24 Dog Friendly Dorset Cottages & Lodges (Plus 6 With Private Hot Tubs)

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Hand Picked Cottages & Cabins

We understand how important it is for many dog owners to have their canine companions with them on a UK break, that being said; dog-friendly shouldn’t mean any compromises on luxury.

Our cottages ooze comfort and style whilst offering the chance to spend quality time with your best pal. You can unwind in the peaceful locations of our hand-picked dog friendly cottages in Dorset or explore the surrounding countryside together.

Wren Cottage

Wren Cottage

This is certainly Away From The Madding Crowd country and Wren Cottage in the sleepy hamlet of Salwayash fits right in. Once you’ve taken in the breath-taking vista of Dorset’s undulating hills, you’ll head to the nearby stretch of Jurassic coastline to make the most of your country and coastal break. Wren Cottage is perfect for couples and if you have more than one dog, it, unlike many other holiday lets, is happy to welcome two furry friends. A travel cot is also available on request. The cottage is all on one level providing wheelchair access. There is onsite parking and an enclosed garden to keep your pooches safe. There’s a welcome pack with doggy treats too.

Cottages

Bedroom
1
Sleeps
2
Pets
2
The Forge

The Forge

If you want to enjoy a three-county break, The Forge is the perfect base. Thorncombe is on the border of both Somerset and Devon giving its visitors the opportunity of exploring each county without having to travel too far. Your dog might not possess the know-how to plan the family holiday, but there is no doubt he or she will lap up this the variety this away time has to offer. Thorncombe might only have a population of 700, but it encompasses 5,200 acres of West Dorset land. If it’s just the two of you and your dogs and you are curious to discover what more than just one county has to offer, then you are on the right track here

Cottages

Bedroom
1
Sleeps
2
Pets
2
Little Thatch

Little Thatch

If we could rate a holiday home on looks and personality, Little Thatch will win hands down. It is what it says on the biscuit tin – a quintessential (as its name implies), thatched 18th century rural Dorset house, with room for two, a baby and a dog. Netherbury village has the advantage of having the Jurassic coast on the doorstep as well as being surrounded by the scenic Dorset countryside.

Cottages

Bedroom
1
Sleeps
2
Pets
1
Armswell House

Armswell House

Standing on the grounds of a 650-acre organic dairy farm, Armswell House is a large, detached 18th-century holiday home with room for 18 people. There are 7 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms so it's perfect for a family get-together in the Dorset countryside. With a games room and hot tub in the cellar, a huge dining room and 2 living rooms, there is plenty of space to spread out here. This magnificent house is the ideal base for visiting the Dorset Downs and Hardy Country. The nearby village of Piddletrenthide boasts thatched cottages, a couple of pubs and a fine church, and Dorchester is just 8 miles away for a visit to the county capital.

Cottages

Bedroom
7
Sleeps
18
Pets
2
Sea View Lodge

Sea View Lodge

Sea View Lodge situated within the 350-acre Rousdon Estate near Lyme Regis is a fantastic base for a holiday that encompasses beautiful coastlines, scenic walks and outdoor adventure. Sea View Lodge welcomes families or groups of up to eight people plus two canine friends, all of whom will love the terrace, hot tub and light and airy seating area, which is perfect for relaxing in and enjoying the view of the large garden.

Cottages

Bedroom
4
Sleeps
8
Pets
2
Art Studio

Art Studio

Downwood Art Studio near Blandford Forum is an ideal choice for a romantic getaway in the Dorset countryside. A light and airy retreat, the cottage has its own hot tub and a lovely garden and patio area for relaxing in during the day or stargazing on a clear night. The cottage is ideally situated for exploring Dorset’s pretty towns, the New Forest National Park and the scenic Jurassic Coast.

Cottages

Bedroom
1
Sleeps
2
Pets
1
The Parlour

The Parlour

The Parlour at Bedborough Farm Cottages near Wimborne is just twenty minutes from the harbour at Poole and a fantastic ice cream parlour. The ideal size for five people and two pooches, The Parlour offers contemporary rooms in a converted barn with plenty of on-site facilities, a friendly owner and a welcome pack for you and your canine friends. Wimborne, Bournemouth and the National Trust properties of Badbury Rings, Kingston Lacy Estate and Brownsea Island are nearby.

Cottages

Bedroom
2
Sleeps
4
Pets
2
4 Saxon Maybank

4 Saxon Maybank

A beautifully converted barn with its own private hot tub, garden and stunning views out over the surrounding countryside, 4 Saxon Maybank in Bradford Abbas is perfect for couples or for a family holiday in the company of your favourite four-legged friends. Situated on an elegant country estate, the cottage is ideally located for walking in the local area or for a visit to Sherborne and Yeovil as well as the seaside at Weymouth.

