Are you keen to find out more about dog friendly cottages in Essex? You’ve come to the right place. Essex is a county that’s awash with brilliant surprises, and you’re going to love looking for holiday cottages where you can take your pets on short and extended breaks.
Set among rolling countryside, a haven for dogs, cyclists and hikers, this outstanding barn conversion offers lavish comfort in beautiful surroundings. The king-size bedroom has plenty of storage and the spacious open-plan living area has everything needed for a relaxing self-catering break for two
Surrounded by galleries, antique shops, pubs and independent boutiques, as well as scenic walks, this holiday home is a top choice for couples and families. With 2 substantial king-sized bedrooms, each with its own en-suite facilities and an open plan living area, there is plenty of room to unwind and relax both inside and out.
Within walking distance of the local pub and shop, this charming cottage sleeps up to 3 people in a lovely double bedroom and an additional single room. The kitchen is well-presented with modern appliances and the living room has a selection of DVD’s and games for cosy nights in front of the fire.
Just a short stroll from the harbour and beach, this charming apartment offers couples a chance to explore all the delights Essex has to offer. Enjoy a drink on the balcony prepare meals in the beautiful kitchen before retiring to the sumptuous double bedroom. You can bring your pooch along too and there’s even a doggy welcome pack.
With its king-size bedroom and open plan living space, this charming ground floor apartment is ideal for a romantic getaway. The sleek contemporary look can be found in the open-plan living area, bedroom and shower room, whilst outside a small communal patio area is the ideal spot for a morning coffee and to soak up the sun.
Character oozes from every corner of this romantic retreat that sleeps two with its pitched rafters and half-timber walls dating back hundreds of years. The contemporary décor has been thoughtfully chosen to complement the traditional features. Outside there is a decking with a hot tub and seating for alfresco meals overlooking fields and woodland.
This wood clad lodge is in a location steeped in nature with decking right on a lake complete with swans, ducks and a myriad of birdlife. Here you can enjoy a barbeque or relax in the hot tub. The interior is light and airy and the three bedrooms with two bathrooms sleep six.
Water Lily Lodge is a peaceful holiday cottage domicile that sleeps 6 people and has space for one dog. This brilliant holiday nook has its own lakeside views, perfect for anyone looking for a little bit of extra tranquility in their break away. There is a kingsize bedroom and 2 twin bedroom spaces here, and you’ll also find a woodburner as well as electric heating throughout.
Within the district of Loughton, this spacious cottage offers room that sleeps 5, across 3 bedrooms, with room for a dog that behaves themselves. There is a shower room on the ground floor as well as sitting room that comes complete with a woodburning stove. It’s also one of our firm favourites thanks to the wildlife garden out the back!
This delightful cottage sleeps three, two in the king size bedroom and an additional guest on a sofa that cleverly incorporates a single sleeping space. A partition wall separates the living and dining area from the kitchen. The kitchen door leads onto a private area with a Weber BBQ for outside meals and a hot tub. Beyond this space is a large pool with loungers.
West Lodge is a grand holiday home location that sleeps 11 people, offers 5 bedrooms, and has space for one dog. Boasting family room spaces, a ground floor shower room and a complete kitchen suite that backs into a dining area, you will also have access to the fantastic castle grounds here in a picture perfect locale. There’s also Wi-Fi provided, and everything you need is within 5 miles of the cottage itself.
Garedn Cottage is a classically presented holiday home which sleeps 6 people and has 3 bedrooms. You can bring a dog to stay with you, and you’ll also want to cosy up with the fantastic woodburning stove in the main sitting room. This holiday property also has its own lawned garden, if the name didn’t give it away, along with bathroom and kitchen areas with mod cons.
This dog friendly holiday escape is great for romantic breaks. It sleeps 2 guests, has room for one pet, and has a delightful garden and patio area. What makes it one of our favourites is the fact that there is a sizable kingsize bed, off road parking and even underfloor heating. Speaking of mod cons, this self catering breakaway also offers Wi-Fi throughout, and has an en suite shower space.
