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This area of the UK combines brilliant pet-friendly family attractions, stunning gardens and plenty of outdoor activities for all ages. Not too mention the dog friendly cottages in the East of England are some of the best you’ll find.

The East of England not only has one of the richest histories in the UK but it is also the perfect place for nature lovers to enjoy the beautiful fauna and flora. Fens and salt-marshes cover thousands of acres. 

East Anglia which makes up part of the East of England also has some superb beaches. There are more cathedrals in there than anywhere in the country. These ancient buildings are a beautiful backdrop to stunning walks you can enjoy with your doggie.

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If you are looking for cottages in the local area, then see below. There are plenty of properties to rent near the Norfolk Broads & Norwich, just be sure to read the terms and conditions before booking to ensure the deal has everything you want.

About Cottages in the East of England with Dogs

There is so much to see and do when staying in cottages on the East coast that you will be booking your next visit before you leave. It’s a haven for hikers, cyclists and adrenaline junkies. Do some shopping at the farmers markets, craft breweries and traditional pubs. There are food festivals throughout the year and a plethora of antique shops.

It’s truly a nature lover’s paradise. It doesn’t matter if you have an energetic hound or a little pooch. They will enjoy being with you outdoors whether it’s a hike or just a short walk.  Amazing Roman ruins, indoor ski slopes, golf courses and why not visit film locations. Visit sensational gardens let your four-legged furry friend stretch their legs in the beautiful countryside.

7 top places you and your pup can enjoy together:


Suffolk Coast Beaches

Dogs are allowed on most of The Suffolk Coast’s beaches. Look out for some restrictions over the summer months. Some signs give exact dates for a particular beach. Dunwich is the only beach that does allow dogs all year round. Off the beaten track is Covehithe which is also dog-friendly. They can run around on the beach and even go for a swim.

Southwold's Peir

You don’t have to go hungry when you are out with your furry friend. There are pet-friendly eateries on the Suffolk Coast. A trip to The Suffolk Coast isn’t complete without going to Southwold’s famous Pier! You and your pup can enjoy a bite to eat at the Beach Café and Clockhouse before heading home.

Ramsholt Arms

The Ramsholt Arms, near Ipswich, is the ideal pub to grab a pint for yourself and a bowl of water for your pooch. The riverside pub and restaurant are dog-friendly. You can stop off here after a walk with your dog.

If the weather is inclement then your canine companion can join you at The Ufford Crown, near Woodbridge where water bowls and doggie treats are available.


The Transport Museum

The East Anglia Transport Museum near Lowestoft has a great collection of trams and buses. The children and even your canine partner can have a ride on. You can explore the exhibition halls, period street scenes, ‘Tar, Sweat and Steam building’ after a ride on the train. The Suffolk Punch Trust at Hollesley, near Woodbridge, offers you the opportunity to discover how horses shaped the local landscape. Make sure you have your walking boots on because you will be setting off on one of the three walks around the farm with your pooch. Your doggie will fit in at Easton Farm Park. He or she is welcome as long as they are on a lead. Your dogs will be curious bystanders while your kids cuddle some of the baby animals.


Holt Country Park

Holt Country Park is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of the big city and venture into the stunning woodland. Take a winding path along one of the coloured trails. These trails vary in distance. You don’t have to worry about getting lost because the paths overlap and all eventually lead back to the Visitor Centre where you started. Maybe take some water with for you and your pup in case you get thirsty.

Burghley House

Burghley House – Park Stamford in Lincolnshire welcomes dogs in the park. They must be kept on a lead to protect the deer herds. Dogs are not permitted in the Gardens. The Park is open all year round and admission is free.


The Market Towns

It’s not only on the beaches or stunning countryside that you have to take your dog for a walk. They can also join you on walks in the charming market towns. There are delightful shops that welcome well-behaved dogs. They will enjoy the vibrant streets and walkways, stopping along the way just to sniff around. Don’t forget to take your camera. The market is beautiful and the scenery along the way is stunning and the Cathedrals have impressive architecture. What would a walk around town be without stopping to take a selfie with you and your pooch?

The Last Word

East of England cottages are some of the best we feature. 

This region is perfect for cottage holidays all year round. There is so much to see and do.

East Anglia has magnificent historic houses. Why not step back in time at one of the fascinating museums. You and your pooch can explore the country’s largest collections of churches and cathedrals. Suffolk has been a popular holiday destination for years. Its stunning scenery, enchanting woodland and pristine beaches make it one of the UK’s gems.

There is a superb coastline that offers various water sports such as surfing, snorkeling, scuba diving, and sailing. 

Imagine doing all that with your canine companion. There is no need to leave them behind. If they are part of your family, then there is no reason not to book the dog friendly cottages in the East of England. 

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