Dog Friendly Log Cabins In Essex: 6 Lodges To Rent

Handpicked Log Cabin Retreats

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 find the best dog friendly lodges in Essex, so you don't have to!


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!

Harkstead, Near Essex

This beautifully restored one bedroom property is ideal for a romantic retreat, inside the home you have underfloor heating on the ground floor as well as a welcome pack and outside there’s a lawn garden with a patio area with table and chairs and private parking. Take a stroll 1.6 miles into the beautiful village of Harkstead where there’s a local pub serving food or head to the international port of Felixstowe for a great day out with the family.

Messing, Essex

This open plan barn conversion is set in a rural setting on a farm, with stunning countryside views. It has one king size bedroom and an en suite shower room. There’s wifi throughout the property as well as a washing machine, fridge, freezer, and microwave. The local shop and pub are two miles away and the property is always decorated every Christmas. Enjoy fantastic days out nearby by going into Colchester Zoo or heading to Bourne Mill.

Thaxted, Essex

A wonderful converted farm building with a king size bedroom and a family bathroom with underfloor heating throughout the holiday home. There is a wood burner with logs provided and a private hot tub sat on the small patio outside. Visit the nearby village where there is a local museum, range of shops, restaurants, and cafes or head further afield to the stunning city of Cambridge.

Messing, Essex

A fantastic oak clad Shepherd’s Hut set in 20 acres of vast farmland. There’s one double bedroom and an en suite shower room. Outside there’s garden furniture with a barbecue where you can enjoy the miles of countryside views. Mersea Island is just 13 and a half miles away with beautiful beaches, sailing activities and seafood, or head to the market town of Maldon, which is just nine and a half miles away.

Steeple Bumpstead, Near Essex

A luxurious property ideal for a large family wanting to escape the busy city. It has four bedrooms and four bathrooms, as well as a utility room with a tumble dryer and washing machine. Inside the holiday home is a wood burner with logs provided, a TV in the lounge, and there’s also a high chair and cot available if you have young children. Outside there is a three-acre garden with a barbecue, hot tub and garden furniture, as well as parking for five vehicles and electric car charging points. From this property, you can explore both Cambridgeshire and Essex.

Last Word

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.

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.

Head over to our East of England cabins for pets for other great properties and even check out the rest of the dog friendly cottages in Essex.

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