Luxury dog friendly cottages in Suffolk

Your dogs aren't just pets, they're family and we understand that special bond.

Our luxury Suffolk cottages are designed with your furry friends in mind, featuring spacious enclosed gardens for worry-free zoomies, cosy dog beds, welcome packs filled with treats and luxurious comfort for you and your dogs.

Ideal for dog friendly holidays, short breaks and self-catering getaways, create unforgettable memories in Suffolk with your best friends by your side.

Book your Suffolk escape with Serenity Cottages today.

Suffolk luxury break

Dog friendly Suffolk Breaks

The best dog friendly cottages in Suffolk

Discover our gorgeous, award-winning chocolate box cottages – a peaceful sanctuary for you and your well-behaved dog (or dogs).

Each luxury cottage features a private hot tub for the ultimate in relaxation. The majority also offer wood-burning fireplaces, saunas and even a pizza oven. Let the tail-wagging begin.

For a truly indulgent experience, a personal masseuse and chef are available on request for a supplement.

Honeysuckle Cottage - A cottage with Jacuzzi and sauna.

Honeysuckle Cottage

15th-century thatched Suffolk cottage with private Jacuzzi, sauna and enclosed garden – perfect for couples and families with dogs.

Sleeps 4
Dog friendly
Pub within walking distance
Lavender Cottage

Lavender Cottage

Spacious 1700s luxury Suffolk cottage with wood burner, private Jacuzzi, sauna, large enclosed garden laid to both grass and patio, BBQ/pizza oven – dog friendly and near a pub.

Sleeps 7
Hot tub
Barbecue and pizza oven
Dog friendly
Pub within walking distance
Oak Cottage

Oak Cottage

16th-century luxury Suffolk cottage with two fireplaces, private Jacuzzi, sauna and pizza oven in a fully enclosed courtyard garden – dog friendly and near a pub.

Sleeps 4
Barbecue and pizza oven
Dog friendly
Pub within walking distance
Owl's Hoot

Owl's Hoot Cottage

Romantic luxury Suffolk barn with vaulted ceiling, fireplace, private hot tub, sauna and a large enclosed garden with grass, decking, and patios – perfect for couples and their furry friends.

Sleeps 2
Hot tub
Barbecue and pizza oven
Dog friendly
Pub within walking distance
Vine Cottage

Vine Cottage

Period Suffolk cottage with fireplace, private hot tub in an enclosed courtyard garden, near pubs and a fine food shop – dog friendly in idyllic Walsham le Willows.

Sleeps 4
Hot tub
Barbecue and pizza oven
Dog friendly
Two pubs within walking distance
Fine food shop within walking distance
Dog friendly luxury self catering cottages Suffolk

Dog friendly self catering cottages in Suffolk

Dog friendly self catering Suffolk cottages

Let the good times roll. Our Suffolk cottages are your dog's dream getaway. Relax in a spotless environment, with thoughtful touches and everything you need for a stress-free, self-catering stay.

Doggy perks for your Suffolk getaway

All dogs are welcome

We love dogs of all shapes and sizes, with no restrictions on breed or number.

Pup-tastic perks

We welcome your dogs with treats, bowls, comfy beds and designated towels to make them feel right at home.

Safe space to play: All gardens are fully secure and we offer a mix of grassy and patio areas for your dogs to enjoy. There's even a torch for worry-free late-night comfort breaks.

Muddy adventures welcome

We provide everything for a quick and easy cleanup: washing machines, tumble dryers, clotheshorses, detergent and warm and cold outdoor taps for rinsing muddy paws.

Squeaky clean stays

Relax knowing you’ll arrive to a spotless luxury Suffolk getaway with our 4.9 out of 5 cleanliness rating from many hundreds of reviews on Airbnb. Thorough cleaning between stays ensures a sparkling environment for you and your dogs.

Dog house rules

  • Well-behaved house pets welcome: We charge a modest daily supplement for pets, both dogs and cats, and have no limit on the number of pets who can stay with you.

