12 Best Pet-Friendly Holiday Cottages In Dorset, England - Updated 2024

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Situated in southwest England, Dorset is a captivating county where you’ll find the beautiful cities, towns, and villages of Dorchester, Bournemouth, Shaftesbury, Bridport, Wareham, Sherborne, and a lot of other must-see municipalities. It boasts breathtaking natural wonders that attract tourists from all over the United Kingdom and the world. In Bournemouth, you’ll find gorgeous beaches and vibrant nightlife. Visit Brownsea Island and go on a hike and witness wildlife in its natural habitat in this area. Plus, be sure to check out the 19th-century Highcliffe Castle and be mesmerized by its architecture and picturesque surroundings. Thinking of vacationing in southwest England anytime soon? Here is a list of the best pet-friendly holiday cottages in Dorset, England.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) host status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and pet-friendly rules and regulations. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on February 07, 2024.

1. Buckingham Cottage (from USD 141)

This dog-friendly holiday cottage near West Bay, Dorset, offers a peaceful getaway for a small family.

The cottage comprises a large double bedroom with a king-size bed, as well as a twin bedroom. It features a bright and spacious open-plan living and dining area, perfect for spending quality time with your loved ones. The fully equipped kitchen includes modern appliances, making it convenient for preparing meals during your stay.

One of the highlights of Buckingham Cottage is its fully fenced garden, offering a serene space to relax and enjoy the breathtaking views of Knights’ Hill. Pet lovers will be pleased to know that this cottage warmly welcomes up to two furry companions. A pet fee of 19 USD per day is applicable.

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West Milton, England, United Kingdom
Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille
cottage 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

2. The Cottage at Wantsley Farm (from USD 184)

This charming countryside retreat is just 5.4 km (3.36 mi) from Mapperton House & Gardens and only 0.3 km (0.19 mi) from Redlands Yard. The dog-friendly holiday cottage in Dorset is nestled in Wantsley Farm.

The interior boasts oak floors, exposed beams, and a wood-burning stove, creating a rustic and cozy ambiance throughout the year. Essential amenities, such as WiFi and heating are provided, to ensure a comfortable stay. A well-equipped kitchen is also available for your convenience.

Pet lovers will be delighted to know that up to two dogs of any size are welcome here. A pet fee of 62 USD is applicable.

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Beaminster, England, United Kingdom
cottage 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

3. Modern and pet-friendly dwelling in a remote valley (from USD 286)

This lovely dwelling surrounded by nature is an idyllic vacation hideaway that will make you feel reconnected with Mother Earth and every bit at peace. Don’t be fooled by its quaint exterior as its interior exudes modernism and elegance. It has a contemporary minimalist design that is relaxing for guests as it is not too crowded with furniture. A group of four people is welcome to stay, including their pets. It houses two bedrooms and two baths with a bathtub. It also has a bright living room, a dining area, and a fully equipped kitchen. Plus, it has outdoor furniture and barbecue equipment.

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Dorset, England, United Kingdom
203 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it is modern and minimalistic in decor but manages to have everything needed for a very comfortable stay
the barn had great facilities and the fire and christmas tree made it really cosy
the kitchen was perfect for cooking and we could sit outside and enjoy the surroundings
it is really well designed and comfortable
fantastically clean and well equipped
super clean cosy fireplace
the house was spotless and very stylish and all communication quick and easy
the property is very modern and stylish and was very clean
the barn itself is beautifully done up very clean and well equipped
the host was very responsive and friendly
hosts were so helpful arranged thoughtful welcome gifts responses were quick
anthony was such a helpful host and made us feel very welcome
anthony was a great host and quick to reply to any queries we had
anthony was a fantastic host and communicated very clearly
a great location and lovely property
little barn is gorgeous in the middle of nowhere but still close to everything
the location is secluded but very well positioned to explore beautiful dorset
great barn in great location to just relax and enjoy the countryside
great location - just a short walk to hardy's monument with lots more walks straight from the front door
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4. Chic countryside cottage with a recreation area (from USD 216)

If you are looking for a superb pet-friendly holiday cottage near the coast of Dorset then you might want to check out this chic and cozy cottage. It is a lovely abode that can accommodate up to four guests, and pets are welcome as well. This Airbnb vacation rental showcases tastefully furnished interiors, complete with white walls, stunning hardwood flooring, expansive windows, and pastel-colored furniture. Also, it has two bedrooms with fresh sheets, a spotless private bathroom with a soaking tub, a sunny and fully equipped kitchen with a fabulous dining set, and a comfy living room. WiFi is conveniently accessible throughout the property. The best part? It has a recreation area with a ping-pong table and a foosball.

