Enjoying a Suffolk Summer Holiday with Your Dog

Many of us like to take our canine companions with us on holiday in the UK – and Suffolk is one of the ideal destinations if you can’t bear to be parted from your pet, and don’t like the idea, or the expense, of putting them into kennels. Here Windmill Lodges, who have two dog-friendly lodges at our site in the heart of East Anglia, outline some of the key reasons why Suffolk is a great UK holiday destination for dog owners.

The Dog-Friendly Pubs

There’s plenty of pubs in the county – and close to us – which welcome dogs, including the Old Mill House, which is right on our doorstep in Saxtead. The Railway Inn and The Castle Inn, both in the nearby market town of Framlingham, both allow dogs as well.

There are plenty of others further afield – but still in Suffolk – as well. For instance, you could combine a pint at The Ship Inn at Dunwich with a stroll across the beach with your dog afterwards (or beforehand).

The Walks

Saxtead Green is an ideal place for walkies if you don’t want to stray too far from your holiday home. Remember we are close to the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, so there are plenty of designated trails, walks and footpaths to use and enjoy. Ask at reception for the relevant OS Maps.

There are also plenty of beaches where your canine is welcome as well – but be aware that not all of them accept dogs during the summer months. For instance, Southwold and Aldeburgh are off-limits from the beginning of May until the end of September (although the former’s pier is dog-friendly). Other resorts, such as Dunwich and Walberswick, have no restrictions at all.

Other Places to Visit

There are plenty of other tourist attractions across the county which welcome dogs, although you will need to keep your pet on a lead. These include Framlingham Castle (although the café is off-limits), and Leiston Abbey, which is close to Sizewell Nuclear Power Station.

If you would prefer something more animal-orientated, try either Easton Farm Park, near Woodbridge, or Jimmy’s Farm on the outskirts of Ipswich. You’ll be able to get up close to a number of farm animals (and some slightly rarer breeds such as camels and raccoons).

Dog Friendly Lodges in East Anglia at Windmill Lodges

We have two dog-friendly lodges which will cater for you and your pet. Woodpecker and Wagtail are the two in question – both have secure gated areas so you will be able to enjoy your meal, and your own private hot tub, in peace.

Both cabins offer four-star accommodation, with a range of facilities, including fully fitted kitchens, TVs and DVD players, en suite shower rooms and ramp access, and holidaymakers can make use of our Electric Vehicle charger and laundry facilities. Follow the links above to check on our latest availability for both lodges.

Each dog that you bring with you must be at least 10 months old and fully vaccinated. We charge £25 per dog, with a £100 security deposit. We may also be able to accommodate other pets as well. If you have any questions about your hot tub holiday in Suffolk, feel free to call us on 01728 685338 or click here and fill in the online form.