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Suffolk Cottages For Dogs

Dog friendly cottages in Suffolk

Suffolk coastal holidays and Suffolk countryside breaks are some of the most breath-taking holiday options that England has to offer. Why not look for dog friendly cottages in Suffolk so you can take your pets along to enjoy it all?

As dog lovers ourselves, we are always on the look out for fantastic open plan holiday cottages which welcome a dog or two. Yes, the pet friendly holiday scene is broadening, but that might not make the choice any easier to make!

Check out our list of favourites for dog friendly holiday escapes in the Suffolk region below and book your ideal break away.

The Best Pet Friendly Holiday Cottages in Suffolk

Why not take your dog with you when you next decide to go and explore the best that Suffolk has to offer? There’s no reason your pets shouldn’t be able to enjoy the brilliant Suffolk countryside, beaches and more besides. They might not be able to appreciate the local heritage, but there is more than enough fresh air and woodland exploration to take in here.

The Suffolk heritage coast is likely to prove to be one of the most memorable holiday locations for couples and families everywhere. make it all the more fun and bring a four legged friend!

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1. Ploughmans in Hoxne

Ploughman’s Cottage offers a fantastic dog friendly break away that sleeps 3 people, with 2 bedrooms. This village location offers space for 2 pets, too, and there is bed linen and towels provided. You’ll have access to a smart TV, internet access, and an open plan living room complete with your own woodburning stove. There’s even a garden and patio!

This dog friendly domicile places you in the heart of classic Suffolk scenery. You’re close to some of the best East Anglia views and walks, making it a superb choice for dog lovers. The garden amenities alone are worth it!
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2. Rose Cottage in Felixstowe

Rose Cottage serves up a family friendly holiday cottage that sleeps 4 people in 2 bedroom spaces. This detached cottage has lots of character and supports a modern kitchen suite, a back garden and patio, and you can also bring two pets with you. There’s a dining and sitting room area, and there’s off road parking available.

This Felixstow cottage in the heart of Suffolk is just a short walk from the local pub, and shops are less than 3 miles away. Historic, lovingly-presented villages and towns such as Woodbridge, Trimley Sant Martin and Kirton are all on your doorstep to explore and enjoy.
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3. Three Steps in Friston

One of our favourite dog friendly cottages in the region, this delightful ground floor breakaway offers space for one dog and has 3 bedrooms, as well as a bathroom and open plan living room area for maximum comfort and accessibility. This sizeable holiday nook sleeps 5 people, and gives you access to your own enclosed garden, with patio and furniture.

Beach, pub, shop – all are close by, with shops in the region just 3 miles away and local food and drink even closer. This ground floor family haunt is very close to some of the best-loved National Trust sites, even better for your pets to go exploring.
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4. The Old Dairy in Eye

The Old Dairy is a lovely heritage coast base that offers space for 2 pets and 2 guests. It is not only dog friendly, but ideal for romantic trips away. There is Wi-Fi internet access throughout, as well as an enclosed garden and a specific workspace. A dairy barn conversion, this ground floor dog friendly holiday haven also offers a king size bed, an en suite wet room and private parking.

Make sure to check out riverside walks near the River Alde, and do take the time to let your dog sample the glorious Norfolk Broads.
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5. Kingfisher in Diss

The Kingfisher sleeps 3 guests and is a semi detached property welcoming one pet. Bring your dog to enjoy this roomy, ground floor holiday home, which boasts a walk in wet room space as well as an open plan living area. This holiday nook also offers a patio and pond that’s often host to local wildlife. There’s off road parking, and it is ideal for wheelchair mobility.

This village holiday cottage is very dog friendly and is close to the Pleasurewood Hills, as well as the wonderful Thetford Forest. It is an ideal base not only for dog walks, but also for all kinds of fun and adventure.
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6. Snow Hall Barn in Peasenhall

This brilliant family holiday cottage is modern and well presented, and sleeps 4 people. It has space for 2 dogs, and you have a choice between 2 double bedrooms. There is a wood burning stove on site, and you can hire baby furniture, too. This barn conversion is peaceful and private, and also has its own fantastic decking and balcony.

