Dog-friendly Hotels Hampshire
Choose from some of the finest dog-friendly hotels, spas and luxury country houses in Hampshire, scattered throughout popular areas such as Southampton, Droxford, Brockenhurst, Winchester and the stunning New Forest.
- Alton, EnglandThis tastefully styled apartment makes an ideal retreat for couples or families. Steeped in history, it forms a wing of Gilbert White’s House which is a leading visitor attraction, and boasts 30 acres of beautifully landscaped, tranquil gardens and parkland, a shop, museum and café. Guests are invited to enjoy unlimited visits to the museum, which focuses on the lives and adventures of two members of the Oates Family, Captain Lawrence Oates and his uncle, Frank Oates, both pioneers and explorers of the natural world. The property has been restored (2018) and offers comfortable and welcoming accommodation set over three floors. Adjacent to the café, guests can access the stunning gardens anytime, and dogs are welcome if they are kept on a lead (during out of hours dogs can be off lead).
Over 250 years ago, Selborne and its surrounding landscape inspired Gilbert White to write about his lifelong investigation of the natural world, producing his world-famous book, The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne, published in 1789. His book was important in shaping our everyday view of the relations between humans and nature. He was always a keen gardener who became closely interested in the natural world around him, and grew a wide range of traditional and experimental fruit and vegetables. He was the first person in this area to grow potatoes and began recording methodically what he sowed and reaped, the weather, temperature and other details. This he went on to call his ‘Garden Kalendar’.
The house that Gilbert White’s family moved into when he was about 7 or 8 years old, would have been a two up, two down, but over subsequent years, lots of extensions and additions were made, creating the house you see today. Descriptions in White’s own correspondence were used to recreate the rooms as they used to be and they include a chair he used at Oriel College, Oxford (loaned from the college), items of contemporary furniture, family portraits and bed hangings embroidered for him by his aunts. You can listen to a conversation Gilbert had with his sister-in-law in the old kitchen where you can learn more about his household and life in Selborne during Gilbert’s time.
Selborne also has a pottery, a pub and village shop and there is so much to discover in this popular part of Hampshire. The town of Alton is nearby, where there are plenty of restaurants and shops, as well as a mainline railway station, The Watercress Steam Railway and also Jane Austen’s House at nearby Chawton. Other places of interest to visit include Portsmouth with the Spinnaker Tower, HMS Warrior and HMS Victory, as well as waterside dining, designer shopping and ferry trips to the Isle of Wight. Also within easy driving distance are Winchester Cathedral, King Arthur’s Round Table, Southampton with its maritime history, The New Forest, historic Chichester with cathedral, festival theatre, Goodwood Racecourse, beaches at The Witterings or Hayling Island, Marwell Zoo, Paultons Park with Peppa Pig World and Birdworld. Golf, fishing, cycling, walking and horse riding are all to be found in the area. Beach 35 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 100 yards.£75From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Alton, EnglandA private apartment with access to the social and dining conveniences of a hotel. Modern and fresh feeling with touches of endearing Englishness throughout. The conveniences are all high-end, modern and stylish. The apartment is eco-friendly with hot water powered by solar panels.
The kitchen is generous and well designed, with an open-plan dining space. A breakfast bar completes the scene. The bedrooms are spacious and comfortable, with a Spring-fresh feel about them. One bedroom doubles as a sitting room, with Smart TV, french windows to the patio/garden, and deep relaxing leather sofas.
Out the back, a large garden space with patio is ideal for barbecuing and is an excellent run-around space for children and dogs. Out front, a Mediterranean themed courtyard encourages conversation and refreshments under the stars. At night, the hanging lights make this an even prettier space. Look for the guinea pigs under the olive tree.
Parking is plentiful and easy, with brand new charging stations for electric vehicles, including one for Teslas.
Overall, the apartment is modern, spacious, fresh and cheery, with easy access to private patio/garden or shared courtyard and Spanish restaurant and bar.£206From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Alton, EnglandBroadview Farm, nestled amongst 100 acres of rolling countryside, is located on the edge of the glorious South Downs National Park, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This is the ideal place for romantic escapes, rural retreats and blissful breaks with friends and family. Striking a sublime mix of rural location with thoughtful home comforts, each property features an individual design that beautifully compliments their wonderful position. You’ll be greeted by spacious living areas, sumptuous bedrooms and well-equipped kitchens.
Cedar Lodge (UK31138), Larch Lodge (UK31140), Ash Lodge (UK31141) and Oak Lodge (UK31142) each have their own private front garden with a terrace and barbecue, whilst Willow Lodge (UK31139) has an enclosed rear garden with a patio area. Each property is set all on the ground floor, making them the ideal choice for the less mobile.
