Dog-friendly Cottages Dorset
Dorset is a pawsome holiday destination for furry family members all year round. The famous Jurassic coast, Durdle Door, Poole harbour, the South West Coast path, rolling countryside and the surrounding countryside make the Dorset coast super dog friendly for a British break.
- Christchurch, England
The Retreat in the New Forest is a dog-friendly Georgian Mansion set in beautiful grounds and close to the New Forest as well as the Dorset coast - perfect for canine travellers. An oasis of calm the hotel also offers holistic classes too.£100Price per night from
- Christchurch, EnglandDaws House is the perfect home from home, with a comfortable living area and enclosed garden for you to relax in after a day out exploring. There are many activities within easy driving distance, or make use of the public transport. Head to Mudeford beach for romantic scenic walks, or enjoy the breathtaking views from one of the restaurants and cafés along the waterfront. Nearby Christchurch has a quaint high street with unique shops to browse, or you can visit Christchurch Priory, one of the longest parish churches in the country. The New Forest has fantastic walks, or if you are feeling more adventurous you can go treetop climbing. Here, you will also see free roaming ponies, donkeys and cattle.
Bournemouth is close by with its award-winning beach, high street shops, cinema, mini golf and Oceanarium with turtles, penguins and sharks. Further along the coast is Poole, where you can get a boat to the National Trust owned Brownsea Island, which is home to lots of wildlife including red squirrels. During your stay here you should also venture to the Jurassic Coast and spend a day in the beautiful town of Swanage, where you can get a steam train to Corfe Castle. Durdle Door and Lulworth Caste provide some outstanding views. Beach 1 mile. Shop 350 yards, pub ¾ mile and restaurant ½ mile.£51From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Christchurch, EnglandRose Cottage is a delightful home suitable for the whole family or a group of friends. It is well located just a few minutes walk to Christchurch high street with its shops, cafés and restaurants. It is very close to the train station and a variety of bus stops which means you can get public transport to this cottage and when exploring Dorset there is no need to drive. There is a small parking space at the front of the property if you do choose to drive. The property has a spacious living and dining area with a wood burner for cosy evenings spent in together. There is a well-equipped kitchen with a smaller dining table and a breakfast bar overlooking the garden. From the kitchen you can go into the enclosed garden with a sitting-out area to enjoy the weather and eat lunch outside. Upstairs is the family bathroom, two comfortable double bedrooms and a room with bunk beds.
Christchurch has a quaint high street with unique shops for you to browse. You can roam around the ruins of Christchurch Castle and head down to the stream with the ducking stool a replica of one that was in the same location in the 14th century. The stream is much too shallow now, but you can sit in the chair and get some fun photos. There are fantastic walks along the harbour which is inhabited by ducks and swans and there is a variety of fantastic eateries. Check the local events calendar as there are often events happening as well as the weekly markets. There is the Regents Centre in Christchurch which often has family friendly shows, live music and films on for you to enjoy, ensure you prebook.
A short bus ride or drive away are a selection of beaches head to Avon Beach for a pebble beach or to Southbourne for the blue flag sandy beaches which stretches towards Bournemouth and Sandbanks. You can visit Mudeford Spit and get the boat across to Hengistbury Head Beach which is home to fantastic beach huts and is a Site of Special Scientific Interest here you can hire bikes to cycle around and take part in a variety of water sports. A little further afield is The New Forest with free roaming ponies, donkeys and cattle, there are numerous villages and towns within the new forest with independent shops, cafés and pubs. Beach 2 miles.£120From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Christchurch, EnglandIvy cottage is a charming period home with a stylish modern open plan interior. This is the perfect home from home ideally suited to couples looking to explore this beautiful part of Dorset. With a generous open plan kitchen/dining/ living space perfect for cooking eating drinking and relaxing, with two ground floor bedrooms and bathroom and a first floor master suite completing the accommodation. Outside is a peaceful and private garden, ideal for relaxing with a drink after a day’s exploring or maybe a spot of al fresco dining during warmer months. Ivy Cottage is nestled along a quiet country lane at the edge of The New Forest National Park and just under 5 miles away from the coast. The location makes this cottage the perfect choice for guests looking to explore the natural beauty of this charming county. The beautiful riverside town of Christchurch is just a few miles away and is home to a wide variety of independent shops, pubs and eateries and is a wonderful place to wander and explore. Whatever your reason for choosing Ivy Cottage we are sure this lovely holiday home will have you longing to return.£84From price per night based on 7 night stay