Imagine those big, soulful eyes, that tail wagging hopefully, and that ever-loving, ever-loyal nature – how could you possibly leave your faithful companion behind when you go away on holiday? With all of the dog-friendly accommodation in Suffolk, you won’t have to. From B&Bs and hotels to glamping, camping, and caravan parks, there are plenty of options. So pack the lead, the ball and the Scooby Snacks, and take your four-legged friend on an escape to the country!
Flindor Cottage is a Grade II listed 17th century Hall house offering luxury Adults only B&B accommodation in two beautifully appointed suites, with the added benefit of a full license. Treat yourself to a wonderful bottle of wine from the extensive list while you enjoy a home-cooked dinner, a favourite being fresh fish caught on the proprietor’s boat. Located in the quiet village of Framsden close to the A1120 Tourist Route in central Suffolk, the beautiful towns of Framlingham and Woodbridge are close by and the magnificent Suffolk Heritage Coast is within easy reach. Dog friendly, means Fido can also enjoy the countryside and hospitality.
Holbecks House is a historic country house B&B set in its own substantial gardens and grounds and surrounded by parkland and open countryside yet only 1 mile from the historic town of Hadleigh, Suffolk. Holbecks offers up to 5 double bedrooms, 4 of which have en suite bathrooms or showers. All rooms have TVs, coffee and tea making faciliities, soft towels and exquisite beds and bedding. The house is furnished with antiques and comfortable sofas and armchairs. Breakfast is sourced from the local butchers and farm shops. Dogs and children over the age of 8 are welcome.
Newmans Hall Bed and Breakfast
If you’re looking for a quiet place to stay in the Suffolk countryside, then Newmans Hall Bed and Breakfast in Sudbury is the place for you. Newmans welcomes pets as long as they are well behaved, and dogs will love walking around the picturesque gardens and in the surrounding countryside. For the owners, there is a heated indoor swimming pool and tennis courts, as well as delicious breakfasts! Find out more by clicking here.
Oak Tree Farm
Closer to the Suffolk Coast near Yoxford, Oak Tree Farm is another great farm B&B option for you and your four legged friend. Set in 6 acres this newly refurbished Georgian farmhouse offers you modern creature comforts whilst mutley searches for local muntjacs. Find out more here.
Thatched Farm B&B and Holiday Cottages
Thatched Farm B&B and Holiday Cottages is a rural escape surrounded by open countryside, woods and footpaths, yet just 5 minutes from both Woodbridge and Waldringfield, and close to the River Deben, golf club and several pubs for dining. B&B is offered in the main house and there are also 2 pretty cottages in the grounds sleeping 3- in one and 2 in the other – cosy! Find out more here – Thatched Farm B&B & Holiday Cottages, Woodbridge.
Dog Friendly Accommodation in Suffolk – Camping and Caravanning
A Family holiday isn’t the same without Mutley and we have a lot of dog friendly caravan and campsites in Suffolk, so pack up the Bones & Basket and bring her with you to any of these –
Molletts Farm, Saxmundham is a working farm offering both Caravan Club Certified Location as well as a new range of self catering facilities, all of which are dog friendly. Open all year round, the Caravan site is well maintained, on level ground and has electric hook-ups, as well as the usual disposal and water facilities. With capacity for just 5 caravans, and ideally located close to the Suffolk Coast but with easy access to Woodbridge, Ipswich and further afield via the A12, Molletts gets booked up quickly so don’t delay, book now!
Polstead Camping and Caravanning Site is on the edge of a breath-taking conservation area close to the pretty Suffolk towns of Sudbury and Hadleigh. There are plenty of opportunities for doggy-friendly activity nearby, or you may choose to relax and enjoy the beautiful Suffolk countryside. This is also a great base if you’re heading across the Channel from Harwich.
Camping and Caravanning sites that welcome dogs-on-leads include Mill Farm, in Saxmundham, which also has its own private pond for those of you who enjoy fishing. For those of you who enjoy plane spotting The Willows Campsite near to the RAF sites at Mildenhall and Lakenheath is the place to check out.
Haw Wood Farm Caravan and Camping Park, Southwold, is a peaceful site with spacious pitches, and is within easy reach of beaches at Aldeburgh, Southwold, Walberswick and Dunwich – perfect for a family break. Dogs on leads are welcome, and there is a large fully enclosed dog walking field where your four-legged friends can have a run and stretch their legs! Open: March – January
Close to the pretty market town of Woodbridge, Run Cottage Touring Park is a lovely family-run 20 caravan touring park located on the outskirts of the village of Hollesley. The park hosts an abundance of wildlife and native birds to see, from sparrows to barn owls, rabbits to deer, and ducks to king fishers. The site features all expected facilities, plus has an adjoining two acre Dog Exercise Area to keep your canine companion trim!
