Escape to the countryside with one of our dog-friendly cottages in Kent. Affectionately referred to as the ‘Garden of England’, this southeastern county is steeped in beauty and history. Along its coast, you’ll find the white cliffs of Dover - an iconic landmark which has been the inspiration of musicians and artists alike.
Among famous landmarks and gorgeous coastlines, you’ll also discover picture-postcard cities and markets towns, including the historic Canterbury. Wander through glorious gardens and medieval castles with your pup as you discover the rich history and beauty of this South Western County.
Choosing a dog-friendly holiday cottage allows you to explore and discover new places around the UK, with your faithful friend at your side. After all, they love getting out and about just as much as we do! With so many great pet-friendly pubs, cafes, and attractions across Kent, your four-legged friend will never have to miss out on anything.
Things to do in Kent
Kent offers plenty for its visitors to enjoy and is home to a whole host of dog-friendly attractions. Here are some of the most popular in the area.Dover Castle
Best for: History buffs
A UK holiday wouldn’t be the same without a visit to a medieval castle at some point. Founded way back in the 11th-century, Dover Castle is now a popular attraction for visitors of Kent. Dogs are allowed on the Dover Castle grounds.
Dog-friendly pit stop: For a classic Italian dinner, make sure to stop at Dino’s Restaurant before heading back to your cottage.Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Railway
Best for: Memorable family days out
Location: New Romney
The Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Railway in New Romney offers a fun and unique day out for families. Give your feet a rest as you experience the picturesque sights of the local area from the comfort of a classic steam train.
Dog-friendly pit stop: Pop into the Coach House for a warming coffee and fresh home-cooked food.Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest
Best for: Walking and running - or simply setting up a picnic!
Dog-friendly pit stop: If you’re a fan of real ales, make sure to pop into Cellar Head Brewing Company to try their latest creations.Mount Ephraim Gardens
Best for: Peaceful walks with the pup
Set within a huge ten acres of land, the Mount Ephraim Gardens are certainly a magical sight to behold! Wander through the Edwardian terraced gardens, where you’ll discover features such as the Japanese water garden and medieval labyrinth.
Dog-friendly pit stop: Make your day a little extra special by visiting The Dairy for top-quality food.Goodnestone Park Gardens
Best for: Enjoying the beauty of nature at its finest
The Goodnestone Park Gardens are an absolute must-see for nature lovers and budding gardeners visiting the South East. Explore the enchanting woodland garden or take a stroll around the beautifully maintained terrace.
Dog-friendly pit stop: Stop for a quick drink or pub food at the cosy and traditional FitzWalter Arms. It’s a 40-minute walk from the gardens or a short eight-minute drive.