The Most Romantic Dog-friendly Breaks

A weekend away for just the two of you is romantic in itself, but how about a country house hotel in a beautiful rural setting, with a super comfy bed, fluffy towelling robes, gorgeous gardens to roam, delicious gourmet food and a spa to unwind? Better still, what if you could take your best furry friend to snuggle up alongside you, enjoy the lovely walks and curl up by the fire afterwards? 

We’ve put together a list of what we feel are our most romantic dog-friendly hotels, all of which will show you and your pooch lots of puppy love!


Homewood Hotel, Bath


 
Nestled within 10-acres of beautiful gardens and grounds, perfect for romantic strolls with your four-legged friend, Homewood Hotel is a grand Georgian country house just outside of Bath. The hotel offers privacy, serenity and above all, luxury and makes the perfect retreat with contemporary decor alongside historic elements such as wooden floors, inviting roaring log fires and antique paintings.
 
Expect fabulous food in the Olio restaurant and there’s even a specially curated doggie menu. It also has a gorgeous spa with a hydrotherapy pool, sauna, steam room and heated outside swimming pool. Book the Go Big for Bubbles offer on 11th February, which includes a free bottle of pink bubbles or our Barking Britain offer which includes a welcome drink, afternoon tea and spa treatments.

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Cliveden, Berkshire

A five-star 17c century mansion in Berkshire, with a sweeping drive, super-luxe spa and outdoor pool, Cliveden really is the most romantic spot for a dog-friendly weekend away. Once home to the Astors, this 300-year-old home is steeped in a history of politics and parties, with visitors including Winston Churchill and Charlie Chaplin.

Rooms are large and luxuriously decorated, and your dog can join you for a romantic tea in the Great Hall, or dinner in the Astor Grill with a special menu for pups. And with more than 250 acres of stunning National Trust grounds to explore, your pooch will absolutely love it here.


Whatley Manor, Wiltshire

 
Originally built in the 19th century, the dog-friendly Whatley Manor Hotel & Spa in Wiltshire has been beautifully restored into a five-star luxury dog-friendly hotel and spa. Set three miles outside the ancient town of Malmesbury, its Cotswold location will provide your pet with wonderful walks from the doorstep, whilst you and your loved one can enjoy romantic strolls in 12 acres of beautiful grounds; featuring a large area where your dog can run off the lead.

When it’s time to retreat from your adventure, indulge in a romantic Michelin star meal courtesy of Niall Keating, while Fido relaxes in the room. Whatley Manor has a wonderful dog-friendly atmosphere throughout, with the romantic Westonbirt Arboretum just a few steps from the door, too. 

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Glenapp Castle, Scotland

 

Glenapp Castle has a wonderful romantic setting, with a long tree-clad drive and magnificent fairy tale facade – with turrets, towers and crenulations. A luxury dog-friendly five-star hotel, the hotel is Victorian in design, with lots of wood panelling, period features, log fires with beautifully furnished dog-friendly suites which are large and spacious and have direct access to the courtyard.
 
Your dog will definitely feel majestic here and will love exploring the wonderful grounds, woodlands and forests which surround the hotel. The castle also boasts breathtaking views out to the sea and you can watch the sunset over Alisa Craig. Beyond that, you can see the Isle of Aran and Holy Island. Enjoy a romantic fine dining experience a deux as well as wonderful woodland walks with your best friend. There’s also a tennis court and beautiful nearby islands to explore. 
 

Bailiffscourt Hotel, Sussex

 

One of our all-time favourites, the 1920s medieval-style Bailiffscourt Hotel is the ultimate country house escape. With comfy sofas, crackling log fires, exposed wooden beams, grand four-poster beds and mullioned windows, it oozes the perfect blend of cosiness, romance and luxury. Super dog-friendly, the hotel sits within 30 acres of gorgeous grounds in which Fido can joyfully roam and play.

The beautiful Climping beach is also right on the doorstep, so you and your loved one can enjoy romantic walks along one of the most natural unspoilt beaches in West Sussex. There’s also a fabulous indoor swimming pool set in the barn-style spa, perfect for a spot of pampering after long walks along the Sussex downs with your pooch.
 
 

Thornbury Castle, Gloucestershire 

Thornbury Castle is another fantastic choice for a romantic dog-friendly escape. Located in the Cotswolds countryside, the 16th-century Tudor castle sits within 14 acres of unspoilt grounds for your furry friend to explore, featuring a vineyard and kitchen garden. Steeped in history, the hotel boasts traditional baronial-style chambers; with four-poster beds, grand tapestries, and lavish decor throughout. In fact, Henry VIII and his bride Anne Boleyn famously stayed at the castle, so it is quite literally fit for royalty! 

The hotel is super dog-friendly, too, with pet sitting at reception should you need it. When it’s time for you and your curious canine to explore the nearby area, there are plenty of lovely Cotswolds villages nearby, like Stowe-on-the-Wold, Castle Combe and Tetbury. The hotel’s Valentine’s package includes a six-course tasting menu and champagne; so it’s well worth getting to make that special occasion a little more special.