Need some holiday inspiration for 2017? We’ve got you covered! From relaxing beachside stays to adventure-packed walking weekends, we’ve selected the top five dog-friendly destinations you need to visit this year…
If your dog loves the water, Cornwall is the perfect destination for a dog-friendly holiday. With over 300 beaches dotted around the Cornish coast, your canine will be spoilt for choice with places to run, sniff, dig and splash about in. If your ideal holiday also includes the sun, sea and beach – explore our collection of pet-friendly destinations in Cornwall.
Top rated dog-friendly properties in Cornwall:
Blue Seas Cottage – upon arrival four-legged guests will be given a Cornish flag bandana when you book through PetsPyjamas, plus a delicious specially made Cornish pasty.
Hotel Tresanton – doggie guests will be provided with a bed, blanket, bowl and towel, and Fido is welcome to dine with you on the terrace or at the lounge bar.
Polurrian Bay Hotel – not only are you a short walk from the beach and on the South West Coast Path, your canine will be given a bowl, tin of food and a blanket on arrival.
Despite being well-known for its abundance of beaches, Devon is also a fantastic destination to enjoy a walking holiday with your canine. Explore both Dartmoor and Exmoor National Park with your hound in tow, as well as the miles and miles of paths and trails across the county. After all that walking, settle down in one of Devon’s many dog-friendly pubs and cafés and enjoy an iconic south west cream tea!
Top rated dog-friendly properties in Devon:
Hotel Endsleigh – your dog will have over 108 acres of gorgeous gardens and woodland to explore, plus they’ll be provided with a bed and bowls.
Beach Cottage at The Cary Arms – canine guests will be welcomed with their own bed, bowl and treats, and your dog can dine with you in the Cary Arms restaurant.
Bovey Castle – as well as there being lots of local dog walks and dog-friendly beaches nearby, your furry friend will also be provided with a fabulous doggie welcome pack.
3. Lake District
For the ultimate adventure holiday with your dog, the Lake District is the place to go! As England’s largest national park, whether you’re a seasoned hiker or casual trekker, the Lake District will provide you and your pet with countless walking routes to embark on – all accompanied by breath-taking scenery.
Top rated dog-friendly properties in the Lake District:
Rothay Manor – only a bone’s throw from Lake Windermere, this is a great base for exploring the Lake District with your dog. Plus, your pooch will be given bowls, treats and towels – ideal for muddy paws!
Hipping Hall – doggie guests will receive a fabulous welcome basket including, a towel, bowl, food and treats for your pet.
Lodore Falls Hotel – as well as its choice location on Lake Derwentwater, your four-legged friend will receive a bed and bowls, and can dine with you in the lounge.
Steeped in history, head to Sussex for a cultural break with your four-legged friend. From stately homes and castles, to Newhaven Fort and the Battle of Hastings site, there is plenty to see and do. If you just want to get out and about with your canine, there is over 150 kilometres of coastline and acres of countryside to explore, including the South Downs National Park.
Top rated dog-friendly properties in Sussex:
Cliveden House – book the Cliveden Doggy Break and your dog will receive a fabulous welcome pack, a gourmet meal from the chef’s canine menu, and a dog walking map of the Cliveden estate.
Lavender House – located only a short walk from the Thames Path National Trail, enjoy exploring the riverside with your pooch.
The White Horse – four-legged guests will be treated to a welcome pack on arrival and can enjoy relaxing with their owners in the pub area and courtyard rooms.
5. The Cotswolds
A canine’s paradise, the Cotswolds is one of our favourite dog-friendly destinations and the ultimate country escape. Embark on walks with your furry friend along the Cotswold Way which journeys through over 100 miles of gorgeous countryside, picturesque villages and famous ancient sites.
Top rated dog-friendly properties in the Cotswolds:
The Hare & Hounds Hotel – super dog-friendly, furry guests will be given sausages for breakfast, a dog bed, food bowls as well as a walking map of the grounds. Bow-wow!
Dormy House Hotel & Spa – as well as an abundance of great dog walks from this hotel’s doorstep, you dog will also be provided with a comfy bed, blanket, bowls and treats.
Water Meadow Cottage – upon arrival doggy guests will find a luxury hamper awaiting them, including a cosy bed, bowls, food and fun toys!