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Dorset, England, United Kingdom
145 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 3 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beds were super comfy kitchen had everything we needed good wifi connection easy parking
warm welcome fresh eggs flowers and milk comfortable beds
kitchen was well stocked with played and cooking utensils microwave nespresso machine and more
fresh flowers in the kitchen upon arrival and ludo emma and their team were amazing hosts
good facilities and plenty of space
clean cozy and well decorated
the place is beautiful clean and comfortable
spotlessly clean comfy beds fluffy towels hot powerful shower warm & cosy
the whole place was spotlessly clean and has everything you need
very welcoming thoughtful touches and spotlessly clean
lovely accommodation with helpful and extremely friendly hosts
very peaceful place and nice hosts
great place lovely for kids and very friendly hosts
ideal location for our son to practice his bike riding
pleasant stay and beautiful location
great location on a really sweet farm estate
good location to the beaches nearby
location was brilliant will all the wonderful dorset beaches in each reach
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5. Newly refurbished guest house (from USD 163)

This newly refurbished cottage is perfectly curated to impress tourists with a meticulous taste for pretty interior designs. It features a marriage of traditional rustic furnishings and modern innovations. As you enter this lovely nest, you’ll notice its convenient open plan layout that positions the cozy living space between a bedroom area and the contemporary kitchen with high-end appliances and a wooden table set. One bedroom is located on the ground floor, while the other is situated upstairs. Pets are allowed to enjoy the comforts of this dwelling. To top it all off, it is conveniently located near the pubs, eateries, and shops.

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Corfe Castle, England, United Kingdom
189 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 3 Beds 4 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
ruth made us very comfortable and there were spectacular walks on our doorstep
the cottage itself was wonderfully comfortable and cozy
amazing cottage for a long weekend away 4 of us fit in the space fine with room to relax
the cottage was very comfortable and clean
clean comfortable and stylish
in these odd times it is also reassuring that ruth is keeping the place meticulously clean
a wonderful very well appointed cottage that was spotlessly clean very comfortable with a great wood burning stove
this cottage is full of character lovely and cosy and clean with an amazing shower
thanks for being a great host
ruth and jeff were superb hosts very friendly and knowledgeable about the local area
we throughly enjoyed our stay and ruth and jeff were the perfect hosts
ruth is a kind and thoughtful host
ruth is a fabulous host friendly and informative
gorgeous stylish space a short walk from the heart of corfe castle village
walking distance to corfe castle with wonderful places to eat nearby
lovely property in an amazing location
it's a perfect location for exploring the stunning countryside
charming cottage in perfect quite common location very easy walk to castle corfe village centre
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6. Romantic 19th-century hillside hideaway (from USD 227)

Wake up to the majestic nature views and feel the countryside air penetrate your lungs when you spend a holiday in this 19th-century romantic hillside holiday. It is a breathtaking haven with stunning views, perfect for couples on a love holiday. Their fur babies can stay with them for a memorable vacation experience. This Airbnb has all the comforts and conveniences of a perfect holiday home. Stargaze on the roof terrace on a magical night and enjoy an al fresco dining while appreciating the scenic views of Lyme Bay. The bathroom is an Instagram-worthy space with a bathtub and a glass walk-in shower. The living room with a Charnwood burner is set next to the fully equipped kitchen, and the bedroom is cozy with fresh linens and comfy pillows.

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Morcombelake, Dorset, United Kingdom
311 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
all rooms were perfect especially the bathroom the bed was extremely comfy
spotlessly clean with lovely touches
wonderful place nice and quiet clean and tidy what more could you want?
the cottage was super clean and modern with great decor
louise is a wonderful host
louise is a great host very welcoming
louise is a super fab host
louise was really welcoming and helpful when we arrived
louise was a perfect host and was warm and welcoming when we arrived after dark
the location is beautiful
such a cool place in a great location
a beautiful place in a beautiful location
lovely location amazing walks amazing local food
a peaceful secluded escape yet close to so many must see dorset sights
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7. Fully equipped manor with wonderful views of lush green fields (from USD 108)

For tourists who are longing for peace, quiet, and bliss, this stunning manor farm cottage can provide you with those priceless necessities. This Airbnb is a self-catering accommodation with a bunch of fantastic amenities. Ideal for five friends or a small family, this pet-friendly dwelling houses three comfortable bedrooms with three beds, and one and a half baths with shower essentials. Besides a fully equipped kitchen with a dining area, a living room, and entertainment facilities, it has a patio with outdoor furniture, a pleasant enclosed garden, and a spacious parking lot. The best part? This accommodation’s elevated location treats guests to breathtaking nature views that they will never forget.

