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Dog Friendly Cottages Dorset

Your dog will love a cottage holiday in Dorset

Home to above-average temperatures and below-average rainfall, Dorset’s rich countryside is perfect for your dog to connect with their wild roots. They can join badgers in the forests, puffins on the coast and run down rolling hills while falcons soar overhead.

Dog-friendly holiday cottages in Dorset aren’t just a place to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. It’s a place where your dog can feel right at home.

More award-winning beaches than anywhere else in the UK

While Dorset is home to arguably the most beautiful countryside in Britain, where this South West county really shines is by the sea. Dorset boasts over 100 miles of stunning coastline and more award-winning dog-friendly beaches than almost anywhere else in the UK. Here at Snaptrip, we’re fans of Chapman’s Pool.

A horseshoe-shaped cove sketched into the landscape by tides over centuries, Chapman’s Pool is less a beach and more so paradise. Nestled on the South West Coast Path, the circle of sand around the water’s edge is soft and golden. Meanwhile, up on the cliffs, the smell of fresh green fields mixes with the salt of the sea, making the air down on the bay as crisp as it can be.

Best of all, this sandy spot is dog-friendly all year round so you and your four-legged friends can escape here whenever you feel like it. While something of a challenge to get to, with the nearest car park being quite a walk away, we think this only adds to the pool’s appeal. As many tourists decide to settle for more accessible spots, Chapman’s Pool remains relatively quiet, leaving this piece of paradise all for you and your pooch to enjoy.

Britain’s most impressive attraction

What’s more, we haven’t even mentioned Dorset’s most impressive attraction. On the surface, the Jurassic Coast is 96 miles of exceptional scenery. Clear waters twist beneath craggy cliffs, in a display so stunning, it’s not only an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty but stands alongside the Great Barrier Reef as a World Heritage Site of ‘international importance’.

But, to those who know what they’re looking for, this stretch of coastline tells a dramatic story. Wander the Jurassic Coast with a guidebook and you’ll be able to read 185 million years of history on Earth. Spot the rock formations, colourations and find the fossils where the Earth really shows its age.

No pet-friendly holiday would be complete without at least one great walk and we don’t think anything beats taking a stroll down the Jurassic Coastline. We recommend picking a route near the famous seaside town of Lyme Regis. Britain’s most popular fossil hunting spot, come when the tide is out and who knows, your pooch may dig up a bone older than humanity itself.

Dog-friendly fun from coast to coast

Step away from the coast and Dorset still has loads to offer. For starters, there’s Corfe Castle. A famous survivor of the English Civil War, this incredible castle is renowned as one of the greatest medieval buildings in the UK. Best of all, our four-legged friends don’t have to miss out on this piece of history. If the weather’s nice, we recommend taking your dog for a wander about the ruins, before settling down for a picnic in the castle grounds.

If you’re in the mood for a spot of shopping, you’re in luck. Dorset is home to dozens of market towns, where you can visit hundreds of bespoke boutiques and feel immersed in old-country living.For starters, we recommend perusing the pet-friendly cottages of Shaftesbury. Quaint, gorgeous and utterly English, this town is most famous for being the home of ‘Gold Hill’. The steep cobbled street that provided the backdrop for ‘Britain’s favourite TV ad of the 1970s’ - Hovis’ famous bike advert.

Whitstable in Kent features as a top dog-friendly location in our guide 'Pawfect Staycation According to Your Dog' which teams the perfect holiday destination for your pooch depending on their breed.

Local dog-friendly businesses

Poole Dog Walking

While in the area, why not treat your pooch to a walking adventure with Kate and her team of expert dog walkers at Poole Dog Walking? Offering an online booking system, it's never been easier to exercise your pet while on holiday in Dorset. Baiter Park, Poole, Dorset BH15 - 07778 547 112 - Visit them on Facebook

Best locations in Dorset for a dog-friendly holiday

If you haven't quite found the dog-friendly holiday cottage of your four legged friend's dreams here, take a look at some of our favourite places to take your pooch away in Dorset:

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Dorset Cottages

  • Last Minute Cottages - Dovecote Cottage

Dorset

Dovecote Cottage

Ref: S675532

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Located in the village of Portesham in the Dorset countryside, this charming cottage provides good quality accommodation with some nice touches and a high level of comfort.  The cottage benefits from an open-plan living room and dining area which...

