Dog Friendly Cottages in Kent: 11 Luxury Holiday Lets

Holiday Cottages in Kent

Popularly known as the ‘Garden of England’, Kent’s always been a trendy staycation spot for people looking for a unique property to make the most of their backyard in England! There are more and more properties popping up, too. Therefore, now is a great time to start looking for the best dog friendly cottages in Kent.


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Choose from some of the top Kent pet friendly holiday cottages

Stone Cottage

Ashford, Kent

This cosy cottage is in a semi-rural location within walking distance of the local pub and shop. The hub of the home is the lovely kitchen-diner, which has Sky TV and a light and airy lounge to keep everyone entertained. Outside, a soothing hot tub is the icing on the cake.

The Grape Escape

Biddenden, Kent

Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB) with fantastic views over the owner’s vineyard, this romantic getaway has everything needed for a memorable break. Whether cooking up a storm, relaxing in front of a movie or enjoying the relaxing bubbles of your hot tub, it’s the ideal place to recharge your batteries.


Elmsted, Near Kent

Sleeping 4, the master has a king-size bed and beautiful views. The second has twin beds, a spacious family bathroom with a separate shower, and the colossal farmhouse kitchen is perfect for budding chefs. The coast is only 20 minutes away and perfect for furry friends, while Canterbury Cathedral and Ashford Designer Outlet are nearby.

White Magpie Cottage

Lamberhurst, Kent

This stylish holiday cottage offers space that sleeps two guests and room for a pet, and a bathroom suite. It provides a ground-floor bedroom and bathroom, as well as your patio and enclosed gardens. This family cottage also has baby facilities available for you to rent.

Barley Byre

Rolvenden, Kent Countryside

This wonderfully converted cow byre has all its original features, with two bedrooms and one bathroom. Fishing is available onsite, with a private garden and a woodburner in the lounge. Hole Park Gardens are less than 5 miles and worth the day trip with your four-legged friends.

The Cow Shed

Rolvenden, Kent

This traditional Kent holiday spot offers space to sleep two guests and room for a dog. Offering no first floor, this nook boasts its wood burner, a smart TV, and a kitchen area. There is also internet and a lovely shared garden, ideally suited to couples.


Whitstable, Kent

A charming cottage, this countryside escape has stunning views from its two bedrooms. There is a utility room with a washer/dryer, and outside is an enclosed garden with a BBQ and a seating area. You can explore Ellenden Woods from this home, with miles of beautiful walks available for dog lovers.


Dymchurch, Kent

This charming 1930s seaside home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms and direct access to the beach. There is a woodburner with logs provided, a travel cot for small children and a garden with furniture to sit on. Jump on the Romney Hythe & Dymchurch railway for a great day out.

The Lady Stella

Bodiam, Sussex

This restored former fairground carriage sits in stunning countryside with far-reaching views. It can sleep two guests in its one bedroom. It boasts a covered outdoor verandah with a private hot tub for relaxing and taking in the local scenery.

Number 98

New Romney, Kent

A luxury property boasting magnificent sea views from its four bedrooms. It has a 100ft garden with a summer house and games, while inside is a family room with a smart TV. Jump on the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway or head to Dungeness RSPB Nature Reserve.

The Stables

Cranbrook, Kent

This magical countryside retreat for two has one king-size bedroom and one en suite bathroom. There are 12 acres of private land to explore, with a pond, swimming pool and tennis court. Bedgebury Forest is 8 miles, whilst the historic town of Tenterden is 10 miles.

About Holidays In Kent With Dogs

Kent boasts lush farmland, hop fields, orchards and vineyards.

The county has incredible fortifications, landmarks like Dover Castle and Leeds Castle (click here), and attractive stately homes like Knole Park and Chartwell House.

Properties in the Countryside and By The Coast

With many beautiful holiday spots and comfortable accommodation across the South East region. A place within walking distance of the beach can be yours for a few days. Get a place close to the white cliffs of Dover, or head off to the countryside for a cheap weekend away from home. Breathe the fresh air and enjoy the peace – go on, you deserve it.

There is plenty of accommodation in Kent for four legged friends to spend a night or 2. Cook up a hearty breakfast before heading out to explore. You can have the eggs your way when you’re the chef.

Dog Friendly Activities and Things to Do

Take your four-legged friend on a long walk at Bewl Water – this 800-acre area in the High Weald is enjoyed by fishermen, canoeists and cyclers of all ages and is perfect for outdoor adventures, whatever the weather.

Keen walkers can ramble along the sea’s edge, pick a section of the Viking Coast Path and take in the long views across the North Sea. All of the dog-friendly places are located close to walking routes, historic towns and quaint villages.

Get Your Paws on High Weald!

If you are looking for holiday ideas on the South Coast, this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) stretches across Sussex, Surrey, and, of course, our lovely Kent. Picture yourself strolling through ancient woodlands, your four-legged friend bounding beside you.

Head to nearby dog friendly attractions like Bodiam Castle for fascinating history or Scotney Castle and enjoy the day in a stunning countryside setting.

Discover the Delights of Kent Downs

A haven for dog lovers. With its rolling hills, lush valleys, and miles of stunning scenery, you’ll find a whole host of opportunities to bond with your furry pal in the great outdoors.

Don’t miss the famous White Cliffs of Dover or the Wye National Nature Reserve – both paw-positively unique spots for walkies!

Charming Canterbury and Terrific Tunbridge Wells

A trip to this area is only complete with visiting the historic city of Canterbury and the elegant spa town of Tunbridge Wells. These two pet-friendly places offer top-notch dining spots and pubs.

Take a short walk along the picturesque River Stour in Canterbury or discover the beautiful parks in Tunbridge Wells – both destinations are pet friendly and have something for everyone!

National Trust and Dog Walking Galore

A treasure trove of superb national trust properties and gardens dogs are allowed on leads. Chartwell, the former home of Winston Churchill, and Sissinghurst Castle Garden are just a couple of must-see destinations perfect for a day out with furry friends.

Tourist Attractions to Bark About

Brimming with tourist attractions and famous landmarks that cater to all interests. History buffs can explore the medieval ruins of St. Augustine’s Abbey, while nature lovers can dive into the enchanting Blean Woods National Nature Reserve.

Last Word

If you’re after dog friendly cottages in Kent that are filled with fun things to do, then don’t miss out on the chance to book today! These properties will not always be available, so make a point to beat the rush for the top places to stay in Kent with dogs.

Cottages across Kent vary in terms of the features and facilities they offer. However, whether it’s a living dining room combo or enclosed garden space you’re looking for, we’ve found properties with great customer reviews and excellent links for easy access to the surrounding countryside and heritage spots.

Don’t leave your dogs behind when there are many pet-welcoming resorts. Find a bolthole with a welcoming sitting room, a wood-burning stove and that classic cottage appeal.

From the city of Canterbury to the pretty town of Tunbridge Wells, there are many beautiful country walks and historic towns to visit. The beaches vary from pebble to sand, and the surrounding Kent countryside is as pretty as a picture. There is a chocolate box effect to this end of the country, so often called the ‘Garden of England’! It’s not a completely rural location, but the rural spots do have to be seen to be believed.

There is something for everyone in this county, and the choice of accommodation that welcomes dogs is broad, so you can book the perfect place for you. Check out our favourites from the properties we list for you here and find yourself the perfect cottage for you and your dogs.

If Kent dog friendly cottages weren’t for you, why not view other South of England dog friendly cottages in stunning countryside? 

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