Five Reasons to Bring Your Dog With You to Windmill Lodges

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Nationally-compiled figures show that around one in three households in the UK own a dog – and that they spend on average more than £175 a month looking after them. One of these expenses can be finding a kennel for them to stay in when you go away. But that isn’t a problem at Suffolk hot tub holiday specialists Windmill Lodges because we welcome your canine companions, and here are five reasons why:


Our Pet-Friendly Lodges

We now have two dog friendly lodges – the Woodpecker and Wagtail lodges – at our site in the heart of the beautiful East Anglian countryside. That comfortably accommodate four people, as well as your pet.

Both lodges have fully equipped kitchens, en-suite shower rooms, TVs, free wi-fi, coal-effect fires, and not forgetting – your own private hot tub. Along with a basic lead and two average-sized dog bowls for your furry friend.


There are Plenty of Beaches…

Many of the beaches close to Windmill Lodges don’t have any restrictions on dogs using them all year round. Popular beaches such as Covehithe, Southwold Denes, Walberswick and Dunwich are among this group.

And if you come in the autumn, then the main beaches in Southwold and Aldeburgh relax their rules after the 30th of September.


…and There Are Other Walking Routes Too

You don’t have to take your dog to the beach. as there are plenty of other walks you can enjoy together. For example, Dunwich Heath, which is part of the Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB, where dogs can go off-lead between September and February. Although you should take care they don’t worry the native wildlife as red deer, migrant winter birds, and some livestock are all common to the area.

Sutton Hoo, the famous burial ground of King Raedwald, near Woodbridge, has a number of great walks in its 245 acres estate. However, dogs must be kept on a lead at all times. In addition,  Thornham Walks in north Suffolk has more than 12 miles of walking routes on its 2,000 acres of parkland and woodland, although dogs must again be kept on a lead. It is open from 9am-6pm April-October, and 9am-4pm the rest of the year.


There are Plenty of Dog-friendly Pubs in Suffolk

If you want to enjoy a pint (other alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are also available) then there are plenty of pubs that will welcome your pooch too.

The Westleton Crown and the Ship Inn at Dunwich, on the east Suffolk coast, both have a dog bowl and some treats behind the bar. The appropriately-named pub The Dog at Grundisburgh (located about 12 miles south of Windmill Lodges) has a stylish restaurant attached where your pet is welcome to dine with you.


A Date for Your Diary

Suffolk likes its dogs so much, it even has a dedicated day for our beloved friends. The event, which is held at nearby Helmingham Hall, hosts a number of classes for you and your pet, including agility exercises, as well as plenty of stalls selling all manner of doggy accessories.

Suffolk Dog Day has been missing from the calendar for the past two years, but it is due to return on July 31st next year. Helmingham Hall is just 8 miles south of Windmill Lodges.


Suffolk Hot Tub Holidays at Windmill Lodges

You don’t have to come with a pet to Windmill Lodges. We have a number of other four and five-star log cabins, that are ideal for family holidays, romantic getaways and short breaks – even if you don’t have a dog. Click on this link to check the current availability of all our lodges.

If you are worried about booking a trip due to possible Covid restrictions, we have a Book with Confidence arrangement in place that will cover you in the event of any lockdowns. We are also continuing with our other protocols for your added safety.