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Dorset Cottages For Dogs

Dog Friendly Cottages In Dorset

From the beaches at Lyme Regis to right along the Jurassic coastline, Dorset is a fantastic location for some dog friendly holidays! Dog friendly cottages in Dorset are always popping up, and for that reason, you now have even less of an excuse to take your pets along the brilliant, breezy sands and seaside views.

We’re huge fans of holidaying in Dorset, and it just so happens that there are more than a few friendly cottages available for couples and small groups to enjoy with their pets. A holiday in Dorset is one you are always likely to remember, so why not bring your dogs along for the fun, too?

The Best Pet Friendly Holiday Cottages in Dorset

We’ve taken the time to hunt down the best dog friendly holiday cottages all the way across Dorset, meaning that whether you are heading to the south coast or deep into the county countryside, there are bound to be more than a few cottage and retreat picks here to inspire you. In fact, if you’ve ever been in touch with the Dorset tourist board, you’ll know that there are tons of great ways to settle down in the county.

Finding a dog friendly cottage via the tourist board and elsewhere is definitely getting easier. However, we’ve taken the hassle of hunting down the best cottages for you – take a look at our brilliant picks below for more details.

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1. Burwell Cottage in Puncknowle

This modern holiday property offers three bedrooms and sleeps 6, and will happily welcome one dog on your stay. You’ll have access to a full wet room as well as a living room and dining suite, off road parking and your own enclosed courtyard. It’s a stunning cottage location that’s only a short walk to the local pub!

Close to the delightful Burton Bradstock and the country walks down through the Bride Valley, this is a countryside getaway which also positions you within a few miles of popular Weymouth. Therefore, you can break from the country to see the city, too.
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2. Honey Bee Retreat in Tytherleigh

This holiday retreat sleeps 4 and offers a ground floor bedroom, as part of the Honey Hill Farm holiday estate. Room to welcome 2 dogs, this is an entirely ground floor property complete with off road parking, your own private patio and garden, and all the everyday mod cons you’d normally demand from a kitchen and lounge.

Honey Bee Retreat puts you close to some of the best loved Dorset tourist attractions as suggested by the tourist board, and you’ll also be able to take the dogs for a stroll down through the stunning Blackdown Hills. This is a holiday cottage surrounded by natural beauty!
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3. Thatch Cottage in Buckland Newton

Thatch Cottage is a quaint holiday home with a ground floor bedroom as well as upstairs spaces, sleeping up to 6. There is a full kitchen suite as well as your own outdoor area to enjoy, and you’ll have access to a fantastic open fire. You can bring 2 dogs (small) or one medium sized pup for the holiday, too.

This is, of course, a thatched cottage with a postcard look to it! You’re close to the lovely village of Buckland Newton, and you will be able to take your dogs on some of the amazing countryside walks you can spot from the windows.
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4. Mallards in Piddletrenthide

This airy, lightly decorated holiday home sleeps 2 and welcomes a well behaved dog. Everything is on one level, and you’ll have access to your own patio area as well as full Wi-Fi throughout. There are cooking facilities and a dishwasher in the kitchen, and all your towels are included in the price.

This brilliant dog friendly bolthole puts you clear in the centre of the Piddle Valley. That means you are never too far from some of Dorset’s famous dog friendly beaches. If you’d like to trail along the Jurassic Coast, you’re only a few miles away.
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5. Straberie Cottage in Beaminster

This location sets up a pair of cottage hideways for a dog loving couple. There is one ground floor bedroom with a four poster bed as well as space for up to three pets! You’ll be able to sit back in the conservatory attached and will also have all you need from a modern bathroom and kitchen array.

Take your dogs to explore more than 60 acres of countryside close by, and do make a point of checking out the best of what the tourist board has to recommend! There’s tons of woodland for birdwatchers and wildlife fans, too!
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6. Honeybun in Osmington

You can bring 2 dogs to this delightful cottage location in West Dorset, which sleeps 4 across two bedrooms. There’s Wi-Fi throughout and you’ll have access to a ground floor lounge, alongside your own lawn space. There’s a full kitchen and dining area for you to enjoy, too.

