Dog friendly holiday in North Wales

A dog friendly holiday with a difference…

Having many dogs of our own we know how important they are to you, and we know they’d like a holiday too! So here at the Shepherd’s Hideaway we allow you to bring your dog on holiday with you, at no extra charge. We try to be as dog friendly as possible, as it’s one of the main reasons people love to come and stay with us. Our guests often say ‘Wow you really ARE dog friendly!” and we’d like to make your stay as pleasant and enjoyable as possible for both you and your pooch(es).

What you need to know if you want to bring you dogs

Whilst we welcome your dog on holiday we ask that you do not leave them unattended in the huts. If you’d like to leave your dog with us for a short period we can look after your dog in our home.  This service is limited however, so please contact me for availability.

Our dog friendly huts are set in approximately an acre of ground, divided into 5 separate areas within which each shepherd’s hut is sited.

Take your dog on a dog holiday

Can my dog run free on his dog holiday?

Running free is permitted and encouraged lol, the area is totally enclosed by sweet chestnut post and rail fencing along with stock net fencing, so providing you dog isn’t small enough to go through the small holes in the stock net fencing or agile and able to jump 4 foot fencing and you ensure the gates are closed he/she can have the run free.

What your dog/dogs will need to bring?

Their own water, feed bowls and beds.

Are dogs allowed on the furniture?

The answer is YES

We do allow your canine family members on the furniture but ask that you bring blankets/throws to cover and protect them.

Muddy paw prints cause a big problem and on occasion we have no other option than to bin bedding or utilise them for other things. This hurts our pockets, your pockets and the environment.

Please note that in cases where we can not get bedding clean and free from stains an additional fee will be charged up to £40.

And as they will be running in the grass we suggest you bring along some old towels just to rub them down and wipe their paws if required before entering your hut.

Please don’t leave your dog alone!

The countryside provides noises that your dogs may not be used to, 24 hours a day. In addition to our horses, foxes, badges, owls and other wildlife are common in the area and these may upset your dog if it left alone

Fancy a night out with your dog?

Our nearest dog friendly restaurant/pub is:

The White House, Holywell road, Rhaullt, At.Asaph, LL17 0SW, which is two miles away, but if you don’t fancy the walk, just ask! We are happy to provide you with a lift. 

Other dog friendly pubs, restaurants, cafes can be found in our area, just ask Google or visit our Dog Friendly Places to Eat & Drink page.

Rural walks for you and you dogs

St Asaph is the second smallest city in the UK, the beautiful river Elwy is a great place to walk your dog. The riverside walk in St Asaph has a number of carved statues of wildlife which reside along the river bank. Your dogs can have a swim and you can follow the river all the way to the ocean.

There are also walks from the door steep which takes you along public foot paths and Offas Dyke is just round the corner.


Many of the North Wales beaches do have restrictions in place But Barkby Beach in Prestatyn with its sandy beaches and dunes allow dogs all year round and is just a 20 minute drive away.  Prestatyn offers boutique shops and eateries.

Doggie Poop

We love our doggies but not their poop.

Please pick it, bag it & bin it. Thanks. 

Is my dog too large to stay in the shepherds hut?

Please bear in mind that whilst the shepherds hut is one the largest on the market the space inside them is still limited, so would not accommodate extra-large dog breeds.