Holidays are so much more fun when your four-legged friend comes too! We’ve sniffed out the top 10 dog-friendly hotels where your pet is just as welcome as you. From country escapes to seaside boltholes, you’re sure to find something both you and your dog will enjoy!
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Here’s a few suggestions from us to help you start planning your first truly dog-friendly holiday.
Read on for the Top 10 Dog-Friendly Hotels
1. The Devonshire Fell, Yorkshire
Owned by the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, this contemporary-styled Edwardian building is set within the Yorkshire Dales National Park making it a fantastic weekend refuge from city life.
Pet Perks: Surrounded by some of the finest dog-walking country in the UK, your furry friend will confuse this destination for doggie heaven!
For You: After all that walking, enjoy some fabulous food in the hotel’s AA Rosette Restaurant which uses only local and seasonal produce.
2. Holbeck Ghyll, Lake District
A luxurious home from home, Holbeck Ghyll is a multi-award winning hotel that will provide you and your pet with a wonderful base for exploring the Lake District.
Pet Perks: Pet beds, bowls, blankets and toys will be provided for all four-legged guests, however the surrounding rolling countryside and lakes will be a treat enough for your dog!
For You: Take a break from walking and stop by the hotel’s Health Spa. They offer a divine menu of treatments, guaranteed to take your relaxation to the next level.
3. Holdsworth House, West Yorkshire
Run by the Pearson family since 1963, this Jacobean manor stands in its own private, secluded gardens and makes a wonderful West Yorkshire getaway for you and your pet.
Pet Perks: There are a number of lovely parks nearby for your pet to explore, including Manor Heath Park, Shibden Park and Ogden Water Country Park.
For You: The hotel’s 2AA Rosette restaurant is a dining-must for its delicious, home-cooked dishes. A fan of The Beatles? John Lennon stayed here for his 24th birthday in 1964!
4. Karma St. Martin’s, Isles of Scilly
A classic English hotel with an eclectic twist, if you’re looking to embrace your inner castaway without journeying too far from home, Karma St. Martin’s is the ideal dog-friendly destination.
Pet Perks: St. Martin’s is a fabulous spot for coast-loving canines with its miles of white sandy beaches and countryside, plus furry guests will receive their own doggie welcome pack!
For You: Whether you’re looking for adventure or just some time-out, the island of St. Martin’s has it all from kayaking and snorkelling to leisurely walks and bird-spotting.
5. The Moonraker Hotel, Wiltshire
If you have a penchant for all things quirky and old-world, then you’ll love The Moonraker. Located on the outskirts of Bradford on Avon, this hotel is fantastic for short escapes consisting solely of walks, good food and unwinding with a book.
Pet Perks: Resident pooch Camber is always on hand to welcome four-legged guests and ensure they have their own dog bed, toy and bowls.
For You: After a day exploring the surrounding countryside, indulge yourself with an in-house spa treatment from the resident therapist.
6. Old Swan & Minster Mill, Cotswolds
It’s no surprise the Old Swan & Minster Mill was the winner of the Golden Bone Award in our 2015 Pet Travel Awards. Set in 65 acres of beautiful Cotswold gardens and woodland, it is the pawfect location for a truly dog-friendly break with your pet.
Pet Perks: Doggie guests stay for free and will be provided with a bed and bowls. Plus, your pet can join you for dinner – just let the hotel know and they’ll set up a table!
For You: Experience a quintessential English holiday with all the activities we Brits are known to love! Order the hotel’s picnic hamper, play a game of croquet or embark on a country bike ride.
7. The Salthouse Harbour Hotel, Suffolk
A boutique hotel situated on Ipswich’s marina waterfront, The Salthouse Harbour is a stylish bolthole that will impress the most discerning of canines.
Pet Perks: Walk along the harbour with your canine companion or head to nearby Christchurch Park for fun frolics in the 70 acres of woodland and rolling lawns.
For You: Popular among the Suffolk locals as well as the hotel guests, make sure you reserve a spot at the hotel’s waterside restaurant for a taste of modern dishes with a curious twist.
8. South Place Hotel, London
For a slice of London’s energy and culture, South Place Hotel is the dog-friendly spot for city-loving pets and their owners thanks to its central location.
Pet Perks: The hotel will provide you with a jogging/walking map so you can take in the city sights with your pup. Four-legged friends are also welcome to join you in the ‘Secret Garden’ outdoor bar.
For You: Explore the eclectic market stalls of Spitalfields, make a pit-stop at a trendy café in Shoreditch and mingle with city workers in the Square Mile.
9. The Spread Eagle Hotel, West Sussex
Despite being one of the oldest coaching inns in the UK, The Spread Eagle will still provide every contemporary luxury you and your pet could want.
Pet Perks: Your canine will love exploring the South Downs Way. Book the hotel’s Muddy Paws package for some doggie extras!
For You: Enjoy a pampering session at the hotel’s spa. There’s an indoor heated pool, Jacuzzi spa pool, Scandinavian sauna and steam room, plus lots of luxurious body and beauty treatments.
10. The White Horse, Sussex
Nestled at the foot of the South Downs, The White Horse is a super stylish inn run by a fellow pet owner who loves seeing new furry faces stop by!
Pet Perks: Four-legged guests will be treated to a doggie welcome pack, which includes maps of local walks in the area. Pets are also welcome to relax with you in the pub area and courtyard rooms.
For You: Dine on award-winning cuisine at the inn’s restaurant. All the dishes are created using the freshest local produce sourced directly from the surrounding woodlands, farms and country estates.