We’ve all seen dogs happily racing around the beach, running through the countryside and looking up for scraps of food as you sit on the patio eating your breakfast, and it’s clear – dogs love cottage holidays!
The opportunity to explore new terrain, investigate foreign scents and meet unfamiliar faces is as exciting for our four-legged folk as it us for us. And we know that for some, leaving mans-best-friend behind is simply not an option.
For this reason, we provide you with the option of thousands of pet-friendly cottages. So, go forth and discover some of our best last-minute pet-friendly cottages in Norfolk!
This former 15th-century cottage is rich in character, full of charm and has its own enclosed garden, making it the perfect stay for dogs.
Located in the ancient town of Hingham, this cottage is a walk away from the market place to stock up on any last-minute bits for your pet. Near the coastline, the famous Norfolk Broads and Thetford Forest, which has an abundance of green picnic areas and walkways, there is plenty for your four-legged friend to discover.
Best for: Families who like an adventure.
If you do one thing: Discover the stunning remains of the Thetford Priory. One of the largest and most regarded monasteries in medieval East England, here lies the burial place of the Earls and Dukes of Norfolk. Its extensive remnants make it a marvel to explore with your dog.
Where to eat: Escape to White Hart for heart-warming traditional country-side food. Serving only the best in local seasonal produce, you can even bring your dog too!
Elm Barn Lodge
This petite pretty cottage is the perfect last-minute retreat for your partner and dog. The semi-detached barn conversion offers you the chance to explore the captivating country with your pet by day, then recline home to the cosy living space by night.
Situated in Freethorpe, a dainty village close to Reedham. Here you can marvel the waterborne world of the North Norfolk coast or enjoy a breathtaking walk by one of the many the country lanes.
Best for: Couples who want to relax.
If you do one thing: If appeasing your dog is at the top of your list then take them to Gorleston beach in Great Yarmouth. Go for a run on the sandy beach or saunter the promenade, admiring the views of the sea.
Where to eat: With just a walk away, bring your beloved pet to Rampant Horse. A fine English pub serving a wide range of home-cooked meals, a collection of punchy ales and beers, all with outdoor seating for your dog to move freely about.
This quaint cobble cottage is the perfect family-friendly short break for your loved ones and dear pet. Dating back to the 18th century where it originally compromised of two cottages, this grand holiday home is now fully restored, providing you, your family and dog with plenty of space to roam indoors and out.
This holiday cottage is the ideal pet-friendly location. Embedded in North West Norfolk, there is an abundance of nature reserves and cycle routes for the group to make the most. The Norfolk coast and beach is also perfect for a light and airy stroll.
Best for: Large families who want to be out and about.
If you do one thing: Have a doggy day out at Bacton Wood. A miscellany of wonderful woodland and outstanding open space, it’s 280 acres of mystery to explore.
Where to eat: Treat yourselves to the award-winning village inn, The Rose and Crown. A short drive away and fitted with open fires, twisted passages and hidden corners, you’ll all enjoy a glorious supper in a glorious inn.
Indulge with your partner and mans best friend at this lavish cottage. Its well-equipped kitchen allows you to cook supper and dine alfresco-style in the courtyard area, ensuring you can keep an eye on your dog. Or laze with a book in the private lawned garden where your pet will appreciate an afternoon nap.
This beautifully presented last-minute cottage overlooks the village chapel and Norfolk countryside. Here you’ll have an abundance of fields to roam with your excited friend.
Best for: Couples who want a luxurious getaway.
If you do one thing: Let your dog off its leash and visit the golden beaches of Holkham. Within a 20-minute drive, you’ll be met by an unspoilt stretch of sand-filled beauty.
Where to eat: This home is a fabulous location for highly regarded pubs and restaurants. Dine like a King at the famous Dabbling Duck at Great Massingham. Well-known for its food and being frequented by members of the Royal Family when staying at Sandringham.