Norfolk is a tremendous holiday destination especially if you enjoy beautiful rural landscapes, unique towns, villages, castles and houses with a long heritage and history. Take the opportunity to explore castles, historic houses and gardens, along with outstanding landscapes that make this county unique. A holiday in Norfolk can be as active or as relaxing as you choose, the pace of life being in your own hands.
While visiting Norfolk you can visit or stay in The Broads, a network of rivers and lakes in the east of the county extending into Suffolk, with cottages, lodges, houseboats and power boats available for holiday bookings. This area is protected by the Broads Authority who have worked tirelessly to restore this area for the benefit of nature and people. The lakes that make up the areas knowns as the broads were originally peat workings, the peat being used as fuel and sent to nearby towns, this dating back to medieval times. Due to the sea rising these peat pits flooded. Today these flooded areas are home to thousands of species of plants and animals, while providing a wonderful environment for recreational activities including sailing, canoeing and boat based holidays.
The coastal area of Norfolk has outstanding sandy and pebbly beaches, coastal walks and seaside holiday resorts. Throughout Norfolk you will discover beautiful gardens, nature reserves, windmills and houses that can be visited, some managed by the National Trust, others in private hands.
With the wide range of places to visit Norfolk is a holiday location suitable for individuals, couples, and families (with or without a dog). Book your holiday or short break now in Norfolk and explore this area steeped in history and enriched with nature.
With over 500 dog friendly cottages in Norfolk there are lots of cottages to choose for a brilliant Norfolk holiday when you book online with Hoseasons.
The Stables in Moulton St Mary, near Acle
Explore Norfolk, the Broads and the beaches from this charming stable conversion.
This charming single-storey stable conversion is full of character with birdwatching and walking locally. The property also benefits from having high speed, fibre optic broadband wi-fi, and there are swings and a slide in the garden for children. An easy drive to the neighbouring village of Acle where you can hire a boat and explore the beauty of the Norfolk Broads.
Visit the RSPB bird sanctuary at Strumpshaw Fenn, for the children, there is an Animal and Adventure Park and lovely sandy beaches all along the coastline. Shop and pub 2 miles, restaurant 800 yards.
Sunnybank in Coltishall, near Wroxham
Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms, 2 dogs welcome.
Outstanding location with stunning waterside views, this modern property is perfect for a get together with family and friends.
Situated in the heart of the village of Coltishall, this detached holiday property has wonderful waterside views across the River Bure, and lies within walking distance of the village pubs and shops. Full advantage of the views can be enjoyed from the large glass veranda, which leads off the living room.
Mooring for a boat is available alongside The Green, opposite the property, and with fishing almost on the doorstep (seasonal, licence required), the location couldn’t be better for keen fishermen. The cinema/games room, complete with 65" TV, DVD player, PlayStation 3, dart board, pool table and table football, offers guests further entertainment.
The Manor House in Syderstone, near Fakenham
This luxury period property, sleeps up to 16 people with 8 bedrooms, 3 dogs welcome.
The Manor House has been thoughtfully restored to retain much of its period charm, with all the up-to-date conveniences that guests require for their perfect getaway.
Thetford Forest, Norfolk
The Park is on the banks of the River Thet with the holiday lodges set amongst trees. These luxury lodges enjoy an idyllic setting close to majestic Thetford Forest, the UK's largest man made lowland forest with 18,730 hectares to explore, providing the ideal location for walking the dog.
Thorpe Forest Lodges provide the perfect base for enjoying the many watersports and birdwatching opportunities afforded by the Norfolk Broads less than an hour away.
The lodges have hot tubs, log fires and many luxuries associated with premier holiday accommodation.
Wroxham, Norfolk Broads, Norfolk
These individual waterside properties are located close to an attractively landscaped boatyard set slightly back from the main river. Wroxham, the renowned ‘Capital of Broadland’ is just a short walk away offering you a wealth of shops, excellent amenities, hotels, inns and pubs. Row dinghy or launch included with each lodge.
Mundesley Holiday Village is situated next to a beautiful sandy beach, with wonderful views of both coast and countryside, the dog friendly lodges are in an area of outstanding natural beauty. With a mixture of quality lodges and bungalows available.
