Your dog will love a cottage holiday in Norfolk
Each year, over three and a half million people plan a holiday in Norfolk. And while we don't know the exact number, loads bring their pets too. From the beautiful dog walks that wind through the Norfolk Broads to the pooch-friendly beaches scattered across the stunning North Norfolk coast, this award-winning county is the perfect location to take four-legged friends.
As far as our canine companions are concerned Norfolk is one large adventure playground. Wherever you stay, you'll be within easy reach of hundreds of pet-approved things to do. From dining in award-winning dog-friendly restaurants to strolling down the coast in one of the county's many seaside towns, Norfolk has it all.
Outstanding beauty means exceptional walks
While Norfolk is a looker from top to bottom, one part of this incredible county is particularly picturesque. The world-renowned Norfolk Coast. Home to over 90 miles of sandy beaches and rugged cliffs, it's so stunning it's been officially recognised as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
We think you'll agree; no dog-friendly holiday would be complete without a few scenic strolls. Luckily, if there's one thing you should know about England's AONB, it's that they make for excellent walking routes. Book a cottage on the Norfolk coast and you won't have to travel far to find an award-winning walking path. In fact, all you'll need to do is pick a direction, set off and enjoy the views along the way.
If you're after a Dog Friendly Cottages favourite, however, we recommend walking from Wells-next-the-Sea to Holkham Beach. Over five miles long, this pet-friendly walk will take you through harbours, and woodland and sand dunes, no dog can resist bounding down.
The clearest skies in the UK
We don't know about you, but we think there's something special about taking a stroll at night. Strolling beneath glistening stars, four-legged friend by your side, makes for a kind of magic you don't get during the daytime. If you agree, there's no better place for a night-time wander than Norfolk.
The county is home to the clearest night skies in the UK. In fact, Norfolk is one of the few places in the world where you can see the awe-inspiring phenomenon that is the Northern Lights. Meanwhile, in the North East, the Kelling Heath and Wiveton Downs have both been awarded 'Dark Sky Discovery Status', an incredibly coveted award for cities with exceptionally low light pollution.
Pet-friendly cottages that guarantee perfection
Far too often, planning holidays with your canine companion means compromising on quality. Well, with us, nothing could be further from the truth. Our pet-friendly cottages never fall short of perfection. Not only will we find you a holiday home in one of the most beautiful parts of Norfolk but we'll also make sure it comes with all the amenities and add-ons you need.
Fancy making things extra cosy? How about booking comfortable accommodation with an open fire so you and your pooch can curl up when it's windy outside. After an extra slice of luxury? Why not get a holiday cottage with a private hot tub in an enclosed garden so that you can kick back beneath the Norfolk stars, with your four-legged friend by your side.
If your pooch fancies playing sheepdog for the day, have a look at a ground floor barn conversion on a working farm. Whether you want the peace and quiet of a private garden, to be within walking distance of some world-class walking routes or even something as simple as having reserved road parking, all you need to do is ask. After all, we're here to help your holiday dreams come true.
Hunstanton and Cromer in Norfolk both feature as a top dog friendly locations in our guide: 'Pawfect Staycation According to Your Dog' which teams the perfect holiday destination for your pooch depending on their breed.
Dog friendly holidays in Norfolk
If you haven't quite found what you're looking for in the pet friendly cottages on this page, there are plenty more places for you and your four legged friends to try. Here are our favourite destinations for a dog friendly holiday in Norfolk: