As pet lovers, there’s nothing more heartbreaking than looking at our ever-loyal furry friends, wagging their tails and staring at us with big, soulful eyes as we pack our bags to go on holiday without them.
Fortunately, the Suffolk region is home to a variety of dog-friendly cottages and other comfortable accommodation that is pet friendly. Dog lovers can enjoy some peace and quiet in Suffolk’s beautiful countryside, or take their fluffy companions for a run on the beach.
With so many dog-friendly accommodations and dining options on offer, it’s easy to find something that will tick all the boxes. Pack the leash and some snacks, and take your best friend along on all your adventures!
Keep reading to discover some of our favourite pet-friendly holiday cottages and other accommodation options in Suffolk, UK.
Suffolk’s Pet-Friendly Accommodation
Dog-Friendly Bed and Breakfasts
There are lots of pet-friendly cottages and B&Bs in the county, making it a great place for a dog-friendly holiday. We’ve highlighted some of our favourites below.
This Grade Two-listed cottage consists of a 17th Century Hall house with timber frames. Flindor Cottage is considered a luxury adults-only bed and breakfast, offering only the highest standards in two stunning suites.
Being fully licensed, Flindor Cottage allows guests to indulge in a world-class bottle of wine from the elaborate wine list while enjoying delicious home-cooked meals – all while having their favourite pets by their side. One of the favourite dinner options is, of course, the catch of the day from the proprietor’s boat.
Set in the peaceful village of Framsden, in the heart of the county, near the A1120 Tourist Route, the Flindor Cottage offers easy access to the lovely towns of Woodridge and Framlingham, and Suffolk’s incredible Heritage Coast is a short driving distance away.
Here, your four-legged friend can galavant through the stunning countryside and enjoy the friendly hospitality alongside you. It is also an excellent place for a romantic break with your partner, or a family holiday.
This historic country house bed and breakfast is situated on magnificent grounds, boasting awe-inspiring gardens, with parkland and the peaceful countryside surrounding the premise.
Just a stone’s throw away lies the historic town of Hadleigh. Here, guests will find five bedrooms, of which four include en-suite bathrooms. The house is decorated with antique furniture and comfortable seating, and offers conveniences such as coffee and tea facilities, a TV, soft towels, and fresh linen.
Dogs and small children are welcome to join their parents at this charming accommodation and indulge alongside them in the breakfast sourced from farm shops and local butchers.
Newmans Hall Bed & Breakfast
Newmans Hall Bed and Breakfast in Sudbury is the perfect location if you want to get away from it all. Dogs are welcome at Newmans if they are well-mannered, and they will enjoy walking around the beautiful gardens and exploring the tranquil countryside all around them.
Meanwhile, their owners can enjoy spending the day at the tennis courts or in the indoor swimming pool after indulging in a delicious breakfast.
Oak Tree Farm
Oak Tree Farm is a fantastic farm bed and breakfast near Yoxford, often referred to as Suffolk’s Garden, where you can spend some quality time with your best friend.
Stretching across six acres, visitors can stay in a charming renovated Georgian farmhouse where they’ll find modern comforts, such as free WiFi and breakfast made from locally sourced ingredients, as well as rooms with ancient beams, antiques, and old, winding staircases.
Guests and their four-legged friends can take a stroll around the beautiful grounds, taking in local wildlife like muntjacs, chickens, and horses in their stables. The bed and breakfast is also located near Suffolk’s coast, making it the ideal location if you’re looking for a holiday by the sea.
Thatched Farm B&B and Holiday Cottages
Thatched Farm B&B and Holiday Cottages offers a welcome escape into a beautiful part of the county, where you can relax in peaceful surroundings. The property is located a short drive from Waldringfield and Woodbridge, the Deben River, world-class golf courses, places to shop, and several dining options.
The main house offers bed and breakfast, while the two quaint cottages on the stunning grounds sleep up to three and two people, respectively. Both cottages are warm and comfortable.
