Dorset is anything but boring. With a huge selection of bustling seaside towns and attractions, there is also plenty of natural beauty to admire, including iconic landmarks like Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door and the rest of the Jurassic Coast. It also happens to be one big playground for dogs. If you’re planning a break with your furry friends, take a look at our guide to dog friendly accommodation in Dorset.
Short House, Chesil Beach
This beautifully restored seaside cottage on the Jurassic Coast is the perfect Dorset getaway. Filled with natural light, the cottage boasts spectacular sea views. You’ll find two double bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, a spacious living and dining room, and a fully equipped kitchen. There is a lovely garden surrounding the cottage, and you also have direct access to Chesil Beach. One dog is preferred to two or more.
Set on the beautiful Lulworth Estate, Cove Cottage is a quintessentially English cottage. Just a two minute stroll from Lulworth Cove, the thatched cottage offers three bedrooms, a family sized bathroom, ensuite shower room, a fully-equipped kitchen and utility room, and a sitting room with sofas and large windows. There is a well-kept cottage garden complete with a sun terrace, tables and seating for alfresco dining.
Doles Ash Farm Holiday Cottages
Doles Ash Farm offers 4-star, self-catering, dog-friendly cottages in the heart of Hardy’s Dorset. There are seven cottages to choose from, all of which have been converted from former farm buildings. Sleeping between 2 – 11 people, the fully-equipped cottages are perfect for a romantic getaway or family trip. Onsite facilities include an indoor heated swimming pool, tennis court, playing fields and games room. Kids can also meet the chickens, pygmy goats, sheep and alpacas.
The Masons Arms
The Masons Arms is a traditional 14th century inn set in the heart of Branscombe, one of Britain’s most picturesque villages. As well as serving classic, home cooked food, the inn also has 28 boutique bedrooms to choose from. Each room combines character and comfort with modern day amenities, with some of them being dog-friendly. Dogs are charged at an additional £10 per night. The inn is only a 10 minute stroll from the beautiful Branscombe beach.
Wynards Farm B&B
Wynards Farm B&B is set in a quiet location overlooking the village of Winfrith Newburgh. All the rooms are well-appointed with room for two adults and a child’s bed. All rooms are ensuite and offer tea and coffee making facilities, TV, wine cooler and free wifi. Set in 11 acres of pasture land, the gardens are perfect for dogs. The B&B also has direct access to local footpaths which lead to the Jurassic Coast.
This small B&B in Bournemouth is in a great location, only 20 minutes walk from all of the town’s attractions. The B&B offers modern, comfortable rooms ranging from doubles, twin ensuites and family ensuites, and single rooms with shared bathrooms. Each room has TVs and Freeview, food and drinks tray and free wifi.
Hotel du Vin Poole
Hotel du Vin is a luxury hotel in Poole, one of the UK’s most beautiful seaside towns. Enjoy beautiful rooms and suites with fine Egyptian linen, handspring beds, plasma TVs, and private bathrooms with deep baths and deluxe toiletries. The French-style bistro serves fine local produce with an extensive wine list. Dogs are welcome, with a select number of dog-friendly rooms.
The Ollerod is a luxurious boutique hotel in a 700 year old house overlooking the River Brit only 7.5 miles from West Bay. The hotel offers 13 individually styled rooms, from cool modern to classic English. All the rooms offer ensuite bathrooms, organic toiletries and the finest Italian Frette bed linen. Two of these rooms are dog friendly. The restaurant and bar offers fresh, locally-sourced food, some of which is grown in the hotel garden.
Weston Dairy Campsite
Weston Dairy Campsite is an ideal place to enjoy Dorset’s natural beauty. Situated on the Jurassic Coast in the village of Worth Matravers, the campsite is surrounded by rolling hills, glorious sunsets and wonderful sea views. Facilities include hot showers, clean toilets, a small catering shed serving bacon baps, homemade cakes, local burgers, ice creams and hot and cold drinks. There is a public footpath which takes you into the village where you’ll find a local pub. Click here to find out more about Weston Dairy Campsite.
Set on an organic farm, Galton Campsite is a back to basics campsite which offers access to the stunning coast between Weymouth and Poole. It’s a great spot to explore the Purbeck Heritage Coast, and Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door and Osmington are just 15 minutes away. Campsite facilities include toilets, showers and a washing up area. Close by you’ll find a garden centre and farm shop.