The South Downs National Park, famed for its outstanding walks, magnificent scenery and selection of highly acclaimed pubs and country inns,unfolds from your doorstep and is considered as a natural playground for ramblers, cyclists and nature enthusiasts alike. A visit to the nearby Alice Holt Forest is a must and provides dozens of scenic walking trails, interesting sculptures and rugged landscaped waiting to be explored. Nearby, the charming market town of Alton, steeped in myth and legend, is within easy reach and hosts a plethora of eclectic gift shops, historic buildings and tasteful cafés and gastro pubs. A warm welcome awaits all visitors to the famous town market held each week, where you’ll find a delightful mix of stalls lined with speciality shops.
Whether you choose a short break or a longer stay, this delightful accommodation will be waiting for you when you return from your days out exploring. Kick off your boots, pour a glass of wine and sit back and relax in the cultural heritage of this fabulous part of Hampshire. Shop 1¾ miles, pub 1 mile and restaurant ½ mile.
These properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 28 guests.£82From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Alton, EnglandHartley Wine Estate’s Vineyard View is the perfect romantic retreat, with glass gable end giving fantastic views across the vineyard and rolling countryside. The beautifully designed open plan living/bedroom space has everything you would need from a full kitchen including a wine fridge, kingsize bed and large bathroom with roll top bath and shower.
Set amongst 80 acres of vines, woodland, farmland and fishing lakes, this is the perfect luxurious retreat for those looking to escape to the country. It also features a family of peacocks, rare breed chickens and flock of sheep. Hartley Mauditt enjoys exceptionally beautiful surroundings and outstanding walks, pubs and is considered a natural playground for ramblers, cyclists and nature enthusiasts alike. Whilst in this idyllic countryside location, Hartley Wine Estate is close to excellent shops, restaurants and major transport links.
The thriving market town of Alton just 2.6 miles away with a delightful mix of historic buildings, modern shops and well known for its weekly markets. The village of Chawton, famously the home of Jane Austen is nearby. The Watercress Line steam railway goes from Alton, trundling through pleasant countyside through the village of Ropley and on to Alresford. Nearby in sleepy Selborne you can walk up the famous zig-zag pathway, enjoy the views and explore the hangers, or visit Gilbert White’s House and The Oates Collection. This hidden gem was home to naturalist Gilbert White, author of `The Natural History of Selborne’ and boasts a wonderful 20-acre garden. You can also enjoy a walk through the Lavender Fields at Hartley Park Farm, explore Alice Holt Forest or slightly further afield Goodwood House and Racecourse in Chichester, Petersfield Heath with boating lake, ducks, playground and café, Petworth Park and Marwell Zoo in Winchester.
This property can be booked together with Hartley Wine Estate’s Oast House (UK37283) and Hot Tub Retreat (UK37285) to accommodate up to 6 guests.£144From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Alton, EnglandOast House is an exceptional property that has views from the bedroom window across the Vineyard, a unique circular shaped lounge for those evenings relaxing in front of the TV and a very large bathroom with jacuzzi bath to soak in after enjoying a walk cross the bridle paths. Set amongst 80 acres of vines, woodland, farmland and fishing lakes, this is the perfect romantic retreat for those looking to escape to the country. It also features a family of peacocks, rare breed chickens and flock of sheep.
This is a perfect romantic retreat for a couple or a perfect space for a small family looking to escape to the country. Hartley Mauditt enjoys exceptionally beautiful surroundings and outstanding walks, pubs and is considered as a natural playground for ramblers, cyclists and nature enthusiasts alike. Whilst in this idyllic countryside location, The Oast House is close to excellent shops, restaurants, and major transport links.
The thriving market town of Alton just 2.6 miles away with a delightful mix of historic buildings, modern shops and well known for its weekly markets. The village of Chawton, famously the home of Jane Austen is nearby. The Watercress Line steam railway goes from Alton, trundling through pleasant countyside through the village of Ropley and on to Alresford. Nearby in sleepy Selborne you can walk up the famous zig-zag pathway, enjoy the views and explore the hangers, or visit Gilbert White’s House and The Oates Collection.
This hidden gem was home to naturalist Gilbert White, author of `The Natural History of Selborne’ and boasts a wonderful 20-acre garden. You can also enjoy a walk through the Lavender Fields at Hartley Park Farm, explore Alice Holt Forest or slightly further afield Goodwood House and Racecourse in Chichester, Petersfield Heath with boating lake, ducks, playground and café, Petworth Park and Marwell Zoo in Winchester.£179From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Alton, EnglandCloud 9 Great Marlow offers fantastic accommodation for large families or groups of friends looking for a break away in an area that has ample to offer from canals, castles, museums to shopping, golf and much more.
Set across three floors, Cloud 9 has three bedrooms on the 1st floor. Two double bedrooms, one with ensuite shower, the other has an option for a mattress to be made up on the floor for a child and a 3rd bedroom with single bed. On the top floor are 3 further bedrooms, all three have double beds. One room has the addition of a daybed and the other has an ensuite shower. The top floor also has a good-sized bathroom with bath. On the ground floor there is a large kitchen, with breakfast bar with everything you could need including a washing machine, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, and coffee machine plus a large conservatory with two big dining tables with seating for up to 14 people if necessary. The lounge with its 65” Smart TV is perfect for gathering to watch a movie or chilling out in after a busy day with two very large comfy corner sofas, that are also sofa beds in needed and two large beanbags. Plus, a ground floor toilet.
