Portland Pet-Friendly Cottages FAQ
Below are a series of answers from frequently asked questions from both owners and pets that will allow you to find the perfect pet-friendly Portland cottage even easier:
Do you have any pet-friendly Portland Cottages?
We sure do. We have 19 pet-friendly cottages dotted all over Portland. If this was your only question then please browse all our Portland pet-friendly cottages now.
How much will it cost to bring my pet/pets?
Each cottage will clearly state how much it will cost but a good rule of thumb is between £20 to £30 per pet. However, we have cottages that allow pets to stay for free. For that list please see our free to stay pet-friendly Portland cottages.
I see some cottages have Dogs Plus as a facility. What is that?
These cottages take a pet-friendly stay that bit further. Your pet will stay for free, a dog bowl and a dog bed will be provided and there will even be a dog-themed welcome pack waiting for them on arrival. Here are all our Dogs Plus Cottages.
I have more than one dog. Can they all come?
Yes, they can. Each of our pet-friendly cottages clearly shows how many pets they will accept. We have cottages that will accept all the way up to 3 pets.
I have found a pet-friendly cottage. What will I have to bring?
Unless you are staying at one of our Dogs Plus Cottages, then you will have to bring everything you would normally take. As a reminder, a food bowl, water bowl, dog bed, lead, waste bags, food and snacks and a towel will be a great start. Don’t forget their favourite toy!
Are there any good walks once I arrive?
You will be pretty hard pushed not to find a good walk in Portland. However, once you have found a cottage you like it is always worth doing a little bit of extra research on the area to ensure it has the walks your dog will enjoy.
Do all of your pet-friendly cottages have a garden?
Not necessarily. We have quite a few pet-friendly apartments and not all of those will have a garden. Each of our cottage listings will clearly show whether a property has a garden or not so if this is important to you it will be easy to see which fit your criteria.
Will you accept a puppy?
Probably not. Most cottages do use the words “well-behaved” and most puppies won’t fall into that band. However, it never hurts to ask so if you find a pet-friendly cottage you like then click the book button and ask the agent that specific question and they can check directly with the owner for you.
Can I bring our house cat?
Maybe. If you find a pet-friendly cottage you like then click the book button and ask the agent that specific question and they can check directly with the owner for you.
Can I bring my horse?
I am afraid not. We do have a few cottages that have stabling in the wider area of Dorset though.
Are there any restrictions on where pets can go in a cottage?
Sometimes. If there are restrictions, such as to be kept downstairs only, it will be clearly documented within the cottage description.
Are there any restrictions when my pet is outside?
Sometimes. A few of our pet-friendly cottages are on working farms so will require your pet be kept on a lead. If this is the case it will be clearly documented within the cottage description.
Fydo here, quick, my human is out! Will I really enjoy Portland?
You sure will. We have dog-friendly beaches, dog-friendly pubs, the South West Coast Path so you can walk with a view and Portland Bill to have a really good run around! You will probably make a friend or two while you are here as well – some of us are lucky enough to live here.