Dog Friendly Cottages in Dorset: 15 Luxury Holiday Lets

Handpicked Cottages to Rent

From the beaches at Lyme Regis to right along the Jurassic coastline, Dorset is a fantastic location for some holidays! We’ve selected the very best dog friendly cottages in Dorset, so you now have even less of an excuse to take your pets along the brilliant beaches!


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Dorchester, Dorset

Romantic thatched cottage in Moreton. Cosy sitting room with open fire. Lawned garden. Off road parking. Wifi. Welcome pack. Dorchester 7.2 miles. Durdle door 6.5 miles.

Benville, Dorset

Grade II listed detached cottage in Benville, Dorset. Large lounge with an inglenook fireplace. Enclosed garden. Spa facilities. Welcome hamper. 32 inch TV. Evershot 2.6 miles. Bridport 8.6 miles.

Wimborne, Dorset

Picturesque family cottage in Wimborne. Open plan kitchen and dining room. Underfloor heating. Paved terrace. Garden furniture. BBQ. Bournemouth 14.9 miles. Poole 13.2 miles.

Corfe Castle, Dorset

Perfect for groups or larger families, this outstanding cottage can be found in an AONB with the Jurassic Coast a short drive away. With 5 spacious bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a kitchen diner, snug and huge orangery, there’s more than enough space and outside, an extensive garden with play equipment is the icing on the cake.

Avon, Dorset

This raised Dorset cabin makes the most of its woodland setting with an enchanting outdoor area where you can relax in the bubbles of the sunken tub or unwind and BBQ on the decking. The fairy tale interior keeps to the forest theme with a sunny eat-in open plan kitchen and living area. 

Weymouth, Dorset

One of the more popular cottages among families, enjoy breath-taking sea views over sundowners. The cottage here is light and airy and has plenty of room for a large family break. Surrounded by birdsong you can enjoy your meals outdoors or sit around the table in the sunny conservatory. 

Lymington, Near Dorset

One of our most popular cottages with room aplenty for family and friends complete with a games cabin houses a sofa bed, shower room and WC. A sun-drenched conservatory leads out to a manicured lawned garden where you can dine al fresco and luxuriate in the bubbles of an enclosed spa tub. 

Charmouth, Dorset

Little Char is a green and pleasant Dorset holiday location in a studio style, offering up a double room to couples and guests. It offers a shower room as well as space for one dog, and your own open patio. There is an off road parking space close by and a shared laundry room. 

Shaftesbury, Dorset

Bowden Farm makes for a great holiday destination for couples, with space for a small dog and two people sleeping in a sizable king size room. There is a full kitchen with cooking and storage facilities, as well as your own enclosed patio. There are stunning countryside views all around, and you have an en suite washroom space. 

Winfrith Newburgh, Dorset

Lime Tree Stables offers a friendly cottage location with one bedroom for two guests, and space for 2 dogs. There is a walk in shower as well as modern facilities such as Wi-Fi throughout and even a Smart TV! You’ll also have your own terrace and will be able to park off road. 

Charmouth, Dorset

A stunning detached home with Sea views and five bedrooms and three bathrooms. Perfect for a group, there is an enclosed lawned garden, BBQ and parking for 3 cars. Your just 500m from the beach here or take a trip to Lyme Regis which is 3 miles.

Bridport, Dorset

A charming retreat, ideal for a couple, it has a double bedroom, one bathroom and a WC. There is a lawned garden with a small patio, summer house and shared path. Take a stroll along the Jurassic Coast Path to Burton Bradstock for a fabulous coastal adventure.

Ringstead, Dorset

This fantastic holiday home has five bedrooms, two bathrooms and an open plan lounge. Off-road parking for 4 cars, an open fire in the cottage and a seasonal shop/cafe nearby. Your situated 100 metres from the Jurassic Coast and Durdle Door is 5 miles on foot.

Beaminster, Dorset

An idyllic cottage with three bedrooms, two doubles and a single, ideal for a family. There is off-road parking, a wood burner with logs provided and Wifi throughout. Bridport is nearby with vintage shops and a range of places to eat.

Horton, Dorset

This stunning accommodation has a king-size bedroom and an en suite. There is an enclosed courtyard, EV charging point and a smart TV. The Moors Valley Country Park is close by and a worthwhile visit with the dogs.

