Dog-friendly cottages in Dorset

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

Stay in a cottage with a story from a 400 year-old thatched cottage to a former isolation hospital.

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

The Bakehouse 

Hide away in this rural retreat with your pooch – two if you wish. Wooden beams and an open fire make it super cosy inside, while a nearby lake and reed beds that surround the cottage make perfect exploring ground.

Exterior frontage of North Cottage, Purbeck, Dorset

North Cottage 

Located on the same farmyard as The Bakehouse, North Cottage can accommodate three people and two dogs. Go for walkies to the nearby hide for stunning views over the Arne Reserve and Poole Harbour.

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 ten mile stretch of the Golden Cap on your doorstep.

The exterior of Vineyard Farm Cottage, Wareham, Dorset

Vineyard Farm Cottage 

Sitting in the shadows of Corfe Castle is this traditional thatched cottage. Take pup on a history tour around the castle grounds or drive out to dog-friendly beach, Kimmeridge Bay.

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

Oak Cottage 

Oak Cottage is one of three terraced thatched houses nestling in the Dorset countryside close to the coast. Take pup for a walk along the World Heritage Site – The 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 cottage now forms a spacious holiday home with intriguing interiors from the pine-panelled walls to the galleried bedroom. Go on a heathland walk straight from your front door or drive to nearby dog-friendly beach, Kimmeridge Bay.

Exterior frontage of Shedbush Farmhouse, nr Bridport, Dorset

Shedbush Farm House 

You'll get a real sense of the historical significance of this once working farm estate when you stay here. It's surrounded by a cider house, stable, granary, milking shed, cow shed and barn as well as way-marked paths leading to the coast.

The exterior of Seaview, Studland, Dorset


Laze on the veranda with pup and watch the waves. This former tennis pavilion overlooks Studland Bay over its large enclosed lawn. Dog-friendly Knoll Beach is less than a 30 minute walk.