With the best doggie staycations already getting booked up for 2022, now is the perfect time to get ahead of the pack and book next year’s hound holiday. Below we have put together a collection of ten of our all time favourite fido-friendly hotels, many with exclusive offers, that go the extra mile to make your dog’s stay the best.
Each hotel features wonderful grounds, spas, offer doggie extras like luxury beds and walking maps and dog sitting, are close to the best beaches, lakes or lochs but best of all, they offer a wonderful waggy tail welcome to your best furry friend.
Set in the elegant countryside of the Scottish Borders, this historic dog friendly estate formerly owned by the Duke of Roxburghe, features a twenty bedroom luxury hotel, a championship golf course, a range of outdoor activities and 300 acres of grounds for your four-legged friend to roam. Grand open fireplaces grace the historic rooms of the manor house, with numerous cosy bars for leisurely drinks with your furry friend and the cuisine is top quality and varied, with an emphasis on fresh, home-grown produce. Gorgeous walks around Melrose Abbey and Floors Castle grounds. Perfect for a Christmas dog-friendly break.
With its stunning beach location on Babbacombe Beach, dog-friendly The Cary Arms & Spa is a charming boutique-style hotel – perfect for beach-loving canines. It offers stylish interiors, wooden floors and vast sun-decks plus a super doggie welcome with its own gourmet doggie menu and treats available in the bar. Your dog will particularly love the year-round dog-friendly Babbacombe beach and you can also pick up the South West Coastal Path from the front door. Stay in one of the luxury beach huts that face directly out to sea and enjoy delicious meals in the super cosy bar with a roaring fire in the winter. And after a busy day of doggie walks visit the spa with its hydrotherapy pool, sauna and steam room.
One of the finest hotels in Wales, Pale Hall is a luxury country house hotel with a grand entrance and a wealth of period features. It is also super dog-friendly where your dog will receive as wonderful a welcome as you. The hotel is set in a fabulously remote location in the Dee Valley with an idyllic woodland garden for your dog to play and the spectacular Snowdonia National Park with its myriad of walks on the doorstep, with footpaths directly from the hotel along the banks of the River Dee. Foodies will love the award-winning restaurant with acclaimed chef Gareth Stevensen at the helm and dog-sitting also an option. Or if you want to dine with your dog, you can do so in the Huntsman Bar and Bistro.
One of our all time favourites, the medieval style Bailiffscourt Hotel in West Sussex ticks all the boxes. With wooden beams, grand four-poster beds, fireplaces and mullioned windows it combines character with luxury and best of all is very dog-friendly. Perfect for a dog-friendly escape with Climping Beach, one of the most natural unspoilt beaches in West Sussex, just a short stroll away. There are also 30 acres of private grounds for your dog to play, plus it has a gorgeous swimming pool and spa for a spot of pampering after long walks along the Sussex downs.
Tewkesbury Park Hotel is the perfect place for a canine-friendly break in the Cotswolds. Four legged friends receive a welcome letter and greeting from resident dog Puddle in this family-owned hotel set in 176 acres of parkland within the rolling Gloucestershire countryside. Many of the rooms have wonderful views of The Malvern Hills and furry friends are offered a luxury bed, bowl and treats for their stay. There are also wonderful walks nearby, with Tewkesbury Abbey just a 10 minute walk away and there is also a 10 acres field at the end of the drive – perfect for off lead frolics. Golf and tennis are available at the hotel and there is also a spa and swimming pool to relax in after a busy day of walkies.
“We treat pets like our guests,” says the dog-friendly South Lodge in West Sussex, a five-star luxury country house in Horsham just one hour from central London, and bordering the beautiful South Downs National Park. Expect stunning, individually designed rooms, with gorgeous soft furnishings and quirky furniture against a backdrop of spectacular views. With 93 acres of stunning woodland and parkland your dog will have plenty of space to roam and will also be able to join you in the Great Hall for dinner. There’s a spa, indoor and outdoor pools, and the hotel also offers close proximity to beautiful walks along the Devils Dyke and the South Downs.
The Swan at Newby Bridge is a delightful dog-friendly hotel set close to Lake Windermere in a lovely rural setting. It has a wonderful friendly atmosphere, oodles of charm with a pool, playground, and spa. Dog owners will love the fact that you can stay in a lovely New English style cottage in the grounds which can sleep up to eight with a terrace, outdoor fireplace, and fabulous views. And best of all your dog will have acres of space to explore in the gardens and wooftastic walks from the doorstep. There are loads of dog-friendly attractions close by including the Lakeside and Haverthwaite steam railway, the dog-friendly cruises across the Lakes and the hotel also offers a doggie information pack with lots more dog-friendly walks close by.
Set within 30,000-acres of stunning grounds on the Bolton Abbey estate, dog-friendly The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa is the perfect base for you and your pup to explore the fabulous Yorkshire Dales. A former 17th-century coaching inn, the hotel is incredibly dog-friendly. Furry friends will love exploring the miles of footpaths trailing through the National Park, with countless walks beginning on the doorstep. The charming ‘Old Wing’ dates back to 1757, to the ‘Wharfedale Wing’ which was added in 1981 by the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire. Many of the rooms feature doggie four-posters and pet-sitting and dog grooming available. Dine with your dog in the bar area of the brasserie which serves delicious food – sourced mainly from the hotel’s kitchen garden. There is also a swimming pool and spa.
Set in sub-tropical gardens, St Michaels Resort is a fabulous dog-friendly hotel with a great beachside location just a short stroll from Falmouth Harbour. Perfect for coastal canines who will love the endless array of clifftop paths and host of beaches to discover with panoramic views along the way.The hotel’s interiors draw inspiration from its Cornish coastal setting with lovely airy, sea view rooms with lots of light, plus deep beds – perfect for relaxing after a busy day of exploring. Very dog-friendly staff and dining with your dog in the bar of the Locker Room. Lots of doggie walking nearby with dog-friendly Trebah Gardens is just a 15 minute stroll away.
Perfect for a pet-friendly getaway with a party of friends including your best furry friend, of course, are these lovely traditional log cabins in the grounds of the gorgeous Portsonachan Hotel – an amazing 19c hotel with a lovely remote position on the Southside shores of Loch Awe. Your dog will have a wonderful playground of over 100 acres of natural woodland around the loch in beautiful rural surroundings. Stay in one of nine traditional wooden lodges which can accommodate up to six guests. All the lodges are dotted around the gorgeous grounds of this stunning location with fabulous views as well as jogging and cycle routes. Take your four-legged friend on a 27-mile boat trip around the loch.
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