Properties of this nature are great for families thanks to the space, but Snow Hall Barn is a great choice as it’s close to all kinds of market scenes. It’s also close to the Minsmere Reserve, where birdwatchers can find themselves a hide.
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7. The Stables in Stowmarket

The Stables are brilliantly presented, with a space that sleeps 4 guests and welcomes 2 dogs. It is also one of few properties and dog friendly cottages in the area to offer its own gym and equipment on site! There are 2 bedrooms, 1 offering a king size bed and the other offering a super king with ziplink. There’s a handy shower room as well as a brilliant garden and summer house. This special romantic getaway is a great choice if you have a pet.

Great for exploring the Suffolk countryside, this location also offers links to lots of Suffolk coastal fun.
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8. Millers Rest in Stowmarket

Millers Rest sleeps 4 people and has space for one dog, offering 2 king size bedroom spaces. There is an outdoor area with garden furniture, an open fire woodburner in the main house, and a kitchen suite with washing machine, dishwasher, fridge freezer and more. There is a bathroom space on the ground floor and there are plenty of entertainment facilities in the lounge.

Pubs and shopping are 2 miles away, but you’ll likely want to use the position of this dog friendly holiday cottage to explore the wider countryside. You’re close to castles and medieval history, too!
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9. Dovecotes in Metfield

Dovecotes is a ground floor holiday home that sleeps 4 people and welcomes 2 pets. One of our favourite properties, this quiet breakaway is stylish and memorable, offering a double bedroom, a twin bedroom, a woodburner, smart TV services and more besides. There’s also a dedicated shower room on site, too.

This convenient cottage space lets you explore the Suffolk Heritage Coast with ease, as well as the Norfolk Broads, which aren’t too far away. There’s also tons of countryside to explore with your dog, and you may even find a few local dog friendly pubs close to properties such as these!
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10. The Old Post Office in Suffolk

The Old Post Office is one of the largest holiday cottages in our list, offering space for 8 people across four roomy bedrooms. Offering a large dining room as well as a farmhouse kitchen, a washroom with laundry and your own postroom snug, this is a great family getaway with genuine character. There’s also a patio and a big smart TV on-site.

Based deep in the heart of the county, few cottages offer such a brilliant mix of rural greenery and Suffolk coastal access. Pets will love the rambling walks and access to the shores, and you’re never too far from the local Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
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11. Sandpiper Cottage in Alderburgh

Sandpiper Cottage presents a superb space for 4 guests, and is a period cottage with modern accoutrements. It is a very pet friendly holiday base, offering an indoor fire, a complete kitchen, and your choice of a king size bedroom or a twin bedroom. There’s also Wi-Fi throughout, and there’s even a workspace if you’re heading here on business.

One of our favourite cottages, this delightful escape couldn’t get much closer to the best of Suffolk coastal walks, positioning you right at the Eastern edge of Aldeburgh. Where better to go exploring with pets?
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12. Bay Cottage in Thorpeness

Bay Cottage is much like one of those lovely cottages you see on postcards and chocolate boxes! There are two bedrooms here to sleep 4 guests, and it’s a one floor domicile to help make things even easier to access. There is a flat screen TV, and dogs will love the enclosed garden space. There is internet access provided and you’ll also have on site parking, too.

What’s great about cottages like these in Thorpeness is that they combine easy access to the beach as well as that authentic, quaint holiday feel. This is a great base for exploring the best of the coast, but do head back in land to find local horse riding fun, for example.
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Types of Accommodation To Expect

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With Hot Tubs

Cottages in Suffolk with hot tubs are extremely popular so if you’re after that added luxury, book quick! Perfect for holidays in summer or winter, a hot tub gives you the ideal spot to sip on a glass of bubbly and watch the clouds float by.
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Properties By The Coast & Beach

