Dog Friendly Cottages in Norfolk

Think of the three major things that make a holiday with the dogs a success. One, great beaches and waterways. Two, great natural scenery and countryside. Three, venues and activities which allow dogs. Now think of three major things that make up Norfolk as a holiday destination… oh wait, you don’t need to, they’re exactly the same. From its famous broads which are a whopping 125 miles of easy to access, lock-free waterways to the National Park and the postcard perfect villages and quaint country lifestyle between, Norfolk is an A-lister when it comes to dog-friendly travel.

11 Dog Friendly Cottages Found

Lowbrook House Cottage

Dickleburgh, Diss IP21 4NT, UK

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Lowbrook House is a very spacious two-bedroom property, nestling in a five-acre…

From £331 per week
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Pear Tree Cottage

Pales Green, Castle Acre, King's Lynn PE32 2AL, UK

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Pear Tree Cottage is a detached two-bed property nestled down a quiet…

From £332 per week
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Dragonfly Lodge

Dereham Rd Whinburgh, Dereham NR19 1AA, United Kingdom

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Dragonfly Lodge is on the edge of the water, surrounded by lakes…

From £365 per week
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Meadow View

Norwich NR16 2NB, UK

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Meadow View is a dog friendly wooden chalet-style bungalow on a large…

From £378 per week
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The Hayloft

Saham Hills, Thetford IP25 7FB, UK

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The Hayloft is one of three cottages in a lovingly restored historic…

From £424 per week
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Heath Cottage

Mattishall, Dereham, UK

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Offering expansive living accommodation and a fully enclosed garden, Heath Cottage is…

From £672 per week
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Pillar Box House

Hackford, Wymondham NR18 9HH, UK

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Pillar Box House offers quintessential English country charm in the heart of…

From £816 per week
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Park Cottage

Fring, King's Lynn PE31, UK

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Located on the Fring Estate in North Norfolk, Park Cottage is a…

From £862 per week
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The Tack House

Holkham, UK

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The Tack House is a lovely, Grade II listed cottage offering wonderful…

From £897 per week
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Modney Hall

Hilgay, Downham Market PE38, UK

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Modney Hall is a beautiful dog friendly detached property located in the…

From £999 per week
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Norfolk travel guides

 

Take the dogs to Norfolk

Let’s start with the beaches, because everyone who has seen dogs frolicking on the beach knows it’s a firm favourite in the Doggy Diaries. There’s the beach which is commonly agreed to be the “best beach in Norfolk”, Wells-next-the-Sea, which is lined with picturesque beach huts and a charming beach cafe. Then there’s Old Hunstanton Beach, which is also commonly agreed to be the best beach in Norfolk, but for dogs specifically because it’s slightly more remote and unrestricted. Happisburgh Beach is loved for its lighthouse, while Brancaster Beach is a National Trust property that is known for being great for swimming. Finally, Winterton Beach, which sits alongside the banks of the National Nature Reserve, makes for a particularly beautiful walk.

Norfolk is far from being a sleepy beach county, though. While it may be sleepy (though never for our energetic pups), it has far more to offer than just its sprawling beaches (which would be more than enough if it was, but Norfolk’s an over-achiever, you see).

Some sand-free walking options, which give you a real taster of the natural beauty of this parish county, are: Priory Maze & Gardens, Bickling Estate, Lynford Arboretum, Thetford Forest and Bacton Wood. They’re a great option if you want to work some history into your exercise, given that each has some degree of cultural significance. Priory Maze & Gardens, for instance, are built in Beeston Priory, a historical landmark of Norfolk.

We get it – there is only so much walking you can do, even if you’re on a take-the-dogs kind of holiday. “Another one?!”, you can imagine them yelping when they’re taken from the beach to the forest on the same day. That said, they’ll certainly sleep soundly once they get back to your dog friendly cottage. So you can swap in some family-friendly days out which are active and dog-friendly without necessarily being hard exercise.

They’ll involve meandering, rather than hiking or brisk walking. There’s Fair Haven Woodland & Water Garden, which you don’t want to walk too fast in anyway or risk missing some of the breathtaking gardening. Sheringham Park is similarly gardened and beautiful and its 1000 acres will keep you busy. Bure Valley Railway and Castle Acre Priory give you some insight into the history of the county, while Salhouse Broad offers lots of fun water-based activities to get involved in.