Whether it’s for companionship, exercise or just those big slobbery kisses you get of a morning, there’s hundreds of great reasons for owning your very own pet pooch. One of the few drawbacks, however, is what you’re going to do with Rover when the holiday season comes around. Sure, you know they’re loyal, smart and don’t deliberately ruin the carpet like that – you just wish those luxury villa owners did too.

Luckily, you’re not alone being a friend to all things canine. At Oliver’s Travels, we know how important your pooch is to you (as well as the astronomical cost of boarding kennels!) so when we look to add a new villa to our list, we’ve always got one eye out for Man’s Best Friend – over 350 of our holiday homes are pet friendly!

We’ve searched our full list of pet friendly properties to find our 10 favourites – whether you’re looking for a classic break by the British seaside, a luxury Tuscan villa or a French chateau with acres of grounds for walkies, we’ve got it covered.

1. Chateau Chamborigaud

Chateau Chamborigaud - Languedoc - Luxury Villas - Oliver's Travels

Chateau Chamborigaud, Languedoc – Oliver’s Travels

Location: Languedoc, France

Sleeps: 18

Price from: £72pppn

Best for: If your four legged friend looks more like Pluto, then this Disneyesque chateau is just perfect! Set into five acres of lush French countryside and boasting its very own stream, there’s plenty of space for your furry pal to stretch their legs.

2. Bastide Bijou

Bastide Bijou - French Riviera (Cote D'Azur) - Luxury Villas - Oliver's Travels

Bastide Bijou – French Riviera (Cote D’Azur) – Oliver’s Travels

Location: French Riviera (Cote D’Azur), France

Sleeps: 16

Price from: £52pppn

Best for: This stunning villa has recently been renovated and is heralded as one of the finest houses in the region. With the nearest beach only moments away, it is a perfect place to let your pets frolic as they please.

3. Chateau De Malley

Chateau De Malley - Burgundy - Oliver's Travels

Chateau De Malley – Burgundy – Oliver’s Travels

Location: Burgundy, France 

Sleeps: 24

Price from: £56pppn

Best for: This beautiful holiday villa offers a quintessentially Burgundian outlook, with an enticing swimming pool and large gardens, so you and your pet can enjoy a well-earned break in peace and total tranquility!

4. Puggiestone House

Puggiestone House - Devon - Oliver's Travel

Puggiestone House – Devon – Oliver’s Travels

Location: Devon, England

Sleeps: 14

Price from: £43pppn

Best for: With 700 acres at your disposal, space certainly isn’t an issue at this magnificent country retreat. There’s also underfloor heating and a projector system so you can sit back and relax after those long country walks.

5. Manor Farmhouse

Manor Farmhouse - The South East - Luxury Villas - Oliver's Travels

Manor Farmhouse, The South East – Oliver’s Travels

Location: The South East, England

Sleeps: 18

Price from: £31pppn

Best for: This lovely country pad comes equipped with a games room, its very own cinema and sauna so you can fully relax in exuberant luxury. The dog might not enjoy the sauna though/ Just sayin’.

6. Chateau Du Moulin

Chateau Du Moulin 15 - Brittany - France - Oliver's Travels

Chateau Du Moulin 15 – Brittany – France – Oliver’s Travels

Location: Brittany, France

Sleeps: 15

Price from: £74pppn

Best for: Don’t only treat yourself to exclusive luxury, take your four legged friend with you on your stay at this historical villa, overlooking the Saint Malo and Dinard. Enjoy a walk in the beautiful large garden of this villa or at the beach which is just a few metres away.

7. Pebbleline House

Cornish Beach House - Cornwall - Luxury Villas - Oliver's Travels

Pebbleline House, Cornwall – Oliver’s Travels

Location: Cornwall, England

Sleeps: 10

Price from: £17pppn

Best for: Built on the breathtaking Cornish coast this dog friendly cottage is only 30 meters from the beach, so loosen up the leash and let your companion run free. We all know that dogs are particularly famed for their burning desire to make a splash.


8. Tidewood Cottage

Whitsand Beach House - Cornwall - Luxury Villas - Oliver's Travels

Tidewood Cottage, Cornwall – Oliver’s Travels

Location: Cornwall, England

Sleeps: 6

Price from: £17pppn

Best for: This beautiful property has wonderful views over the bay from its very own hot tub and it’s just 50m from what’s arguably one of the best walking trails in the country, the Cornwall South West Coastal Path. Put your trekking shoes on and be prepared for the walk of a life time. Organise your trip here.

9. Chateau St Victor

Chateau St Victor, Loire Valley - Oliver's Travels

Chateau St Victor, Loire Valley – Oliver’s Travels

Location: Loire Valley, France

Sleeps: 10

Price from: £106pppn

Best for: Lounging around in utter luxury! Chateau St Victor is the kind of place where you can really treat yourself – so let your hair down and enjoy the surroundings, and the beautiful gardens and wonderful surrounding countryside are sure to keep your furry friend happy.

We have many more pet friendly cottages and villas across all our portfolio, so pick the perfect one if you are travelling to UK or France or if you need any sort of assistance call our concierge team on 0800 133 7999

Photo Credit: Lead image via sikander on Flickr

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