Surrey is just on the outskirts of London, so it’s an ideal place for a holiday if you want to include a visit to the capital. Surrey is a wealthy part of the UK, so when it comes to eating out and shopping, you’ll find top-class restaurants and luxury retails stores in every town.
Our dog friendly cottages in Surrey allow you to explore the Downs, there are canal towpaths, woodland, riversides and heathland to roam – and your dog will enjoy every minute by your side. With cottages, lodges and holiday homes to choose between, all welcoming dogs to stay, it’s easy to find the perfect place to stay in Surrey.
Spend a holiday in Surrey for long walks in the countryside with your dog. There’s the Surrey Downs, Box Hill and Virginia Water – each place is beautiful and offers something unique for visitors.
The list of interesting places to visit include Farnham, Epsom and Chertsey, plus the university town of Guildford is packed with fun things to do.
For a day sightseeing in London, hop on the train and you’ll be in the centre in under an hour. When it comes to choosing a place to stay with man’s best friend, you can have your pick of accommodation.
From park lodges to thatched country cottages, there is everything you need and more.
Surrey, in the south of England, is sandwiched between London and the Sussex coast, so you have plenty to do whichever way you head.
In the county itself, you can tour country estates, ancient castles and formal gardens. Or head to Box Hill, home of the 2012 road cycling race – the views from the top are out of this world.
Epsom Downs surrounds the well-known racecourse, and you could get a peek at the horses as they train if you go for a walk early in the morning.
Or wander along the canals at Farnham to see water birds and wildlife beside the towpaths. There are several things to do with your dog in Surrey – here are just a few of them:
Nestled on the edge of the River Wey, Waverley Abbey was the first Cistercian monastery founded in the UK. The ruins that are left of this 12th-century abbey are picturesque with many Gothic arches and the original dining hall remaining. A couple of information boards tell visitors about the history of the site – it’s fascinating stuff. The grounds stretch along the river and are lovely to stroll around. Dogs are allowed to walk here with you as long as they stay on a lead.
A 10-acre woodland is home to hundreds of outdoor sculptures created by 300 contemporary artists. Explore the 2-mile trail as a family, including the dog, and pick out your favourite sculpture from fountains, deer, dragons, abstract shapes and heads. The exhibits are always changing and many of them are for sale if you want your own artwork for the garden. The park is open all year round.
The Epsom Downs surrounds the famous racecourse and goes on for miles and miles. You can walk with man’s best friend for a short while, or spend most of the day there enjoying the peace and quiet. Some areas of the Downs are used to exercise the racehorses and doggies must be kept on a lead in these spots, but there is lots of space to let them run off-leash too, just keep an eye out for the signs.
In the heart of Guildford, there’s a handsome castle with a tower that’s been painstakingly restored. For a small fee, visitors can climb up to the top and take in the far-reaching views. Doggies can scale the fortification too – it’s easier on 4 legs. And when you have seen everything inside, a walk in the gardens is a must, they are beautifully planted and full of colour no matter what season it is.
As one of the largest producers of wine in England, Denbies are the experts when it comes to a bottle of vino. Visitors are welcome to tour the estate – there’s even a land train to catch for a tour if you book. Denbies offer different tours, events and tastings throughout the year so check the what’s on page to see what is happening when you’re in the area. Dogs can tour the outside areas – which go on for acres – but aren’t permitted indoors.
At Chertsey Meads, you can hire a boat for 2 to 12 people – and doggies are welcome onboard as well. Self-drive your way along the water spotting birds and mammals as you go. Hire your chosen vessel for an hour or all day – and the boats come with shade or cover so you can venture out whatever the weather.
Witley Common is spawling heathland in an area of Scientific Interest. Crossed with footpaths, it’s the place to go for some time away from the hustle and bustle. A short nature trail is ideal for a family ramble, with a longer marked route of 3 miles if you want something a little more challenging. Take a picnic and enjoy time outside for a while.
If you like to spend time outdoors roaming across heathland or walking the dog beside a canal, then our dog friendly cottages in Surrey are for you.
Book your ideal holiday home – there are plenty to choose from that welcome pooches to stay – and pack your suitcase, we know you’re going to have a great holiday.
Visit market towns such as Dorking or Godalming, or Guildford for the theatre, museums and shopping. With a selection of things to do in every part of the country, Surrey is an ideal place for a break away from home.