue. 

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