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£80

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Pound Cottage

Dorset

Pound Cottage

Ref: S213005

Reviews 42

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Maiden Newton is a village and civil parish in the county of Dorset, around 9-miles north-west of the county town Dorchester. It is surrounded by Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is home to its own beautiful countryside. The village is home...

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£101

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  • Last Minute Cottages - The Linhay

Dorset

The Linhay

Ref: S527637

Reviews 12

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Around the River Brit, Bridport's charming market town was born, and its long history of rope and net manufacture has left its mark. Flax threads were previously twisted into rope in the alleyways and long, broad streets between the houses; today,...

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£75

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  • Last Minute Cottages - The Cider Press

Dorset

The Cider Press

Ref: S98816

Reviews 26

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Motcombe boasts its own friendly community store, Post Office and country pub, which is set on the outskirts of the village. The local town of Shaftesbury, well served by a range of shops and inns, is perched on a spur of rolling green hills with...

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£65

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  • Last Minute Cottages - The Old Chapel

Dorset

The Old Chapel

Ref: S668006

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Originally built in 1846 as a Wesleyan Chapel, The Old Chapel has been converted into a spacious property with log burner, exposed beams and a galleried landing with far reaching views, perfect for watching the sun setting. Outside is a sunny west...

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£62

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  • Last Minute Cottages - The Old Bakery

Dorset

The Old Bakery

Ref: S371432

Reviews 27

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Mosterton is a lively village found in the heart of West Dorset AONB, boasting a village shop, local pub, church, and the River Parrett flowing through. Nearby walks include Monarch Way, Forde Abbey and Cricket St Thomas Wildlife Park, whilst the...

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£71

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Lyme Zest

Dorset

Lyme Zest

Ref: S801672

Reviews 4

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The delightful seaside town of Lyme Regis has much to offer its visitors, boasting a maze of narrow streets filled with craft and antique shops, galleries and cafes. Take a stroll along the world-famous Cobb causeway overlooking the ancient...

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£90

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Alpaca Cottage , Dorchester

Dorset

Alpaca Cottage , Dorchester

Ref: S776724

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Alpaca Cottage is a special retreat for two, and named in honour of the property owners' small herd of Alpaca's, that live in the neighbouring field. The single-storey accommodation is light, airy and well-appointed with stylish touches...

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£144

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Little Perhay

Dorset

Little Perhay

Ref: S102250

2
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Little Perhay won’t fail to delight with modern facilities with a hint of Moroccan flair whist retaining plenty of original country character.  The welcoming lounge with its beamed ceiling, flagstone floor and feature inglenook fireplace inset...

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£72

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Seaglimpse

Dorset

Seaglimpse

Ref: S600057

Reviews 7

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Swanage is a small, family-friendly beach town on the renowned Isle of Purbeck, at the eastern extremity of Dorset's renowned Jurassic Coast. Swanage is arguably best known for its lovely, gently sloping golden sands. The small town is well...

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£143

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Little Kershay

Dorset

Little Kershay

Ref: S102090

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Little Kershay is a stunning new conversion, perfect for couples, and ideally located to explore the Jurassic Coastline and bustling market towns of Bridport and Lyme Regis.  It is modern, light and airy, with an attractive patio area and all its...

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£62

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  • Last Minute Cottages - The Apartment at Queen Anne's Lodge

Dorset

The Apartment at Queen Anne's Lodge

Ref: S517637

Reviews 11

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The delightful seaside town of Lyme Regis has much to offer its visitors, boasting a maze of narrow streets filled with craft and antique shops, galleries and cafes. Take a stroll along the world-famous Cobb causeway overlooking the ancient...