  • Responsible pet ownership: We provide bags and bins for easy cleanup.

  • For our full terms and conditions, please click here.

Our guests love us

We're incredibly proud of our 4.9 out of 5 rating across 1,043 Airbnb reviews. Your feedback is invaluable and helps us continuously raise our standards. Should anything not meet your expectations, we promise to address it promptly.

Our Airbnb superhost status highlights our commitment to cleanliness, clear communication, accuracy, locations and excellent value. Read our reviews to see why our guests (and their dogs) keep coming back and we hope to welcome you soon.

Please book directly with us for the very best price for you and your pets. 


Multi-award winning cottages

Visit England Pets Welcome

Visit England cyclists welcome

Visit England walkers welcome

Visit England Gold Award

Visit England 5 stars

VisitEngland's Pets Welcome scheme

We're proud to be part of VisitEngland's Pets Welcome scheme. This means we're dedicated to providing a comfortable and enjoyable stay for both you and your furry companion. You can rest assured that you'll find all the essentials to make your pet feel at home, giving you peace of mind to relax and enjoy your holiday without having to worry about their needs. Look for the Pets Welcome logo – your guarantee of a dog friendly getaway.

Self catering Suffolk cottages with hot tubs and saunas

Self catering Suffolk cottages with hot tubs and saunas

Treat yourself: in-cottage pampering

Experience ultimate relaxation with our in-cottage pampering. Enjoy luxurious treatments without ever leaving the comfort of your cottage (or your pets).

Hot tub, Jacuzzi & sauna: Suffolk cottage retreat

After a day of exploring the countryside, melt away stress in the soothing warmth of your hot tub or Jacuzzi. Let the gentle bubbles massage your muscles as you soak under the stars.

For deeper rejuvenation, experience the revitalizing warmth of your personal Swedish sauna (available in most cottages).


Soothing massages

Melt away stress and leave feeling revitalised with a massage tailored to your needs. Our experienced therapists offer:

  • Relaxing massage: Gentle Swedish techniques for ultimate relaxation.
  • Hot stones massage: Warm basalt stones provide deep relaxation and muscle relief.
  • Indian head massage: Relieve tension and promote tranquillity.
  • Sports massage: Invigorating massage to reduce muscle tightness and flexibility.

Private chef

Experience culinary excellence in the comfort of your cottage. Our talented chef will bring the finest dining right to your cottage.

Picture beautifully plated dishes, expertly prepared with the freshest local ingredients – and best of all, no dishes to worry about. Our chef takes care of everything, from setup to cleanup, leaving you free to savour each delicious course.

For those leisurely holiday mornings, he can even create a mouthwatering (and nose twitching) breakfast or brunch to kickstart your day.

Let us help you create the perfect luxurious getaway for you and your furry best friends. Contact us to arrange your in-cottage pampering experiences, discuss your preferences and receive pricing information.

More extras

Celebrate special occasions and explore the Suffolk countryside. From surprise birthday and anniversary packages to convenient bicycle hire, discover all the ways to enhance your stay on our main Extras page.


Suffolk dog friendly walks and beach ideas

Dog friendly local Suffolk walks

Dog friendly Suffolk walks

Let your best friends lead the way on a Suffolk adventure. From woodland walks teeming with wildlife to peaceful river walks, discover the natural beauty of the region alongside your furry explorer.

Start your journey at the nearby Thornham Estate, offering 12 miles of countryside walks just 3 miles away, where dogs are very welcome on a lead.

Want to discover even more local dog friendly walks? Click the Explore button for our full selection.

Walk. Wag. Repeat: Discover dog friendly local walks

Stoke Ash

Discover the beauty of Suffolk on foot. Start your scenic walk in the pretty village of Stoke Ash. Explore footpaths winding through fields, pastures and woodlands, enjoying the wide-open spaces and fresh air with your best friend by your side.

