Perfect for Paws

West Dorset is a perfect place for well-behaved dogs and we love having them to stay in our properties (apart from 1 Boardwalk, 10 Driftwood and The Apple Loft).

There are miles of footpaths in the surrounding area so they will love their holiday. Dogs are only allowed with prior arrangement so please enter details on the booking form.

In the interest of all of our guests, we do have a few house rules regarding dogs. These are available in the information pack at each property.

For example at Laverstock Farm 

  • Dogs must either walk to heal or be kept on a lead whilst inside the grounds (before the cattle grid or pond) and must not foul or run on the gardens.
  • Laverstock is surrounded by a working farm with animals, so dogs must be kept under control at all times. Dogs strictly must never be allowed to roam outside your garden.
  • Most importantly please, all dog mess, wherever it is, must be collected and properly disposed of. This is especially important in your garden.
  • Our basic rule is that dogs are to be kept off carpeted areas and are not allowed in bedrooms and on furniture. We do allow common sense to be used with regard to carpeted living rooms depending on the weather etc.


If you are not a dog lover, please don’t worry. We have welcomed dogs since we have been at Laverstock and have not had a problem yet. We think it’s because owners who love their dogs enough to bring them on holiday are very responsible dog owners.

We charge an extra £20 per stay, per dog. A maximum of 2 dogs per cottage.

At Laverstock Farm, we welcome dogs in all our properties except for the Apple loft. At West Bay in Driftwood Apartments we welcome dogs to stay in 6 Driftwood only.