Pet-Friendly Camping and Caravanning
A camping experience isn’t the same without a joyful wagging tail in your midst.
Suffolk offers many pet-friendly camping and caravan sites so the whole family can partake in the fun. Pack the toys and bones, and head out to any of the options listed below.
Located in Saxmundham,Mollett’s Farm is certified by the Caravan Club and provides self-catering accommodation where pups are always welcome.
The ground of the site is level and it provides electric hook-up points, water, and disposal facilities, and is open to the public year-round. It is close to the Suffolk Coast and also offers easy access to Ipswich, Woodbridge, and other destinations such as the River Alde.
It is recommended to make your reservation well in advance, as Mollet’s Farm is very popular and can get fully booked quickly.
Polstead Camping Site is right next door to a magnificent nature preserve near the charming towns of Sudbury and Hadleigh in Suffolk. The property is also a great choice if you’re arriving from Harwich.
Visitors can take it easy and enjoy the picturesque Suffolk countryside or enjoy one of the many dog-friendly activities nearby.
Mill Hill Farm
Those who want to take their dogs fishing may want to visit Mill Hill Farm Camping and Caravanning Site in Saxmundham, where they can spend the day scouting for fish in the private pond. The site is run by a friendly team of staff and welcoming owners, and offers great facilities. It is located within easy reach of Suffolk’s coast and sits nestled in the county’s stunning countryside. The property also offers excellent accessibility and welcomes touring caravans, motorhomes, camper vans, and guests in tents.
Those who are fascinated by plane spotting should venture to The Willows, which can be found closeto the Lakenheath and Mildenhall RAF sites.
Haw Wood Farm Caravan and Camping Park
There’s no better spot to relax and unwind than Haw Wood Farm in Southwold.
Located close to the beautiful beaches of Southwold, Aldeburgh, Dunwich, and Walberswick, this peaceful campground is excellent for a holiday with the family. Dogs are allowed, and the site is home to a big, fully-fenced dog walking area where your furry friend can stretch its legs and run around!
The site is open between March and January, so be sure to book your spot in advance.
Run Cottage Touring Park
Run Cottage is a pretty, family-owned caravan park that can be found on the edge of Hollesley village, near the charming town of Woodbridge.
This friendly site is home to diverse wildlife and many fascinating native birds, from barn owls to majestic sparrows, frolicking ducks and fish to deer and rabbits. The property also offers convenient facilities and an exciting area for Dog Exercise, where your best friend can expel its energy.
Church Farm Holiday Park
The Aldeburgh Basecamp in Church Farm Holiday Park is located in the centre of Aldeburgh and is an ideal glamping option for families and dogs.
Every unit comes fully equipped with everything you may need, including plates, cutlery, cooking utensils, high-quality bedding, and comfy towels. The site also welcomes up to two small dogs, or one medium to large dog.
If you are an animal lover, you will be delighted to know that there are many hotels in Suffolk that welcome dogs. Keep reading to discover some of our favourites.
The Ship in Dunwich provides comfortable accommodation and delicious homemade meals served in its charming restaurant.
Your four-legged friend will also enjoy visiting here, as it is surrounded by nature reserves, heathland, and the beach, providing more than enough beautiful and spacious places to explore.
The Brudenell Hotel in Aldeburgh invites well-mannered dogs on leashes to participate in everything the area has to offer.
The property provides a wonderful escape from the monotony of daily life and is located on the beach in Aldeburgh, allowing your dog to enjoy frolicking in the water while your breathe in the revitalising ocean air.
Self-Catering Pet-Friendly Accommodation
For that perfect home from home, self-catering in Suffolk is a great option and many of our properties are pet friendly. Keep reading for our favourites.
Located in Foxearth, a tiny hamlet just five kilometres from Sudbury and Long Melford, Oakley’s Cottage is a wonderful countryside location for soaking up the picturesque scenery.
