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The Best Dog-Friendly Cottages In Norfolk

One of the most beautiful and beloved areas of the UK, Norfolk is a holiday hotspot for those looking for a relaxing rural getaway and it’s infamous coastlines and Norfolk Broads walks make it ideal for dog owners who want to take their lucky pups along for the trip!

An absolute must-go choice for those looking for their next staycation, we’ve searched high and low through several hundred of Tripadvisor’s finest cottage retreats to find you and your mutts a safe, secluded and superb getaway destination!

Here our some of the most irresistible dog friendly cottages, that all showcase the very best of the North Norfolk Coast and the Norfolk Broads:

Our Top Picks

  • Best On North Norfolk CoastSandcastles House is situated right up against the beach, making the coastline your backyard!
  • Best On Norfolk BroadsKareela Riverside Home lies on the River Bure, giving unrivalled boating access to the waterways!
  • Best For Large GroupsBarn Drift sleeps 16 people and boasts beautiful grounds for weddings and family gatherings.
  • Best For CouplesDragonfly Barn is a secluded and quaint home with great access to coastal walking routes.
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    • Situated: Bacton (Norfolk Coast)
    • Accommodates: 6
    • Minimum Stay: 2 Nights
    • Amenities: Parking, Private Garden, Patio, WiFi, Dishwasher, Towels Provided, Bath, Shower

    For unrivalled access to the beautiful sands of the Norfolk coastline, it doesn’t get much better than this three bedroom bungalow situated directly on the coastline of Bacton!

    Aptly named Sandcastles, this stunning home with beach house decoration boasts direct access to the sandy beach and sea, with a large conservatory to peacefully sit and observe the lapping of the waves from. It’s the perfect getaway for a big family or group of friends, and a path on the seawall linking to a network of coastal walks ensures it’s a pup’s paradise when it comes to those relaxing dog walks down the beach.

    Kitted out with everything you need for an easy sea-breeze stay, the bungalow provides wi-fi, satellite TV, a Blu-ray player, a fully equipped kitchen with fridge freezer, hob, oven, microwave and washing machine and a large lounge and dining space.

    Sleeping 6 people, it offers a master bedroom with king-sized bed and ensuite shower, a twin bedded room and a single room which can be converted to king size.

    Fully insulated and heated, it’s a no smoking property and there is a small weekly surcharge for the acceptance of dogs.

    • Situated: Southrepps, near Cromer (North Norfolk Coast)
    • Accommodates: 4
    • Minimum Stay: 3 Nights
    • Amenities: Private Garden, Patio, Dishwasher, Towels Provided, Local Shops & Pubs, WiFi

    Family retreats are always fun… but they’re even nicer when you can bring the dog along!

    A newly renovated, jaw-dropping red brick and flint cottage, this holiday home in Southrepps village is a 200 year old building nestled right in the heart of Norfolk’s rural coastal countryside.

    A 10 minute drive away from the beach, it features two lovely bedrooms, stripped wood flooring and cosy rugs, giving you an instant feeling of warmth and that rural getaway lifestyle. One bedroom is kingsize with pretty dual aspect windows, while the other is a smaller room with two single beds, making it ideal for a family of four.

    An indulgent roll top bath can be found in the upstairs bathroom for relaxing soaks after a long day of nothing and a downstairs shower room is also provided for those with a more get up and go attitude!

    Packed with everything you need to keep kids entertained, the lush living room with cosy wood burning stove is kitted out with a bluetooth stereo, iPad docking station, TV, DVD player, WiFi and a selection of vintage board games if you can convince them to put down their phones!

    There’s also a light and spacious kitchen with solid wood surfaces, high-quality china and every appliance you can think of from dishwasher to Nespresso machine!

    Be warned though, the property allows only one dog per stay!

    • Situated: Bacton (Norfolk Coast)
    • Accommodates: 6
    • Minimum Stay: 3 Nights
    • Amenities: Parking, Private Garden, Dishwasher, Towels Provided, WiFi, Local Shops & Pubs

    A traditional style flint cottage for a group of doggy-loving families to enjoy, this sweet cottage is just a two minute stroll from the sandy beach of Bacton, meaning your dog walks need no planning!

    It’s decorated in a modern, contemporary style and is an ideal spot for summer getaways thanks to a private enclosed rear garden and patio area, giving you plenty of room for BBQs and puppy play.

    Three generous bedrooms means the property can easily sleep 6 and an upstairs family-sized bathroom features a toilet, bath and shower.

    An idyllic lounge area seats 7 and includes two reclining sofas while the kitchen is fully equipped with all the appliances you need to whip up a fancy homemade holiday meal!

    We highly recommend it for a group of couples or two families, as the cottage is filled with paraphernalia to enjoy your evenings with, including a TV, Playstation, DVDs, board games, toy boxes and more.

    And if that doesn’t sway you, there’s also a welcome hamper containing local goodies and essentials!

    This is a no smoking property, with off road parking for just one car. However additional free parking is available close by.

