Pet Friendly Holidays Kent

Kent has some stunning beaches including Broadstairs and plenty of walks around the South Downs to give your dogs (and yourself) exercise on your stay in the South of England. Whether you're having a short weekend break or taking a longer holiday with your pooch, heading to the south coast is a great option for dog owners.

 

  • Smugglers Cottage, KentInstant Book Overlay Image
    Smugglers Cottage is a quaint, terraced cottage in an ideal location in Margate, a great getaway for couples and families to enjoy a seaside holiday. The cottage is in the heart of the old town with its numerous restaurants and bars on the doorstep and is just minutes from the sea. Following an award-winning architect designed refurbishment, this Grade II listed cottage has been decorated and furnished in a unique style that is full of character and charm.Comfortably sleeping four people, it offers two double bedrooms and is set over three floors with steep stairs. Guests will enjoy the open-plan kitchen’s fresh contemporary feel. The courtyard garden is the perfect area to enjoy an evening glass of wine as you plan what to do the following day.
    Be sure to bring your bikes, as Kent boasts some of the best cycling and walking routes in the UK and the cottage’s convenient outhouse is suitable for bike storage after your ride. Local attractions include the theme park Dreamland Margate, with its iconic scenic railway and vintage amusements. Visit the Turner Contemporary Gallery, which features a wide selection of world class art exhibitions. Further afield, you will find the award-winning coast of Viking Bay in Broadstairs, famous for its folk week in the summer and Ramsgate harbour.
    Why not discover Canterbury in style aboard one of the city’s boat tours, or explore the history behind its world-famous cathedral? There are several boutique shops that are well worth a visit, or you can simply wander along the city streets to take in Canterbury’s remarkable culture. Day trips to France are easily accessible from Margate, take a short drive to Dover and enjoy a ferry trip to Calais, or there’s the Eurostar from Ashford. Beach 500 yards. Shops, restaurant, and pub 50 yards.
    £81
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  • Dreamers View, KentInstant Book Overlay Image
    Margate, England
    5.00
    Dreamers View is the true ’seasoning’ of Margate, a welcoming and contemporary coastal base for visiting the Turner Contemporary, Dreamland Margate, sandy beaches and sparkling bays. Facing the Lido, from your window seat you can dream away, watch the Turner skies in the sunset, trail the kite flyers on the sand and out at sea. A beautiful sight to see. Here chic eateries, galleries, tempting vintage, retro shops and cool cafes go hand in hand with traditional seaside pleasures like candy floss stands, fish and chip shops and seafood stalls. You are spoilt for choice.
    After years of being lovingly restored by its current owners, this apartment has been rejuvenated and is ready to rock & roll and contribute to Margate’s cultural and artistic revival. Polished wooden floors, a beautiful spacious kitchen/dining area, the luxury of two bathrooms, are there all for you to enjoy. The expansive open plan living and dining area lead straight onto the lovely secluded terrace and on a glorious sunny day you could just imagine being in the Mediterranean!
    A choice of 3 lovely bedrooms on the top floor provide you with a well deserved rest after exploring bays, beaches and enjoying thrills at Dreamland Margate. A soak in the roll-top bath will prepare you for another day in JW Turner’s favourite part of the world.
    The owners have a great relationship with two trendy restaurants in Margate and as guests you’ll also get a 10% discount on any meals or drinks you enjoy there as part of your booking.
    Margate fizzes, it’s exciting, it’s energising and you’re invited to join the ride!
    £91
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  • Sam's Snug, KentInstant Book Overlay Image
    Margate, England
    5.00
    This lovely, one-bedroom annexe is attached to the owner’s home and has been furnished and decorated accordingly to a very high standard! The property has a good-sized double bedroom with a very swanky brand new bathroom with a great multi-spray power shower. The open plan living space is ideal for two people along with a fully equipped kitchen. There is a private rear garden with patio area to sit quietly and enjoy a coffee before heading to the beach or town. You also have a shared front garden again with seating area, which looks towards the lovely woodland opposite the house.
    The property is close to many places such as Margate, Ramsgate, Broadstairs, Canterbury, Whitstable and about 30 minutes’ drive from Dover. Sam’s Snug is ideally located for a fabulous holiday or for a short break stay. Designed with comfort in mind and a bit of personality, each room will make your stay at Sam’s Snug easy and comfortable. The owner has tried to think of everything you might need to make your stay enjoyable and memorable for you and your four-legged family member. Beach 500 yards.
    £64
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  • Farm Cottage, KentInstant Book Overlay Image
    Margate, England
    "Dating back to 1652, these two properties were originally part of a working dairy farm and offer a wonderful location, next to the owners’ home, in the coastal town of Margate. Farm Cottage (ref W43578) is a quaint, semi-detached, converted farmhouse comfortably sleeping 4 guests, and has been renovated to a good standard. Guests can enjoy access to a good-sized garden, an open plan living/dining room and a well-equipped kitchen, as well as a small chalk cave which is characteristic of the area and which the owners are happy to show guests around.
    Stable Cottage (ref UKC3922), complete with its stable door, adjoins the owners’ converted farmhouse and is ideally suited to couples. This holiday cottage was renovated in 2018 to a good standard, retaining some original features including an exposed wall in the living room. Guests can enjoy access to a garden at the front of the cottage.
    A short stroll from the properties will take you into the coastal town of Margate where local attractions include the famous Turner Gallery, Margate Old Town and Shell Grotto. Catch a band at the Winter Gardens or hop on a retro ride at Dreamland. Take a boat trip and spot seals on the sandbanks, or cycle the Viking Coastal Trail, one of the most attractive leisure cycle routes in Kent, covering 27 miles. A short drive will take you to Broadstairs, home to Viking Bay, with several fantastic walks, or why not visit Ramsgate Royal Harbour?
