Dog-friendly Hotels Dorset
Dorset is a pawsome holiday destination for furry family members all year round. The famous Jurassic coast, Durdle Door, Poole harbour, rolling countryside and the surrounding countryside make the Dorset coast super dog friendly for a British break.
- Wareham, EnglandSympathetically converted, this lovely detached coach house stands within its own large garden, with views over the shared swimming pool (open from May weather dependent) from its open-plan living room. It enjoys use of the owners’ woodland grounds, with shady walks leading down to a river.
For history enthusiasts, Wareham is a treasure trove of ancient sites and stories. Explore the well-preserved town walls and immerse yourself in the town’s Saxon past. Don’t miss the impressive Wareham Town Museum, where artifacts and exhibits transport you back in time. Nearby, the dramatic ruins of Corfe Castle, 6 miles, stand sentinel over the countryside, providing a glimpse into England’s turbulent history.
Just a short drive away lies the vibrant coastal resort of Bournemouth. Here, guests can soak up the sun on the golden sands, stroll along the bustling promenade, or indulge in some retail therapy at the eclectic shops and boutiques. For those seeking a taste of adventure, water sports and beach activities abound, ensuring there’s never a dull moment.
Poole, 7 miles, is a coastal gem, known for its picturesque harbourside and bustling quayside. Take a leisurely stroll along the quay, where traditional pubs, seafood restaurants, and quaint shops line the waterfront. Here, you can savour freshly caught fish and chips, or indulge in a relaxing afternoon tea while watching boats gently bob on the water. Nearby Brownsea Island, a short ferry ride away, is a nature lover’s paradise. This tranquil sanctuary is home to a rich diversity of wildlife, including red squirrels and a multitude of bird species.
Studland Bay is also close by with a sandy beach and ferries to the Channel Islands (summer only) and France. Shops ¼ mile.£96From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Bournemouth, EnglandLocated only 8½ miles from the centre of Bournemouth, Fortis House is a great base for large groups of families or friends to book an exciting mid-week getaway together in the wonderful south coast county of Dorset. Travel down a long private country road and arrive at the gates into the sweeping driveway, with ample parking for up to five cars.
Relax or party with your friends and family in this secluded property, which is also dog-friendly, with its huge 2-acre gardens, outdoor swimming pool (available summer season only) and six-seater hot tub. This venue is very private and peaceful with no nearby residents to worry about during your holiday time.
The property can sleep up to 22 guests, across five bedrooms, and there are three bathrooms, large kitchen and dining areas, a utility room and games room. There is a Sky TV service in the living room, including Sky Cinema and Sky Sports, free superfast Wi-Fi is provided and the table football and American pool table in the games room will provide great entertainment and memories. Beach 8½ miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1¼ miles.£574From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Chideock, EnglandThis comfortable and welcoming, thatched, detached former farmhouse dates back to 1750, and has many features such as beams, low lintels and sloping floors. The main house has two living rooms, a children’s living area and a dining room which seats up to 18. There is also an indoor swimming pool and an external games room, making it ideal for family gatherings and celebrations. The old creamery, located in a separate building, has been converted into an annexe with an additional two en-suite bedrooms, and still has the exposed stone walls and floors! From the farmhouse gardens there are far-reaching views over countryside and rolling hills and it is conveniently located for trips to Lyme Regis, West Bay and Bridport. There is a local bus service for those wishing to explore the area without using the car. Park Farmhouse is located on the coast road in the heart of the charming historic village of Chideock with a pub and restaurant a couple of doors away. Julia Bradbury’s ‘Best Walks With A View’ includes a walk which encircles Park Farmhouse. A popular farm shop is about a mile away with outside seating with glorious views over the National Trust land and the famous Golden Cap which is the highest point on the south coast!
Steeped in history, Chideock was recorded in the Domesday Book as Cidihoc. In 1379-80, John de Chideock, a manorial lord, built Chideock Castle, just north of the village. During the Middle Ages, ownership passed to the Catholic Arundell family, who used it to provide refuge for priests and loyal followers during subsequent persecution. In 1802 the Arundells were succeeded by the Weld family of Lulworth Castle who in 1810, built Chideock Manor. Park Farmhouse once served the occupants of the manor for many years with cream from the creamery.
The stunning and dramatic Jurassic Coast is a World Heritage Site covering 96 miles of coastline and is less than a mile away at Seatown. It is also known for its fossil hunting. The beaches of West Bay and Lyme Regis have a traditional feel with gift shops, tea rooms, inns and restaurants. Lyme Regis with The Cobb and harbour was the setting for the filming of The French Lieutenant’s Woman. More recently, Jane Austen’s ‘Persuasion’ and Thomas Hardy’s ‘Far from The Madding Crowd’ were both filmed here. Renowned TV chef Mark Hix has an Oyster and Fish House in Lyme Regis. There are other pretty villages such as Beer and Branscombe within easy reach or you may wish to visit the numerous stately homes and gardens in the area. You can also discover Dorset’s sandy bays, rugged hill top walks and tiny coves. Fishing is available locally. Beach ¾ mile. Shop 240 yards, pub and restaurant 50 yards.£372From price per night based on 7 night stay