    • Situated: Sheringham (North Norfolk Coast)
    • Accommodates: 6
    • Minimum Stay: 3 Nights
    • Amenities: Parking, Private Garden, Dishwasher, Towels Provided, WiFi

    Location-wise, you’ll struggle to spot a cottage much better than Kit’s Beck, which is a mere 5 minute walk from the beach and just 3 minutes away from Norfolk’s famous Poppy Line Railway!

    Built all the way back in 1895, this Fisherman’s Cottage has been renovated to host a mix of 50’s kitchen décor and classic coastal blue aesthetics, offering a great holiday accommodation that’s fit for 4 adults, 2 children and up to 2 dogs!

    Backing directly onto a stream that runs into the sea, this is a comfy and relaxing spot with three luxurious bedrooms, including a master, twin bed and children’s bunk room.

    When retiring from a long day of beach walks and exploring, you’ll also be greeted to a warm, cosy living room area with stained glass windows, open fire for log burning and a 32 inch TV to soak up some family films!

    A beach obsessives paradise, there’s also a beach-hut shed out back which can provide you with buckets, spades, flippers, windjammers, badminton and more to make sandy days on the dunes with your dogs and kids an unbeatable delight!

    • Situated: Sea Palling (Norfolk Coast)
    • Accommodates: 4
    • Minimum Stay: 2 Nights
    • Amenities: Secure Parking, Patio, Dishwasher, WiFi

    If being a short stroll away from the beach is not enough for you and your pup, this pretty Cosy Corner cottage is secretly stored away right behind the sand dunes of Sea Palling Beach, meaning the coastline is right on your doorstep!

    A sweet romantic getaway or a cute spot for two couples, the 2 bedroom home is hidden away in a quiet part of Sea palling and the only opportunity you’ll ever get to nab your own small private slice of the Norfolk coastline.

    A great base for those looking for a minimalist, leisurely trip, it’s a superb hub for walking, cycling, bird watching and fishing, and there’s even a completely enclosed garden space to wind away your evenings in!

    Equipped with WiFi and a 40” Smart TV, the humble living room and fully equipped kitchen areas can also be easily enjoyed between activities.

    With an additional dog price of just £3 a night, it’s also a great budget option for canine owners!

    • Situated: Mundesley (Norfolk Coast)
    • Accommodates: 2
    • Minimum Stay: 2 Nights
    • Amenities: Secure Parking, Private Garden, Towels Provided, WiFi, Washer/Dryer, Local Shops & Pubs

    Found near the idyllic Victorian seaside village of Mundesley, this small property is actually best suited to a couple and their dogs despite being a detached barn, providing you with a secluded and charming place to yourselves.

    Just a few minutes away from Mundesley’s irresistible sandy beaches, the Dragonfly Barn consists of one open plan lounge area and kitchen, and one bedroom with ensuite shower and toilet.

    A dog owner’s dream, the barn is surrounded by lovely walking paths and also boasts a private fenced garden for you and your pups to enjoy.

    A short walk away from several picturesque Norfolk towns and villages, it’s location is right at the heart of the Norfolk coast without feeling busy or crowded.

    It’s the best choice for escaping day to day life and immersing yourself in the beautiful world of Norfolk’s coast and countryside.

    • Situated: Cley next the Sea (North Norfolk Coast)
    • Accommodates: 16
    • Minimum Stay: 3 Nights
    • Amenities: Parking, Private Garden & Land, Game Room, Towels Provided, WiFi, Balcony, Washer/Dryer, Dishwasher, Ping Pong Table

    The ultimate destination for celebrating a family occasion or getting the gang back together for a big holiday, you won’t want to pass on this breath-taking barn that shows off the very best of the North Norfolk Coastline.

    Sleeping 16 people, this 8 bedroom, 8 bathroom barn is home to over 500 square centimetres of spacious light-filled rooms with a 6 acre garden area surrounded by private land and overlooking the sea.

    So whether it’s a bespoke wedding, blissful holiday or family reunion, this home can more than accommodate, with beautiful wooden beams, modern decoration and exposed brickwork designs.

    A phenomenal rural location, on summer days you’d be forgiven for thinking you’d wandered onto the coast of France, Italy or Spain, and you’ll spend most of your evening eating outside at the gorgeous garden area with a 16-seater table and panoramic views of the Glaven Valley and Cley Marshes.

    Each bedroom can be a double or twin with high-quality beds, with five ensuites and three extra single bathrooms so that everyone can have their little slice of privacy.

    With a Drawing Room, Old Cart Shed, Hall and kitchen all with comfortable seating, there’s also more than enough space for your dogs, although they must be kept on the lead when roaming the grounds.

    • Situated: Horning (Norfolk Broads)
    • Accommodates: 4
    • Minimum Stay: 2 Nights
    • Amenities: Parking, Private Fishing Lake/River, WiFi, Balcony, Dishwasher, Waterfront

    The village of horning is one of the most sought after spots in the Norfolk Broads and this picturesque property offers the authentic experience of the area, sitting directly on the riverside!

    A practical Valhalla for anglers everywhere, at the Noosa Sound Bungalow you can wile away the days fishing directly from a quay head area onto the River Bure, with the chance to catch roach, tench, bream, rudd and perch.

