Here in the UK we are a nation who love pets! Pets are an important part of the family – it’s estimated that up to 62% of households in the UK own a pet*. It’s no surprise that dogs are one of the most popular of our household pets, so when you book a holiday it’s only natural to want your beloved pooch to be included in the holiday fun too.
At Durrants Holiday Cottages we understand how important your dogs are. We truly are a doggy-friendly company, with most of our staff owning a dog themselves! As such, we have a lovely collection of holiday cottages that are dog-friendly, making the decision to holiday in the UK even easier – and if you happen to be stopping by our office in Southwold, your four-legged friend is sure to be spoiled with treats and affection by our lovely Paula.
Available now, we have added some fantastic new additions to our dog-friendly portfolio – keep reading to find the perfect dog-friendly holiday cottage for you.
Sea Mist, Southwold
Location: Pier Avenue
Number of dogs welcome: One (call if your enquiry is for two dogs)
Sea Mist is a fantastic choice for a dog-friendly holiday to Southwold. The cottage itself is in a tucked–away position just off Pier Avenue, and the enclosed garden feels rather private and is a good size for your dog to roam safely and enjoy. A wood stove in the sitting room makes the cosiest of places for the pooch to lay in front of during the cooler months, whilst the conservatory provides a lovely warm room all year round. The beach is a 10-minute stroll away, or you can head in the opposite direction to seek out Southwold’s Common.
Stuckie Ben, Southwold
Location: Queens Road (near South Green)
Number of dogs welcome: Two
Stuckie Ben has been welcoming families and their four-legged companions for many years, and for those with multiple dogs, it’s a great choice for your vacation. It’s a cosy holiday home with an open–plan layout on the ground floor and plenty of areas for your dog to choose to curl up and relax. Whilst there is no outside space with the cottage, you’re only a short stroll from Southwold’s all-year-round dog-friendly stretch of beach! The beach is backed by sand dunes and is the perfect place for traditional beach family fun whilst allowing your dog to join in too!
Albany Cottage, Southwold
Location: St Edmunds Road
Number of dogs welcome: One
At Albany Cottage you’ll feel instantly at home and your dog is sure to settle in nicely. Perfect for dogs with its enclosed lawned garden, this holiday cottage is within equal distance to Southwold’s seafront and high street, but even closer you’ll find Tibby’s Green playground. Alternatively, why not let your dog stretch their legs on Southwold’s glorious Common, just a five-minute walk away from Albany Cottage? New smells, plenty of grass, and a big open space is the perfect place for doggy exploring!
Location: East Cliff
Garden: Small courtyard only
Number of dogs welcome: One
Situated in one of the most desirable locations on East Cliff, Spyglass is sure to be a popular holiday home with families and a four-legged companion. Step out of the front door and you’re only a stone’s throw from Southwold’s sandy beach, which welcomes dogs between October and March. You’re also only a short walk away from Harris and James, recognised by The Guardian as being among the ‘best places to buy ice cream in the UK’, and even serves doggy-friendly gelatos!
Our selection above is a showcase of some of our newest dog-friendly holiday cottages, but did you know that nearly half of our holiday cottage portfolio welcomes a dog to come and stay? Take a look at our full selection of dog-friendly cottages.
If you need a little assistance in your search for the perfect dog-friendly holiday cottage, give our friendly team a call on 01502 723292 and we will be delighted to help.
Looking for more dog-friendly inspiration? Take a look at our National Pet Month blog for some ideas of things to do and places to see with your furry friends.
*Statistic from a recent survey undertaken by Pet Food Manufacturers Association (PFMA)