Are you keen to explore the green stretches and waterside walks Essex has to offer? Essex is often a hidden gem when it comes to pet ready breaks, which is why it makes all the more sense to hunt down the best dog friendly lodges in Essex that you can book right now.
We’ve gone to the effort of hunting down some of the best Essex lodges and holiday homes that are perfect for dogs and their owners to stay in. Whether you’d like to stay for a weekend or even one night, these are some of our absolute favourites.
Finding an open plan dog friendly holiday home in Essex is no longer that tricky. The fact is, more and more people are staying close to the Essex Suffolk border. It’s a staycation hotspot that’s proving to be really popular with pet lovers. And why not? Start looking for great prices!
Whether you are looking for a ground floor living area, a full barn conversion or a lodge or cabin, we’ve lined up some dog friendly holiday spots that bring you closer to the heart of Essex. Take a look and see if you can find that perfect breakaway.
A great alternative to dog friendly cottages in the region, this open plan living space with wood burner opens up onto its own spa / tub terrace. There is a king size bedroom and two twin rooms to sleep 6 people total. You can also comfortably bring a dog with you to stay!
Step out of the lovely ground floor living space and plan walks around the amazing Dedham Vale – one of our favourites in terms of dog walking spots nearby. Do also take the time to explore Colchester and Clacton nearby, as well as the Harwich coast. The Suffolk Coast AONB isn’t far.
Looking to spend one or two nights in the Essex region? Whether you want to book somewhere that sleeps 2 or 4 in the Colne Valley or near Southend, there are always going to be affordable breaks away for a few nights at a time. Many are within walking distance of brilliant local attractions!
Essex has lovely seaside town spots just walking distance away from some of the best lodges in the region. If you’ve never checked out family friendly Clacton or Southend before, now’s your chance. Take your dogs on a sandy trail down the beach and enjoy that quintessential British seaside experience.
Self catering is often the best way to enjoy Essex with your dogs! Find an open plan space and settle down for a night or two to decompress. All you might need is a ground floor living area and a hot tub – though a nice shower room won’t go amiss, either!
This region may not be the first location people think about when they consider holidays in the UK. However, close to the Essex border there are all kinds of countryside walks, river escapes and more besides. As mentioned, Essex is also well loved for its seaside offerings, meaning that if you want to bed down somewhere within walking distance of sandy trails, ten a log cabin or lodge up in Essex might just tick all the right boxes.
Of course, you should think carefully about what makes the perfect countryside lodge work for you? Is it all about those countryside or coastal views? What about an open plan living room with all mod cons? You might even value an enclosed garden and patio where you and your pups can sit out and enjoy the evening air. Your holiday, your rules!
Book yourself a lodge close to cycle tracks, or maybe close to a beach or two. The beauty of having your own cabin or lodge means you’ll be able to come back to a comfy bed, an open fire and all mod cons. Some people prefer to sleep in a lodge than a tent!
As you’ll see from our picks of the best lodges out in Constable country, there are all kinds of resorts with all kinds of facilities. Find yourself somewhere that sleeps 3 for a short break or a holiday property complete with a smart TV and a double bedroom for that perfect romantic retreat.
Even if you won’t settle for anything less than a Colchester District barn conversion and a breakfast bar, we’re sure to have found you plenty of picks that play to your tastes. Choose a ground floor or first floor stop to suit your needs.
The Essex countryside alone is well worth exploring with your dogs as well as any family you want to bring along! It remains a very popular region of the country to head to for short breaks, but why not make it a longer stretch if you really want to unwind with your pets?
What’s also great about this corner of the country is the fact that it has a brilliant coastline and authentic seaside scene. If you like your UK holidays laid back and without any kind of pressures, then you might do well checking out Southend, home to an amazingly long pier and all the fish and chips you can handle. For dog friendly holidays in the south of England, we really think this region makes it near the top of our favourites list.
There’s also the fact that the county offers up the wonderful Epping Forest. There are some stunning woodland walks amongst the countryside to be had here, meaning that if all you’ve ever heard about regarding the region is its town and city scenes, get ready for a nice surprise.
The fact that this county is so well connected to the best of the south is also a great reason to look for a lodge or other properties with your pets. There are easy routes into Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and more. You’ll even find London not too far away, meaning if you do fancy taking a trip into the city, you won’t have to stretch your legs too far.
Of course, you should take your time to look for that perfect Essex or Colne Valley breakaway spot. As well as finding a lodge or cabin that is completely pet ready, take the time to look closely at the location. Does a countryside, coastal or city break appeal to you? There are a number of dog friendly days out in Essex, so you never get bored and also a wide range of dog friendly pubs in Essex for a bite to eat with fido.
Do also think carefully about your home comforts and needs. Do you need a ground floor open plan living area? What about access to a hot tub? You might even want a living room, dining room and kitchen combi for ease of access. Of course, an enclosed garden is great, too.
Essex makes for a flexible holiday location and a varied get away for many reasons. You’ll be within reach of picture perfect Constable country, for one thing, and via the Herts border you’ll have access to even more rolling countryside and stately home escapes. A rural setting might be just what you’re looking for from that perfect holiday location in Essex.
Take it from us – Essex is a great dog friendly holiday spot with lots to offer. Whether it’s the rolling countryside, cycle tracks or lovely seaside properties that interest you the most, be sure to give the county a second look and book ahead of time.