Your dog will love you forever for including it on autumn weekend getaway. We have sniffed out 10 of the best – with guaranteed fun for you and Fido…
1. Dryburgh Abbey Hotel, Roxburghshire
A majestic country house hotel with that all-important bow-wow factor – the hotel has also won Dog-Friendly Hotel of the Year in the Scottish Hotel Awards for the last three years! The ideal base for a weekend in the highlands with your hound – enjoy endless walks in their private wooded estate on the banks of the River Tweed.
LOCATION: Dryburgh Abbey is only an hour’s drive away from both Edinburgh and Newcastle.
2. The Feathers Hotel, Oxfordshire
Located in the heart of the historic town of Woodstock, this chic hotel is in the perfect spot for a weekend break in the Cotswolds. Blenheim Palace is only a short walk away and we can guarantee your furry friend will love exploring the 2,000 acres of parkland. The Feathers also has a reputation for being one of the top places for afternoon tea in Oxfordshire! Sit out in The Courtyard with your canine companion and soak up the sun whilst you dine.
LOCATION: Hanborough Station is only a 10-minute drive away or alternatively head to Oxford which is a 25-minute drive.
3. Four Seasons Hotel, Hampshire
A beautiful Georgian manor house, Four Seasons is a luxury weekend getaway for you and your pet. Located in one of England’s prettiest counties, your four-legged friend will have endless countryside as well as the hotel’s lush gardens to explore. Plus, Fido will have a ready-made playmate in the form of Oliver Beckington – canine lord of the manor and winner of our Travel Awards 2015 Top Resident Dog Award.
LOCATION: Only an hour’s drive from central London and 35-minutes from Heathrow airport.
4. The Talbot Hotel, Yorkshire
Originally a 17th century hunting lodge – The Talbot has been transformed into a fabulous dog-friendly destination. Set in the heart of Malton – the gateway to the Yorkshire hills, moors and coast – your canine will be spoilt for choice with all the surrounding landscape to roam. The Talbot will also provide your dog with a blanket, bowl and treats
LOCATION: The Talbot Hotel is only a five-minute walk from Malton Railway Station.
5. Tiggers Cottage, Berkshire
Fancy a weekend away with Fido plus the chance to visit some fabulous foodie places, including celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal’s renowned restaurant The Fat Duck, The Hinds Head and The Waterside Inn? Set in the centre of Bray-on-Thames, Tiggers Cottage is a luxurious bolthole and will provide doggy guests with bedding, delicious treats and maps of the best local walks.
LOCATION: Tiggers Cottage is only a 50-minute drive from central London and a few miles from the M4.
6. Trinity House, Lake District
For four-legged friends, it doesn’t get much better than a walking weekend in the Lake District! Trinity House is a fabulous holiday cottage and the perfect size for small family breaks. Situated in a peaceful corner of Ulverston – the home to the start of the Cumbria Way – you and Fido have a plethora of walks to embark on from the doorstep, plus the coast is only a couple of miles away too.
LOCATION: Trinity House is only a five-minute walk from Ulverston Railway Station.
7. Spread Eagle Hotel, West Sussex
Located in the picturesque market town of Midhurst – the Spread Eagle is one of the oldest coaching inns in the UK and the winner of our Best Pet Programme Award in our Travel Awards 2015. Book the hotel’s Muddy Paws package for added extras, including a doggy welcome kit, a three course meal and breakfast for two – Fido can join you – plus full use of the spa facilities and pool. We highly recommend their fantastic facials!
LOCATION: A 15-minute drive away, Haslemere is the nearest railway station to the Spread Eagle Hotel.
8. The Groes Inn, North Wales
Overlooking the Conwy Estuary, The Groes Inn is super dog-friendly. Not only can Fido join you for breakfast and dinner but furry guests will also be provided with bowls, blankets and biscuits. The inn’s enclosed garden is great for a game of chase and there are countless walking trails.
LOCATION: The Groes Inn is just outside the medieval walled town of Conwy and only a 20-minute drive from Snowdonia National Park.
9. The Salthouse Harbour Hotel, Suffolk
Set on the Ipswich marina waterfront, The Salthouse Harbour Hotel is a stylish bolthole that will impress the most discerning of canines. All sizes and breeds are welcome plus your dog can join you in the hotel’s bar and lounge for a quiet cocktail. Walk along the harbour with your canine companion or head to nearby Christchurch Park for fun frolics in the 70 acres of woodland and rolling lawns.
LOCATION: The Salthouse Harbour Hotel is only a 10-minute drive from Ipswich Rail Station.
10. The Metropole Hotel & Spa, Wales
The Metropole Hotel & Spa in Powys is a doggy dream! The hotel’s enviable location makes it ideally placed for exploring the surrounding Welsh countryside with your furry friend. Whilst Fido is enjoying a well-deserved post-walk nap – slip off to the decadent spa for its bespoke treatments and superb facilities.
LOCATION: Llandrindod Railway Station is only a five-minute walk away from The Metropole and an hour and a half’s drive from Cardiff.
Call our free Pet Concierge service now on 0203 642 3162 to book one of our dog-friendly weekend breaks.