Every now and then it’s important for us to take a well-earned break from the stresses of modern-day life. We all need a bit of self-love and pampering; and what better place to put your paws up, relax and unwind than at a luxury spa retreat. From the Cornish coast to the Scottish countryside, we’ve hound-picked a list of our top seven dog-friendly spa breaks, available to book right now. Beat the pack and book your dog-friendly spa hotel getaway before it’s too late!
A stay at this award-winning, dog-friendly hotel in Gloucestershire is the perfect opportunity for you and your pooch to explore one of England’s prettiest villages and surrounding countryside.
The hotel offers guests an oasis of peace, tranquility and luxury with an irresistible fusion of traditional and contemporary decor. With a selection of cottage-style rooms, or the choice of a room with its very own hot tub, the hotel has everything you and your furry friend needs for a wonderful doggie getaway.
Set in the idyllic surroundings of Gloucestershire’s charming market town, Chipping Campden, this beautiful hotel offers the best of the Cotswolds right on your doorstep. Visit the Wild Rabbit pub in the lovely picturesque village of Kingham, take a stroll with your trusty hound around Batsford Arboretum, or stop for afternoon tea in one of the charming nearby villages of Stow-on-the-World and Broadway; with their typical Cotswold honey-coloured stone cottages and buildings.
Located in the leafy suburb of Nether Edge, just a mile from Sheffield city centre is this historic hotel that dates back to the 1840’s. It’s perfectly situated for you and your pooch to enjoy both the buzz of the city and the peacefulness of the countryside.
Pamper yourself with a relaxing Spa day, take a dip in the indoor pool, enjoy an Afternoon Tea overlooking the beautiful gardens and sample some of the lovely food in the Lakeview Restaurant or lounge bar, where you and your furry friend can dine together.
Kenwood Hall is within easy reach of the stunning landscape of the Peak District National Park, making it a great location for adventurous pups that love long walkies. It’s also a great base for those wanting to explore the city attractions of Sheffield; with its abundance of shops, bars and dog-friendly restaurants.
Surrounded by some of the most breathtaking scenery Scotland has to offer, embedded in the heart of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, is the wonderful Macdonald Forest Hills Resort. Fans of hit TV show Outlander will recognise the stunning countryside that wraps around the hotel, which offers unrivalled views and fantastic walks for you and your canine companion to enjoy.
When it’s time to relax and unwind after long walkies, you can indulge in the hotel’s fabulous 4-star leisure and Spa facilities – take a swim, steam or sauna, or check out the Spa for some amazing Elemis treatments.
From magnificent gardens and enchanting woodlands to the shores of Loch Ard, Forest Hill provides the perfect base for you and your four-legged friend to get out and about and explore the natural wonders of the Trossachs National Park. Further afield, the infamous City of Stirling is reachable within an hour, whilst Edinburgh is roughly a 90-minute journey from the hotel.
Situated high on the Cornish cliffs of the cove itself, Mullion Cove is truly in a world of its own. Surrounded by crystal clear waters, stunning National Trust land secluded beaches, this delightful doggie destination is one of the UK’s most picturesque and romantic Spa hotels.
Marvel at the stunning sea views from your luxurious sea view room, or from the fabulous doggie lounge, and when you fancy a little pampering, head down to the newly renovated Spa to enjoy the fabulous range of luxury treatments. You can even watch the sunset from the clifftop outdoor hot tub; romanced by the wonderful deep blue sea below.
When it’s time to go exploring, you and Fido can enjoy some amazing coastal walks straight from the doorstep, with the hotel being just a short distance away from South West Coast Path. There are also lots of famous dog-friendly places to visit in the area, including St Michael’s Mount, Trebah Gardens and Helford River, all of which are easily reachable and make for fantastic days out.
If you fancy a bit of an adventure, you and your pooch can catch a ferry over to the beautiful Isles of Scilly – the UK’s version of the Caribbean!