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About Holidays In Dorset With Dogs

There’s a reason why Dorset remains one of the most popular dog holidaying locations. From a barn conversion with all its original features to a modern cottage with a wood burner and Wi-Fi, you’ll find there are plenty of great vantage points.

Dorset sits on the southern coast of England and offers visitors yellow sand beaches, quaint seaside towns and pretty rolling countryside, perfect for your dog!

Whether you are trailing West Dorset or are looking for an area of outstanding natural beauty or two, it’s safe to say you won’t be able to take all of Dorset in on one trip.

There are medieval sights in Corfe Castle, and market towns for you and your pets to explore and search through. From Lyme Regis to Sturminster Newton, this is an exciting and varied holiday destination.

With our ideally placed Dorset dog friendly cottages, there’s a lot of attractions and dog friendly days out in Dorset from lively seaside resorts to quiet villages on the edge of woodlands. The Jurassic Coastline is a unique area of geological interest, and it was given World Heritage status in 2001.

It’s well known for its fossils that turn up on the dog friendly beach, and searching for them is great fun for the whole family. The inland town of Dorchester is a shopper’s paradise, and home to great restaurants, pet friendly coffee shops and a choice of museums. It’s well worth a visit when touring Dorset from one of the many holiday properties on offer in the region.

Swanage, Weymouth, Lyme Regis and Poole are seaside resorts popular with families and couples looking for a cottage. With harbours, miniature golf, gift shops and ice-cream kiosks, Dorset has everything here for a perfect holiday in the UK. Thankfully, there are more than a few holiday cottages in Dorset for dogs to choose from too!

If you’ve never visited the West Bay of Dorset or are new to the whole seaside town scene, you really are in for a treat. Many of the best properties we list in this guide are walking distance from beaches and countryside vistas.

You’ll also find that you won’t have to search too long and broad for properties that are less than 5 miles from town and seaside scenes. 

Properties By The Coast & Beach

Overlooking the wonderful Dorset coastline, our dog friendly accommodation in Dorset are perfectly positioned to enjoy all the delights the south west has to offer. Whether you want to try some water-sports or just take your dog for a long walk, down in West Dorset and elsewhere, you can enjoy it all from these sea view cottages. Your pets will, too!

Cheap Weekend Breaks

Our low cost dog friendly places to stay in Dorset provide an ideal escape without spending a fortune or taking up loads of time to plan a holiday. Jump in the car on Friday and spend a blissful weekend with us in one of these cottages with your dog. Dorset is built for the occasional cheeky break, and a quick search with the tourist board will help you come up with a few ideas.

1-2 Night Self Catering

Spend a couple of nights with us in a fantastic self catering cottage where you can rustle up some home cooked food and spend the evening round the hot tub with the family. What better way to relax in Dorset than looking up at the stars on a warm summer’s evening from your private cottage. Open plan living spaces will help you unwind even easier, too. 

Last Word

Ever been to Dorset and marvelled at its sea views before? You’re missing out on some genuine family holiday fun, and your dog is, too!

Dorset is a special place to visit, and your pooch will happily accompany you when you go on a search for fossils. In fact, there are lots for them to search for across sand and countryside alike!

The South West Coast Path is 630 miles long and a section of it goes through Dorset. If you think your dog’s one for long walks – you wait till they try the South West Coast Path for the first time!

Join part of the path and enjoy the spectacular views as you stroll – you can do as much or little as you want in Dorset.

From West Dorset down to the South Coast, the tourist board here is opening things up more and more for holidays and with the vast amount of dorset dog friendly accommodation it’s no surprise. Do make a point of checking out all the dog friendly attractions the tourist board recommends to you before you come.

At lunchtime, you can stop in or head to a dog friendly pub, finding a place where Fido can join you is easy in this part of England. When you have a dog, it’s really hard to leave them behind when you go on cottage holiday.

Thankfully, our pet friendly cottages in Dorset welcome your canine buddies with open arms. Take a look through our list of top dog friendly holidays in Dorset and start planning your adventure!

Your search for the perfect pet friendly holiday cottages in Dorset is over – search briefly through our list and get in touch with the local tourist board to learn more.

For loads more dog friendly cottages in the South West, check out this page. 

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