It can be hard to leave your dog at home with a sitter, or in the kennels, while you get away for a long weekend to a gorgeous rural place you know they’d love to explore. Sometimes the cost of leaving them behind doesn’t justify the getting away, nor does the heart-wrenching feeling you get when every pug, lab, and collie that bounds past you on the beach just reminds you of your four-legged friend. That’s why, at Hall Farm Cottages, we’re in full favour of dog-friendly holidays.
We allow dogs in all our cottages, and we have built two secure kennels on-site if you need to make use of them at any time during your stay. These are available completely free of charge. While the dogs are allowed downstairs in all of our fully-furnished cottages, they’ll probably want to spend more time in our spacious, enclosed gardens and loping along the many walks available direct from our site. We’re not the only place proud to facilitate dog friendly holidays in Norfolk, and there are plenty of well-trodden dog walks along the beaches and through the broads, not to mention the many local pubs that allow dogs at the bars. The aptly-named Dog Inn at Ludham is one of our favourite places to grab a pint on a dog friendly holiday. It recently made our blog on nearby running routes, so if you’re looking to quench your thirst after an exercising dog walk, this is definitely the place for you.
If you’re after a longer stroll, there are plenty of nearby places frequented by local dog walkers and holidaymakers alike. Some of our favourite walks for dog friendly holidays include:
- Burnham Overy Staithe: a lengthy walk along the coast, great for getting out in the sea air.
- Felbrigg Hall: a surprisingly diverse circular walk through the national trust site of Felbrigg Hall, with tonnes for you along the way.
- Sandringham Estate: a stunning 20,000 acre estate – around 600 of which is a dog friendly park filled with nature trails.
- Norfolk Coastal Path: a mammoth 63-mile coastal walk that we recommend breaking up into a smaller stretch, whether you choose the salt marshes or some sandy beaches.
If you really want to treat your dog to an unforgettable dog friendly holiday, the Hunstanton Fun Dog Show is back on Saturday 11th May, where all the good boys and girls can take part in a choice of classes open to dogs of all ages and pedigree. Classes include Most Handsome Boy, Waggiest Tail, and Dog The Judge Would Like to Take Home. With entrance from just £1.50 per class, and rosettes for up to 10th place, this is the perfect day out for animal lovers on a dog friendly holiday.
Dog Friendly Holidays with Hall Farm Cottages
Hall Farm welcomes dogs of all sizes and breeds. We even offer a dog walking service if you’re going to be busy one day and don’t want to leave your dog alone on-site. If you’d like to book a dog friendly holiday at Hall Farm Cottages, simply contact a member of the team to find out our availability.