Top 10 Dog-Friendly Cottages in Hampshire

A dog-friendly cottage in Hampshire is the perfect way to explore this fabulous English county with your four-legged friend. Offering tranquillity and a vast array of walking routes, discover a cosy cottage or stunning New England-style holiday home in the South Downs or New Forest National Park. For those seeking something more peaceful, or a retreat near the popular areas of Southampton and Portsmouth, our top 10 dog-friendly cottages will provide you with a unique dog-friendly petaway!

Hampton House, Soberton

A fabulous New England-style dog-friendly holiday home in the South Downs National Park, Hampton House is set in five acres of land with six luxuriously styled bedrooms. Perfect for a family or a group of friends, bring your furry plus-one along to enjoy the stunning home away from home sleeping 16.

The ground floor has an open-plan lounge with high vaulted ceilings and doors leading to the terrace, an open-plan kitchen with a large island and a terrace, providing picturesque views out into the countryside. As well as a heated pool and sauna, the house has a lovely garden set on the edge of the beautiful South Downs National Park, perfect for off-lead frolics!

Cockle Warren, Hayling Island

Ideal for couples or family get-togethers, Cockle Warren cottage is located along the seafront in Hayling Island and boasts a large heated outdoor swimming pool. The perfect base for superb coastal walks, the cottage has five bedrooms, a living room with a wood burner and a sofa bed for flexible sleeping arrangements.

Summer evenings can be savoured relaxing on the large patio, perfect for furry plus ones to roam around. Make sure to venture on refreshing walks across Winchester and The New Forest which are within easy driving distance or head down to Portsmouth for dog-friendly waterside dining.

Sunwood House, Petersfield

Set within the South Downs, Sunwood House is located in a wonderfully peaceful, remote country setting in Ditcham. Newly refurbished, the comfortable detached house sleeps 10 and has a rustic charm as well as an eclectic mix of furnishings.

All the first-floor bedrooms have French doors opening onto a large balcony maximising the views, the perfect location to watch the sunset, or even better from the private hot tub. Coastal canines will love the cottage’s easy reach to the south coast, with the beach at West Wittering or Hayling Island a beautiful place to visit.

Silverland, Hordle 

A wonderful holiday home for a large group or family to explore Hampshire and the New Forest, Silverland Cottage is a seven-bedroom traditionally thatched property. Offering many original architectural features such as beams, leaded windows and an original inglenook fireplace, Silverland Cottage is the perfect home away from home.

The property has four acres of gardens for your four-legged friend to explore where an outdoor heated swimming pool can also be found. Dine al fresco in the self-catering cottage or head to the popular sailing town of Lymington for many dog-friendly cafes and restaurants.

Adhurst Yurts & Cabin, Petersfield

Nestled within a 450-acre Victorian estate, glamp in style with a stay at Adhurst Yurts & Cabin. Equipped with their own campfires, wood-burners, and safari kitchens, Adhurst Yurts offers a peaceful escape from urban life set within the South Downs National Park.

The site features five Yurts and one Cabin, all traditional in design with a modern twist and comes in a range of sizes perfect for couples, groups and four-legged friends too. Take a stroll by the local river or explore the fabulous South Downs National Park before cooking a tasty al fresco meal or heading to a dog-friendly pub within walking distance such as The Queens Head in Sheet or The Harrow Inn pub in Steep.

Salters Cottage, Lymington

Set close to the River Steeping, at the edge of the owners’ 80-acre arable farm, Salters Cottage boasts its own private hot tub and offers use of a shared tennis court and acres of stunning grounds. With three bedrooms, the two cottages nearby that are superbly converted and beautifully finished can also be booked together to accommodate up to 23 guests.

Your canine companion will love strolls across the river bank in the quaint market town of Wainfleet All Saints, also housing an array of shops and dog-friendly pubs and restaurants. Or visit the traditional seaside resort of Skegness, just 5 miles away for a fun day out for all the family.

Abbots Wood, Southampton

Nestled within 100 acres of conservation woodland and situated in an exclusive, gated development, Abbots Wood is an impressive, detached five-bedroom residence. Set on three acres of grounds and complete with a lake and an indoor heated swimming pool, the property offers spacious and luxurious accommodation.

After heading for woodland walks with your four-legged friend through the Royal Victoria Country Park, or by the ruins of Netley Abbey, sit back and relax in the property’s own bar, Jacuzzi bath or take the stairs up to the mezzanine area, which overlooks the pool to complete a fabulous Hampshire holiday experience!

Pond Cottage, Lymington

A delightful, detached, Grade II listed cottage, Pond Cottage is located within the wonderfully peaceful location of Lymington. Ideally based to discover the New Forest, Portsmouth and the coastal resorts of Hampshire, there are many extensive walks, cycling and riding routes across the heathland.

The cottage has four bedrooms with the highlight of this superb property being the wonderful kitchen/dining room with underfloor heating and a suspended mirrored light from the apex. A patio terrace which leads to the enclosed garden is perfect for furry friends to explore and fabulous for al fresco dining during the summer months.

Pear Tree House, Southsea

Perfect for a large family gathering or group of friends, Pear Tree house is a large dog-friendly townhouse with nine spacious en suite bedrooms. The house is furnished luxuriously throughout with a large lounge, cinema room and spacious family diner.

Outside, there is plenty of space for your dog to roam with a barbecue and even an outdoor kitchen plus a hot tub and sauna. In a fabulous location just a few minutes walk from Southsea seafront for fresh sea air walks, coastal canines will also love discovering the many dog-friendly cafes, pubs and restaurants like the Florence Arms gastro pub and Southsea beach café.

Watersedge House, Hayling Island

Located in Hayling Island with uninterrupted views across the Solent, dog-friendly Watersedge House is a large three-story, five-bedroom house with direct access to the beach. The house is beautifully designed with a social open plan kitchen, dining room and living area that looks directly across the beach.

There is also a large sun terrace and second-floor balcony with outdoor seating, perfect for sunbathing! Canine guests will love exploring Hayling beach on the doorstep where you can access The Hayling Billy Coastal Path which leads to the Seaside Railway and lovely dog-friendly beachfront restaurants.

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