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Milborne Saint Andrew, England, United Kingdom
261 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 3 Beds 5 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very comfortable beds and modern amenities
excellent wifi smart tv all kitchen gear linen etc was there
great wifi and smart tv with a chromecast
it was very comfortable with great views from the bedrooms
super comfy beds great amenities everything you need and more
a fabulous home spotlessly clean warm and cozy
comfortable and really clean with good facilities
the beds were comfortable it was very clean and the fireplace was so cosy
great cottage clean well equipped thoughtful presentation beautiful rural location
the property is well appointed clean and in good decorative order
kim and marc are great hosts
really helpful hosts really beautiful place and perfect country getaway the mince pies are amazing as well
kim was so helpful with getting the place ready immediately after lockdown and very quick with responses
thank you to kim and marc super hosts
very comfortable beds extremely helpful hosts
a wonderful location and a fabulous house
fab accommodation and location will be returning
lovely house in an idyllic location
ideal too if you just need peace and quiet
very comfortable well equipped in a beautiful location and great value
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8. Homey holiday rental with a hot tub (from USD 98)

This traditional cottage was given modern touches while retaining some important features to please tourists with eyes for interior design. It is perfectly curated to accommodate families, even the ones with pets. The patio has lots to offer, and guests can enjoy a nice dip in the tub, have a coffee in the al fresco dining area, or hold some barbecue parties. Inside is a homey nest with a comfortable bedroom, a relaxing living room, and a dining area next to it. The house is also equipped with a kitchen and a private bathroom with a walk-in shower.

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Maiden Newton, GB
4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

9. Charming cottage in West Knighton (from USD 139)

This charming thatched cottage is nestled in a postcard-perfect village of West Knighton, Dorset. It is freshly refurbished, fully equipped, and has a lovely atmosphere that is just relaxing and comfortable. Set in a secluded area, adorned with lush gardens, this dwelling is a perfect holiday home for people who wish to be reconnected with nature and experience a holiday that is full of peace, quiet, and bliss. It has a complete kitchen, a laundry facility, and a living room with soft couches and a flat-screen TV. Additionally, it has a sparklingly clean bathroom with a bathtub and a walk-in shower and two bedrooms with fresh sheets and pillows. This dog-friendly holiday cottage in Dorset is close to Poole, just a short 30-minute drive away.

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87 reviews   Wifi Available
cottage 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
ther'e was very nice bedding on the beds
on arrival we found the cottage very clean and tidy
the house was lovely and clean (although the fridge smelts strongly of beach)
angel cottage was immaculately clean and tidy
clean well equipped and warm thatched cottage
tastefully decorates and spotlessly clean angel cottage is an ideal base to explore the stunning dorset countryside
everyone was very friendly and helpful
lovely cottage - fantastic service from the new inn down the road - really friendly helpful and welcoming
the new inn pub offers great food and very friendly service
the village of west knighton is in a good location
it is in a great location with nice pub nearby
oh and the nearest shop in broadmayne (the next village) is very well stocked with essentials and more
very warm and relaxing to come back to after a day of walking and exploring the dorset countryside
beautiful comfortable nicely decorated cottage in a quiet location close to the coast
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10. h-century countryside abode (from USD 137)

Experience the best of the countryside life in this 19th-century dwelling that is full of character. It offers majestic nature views and a home that has everything you need and more. Gorgeous beaches are within arms’ reach from this secluded private area, which makes it perfect for adventure lovers. Its rustic details and sleek home decor add allure to its interior design, complemented by a homey atmosphere. It features three bedrooms and a private bathroom. Six guests are welcome, and the pets can stay as well. More so, it has a little kitchen with necessary appliances, a wooden dining table with chairs, and laundry equipment. You can relax in the quaint and sunny living room with a rock fireplace or unwind in the outdoor seating area taking advantage of the freshest countryside air.

