All the holiday cottages at Wallops Wood are dog friendly

We understand that your dog is a member of the family and we want your pet to have just as much fun as you during your stay with us at Wallops Wood Cottages.

Bring your pooch and stride out together in the beautiful surrounding countryside at Wallops Wood. They'll love exploring the South Downs National Park. We know that staying somewhere new comes with additional challenges but we hope to make taking your dog on holiday as easy as possible.

The dog charge is £30 per animal to cover the cost of additional cleaning, but they do receive a Doggy Welcome Basket! A maximum of two dogs is permitted per holiday cottage.

Winners of the BEST Dog Friendly Business

In 2018 we won the Visit England Dog Friendly Business of the Year amidst stiff competition. We are immensely proud of this award.

All our staff have dogs and they often come to work with us on the estate. You can be assured that we care about your stay and your dog's well being. We want you and your pets to enjoy yourselves and discover the beautiful Meon Valley together.

Gold Award in a frame for Dog Friendly Business of the year 2018 for Wallops Wood Cottages

Please contact us on (+44 ) 01489 878888 or email for further information about our cottages, or check availability for your preferred dates.

Not all our guests have pets so, for the benefit of everyone staying at the cottages, we ask that you follow the Dog Rules.

Pepper is the Wallops Wood dog, she loves warming herself up next to the woodburners at Wallops Wood

The Dog Welcome Basket

We provide a welcome pack for your dog too! This includes:

  • Complimentary toy to keep - we hope your dog will enjoy chewing and playing with this toy in your enclosed garden or on our meadow
  • Complimentary Wallops Wood tasty treats to excite your dog's taste buds!
  • Blanket and two sofa throws - we know keeping your dogs off the furniture can be a challenge, but please use the throws provided to help us keep the cottages looking as good as they do for our next guests.
  • Towel - we have installed a dog shower with adjustable temperature control in the car park area to clean mucky dogs. Please don't use the bath or showers in the cottages, the fur would clog our drains. Thank you!
  • Holiday tags - attach the tag with our contact details to your dog's collar just in case they run off. Please do remember to take it off your dog prior to departure so we can use it for another four-legged resident!
  • Poop scoop and bags - there's a dedicated waste bin in the car park
  • Bowls - water and food bowls so you don't need to bring your own, perfect!
  • Dog walk suggestions - you'll find laminated maps in the cottage and a torch for your evening stroll. We also have a selection of local walking books to borrow
Dog Welcome Pack with new toy and treats, comfy dog bed, collar tag as well as eating bowls, blankets and towel
Dog tags for furry friends staying at wallops wood cottage sin case they run away

Before you arrive

Up to two pets are welcome in each cottage for a supplementary charge of £30 per animal to cover additional cleaning.

Dog equipment for free

While bringing your dog's own bed is recommended to help them feel at home, you may not have space in the car. Do not worry, we can provide different sized dog beds, crates, leads and collars. Take a look at our dog equipment list and request any items you would like to borrow during your stay. We'll place it in your cottage ready for your arrival.

Dog care

We ask that worming and flea control programmes are up to date for the benefit of your pets and as a courtesy to subsequent guests in your cottage.

Please ensure your dog is microchipped and that it is registered to your current permanent address.

The RSPCA have produced a useful guide to taking your dog on holiday which is well worth reading.

While you might like to enjoy different food whilst you're on holiday, our pets are happiest if their diet remains the same. So please make sure you bring sufficient food for your holiday as well as any medication they might need.

Dogs by the wood burner at wallops wood cottages


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


We continue to adhere to the Covid-19 cleaning protocols and are extremely proud of our National Awards. Our housekeeping team is second to none please visit our Covid-19 page where you will find more information.

If you need to speak to someone and discuss anything please feel free to call us at any time on 01489-878888. 

Or you can also email us on 

What's your contact details?

You can contact us in a number of ways. We are open Monday to Friday 9-5pm.  

Our contact details are here on our website.

Our telephone number is 01489-878888

Our email address is

Our Facebook page where you can send us a message is 



How can I book a property?

The easiest way to book is online with our booking engine.

Check out our cottages on the Cottages page. We have 7 cottages, each is different, and sleeps from 4 people to 8 people. 

