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Why Take a Pet Break Here

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. It is also home to some of the rarest birds in England.

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.

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.

Holiday Cottages To Rent

The Croft

The Croft

This pet friendly cottage is Grade II listed with a thatched roof. Restored interior keeps the original features such as beams throughout and brick floors. Large living room with wood burner, dining room with brick flooring and traditional style kitchen and breakfast area. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture, path leading down to a small summer house. Up to two pets are welcome.
2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4 Guests
2 Pets
The Beach House

The Beach House

This cottage is the ideal seaside retreat for a couple and their trusty pooch. One master bedroom and modern shower room. Sleek modern interiors with an open plan kitchen leading into a spacious and bright living room featuring high ceilings and French doors. Just 300 metres from the beach, this is the coastal getaway you’ve always wanted. Easy access to many vibrant seaside towns and attractions
1 Bedrooms
Sleeps 2 Guests
1 Pets
Grove Wood Cottage

Grove Wood Cottage

This dog friendly, wood-clad barn conversion is a one storey cottage accessible by a country road making it the ideal countryside hideaway. Its two bedrooms have a double bed and convertible double/twin respectively, sleeping up to four guests with room for two pets. Surrounded by stunning views of open meadows and woodlands, with a pond and river on the grounds. Dogs are to be supervised, no children under 12.
2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4 Guests
2 Pets
Hill Farm Cottage

Hill Farm Cottage

This dog friendly modern cottage is nestled in the wonderful East Cambridgeshire countryside, surrounded by farmland and woodland. A spacious living room with wood burner, 50” TV and large leather sofas. Fully equipped modern kitchen with large dining area. First floor balcony with views of the garden. Large lawned garden featuring a lake which requires small children and dogs to be supervised. Beautiful views of the surrounding landscape.
2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4 Guests
1 Pets
Barley Cottage

Barley Cottage

This dog friendly retreat is situated on grounds with two other holiday cottages that share an outdoor swimming pool, patio area and large garden. The River Nene flows by at the end of the garden making for excellent fishing provided you have a license. It is unfenced so doggies must be supervised. Situated in the picturesque town of Water Newton, Barley Cottage is an ideal jumping off point for the many attractions in the area.
2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4 Guests
1 Pets
Fen Cottage

Fen Cottage

This pet friendly cottage dates back to 1710 and is situated between open farmland and the banks of the New Bedford River, providing unparalleled views. With two bedrooms, Fen cottage sleeps up to four guests and one furry friend. Cosy living room with open fire and galley kitchen with electric Aga. Your dog can take advantage of the expansive garden and you can enjoy the patio area with furniture and barbeque.
1 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4 Guests
1 Pets
Courtyard Cottage

Courtyard Cottage

Courtyard Cottage is a compact terraced holiday home in Framlingham that is spread over 3 floors. It’s perfect for a family break away with a dog in Suffolk. Downstairs there's a bright living room that has a feature fireplace, and up on the first floor is a double room with plenty of style. A twin room sits at the top of the house nestled in the eaves. With a pub and shops just 100 metres from the cottage, you don’t have to venture far for all things you need.
2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4 Guests
2 Pets
Coastline Cottage

Coastline Cottage

This charming end of terrace fisherman’s cottage has 2 bedrooms – a double and a twin – and is ideal for a family or small group of friends. You can take your furry best friend too, as Coastline Cottage is a dog-friendly holiday home. The living and dining room has little character features, like the exposed brick fireplace, wood burner and beams. Outside, the courtyard garden has a tranquil seating area where you can take your morning coffee. Situated on the wonderful coastline, you can enjoy long walks with your canine companion and explore the vast range of activities on offer in the local area.
2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4 Guests
1 Pets
Coach House

Coach House

Originally, this detached cottage was the vicarage coach house, and now it is a sweet 2-bedroom holiday home with a private garden and use of 4 acres of grounds. It’s a great base for a family of 4 who want to explore the Suffolk coast and the River Orwell close by. This holiday home is dog friendly, in fact you can take up to 2 family pooches to stay with you here. With plenty of indoor and outdoor activities within driving distance, it's easy to see why this cottage is such a popular choice among families and couples.
2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4 Guests
2 Pets
Garden Cottage

