Dog Friendly New Forest Hotel

Dogs come in all shapes and sizes. But, the one thing they all have in common is their love of the outdoors. And, there is a lot of outdoors to love in the New Forest National Park…. 94,000 acres to be exact. Beautiful open moorlands, wonderful and exciting ancient forest, clearings, streams, sticks, beaches, and dog friendly pubs. Bring your canine companion with you to the hotel and enjoy the dog friendly New Forest.

At the Cottage Lodge we welcome dogs into three of our rooms. We keep it to three rooms because if you have a pet allergy, it would not be kind to have you sleep in a room after a dog has been in it. Nothing personal to the dogs…. and we have the most diligent of housekeepers, but we just want to also be kind to those with allergies.

Dog friendly hotel rooms

So with this in mind, we have created three lovely dog friendly New Forest hotel rooms that cater for our canine friends. The Rufus Stone is a double room with a garden aspect. It also has a walk-in shower in the adjoining en-suite.

Another room is the Morant. It has a small patio garden so you and your dog have a little outside space. There is a small dressing area, so if your dog doesn’t want to be in with you, then there is a small space where they can sleep. The bed is a super king zip and link. It can be either set as a double or a twin. Please let us know which you would prefer when you book. This room has an en-suite with a bath with an overhead shower.

Another room is the Tom Hayter. Like the Morant, it too has a small patio garden for outside space. The room has a lovely double bed and a light and airy en-suite with a bath with an overhead shower. The patio is gated so dogs can be secure, however we do ask that our guests keep their dogs under close control for everyone’s comfort.

Doggy dos and don’ts

We do have to have a few rules about dogs. Firstly there is a £10.00 per night charge for dogs because we have to clean and re-fresh the room a little more often. Secondly we ask you not to leave the dog unattended in the room. And, there is really no problem with this. If you don’t want to put the dog in the car during breakfast, you can have breakfast in the Snug Bar with your dog. Sadly dogs are not allowed in the breakfast room, but let us book a breakfast slot with you to breakfast together in the Snug Bar.

Out and about

Dogs are very welcome everywhere in the forest and you will find that they are a great way to strike up a conversation with local people. We suggest making yourself familiar with the New Forest Code and remembering that your dog must be kept under control on the forest. With many free roaming animals and livestock, this is extremely important, so that you can all enjoy the most of your visit. Dogs are welcome onto the majority of forest beaches all year round. Some have restrictions from the first of April until the 1st November. Any questions please feel free to ring.

There are three pubs in the village that will allow your dog right in to sit right under your table.

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