Dog Friendly Cottages In North Norfolk

It is now reported that nationally around 34% of the population own a dog, and the percentage of visitors to Norfolk that holiday with their dog must be in the region of 75% of guests. Dogs love the sandy beaches that stretch off into the distance, marshlands, pine woods & countryside walks. Dog friendly cottages in North Norfolk, with garden, near beaches that allow dogs, offering woodland and coastal walks are in highest demand.

Norfolk Stay have a selection of lovely holiday cottages that are dog friendly, most with enclosed gardens and near dog friendly pubs and places to visit.

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Cottages that allow dogs near the coast

Burnham Thorpe

Just a few miles inland from the coast, and many countryside walks on your doorstep. The village was the original home to Admiral Lord Nelson who incidentally had a dog called Nileus, and you too can follow in his foot & paw steps down to the village pub which is dog friendly and serves a good menu. Norfolk Stay offer Rose Cottage (Sleeps 4) which has a lovely garden to the rear and accepts 1 medium sized dog.


Lovely village, famous for it's ruined Abbey and just a few miles inland from the coast. There is a dog friendly village pub that serves food, a shop, and many countryside walks on your doorstep. Norfolk Stay offer Fairfield Cottage (Sleeps 4) and allows 1 medium sized dog. The cottage has is a good sized rear garden.


East Rudham

April Cottage is a delightful Norfolk holiday home located in a sought after village being just 12 miles away from two of Norfolk's finest sandy beaches at Brancaster and Scolt Head. There are many delightful countryside walks and places to visit near at hand such as the Royal Sandringham Estate & Houghton Hall. The village has a Farm Shop and a dog friendly pub - The Crown, serving an excellent menu. April Cottage (Sleeps 4) and allows 1 medium sized dog. 



A picturesque coastal village, having a dog friendly foodie pub that allows dogs and there is direct access down to the coastal path allowing for far reaching walks, leading to Stiffkey Fen popular with bird watchers, there is a huge expanse of open marshland and then at low tide a sandy beach. Norfolk Stay have a number of 2 bedroom dog friendly cottages;  Honey Barrel Cottage (Sleeps 4) & allows 2 medium dogs. The property has a small enclosed garden area with hosepipe, and a separate dining room with a tiled floor making an ideal room for your dogs to sleep in. The we offer Bella's Cottage (Sleeps 3)  & accepts 1 medium sized dog. Then we have Valley View Cottage (Sleeps 5) and accepts 1 small sized dog. Stiffkey is also just a short drive to the sandy beach at Wells-next-the Sea.



Wells is a small port with a bustling quayside used by local fishing boats and pleasure craft. There is an array of shops and many restaurants, pubs & cafes the majority being dog friendly. The beach road takes you to a car park from which you find the simply stunning sandy beaches of Wells & Holkham, which are dog friendly. Here your dogs can run free enjoying the freedom of these huge beaches. Where the beach ends you will find miles of coastal pine woods to walk your dog.  Bakers Yard (Sleeps 5)  & allows 2 dogs, the cottage is well located for an easy walk down to the beach. Then just a few minutes walk from the quayside is Harbour Cottage ( sleeps 4 ) with an open aspect towards the coast, is spacious and well equipped allows 2 dogs.



A quayside coastal village famous for it's seal colony of Grey Seals at Blakeney Point. There are two prominent hotels, and a number of foodie pubs and cafes all being dog friendly. There is quick access onto the coastal path, and the you can walk out towards the sea along the sea defenses.  Norfolk Stay offer; Burnham A (Sleeps 2) has a small garden and allows 2 small dogs, The Brancaster (Sleeps 4) has an enclosed garden - allows 2 dogs, The Kelling (Sleeps 6)  enclosed garden and allows 2 dogs, and The Cley (Sleeps 6) with garden and allows 2 dogs.    


A small village right on the edge of the coastal marshes with its paths leading through the reeds & waterways down to the sea. The land around the village rises up to a large area of heathland making for some really special dog walking. Norfolk Stay offer a really authentic coastal cottage called Cley Corner  (Sleeps 4) which has a good sized garden and allows 1 dog.

Near Sheringham   

Norfolk Stay are pleased to offer a selection of luxury barns at Rookery Farm located near to Sheringham Park. The barns offer spacious and light interiors, all being equipped & furnished to a high standard. Each barn has it's own private garden, and there are countryside walks on your doorstep, the National Trust Sheringham Park, and then just a few miles to the coast at Weybourne with it's clifftop walks overlooking the sea leading on to Sheringham.                                         

Work Shop (Sleeps 8) - 2 dogs   

Long Barn (Sleeps 14) - 2 dogs               

Chaff House (Sleeps 6) - 2 dogs                         

Riding Stable (Sleeps 6) - 2 dogs                        

Wash House (Sleeps 6) - 2 dogs

Just near to Rookery Farm are three further dog friendly holiday lets, with their own private gardens;

Garden Cottage (Sleeps 2) - 2 small dogs     

Bolt Hole (Sleeps 4) - 2 small dogs 

Williams Barn (Sleeps 7) - 2 dogs

Halcyon House  (Sleeps 6) - 3 dogs

Together this selection of holiday lets all within walking distance of each other gives those looking to organise a large family holiday or group celebration the opportunity to book the accommodation they require. Rookery Farm is very established & enjoys many returning guests each year.


This delightful property enjoys a prime residential location within the charming market town of Holt being just a short walk to the myriad of small interesting shops, art galleries, antiques, restaurants, boutiques, and some lovely restaurants and cafes. Holt is just a short drive to the coast and the countryside and estate land surrounding Holt offers some lovely dog walks. Norfolk Stay are pleased to offer; The Hollies (Sleeps 6) -  allows 1 dog. The property is a very substantial period house with it's own private garden. 3 bedrooms and a spacious and high calibre interior.


Small village inland from Holt, offering countryside walks again on your doorstep and an easy drive to the coast. Find Harvey Cottage (Sleeps 4) - allows 1 dog. This cottage is a very popular cottage and has good sized gardens to both front and rear.

North Norfolk Beaches That Allow Dogs

Many of the beaches are pet and dog friendly, certainly nearby Wells and Holkham beaches offer fantastic freedom for dogs their huge expanse never ceases to fill dogs with the joy of running free in such a large space, plenty of seagulls to chase and a swim in the sea.

Wells and Holkham beaches have lovely pine woodlands, ideal for dog walks, the sun filters through the pine trees the ground is sandy, and these pine woods can be quite magical at times.

Walk from Stiffkey towards Morston and Blakeney Point along the coastal path, in the evening sun, inlets with moored boats, flowering gorse, Stiffkey Fen with it's reed beds and the backdrop of the sea.

If you are on the Beach then find a sand dune base, set up camp, and settle down for some sunbathing with your dog, who can enjoy being with you on the beach.

North Norfolk is very much about dog lovers, most pubs are dog friendly, and allowed inside most bars as well as sitting outside.

Fantastic Walks On Salthouse & Kelling Heath

There is an area of high ground above Salthouse which offers lovely walking often with elevated views out to sea , the Salthouse Heath offers plenty of room for your dog to run free in this extensive open heath and the surrounding woodlands.

David Handley our Business Manager enjoying a run on the heath ....stylish as ever !

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