Dog friendly accommodation

Want to plan a well-deserved break away to recharge the batteries but don’t want to leave your trusty companion at home? Well there’s no need to panic! Bring you furry friend with you!

Dorset has a number of fabulous accommodation options which can accommodate you and your four legged friend. Whether it’s a super chic hotel, warm and welcoming B&B, a delightful caravan and camping park or your very own self catering haven, you’re sure to find something to suit both your needs.

A break you and your dog will remember forever

Dorset is the perfect destination for visitors wishing to bring their dogs along, with endless miles of walking routes to explore and rolling hills as far as the eye can see, it’s not only you that will have an amazing holiday.

With so many of Dorset’s fantastic accommodation set in the rolling countryside, next to far-reaching beaches or near long walking trails, it’s easy to find something perfect for you as well as enough space for your dog to roam.

Welcome Pets accredited accommodation

When booking your pet-friendly accommodation, remember to look out for the Quality in Tourism Pets Welcome Scheme, which is awarded to accommodation which provide high standard service to visitors and their faithful friends.

When staying in accommodation which has been awarded Pets Welcome, you and your pet can be assured that you both will be well looked after. You can sleep happy knowing you have booked quality accommodation which meets both your needs and you can expect a variety of provisions and services such as:

  • A water and food bowl available on request for the sole use of each pet accommodated
  • Torch and nightlights available on request
  • Access to refrigeration facilities on request
  • Pet washing facilities available
  • Cats: litter tray, litter, scoop and disposal bags to be provided.
  • Dogs: scoop and disposal bags to be provided

More detailed information regarding the scheme and criteria can be found on Quality in Tourism's website.

Spoilt for choice!

On your holiday to Dorset, it’s easy to see how this vibrant county has something for everyone and that includes for your dog too!

Whether you’re looking for a stylish apartment by the sea, a thatched cottage in the countryside, a traditional farm stay, a luxury retreat or a cosy B&B in a bustling town centre, you don’t need to look too far to find the ideal place to stay in Dorset.

Our accommodation agencies are well equipped with quality properties to find the right one for your dream getaway. Island Cottage Holidays have a number of traditional stone and thatched cottages set in beautiful villages and close to the sea. The cottages are in excellent walking and cycling areas, perfect for that activity getaway to stretch your legs.

Lyme Bay Holidays have a huge choice of self-catering properties listed on their website. Whether it's a family break in a traditional seaside town, a romantic weekend away nestled deep into the Dorset Countryside, or simply a chance to explore the outstanding natural beauty that this beautiful, unspoilt stretch of coastline has to offer, Lyme Bay Holidays can help you find the relaxing break that you're looking for.

Toad Hall Cottages offer a wide range of superb holiday properties: From cosy one bed romantic getaways or dog-friendly houses by the beach to stunning cliff top retreats; they will certainly find your perfect nights stay whatever you’re looking for.

Coastal Getaway

Lulworth Holiday Cottages are set in the privately owned Lulworth Estate. With endless opportunities for both adventure and relaxation, you can rest your head in some of the most beautiful accommodation in Dorset while being only a stone’s throw from miles of stunning coastline and gorgeous Dorset countryside.

Berehayes Holiday Cottages are just 2 miles from the beaches of the World Heritage Jurassic Coast. Take a walk to the coast to find memorising landmarks, stunning views and miles of shoreline to explore. After a long walk, enjoy a cool drink in the enclosed courtyard outside your cottage.

Holiday Home, Chalet or Pod, Cove Holiday Park has a range of accommodation to suit your needs and budget. From your deck, the sea-view pods offer a spectacular view and promise total relaxation the moment you drive across the causeway to the Isle of Portland. There are great spaces to explore within walking distance including the Lighthouse and Viewing Station at Portland Bill and Church Ope Cove below the park itself.

Durdle Door Holiday Park is ideally situated between Weymouth and Swanage in one of the most accessible and spectacular parts of the Jurassic Coast. This delightful park has direct access to the South West Coast path, beautiful unspoilt beaches, stunning countryside and iconic Jurassic Coast landmarks. The park is perfect for those who share a love of the outdoors, with lots of activity opportunities close by, whether you’re in the mood for walking, exploring, sunbathing or swimming in the sea.

Marvellous Countryside Retreat

Lying in an area of outstanding natural beauty, Bookham Court Holiday Cottages is a perfect location from which to base your getaway and enjoy the Dorset countryside. With panoramic views, guests can follow the Wessex Ridgeway farm walks over Bookham Farm or enjoy a spot of fishing and a stroll around the lake.

Greenwood Grange is a collection of beautiful stone built self catering cottages offering visitors exceptionally high quality accommodation and leisure facilities for their stay in Dorset. Located on the edge of Thorncombe Woods, there is 26 hectares of ancient woodland, heathland, Roman Roads and fantastic walking and cycle trails to explore. Many of the houses have enclosed gardens so that your four legged friend can stretch their legs at their leisure.

Wareham Forest Tourist Park is midway between Bere Regis and Wareham in the heart of Wareham Forest. The location is ideal for exploring the World Heritage Jurassic Coast, Poole and its wonderful harbour, and the delightful Purbeck countryside. With direct access for walks in the Forest, it’s perfect for stretching your legs on long walks with your pup.

Book now! You’d be barking mad not to!

So why not start planning your break to Dorset right away! Out accommodation allows you to bring your pets with you but we do advise that you contact the accommodation provider directly prior to booking to make arrangements.

Find scrumptious locations to enjoy a bite to eat after your long afternoon stroll by visiting our dog-friendly eating out page. For something a little different, why not visit one of our dog-friendly attractions for even more things to do on your holiday to Dorset!