More information: Stoke Ash Walks


Thornham Estate

Explore miles of scenic dog friendly countryside with your furry best friend.  Let them roam free (while on the lead in designated areas) on 12 miles of walking paths that wind through woodlands, meadows and beside lakes. The Thornham Walks website has downloadable maps and information on facilities like dog waste bins and doggy swims.

More information: Thornham Estate
Drive time from Stoke Ash: approx 8 minutes

Gipping Valley River Walk

Enjoy a leisurely stroll with your dogs along the tranquil River Gipping. This walk offers beautiful Suffolk scenery, birdwatching opportunities and the serene atmosphere of the riverside.

More information: Gipping Valley River Walk
Drive time from Stoke Ash: approx 18 minutes

Thelnetham Fen Nature Reserve

Discover a variety of habitats, including fenland, meadows and woodland, all connected by a network of paths. It's the perfect place for birdwatching and discovering unique wildlife. Dogs must me kept on leads.

More information:Thelnetham Fen Nature Reserve
Drive time from Stoke Ash: approx 22 minutes

Redgrave and Lopham Fen

One of Britain's most important wetland reserves. Explore the network of boardwalks and trails, discover rare species of birds and butterflies and enjoy the tranquility of this unique natural landscape. Dogs are welcome but must be on a lead.

More information: Redgrave and Lopham Fen
Drive time from Stoke Ash: approx 22 minutes

Walsham le Willows Circular Walk

This walk offers a delightful mix of experiences for you and your four-legged companions. Begin your journey in the pretty village of Walsham le Willows, then venture into the surrounding fields and woodlands for a peaceful and scenic adventure.

More information: Walsham le Willows Circular Walk
Drive time from Stoke Ash: approx 15 minutes

Discover more dog friendly walks in Suffolk

Who's ready for more tail-wagging adventures? Explore 24 fantastic dog friendly trails. Visit Walkies - Dog walks in Suffolk

Responsible dog walks in the countryside

Download your guide here for tips on keeping your dog, livestock and yourself safe while enjoying the countryside.

Suffolk dog friendly beach ideas

Dog friendly Suffolk beaches

Dog friendly Suffolk beaches

Imagine the wind in your hair, the joyful barks of your dogs echoing across the shore. Suffolk's coastline offers endless possibilities for adventures with your best friend. Discover dog friendly beaches, navigate seasonal restrictions and plan your perfect seaside escape with your furry companions.

Suffolk beaches your dog will love

Southwold - The Pier Beach

The best time to bring your furry friends is from October through the end of March (see Seasonal Restrictions below), when they can run and play freely on the beach.

Your dogs will love exploring this classic seaside spot. Enjoy ice cream from beach kiosks, stroll the promenade lined with adorable beach huts and take in the views from the iconic Edwardian pier. The beach's Blue Flag and Seaside Awards guarantee a clean, safe and enjoyable experience for you and your best friends.

Seasonal restictions: Dogs are not allowed on The Pier beach from the 1st of April to the 30th of September.
More information: Southwold Beach
Drive time from Stoke Ash: approx 57 minutes

Southwold Denes

Discover year-round dog friendly fun at The Denes Beach. Located just north of Southwold's main beach, this wild shoreline has miles of white sand and dunes, perfect for your dogs to explore without seasonal restrictions.

Easily accessible via the A1095, The Denes Beach offers breathtaking scenery and endless opportunities for play.

More information: Southwold Denes Beach
Drive time from Stoke Ash: approx 57 minutes


Walberswick, a pretty coastal village, is a dog-lover's paradise. Enjoy unrestricted beach access, easy walks to Southwold (via footbridge or summer ferry) and convenient parking. Explore the village and discover the dog friendly Anchor Inn.

More information: Walberswick Beach
Drive time from Stoke Ash: approx 54 minutes


The iconic shingle and sand beach at Aldeburgh beckons for adventures with your furry companions. Stroll along the wintery shore or soak up the summer sun – just be sure to pay a visit to The Scallop, a striking sculpture honouring composer Benjamin Britten.

