While we may have spent more time than ever recently with our pooches, there's no doubt their love is still strong for us. So if you are considering a getaway in Kent, but also need somewhere to bring your four-legged friend too, no problem! With plenty of dog-friendly attractions and walks to get their tales wagging, you'll definitely be tempted to extend a visit to the Garden of England into a short stay. Our guide to the best places in Kent for you and your best friend to rest your heads (and paws) is perfect for when you want nothing more than to get out of the city for a country retreat.
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Holiday cottage on the Belmont Estate
Looking for a grand retreat, somewhere that is tucked away in the Kent countryside that has a hidden gem of an estate on its doorstep? Look no further than the Crow Cottage, Eastling which is set on an old cherry orchard just moments from Belmont House. The cottage provides something we all need right now – the perfect location for a quiet and peaceful break.
Keepers Cottages across East Kent
The beaches and rolling countryside of White Cliffs Country – from Dover to Deal and Sandwich are a top spot for a break with your furry friends any time of the year. If you are stumped for where to take your best pal however, why not stay a minutes walk from the Walmer seafront in The Boatmans Reading Rooms, or with a stylish seaview at Number Three, Margate. Keepers Cottages doesn't stop there with dog friendly places however, with The Old Bakehouse, Walmer, The Victory Cottage, Kingsdown, Downsview Holiday Cottage, Kingsdown and Tally Ho, Deal all offering a one stop coastal escape.
Holiday Inn Express Folkestone
Not only does the Kent Downs AONB encompass Folkestone, but with miles of coastline and links to Europe, the town is a hotspot for a short break. Yet, if you’re lost for somewhere to lay your heads after digging holes at the beach or finding sticks in the country, head to the recently refurbished Holiday Inn Express Folkestone where pet friendly rooms, a team of staff who love animals and tasty food & treats await your dog.
Walpole Bay Hotel
At the historic Margate hotel, you and your pooch can rediscover a passion for the finer things in life. Lovingly restored rooms and a great location near to some of Margate's favourite attractions and the glorious dog-friendly beach make it a perfect pit stop for you and your dog.
Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel
Just five minutes from Kent's county town and up the road from the iconic Leeds Castle, Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel is perfectly placed when it comes to visiting Kent with your pooch. And, set in 26 acres of landscaped gardens, it's also got some pretty wonderful walks to enjoy together while you're here!
The Hilton Maidstone hotel is the ideal location for a visit to the beautiful countryside in Kent - especially if you're bringing your perfect pup to explore! Situated within easy reach of the town center and the M20 motorway for venturing further afield, this Kent hotel features a LivingWell health club with indoor pool, treatment room, sauna and jacuzzi to relax after a long day in the countryside.
Situated in the beautiful Weald of Kent countryside, close to Tenterden and within easy reach of Ashford and Cranbrook, London Beach Hotel is perfectly placed for picturesque walks with your dog no matter the season. The hotel encourages you to bring your pup along for your stay, and their spa and professionally landscaped gold course makes it the perfect escape for both you and your pooch!