Suffolk has a 50-mile stretch of coast along the most easterly spot in England. Get up early and watch the sun rise over the horizon, it’s a beautiful thing to see at least once. For coastal cottages, choose one near Lowestoft, Southwold, Aldeburgh or Walberswick – they are all delightful towns with a choice of things to do.
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Cheap Weekend Breaks

Suffolk cottage breaks are great value for a retreat with your family and pet without spending a fortune. Treat yourself to a few nights away and blow away the cobwebs by going on a long country walk in the fresh air. A short holiday doesn’t have to cost the earth, you can have that break you deserve. It is well worth checking out our Suffolk favourites both in-season and during the off-season, as there may be a special offer or two that you can take advantage of. Not only that, but Suffolk remains a wonderful resort to explore all year round. Regardless of the weather, you’re sure to have a relaxing time out here.
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1-2 Night Self Catering

Sometimes, all you need is a night or 2 away to feel recharge your batteries and relax for a while. Suffolk offers plenty of cosy cottages where you can spend a quiet few days in self-catering accommodation taking things nice and easy. Look for a cosy cottage with all the handy kitchen appliances you’ll need, ample parking and more – whether you are breaking for a short time and are looking for a dog friendly cottage that sleeps 2, sleeps 4 or even sleeps 6, there are going to be lots of great cottage resorts worth looking into.

About Holidays in Suffolk With Dogs

If you want somewhere to unwind with the dogs, look to this county, filled with beautiful open countryside, medieval towns and 50 miles of coast. Suffolk dog walks really are something to be experienced, and there are plenty of reasons why the Suffolk coast remains one of the country’s most-visited sandy breakaways.

If you enjoy long walks with your dog, then you have a pick for of trails – the Mid Suffolk Path, The Angles Way and the Bury To Clare Walk will give you plenty of options to consider. You’re right in the heart of some of the lushest and breeziest walkways and trails that England has to offer. You can explore it on foot, with a dog, or on your bike. It’s entirely up to you!

The Suffolk Coast Path (here) will take you along the sea’s edge through Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Suffolk nature reserves, such as Dunwich Heath and RSPB Minsmere are some of the finest in the UK, and you can spot a variety of wildlife with man’s best friend at your side.

Then there’s Orford Ness, a 16k spit of land speckled with WWII debris and desolate structures to explore.

A dog friendly cottage break in Suffolk, or close to the Suffolk coast, should always be memorable for the right reasons. The best pet friendly cottage providers we have hunted for in this list will more than welcome pets. However, as with any holiday homes, do make sure that you and your dog (where possible!) show special care and respect for the nook that you wish to rent and enjoy.

The Last Word

Dog friendly cottages in Suffolk come in all shapes and sizes. From romantic hideaways for 2 to big cottages for a large family or group of friends, you can find them all here.

Out towards East Anglia, within reach of Framlingham Castle, Rendlesham Forest or elsewhere, there are more than a few great holiday cottage spots nestled in the heart of Suffolk. Take on sea views as you walk your dogs along the county’s sandy stretches, or make sure to check out the Suffolk village scene and market towns.

If you are looking for a romantic breakaway in a barn conversion or a quaint cottage close to the heart of Suffolk, we’ve rounded up plenty of choice for you. A self catering holiday in Suffolk can also include plenty of dog walks – and yes, there are plenty of dog friendly pubs scattered across the county, too!

Stay in a traditional seaside town, or book a remote place for a peaceful retreat, you can have your break in Suffolk just the way you want it. There’s history and heritage for you to explore in classic town escapes such as Bury St Edmunds, too.

Be sure to book early though as these are some of the most popular cottages from around the UK. Grab yourself an open fire, a hot tub, a ground floor living area, you name it – and make sure you and your pets are within reach of some of the most majestic walks and vistas that glorious Suffolk has on offer.

Bring your dog along for some serious countryside and seaside fun! There’s no need to leave your pets at home while you discover Suffolk – tackle the beaches and rolling greens together!

If you want to discover other properties, see the rest of our Pet Friendly Cottages in the East of England.

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