Garden Cottage

Opposite a dog-friendly village pub in the centre of Tetford is the delightful Garden Cottage. With a double and a twin bedroom, it sleeps 4 people in comfort. There’s lots of charm to be found in the cosy living room with a bare-brick fireplace and beamed ceiling. The cottage style kitchen-diner has lots of space to enjoy breakfast together before you head off to explore. And the courtyard garden offers a quiet place to sit as it backs onto playing fields.
2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4 Guests
2 Pets
Apple Tree Cottage

Apple Tree Cottage

Apple Tree Cottage is in the centre of the Lincolnshire village of Ropsley and 10 minutes from Grantham. Walking distance from this holiday home is a friendly pub that serves tasty food 6 days a week. This lovingly restored cottage has more than enough room for 2 people, and it is dog friendly. The king-size bedroom has vaulted ceilings and there’s a luxury shower room next door. The patio area at the back has a view of the village church and an area to sit and enjoy a glass of wine.
1 Bedrooms
Sleeps 2 Guests
1 Pets
Bluestone Cottage

Bluestone Cottage

Bluestone Cottage is a renovated barn set in the owner’s grounds. With one bedroom, it’s an ideal place for a couple to spend a holiday. Cooking up tasty meals is easy in the luxury high-spec kitchen, and the garden comes with an outdoor eating area. The wood burning fire is the focal point of the open-plan living area, and logs are at the property on arrival. Two doggies are welcome to stay here, so you can take your pooch with you to visit the Lincolnshire Wolds.
1 Bedrooms
Sleeps 2 Guests
2 Pets
High Barn Canons

High Barn Canons

Charming single-storey converted barn. This stunning cottage lies on the Langley Abbey Estate, a working farm and home to Norfolk’s only polo club. Enjoy the comforts of this fantastic open plan one bedroom cottage. The owners have furnished the cottage with the finest furniture of the highest quality. Relax in the shared, lawned courtyard, ideal for a pup to run around. There is a private hot tub, which is an extra cost. This retreat offers complete luxury where you can unwind with a host of attractions and activities nearby for the whole family to enjoy.
1 Bedrooms
Sleeps Guests
1 Pets
Quaver’s Rest

Quaver’s Rest

Quaver’s Rest is a cosy and compact studio lovingly designed by the owners, giving you a comfortable and pleasant stay. Enjoy a relaxing and refreshing holiday with everything at your fingertips. The luxurious studio offers opulent furnishings with a stunning outdoor area. The owners live on the property, which lies within the quiet hamlet of Rushford with Knettishall Heath, Thetford Forest, High Lodge and Go Ape close by. This cottage is extremely popular among couples looking for a romantic escape close to the Norfolk Broads & coastline. With plenty to see and do, your sure to have a memorable holiday.
1 Bedrooms
Sleeps 2 Guests
1 Pets
Elmtree Barn

Elmtree Barn

This detached converted barn is tucked away in the rolling landscape of the Norfolk farmland. A mix of country style and contemporary design. The amazing large windows and open plan design offers bright open plan living. Enjoy the fabulous view from the comforts of your sofa looking out over the meadows through the glass folding doors. With a large spacious garden and rolling countryside on your doorstep, you and your pet can have a holiday to remember. Your pet's tail will be wagging with excitement.
3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4 Guests
2 Pets

Choose Your Location

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.

Activities & Things to Do Near The East Coast

There is so much to see and do in this charming county 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. Essex offers pony-trekking, paddle-boarding and boat trips. 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. You will find an activity in this picturesque county to suit the whole family or couples. Lincolnshire offers a bit more diversity that won’t disappoint. 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:

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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.
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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.
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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.

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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.

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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.
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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.

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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 comprises of Lincolnshire, Essex, East Anglia, Suffolk, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire. 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. Whether you love to go shopping, visit beautifully manicured gardens or want to relax in peaceful surroundings then East of England is right for you. There is a superb coastline that offers various water sports such as surfing, snorkelling, scuba diving, and sailing. Add to that the rich heritage with plenty of historic buildings and museums. 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 pet-friendly cottages in the East Of England. This beautiful part of the UK will leave you with happy lasting memories.

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