Welcome to Wallops Wood Cottages

Our Holiday Cottages will now re-open on Saturday 4th July 2020!

On the 23rd of June the government gave the green light for us to open our doors to our guests.

During lockdown we’ve been keeping the site carefully maintained and we are overjoyed to be able to see all our returning guests once again and welcome new families to our beautiful countryside.

We have put together a detailed information charter of our cleaning procedures as well as new arrival time. Please CLICK HERE to read through these.

We have won several National Awards and have been consistently noted and praised for our "outstanding cleaning". We are now training our housekeeping team to go above and beyond our highest standards and preparing to reopen safely.

Just 1 hour away from London, we will ensure that all our guests can enjoy a fantastic staycation in the South Downs National Park.

Please visit the government guidelines for detailed information HERE.

Please keep an eye on our social media posts for more information.


All the holiday cottages at Wallops Wood are dog friendly

We understand that your dog is a member of the family and we trust that your furry friend will have just as much fun as you will whilst staying with us at Wallops Wood Cottages.

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.

Winners of the BEST Dog Friendly Business in 2018!

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

All of 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

Pubs and more

Many pubs and shops accept or welcome dogs on their premises, scroll down the page and you will see a list of the ones we can suggest. There is also a website called Doggie Pubs which shares all the pubs which accept dogs - just input your destination and a list comes up.

Dog facilities

Below you'll find details of what we offer such as a variety of local dog services (groomers, walkers, vets), as well as independent advice on taking your dog on holiday from the RSPCA.

There is also lots of useful information to help you plan dog-friendly days out as well as walks direct from the cottage door.

Dog friendly days out

There are also a good number of dog friendly attractions around Hampshire, HERE is a list of the best ones for you from Hampshire Attractions!

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

Please remember taking a holiday with your dog is not the same as taking a holiday from your responsibility as a dog owner.

Happy Paws!

Spoilt doggy!

"We recently stayed at Woodbrook for a weekend break for the two of us and our dog.

The welcome we received was fantastic, and the extra touches with the cake, bread, milk, wine and beer were much appreciated!

Our dog had her own jar of biscuits, bed and towel, and with the underfloor heating, she was quite spoilt! The cottage was very comfortable and spotlessly clean. The on site facilities great, pool and sauna lovely and warm. Fabulous countryside, lovely walks and local pubs, it was a much needed enjoyable break!

Samantha M.

face of a dog with brown black and white patches

Welcome pack for dogs was very well thought out!

"The ‘welcome pack’ for our four legged friend was very well thought out too; a dog bed, toys, treats, blankets, plenty of poo bags and even a tag to attach to Fido’s collar, stating “I’m on holiday at Wallops Wood Cottages” with a telephone number noted.

Can’t tell you the peace of mind that brought when Max saw his first ever partridge and bolted across the open field and disappeared out of view. He always comes back, but in that moment, in unfamiliar territory, I can’t tell you how reassuring that tag was!

Suggested walks to dog friendly pubs are supplied; we visited several in the area and were not disappointed once. "

R. Brand, April 2019

Three dogs came to stay! 

"We were a large group (20+ adults & 12 kids & 3 dogs) staying for a long weekend in October. We had done a lot of searching a year in advance to find the perfect spot before we settled on Wallops Wood.
We weren’t disappointed.
The cottages were set up exactly as we had specified for dogs/children etc but the addition of doggie welcome baskets and little gifts for the children in their cots was an extra special touch that everyone really appreciated. They had also given us extra table space for our group meals. 5* all round from a group of well travelled (and sometimes quite picky) gang of friends."

V. Storr, October 2018 

Dogs enclosed garden Wallops Wood Cottages

Play time at Wallops Wood Cottages

Monty loves Wallops Wood Cottages!