Perfect for any family holiday in Dorset, this lovely location is something of a bolthole for coastal explorers, meaning you are never too far from some of the sparkling sands Dorset is famous for. You’re also within the village of Osmington, full of fantastic local fare, food and drink. It’s close to long walks for your dogs, too!
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7. Little Char in Charmouth

Little Char is a green and pleasant 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.

Set alongside the heart of the Jurassic Coast, this studio cottage location gives you access to Lyme Regis, Bridport and much more. If your dog enjoys getting sandy paws or you’re simply looking for a Dorset breakaway with lots of romantic character, this is bound to be a great pick.
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8. Bowden Farm Wagon Cottage in Shaftesbury

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.

This detached cottage offers more than just an enclosed garden and 1 bedroom luxuries. It backs onto delightful rolling greenery and offers easy access to dog walks and trails up and down the Dorset Hills. The town centre of Gillingham is a short drive away.
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9. Lime Tree Stables in Winfrith Newburgh

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.

This secluded 1 bedroom cottage is less than 5 miles from some of the best locations and attractions recommended by the Dorset tourist board. You’re only a short drive from the Jurassic Coast and several market towns, and there’s no need to search for local walks and pathways.
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10. Manor Farm in Milborne Saint Andrew

Sleeping up to 5 guests, this stunning dog friendly holiday cottage provides 2 bedrooms, with 1 bedroom offering a queen bed. There is a full kitchen suite and shared bathroom, as well as your own enclosed garden and a private entrance. There’s a lounge area with entertainment and Wi-Fi throughout.

Truly idyllic, this secluded getaway is one of the best-looking pet friendly cottages on our list, and puts you in the centre of some of Dorset’s best loved countryside trails and treats. Great for a quiet break away with your partner and pet, even if you don’t intend to explore!
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11. Forest Cottage in Burley

This dog friendly cottage sleeps two people with a king sized bed and a full open fire place / wood burner with logs provided! You’ll have your own enclosed garden as well as space for up to three well behaved dogs. Great for pets, you won’t have to pay extra to bring a four legged friend along. This cottage in Dorset also offers an open plan living area.

This retreat is right in the heart of the New Forest, making it the perfect getaway for anyone who wants to take their dogs on woodland walks across Dorset. You’re only half an hour away from the south coast.
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12. Brightside Cottage in Colehill

This thatched cottage offers a queen bedroom and a sofa bed for Dorset holidaymakers and is completely open to you bringing pets along for the fun, too. Boasting a full kitchen suite as well as your own garden area, you’ll also find all of your towels and linen provided.

This wonderful cottage in Dorset is a 1 bedroom wonder, with a chocolate box quality to it – you’re also less than 5 miles from towns such as Wimborne Minster, and you’re even close enough to easily drive to and from Bournemouth’s sandy beaches.
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Types of Accommodation To Expect

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With Hot Tubs

With more and more cottage breaks coming with there own private hot tub, we thought it only fitting to show you some of the best Dorset cottages with hot tubs. A cottage retreat down on the Dorset coast with your dog is something you’ll treasure with miles of golden beaches and hot weather. You may even find a barn conversion that supports a tub as well as pets!
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Properties By The Coast & Beach

Overlooking the wonderful Dorset coastline, our coastal cottages 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!
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Cheap Weekend Breaks

Our low cost cottages in and around 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.
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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.

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 pet friendly Dorset cottages, there’s a lot of attractions to see and do 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 dog friendly cottages to help welcome you along with pets, 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.

The Last Word

Never been to Dorset and marvelled at its sea views before from the golden beaches? 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’s 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 dog friendly holidays. 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 a 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 dog friendly cottages in Dorset welcome your canine buddies with open arms. Take a look through our list of dog friendly locations and start planning your adventure!

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

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