TOP TEN DOG-FRIENDLY HOTELS

Planning a break with your four-legged friend? The UK is blessed with endless countryside, stunning coastlines, and plenty of dog-friendly establishments. Among these, a number of dog-friendly hotels truly stand out, offering dog friendly accommodations, where dogs are not only allowed but welcomed with open paws!

Here, we round up some of the best dog-friendly hotels in the UK, each offering unique experiences to make your stay memorable and which offer a host of extras to make your furry guest’s stay truly special including maps of dog-walks, doggie menus, plush dog beds, toys and treats and with fantastic country walks or beach walks on the doorstep.

 

Top 10 dog-friendly hotels

This guest blog was written by Denise Elphick, co-founder of PetsPyjamas, a freelance journalist and author, who loves to travel with her Norfolk Terrier, Kiki.

Bailiffscourt Hotel & Spa, West Sussex dog-friendly hotels

Bailiffscourt Hotel & Spa

Climping St, Climping, Littlehampton BN17 5RW

Bailiffscourt Hotel & Spa, a medieval architectural marvel set within 30 acres of private parkland. This unique establishment boasts charming rooms designed with an extraordinary blend of old-world charm and modern luxury. The spa, a sanctum of tranquillity, offers a range of rejuvenating treatments for ultimate relaxation. The hotel is not just dog friendly, they really seem to adore dogs. The well-appointed rooms are spacious and dogs receive a blanket, toy and treats and their sprawling parkland offers plenty of space for frolicking with a delightful beach just a short stroll up to two dogs, away from Climping Beach.

Cary Arms Hotel beach with dogs

St Michael’s Resort & Spa

Gyllyngvase Beach, Seafront, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 4NB

Overlooking the picturesque Falmouth Bay, St Michael’s Resort & Spa provides an idyllic dog-friendly getaway. Boasting stunning sea views, world-class dining options, and an award-winning spa, it’s all about relaxation. Your four-legged companions will be treated like royalty, provided with a comfy bed, bowls, and a generous helping of treats to make their stay as joyful as yours. Pet sitting and dog walking can also be arranged in some of these hotels. And from coastal walks to private dog parks to splashing about in the sea, there’s plenty of doggy fun to be had.

dog on a walk in UK

Homewood Hotel & Spa

Abbey Lane, Freshford, Bath, Somerset BA2 7TB

Nestled within 20 acres of beautiful gardens and woodlands, Homewood Hotel & Spa is a dog-friendly oasis. This boutique country house offers luxurious rooms, each individually decorated, ensuring a unique stay every visit. The restaurant serves local, seasonal dishes, while the spa offers a range of treatments. Dogs are treated with the utmost care, receiving a welcome pack upon arrival. Miles of countryside await exploration, with walking routes aplenty right on our doorstep.

De Vere Cotswold Water Park dog-friendly hotels

De Vere Cotswold Water Park

Lake 6, Spine Rd E, South Cerney, Cirencester GL7 5FP

The De Vere Cotswold Water Park, a distinctive hotel situated in the heart of the Cotswolds. This stunning lakeside retreat boasts contemporary rooms, an array of dining options, and a luxurious spa. You can dine with your dog in lounge bar and onsite pub, the Boathouse and they have the freedom to explore the surrounding lakes and trails. With the location offering easy access to some of the best dog-walking trails in the Cotswolds, its the perfect choice for canine lovers.Beds, bowls and treats for furry and canine guests, are provided.

dog in car

Fox & Hounds Country Hotel

Eggesford, Chulmleigh, Devon EX18 7JZ

Located in the heart of Devon, the Fox & Hounds Country Hotel offers a unique dog-friendly experience. This charming country hotel is set in a lovely rural location amidst six acres of beautiful gardens, while its close proximity to Dartmoor National Park provides a haven for walking enthusiasts with lots of lovely dog-friendly pubs close by. Dogs are welcomed warmly and are permitted in all areas of this dog-friendly hotel. Many wonderful walks start straight from the door and North Devon beaches close by.

woman with surfboard and dog

Soar Mill Cove Hotel & Spa

Soar Mill Cove, Malborough, Salcombe TQ7 3DS

At Soar Mill Cove Hotel & Spa, they pride themselves on their excellent hospitality and our dog-friendly approach. Nestled in a stunning coastal valley, the rooms and suites offer breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. Dogs are treated to a five-star experience, with bespoke dog beds, bowls, plush pet beds everywhere, and an array of dog-friendly amenities. The location is ideal for exploratory walks with your dog along the stunning South West Coast Path and the hotel is situated right by the fabulous Soar Mill Cove which is dog-friendly year round.

Bishopstrow Hotel & Spa dog-friendly hotels

Bishopstrow Hotel & Spa

Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12 9HH

Bishopstrow Hotel & Spa is the epitome of English country elegance, where your dog can play lord of the manor in this 19th century honey-toned haven with a dog-friendly twist. Nestled within 27 acres of woodlands and a private river, it offers an idyllic rural retreat. The rooms are designed for comfort and the spa, with its indoor and outdoor pools, is a delight. Dogs can roam the extensive grounds and there are numerous walking. Further afield visit Bath and the National Trust’s dog-friendly Stourhead with fabulous gardens for you and your dog to roam.

sausage dog in car looking out of window

Armathwaite Hall Hotel & Spa

Bassenthwaite Lake, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 4RE

Armathwaite Hall Hotel & Spa sits in a picturesque setting on the shores of Bassenthwaite Lake. The hotel blends the old world charm of a 17th-century former stately home with all the comforts of a modern luxury hotel. Dogs are welcomed with a comfy bed, doggy treats, and lots of walking opportunities in dog park and around the hotel’s grounds and the nearby Lake District National Park, making this the perfect holiday spot for you and your four-legged companion.

Cary Arms Hotel dog-friendly hotels

Cary Arms Hotel

Babbacombe Beach, Torquay, Devon TQ1 3LX

Cary Arms Hotel, located on the beautiful Babbacombe Beach, makes the perfect dog-friendly retreat. With its charming ‘New England’ style décor, this seaside hotel offers luxurious rooms and dog-friendly cottages and fabulous beach suites. A private beach and coastal paths provide ample walking opportunities for your four-legged or furry friend too. Dogs are treated to their their own doggie menu, bed, bowl, and pet bed with treats, ensuring they enjoy their stay as much as you do with ample opportunity to splash about and play on the year round dog-friendly Babbacombe beach.

french bulldog in bed

The Retreat Elcot Park

Elcot Ln, Newbury RG20 8NJ

The Retreat Elcot Park, a luxury Regency property recently voted as one of the best places to stay by the Sunday Times., offers guests a tranquil experience amidst 16 acres of picturesque parkland. The hotel features comfortable rooms, charming restaurants – you can dine with your dog in the Atlas Room. Dogs are pampered with a special welcome pack on arrival, including treats and a cosy blanket dog bed. Numerous country walks are close by with the North Wessex Downs on the hotel doorstep.

PetsPyjamas – Dog-Friendly Hotels and Holidays Where Your Dog Is As Welcome As You Are

Check out PetsPyjamas collection of over 18,000 properties – from luxury dog-friendly hotels and charming country manor houses to pubs with rooms and cosy cottages. All are truly dog-friendly and many come with exclusive PetsPyjamas packages, with added extras for you and your dog,  you won’t find anywhere else.

 

Photos courtesy of PetsPyjamas and Unsplash

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