Dog-friendly cottages in Dorset

Pup may not appreciate the careful restoration of our historic cottages in Dorset, but he’ll love endless walks from the doorstep and dog-friendly beaches close-by from one of our dog-friendly holiday cottages.

Search for fossils along the Jurassic Coast, take a trip to Kingston Lacy, or explore Corfe Castle.

With 185 million years of history to explore, you'll need the perfect place to rest your paws at the end of the day. Stay in one of our unique cottages, from a 400 year-old thatched cottage to a former bakery.

Exterior frontage of Shedbush Farmhouse, nr Bridport, Dorset

Shedbush Farm House 

Shedbush Farm House is one of a collection of former 17th-century farm buildings nestled at the base of a valley. Step out of the front door and you’ll be greeted with far-reaching views over to Golden Cap. Inside, the cottage's exposed beams, low ceilings and barn doors give it a rustic charm, while the large, enclosed garden is perfect for dogs to run and play.

The exterior of Boar Mill cottage, Dorset

Boar Mill Cottage 

This stylish, former bakery sits close to Corfe Castle and has retained its original features, including the old bread oven and remnants of the bakers' implements. With room for six humans and two dogs you can bring the whole family along. From here, take advantage of the many walking trails that start at the castle and finish your day in front of the fire.

The wooden exterior of Seaview, Studland, Dorset


This pet-friendly former tennis pavilion overlooks the stunning Studland Bay. You can laze on the cottage's veranda with your four-legged friend and watch the waves. Less than a 30 minute walk away is dog-friendly Knoll Beach where dogs are welcome all year round. Or you could join the South West Coast Path and head for a walk along the coast to the town of Swanage.

The exterior of Groom's Cottage, Corfe Castle, Dorset

Groom's Cottage 

In the shadow of Corfe Castle, you can find this tastefully renovated former groom's cottage, perfect for couples and their four-legged friend. Set off to explore and climb the hill up to the castle. Or if you really want to stretch those legs, you could tackle the 10 mile hike along Purbeck Ridgeway to Old Harry Rocks.

The exterior of The Bakehouse, Middlebere Farm, Purbeck, Dorset

The Bakehouse 

Hide away in this rural retreat with your pooch – two if you wish. Located at the heart of the Jurassic Coast, you’re well placed to discover this world famous stretch of coastline, with its dog-friendly beaches and endless walking trails. After a day's exploring, retreat inside to rest those weary paws in front of the wood-burning fire.

The exterior of Downhouse Farm Cottage, near Bridport, Dorset

Downhouse Farm Cottage 

Sitting atop a hill on the Golden Cap estate is this former farmworker’s cottage. It overlooks tree-framed vistas of the rolling countryside which gives way to the south Dorset coastline. There’s an enclosed garden for pup to stretch his legs and a 10 mile stretch of the Golden Cap on your doorstep.

Exterior frontage of North Cottage, Purbeck, Dorset

North Cottage 

Located on the same farmyard as The Bakehouse, North Cottage can accommodate three humans and two dogs. Go for walkies to the nearby Middlebere Farm Hide for stunning views over the Arne Reserve and Poole Harbour. Look out from the hide across the mudflats and reed beds where thousands of waders, ducks and geese gather to feed.

The exterior of Vineyard Farm Cottage, Wareham, Dorset

Vineyard Farm Cottage 

Sitting in the shadows of Corfe Castle is this traditional, pet-friendly thatched cottage. With the castle within easy walking distance and the dog-friendly beach, Kimmeridge Bay a 15-minute drive away, there's something for every pooch. The seaside towns of Bournemouth and Poole are nearby, so there's plenty to keep humans happy too.

The brick exterior of Oak, Elm and Ash cottages, nr Bridport, Dorset

Oak Cottage 

For a dog-friendly getaway close to the coast, try this thatched cottage on the Golden Cap estate. It's one of three terraced houses tucked away in a secluded spot. Take pup for a walk along the World Heritage Site, Golden Cap, or drive 15 minutes to dog-friendly beach, Eypemouth.

The pretty exterior of 2 Heathland Cottages, Wareham, Dorset

2 Heathland Cottage 

Once an isolation hospital, this pet-friendly cottage now forms a spacious holiday home with intriguing interior decoration, from the pine-panelled walls to the galleried bedroom. Offering views from the cottage over the Purbeck Hills, you and your dog will be keen to get outside and explore the area on foot (or paw). Go on a heathland walk straight from your front door or drive to nearby dog-friendly beach, Kimmeridge Bay.

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We have a range of dog-friendly cottages in Dorset, sleeping one or two dogs, meaning no one gets left at home.