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£67

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Penny Plot Cottage

Dorset

Penny Plot Cottage

Ref: S517691

Reviews 23

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The delightful seaside town of Lyme Regis has much to offer its visitors, boasting a maze of narrow streets filled with craft and antique shops, galleries and cafes. Take a stroll along the world-famous Cobb causeway overlooking the ancient...

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£87

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Barrow Lodge

Dorset

Barrow Lodge

Ref: S700392

Reviews 13

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Blandford Forum is a market town in Dorset, England, situated by the River Stour. Notable for its Georgian architecture, most of the town was rebuilt in the 18th century after it was destroyed by a fire in 1731. King George II made a donation to...

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£63

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Thatch Cottage

Dorset

Thatch Cottage

Ref: S683586

Reviews 5

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On the border of Blackmore Vale and at the top of the quaintly titled Piddle Valley, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is the West Dorset village of Buckland Newton and its seven neighbouring hamlets, among them Brockhampton. The...

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£92

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Vine Cottage

Dorset

Vine Cottage

Ref: S819719

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The attractive country town of Beaminster nestles beneath the rolling West Dorset downland within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Around its square is the Conservation Area which boasts over 200 Grade II listed buildings, many of which are...

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£79

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  • Last Minute Cottages - 1 Cowdea Farm

Dorset

1 Cowdea Farm

Ref: S165717

Reviews 29

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A small rural Dorset hamlet situated on the edge of the Marshwood Vale, close to the borders of Somerset and Devon. A designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this is superb walking country, offering an abundance of footpaths criss-crossing...

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Lower Butchers Cottage

Dorset

Lower Butchers Cottage

Ref: S372242

Reviews 26

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Weymouth is a seaside resort town resting on the Dorset coast, forming part of the Jurassic coastline. Weymouth enjoys a host of shops, pubs, restaurants, cafés and takeaways, providing all you need for a self-catered stay. Attractions include the...

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£123

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Shepherd's Hut

Dorset

Shepherd's Hut

Ref: S2254

Reviews 72

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Milborne St Andrew is a tranquil village resting on the outskirts of the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village itself is home to a scatter of shops and eateries, making it a great base for touring Dorset in remote and glorious...

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£124

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Cointree

Dorset

Cointree

Ref: S376306

Reviews 60

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The charming market town of Sturminster Newton is nestled in the countryside of the sought-after county of Dorset, on the banks of the River Stour. The attractive high-street is lined with traditional thatched cottages and stunning stone-built...

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£84

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Cottage in Dorset

Dorset

Cottage in Dorset

Ref: S231834

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Located in a small village in West Dorset, this property boasts great access to a diverse range of scenes. Head 5 miles away to West Bay and stroll along the beach. Once you ve walked all you can walk, drive a couple of miles further down the...

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£78

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  • Last Minute Cottages - 3 Home Farm South

Dorset

3 Home Farm South

Ref: S517767

Reviews 10

2
4
The delightful seaside town of Lyme Regis has much to offer its visitors, boasting a maze of narrow streets filled with craft and antique shops, galleries and cafes. Take a stroll along the world-famous Cobb causeway overlooking the ancient...

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£80

per night
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  • Last Minute Cottages - Apple Tree Cottage

Dorset

Apple Tree Cottage

Ref: S70154

Reviews 49

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The friendly village of Shillingstone can be found beside River Stour, in the heart of North Dorset’s Blackmore Vale, only a short drive from the bustling Georgian market town of Blandford Forum. Once on the Somerset and Dorset railway line, the...

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£70

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Budmouth

Dorset

Budmouth

Ref: S44561

Reviews 25

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Upwey is a picturesque Dorset village, situated just four miles north of Weymouth. Upwey is well-known for its Wishing Well, where George III once sought the benefits of natural spring water. Today it's now a lovely tea room serving traditional...

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£73

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