Pet-friendly cottages & self-catering holidays in Dorset
Explore a diverse county with delightful hidden gems and a spectacular historic coastline.
With some of the most beautiful villages and an impressive coastline, dog-friendly holidays in Dorset boasts a unique experience for all. This diverse region offers everything from tranquil seclusion to an action packed break. For families holidaying with their furry friends, Dorset invites you to explore the vastness of its incredible countryside and to take a stroll on its famous Jurassic beaches.
The popular towns of Bournemouth and Poole give you a chance to enjoy the bustle of a friendly seaside town where pets are always welcome, along with plenty of shopping and sightseeing opportunities. If you prefer some peace and quiet for your break, head to rural Dorset for the charming villages of Sherborne and Gillingham, where you can enjoy exquisite surroundings and unrivalled countryside views from your dog-friendly Dorset cottage. For pooches that want to run free, Wareham Forest is a great place to enjoy Dorset’s emerald woodland with tracks and routes suitable for all abilities.
Dorset is famed for its incredible coastline and a visit to this spectacular area gives you the chance to experience its beauty with pretty towns and villages such as Weymouth, Swanage, Mudeford, Lyme Regis and Bridport (home to West Bay) found on this lovely stretch of coastline. Your pet pooch will love running along the Jurassic coastline and exploring natural wonders such as the Old Harry Rocks and pretty secluded coves along the way. The county’s picturesque towns and villages offer insight to the history and heritage of the area with interesting ruins and medieval highlights to explore. You can also enjoy a selection of welcoming eateries and popular dog-friendly attractions on your stay including Maiden Castle, Corfe Castle, Swanage Railway and Beaminster Museum.
The county is home to a variety of dog-friendly holiday cottages to rent, ideal for a relaxing escape whatever the season. Take a look at our wonderful selection of pet-friendly holiday cottages in Dorset, suitable for the whole family, and enjoy a visit to Dorset with your furry friends. For an extra-special holiday in Dorset, try our luxury self-catering accommodation or our collection of cottages with hot tubs, or wake up to views of the sea from our coastal cottages.
If you're still looking for more inspiration for your dog-friendly Dorset holiday, check out our dog-friendly Dorset guide, packed with the best dog-friendly days out, walks, beaches, places to eat and more.