Located in the village of Hook, 5 minutes from The M3 Junction 5, Cloud 9 is a short distance from the village centre with shops, pubs and a superstore but also easily accessible to towns such as Winchester, Farnham, Basingstoke and Windsor. The nearest station is Hook, just a 5min drive away and Basingstoke is approx 10 minutes away. The fast train to London Waterloo takes 45 mins. There are many beautiful villages nearby, National Trust properties and Gardens. The area perfect for those that enjoy walking and cycling and there are plenty of country pubs, garden centres, farm shops, restaurants and bakeries nearby. The canal at Odiham is fun for boating, the Georgian village of Odiham is less than 10 minutes away and has a good choice of pubs, cafés and restaurants. Newlyn’s farm shop is famous for cheese and luxury food items is nearby.
Highclere Castle is half an hour’s drive, Jane Austin’s home at Chawton is 20 minutes away If you fancy a spot of shopping Festival Place in Basingstoke is a great place to visit with more than 140 stores, 20 restaurants and a 10-screen Vue cinema. There is also a Leisure Park in Basingstoke with Aquadrome, Bowling, Cinema and indoor skydiving centre.£162From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Alton, EnglandIn a tranquil countryside setting, The Art Barn is a wonderful old barn that has been completely converted to sleep four guests in two bedrooms. The master bedroom has a queensize bed with an en-suite bathroom with roll-top bath and separate shower cubicle. The second bedroom offers twin beds, and the property also benefits from a second shower room. For those that need to catch up on emails, desk space is available. French doors lead out to a private lawned garden with patio area with an outdoor table and benches for six, a couple of armchairs and a BBQ. You can enjoy sitting outside in complete privacy here, with it being screened by trees from the owner’s main house and private garden.
The Art Barn, formally used by the owner as her art studio is a very inspiring space, so if you have a creative flare don’t forget to bring your sketch pad as there is lots to inspire you. The owners have a cat and friendly dog, but please be aware the property is not suitable for anyone with an allergy to horses.
This rural setting is easily accessible and perfect for exploring the many things this area has to offer. The Jane Austen House Museum is only a 15-minute drive away in the picturesque village of Chawton with tea rooms and pub. A perfect location for walkers and cyclists with direct gate access onto the bridle path leading to Bramshott and Ludshott Commons. There is so much on offer in this beautiful part of the south of England with the Goodwood Estate world known for its racing, golfing and horse racing and home to the famous Festival of Speed and Revival, less than a 40-minute drive away. Cowdray Estate, for polo, is just 30-minute drive and it is only 20 minutes to Trotton Estates Vineyard where you can enjoy a tour, picnic or even a wine tasting event. Within easy reach are beaches at Hayling Island, West Wittering and Bognor Regis, the picturesque sailing village of Bosham, Arundel with its historic castle and antique shops and the historic cathedral city of Chichester with its festival theatre and array of shops.£105From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Alton, EnglandSet within a private country estate with miles of bridleways, footpaths and cycling lanes on your doorstep, sits this lovely three-bedroom holiday cottage. A country getaway although within easy reach of all the amenities you could need in the nearby town of Basingstoke. This lovely cottage has been fully decorated using high quality paints and fabrics, giving guests a truly wonderful experience and comfortable accommodation. On the ground floor is the cosy living room with an open fire and open plan kitchen/dining area, with everything you will need to prepare a snack or a hearty three course meal. The property accommodates up to six guests in the three first floor bedrooms.
Club cottage is next to the Estate Club which is open on an ad hoc basis over the weekends and will serve you a very reasonably priced beverage, or a 1.5 mile walk across footpaths takes you to the nearest pub.There is a private swimming pool 2 minutes from the cottage for hire at an extra cost.
Tear yourself from your beautiful countryside surroundings and experience many attractions and places to visit nearby, there is something for everyone! The cathedral and medieval city of Winchester (18 miles), Windsor Castle (36 miles), Highclere Castle, home to the filming location for Downton Abbey (26 miles), Jane Austen’s House Museum (10 miles) and Farnborough Air show (20 miles). Ascot Racecourse with its Royal Ascot meeting takes place in June (30 miles), Henley on Thames with its Royal Regatta is also in June (38 miles), Goodwood, home to the Goodwood Revival, Festival of Speed and horse racing (38 miles). There are so many things to see and do you are spoilt for choice.
On the coast lie the cities of Portsmouth and Southampton both within an hour’s drive with all their attractions, shopping and cruise terminal. Other local activities close by include fly fishing, bowling, cinema, ice skating and vineyard and brewery tours. For more family fun Legoland, Thorpe Park, Peppa Pig World, Four Kingdoms Adventure Park and Bird World are all great days out.£74From price per night based on 7 night stay