Lower Normandy is all in all a great place for dogs: practically all of the expansive sandy beaches on the peninsular are dog-friendly, and whilst some insist on a lead, there are many where your dog can run freely even in the height of summer.

Dogs Welcome

Dog friendly cottages in Normandy | Pet friendly holidays in Northern France

What makes La Bourdonnerie such a great place for holidays with your dogs in Normandie?

dog friendly holiday accommodationThe miles of clean white sandy beaches, pristine sand dunes, rock pools and coves make the cotentin peninsula a dog lovers paradise. High or low tide, there is always something new to explore and every beach has its own unique qualities. The tranquility and beauty of this area offer an increasingly rare to find paradise for humans and animals.

Dogs are welcome at La Bourdonnerie, and at just 11km from our nearest beach we are perfectly situated for the Normandy coast, as well as exploring the many well marked walks through the varied and beautiful Cotentin & Bessin Nature reserve. Staying closer to home, you can enjoy your daily walks along the car free lane and around our own private hay meadow that adjoins the farm (see photo to the left).

A Pet Passport, vaccination certificates and microchip are all thats required for your pets to travel from the UK to mainland Europe. We can recommend a friendly english speaking vet who will be able to complete a quick checkup prior to you returning to the UK.

A few photos of our four legged guests in Normandie click here..

At La Bourdonnerie, dogs are not just ‘tolerated’, they are as welcome as the rest of the guests!

Dog friendly cottages in Normandy, France

photo of dog on the beachAre you looking for dog friendly cottages or accommodation in Normandy? Look no further, La Bourdonnerie is a beautiful farm set in the peaceful countryside of the Cotentin region of Normandy, and offers 4 cosy pet friendly holiday cottages for you and your dogs. Each cottage welcomes up to 3 dogs, and has it’s own enclosed (fenced) private garden area. Our philosophy is that, just because you’re travelling with your dog, shouldn’t mean that you should have to stay in sub-standard cottage accommodation: each dog friendly cottage has been lovingly restored and painstakingly decorated so that the whole family can enjoy their holiday cottage to the full. At the end of each stay, each cottage is thoroughly cleaned to ensure that every guest arrives to find their holiday home spotless and fresh.

Pet Friendly Holidays in Northern France.

photo of a dog in the meadowIt’s easy to see why people come to Northern France for pet friendly holidays. For pets who are unused to travelling long distances, often the time taken to drive to the ferry, plus the ferry crossing itself, can be long enough, and so pet owners are often keen to start their holiday as soon as possible upon landing in Northern France. Particularly for those arriving in Cherbourg or Caen, the Cotentin region of Normandy is the perfect place to stop for their pet friendly holiday. La Bourdonnerie is just 40 minutes south of Cherbourg, and only 1 hour away from Caen. Practically as soon as you’ve landed you can be unpacking to begin your pet friendly holiday in one of our lovely holiday cottages.

La Bourdonnerie has extensive grounds for ‘walkies’ with your pets: attached to the property is a large hay meadow which we own, around which we mow a path so that whenever you feel like it, you can wander directly from your holiday cottage directly for a walk without having to worry about cars and traffic. Outside the property there are several great walks around the village, and of course we’re only 10 minutes in the car from the local beaches which are great for dog walking. So if you’re looking for a great pet friendly holiday in Northern France, come to Cotentin and stay at La Bourdonnerie. English speaking owners Dave & Jene Smith will be delighted to welcome you and you four legged friends on your holiday!