How To Make Your Holiday Let Pet Friendly

One of the most popular searches for our UK staycations is for pet friendly cottages. Holidaymakers see UK holidays as a fantastic opportunity to bring their pet along for a trip.  


Holiday let owners can maximise their rental income by allowing pets, with pet-friendly properties earning up to 11% more than those that don’t.

We’ve rounded up our top 5 ways to make your holiday let pet-friendly, read on to find out more.

1. Pet-friendly furniture

When furnishing your property you need to consider all the guests that will be using it. Pets do shed fur and sometimes have sharp claws. It’s worth choosing furniture that has hard wearing materials and easy to keep clean. Consider selecting washable sofa covers, cushions, and also adding throws and blankets for pets to sit on.

Charlotte House


2. Secure your garden

If your property has a garden or any outdoor space, make sure it’s safe and secure. Many dog owners will appreciate a space to let their pet run about and let off some steam. Consider putting up fences, securing gates and patching up any holes in hedges. Grass is also a must for any pet friendly properties, even a small amount is needed amongst the patio.

South View Cottage


3. The flooring

Hard flooring is a must in a pet-friendly property! We would recommend that you avoid laying carpets in any areas of your property where pets will be allowed. Carpets can easily be damaged and are much harder to clean. They can also attract fur making it more difficult to clean efficiently on changeover days. Hard flooring, such as vinyl, is much easier to maintain and is less likely to get damaged.

Crab Cottage


4. Secure the cupboards

If you keep cleaning materials at your property, it goes without saying that these can be harmful to pets and should be locked safely away in a pet-friendly property. You may also want to consider lockable kitchen cupboards as a lot of food can be toxic to dogs and guests will want to make sure these are safely out of the way.


5. Keep boredom at bay

Pets can become easily bored. By providing a selection of dog toys, treats and chews you will greatly minimise the risk of damage to your furnishings. Plus, it will help our four-legged friends to settle in better and have an enjoyable holiday. Many of our guests consider their pets as an extended family member so you’ll likely win some bonus points for with them too!

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Discover how a local brand with national reach can work for you. If you’re already holiday letting, or just thinking about getting started, we can help guide you through the process. Give our local team, based in Whitby, a call on 01947 820949 or download your FREE owner pack here.