We like dogs, so dogs go free at our dog friendly holiday cottages!

With ever increasing demand for self-catering 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. We encourage you to bring your dog and start exploring Suffolk!

What to expect from your Best of Suffolk pet friendly cottage in Suffolk

Our cottages are all cleaned to the highest standard therefore you’ll never know the difference between homes that are pet friendly and ones that are not. We have a wide variety of properties available, from apartments to large country houses with gardens, beach cottages and countryside retreats.

All the properties listed on this page are pet-friendly holiday cottages that will be delighted to take a well-behaved dog. Please mention at the time of booking if you wish to bring your pet.

  • Pet Friendly

  • Wifi

  • Rural Location

  • Open Fire/Stove

  • Pub Nearby

  • Sea/River Views

  • Parking

  • Accessible

  • Swimming Pool

  • Sea/River Nearby

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  • Pets? YES

From £548.00 per week

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From £408.00 per week

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  • Pets? YES

From £418.00 per week

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  • Sleeps 2

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  • Pets? YES

From £686.00 per week

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  • Pets? YES

From £362.00 per week

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  • Pets? YES

From £520.00 per week

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  • Pets? YES

From £571.00 per week

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  • Sleeps 2

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  • Pets? YES

From £402.00 per week

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  • Pets? YES

From £459.00 per week

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  • Pets? YES

From £412.00 per week

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  • Pets? YES

From £430.00 per week

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets? YES

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets? YES

From £400.00 per week

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets? YES

From £443.00 per week

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets? YES

From £1400.00 per week

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets? YES

From £443.00 per week

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets? YES

From £379.00 per week

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From £423.00 per week

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Why bring your dog to Suffolk?

Much of East Anglia is dog friendly, but Suffolk is particularly welcoming and the perfect location to treat your family and pets to a wonderful holiday.

Some of our favourite things to do with dogs in Suffolk

  1. Beaches

Suffolk has 50 miles of coastline, much of which is open to dogs. Some popular stretches of beach have restrictions during the summer months, so please check the signs at each individual location. Lowestoft and Southwold have these restrictions, but Aldeburgh and Felixstowe have areas of their beaches that remain open to dogs.

Dunwich allows dogs throughout the year and provides a variety of beach and heathland for your dog to enjoy. Also try Covehithe, Kessingland, Pakefield and Walberswick for year-round walks.

If you’d like a coastal retreat to accompany your dog walking, take a look at our Suffolk beach cottages.

  1. Country Walks

Suffolk is full of beautiful countryside, much of which is welcoming to dogs. A few of our favourite walks include:

Orwell Country Park near Ipswich has almost 470 acres of parkland next to the Orwell estuary. There are numerous trails to explore, including one that reaches down to the shore where your dog can have a paddle. The park does also include Pond Hall, a working farm, so please take note of the signs, remain on the footpaths and keep your dog on a lead.

Hardwick Heath in Bury St Edmunds is 55 acres of open space where your dog can run freely. There are a number of routes to follow and facilities include a children’s playground, picnic area and toilets.

For something a little different, head over to Rendlesham Forest, well known for the famous UFO sighting in 1980. There are a number of signposted walking trails with UFO themed exhibits to enjoy, plus picnic tables and playground.

Lavenham is a beautifully preserved medieval wool town and a great place for walking with your dog. Lavenham Walk follows part of the old railway line between Bury St Edmunds and Sudbury, and also passes through a wonderful wildlife area where your dog will need to be kept under control.

For a little bit of history, the Anglo Saxon burial site near Woodbridge is a place of incredible historical and archaeological significance. Dogs are not permitted in the museum, but there are 255 acres of estate land to discover.

Along the same theme is Framlingham Castle, an early Norman castle that is also the inspiration for Ed Sheeran’s song ‘Castle on the Hill’. Both you and your dog can explore the castle and grounds together.

Read about some more of our favourite dog walks here.

If you’d like to explore more of the Suffolk countryside, why not book one of our Suffolk country cottages?

  1. Pubs & Cafes

It’s pretty easy to find a Suffolk eatery that will also welcome your dog! For dog friendly pubs, The Deben Inns group of 6 pubs are all dog friendly and some even provide dog treats. Near the seaside, the Westleton Crown and Ship Inn at Dunwich not only offer delicious food, but also have dog bowls in the bar area.

Home with Paws in the market town of Bury St Edmunds is not only a dog-friendly café, but a grooming parlour too! The owners have also recently installed a dog play area including ball pool and bubble machine.

Harbour Café in Southwold offer stunning views of Southwold Harbour and makes fresh food every day, sourced mostly from local suppliers. There’s always a box of dog biscuits on the counter and plenty of outdoor seating that makes a perfect stop on your dog walk. If this sounds good, we have a selection of dog-friendly Southwold cottages to consider.

At Snape Maltings, whilst dogs cannot enter any of the concert venues or shops, they are welcome on the terrace seating outside the Granary Tea Shop, Concert Hall Café and inside part of the Plough and Sail Pub. Snape Maltings is set within an area of outstanding natural beauty and has extensive walks to enjoy.

If you’re looking for a restaurant feel, head to The Dog in the Suffolk village of Grundisburg which has a stylish restaurant and provides dog biscuits and a water bowl on arrival. You can even pre-book a table for you and your four-legged friend!

  1. Family Fun Days

We know it’s not easy to please all the family all the time, but Suffolk has a wide variety of activities that suit everyone.

If you’d like to explore Suffolk in a different way with your dog, take a trip on a scenic boat tour or hire a self-drive boat at Oulton Broad. You’ll all enjoy fantastic views of the Suffolk countryside and a host of wildlife.

Another popular attraction is the Suffolk Punch Trust at Hollesley. Here you can admire this iconic breed of heavy horse, alongside a range of other farm animals. The centre host a heritage museum and lots of walking trails around the 200 acre farm.

Celebrate your dog at the annual Suffolk Dog Day, held at Helmingham Hall near Stowmarket in July. There are fun dog classes to enter, prizes to be won and many other activities for dogs, owners and children.

  1. Shopping

Many shops in Suffolk also allow dogs to accompany you. Connected to the famous brewery, the Adnams Southwold Store and Café has a large collection of beer, wine and spirits, many of which you can try at the tasting bar. Dogs on leads are permitted to join you for tastings and can even have some Southwold water in a bowl!

Aldeburgh and Woodbridge also has a number of dog friendly shops, as does Bury St Edmunds.

 

Further advice

The Best of Suffolk team are all dog lovers and local to Suffolk, so if you need any further ideas on activities for your furry friends, please contact us. Read all about the day we brought our dogs to work for the day on our blog.

 

Flexibility for you

We want you and your dog to have a fantastic holiday in Suffolk and therefore offer a range of flexible options.

If one of our pet-friendly cottages is a larger than you need, please call us. We offer low occupancy discount on some properties, or may be able to suggest something else suitable.

We can also let some properties for less than a week, so if you’re looking for a short break, please get in touch as we can often accommodate you.

Don’t forget to check our last minute deals and special offers and remember that there’s the option to hold a property for 24 hours at no charge.

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