    Broadstairs Folk Week takes place on the first weekend in August every year and it is only a 20-minute bus ride from the cottage. Don’t miss out on a trip to the historic city of Canterbury, with its dominating city walls and incredible cathedral. Stable Cottage and Farm Cottage deliver a coastal destination all year round, offering lots of heritage and culture to discover and explore. Beach ½ mile. Shop ¼ mile, pub and restaurant 200 yards.
    These properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 6 guests."
    £95
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  • Hamilton Lodge, KentInstant Book Overlay Image
    Margate, England
    Built in 1875, Hamilton Lodge is a Victorian house featuring its own elegant turret. Each room has been designed to have a different theme from a classic antique feel to modern contemporary.
    The Lodge is built over three floors with loads of space for between 12 and 15 guests, not counting babies and dogs. Many original features have been maintained, including the lead glass in the entrance hall which has been used as a colour scheme for the interior design. Breathtakingly high ceilings with beautiful chandeliers crown the reception rooms.
    The large sitting room is spacious and has comfortable seating to allow all guests to come together for movie nights, whilst the elegant library allows for some quiet space. The large open plan living space at the back of the house is ideal for socialising, cooking, dining and just chilling and chatting. The sliding doors open out onto the garden to create a large space for entertaining.
    On the upper floors, Hamilton Lodge has six bedrooms. Bedroom 1 boasting a rocking chair in the turret, and a chaise longue. The three bathrooms all have under floor heating and allow ample space and convenience for all guests. There are side sea views from some of the bedrooms, as the sea is just a few yards away.
    The owners have made every effort to ensure guests have a wonderful stay.
    Westgate on Sea is a friendly seaside town which boasts a wide sandy beach, local shops and cafes and a lovely old-fashioned independent cinema.
    There is a well known path called the Viking Trail which passes through Westgate on Sea and offers a lovely coastal foot and cycle path from Reculver to Ramsgate. Margate is about a 20-minute coastal walk, or is a short five-minute drive, or train ride.
    £328
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  • The Old Guest House, KentInstant Book Overlay Image
    Built in the 1880s The Old Guesthouse has been in the same family for 75 years. Previously a traditional Margate guesthouse, it is ideally proportioned for a comfortable and stylish holiday experience, accommodating eight people comfortably with an extra two in the lovely loft room. Having closed as a guest house in the late 1980s, the house has been lavishly restored and renovated and now welcomes guests again for the first time in 2021. From 1945 until 1988, literally thousands of people used the house as the base for their family seaside holiday and the family are thrilled to be able to offer the house again as a perfect holiday retreat.
    Ideally located for all that Margate has to offer, the famous Golden Mile beach is a stone’s throw away. The old town, with its array of shops, cafés, restaurants and the Turner Contemprory is a 10 minute walk along the iconic sea front. Dreamland, England’s oldest amusement park is a five minute walk and the local shops at Westbrook are literally just around the corner!
    Guests will find a welcome pack, including the all important pods for the coffee machine, a bottle of wine and other local treats.
    £94
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  • The Fairway, KentInstant Book Overlay Image
    Margate, England
    This beautiful holiday property is situated opposite the stunning Wesgate and Birchington Golf Club and is just a 6-minute walk to the golden sandy beach of West Bay beach. The Fairway has spacious south facing patio area ideal for a glass of wine in the sun, leading to lawns with gardens. Accommodating up to twelve guests made up of larger family groups. The living room has patio doors opening to a south facing patio area where guests can enjoy the magnificent sunsets. With plenty of comfort to choose from within five bedrooms, bedroom 3 is accessed via a wooden sliding door in bedroom 2, and bedroom 5 has a door leading to a large, south west facing balcony with panoramic views towards Birchington and the sea. All areas secured with fitted gates to ensure safe area for children and pets. There is a main driveway with high double gates and space for three cars to park in a line; the second driveway has parking area for two car.
    Westgate is ideally located in the centre of Thanet, surrounded by villages and towns, with so much to see and do from bars, restaurants, boutique shops to beaches, plenty of walks and plenty of parks and scenery to take in. With more than adequate travel links via bus and trains you can explore Thanet day by day easily and locally within 30 minutes maximum travel. There is a wide promenade meandering towards Margate Sands in one direction and Minnis Bay via cliff roads and promenade in the opposite direction.
    A short 15-minute drive in the area can take you to Westwood Shopping area, Broadstairs, Ramsgate, Reculver Towers Park. Historic Canterbury, Herne Bay and Whitstable a little further. The Tourist Information is located next to Turners Contemporary Gallery along from Margate Main Sands with the usual holidaymaker attractions. Westgate has a good range of takeaway outlets, traditional fish and chips, Indian, Chinese, Greek, Thai, Turquish, pizzeria along with numerous good cafés. Westgate was originally a gated community and the architecture of many of the buildings reflect the Edwardian heritage. The quaint parade of shops opposite Westgate Station provides a good range: newsagents, post office and chemists, bakers, butchers, fruit and veg, national supermarket, sweet shops, hairdressers and barbers, beauty salons, bric-a-brac and local charity shops catering for all ages and tastes. The three screen Carlton Cinema offers the latest films screened in a retro style surrounding. Come and experience this traditional array of shops, cafés and more. Margate is close by, which offers Dreamland theme park and the long golden sandy beaches with arcades and bars/cafés spread out along the way. 1 dog welcome. There are four men’s bikes, four ladies bikes available to use by guests at their own risk, bike helmets are not supplied.
    £148
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  • Walpole House, KentInstant Book Overlay Image
    Margate, England
    Whether you are booking to celebrate a special occasion with friends or family, or just looking for a place to come together and spend a memorable few days or week together, Walpole House is ready to welcome you.