Cottages

Bedroom
2
Sleeps
4
Pets
2
The Old Dairy

The Old Dairy

The Old Dairy at Bedborough Farm Cottages near Wimborne has an enviable semi-rural location with horse stables nearby. A delightful semi-detached, single-storey barn conversion, the cottage is perfect for families and sleeps up to five people and two canine friends. The cottage has its own private hot tub and enclosed garden with access to a shared children’s play area and games room and is ideally located for days out in Wimborne, Poole and Bournemouth.

Cottages

Bedroom
2
Sleeps
5
Pets
2
Purcombe Farmhouse

Purcombe Farmhouse

With 6 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, Purcombe House is large enough for 12 people. The perfect cottage for a big family holiday or weekend with a group of friends, it’s on a working farm and surrounded by the beautiful Dorset countryside. With 2 cosy living rooms and a separate dining room, there is plenty of space to spread out. And the games room and hot tub in the garden will keep everyone happy during their stay here. There’s lots to explore locally – from the bustling town of Bridport to the long sandy beaches of the Jurassic coast, you can find something different to do every day.

Cottages

Bedroom
6
Sleeps
12
Pets
3
New Inn Farmhouse

New Inn Farmhouse

This detached holiday home has plenty of room for 12 guests and 2 dogs. Every room is impeccably styled with exposed brick features, oak beams, a wood burner and a hot tub. The kitchen is luxurious with a huge oak island, American-style fridge and stainless-steel range cooker. Three of the bedrooms come with an en-suite shower room, and there’s a spacious family bathroom too. The front garden is a meadow with space for a game of football or rounders, and the back boasts a grand patio with a private hot tub. If you can tear yourself away from the farmhouse, you can visit the thatched pub in the village and the nearby towns of Shaftesbury, Sherborne and Yeovil.

Cottages

Bedroom
6
Sleeps
12
Pets
2
The Gate House

The Gate House

For a large family get together or a holiday with a close group of friends, The Gate House is perfect. It’s a grand house with 7 tastefully decorated bedrooms that sleep 16 people in comfort. With 5 luxury bathrooms, there’s no need to queue for the shower, and a large living room gives everyone somewhere to relax. At dinner time, the dining room seats 16 so you can enjoy long leisurely meals together. Wimborne Minster town is walking distance from The Gate House. And within an easy drive is the Moors Valley Country Park for long walks with the dog. The beaches at Bournemouth and Sandbanks can be reached in around 30 minutes, and you can hop on the chain ferry and visit Swanage for the day.

Cottages

Bedroom
5
Sleeps
10
Pets
2
Stars Cottage

Stars Cottage

Escape from it all in this superb secluded holiday home in Moreton. Perfect for a couple, two couples or a single group of up to four, plus one or more canine companions. Beautiful open plan living and dining area combined with big open kitchen. Stylish panelled floor and brand new fixtures and fittings. The cottage backs on to a pub and restaurant. Close to many great activities in Dorset, after a busy day in the sun, come home to this idyllic holiday cottage which will help provide a luxurious retreat.

Cottages

Bedroom
2
Sleeps
4
Pets
2
Hebe Cottage

Hebe Cottage

Find real peace and quiet in this superb barn conversion holiday home in Notton. Perfect for a couple or larger group, as well as a couple of canine companions. Sunny open plan lounge, dining area and kitchen with brand new, contemporary furnishing. Under floor central heating and superb use of space. Lovely village nearby with pub, restaurant and shops. There is a lovely large enclosed garden for you and your pets to enjoy, whilst having plenty of walking trails and cycling routes on your doorstep.

Cottages

Bedroom
2
Sleeps
4
Pets
2
Bettys Bungalow

Bettys Bungalow

Betty's Cottages is one of the holiday accommodations at Stake Farm. It is a converted barn that provides all the luxurious you might need during your stay. The cottage sleeps 6 people, making it suitable for family or group accommodation. The working dairy farm offers plenty of room for your dog to move around. Footpaths from the cottage make it easy to explore East Chelborough. It's a great property to help you unwind and enjoy all the glorious features that Dorset and the surrounding area has to offer you.

Cottages

Bedroom
3
Sleeps
6
Pets
1
​Meadow Barn

​Meadow Barn

​Meadow Barn is a lovely holiday cottage located in East Burton in Dorset. It's close to everything necessary to make your dog-friendly getaway one to remember. The shops, pubs and beaches are short distances or away. The town of Wareham is only 12 minutes from the house. Explore Dorset in all its glory from the beaches to the parks. Bring family or friends along to enjoy the stunning sights that this area promises.

Cottages

Bedroom
2
Sleeps
4
Pets
2
The Old Engine House

The Old Engine House

Take the family or several friends on a lovely holiday in Dorset at this elegantly refurbished barn. The Old Engine House is a dog-friendly detached home that accommodates 4 people. Enjoy maximum privacy without worrying about your dog disturbing the neighbours. Almost everything is within walking distance of this holiday cottage, including a pub and restaurant. The working farm is a nice addition, especially if you have children. As well as the vast countryside walks and cycling routes that are on offer from your doorstep.

