New Forest Cottages are the area’s largest dog-friendly accommodation provider with a portfolio of over 70 dog welcoming pretty cottages, large family homes as well as barns, cabins and apartments. Some have private swimming pools, swings, orchards, tree-houses and even private beaches. Prices start low up to luxury level and you’ll be sure to find a holiday home from home to suit all age groups, budgets and tastes. Each offering great bow-wow factors for dogs and their owners.
In total, New Forest Cottages have 140 properties in and around the region located in the peace and tranquillity of rural forest for gorgeous walks right outside your front door, as well as in towns, and villages frequented by free-roaming ponies. There’s also holiday properties along the stunning adjacent coastline and beaches, most of which welcome dogs all year round for sea-salty walks and swims in surf.
If you’re looking for space to sprawl
There are plenty of hotels in the area, but you’ll be sharing social spaces. Staying with your pooch in a holiday cottage is far more spacious, relaxing and comfortable. You can set your own agenda for meal times, eat with your dog in the room, not worry about last orders at the bar and if you have a swimming pool, take a bob in the water under the stars whenever you like. All you have to do is arrive, unpack, open a bottle of your favourite tipple and relax.
It’s super dog-friendly here!
The New Forest National Park is regarded as one of the most dog-friendly areas in the UK. It’s home to one of the largest remaining wildwoods in Western Europe, set in 220 square miles of wooded glades and sprawling pink and purple heather plains. Your dogs will love time here as much as you will.
Spring and summer holidays hail meadows strewn with wild flowers, butterflies and birdsong accompanied by chirping crickets. Think long nights alfresco dining in bloom scented gardens and early morning jaunts along the coastline. Winter months are just as popular when crisp air and sparkly ice laden trees take on a magical vibe. After a day exploring, return to the cosy comfort of a forest cottage, light the log fire and join your pooch for a snuggle. Whatever the season, take time to explore the New Forest’s well signposted walking trails, tracks and cycle routes. Maybe pack a picnic, have lunch at an historic pub and discover why so many dog owners return year after year.
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How to find a dog-friendly holiday cottage
Go to the New Forest Cottages website and click search, it doesn’t matter if you don’t know your dates yet. Just tick the box ‘Pet Friendly’, press search again, and all the properties that would love to host your furry friend (or friends) will appear. You can view the cottages as a list or, by selecting ‘view on map’, you can see exactly where in the forest the property is and what the surrounding area is like.
Each of the properties has a full page listing with a carrousel of photos, a full description of the holiday home inside; plus its gardens and outside space along with any shortcomings - so there won’t be any surprises. The majority of cottage listings also include a 3D interactive virtual tour and/or a video. You can see all about the local area, nearest farm shop, supermarkets etc. as well as where to eat and drink, things to do, nearest bike hire and the closest beaches.
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