The average cost of boarding your dog in kennels is £15-20 for each night you spend away, which quickly eats into your holiday savings if you’ve planned a week or even just a weekend away to Suffolk. Why not invite your four-legged friend along with you and enjoy multiple benefits of holidaying together? Apart from preventing separation anxiety in your dog, which can be incredibly distressing, you’ll also enjoy a more active holiday surrounded by nature. Suffolk offers some breath-taking scenery, dog-friendly beaches and hiking trails for all abilities. If you’re wondering where to stay, check out some of the top dog friendly cottages Suffolk has to offer.

The Granary

This charming 2-bed country cottage is a converted 18th century farm building which is just a short walk from the Stour River in Constable Country. The accommodation strikes the perfect balance between tradition and style, having been renovated for contemporary comfort yet still retaining attractive features such as its wooden beams. Your dog will love being on the edge of Wasses Farm which offers rolling hills to explore. Yet, you’ll also enjoy the convenience of the enclosed courtyard to keep your pup safe when it’s time to kick back and relax.

Fenwick Cottage

John Constable depicted the thatched Fenwick Cottage in one of his famed works of art and it still looks as delightful today. The setting of this 2-bed accommodation is absolutely ideal as the garden is entirely dog-proof with access to fifteen acres of private parkland. Higham is the perfect retreat if you’re looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. You’ll find plenty of leisure activities to enjoy including walks of varying degrees of difficulty to tackle with your canine pal.

Higham Place Lodge

If you have accessibility issues, then Higham Place Lodge could be the perfect retreat for you as this 3-bed cottage is contained on a single level. Sleeping six, the well-proportioned cottage has access to a fantastic expanse of outdoor space for your dog to run around in whilst you relax from the Lavender terrace. The garden is dog-proofed, but you also have access to the orchard as well as fifteen acres of private parkland for a longer walk.

The Presbytery

This five-bed cottage is based in Withermarsh Green. Sleeping up to ten guests, it’s perfect for those who are lucky enough to be holidaying with both their dog and their little ones. The Presbytery is a remote but tranquil base to spend time in, offering a children’s wooden play frame and BBQ for those long dreamy afternoons outdoors. The property’s garden comprises of two acres including a magical shepherd’s hut. However, you can also benefit from some beautiful country walks which start from your very own doorstep.

The Gildhall

Imagine throwing open the French doors of your 16th century thatched cottage and letting out your favourite pet to roam around the mature gardens of this magnificent property. That’s exactly what you’ll experience when you opt to stay in the Gildhall for your next dog-friendly holiday to Suffolk. Based in Higham, this country cottage accommodation sleeps six people within 3 bedrooms and is incredibly popular with our guests. The enclosed garden has three distinct areas for you to spend time in – the Sun Lawn, the Breakfast Court and the Main Garden, all of which provide seating whilst your four-legged friend stretches his legs.

All of our dog-friendly cottages can be booked online or by calling 01206 337470. Check out availability now to avoid disappointment.