This picturesque corner of England plays host to a lovingly-presented holiday cottage, offering a single bedroom and a double bedroom, with a pull out bed to sleep 4 guests in total. This family friendly space will also welcome up to two dogs, and there is also a kitchen suite with everything you’ll need. There is also full internet access as well as a walk in shower room.
Brook Lodge is a secluded romantic getaway that sleeps 2 people and welcomes pets. You’ll have access to Wi-Fi throughout, and lots of space for your dogs to enjoy. One of several lodges in the same neighbourhood, this Essex holiday cottage offers en suite facilities as well as a fully equipped kitchen, making self catering here an absolute breeze. However, there’s even a chef service available if you don’t fancy cooking!
Rookwoods is a chocolate box cottage that is largely based on the ground floor, offering space for 5 guests across 2 bedrooms. You can also bring a pet with you if you like! There is also an open plan living area that backs into a kitchen suite, an open fire to cosy up to, and all of your power, towels and fuel are included in the price of rent.
Another brilliant offering of holiday accommodation in the Colchester district, this holiday nook is dog friendly for 2 pets, and offers enough room to sleep 8 people. There are 4 bedrooms here, 3 bathroom spaces, and yes. This is easily one of our favourites when it comes to dog friendly holiday escapes in the region, and it’s only capped off by the brilliant games room and enclosed garden space.
With 350 miles of coastline to choose from , finding coastal cottages in Essex is easy to do. Southend, Canvey Island, Clacton-On-Sea and Mersea Island are all favourite seaside towns where holidaymakers return year after year. Find an Essex holiday home near the coast where you and your doggy can have fun together.
Renting Essex cottages for a weekend away doesn’t have to cost a pretty penny, in fact, you can enjoy a few days on holiday for less than you think. With accommodation to suit all budgets, book a cheap staycation in Essex and give yourself a break.
Just have time for a night or two away? That’s OK, we’ve got you covered with a choice of short breaks in self-catering cottages. Rustle up a full English in the kitchen and serve an al-fresco dinner in the garden – your self-catering break awaits.
However, don’t worry about having to search too long and hard. We’ve gone to the effort of hunting down some of our cottage favourites in the East of England and beyond. Keep reading for our lowdown on Essex cottage and holiday escapes that you can enjoy with your pets, friends and family members alike!
Do you know what you’re looking for in the best dog friendly holiday in Essex? If not, we’re here to help. Dog friendly breaks come in all shapes and sizes. Some cottage locations are close to the countryside, while others are within reach of seaside fun. Are you looking for a cottage with a ground floor living area? What about an enclosed garden, or a studio apartment that’s right at the edge of the rolling countryside?
It may surprise you that Essex offers holiday breaks that really do tick all the right boxes. Check out our list of favourites below and see if you can spot the ideal lodges and dog friendly holidays for you.
Essex, in the east of England, is one of the Home Counties surrounding London. Boasting Colchester, Britain’s oldest city, there is plenty of history to discover in the county. It also has the world’s longest pleasure pier – at 1.3 miles long, Southend Pier has a train service that takes you to the end if you don’t fancy the walk.
Along the coast there are other lively seaside towns, such as Clacton-on-Sea and Canvey Island, and there are quieter stretches like Frinton if you’re looking for some peace and quiet.
Dogs are welcome on select stretches of Essex beach all year round with summer restrictions in the busiest areas. Take your pooch on long woodland walks, in Essex there’s Epping forest(see here) , Hatfield forest and Hainault forest to explore. And country rambles from village to village can end in a dog-friendly pub – the ideal way to spend Sunday.
Dog friendly cottages in Essex with hot tubs can be found next to the sea, in the heart of a village and on the edge of a forest. The staycation you long for is available here.
Historical sites and country estates are nearby and welcoming pubs are sprinkled all over the county.
From romantic weekends away to a family holiday filled with activities, pick out the ideal cottage for you in Essex.
If you’re still browsing other properties, we have a great collection of East of England cottage holidays on our county page.