Dog Friendly Suffolk

Dog Friendly Holidays in Suffolk

At Best of Suffolk, we love nothing more than getting out and about and exploring our beloved county!  As an independent letting agency, and as local experts, we’re delighted to share our top tips. This blog is all about dog friendly places in Suffolk to visit when you stay with Best of Suffolk.

We’ll cover some dog friendly pubs in Suffolk, some dog friendly days out in Suffolk and some dog friendly cottages in Suffolk!  And by ‘we’ I mean me, Abi, the Marketing Manager for Best of Suffolk, and two of our gorgeous Best of Suffolk team dogs!  Ellie, the patterdale and Walter, the Norfolk terrier.  Road tested by locals, what more could you want?


Dog Friendly Holiday Cottages

We understand that the family dog is just that, part of the family!  It’s why so many of our stylish places to stay welcome dogs.  Suffolk is also a county destined to be discovered by two feet, and four paws.

Dog friendly holiday cottages Suffolk
Nicky, Hannah and Abi outside Yew Tree Farm Barn with Ellie the patterdale.


Yew Tree Farm Barn

Located in the heart of rural Suffolk is the stunning Yew Tree Farm Barn.  A contemporary conversion of a historic Suffolk barn, set in the quiet and rural village of Worlingworth.  The barn conversion takes the best of the old – the historic beams and plaster work – and the new – an exciting layout, contemporary fittings and under floor heating – to create a fabulous, high quality retreat to relax in or use as a base to explore Suffolk.

Completely geared up for guests with dogs, Yew Tree Farm Barn makes an ideal base for your dog friendly holiday in Suffolk.  In addition to plenty of walks from the doorstep, lucky four-legged friends can even enjoy some courtesy doggy treats!

Ellie certainly enjoyed her treats after returning from a long walk on the footpaths nearby.

One guest recently commented “Really enjoyed our stay in your fabulous barn. Everything is here that you could wish for and more. Suffolk is beautiful and I loved my early morning walks through the barley fields with Spike. The weather was really fantastic, hope to return soon. P.S. Many thanks for the wine and Chocolates”.  

Yew Tree Farm Barn

from £589.00 per week



The Crosswing

This is carefully renovated semi-detached 16th century farmhouse, and is now a luxury dog friendly holiday cottage called The Crosswing.  Ideal for dog owners, as it’s set within six acres of grounds, complete with newly-planted hedges, trees and livestock meadows.  The inglenook fireplace in the cosy sitting room is the ideal place to curl up with your faithful companion.  Walter and I took full advantage!

The property has undergone an extensive two year restoration, with the main aim being preserving it’s history and integrity – including, original oak floor boards, a magnificent inglenook fireplace and exposed beams throughout.

The Cross Wing

from £381.00 per week



St Michaels View

This beautifully presented self-catering Suffolk country holiday house is situated in a quiet location in the pretty and popular village of Peasenhall in east Suffolk.  St Michaels View has great views of the magnificent parish church from the garden, so you and your dog can take in the view whilst relaxing in the garden!  Here’s Walter doing just that!

All rooms are spacious with a light and airy kitchen opening into the dining room and comfortable living room – ideal at any time of the year with double doors onto the large patio, and a wood burner in the huge brick fireplace for cosy winter evenings. and it’s just a short walk to the village stores, a renowned delicatessen, family butcher and, a little further to the Badingham White Horse (see below).

St Michaels View

from £445.00 per week



Dog Friendly Days out in Suffolk

We all know there’s more to planning a holiday with your four-legged friend than a dog friendly holiday cottage!  Are there any dog friendly pubs in Suffolk?  Are there any good local dog walks?  What beaches are good for dogs in Suffolk?

Dog Friendly Pubs in Suffolk

The Dennington Queen

Offering a cosy atmosphere, real ales and home cooked food this 16th Century country pub is ideal for those heading out with the dog.

Dog Friendly Pubs Suffolk

In addition to a large pub garden, the Dennington Queen also has a wonderful doggy drinking station.  Walter thoroughly enjoyed his refreshment break!

Dog friendly pub Suffolk


The White Horse at Badingham

The White Horse at Badingham is an old 15th century coaching inn, with open fires, pan tiled floors and exposed oak beams.  It is a delightful old village pub, which serves good-home cooked food in a cosy Inn environment.  The large beer garden is ideal for those with dogs, as Walter and I found out when we stopped ff for refreshments!

Dog Friendly Pubs Suffolk


Dog Friendly Days Out in Suffolk

So you’re fed, watered, rested and now you’re heading out on a Suffolk-based adventure.  Where do you and your four-legged friend head?

Southwold Beach

It’s a little known fact that the beach to the north of Southwold pier is dog friendly all year round.  Pack a picnic, bring the pooch and head out for a day of four-legged fun!

Dog friendly beaches Suffolk




Known for it’s infamous ‘Castle on the Hill’, Framlingham is an ideal day out for those with dogs.  So, dogs on leads are allowed in the grounds of Framlingham Castle itself, which is a wonderful family attraction.  Outside of the grounds, you can also set off on a walk around the moat that’s a hit with humans and dogs alike!

Dog Friendly Days out in Suffolk


Dog Friendly Holiday Cottages in Suffolk

With ever increasing demand for holiday cottages that are dog-friendly, we are delighted to offer a whopping 240+ places to stay that accept pets!  As a truly dog-friendly holiday cottage company, we are one of the very few agencies that do not charge extra for four-legged friends to come on holiday.

Suffolk is the ideal county for a dog friendly holiday, boasting stunning beaches ideal for walks, miles of countryside paths and trails to explore as well as a high number of cosy country pubs where dogs are welcome too.  Why not view you range of hand-picked stylish places to stay with the dog?