If you like to be by water then Norfolk is the place for your next dog-friendly holiday. Wherever you are in the county, you won’t be far from 90 miles of pristine coastline, salt marshes, windmill-lined rivers and a 125-mile labyrinth of waterways in the Norfolk Broads National Park – more than Venice and Amsterdam combined! Embark on a wetlands adventure, touring the Broads by boat and hop on and off at your leisure exploring quaint waterside villages, market towns and an abundance of wildlife. Or introduce your pooch to some sea-dwelling pups with a trip to the Blakeney National Park – home to England’s largest colony of grey seals. From water to woodland walkies, the Norfolk countryside has epic landscapes to explore – just be aware that a great deal of it is agricultural so keep an eye out for roaming livestock if your pooch is off the lead. There are many National Trust stately homes to visit, most which allow dogs within the grounds or for a royal experience (and possibly a corgi sighting) treat your four-legged friend to a trip to Sandringham Country Park. Here are the top 12 dog-friendly hotels in Norfolk…
Titchwell Manor Hotel – a farmhouse retreat overlooking an RSPB nature reserve
This Victorian farmhouse has been transformed into a smart boutique hotel that overlooks the RSPB reserve at Titchwell Marsh and is a hotel which welcomes pets. An award-winning establishment, Titchwell Manor Hotel offers opulent yet cosy bedrooms, fine cuisine in the restaurant and a snug bar for evening libations. The hotel is situated between the pretty seaside village of Brancaster and the Georgian town of Burnham Market. Your dog will be welcomed with open arms here and provided with a bed, a bowl, a towel, a map of local dog walks and those all-important dog treats. With the salt marshes, the coastal footpaths and the RSPB reserve at Titchwell all just a short walk away, your pooch will have endless adventures here in Norfolk.
- Prices from £110 per night.
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The Kings Head Country Hotel – a luxury coach house hotel in an idyllic village location
Once part of the nearby Sandringham Estate, the Kings Head Hotel is a Grade II-listed coach-house hotel with an intimate upscale atmosphere. Close to the market towns of King’s Lynn and Fakenham, this pet friendly Norfolk hotel offers elegant, well-appointed bedrooms, an AA-Rosette-awarded restaurant and a smart yet cosy bar that has a vast gin collection. Dogs are welcome to stay in any of the pet-friendly bedrooms, and you and your pooch will love exploring the surrounding countryside or visiting the historic country houses that are in abundance in this part of the county.
- Prices from £95 per night.
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The Hoste Luxury Boutique Hotel – an opulent hotel and spa situated in Burnham Market
Located in the pretty village of Burnham Market, The Hoste is a luxury boutique hotel and spa just a few short miles away from the stunning North Norfolk coastline. Bedrooms are beautifully presented with opulent furnishings and stunning decor, while The Hoste kitchen serves up an imaginative menu of modern British food. Your dog is welcome to stay with you in one of the specially designed dog-friendly bedrooms, but you will need to advise the hotel when you book. You and you pooch will love long walks in the surrounding countryside, and romps on the beach before bedding down for the night in the sumptuous surroundings of this pet welcoming Norfolk hotel.
- Prices from £130 per night.
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The Lifeboat Inn – a romantic hideaway on the North Norfolk coast
This romantic and well-positioned hotel which welcomes dogs is tucked away on the North Norfolk coast, and offers cosy accommodation with stunning views. Bedrooms are full of rustic charm, while communal areas offer exposed painted walls and plenty of soft leather wingback chairs and sofas. A traditional seaside inn, The Lifeboat Inn offers hearty gastro-fare and is located in the beautiful village of Thornham with easy access to the Norfolk marshlands and beaches. Your dog can join you in any of the pooch-friendly bedrooms and they are welcome to join you while you dine in the cosy bar or in front of the roaring fire in the lounge. Long walks on untouched beaches and nature reserves are right outside the door.
- Prices from £120 per night.
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Felbrigg Lodge – an elegant countryside retreat with an indoor pool and spa
This unique countryside retreat is situated right at the heart of North Norfolk in the village of Aylmerton. With elegant bedrooms, an indoor heated swimming pool, hot tub and sauna, and the Beauty Lodge spa that offers a wide array of treatments, complete relaxation is on the menu here. The restaurant offers tasty local cuisine and the hotel can provide picnic hampers for guests heading out for the day. Your canine companion is welcome to stay with you here at Felbrigg Lodge, in any of the designated pet-friendly bedrooms, but is not allowed in the dining areas. Set in seven acres of mature woodland and close to the sandy beaches of the North Norfolk coast, you and your best friend can enjoy long walks and endless adventures here at this pooch-friendly hotel in Norfolk.
- Prices from £120 per night.
