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Find the perfect holiday getaway or day out adventure in Dorset for both you and your dogs to enjoy.
Located 2 miles North of Abbotsbury, 1 mile along a footpath off a minor road to Hardy Monument (OS Map 194; ref SY 577878). Limited parking is on the verge, near the entrance to Gorwell Farm.
We welcome well behaved dogs that are happy around other dogs. There is no charge for dogs. However, we ask for an additional cash deposit of £50 when checking in with your dog. This will be returned in full if no extra cleaning or maintenance is required, after you have [...]
Take your four legged canine companion to a one of Hoseason's holiday parks where the whole family can enjoy a memorable break together. Click on the link to find out more about dog friendly holiday parks in this area. Note - the map link goes to one of the [...]
Come and be spoiled at the Alum Dene Hotel, peacefully situated at in the heart of Alum Chine, we are 2 mins walk from Alum Chines award winning blue flag sandy beaches. Well located for some stunning dog walks through Alum Chine and Bournemouth beach. Family run for over 18 [...]
The Castle Inn is a traditional family-run 16th Century thatched free house pub and hotel with an extensive food menu and regularly changing local real ales, over 40 real ciders, near the beautiful Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door of the Jurassic Coastline.
Doles Ash Farm is located in the heart of West Dorset. The countryside surrounding the farm is glorious, and offers a network of footpaths direct from your door. There are many dog friendly pubs and attractions in the area along with miles of beaches and pretty unspoilt villages.
South West of Cranborne on B3078 (OS Map 195; ref su 024100).
Situated right on the seafront next to the beach with its grand manor house, Sandhills Holiday Park is in a superb holiday setting - whether you're after a great family holiday or a short break. Enjoy relaxing on the sun terrace and take in the stunning views across the Solent [...]
Your bedroom will be equipped with a water bowl and bed for your dog. We provide a water bowl outside on the sun terrace. The ideal spot for a short toilet break is an area of parkland by the cliff top just a couple of minutes’ walk from the hotel [...]
Over 30 pet friendly self catering cottages in the beautiful county of Dorset. All in stunning locations, close to beaches and the coast in lovely walking areas. With many beaches open to dogs all year and the most beautiful countryside to explore, Dorset is the best place to [...]
2 miles South of Dorchester. Access off A354, North of bypass (OS Map 194; ref SY 670885). Railway stations in Dorchester (South or West)about 2 miles away.
Exclusively situated in the beautifully wooded area of Alum Chine, with panoramic sea views across Bournemouth Bay, and just a short walk from sandy beach, whether you are looking for a fun get-away, a special romantic occasion or a base for exploring Dorset, The Riviera Hotel will give you an [...]
With many beaches open to dogs all year and the most beautiful countryside to explore, Dorset is the best place to take your four legged friend on holiday. Over 30 pet friendly self catering cottages in the beautiful county of Dorset. All in stunning locations, close to beaches and the [...]
Sherborne Castle is located on the edge of the historic town of Sherborne. There are beautiful walks both close to the town and in the surrounding countryside as a whole.
We are on the coastal path. Dog friendly beach all year and beautiful countryside walks. Dog friendly pub in village. 1 mile from market town of Bridport. Children are welcome but we have no facilities. Gates in all porches and hook ups for dogs allow you to enjoy the parks [...]
Visitors can explore the remains of the moated castle and grounds. Half a mile from Sherborne town. Car parking and toilets available.
Hoseasons can offer a range of dog friendly caravans and holiday lodges at a number of locations across Dorset. Browse through the options using the website hyperlink and decide which park is best for your dog inclusive holiday. The fantastic Dorset coast and countryside await! NOTE the marker [...]
1.5 miles SW of Winterbourne Abbas, on A35.
Surrounded by vast countryside for great walks and dog friendly pubs. Ideal central base for visiting Stonehenge, Salisbury Cathedral City, Jurassic Coast, The City of Bath, Longleat Safari Park, Kingston Lacy at Wimborne Minster and Stourhead National Trust, Sherborne Castle, Fleet Air Museum, Lulworth Castle, Monkey World, The New Forest, [...]
Treasure Trails are a unique way to explore and have fun. They are self-guided walking routes in great locations, perfect for a dog walk with added interest. The Trails are designed with families in mind. Use the link to our website for locations and more details.
We are delighted to introduce this artisan cottage, beautifully decorated by the owner. Particular attention has been made in the property, and all of the paintings inside the cottage are by the owner’s fair hand. Should the beautiful countryside that envelopes the cottage inspire you to start painting, [...]
Located in Abbotsbury, off B3157, near a churchyard (OS Map 194; ref SY 578852).
You don't have to leave your 'best friends' at home or put your dog into expensive boarding kennels. Dogs can also enjoy a wonderful holiday at a number of our cottages, some are situated close to dog friendly coves and beaches, cliff walks, woods and fields to walk and [...]
Located in Christchurch, near the Priory (OS Map 195; ref SZ 160927). Railway sation less that 1 mile away.
Check our partnership with Cottages.com for a collection of quality assessed dog inclusive holiday cottages in Dorset and across the UK, Ireland and Europe. All properties displayed on the site are pet friendly so you can book with the assurance your dog is welcome too!
We offer a range of carefully selected quality holiday cottages along the beautiful West Dorset and East Devon coast. Click on the website link for details of dog friendly places to stay.
Visiting a cottage in Dorset can be a perfect holiday for you and your pet. With miles of coastal walks along the Jurassic coast, pet friendly beaches, village pubs with beer gardens, and country walks there are few better locations for a break. Search our pet friendly cottages throughout Dorset [...]