Woodfarm – Where Happy Dogs hang out!
Dogs welcome in all seven of our Suffolk holiday cottages, as well as our two Dutch barges.
Dog friendly holiday cottages are a huge part of the ‘staycation’ or ‘holidaying at home’ market
We allow up to three well-behaved dogs.
We are also delighted to have been awarded the Pets Welcome accreditation by the VisitEngland governing body ‘Quality in Tourism’ which backs up our approach to pet-friendly holidays.
Read all about Happy Dogs HERE
Holiday Cottage Doggy Photo Gallery
We love our guests sending us photos of their dogs having a K9 holiday in our cottages and the gallery is growing! We’ve had
a wide variety of makes and models from scruffy mongrels to pure pedigrees; they’re all welcome and often get more fuss than
the people they bring with them!
Taking pets away when enjoying a holiday or break in England is an increasing trend and one of the mainstays of our business.
Nearly two million dog owners and around one million cat owners take their pets away when enjoying a break away from home!
Check out loads of photos of our four-legged guests in their own Photo Gallery
Walking the dog on your Suffolk cottage holiday
There is a great little dog walk straight from our door, popular with all our dog owning guests. Crowfield Church is next door but one to our holiday cottages and is a nice little 20 minute loop with the dog first thing in the morning or late in the afternoon
It is one of the last remaining timber-framed Churches in Suffolk and is well worth a look. Two choices of public footpaths go from the Church across the fields beyond. Instead of turning in by the church you can walk straight on for miles and there are various other public footpaths across the fields so there’s plenty of exploring to do and loads for the dog to sniff out
This is a great area for dog-walking as is Suffolk in General. There are books in all the cottages on Suffolk Walks, with or without dogs and they are there for you to use whilst you are here
There are also lovely lake walks at Needham and Hoppit Wood, both just 4 miles from here, featured our page on ‘Walking in Suffolk’
Dog friendly pubs for your Suffolk holiday
Whether you’re visiting Suffolk for the first time, or are a frequent visitor, or resident, it’s nice to know where you can go with your dogs. Suffolk has a wide range of dog-friendly pubs dotted all over
Whilst some request that you keep your dog in the garden or terrace area, many allow dogs inside the pub as well. We have featured loads of Dog-friendly pubs and restaurants on a Blog Post for you
Dog-Friendly Beaches in Suffolk
With miles of beautiful beaches open to the public year round, Suffolk is a great place to bring your dog on holiday and with our dog friendly holiday cottages just half an hour from the beautiful heritage coast, loads of our four legged friends end up on the beach.
The good news is that from October through to April there are no dog restrictions in force on Suffolk’s beaches so your pet can enjoy the benefits on any stretch of beach you like! In the summer however, there are dog restrictions on some beaches, so here’s a list of some restrictions from 1st May through to 30th September:
Aldeburgh – Summer restriction as above but there is a mile of wonderful dog-friendly beach just to the North of Aldeburgh which is well signposted, and stretches from the Wentworth Hotel to Thorpeness
Felixstowe – Summer restriction as above but there are dog friendly beaches on either side of the restricted area, stretching from Spa Pavilion to Wheeler Road. These areas are well signposted and easy to spot. However dogs have to be kept on leads even on these stretches
Dunwich – With the beautiful National Trust site of Dunwich Heath and a beach that’s dog-friendly all year round, Dunwich makes a fantastic dog friendly location with plenty of long walks and refreshing water on offer. Bear in mind however, that Dunwich is the home to RSPB Minsmere so there are occasional restrictions on dogs on the Heath (not beach) during the nesting season. If you’re not sure that your dog will stay on the beach then it’s best to check with nearby Aldeburgh Tourist Information before you make your trip to ensure these nesting restrictions aren’t in place
Southwold – One of Suffolk’s most famous beaches with Summer restrictions as above but Southwold Denes, just north of the main beach, is dog-friendly throughout the year
We now have thousands of guest testimonials from our dog owner guests
It’s so nice to be recognised for offering high quality luxury cottages that accept dogs. Most people struggle to find this so we score massive K9 brownie points
Why not go to our doggy testimonial page to check some of them out. They’re all taken from the guest recommendation books in our holiday cottages
VisitEngland award the ‘Pets Welcome’ accreditation to all our holiday cottages
In response to customers who do not wish to be parted from their pets, the Welcome Pets! Scheme will give dog, cat or bird owners the confidence that they are booking quality accommodation that meets their and their pet’s particular needs
So pleased to be awarded this. Do check out our full Pets Welcome page detailing what we have to do to maintain the standard
‘Out & About’ Dog-Friendly Magazine article
We had a fabulous review by October Ward for ‘Out & About’ dog-friendly magazine, which really speaks for itself. October’s dog Roxy is the dalmation who features in some of our pages. This is the lane that leads down to the church next door and it’s perfect for stretching your dogs legs first thing in the morning. Get a long enough lead and you won’t need to stretch yours!
You can see the article in full on our Blog Post