West Stow Pods offer dog friendly options for glamping. So if you’re looking for something along the lines of camping, but a little more comfortable, West Stow Pods are a great choice. Two of their Megapods are dog-friendly, as well as both their Lodges and the coveted Hobbit inspired Pod Hollow.
Dog Friendly Accommodation in Suffolk – Hotels
There are a great many hotels in Suffolk that welcome dogs – far too many to cover in this article so here are just a few –
The Ship in Dunwich offers comfortable stays with delicious home-cooked meals in its restaurant. The Ship happily welcomes dogs and is surrounded by nature reserves, heath land and the beach making it the ideal place for you and your four-legged friend to visit.
The Brudenell Hotel in Aldeburgh welcomes well behaved dogs kept on a lead. This Hotel is the perfect escape from the pressures of daily life and is situated on the beach at Aldeburgh so your dog will be able to enjoy splashing about in the sea!
Dog Friendly Accommodation in Suffolk – Self Catering
Nestled in the tiny hamlet of Foxearth, three miles from Long Melford near the market town of Sudbury in Suffolk, you will find Oakley’s Cottage, a perfect countryside setting for lots of picturesque dog walks. This fifteenth century cottage has many authentic period features such as a huge inglenook fireplace housing a wood burning stove, Tudor brick floors, timbered walls, sloping ceilings and oak and pine floor boards. Combined with modern luxuries such as underfloor heating downstairs, a well equipped kitchen with induction hobs, two ovens and a large American fridge freezer, Egyptian cotton linen and walk in shower as well as a bath. Not to mention an enclosed back garden, a sun trap terrace and a lower terrace under the pergola, all perfect for man and his best friend to enjoy.
Letheringham Water Mill Cottages have won a host of top dog friendly accommodation awards and their safe site allows for dogs to run free. Offering five fantastic places to stay in the picturesque Cottages or the Mill House all set within the historic setting of Letheringham Water Mill. Nestling in the heart of beautiful rural Suffolk, close to the Heritage Suffolk Coast, this is the ideal place to relax with two and four legged friends so you can be sure that fido will be very happy indeed.
Corner Cottage in Thorpeness is a great choice for larger groups and family holidays, with space for up to six people- and of course your dog!
Betsey Trotwood is a dog friendly self catering holiday home with an interesting history. Visited by Charles Dickens, it was used in his book, David Copperfield. With a mixture of vintage and modern features, you’ll have everything you need for a relaxing break with your dog.
Lighthouse View Cottage in Southwold is a comfortable and welcoming holiday cottage sleeping four people in two bedrooms. This early-Victorian cottage is by St.James’ Green in the very heart of this attractive coastal town. From the front door it is just yards to the promenade and sea. Not only does Lighthouse View offer an excellent holiday location but Southwold’s landmark lighthouse stands just over the wall of the cottage’s rear courtyard. Car parking is freely available in the immediate area. Children over 4 years are welcome as is one well-behaved dog. During the summer months, dogs are restricted to certain areas of the beach but outside of this, they are free to roam. There are also many dog friendly pubs and restaurants nearby.
For a dog friendly self catering break that won’t break the Bank but will be a holiday for both of you to remember, check out Suffolk Cabins in the heart of Thornham Woods. Lodge style bunk bed accommodation with large shared facilities, this is great for families and groups on a budget wanting to get away from it all with their hounds.
Mutley will love this cosy cottage, close to the Coast – for fabulous long walks on the beaches, with a log burner to curl up in front of, a small garden to stretch the legs, and in the heart of the village of Yoxford so she’ll be entertained by the gentle comings and goings of village life. School Cottage, Yoxford sleeps 2 and is a great base to explore the AONB, Coast and Heaths between Southwold and Aldeburgh being ca 10miles equidistant from each. See Self Catering Cottage for 2 in Yoxford.
The Vintage House in Aldeburgh is a 1920s self catering holiday home with original vintage furniture. Pets are welcome here, and there is even a cosy fireplace- providing the perfect spot for your dog to curl up and fall asleep.
3 The Sandlings is a pet friendly self catering holiday home for up to two people. Close to the sea, it is ideally located for walking your dog on the beach.