Posted: 26th Jul

There are some amazing places to stay with your dog in the New Forest. From woodland cottages and seafront apartments, to large country houses and riverbank retreats, there are some awesome self-catering properties available for dog friendly holidays. Some have enclosed gardens where dogs and their owners can relax in peace. And almost all are located close to spectacular countryside or coastline with miles upon miles of dog walking trails on the doorstep.

Among the New Forest’s dog friendliest cottages are these wooftastic places to stay.

Cool Contemporary Cabin

This modern annexe in Lyndhurst offers contemporary living within easy reach of some of the New Forest’s best attractions. The property has spacious, modern rooms and an outdoor decking area with a small garden. With loads of woodland walks nearby, this one-bedroom holiday home is the perfect escape for an outdoorsy couple and their pooch.

House on Stilts

This unusual property stands on stilts within the trees lining the bank of the Beaulieu river. Inside the treehouse-style property are smart, inviting rooms including a high vaulted living space with a wood-burning stove. Dogs will enjoy the rural setting with miles of forest to explore right on the doorstep.

Quaint Thatched Cottage

With its thatched roof and cosy interiors, this quaint cottage offers a quintessential countryside escape in the heart of the New Forest. Dogs will love the large, lawned garden and options for walkies nearby. Located in the tiny hamlet of Tiptoe, near Lymington, this charming 200-year-old cottage makes a great base for exploring coastal towns and villages and nearby woodland trails.

Farmhouse Style Home

This is a beautiful farmhouse style cottage with wood-beamed ceilings, creating a homely feel for time away with a dog. It’s a spacious and beautifully decorated property with many luxurious touches, including an outdoor decking area and access to a pizza oven. This lovely cottage can be found in Midgham, near Fordingbridge, in the middle of New Forest countryside.

Happy Holiday Haven

Dogs will enjoy scampering around in the large, lawned garden at this holiday haven near Ringwood. With its beautiful landscaped garden, this one-bedroom cottage is a lovely place for a couple to stay with their dog, while exploring the nearby attractions and trails of the New Forest National Park.

Spacious Country Cottage

Located in Holt, near Wimborne, this stunning thatched cottage is an idyllic holiday getaway for a dog-loving family. With four spacious bedrooms and impressive living spaces, it’s a beautiful house for a get together surrounded by spectacular New Forest countryside.

Grand Country House

This grand country house is set deep in the heart of The New Forest with ponies and cattle grazing up to the gate. It’s a spectacular home with spacious rooms and high-quality finishing touches including a roll-top bath and folding glass doors which open onto a large private garden. With plenty of walking routes on the doorstep and quaint villages nearby, the property is ideally located for a dog friendly holiday.

Historic Waterside Retreat

This period cottage is one of two properties in a charming Georgian terrace on the banks of the River Beaulieu. It is located in historic Bucklers Hard, which is part of the Beaulieu estate. The waterside property has fantastic views and direct access to miles of superb dog walking trails along the riverbank towards the coast.

Dog Friendly Retreats - - has the UK’s largest online collection of dog-friendly holiday properties. The website lists over 24,000 pet-friendly cottages and holiday homes all over the country from the tip of Scotland to the toe of Cornwall, including over 200 properties in the New Forest.


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What a fantastic festival this was. Very well organised and so much to see and do with your dog. Great fun.
Will definitely be going back next year.
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