1. Pale Hall, Wales
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.
In fact, there are footpaths directly from the hotel including the Queen’s Walk along the banks of the River Dee. Foodies will love the award-winning restaurant with acclaimed chef Gareth Stevensen at the helm with dog-sitting also an option. Or if you want to dine with your dog you can also do so in the Huntsman Bar and Bistro.
2. The Homewood Hotel & Spa, Somerset
Nestled within the 10-acres of beautiful gardens and grounds, Homewood Hotel & Spa is a superb dog-friendly destination ideally located just outside of Bath, Somerset. Dating back to the 13th century, Homewood Park mixes contemporary design alongside historic elements such as wooden floors, inviting roaring log fires and antique paintings.
Your dog will feel very spoilt here with a specially prepared Woof Box filled with Lilys Kitchen food, treats, a ball, doggie beds and bowls and is free to roam the sitting rooms and bar where there’s even a doggie menu. And with luxurious bedrooms and suites to choose from, a relaxed restaurant and a luxury spa with a hydrotherapy pool, sauna, steam room and heated outside swimming pool you and your dog will feel in the lap of luxury!
3. Bovey Castle, Devon
A stunning Elizabethan Castle set in the rolling valleys of Dartmoor’s National Park, this luxury hotel and spa extends a waggy-tailed welcome to four-legged friends with a doggy letter, bed, bowl, toy and chew; and there’s even a pooch parlour for doggie pampering and sprucing up after long muddy walks.
Set in 275 of beautiful countryside for your dog to roam, we recommend staying in one of the hotel’s 22 three-story country lodges tucked away in the grounds – perfect for a private country estate stay with all the amenities of the hotel close by.
Each lodge has three bedrooms sleeping up to eight people – perfect for a family group with a furry companion. And after a day of walks, you can relax in the spa. Golf enthusiasts will love the 18-hole championship golf course too.
4. Schloss Roxburghe Hotel, Scottish Borders
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 and the cuisine is top quality and varied, with an emphasis on fresh, home-grown produce.
There are numerous cosy bars with roaring log fires for leisurely drinks with your furry friend by your side or afternoon tea with your pet too. The super doggie welcome, oodles of space plus fabulous grounds makes it the perfect dog-friendly getaway destination. SCHLOSS Roxburghe is little more than an hour’s drive from both Edinburgh and Newcastle.
5. One Aldwych, London
If you fancy a luxury dog-friendly escape to London, look no further than One Aldwych. Super stylish and dog-friendly, the hotel is set in the heart of Covent Garden – close to smart boutiques, restaurants and theatres. The newly refurbished interiors are sophisticated and modern, with bedrooms and suites in the style of an elegant residence, offering the best of British design.
The hotel is renowned for its iconic Lobby Bar and two stylish restaurants, offering exquisite dining and drinks. Small and medium-sized dogs receive a bed, bowl and towels plus treats from chic dog shop Bow Wow London; and your pooch can even dine with you in the Library – the private guest lounge at the hotel. The Health Club offers state-of-the-art facilities and St James Park and Hyde Park are perfect for walkies. And if you want to take Fido with you to eat, the Concierge can find you a dog-friendly restaurant close by.
Afterwards, you can unwind in the spa which includes a hydrotherapy pool, sauna and steam room.
6. Cary Arms & Spa, Devon
Located on the stunning Babbacombe Beach, the Cary Arms & Spa is undoubtedly one of the finest hotels in Devon. Exuding all the charm of a traditional ‘Inn on the Beach’, with the style and comfort of a luxury boutique hotel, this 5* dog-friendly destination makes for the perfect seaside escape with Fido.
Choose to stay in one of the luxury Seaview rooms or chic beach huts, both of which boast sun-drenched terraces where you can sit back, relax and enjoy the breathtaking ocean views. The pub itself serves an exquisite selection of food using quality, fresh, and locally sourced ingredients, with an emphasis on seafood and vegan dishes. Fine dining, with an even finer setting – and you can even dine with your pooch too, with doggy dinners and lots of treats on offer for furry friends.
When it’s time to explore, you and your curious canine can pick up the South West Coastal Path right from the front door, or take a stroll down to the beautiful dog-friendly Oddicombe Beach. Afterwards, you can unwind in the spa which includes a hydrotherapy pool, sauna and steam room.
7. Lygon Arms, Cotswolds
Having just undergone a multi-million-pound refurbishment, the Lygon Arms is one of the most luxurious dog-friendly hotels in the country. Situated in the picturesque Cotswolds village of Broadway, this delightful coaching inn is steeped in history and character, with roaring log-burning open fireplaces, vaulted ceilings and original wood panelling dating back to the seventeenth century. Fit enough for royalty, King Charles 1 and Oliver Cromwell have even stayed here!
The grand dog-friendly bedrooms come with pet beds, bowls and treats, and all have easy access to the gardens with its three acres of grounds for your pooch to play in. You can dine with your dog in the Lygon Bar – a cosy, fido-friendly room adjacent to the main restaurant, the courtyard or the Lygon Lounges, where you’ll be provided with a special doggy menu.
After a busy day of sightseeing, walkies, and exploring the beautiful villages of Broadway or Snowshill with your best furry friend in tow, you can indulge in the hotel’s super-luxe spa – featuring a 13m indoor pool, steam room and beauty treatment room.
8. Beaverbrook, Surrey
Set in 400 acres of countryside amongst the stunning Surrey Hills, Beaverbrook is a quintessentially English Country House estate that simply oozes luxury. Tucked away within a magical walled garden, the charming and super dog-friendly Garden House and Garden House Cottage boast comfort and elegance like no other.
Whilst your pooch chills out in the room with their favourite toy, you can relax and unwind in the award-winning spa, which features six treatment rooms. The Garden House restaurant offers an eclectic selection of rustic Anglo-Italian-inspired dishes in the evening, and for a lovely spot of lunch, you and your four-legged friend can dine in the conservatory area of the restaurant.
When you fancy a wander, take Fido for a gentle stroll through the gorgeous estate, or even take a hike up to Box Hill and marvel at the spectacular scenery – all set within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
9. South Lodge Hotel, West Sussex
Located just an hour’s drive from Central London, and bordering the magnificent South Downs Nation Park, The South Lodge Hotel in West Sussex is a deluxe five-star country house that “treats pets exactly like the guests.”
You can expect stunning, individually designed rooms, with gorgeous soft furnishings and quirky furniture against a backdrop of spectacular rural views. With flawless attention to detail, including a pillow menu, ensuring that every guest enjoys the most restful of stays, the lodge offers the ultimate luxury hotel experience.
The hotel boasts a state-of-the-art spa complete with indoor and outdoor pools, as well as a thermal suite – perfect for a little self-care and pampering. Set amongst 93 acres of stunning woodland, there are also fabulous walking opportunities and plenty for you and your best furry friend to explore.
10. Cliveden House, Berkshire
This historic five-star hotel in Berkshire is one of the most glamorous dog-friendly destinations you’ll find. Once home to the Astors, this 300-year-old home is absolutely steeped in history and character and has even accommodated the likes of Winston Churchill and Charlie Chaplin.
The grand rooms are wonderfully decorated, with an elegant and charming interior boasting a real sense of luxury that extends to the magnificent Great Hall and Andre Garret restaurant. Furry friends are greeted with a bed, bowl, feedback mat and a gourmet meal from the chef’s canine menu.
Offering spectacular views over the River Thames, almost 400 acres of beautiful National Trust grounds to explore, and world-class spa and pool facilities, Cliveden House is the ultimate haven for both pooches and their owners.
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