Norfolk Hideaways, the premier holiday lettings company on the North Norfolk coast, has 142 properties, from 2 bedroom cottages and cabins to big houses for big groups sleeping up to 14, where dogs aren’t just welcome but encouraged.
Beaches to run along, fields to romp in and enclosed gardens to keep Fido safe are all winning formulas when choosing a holiday where the family dog will be as welcome as you are. Tiled floors (some with underfloor heating) are also a sought after feature in these pet friendsly properties.
But perhaps the ‘ultimate’ dog-friendly holiday home is ‘The Dairy’ at Great Massingham, where dogs can luxuriate in 9 acres of farmland, exercise in an enclosed paddock and the dog-loving owner runs agility courses at the farm weekly. Doggy friends on tap.
Not sure exactly what you and your doggy want from a holiday? Here are the top Norfolk Hideaways picks for pet-friendly properties:
Best Budget Bolthole
Sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom
Price from £265 per week, Fri – Fri
Foxglove offers an amazing opportunity to enjoy the peace & tranquillity of rural Norfolk, just 15 minutes from the coast. Completely private, but semi-detached from Hollyhock (sleeping 6), this charming wooden cottage is surprisingly spacious for two people and has an amazing deck with stunning views out towards the Houghton Hall Estate. There is excellent walking right outside the door and everything that the North Norfolk Coast has to offer is just a few minutes’ drive away.
Best for small families
May Cottage, South Creake
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms
Price from £375 per week, Fri – Fri
May Cottage is a very pretty, traditional brick and flint cottage located down a quiet road in South Creake. The cottage has recently been beautifully furnished and equipped to a high standard with quality linens, comfortable beds and a well equipped kitchen. It has a very attractive, secure, sunny garden – perfect for summer entertaining and the elegant sitting room has a wood burning stove for chilly winter months. South Creake is a thriving North Norfolk village with a pub, a children’s play area and two grass tennis courts and just a few miles from the beautiful north Norfolk coast.
Fortune Cottage, Burnham Market
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms
Price from £385 per week, Fri – Fri
Fortune Cottage is a traditional Norfolk cottage situated in the centre of Burnham Market. It has been sympathetically renovated to a high standard providing comfortable accommodation with many thoughtful features. It has the bonus of a pretty secluded cottage garden with deck area, enclosed providing a safe and secure environment for Fido. Perfect for evening BBQs and an escape from the bustle of the town. A great base to explore the pretty lanes and shops.
Best for larger families or multigenerational holidays
Little Wells, North Creake
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms plus 2 in separate annexe
Price from £420 per week, Sat – Sat
Little Wells is a picturesque, country cottage, situated in an idyllic rural position. It is over 200 years old and stands in its own delightful cottage gardens surrounded by fields, great for the dogs to romp in. A paved patio area to the rear is not only a real sun trap, but also a place for four-legged friends to relax outdoors. The cottage has been renovated to a high standard by a conservation builder, with many original features retained, including beams and windows. There are reclaimed floorboards throughout. It is a much loved country retreat for the family that own it and the peaceful location is just perfect for a relaxing holiday, yet only 5 minutes drive to the bustle of Burnham Market and the North Norfolk beaches. The Jolly Farmers pub is a short walk away.
Sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms
Price from £540 per week, Fri – Fri
Curlew is an ideal family getaway house. It has a fabulous downstairs bedroom master suite with en suite and will readily take pets with a large enclosed garden to the rear. The open plan living space downstairs works really well, giving the whole family a space to be together but still segregated enough so that if you want to sneak away to the sitting room quietly you can. There are televisions in both the master suite and upstairs double bedroom. Walking distance to The Ship Inn and small village shop, Curlew is well placed to explore the whole coast. Tiled floors (with underfloor heating) also make for a great pet-friendly living space.
Holly House, Wells-next-the-Sea
Sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms
Price from £700 per week, Fri – Fri
Holly House is a newly refurbished period property in Wells next the Sea with enclosed gardens, front and back, for the dog to stretch its legs. It is situated on The Buttlands square, one of the most beautiful parts of Wells, close to the Quay and all shops and restaurants. The property has been beautifully renovated in a contemporary and clean style, with quality bathrooms and kitchen. The ground floor is open plan providing very spacious accommodation. A perfect base to walk and explore Wells and all its nooks and crannies. Holly House is joined on either side by Holly Cottage (sleeps 4) and Holly Lodge (sleeps 6). Although all are completely separate properties together they would make an excellent base for larger groups.
The Dairy, Great Massingham
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms (plus 2 in adjoining Cart Lodge)
Price from £490 per week, Sat – Sat.
Is this the ultimate dog-friendly holiday home? We think so. Not only is the property surrounded by 9 acres of grounds, there’s an enclosed paddock for exercising dogs and the owner runs agility courses at the farm every week. The Dairy is a stunning conversion of a traditional Norfolk barn dating back to the 1850’s is it. Positioned right on Peddar’s Way the famous Roman Road that goes right down to the coast, the barn is a perfect place to get away from it all. The conversion is of the highest quality and furnished to a very high standard. Walk into Great Massingham (approx three quarters of a mile) and you will find one of Norfolk’s prettiest villages with two large central ponds and the Dabbling Duck pub. Walking from the barn is peaceful and traffic free. The whole farm is set in its own grounds of 9 acres complete with resident Alpacas! The accommodation is extremely flexible in that although the barn sleeps 4 plus 2 on a sofa bed, guests will have the option to book the adjoining suite for an extra cost or The Cart Lodge which is across the courtyard and sleeps 4, making it perfect for groups of couples, multiple families or multi generational holidays.
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