" Monty loves it here and so do we, we have taken our holidays here for the last 2 years - we enjoy discovering the beautiful countryside and Monty absolutely loves it! "

Mrs and Mrs Flaherty October 2019

Monty the labrador who came on holiday with his owners and loved it


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

'The Dog Basket'

Pets are welcome in all of our cottages and we offer 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 large lawn
  • 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 hair 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 pawlicious 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 OS maps in the cottage and a torch for your evening stroll. We also have a selection of local walking books in each cottage. Our downloadable walks include:
    • 7 laminated sheets with walks direct from the cottage door including local dog-friendly pubs
    • Five long walks from East Meon, a picturesque and historic village a short drive from the cottages
    • Walks in and around West Meon, again a short drive from the cottages
    • Family Walks in Hampshire, in and around the Meon Valley
Welcome dog basket with toy treats comofy bed dog walks and tags as well as beowl and blankets for our furry friends
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 £25 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. Please take a look at the list attached and request any items you would like us to place in your cottage for your furry friend, to use during your stay.

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

During your stay

Local Dog Walker

Hannah Carpenter is the local dog walker who is based in Meonstoke, just over the hill from Wallops Wood Cottages! Hannah will pick your dog up from the cottages if you need her services.

Heidi, her affectionate and kind-hearted Dobermann, look forward to welcoming your dog into their relaxed and comfortable home on a hill overlooking the beautiful Meon Valley.

Heidi loves being in the company of other dogs, enjoying fun play time and quiet naps in equal measure. Hannah is a very attentive and responsible dog owner and your dog’s happiness, well-being and safety are her top priorities.

Hannah has a large, secure garden and the dogs are happiest when stomping about in nature and curled up on the sofa for cuddles.

Hannah is DBS checked and offers dog boarding, daycare and walks throughout the year.

Call her on Mobile: + 44 (0) 7414 121 201

Local dog walker Hannah and her beautiful dog




Dogs in Hannah's garden who offers local walking service for Wallops Wood guests



We really hope you and your pet will not require emergency treatment during your break, but if you do need a vet during your stay you can contact Shield's Vet in Bishop's Waltham (Tel: 01489 896734) and www.vets-now.com provide an out-of-hours service, with clinics in Portsmouth (Tel: 02392 985760), Winchester (Tel: 01962 659580) and Southampton (Tel: 02380 989724).


You probably have a preferred local groomer at home, but just in case you'd like to schedule a grooming session during your holiday. Mobile groomers Paws Parlour (Tel: 07715 311512) will be delighted to pre-book a time to come and give your dog a wash and trim.


If you are going for a day out somewhere dogs are not permitted, please remember that dogs must not be left unattended in the cottages unless crated, so please request one of the right size if you need to borrow one. You can register with www.tailster.com (Tel: 0208 0040860) to book a local dog walker. However, if you are having difficulty booking a dog walker, please let us know in advance and we will do our best to find someone.

See above to book Hannah our local dog walker if you need her services!

Dog walks

In the 'Dog Basket' you'll find a few local walking books and seven laminated cards so you can take a different dog walk every day of the week without getting in your car and four take you to dog-friendly pubs! Or you can download the walks form our doorstep by clicking on the button below!

As well as the laminated OS Map in your cottage and walking information on our website, it is worth checking out the Hampshire County Council interactive map of local footpaths if you want to explore further afield.

Dog-friendly days out

There are plenty of places to go for a day out with your four-legged friend.


Tourism South East has a 'dog friendly' page on their website but we have put together a more comprehensive list of attractions near to the cottages and pubs where your dog is also welcome, ideal for a day out walking or sightseeing.

Dog-friendly pubs

We have included walks direct from the door to several dog-friendly pubs in the 'Dog Basket' but there are many more nearby and if you're going for a day out it is well worth checking the website www.doggiepubs.org.uk. Here are just a few suggestions for dining out with your dog.

Dog friendly beaches on the South Coast

We're close to the South Coast, so why not spend a day at the beach. The following beaches permit dogs although there are restrictions at some times of the year so please check before going: Lepe BeachLee-on-the-SolentStokes Bay GosportHayling Island and West Wittering.

Don't take our word for it

Bob and Liz Scott, of Your Dog Magazine stayed in March 2015 with their Border Collies Sprout and Snip and gave the cottages 5* for dog friendliness of the accommodation and local area. This review first appeared in the August 2016 issue of Your Dog (Britain's best-selling dog magazine, available from leading newsagents, supermarkets, and pet stores every month. Find out more at www.yourdog.co.uk).

Reviews on TripAdvisor and UpFront Reviews frequently mention how much their dogs have enjoyed their holiday and often give useful first hand tips.