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Five of the best dog-friendly cottages

Jenai Laignel / 13 February 2015

Your guide to the best holiday cottages that not only welcome your four-legged friend with open arms, but are also located in some of the best walking destinations in the UK.

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1. Bure Valley Farmhouses, Laurel Farm

Set in a prime position between the North Norfolk coast and the Broads, this is a well-equipped, spacious cottage.

Beaches are just a stone's throw away, offering some stunning coastal scenery for bracing walks, as well treks on the Norfolk Broads.

2. The Shippen, East Prawle

Just half a mile from the South Devon Coastal Footpath, this characterful barn conversion sleeps up to eight adults and three pets. Dogs will be in their element here with the many scenic walks on offer, and the pet-friendly pubs nearby.

3. Four Winds Cottages, Diablo

Situated in the owners' 10 acres of land, these two detached homes are in the middle of the countryside in a wonderful rural location. Close to Sudbury and Saffron Walden, the area is ideal for walking, so there'll be plenty of wagging tails.

4. The Old Stable, Shorwell

If you're looking for scenic walks straight from your doorstep, look no further than this 17th-century, detached cottage on the Isle of White. There's a large utility room, ideal for storing those muddy wellies after a long walk, and a beautiful, enclosed garden.

5. Green Farm, Great Witcombe

Situated on the edge of the Cotswold escarpment on the Witcombe Estate, this holiday home is surrounded by unspoilt countryside in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Running through the estate is the Cotswold Way, perfect for walks. The property is also conveniently located close to many charming Cotswold towns and villages.

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