Dog freidnly holidays in Wales

Wales is renowned not only for its breathtaking landscapes and cultural heritage but also for its pet-friendly accommodations that cater to the needs of dog owners. In this article, we explore the best dog-friendly villas in Wales that offer not just a stay, but an experience, with long walks, hot tubs, and private pools.

The Appeal of Dog-Friendly Villas in Wales

Choosing a dog-friendly villa in Wales means you don’t have to compromise on quality or comfort when traveling with your furry companion. These villas provide the perfect blend of luxury and practicality. Now, ensuring that both you and your pet have a memorable stay.

Carew Castle - great for long walks with your dog
Carew Castle – great for long walks with your dog

Features of Dog-Friendly Villas

Spacious Outdoor Areas
These villas often feature large, fenced gardens or backyards where your dog can play safely off-leash.

Safety and Comfort for Pets
Expect amenities like dog beds, feeding stations, and even welcome treats that make your dog feel right at home.

Benefits of Long Walks for You and Your Dog

Taking long walks in the scenic Welsh countryside not only boosts your physical health but also strengthens the bond between you and your pet. These moments are priceless in building trust and enjoyment.

Dog friendly villas in the countryside
Dog friendly villas in the countryside

Top Villas with Long Walking Trails

These villas are strategically located to offer direct access to sprawling trails that are perfect for morning walks or sunset strolls with your dog.

Hot Tubs in Dog-Friendly Villas

Health Benefits
After a long day of hiking, what better way to relax and soothe your muscles than by soaking in a hot tub?

Stunning views on your dog walks
Stunning views on your dog walks

Safety Tips
While hot tubs are great for humans, ensure your pet stays safe around these areas.

Exploring Villas with Private Pools

Benefits of a Private Pool
A private pool allows you to relax in the privacy of your villa, ideal for those serene moments you wish to spend with your family and pets.

Safety Precautions
Always monitor your pet around water to ensure they are safe and comfortable.

Combining Luxury and Pet-Friendliness

These villas do not compromise on style or comfort and are designed to cater to both human and pet needs effectively.


  1. What should I pack for my dog when staying at a villa?
    If you’re coming from the UK, nothing that you would take for a long dog walk – poo bags, dog lead, headphones (?), cap, sunglasses
  2. Are there any restrictions for dogs at these villas?
    The pet friendly villas vary from owner to owner. Most will require that you dog is clean before they enter the villa. Sometimes they have a ‘holding bay’ for dirty dogs, like in the porch or cellar until they are dry and clean.
  3. How can I ensure my dog’s safety in unfamiliar environments?
    The same as you would anywhere. Keep your dog on a lead unless and until you are sure that it is safe and that your pet will do exactly as you instruct.
  4. What are the best times to book these villas?
    As early as possible. Or as late as possible, if you’re prepared to not get the perfect dog friendly villa for your holidays. Bookign last minute migh enable you to get a cheeky low-price holiday, becuase for instance, 3 days before the date, the owner reaslises it is a choice between no booking or your half price dog holiday.
  5. Can I leave my dog unattended in the villa?
    Sometime yes but not always. Check with the owner first. If for instance, the local pub is not dog friendly, you might want to make sure that your villa is OK with you leaving your dog at the villa, maybe in your room.
  6. Are there veterinary services nearby?
    Almost always yes, but how near ‘nearby’ is, will vary.
Mind the sheep - keep your dog on a lead
Mind the sheep – keep your dog on a lead

Make sure your dog isnt a sheep-chaser like mine is. Keep them on a lead if you’re near fields of sheep.


Dog-friendly villas in Wales with long walks, a hot tub, and a private pool offer an unparalleled vacation experience for dog owners. They combine the comfort of luxury accommodations with the joy of being able to bring your beloved pet along.



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