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48 reviews  
cottage 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
old fashioned and rustic but comfortable
the shower is fantastic now new mattresses that are comfy & lovely bedding/towels
bed was very comfortable and clean
the cottage needs a really good clean and some serious diy and tlc
the kitchen is equipped with all you might need and the towels and bedding were clean
the cottage was very snug very clean with comfy beds and good linen
owner is very friendly and helpful providing tips and advice about the surrounding area
the owners had made some attempt to make the place attractive with bright fresh bedding and curtains
communication with the owner was good
lovely house amazing location numerous walks
we enjoyed the tranquility of the location and visiting wildlife
the walk through the fern gully style woodland to the beach is truly stunning whether its summer or winter
the cottage is a real gem tucked away is a perfect location
great walks in the surrounding countryside - i
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11. Idyllic dwelling for 10 (from USD 212)

Experience an unforgettable holiday at Hardy’s Wessex when you book this private cottage in the heart of town. Surrounded by lush nature and stunning flora, this location will make you feel like you are in a fairy tale countryside setting. The views will enchant you and the cool air on this side of Dorset will make you want to stay here forever. As for the features of this dwelling, it is spacious enough to accommodate up to 10 guests as it has five lovely bedrooms and two spotless baths. It is tastefully furnished and has a covered patio with glass windows and furniture, a well-stocked kitchen with a rustic dining table, and a cozy living room with a fireplace. Outside, there’s a brook, a little pond, and an outdoor seating area.

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Piddletrenthide, Dorset, GB
11 reviews  
cottage 10 Guests 5 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
the owners provided excellent info on the house and surroundings too
the locals are very friendly
the pub 2 minutes walk was friendly and services fabulous food particularly for the price
a good pub close by and a friendly village shop
ideally situated nice pub within walking distance
a lovely peaceful location and plenty of walks close by
set in a quiet valley but close enough to many dorset attractions the location was perfect for us
there is a good pub and restaurant within easy walking distance of the house
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12. Fully furnished home near Hive beach

This superb vacation rental guarantees its guests a peaceful and worry-free holiday by providing them a cozy nest that is filled with fantastic amenities. It is a family-friendly and pet-friendly abode that welcomes seven guests. A beautiful garden surrounds the great outdoors, and there are seating areas, where guests can unwind while having coffee or reading a book. This haven has a spacious living room with a wood burner and books. It has a beautiful wooden dining set and a kitchen with cooking essentials. Also, there are three bedrooms and two baths with a walk-in shower and a bathtub in the house, and WiFi is accessible throughout the property. The best part? It is conveniently close to Hive beach.

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51 reviews  
cottage 7 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 7
Minimum Nights: 6
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cottage has good size bedrooms comfortable beds and is very well equipped
the beds were excellent very comfortable and all slept soundly in them
mark and robbie were very welcoming and the facilities in the cottage were excellent
having been fortunate with the weather we had breakfast and dinner in the garden as well
we arrived tired but were delighted to find the cottage spotlessly clean and welcoming
despite the cottage's venerable age it is extremely clean and comfortable and the garden is a delight
the cottage is lovely spotlessly clean and extremely comfortable
the rooms are all clean and spacious and the garden a delight
the owners were very helpful and professional
the owners were very helpful throughout the booking process and during our stay
thanks very much to the owners for making it such a pleasant stay
we had a splendid stay and the owners couldn't have been more hospitable while also discreet
easy walk to the beach (great cafe) even easier walk to good pubs and a small shop
short walk to the beach shop bakery and 2 excellent pubs
west bay has plenty of eateries and pubs and is a lovely walk away
the hive beach cafe (10 min walk) is excellent for breakfast and lunch - fantastic fish
the local beach is easily accessible (within walking distance) and has the well known hive beach cafe there
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Fall in love with the stunning county of Dorset with your furry friend by your side

Dorset is a breathtaking Southwest England county that is home to charming cities, lovely towns, and captivating villages. It offers an abundance of attractions that include scenic landscapes, gorgeous beaches, theme parks, and remarkable architectural wonders. Plan a holiday on this side of the country and take your furry best friend with you for a memorable experience. Choose the best accommodation for you and your furry companion from this list of the best pet-friendly holiday cottages in Dorset, the UK.

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Frequently asked questions about pet-friendly holiday cottages in Dorset, UK

1. What are some luxurious pet-friendly holiday cottages in Dorset?

This romantic 19th-century hillside hideaway is a luxurious accommodation with a freestanding bathtub, from where guests can enjoy lovely views. They also have an alfresco dining area perfect for barbecues and outdoor dining.

2. Which vacation rentals in Dorset have parking?

This modern and pet-friendly dwelling in a remote valley, this chic countryside cottage with a recreation area, this newly refurbished guest house, and this romantic 19th-century hillside hideaway have parking available.

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