Seasonal Restrictions: From the 1st of May to the 30th of September, dogs are not permitted on the main town beach.
More information: Aldeburgh Beach
Drive time from Stoke Ash: approx 56 minutes

Dog friendly adventures nearby

Discover more dog friendly beaches including Sizewell and Thorpeness.
Explore more Suffolk beaches

Tips for a fun and safe beach trip

  • Respect the environment: Always clean up after your dogs and follow any posted rules.
  • Be mindful of wildlife: Keep your dogs on leads in areas where birds or other wildlife may be present.
  • Fresh water and shade: Bring plenty of water to keep your dogs hydrated and seek out shade during hot weather.
Dog friendly restaurants and pubs in Suffolk

Dog friendly places to eat and drink

Dog friendly places to eat in Suffolk

Treat yourself and your best friends to a delicious outing. From wagging tails to tempting menus, a warm welcome awaits at these dog friendly establishments. Enjoy a leisurely meal, soak up the atmosphere and discover new favourite spots together.

Dog friendly pubs and restaurants near Stoke Ash

The White Horse inn, Stoke Ash

This award-winning 17th century coaching inn has beams and two lovely fireplaces; the one in the bar gives rise to a particularly cosy atmosphere. Food is served all day until 9pm and dogs are welcome in the large garden.

More information: The White Horse Inn
Drive time from Stoke Ash: approx 2 minutes

The Four Horseshoes, Thornham Magna

A stunning 12th century beamed inn, thought to be the oldest in Suffolk. It has a well inside and a fireplace and the alcove is perfect for a romantic meal for two.

More information: The Four Horseshoes
Drive time from Stoke Ash: approx 4 minutes

The Walnut Tree, Thwaite

The Walnut Tree is an excellent vegetarian and vegan restaurant with a well-stocked barn shop where you can pick up a variety of deliciously prepared frozen ready meals, perfect for those nights when you want a restaurant quality meal without the hassle of cooking.

More information: The Walnut Tree
Drive time from Stoke Ash: approx 3 minutes

The Trowel and Hammer, Cotton

A gorgeous beamed pub with two roaring fireplaces and serves locally sourced food.

More information: The Trowel and Hammer
Drive time from Stoke Ash: approx 11 minutes

The Swan, Hoxne

Also heavily beamed, this pub dates to the 14th century. It has a huge inglenook fireplace and serves superb food.

More information: The Swan at Hoxne
Drive time from Stoke Ash: approx 15 minutes

The Blue Boar, Walsham le Willows

A refurbished pub restaurant dating back to 1360. Serves meals all day.

More information: The Blue Boar
Drive time from Stoke Ash: approx 17 minutes


Reactive dogs welcome

Reactive dogs welcome

Reactive dogs

At our cottages, we pride ourselves on being reactive dog friendly, ensuring that all our guests, including those with sensitive pups, can relax and unwind in a serene environment.

Our cottages provide the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, allowing you and your four-legged companions to enjoy the beauty of nature without any unnecessary stress or distractions.

Pet supplies near Diss

Doggy essentials

Useful information

From playtime to emergencies, we've got you covered. Below you'll find local vets and pet supply stores to ensure a happy and safe holiday for your best friends.

Emergency vets

Cherry Tree Vets

Address: Cherry Tree Stables, Roydon Road, Diss, Norfolk, IP22 4LN
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Call: 01379 870999 or 01379 852999

Uplands Way Vets

Address: Low Road, Bressingham, Diss, Norfolk, IP22 2AA
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Call: 01379 642865

Pet Supplies

  • The Giant Pet Store & Feed Warehouse, 17-21 Sawmills Road, Diss, IP22 4GG
  • Morrisons, Victoria Rd, Diss, IP22 4XF
  • Tesco, Victoria Rd, Diss, IP22 4JN
  • Aldi, 37-38 Mere St, Diss IP22 4AG
  • Coop, 6 Broad Street, Eye IP23 7AF