Top 10 Dog-friendly Cottages in Dorset

Gather your perfect staycay group and head to a dog-friendly cottage in Dorset. The ideal adventure ground for you and your best furry friend, enjoy unrivalled countryside views from your private garden or embark on a long coastal walk in the popular towns of Bournemouth and Poole. Whether it’s a dog-friendly cottage with a hot tub or a beach-side retreat that takes your fancy, canine guests will love the opportunity to visit Dorset’s best dog-friendly attractions and endless walking routes.


The Cottage at the Eastbury, Sherborne

Nestled in the delightful market town of Sherborne, The Cottage at the Eastbury is a 17th-century dog-friendly countryside cottage. Truly dog-welcoming, the cottage is full of character with three double en suite bedrooms, a gorgeous garden for your best furry friend to roam and a cosy sitting room with a wood-burning fireplace.

Adjoining to the Eastbury Hotel & Spa, you can relax with a spa treatment or you and your furry friend can visit the extremely dog-friendly market town of Sherborne full of charming mediaeval buildings and with most shops welcoming dogs.


The Pavillion, Long Bredy

Just three miles from Chesil Beach and the Jurassic Coast, the Pavillion cottage in Dorset is a three-bedroom property with gorgeous views across the countryside. Styled in a Georgian Gothic period, this rural home from home midway between Dorchester and Bridport in West Dorset offers a lovely location for six people.

The cottage has a cosy wood burner, a large enclosed garden and a natural water supply from Spring. Four-legged friends will love exploring the spectacular Dorset scenery found at Eggardon Hill Fort and the popular seaside resort of Lyme Regis.


Swiss Cottage, Chideock

A grade II listed cottage with charming character, Swiss Cottage is a thatched cottage set in the wonderful village of Chideock. Situated Between Lyme Regis and Bridport, and a short walk from the beach at Seatown, it is the perfect base for superb coastal walks with breathtaking views from Golden Cap.

The cottage has four double bedrooms with a Kingsize bed and two single bedrooms on the first floor. A sunroom and open fire in the living room means you and your furry friend can enjoy the weather from the comfort of your home from home no matter the season.



Kingsbere Cottage, Greenwood Grange

A delightful Dorset property in Greenwood Grange, dog-friendly Kingsbere Cottage is an award-winning eco-friendly former historic outbuilding converted into luxury accommodation. A large range of facilities can be found in the grounds at Greenwood Grange including tennis courts, an indoor swimming pool, games rooms and activities such as croquet.

Your best furry friend will love exploring the 66 acres of stunning woodland and clifftop walks nearby. Slightly further afield, you and your canine companion can visit Corfe Castle to round up your dog-friendly summer stay.



Milton Manor, Gillingham

Perfect for large families or getaways with a group of friends, dog-friendly Milton Manor is a 14-bedroom Georgian home set across six acres of private landscaped gardens. Nestled in the quaint Dorset village of Milton on Stour, the property has grand Georgian features of floor-to-ceiling sash windows and doors throughout with two large kitchens, one with bifold doors opening to the walled garden perfect for summer alfresco dining.

With an abundance of pretty rural walks, your best furry friend will love exploring the cobbled streets of Gold Hill and the dog-friendly Shaftesbury Abbey Museum and Garden.



The Houseboat, Poole

Looking out to incredible harbour views, The Houseboat is a Grade II listed harbour-side house for all the family. With five bedrooms, a fully-equipped kitchen and an enclosed rear garden, your furry plus-one will love the freedom of exploring the contemporary Houseboat.

With its harbour-side location, all your required amenities are on the doorstep and the beach is a short ferry ride away. Within a short drive, you will also find Portland Harbour, the rugged “Isle” of Portland and the Dorset Heritage Coastline, perfect for seaside walkies.



Manor Farm Barn, Dorchester

A beautiful conversion of an 18th-century barn, Manor Farm Barn is set in the pretty Dorset village of Dewlish and is great for groups of families and friends with eight bedrooms across two large flagstone floors. It has a farmhouse kitchen, large sitting room and several outside areas.

Perfect for relaxation, the barn house also has a heated outdoor swimming pool to relax in. Your canine companion will love strolls through Dorset Jurassic Coast, picturesque Milton Abbas, or Tolpuddle. Also, make sure to visit dog-friendly Athelhampton House.



The Stables, Plush

The dog-friendly Grosvenor Arms is a newly refurbished hotel positioned on the edge of the historic Cranborne Chase dating back to mediaeval times. Mixing a touch of tasteful urban chic to the delightful old-England charm of Shaftesbury, the hotel is filled with stylish furniture in contemporary bedrooms.

The famous Gold Hill is just 100m away, perfect for long walks with your furry friend. Pay a visit to Shaftesbury’s charming dog-friendly cafes and shops as well as the Shaftesbury Abbey Museum, making an enjoyable day out for all.



Greystones Cottage, Chideock

Perfect for a group of family or friends, Greystones Cottage is a three-bedroom dog-friendly cottage located in the pretty village of Chideock nestled between picturesque gardens and mature trees.

The quaint cottage lies within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty where your canine companion will love walking along Dorset’s Jurassic Coastal Path offering spectacular views across the waters of Lyme Bay towards Portland, Chisel beach and the Devonshire coast.

The cottage has a traditional sitting room, a snug offering a quieter place to settle down and a patio boasting gorgeous views across the cottage gardens, perfect for alfresco dining.



The Farmhouse, Ferndown

Nestled in the heart of Beaminster, The Ollerod Beaminster offers picturesque hill walks on the doorstep as well as walks along the famous Cobb at Lyme Regis. The dog-friendly country house dates back to the 13th century and is full of character, bespoke bedrooms and a rustic dining room.

The 2AA Rosette Ollered Beaminster restaurant is renowned for its award-winning food using the best local ingredients including scallops from Lyme Bay, West Bay crab and red meat. You can also visit Forde Abbey, which dates back 900 years and walk in the beautiful 30 acres of gardens and lakes.



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