12 Dog Friendly Essex Cottages & Lodges (Plus 3 With Private Hot Tubs)

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Hand-Picked Essex Cottages

Essex can be found on the east coast of England and is located south of Suffolk and north Kent. It’s a fun holiday destination offering lively seaside resorts, historical towns and open countryside, and it’s all within easy reach of London. 

Our dog friendly cottages in Essex are some of the most popular throughout the country. Taking the family pooch on holiday to Essex is a breeze thanks to pet-friendly beaches, welcoming pubs and cottages that allow dogs. 

Baytree Cottage 1

Baytree Cottage 1

Baytree Cottage in Birch, near Colchester combines a city stay with beach options. Located in a small village just outside Colchester, the cottage is ideal for a couple or for three people and their pooch. With easy access to the Roman city of Colchester for history fans or to Mersea Island for estuary views and deserted beaches, Baytree Cottage is a modern, light and airy cottage with wood burner for cosy nights on the sofa.
1 Bedrooms
Sleeps 3 Guests
1 Pets
Madeira House

Madeira House

Madeira House in Holland-on-Sea is fabulous semi-detached home away from home a short walk from the beach at Kings Parade. It is the perfect base for a touring holiday in the area or even a daily walk along the promenade at Clacton-on-Sea with your canine friend by your side. Sleeping up to seven people, plus one furry friend, this four bedroomed house is ideal for families or groups of friends.
4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 7 Guests
1 Pets
The Old Calf House

The Old Calf House

The Old Calf House in Little Baddon, near Chelmsford, is a converted single-storey detached property, set in five hundred acres of farmland. The house is located on a working farm and looks out onto stunning views towards the River Chelmer, in a beautiful but little known part of the Essex countryside, ideal for walking, cycling and bird-watching. A shop, pub and restaurant are all located within three miles of the property.
2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6 Guests
1 Pets
Dovercourt Hall Cottage

Dovercourt Hall Cottage

Dovercourt Hall Cottage in Dovercourt is a beautiful and unique old cottage, set within an enclosed shared garden. The cottage is perfectly located for discovering the local beaches and nearby Harwich or Felixstowe. The cottage is full of original features including a a fabulous fireplace in the living room and the many luxurious touches inside the cottage make this an indulgent accommodation choice, perfect for recharging batteries. Two canine friends are welcome at the cottage.
4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 8 Guests
2 Pets
Little Lodge

Little Lodge

Little Lodge is an adorable weather-board cottage, perfect for a romantic holiday away from it all. It’s only 350 yards from the beach, and a pub is within easy walking distance, so park the car and settle down for a relaxing couple of days. The double bedroom is cute as can be, and the modern bathroom boasts a tub that’s ideal for long candle-lit soaks. In the country-style kitchen you can find all that you need for cooking up tasty meals. West Mersea is becoming well-known for its oysters and seafood restaurants, so spoil yourself and enjoy an indulgent dinner out too. And with Colchester on the doorstep, you can immerse yourself in centuries of history with a trip to this bustling Roman town.
1 Bedrooms
Sleeps 2 Guests
1 Pets
Rose Cottage

Rose Cottage

Found in a quiet street in the heart of Saffron Walden, Rose Cottage is a charming holiday home that dates back to 1850. Formerly a millworkers cottage, it has been lovingly kitted out with everything you need for a great holiday in Essex. Perfect for 2 people and a small dog, there is a double bedroom and modern bathroom upstairs, and a cosy living area and kitchen on the ground floor. You can go on a number of walks straight from the front door, and when you’ve completed your hike, the local pub is only 100 metres away and it’s a dog-friendly establishment too. Saffron Walden has a selection of shops and eateries, plus a castle, famous mazes, a museum and art gallery so there is something for everyone close by.
1 Bedrooms
Sleeps 2 Guests
1 Pets
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

Cottages with hot tubs

Treat yourself to one of our cottages in Essex with hot tubs. There’s nothing nicer than sinking into steaming hot bubbles at the end of a long day of site seeing. With a wide selection of accommodation with a hot tub available, you will find the perfect cottage for you. Browse through the Essex cottage breaks and pick out exactly what you are looking for.

Properties By The Coast & Beach

With 350 miles of coastline to choose from , finding an Essex cottage on the beach is easy to do. Southend, Canvey Island, Clacton-On-Sea and Mersea Island are all favourite seaside town where holiday makers return year after year. Find an Essex holiday home near the coast where you and your doggy can have fun together.

Cheap Weekend Breaks

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.

1-2 Night Self Catering Cottages

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.

About Essex Holidays With Dogs

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, 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.

The Last Word

Dog friendly cottages in Essex 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.

More Places To Stay

Visit our main county page to see the rest of our brilliant properties around the East of England.

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