    A beautifully renovated home with eight bedrooms split across the main house and annexe house situated mere steps away in the garden. This gives a choice of living spaces inside and outside, allowing you to all sit together to dine and relax, yet having areas offering added privacy should it be a quiet corner you are seeking. Another benefit is two kitchens, should the cooks of the group decide to cook up a feast for you all, or a chef booked for complete hassle free dining, which can be arranged directly with the owners.

    But let’s talk interiors, bold patterned wallpapers, contemporary kitchens, modern bathrooms with chic glazed tiles, and a mix of deep colours and calming neutrals blend together to create this beautifully finished home. Recently renovated (2022), the main house has been transformed with the ground floor ideally laid out with socialising in mind, the sitting room with its beautifully high ceilings offers ample seating space for relaxing evenings in with a large walkway semi-open plan to the dining room seating up to eighteen, flowing through to the main kitchen which has been fully equipped with everything you could need.
    Spilt over the first and second floors, five bedrooms await you to fall into a deep slumber after a fun-filled day together, with two of the bedrooms commanding views over the rooftops to the sea. Mere steps from the main house, through patio doors is a small, decked terrace, leading through a gate to the annexe house.

    With a stylish open plan kitchen and living area opening out to its own private garden, the annexe offers fantastic additional living space, complete with three bedrooms. The main garden is ideal for you all to come together, with a dining patio and barbecue and a spacious lawn.