Once you have made your selection ad chosen the best cottage for your holiday, click on the Book Now button at the top of each page, or simply check out the calendar at the foot of each page.

Choose the property you are interested in and the booking engine will take you through different stages including taking your deposit.

What are the change over days?

Our change over days or start days are Mondays and Fridays. However you may enjoy a midweek break too, just check your availability grid.

Can I start my holiday on a different day than offered on the website?

Yes, you may be able to book an alternative day, just call our bookings team on 01489-878888 and tell us which property you are interested in booking, the date, for how many people and how long for, we will do our best to accommodate you. 

What time is check in and check out?

Check in time is from 4pm onwards and check out time is before 9am on the day you leave.

We need to be strict with these timelines as we have a small housekeeping team and all cottages are cleaned to the highest standard. We cannot have guests on site before arrival time because there are trolleys and cleaning equipment on the site. Also all wooden floors might still be wet and cannot be walked on. Therefore we need to ensure that our health and safety procedure is adhered to. 

Can I bring my dog on holiday?

Yes, you can bring your dog on holiday! We won the BEST Dog Friendly Business of the year in 2018 from Visit England, a very prestigious award! 

We welcome 2 dogs per cottage. We can no longer accept more than 2 dogs per cottage as we want to ensure that other guests at Wallops Wood Cottages can also enjoy a peaceful holiday. With eight cottages sleeping 54 people, we want to ensure that everyone from 2 legged owners to 4 legged pooches have a safe, happy and fun holiday.

We deep clean all cottages which have dogs after their departure at 9am on changeover days. Therefore cannot accept more than two dogs per cottage, it would be impossible to clean the cottages in time for the next arrivals at 4pm! 

We charge £30.00 per dog for the extra cleaning we need to do to ensure that our cottages are spotless for the next guests.

Please do check our Dog Rules for more details.

Does my dogs get a welcome pack?

Yes, he or she does! We offer a fantastic Welcome Pack which includes a comfy bed, water and food bowls, a dog towel to use after the dog has enjoyed our thermostatically controlled shower (in the car park) after a lovely walk, sofa throws to ensure they keep our lovely sofas nice and clean for the next guests, complimentary treats and a fantastic tug toy! There are also laminated dog walks (or downloadable from our website HERE ) for you all to enjoy with pub stops along the way and a few books and an OS map too! We also provide a torch in case Fido the dog needs to go for a midnight toilet break!

Do you have enclosed gardens for the safety of my children and pets?

Yes we do! Each cottage has a fenced off garden or courtyard that is safe for children and pets alike. 

For pets we also offer a collar tag in case your dog jumps the fence (about 70cms high). We also have a very large communal lawn that everyone can enjoy to play and walk around in. 

All children and dogs cannot be left unsupervised and alone on the lawn. 

Can I go walking around Wallops Wood Cottages?

Yes you absolutely can! We are really lucky to live and work in this beautiful area of the South Downs National Park .

We have prepared 7 walking tours for our guests, these are in your cottages as laminated sheets, in our cottage folder and also as a downloadable PDF from our website. 

The walking tours last from 30 minutes to 2 hours and we have noted several pub stops along the way. Everyone needs refreshments after a bit of exercise! T download the walking routes click HERE.

Here are some award winning pubs you might enjoy visiting, all of them welcome dogs.

The Shoe Inn Pub in Exton - in spring and summer you can sit by the river Meon

The Baker's Arms in Droxford - a great village with fab Sunday meals for the whole family

The White Lion Pub in Soberton - a traditional 17th century pub with locally sourced food

The Bucks Head in Meonstoke - in picturesque surroundings with local food and great walking all around

We are keen to share our beautiful Meon Valley and all it has to offer. Walkers enjoy the hedges teaming with wildlife, the mad pheasants chasing hens, cows munching greedily on grass and sheep making an appearance in our lanes.

The chalk grassland ( the European equivalent of a tropical rainforest) encourages a huge number of butterflies in the Spring and Summer - 60% of the UK's butterfly species can be found in the chalk grassland habitats of the South Downs National Park!

The flora is also rather magnificent here. It can have up to 45 different species of flowering plants and  mosses per square metre and we have some rather special orchids growing here too