Visitors will discover a unique assortment of authentic period characteristics, including a wood stove in a large inglenook fireplace, timbered walls, floors from Tudor brick, sloped ceilings, and floorboards made from pine and oak in this fifteenth-century cottage.
The property also includes modern amenities like a fully-equipped kitchen, two large ovens, induction burners, a big American refrigerator/freezer, and underfloor heating. There is also beds with Egyptian cotton linens, walk-in showers, and a bath – perfect for a relaxing soak.
Moreover, there is a stunning garden where you can take walks with your fluffy companion.
Lighthouse View Cottage
Located in the heart of Southwold, Lighthouse View Cottage is an inviting and comfortable holiday cottage dating back to the early Victorian era that offers four bedrooms and sleeps up to four people.
From the driveway of this lovely cottage, guests can enjoy a short walk to the beach and the promenade. In addition to being the ideal holiday destination, Lighthouse View boasts the landmark lighthouse of Southwold.
Guests park for free nearby, and obedient dogs and small children are always welcomed with open arms. During the warmer months, dogs may be limited to particular beach areas, but beyond the beach, your furry friend can roam freely.
The area is also home to many pet-friendly restaurants and pubs.
Owl’s Roost & Squirrel
If you’re taking a relaxing break in Southwold, pet-friendly accommodation is not hard to find. There are plenty of hotels and cottages in Southwold that will welcome your pooch, and one such option is Owl’s Roost and Squirrel. It offers accommodation with free private parking, free WiFi, a stunning garden, and BBQ Facilities to make use of.
There is also a garden-view terrace, a flat screen television, a plush seating area with quality furnishings, a private bathroom with complimentary toiletries and a shower, and a kitchen that comes fully equipped with an oven and fridge. Additionally, there is a toaster, stovetop, kettle, and dishwasher in the kitchen.
The property offers breakfast in the morning, and visitors have the choice between a vegetarian, a la carte, or full English/Irish breakfast. Other meals are self-catering. Pets are welcome, making this a great option for animal lovers. It is also popular among couples.
With Framlingham Castle reachable within twelve kilometres, this is the perfect base if you enjoy exploring. Other nearby attractions in the surrounding area include Bungay Castle just twenty-five kilometres away, and Saint Botolph’s Burgh just twenty-eight kilometres away. Visitors can also make the nearly forty kilometre-long trip to visit Eye Castle.
Woodfarm Barns is a pet-friendly location with a lot to offer.
The owners of this lovely establishment are incredibly fond of dogs, and the property offers a spacious environment where dogs can stretch their legs and roam freely while you enjoy a relaxing holiday. With six luxurious and distinct barns, you’re guaranteed to find a room to your taste.
Acanthus of Southwold
If you’re looking for dog-friendly accommodation, Southwold is an excellent place to be. This popular seaside town is home to colourful beach huts dotted along Southwold Pier Beach, many of which allow furry travellers.
Acanthus of Southwold offers a large selection of dog-friendly accommodation in and around town, where visitors can have a wonderful seaside holiday. Every day, your canine pal can run on the golden sand!
It is also a family-operated enterprise and they pride themselves on being sensitive to the needs of their guests.
Located in Thornham Woods, Suffolk Cabins is the ideal place for an unforgettable self-catering break with your furry friend that won’t drain your savings. You can find rooms with bunk beds and large communal areas that are perfect for groups travelling together, or families on a tight budget who want a relaxing getaway with their dogs.
This is the perfect place for you and your pooch to kick back and relax while taking in the wonderful sights of Yoxford village life. Dogs will love walking on the nearby beach and stretching their legs in the quaint garden while guests take advantage of the village’s pleasant ambience and proximity to the AONB, coast, and heaths.
School Cottage is an excellent place to stay in Yoxford if you’re looking to explore all the attractions between Aldeburgh and Southwold, and sleeps up to two people.
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