Staycations are great, but they’re even better if you take your best furry friend with you! Pet-friendly escapes are now more popular than ever, and it’s really no surprise why. Your dog can play Lord of the Manor at one of the many luxury hotels and cottages throwing open their doors to pets and they’ll feel just as welcome as you are!
From dog agility courses, dog sitting and doggie afternoon tea plus resident dogs on hand to greet them at the door – your dog will be in the lap of luxury. And whether its a boutique hotel hideaway, a waterfront lodge or luxury spa hotel they all have the bow-wow factor to make them truly Instagrammable!
Nestled in the heart of the New Forest in Hampshire this stunning hotel boasts fabulous pet-friendly treehouse hideaways, offering a heightened element of luxury within one of the UK’s finest boutique hotels. The treehouses are pure bliss, complete with a private hot tub, a private terrace, and daily breakfast hamper delivered to your door. When you want to participate in human-only activities like a visit to their gorgeous spa and relax in the pool, the hotel even offers complimentary pet-sitting.
Set in 18-acres of private land along the banks of Loch Lomond, these five-star lodges are within tranquil natural surroundings where you can sip champagne in your private hot-tub beneath the glistening stars. You and your four-legged friend can explore stunning walking routes across the famous stretches of the West Highland Way with glorious views in every direction. On route, you’ll cross a number of beaches including Sallochy Bay, a great spot to stop for a picnic! Only an hour from Edinburgh and Glasgow, their resident Irish Terrier Flynn is always on hand to welcome your four-legged friend and help them settle in.
A grade II Georgian hotel close to Bradford on Avon, Widbrook Grange is an idyllic countryside retreat for you and your furry friend. This luxurious farmhouse absolutely loves dogs and welcome them in all parts of the hotel. Your pooch will receive a welcome pack full of treats and goodies and even be able to join you and indulge in doggie afternoon tea, whilst you enjoy delicious cream tea produced by world champion Head Chef, Sandor Szcus. In the evenings you can relax with your four-legged friend in their award-winning gin bar, with over 150 craft gins to choose from!
The Wilderness 5,000 acre private estate is home to luxury cottages and farmhouses in the heart of Suffolk. The cottages offer a stylish country escape with private hot-tubs, roaring fireplaces and stunning views for all to enjoy. They sleep between 2 and 12 people, so are perfect pet party pads or for a romantic retreat. Surrounded by fairytale woodlands, lakes and landscaped gardens, your dog can have endless adventures and can roam free off lead across the estate! The stunning properties are all self-catering but have the option to hire the resident chef to cook you some gourmet country-style feasts for you if you don’t fancy cooking!
Explore the six unique dog-friendly cottages at The Wilderness:
This charming medieval style hotel is just a stone’s throw from Climping beach, where your dog is free to roam across one of the most natural, unspoiled beaches in West Sussex. This delightful hotel is ultra dog-friendly, and offer a doggie welcome kit filled with toys, treats and a menu of recommended dog walks. After a day of relaxing by the coast and soaking in the sea breeze, the spa is a fabulous way to relax and unwind before dining with your dog in the cosy lounge.
The Mitre is a refined yet relaxed boutique hotel on the banks of the River Thames next to Hampton Court Palace. Having been built in 1665 under the direction of Charles II as a hostel for visitors to Hampton Palace it has recently undergone an extensive and swish makeover and has been transformed into a super stylish country house hotel with a boating theme. Its nine beautifully decorated dog-friendly bedrooms are very Instagrammable and are conveniently situated on the ground floor with a courtyard and lots of doggie extras. With gorgeous river walks on the doorstep, you can also enjoy strolls in the Royal Parks and dog-friendly boat trips. Dine with your dog in the Coppernose, Orangery or terraces. Hampton Court Palace with its dog-friendly gardens is just a short stroll away.
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