    If you’re a little more adventurous and want to actually navigate the Broads rather than just visit them, the property also uniquely hosts a private mooring with power and water supply should you wish to hire a boat from the village!

    A tranquil cottage with old-fashioned decor, it’s a delightful home from home to relax with your family and mutts, complete with summer house and a lagoon outside that’s full of wildlife.

    It’s 5 minutes away from the village and so has great access to ships, pubs, restaurants and tea shops and is a superb location for walking, cycling or fishing holidays!

    • Situated: Belaugh (Norfolk Broads)
    • Accommodates: 8
    • Minimum Stay: 3 Nights
    • Amenities: Towels Provided, WiFi, Patio, Boat Hire, Newspaper Delivery

    Found in the little village of Belaugh is a peaceful little location for twitchers and anglers and just a few
    minutes drive from Wroxham, the so-called ‘capital’ of the Broads.

    A superb holiday home for a large family or a group of couples, this 4 bedroom home gives unrivalled access to an inspiring, unspoilt stretch of the River Bure.

    When not soaking up the sun in the patio and garden area, you can walk to the back of the property and access your very own piece of private river frontage, ideal for accessing the moor or river on your own boat or a rented one!

    Inside the home is two bathrooms, a cosy living room area, a dining room and a conservatory for sitting in, where you can enjoy the gorgeous corridor of greenery out back.

    And best of all, pups are welcome, with a surplus charge of just £25 per dog!

    • Situated: Moulton St. Mary (Near Norfolk Broads)
    • Accommodates: 3
    • Minimum Stay: 4 Nights
    • Amenities: Parking, Private Garden, Central Heating, Towels Provided, WiFi, Washer

    A superb spot for a couple and their dog, The Stables is a charming single story cottage in the rural area of Moulton St. Mary, just two miles away from Acle – The Gateway To The Broads.

    A fully refurbished stable (hence the name!), this wonderful building has been transformed into a spacious accommodation, with two bedrooms, a spacious bathroom and a stunning patio and pretty garden area outside.

    It’s cosy open plan living and dining room creates a comforting main space for meals, as well as a hub to relax in after a day channelling the waterways, with plenty of DVD’s, books and CDs to keep you busy.

    Charming and simple, it’s a nice way to give your pup a taste of the country life and a quiet area where you can ensure you won’t be bothered.

    Where To Go In Norfolk

    Offering up a delightful mix of stunning sandy coastlines and the peaceful waterways of the broads, East Anglia is home to any kind of holiday you might fancy and so there’s plenty of places to visit to ensure your stay remains exciting and fresh for however long you’re there for!

    First up there’s the heritage city of Norwich for those who like to soak up a bit of culture, with it’s Norman style cathedral being a hotspot for history buffs. There’s also the city’s museum to help clue you up on ancient Queen Boudica and the Snettisham Hoard, an Iron age treasure trove.

    For shopaholics and art enthusiasts, there’s also plenty of hustle and bustle in the city’s high streets and art exhibitions and shows on regularly at the modern Forum.

    For a treasured seaside destination, Great Yarmouth has been a holidaymakers paradise since the 1700s, with 17 miles of sandy shoreline and a Pleasure Beach theme park with rides and amusements. There are also more upmarket seaside experiences too though, with Cromer being famous for its breath-taking Victorian pier with legendary theatre and it’s also a popular destination for seafood lovers thanks to its delicious shellfish season from March to October.

    Purer, more stunning coastlines for long seaside walks can be found on Holkham Beach and in mid-Norfolk you’ll find plenty of countryside rambles and ruins to explore, including the astonishing Castle Acre Priory ruins!

    And of course, who could forget The Broads?

    A picturesque hub of heavenly villages and beautiful waterways, it’s a boat and barge lover’s dream, perfect for navigating with your own vessel and giving you a sense of freedom and adventure, with The Broads as your oyster!

    How To Get To Norfolk


    Greater Anglia provides a service every half hour from London Liverpool Street to Norwich. The journey time is two hours on average. Once in Norwich, there are local connections provided to Cambridge, Cromer, Ely, Great Yarmouth and Sheringham.

    There is also a service from London King’s Cross to King’s Lynn. This takes about 1 hour 40 minutes and this is served by First Capital Connect. For those from  the North, or the Midlands, you can take east mainlines to Peterborough where hourly trains to Norwich are provided by East Midland Trains.

    For Southern holidaymakers, Great Anglia provides a train every half hour from London Liverpool Street to Norwich and there is also a service from King’s Cross to King’s Lynn via First Capital Connect.

    Once in Norwich there are plenty of local connections to Cambridge, Cromer, Ely, Great Yarmouth, Sheringham and more, so getting to your ideal spot shouldn’t be too difficult.

    BY CAR

    If travelling from the South, the A11, A12, A14 and M11 are the major routes. If you are travelling from the North or the Midlands the A11, A14 and A47 all provide easy routes into the county.


    Norwich International Airport has flights from various UK destinations, as well as overseas. Daily flights are available from Amsterdam with connections to over 1000 destinations worldwide. If Norwich airport is not an option though, London Stansted airport is only 75 minutes away by car.