Overlooking the infamous Cheshire Plain, Shrigley Hall Hotel is an elegant Georgian country house hotel set in over 260 acres of wooded grounds. Situated in a unique Cheshire location, on the western edge of Peak District National Park, the hotel boasts magnificent views and fabulous walking opportunities for humans and furry friends.
Full of character and charm, this 18th-century hotel has maintained many of its original features, including a spectacular spa housed in a former chapel. The spa itself provides an oasis away from the stresses of everyday life, and is the perfect place to unwind and find some much needed calm and tranquillity. Treatments range from muscle-melting massages to relaxing rituals and revitalising facials.
With plenty of grounds and woodlands to explore and the Peak District just a stone’s throw away, curious canines will be in heaven. The estate has its very own marked woodland trail, perfect for a quick stretch of the legs; or for slightly more adventurous walkies, take a trip to the nearby National Trust Lyme Park, Nab Head, or Dunham Massey, stroll along the canal or visit the picturesque village of Bollington.
When you’re ready to retreat, the hotel’s Oakridge restaurant serves a sumptuous range of traditional award-winning dishes, an exquisite Sunday Lunch and luxurious Afternoon Tea, which you can enjoy whilst you gaze out over the breathtaking Cheshire countryside.
Ruthin Castle is a wonderful dog-friendly retreat, steeped in history and nestled in acres of staggering parkland beside the Clywdian Range – one of North Wales’ most renowned Areas of Outstanding Beauty. Dating back to 1277, the Castle is rich in character; with a dramatic interior and quintessential features that ooze luxury and give off a distinct Downton Abbey type vibe.
The luxurious feel extends from the bedrooms through to the Spa, where you’ll find a number of decadent therapy and relaxation spaces to enthral and stimulate the senses. From beautiful thermal cabins and woodland hot tubs to therapeutic spa treatments, Ruthin’s ‘Bazaar Spa’ has everything you need to relax, unwind and melt your stresses away.
Being situated in the heart of the Welsh countryside, there’s plenty of natural beauty for you and your pooch to explore. Discover enchanting forests, verdant valleys and an abundance of walks and footpaths that make for the most amazing doggie adventures. The spectacular Snowdonia is also close by, as is the beautiful Lake Bala and the super dog-friendly Loggerhead Country Park, with lots of walking routes and streams for your furry friend to splash about in.
If you fancy a trip to the sea, Colwyn Bay, Llandudno and Barmouth are all just a short drive away, too. The delightful ancient town of Ruthin is also well worth a visit, with its variety of boutique shopping, local attractions and exceptional fine dining.
Once a wartime home to the Intelligence Section of the RAF in Buckinghamshire, Danesfield House is a truly special dog-friendly destination that is absolutely brimming with history. Set in 65 acres of formal gardens between Henley and Marlow, and just an hour’s drive from London, this delightful country retreat is perfect for a couple’s dog-friendly spa weekend.
The hotel is perched on a hilltop, boasting breathtaking views over the River Thames, out towards the Chiltern Hills and beyond. Each room is uniquely designed, with some featuring bespoke furniture and deluxe four-poster beds, creating a traditional country house style feel that compliments the property’s beautiful surroundings.
As spas go, Spa Illuminata at Danesfield House is one of the best you’ll find. The award-winning spa specialised in overall wellbeing and relaxation and features a 20-metre swimming pool, steam room, sauna, eight treatment rooms, a studio and a fully equipped gym. Indulge in a superlative range of face and body treatments whilst you sip on a glass of wine or champagne from the spa’s very own bar.
When it’s time for walkies, you and your canine companion can enjoy a number of fantastic walking trails right from the doorstep. The Hambleden Valley is a great place for furry friends to explore, as is the lovely market town of Marlow; arguably one of the nicest spots on the River Thames, set amongst the meadows of the river valley and the woodlands of the beautiful Chiltern Hills.
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