Burgh St Peter, Beccles, Norfolk
Waveney River Centre has a wonderful riverside setting and its own private marina on a beautifully situated holiday park. It is ideally located for exploring the eternally popular Norfolk Broads.
Each exquisite accommodation blends seamlessly into the idyllic surroundings to create a sumptuous, contemporary home-from-home completed by indulgent hot tubs – perfect for soaking up the charms of this unique retreat. An indoor heated pool, day cruiser hire and welcoming inn number among excellent on-site amenities.
About Hopton Holiday Village , Hopton–on–Sea
Just along the coast from Great Yarmouth, with direct access to a sandy beach, this beautifully maintained park is the proud holder of the David Bellamy Gold Award for Conservation.
An ideal family choice, the park boasts a huge range of facilities. Entertainment for the whole family is on offer daily with superb shows, while in the evenings the Showbar presents a vibrant programme of cabaret, party nights and competitions.
Taking your dog on holiday around the scenic Norfolk Broads is easy with over 260 boats available to hire for short breaks and longer holidays. A boating holiday on the Norfolk Broads opens up a world of ageless beauty, with miles of connecting waterways offer cruising through reed marshes, meadows and woodland. With no locks, Norfolk Broads holidays couldn't be easier to navigate. You'll be able to moor close to delightful riverside pubs and restaurants, pleasant villages and market towns.
Taking your dog on a boat does require some considerations, you need to plan regular stops for your dog to get exercise and the toilet. Just to be safe you should also consider having your dog wear a dog life jacket, just in case your dog falls overboard while cruising. We also suggest you get your dog used to swimming and using their life jacket before you go on holiday. You can find a good selection of dog life jackets on Amazon UK. We hope you decide to explore a different type of holiday with your dog and book a boat holiday on the Norfolk Broads.
With 16 dog friendly boats at Acle, Norfolk, you will find one that suits your needs, with boats available that can sleep up to 7 persons. A range of prices and boat specifications available for you to book your holiday or short break on the Norfolk Broads.
Wroxham village makes an excellent base for easy cruising to many outstanding natural and historic attractions. With 80 dog friendly boats available you will be able to take your dog on holiday with you.
For a luxury boating holiday then the Fair Senator provides everything you would want. Modern and luxurious, take to the water on this spacious cruiser for two.
With thousands of pet friendly cottages available you simply just need to decide where you would like to stay and then use the quick and easy filters to find a self-catering cottage what welcomes dogs. You can filter the area, number of pets, number of bedrooms and more to find your perfect vacation cottage.
With over 9,000 pet friendly holiday properties you will find Hoseasons have everything you need including low deposits for bookings, last minute deals and special offers.
Holidays in a lodge can be the gateway to a wonderful relaxing holiday as many lodges also have their own decking and hot tub, perfect for relaxing. Many of the lodges are situated within holiday parks that provide a range of activities for all the family. Hoseasons is the leading provider self-catering holidays with hundreds of pet friendly lodges in over 300 locations throughout Scotland, England and Wales.
If you are looking for a last minute deal make sure you check the last minute getaways and online holiday deals. You can book with confidence as Hoseasons are a member of ABTA.
When going on holiday with your dog you may find the facilities offered by many Holiday Parks allow you to enjoy your holiday more, as the kids can enjoy the Park’s facilities. There will also be plenty of opportunities for all the family to get out and about together when the adults are not relaxing over a glass of wine, while the kids are playing nearby.
Pet friendly holiday parks provide a range of low cost caravans to luxury models, wooden chalets and lodges. Many holiday parks provide swimming pools and kids clubs as well as outdoor activities. Take advantage of last minute deals and special offers. Book now for next year to avoid disappointment.
Hiring a boat on a canal or Scottish Loch is a wonderful way to have an unique holiday and the good news is that many boats allow dogs to stay onboard. A canal narrowboat is a perfect way to experience life at a slower pace while seeing the countryside from the waters edge and exploring villages and towns on route.
In Scotland the Scottish Lochs and Caledonian Canal allow you to sail from the east to the west coast of the Scottish Highlands, a wonderful trip through outstanding natural scenery. Book your boat holiday with a dog today and have a holiday of a lifetime.
Hundreds of Pet Friendly Boat Holidays from Hoseasons
Wells-next-the-Sea. Boats and yachts seen with the tide out. Photo credit Julia Maudlin.
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