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Briarfields Hotel – family and dog-friendly accommodation on the North-West Norfolk coast
This traditional chalk-and-flint-built overlooks miles of open countryside on the north-west Nortfolk coast. Offering affordable accommodation throughout, Briarfields Hotel is a great choice for walkers, families and dog-owners looking to explore the region as it is a hotel which allows pets. Bedrooms are bright and contemporary, while the on-site restaurant offers a varied menu that caters for every type of guest. Outside there is a stunning courtyard garden and a children’s play area, as well as easy access out to the sea and salt marshes. Your dog is considered part of the family here and dog-friendly rooms have outdoor access and plenty of space for your dog to stay with you.
- Prices from £99 per night.
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The Crown Hotel – smart period hotel on the Norfolk Heritage Coastline
Located in the stunning seaside town of Wells-next-the-Sea, The Crown Hotel offers plenty of elegance and period charm and is The Norfolk hotel perfect for dog lovers. Bedrooms are clean and cosy with whimsical touches and the hotel has its own restaurant that serves up plenty of locally sourced fish dishes and fresh fare, as well as a cosy bar area for a pint of local ale. Your dog will be welcome to stay with you in one of the dog-friendly bedrooms, and they can join you in the Chancery Room restaurant as well as two front bars. Being so well positioned to the Norfolk Heritage Coast means there are plenty of beaches for you both to explore, as well as other dog friendly pubs and attractions.
- Prices from £140 per night.
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Cliftonville Hotel – period charm in this tradition seaside villa hotel
Set in the Edwardian seaside town of Cromer, this pretty hotel offers stunning sea views and a high standard of accommodation throughout. Bedrooms are classically decorated to enhance the period feel of the building and guests can fuel up in any of the hotel’s 3 eateries, -The Westcliff restaurant, Bolton’s Bistro and The Buttery. The Cliftonville is a furry-friend friendly Norfolk hotel welcoming your pet with plenty of love and allowing your dog to stay in your room with you. With beaches galore right outside your door, Cromer is a great seaside town for you and your best friend to explore.
- Prices from £99 per night.
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The Pheasant Hotel – a country house hotel close to Clay and Blakeney
The Pheasant Hotel is a charming dog welcoming Norfolk hotel set in extensive grounds close to the pretty village of Kelling, close to the North Norfolk seaside resorts of Clay and Blakeney. Bedrooms are well presented and extremely comfortable and guests will love afternoon tea on the terrace or drinks in the lounge bar when the weather gets cooler. Dogs are warmly welcomed in all areas of the hotel, apart from the restaurant, and the dog friendly bedrooms have easy access to the outside. You and your pooch can explore the extensive grounds and nearby beaches and the hotel will advise you of other local dog-friendly pubs and attractions in the area.
- Prices from £150 per night.
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Links Country Park Hotel – outstanding sports facilities and quality accommodation in North Norfolk
Set in a magnificent period building nestled away in 35 acres of wooded parkland, the Links Country Park Hotel is the perfect countryside retreat and dog loving Norfolk hotel. Bedrooms are elegant with separate seating areas, and guests can also take advantage of the indoor swimming pool, gym and golf course. The In2Blu restaurant serves a creative menu using local produce and the Fairways Sports bar is popular with hotel guests and club members alike. Your dog is welcome to stay with you at the hotel, but you will need to advise the hotel prior to your arrival. Being just 15 minutes walk away from sandy beaches and West Runton station with trains to Cromer, you and your pooch can explore the North Norfolk Coast from this beautiful, first-class base.
- Prices from £100 per night.
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Dales Country House – an elegant country house hotel close to Sherringham Park
Feeling more like an elegant country house than a hotel, the Dales Country House offers intimate, upscale accommodation at the edge of the quiet village of Upper Sheringham and is a hotel which allows dogs. The market town of Holt is nearby, as are the beautiful beaches of the North Norfolk coastline, and Sheringham Park is just next door. Bedrooms are all unique but offer a homely feel, while the hotel’s 2 AA rosetted restaurant Upcher Restaurant offers exquisite cuisine and the bar serves cool drinks for enjoyment on the lawn. Dog friendly rooms must be booked in advance, and your pet will get a bed, towel and treat on arrival. With miles of sandy beaches to enjoy, and stunning parks and open countryside right on your doorstep, you and your best friend will love it here.
- Prices from £120 per night.
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The Orangery – a homely setting amongst woodland and farm paddocks
Set in a beautiful old stable building, The Orangery is a stunning single-storey farm building that has been converted into a cute and cosy B&B. Within easy reach of the award winning sandy beaches at Blakeney, Wells-next-the-Sea, and Holkham, The Orangery Bed & Breakfast is a bright, comfortable and luxurious place to stay. Based on a beautiful North Norfolk farm, your four-legged friend will be completely at home here as they join you in the pet-friendly bedrooms, and get out and explore the incredibly open spaces at Roundabout Farm and beyond.
- Prices from £70 per night.
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