Our Favourite Dog Friendly Log Cabins
Luxurious homes your four-legged child will love.
Going on holiday with your fur baby in tow? Well, thanks to Plum Guide's fastidious home critics, you don’t have to sacrifice luxury and comfort just because your furry friend will be joining you. These chic and cosy dog friendly UK log cabins will ensure the perfect holiday pad for your whole family, including the four-legged members (and we mean the dog by the way, not you after a few too many cheeky pints). Here are the best dog friendly log cabins the UK has to offer.
Bucolic Suffolk is where the posh play and let’s just say that’s not by accident. This beautiful region of East Anglia has been an inspiration to artists for centuries, from John Constable and Thomas Gainsborough to Grayson Perry and Sir Antony Gormley. Quaint seaside towns dot the coastline where fresh seafood abounds, and further inland there are castles to explore and stately homes to pretend are yours.
Sweet Meadow in Saxmundham is located on the private Sayers Mansion Estate, boasting sprawling grounds and even a tennis court. The light and airy lodging features enormous windows and doors which open out onto the surrounding fields. This outside/inside feel will surely appeal to you and your pooch. Enjoy dining al fresco on your terrace and don’t let anyone catch you sneaking leftovers to Fido (and yes, by the way, it’s your fault he begs).
Also in Saxmundham is a bright pink dream house, Suffolk Pink. Highlights of this secluded spot include a copper standing bathtub (hello romance, it’s been a while) and a sumptuous oval shaped swimming pool.
The Tardis in Woodbridge is another property that makes a list of Plum Guide's best dog friendly log cabins. Complete with a hot tub, this quaint countryside abode boasts open-plan interiors and a picturesque garden. You and yours will love the golf course, rowboats, kayaks and paddle boards available nearby.
This is not, we repeat not the Essex of TOWIE ladies and gents. A Barn to Remember is surrounded by lush fields and makes for the ideal luxury crash pad from which to explore the Essex countryside. Lay back on the vintage furniture and stroke the dog while checking out the wooden beamed ceiling you wish you had at home. Head out with the family to nearby Colchester so you can tell your in-laws you’ve been to the oldest town in Britain. For the art
geeks buffs among you, don't miss local contemporary art museum, Firstsite.
Ahh, the Cotswolds. It doesn’t get much more British countryside than this. Home to three Areas of Outstanding National Beauty, your dog may never love you more than when you shout ‘walkies’ around these parts. We've got a lot of wonderful places to stay in the Cotswolds, but for you and your pooch there is perhaps no better choice than The Riverside Ranch.
A fifteen minute drive to Soho Farmhouse, this home is smack dab in the middle of U country (that's as opposed to non-U by the way, in case you haven't read the Tatler in awhile). The dog friendly log cabin is surrounded by a lush garden boasting a pond, greenhouse, expansive lawn and even a trampoline. A spacious kitchen is perfect for cooking with the family and there is a great balance between contemporary fittings and a cosy countryside feel.
Another Cotswolds home with a real sense of luxury is the Old Hay Barn in Cirencester. This renovated barn always has a staff member on call for guests should you want the woodpile restocked or any shopping done (yes, these types of amenities are why you keep working at that job you hate so don’t even think about quitting). Just a ten-minute walk away are the National Trust properties in the village of Bibury. Go on then, Rex will love you for it.
We would be remiss to not include properties in Cornwall on a list of Plum Guide's best dog friendly log cabins. The cliffs here rival California’s iconic Big Sur while the beaches put much of the Mediterranean to shame. Local seafood will tantalise your taste buds and satisfy your appetite after a day of brisk walks, fishing, breathtaking hikes and even surfing. Duck into a local pub with your pooch and you’ll feel more relaxed than you have in years.
Cornish Blue in the hamlet of Tregurrianis not only has a blue facade your kids won’t be able to resist a photo shoot in front of, but also boasts a games room, home cinema and covered outdoor hot tub. Family strolls on the beach are made easy as the sea is within walking distance from the house.
Meanwhile in Hayle on the Cornish Riviera, Cornish Cream is another of our fantastic dog friendly log cabins. It’s great for the whole family or a large group of friends (four-legged and otherwise). Enjoy a game of table tennis in the games room while Fluffy explores the garden. The fully fitted kitchen makes preparing meals a dream (even for you).
Romantic Dune Cottage in Newquay is another great shout for your dog friendly log cabin holiday. Complete with a hot tub, bath, shower and barbecue on the patio, the adorable home is set among the sand dunes and boasts a private path to the beach.
The South Coast
There's lots to do on the South Coast for dogs and humans alike. This part of England better weather than the rest of the UK, a plethora of cultural sites, multiple national parks and the otherworldly chalk cliffs.
Stay in Cory’s Retreat in Southampton for a dog friendly log cabin holiday of dreams. An expansive balcony and huge indoor pool are just two of the draws of calling this place your home away from home. There is also a freestanding bath and many peaceful outdoor seating areas for you and yours to enjoy.
200-year-old cottage Simple Gifts in Brockenhurst, Hampshire is another great option to call your own for the holiday. A farmhouse kitchen complete with an Aga will have you actually wanting to cook. The beautiful garden is the perfect place to spend the day or head to the beach, just a 12-minute drive away.
There you have it: our best dog friendly log cabins. Every Plum Guide home is professionally vetted by our fastidious critics, so you and your pooch are in for a great night's sleep.