Cottages

Bedroom
3
Sleeps
5
Pets
2
Churchill Cottage

Churchill Cottage

Round Chimneys farm is located in Glanvilles Wootton, North West Dorset area, around five miles farm the beautiful town of Sherburne. The Churchill cottage is located on a 300-acre farm, which rears both the sheep and beef cattle. It serves as a perfect holiday destination for people who are looking for a rural location, quiet with fresh air, away from the city. The location is a serene background with greenery all-around at both the farm and areas around it.

Cottages

Bedroom
2
Sleeps
6
Pets
1
Hurn Forest Retreat

Hurn Forest Retreat

This is a charming, beautiful one-bedroom cottage sitting on the edge of Hurn Forest in St Leonards. It is ideal for a romantic getaway with a partner. Its countryside setting offers a serene environment that is perfect when you are looking to break away from the bustle of a crowded town. It has one spacious bedroom that can accommodate two and a large enclosed patio area with a BBQ so you can enjoy the glorious south west sunshine.

Cottages

Bedroom
1
Sleeps
2
Pets
2
A Twist of Lyme Cottage

A Twist of Lyme Cottage

When your dog needs a holiday as much as you do, A Twist of Lyme cottage just outside Lyme Regis is the perfect accommodation choice for you and your pets. Just minutes away from Lyme Regis and the world heritage listed Jurassic Coast, a stay at this picturesque self catering holiday cottage will rejuvenate everyone in the family, including the dog. Miles of golden beaches will have your pets tail wagging in no time whilst you can enjoy a leisurely stroll, taking in the beautiful weather.

Cottages

Bedroom
1
Sleeps
2
Pets
2
Round Chimney's Farm

Round Chimney's Farm

Enjoy the quaint, rural environment of a farm in the North West region of Dorset. As is the tradition of many farmhouses, guests are greeted to a cup of hot tea and fresh scones. Round Chimneys Farm is quiet, serene and has a calm environment that is ideal for groups looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city life. Its strategic location lends itself a suitable place for walking your canine friend or cycling. You also get to enjoy meeting and feeding the farm animals.

Cottages

Bedroom
2
Sleeps
5
Pets
1

Prefer a Luxury Lodge?

Wareham Forest Lodge Retreat

Wareham Forest Lodge Retreat

Relax and get away from it all in one of these fantastic holiday lodges in Wareham Forest. Perfect for a couple, family or group of four, plus a well behaved canine companion. One bedroom lodge available for romantic breaks, with bigger ones for family fun. Fabulous open plan lounge, dining area and kitchen, all sunlit through big windows and double doors. These stunning set of lodges provide a rural retreat like no other and serve as a great base to help let you explore the glorious Dorset coastline.

Lodges

Bedroom
3
Sleeps
6
Pets
2
Peckmoor Farm Lodges

Peckmoor Farm Lodges

Relax in privacy in these purpose built pet friendly hot tub lodges in Crewkerne. Perfect for a couple on a romantic break, or a larger party, including up to two canine companions. Kids and adults alike will love the open plan space. Lovely wood burner, ideal for winters evenings, and a rural setting surrounded by farms and animals. An easy dog walk to the local village. The lodges themselves are surrounded by vast woodland and countryside views providing you with the ultimate tranquil escape on the Dorset border.

Lodges

Bedroom
3
Sleeps
6
Pets
2
Merley Woodland Park

Merley Woodland Park

Relax and have fun in these fabulous pet friendly hot tub getaways. Perfect for a couple of small-ish families, including one or two canine companions. Big open lounges with brand new, contemporary furnishings. Access to lovely country park with a host of amenities. Plenty to do on site, plus a historic market town just an energetic doggy walk away in Wimborne. The park also has an endless array of activities for the family to enjoy including long walks, cycling routes, a sauna, swimming pool and a gym.

Lodges

Bedroom
3
Sleeps
6
Pets
2

Accommodation 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 cottages in Dorset 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.

Coastal Cottages to Rent

Overlooking the wonderful Dorset coastline, our cottages by the sea 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 Dorset, you can enjoy it all from a coastal cottage.

Cheap Weekend Breaks

Our low cost cottage breaks in Dorset provide an ideal escape without spending a fortune or taking up loads of time to plan a holiday. Jump in the car on the Friday and spend a blissful weekend with us in one of our secluded lodges or coastal cottages with your dog.

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.

Romantic Stays

With miles of open beaches, quaint restaurants and stylish bars, Dorset really is ideal for a romantic escape with your loved one. Enjoy a glass of bubbly whilst sitting round the fire admiring the wonderful countryside views.

About Holidays in Dorset With Dogs

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!

With our ideally placed pet friendly cottages in Dorset, 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’ well worth a visit when in Dorset.

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.

The Last Word

Dorset is a special place to visit, and your pooch will happily accompany you when you go searching for fossils. The South West Coast Path is 630 miles long and a section of it goes through Dorset.

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.

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 buddy’s with open arms.

More Places To Stay

If your yet to decide on your dream holiday destination, head back to this page for more choices https://dogfriendlygetaways.com/south-west-of-england/

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