Top places for your UK holiday post lockdown 2021

Now might not be the time to travel, but it doesn’t mean you can’t plan ahead and book a UK holiday post lockdown. We’ve pulled together our top UK picks to visit once lockdown is lifted and it’s safe to travel once more.

Our friends over at Canine Cottages and Dog Friendly Cottages allow you to book with confidence throughout lockdown so you can beat the rush and book now!

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Dog Friendly Cottages offers the following policy so you can book with confidence: Secure your post lockdown booking today and if you’re unable to travel due to government guidelines, change your dates for free or get a cash refund.*

For more information on the Canine Cottages cancellation policy, you can find their Coronavirus FAQs here.


Yorkshire’s sheer natural beauty makes this an obvious pick for a UK holiday post lockdown. Social distancing will be a breeze with an abundance of moors to pick for your walks – just the ticket! 

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Where to stay? 

Blacksmith’s Barn, Thornton-Le-Dale, North Yorkshire (sleeps two, dog friendly)

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  • A unique, cosy and loving updated barn conversion
  • This is an ideal base for exploring the North York Moors
  • Close to Scarborough and the North Yorkshire coast
  • An ideal romantic getaway in an idyllic village
  • Perfect for a weekend break in glorious surroundings
  • Just a short drive from the coastal resort of Filey

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Devon is a family favourite thanks to its two coastlines, the dramatic cliffs that line the coast in East Devon are perfect for the more adventurous dog walkers, while the waters in North Devon are perfect for the water sports lovers and sea dogs. Book now and get ahead of the crowds for your UK holiday post lockdown.

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Where to stay? 

Blue Horizon, Woolacombe, North Devon (sleeps 8, dog friendly)

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  • Spectacular sea views
  • Wraparound terrace
  • Perfect family escape in Devon
  • Close walking distance to coastal paths
  • 10-minute walk to Barricane beach or Woolacombe’s sandy beach

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Lake District

Despite the unpredictable weather, the Lake District is a picturesque place to visit post lockdown. With lakes, woodlands and valleys, it’s a brilliant showcase of what Britain has to offer, and perfect for a UK holiday post lockdown.

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Where to stay? 

The Dairy, Coniston, Lake District (sleeps two, dog friendly)

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  • Charming character cottage in the heart of the Lake District
  • Situated on the private Atkinson Ground Estate close to Coniston Water
  • Beautifully furnished and decorated inside
  • Spectacular mountain and lakeside walks to be enjoyed from the doorstep
  • Within easy reach of the local pubs, cafes, shops and a microbrewery
  • A lovely holiday home which has been recognised by Visit England with a 5-star rating

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The Cotswolds

The idyllic chocolate box cottages of The Cotswolds transport you back to a simpler time. With hundreds of country walks on your doorstep, pubs, restaurants and galleries galore – once open again –  it’s not hard to see why this remains top of the list for so many staycation seekers.

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Where to stay? 

Jasmine Cottage, Windrush, Burford (sleeps three, dog friendly)

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  • Beautiful 300-year-old Cotswold stone cottage nestled in the quiet, unspoilt village of Windrush
  • Surrounded by National Trust land, there are numerous walks in the stunning Windrush valley leading to water meadows and idyllic villages
  • Wildlife and birds are abundant and you will often see foxes, badgers, hares, deer and many beautiful species of birds and wildflowers
  • The perfect cottage to relax by the fire and unwind

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Cornwall has some of the best-loved beaches making it a must for anyone’s UK bucket list. We’re picturing long walks, good food and picnics on the beach with your four-legged friend. A dream UK holiday post lockdown.

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Where to stay? 

Sandy Cove Cottage, St Ives, Cornwall (sleeps four, dog friendly)

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  • Enjoy a day shopping in the many galleries, shops, cafes and restaurants that St Ives has to offer
  • Take a ride on the picturesque St Ives Rail line
  • Spend time relaxing in this well-equipped cottage
  • A choice of sandy beaches within walking distance for the whole family to enjoy
  • Perfectly situated to explore all that West Cornwall has to offer
  • For day trips out try Sennen Cove, St Michael’s Mount, Lands’ End or the Minack theatre atop Porthcurno beach

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With the abundance of green rolling hills and atmospheric scenery, Wales is a UK prize. The landscape is perfect for those who love nothing more than to hike and enjoy the view, not to mention mountains to climb, such as Snowdon if you fancy a challenge!

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Where to stay? 

Embden Pod at Banwy Glamping, Welshpool, Wales (sleeps two, dog friendly)

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  • Set on the grounds of a working farm within the luscious rolling countryside of Llanfair Caereinion
  • Decking with outdoor seating area, hot tub, fire pit with starter pack and private use of an acre of land
  • Use of private fishing pond
  • Built by the owners themselves, this picture-perfect wooden cabin provides the ultimate romantic retreat for two and their canine companion
  • Travel to Welshpool for a tour of the National Trust owned Powis Castle and Gardens

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Norfolk’s vast sandy beaches are picture-perfect. With rural landscapes, castles, stately homes and pristine beaches, what more could you want for a UK holiday post lockdown?

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Where to stay? 

Jolly Sailor Cottage, Wells, Norfolk  (sleeps six, dog friendly)

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  • Quaint semi detached fisherman’s cottage sleeping six guests
  • Characterful period property featuring the original Tudor fireplace
  • Magnificent sea views to be enjoyed from the cottage’s “Look Out”
  • Courtyard  garden to the rear of the house, cottage garden to the front of the property
  • Located within walking distance of Wells-next-the-Sea town centre, 0.3 miles away
  • Situated 1.5 miles from the town’s beautiful sandy beach

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For more dog-friendly properties like this across the UK, visit Canine Cottages and Dog Friendly Cottages.bones banner tailster shadow 1

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*Dog Friendly Cottages refunds cover bookings being unable to go ahead because of government guidelines, for example, unable to travel because it is restricted in the area you live in or the area you are travelling to. If your booking is affected the property manager will be in touch directly. Being unable to travel due to illness is not covered under the refund policy.

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