    Situated in the Cliffonville area of Margate, Walpole House grandly sits just minutes from the sea, with 300 yards step-free access to the beach and the tidal pool at Walpole Bay. A few minutes’ drive or a 15-minute walk will take you into the heart of the buzzing and creative coastal hub of Margate, with independent shops, cafés and restaurants to be explored and sampled, as well as art galleries and music venues. For those arriving by car, on street parking is free of charge outside of the house, whilst if you are jumping on the train, Margate station lies just a 5-minute taxi ride away with high-speed trains taking you into London in less than an hour and a half.
    £1363
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  • Questeds, KentInstant Book Overlay Image
    Margate, England
    The first house to be built in the village dating back to the 16th Century. This Grade II listed building is just on the outskirts of Margate close to art, culture, restaurants and dining. The spacious well-kept property boasts open fireplaces & wood burners, a well-equipped state of the art kitchen, two acres of land, hot tub, steam room, sound via Sonos, and cinema screen.
    Questeds is a great place to stay, grand, private, spacious and comfortable. It currently can accommodate fourteen people. Ideal for generation families to get away and be together for any special occasion. Downstairs comprises of three large receptions rooms. The living room, drawing room and dining room so that everyone can enjoy eating together. The kitchen is a large area, ideal for social gatherings and with a range of appliances to make your stay just perfect. Bean coffee machine, hot tap (no waiting for a kettle). Plenty of refrigeration space including three fridges, including a specific wine cooler and ice dispenser. If you’re cooking a ceramic induction hob and double gas oven plus microwave.
    The Westgate train station is 200 yards away with mainline into London and Margate. Alternatively, a quick easy taxi or bus travel into Margate, just five minutes away or any of the surrounding towns in the area. The beautiful Westgate beach is just 7 minutes’ walk and if you want to wander there are beaches in both directions, Minnis Bay, Birchington to the left and Margate to the right as you face the sea. These days, Margate fizzes with artistic energy. To traditional, holiday-town charms, add a world-class art gallery. Margate’s Old Town rejoices in a funky vibe. Here chic eateries, galleries, vintage shops and chilled-out cafés rub shoulders with traditional seaside delights: candyfloss stands; fish and chip shops; seafood stalls. The reinvigorated Harbour Arm is home to stylish spots to eat and drink. Just five minutes from the Old Town you will find emporiums of everything antique, old fashioned and unusual at RG Scott’s Furniture Market and Junk Deluxe. From family-holiday nostalgia to historic sights, Margate’s rich history is everywhere. Rediscover childhood toys in the Hornby Visitor Centre. Explore the Shell Grotto’s subterranean, shell-lined passages as well as the Dreamland retro amusement park where regularly music events are held and the Turner Centre Art Gallery regularly displaying different artist work. (Free entry).
    Nearby we have two Crazy Golf Centres, ideal for some family fun and a full 18 hole course within walking distance. For more than 100-years Margate’s Winter Gardens have drawn big-name acts, from the Beatles to the Kaiser Chiefs. The town’s Theatre Royal is the second oldest in the country, while the Tom Thumb Theatre is one of the smallest theatres in the world. August brings an explosion of colour and sound, as Margate’s vibrant, annual carnival procession snakes through the town over Margate Soul Weekend. Many vibrant pubs, cocktail bars, restaurants with indoor and outdoor space together with the Sundowners LGBT bar with it’s amazing sunset view terrace. Please note that the house is in a respectable neighbourhood and therefore excessive noise and music outside is not allowed. For local information, recommendations and ideas please speak to your host who has lived in the town for many years and can help you plan and make the most of your stay.
    Maximum Occupancy 14 guests.
    £779
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  • Anchors Away, KentInstant Book Overlay Image
    Margate, England
    This lovely large 1 bedroomed ground floor apartment refurbished in 2023, offers comfort and luxury with a sea view! The property is ideal for couples looking for that memorable seaside holiday. It has a very romantic element about the property whilst being a great seaside apartment.
    Margate has plenty to offer from the main sands of Margate to the long stretches of sandy coastline from Minnis Bay all the way through to Ramsgate. In Margate, seaside kitsch is uber-cool. Visit and celebrate age-old resort town traditions – sandy beaches, fish ’n’ chips, seafood stalls and shoreside rides. Capture a famous Turner sunset whilst settled on the seafront steps, a seafront bar, café or restaurant. Tour Turner Contemporary - an acclaimed international art gallery where collections range from edgy and challenging to accessible and fun, that celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2021.
    Rejuvenated Margate is home to Dreamland – an iconic amusement park delivering vintage rides including the UKs oldest wooden roller coaster, plus all the fun of the festival with pop-up entertainment, live music, bars and restaurants to delight all generations. 2020 marked the 100th anniversary since Dreamland opened with the Scenic Railway.
    All around Margate you’ll see why it deserves the title, capital of British cool: a regenerated Old Town and Harbour Arm packed with hipster hangouts, buzzy cafés and retro shops. The town so beloved by JMW Turner and Tracey Emin is now attracting waves of artists, galleries and innovative firms. In Margate you’ll discover a shell grotto, a Tudor House, a wealth of amazing history at the town’s museum, unique theatres, plus indoor and outdoor adventure golf. You’ll enjoy strolls on the sand and watching romantic sunset skies reflected in the sea. In fact, the things that have delighted for generations, re-invented with a retro vibe. Newer additions not to miss include the reopened Margate Caves, where you can discover their intriguing history, including an iron age skeleton and a visionary school mistress. Delve into all things decapod at the totally clawesome Crab Museum.
    £79
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