Getting fit is often a resolution most of us make at the start of the New Year. So do it in style with your canine companion and book a stay at one of these luxury pet-friendly fitness retreats. From hiking through the Lake District to surfing in Cornwall – getting healthy can be fun especially when you have your best friend by your side.
A perfect fitness break all round – tennis aficionados will love Charingworth Manor’s outdoor tennis court with its stunning view of the surrounding Cotswolds countryside. This 14th century manor house also has a fully equipped gym and an indoor heated swimming pool. Once you’ve finished enjoying the leisure facilities on offer – you and your four-legged can lose yourself on miles and miles of footpaths through the gorgeous landscape.
With superb facilities that include a state-of-the-art gym, outdoor infinity pool and extensive spa treatments – fitness devotees will love Bailiffscourt Hotel & Spa in West Sussex. If you and your pooch get tired of unwinding (although who would), explore the 30 acres of private hotel grounds or embark on a seaside stroll with Fido along Climping Beach – only a five minute walk from the hotel.
Perched on the cliffs of the Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall – Polurrian Bay is the ideal bolthole for budding surfers and their canines looking to catch a wave. Champion surfer Dan Joel runs a surf school on Poldhu Cove which is only a 20 minute walk from the hotel. If you don’t fancy a dip in the sea, you and your four-legged friend can go for stroll or a jog along the beautiful coastline.
Do you fancy stretching your legs whilst enjoying some breath-taking scenery? Then grab your walking gear, walking buddy and head to the Holbeck Ghyll Country House Hotel for a weekend of hiking through lush woodland in the Lake District. Overlooking Lake Windermere, a stay at this hotel will rejuvenate you and Fido – mind, body and soul.
Host to the 2014 Ryder Cup, Gleneagles has four golf courses to suit all levels of player and is the hotel to stay at if you’re looking for a golfing weekend away. Once you’ve finished putting on the green – collect your pup from the 5-star kennel facilities and explore the hundreds of acres of beautiful Perthshire countryside. There is even a Gundog training course should Fido want to try something new!