Pamper your pooch at these gorgeous dog friendly hotels - with doggy treats, pooch-friendly dinner menus, and top-notch walkies galore...
It’s no secret: us Brits love our dogs. So much so, data now reveals, that we don’t want to holiday without them.
Away Resorts, who have a number of dog-friendly holiday parks, found that 85% of dog owners would rather staycation than go abroad without their mutt. Fortunately, there are some brilliant places in England where you can do just that. Here are some of our favourite dog-friendly hotels in the country, from coastal escapes to country retreats.
With eight acres of Cotswolds countryside to run around in and handmade biscuits on tap, this rural retreat is a real doggy heaven – the kind of place where pooches are welcomed with open arms.
It’s also home to the only Michelin-starred hotel restaurant in Gloucestershire, a handful of fabulous cosy rooms, and in summer guests can take afternoon tea on the lawn – with dogs invited too, of course.
This luxurious hotel with its golden beach is nestled into a Devon hillside – and so many of the rooms have stunning ocean views. It’s the perfect place for a British seaside escape and dogs are made to feel as welcome too, with a gift of dog treats on arrival.
There are plenty of local coastal walking trails to explore too, as well as a glorious spa to relax in. Bliss.
This wonderful boutique bolthole in the Cotswolds has just 22 en-suite rooms and is a great base for exploring Blenhim Palace, Cheltenham and Sudeley Castle.
There are a number of dog-friendly rooms, and pooches are provided with a large dog bed, welcome biscuits and a water bowl.
This beautiful manor in 12 acres of grounds dates back almost 1,000 years. Guests can stay in either the main house or the more modern coach house where dogs are welcome – with dog beds and food provided.
The hotel is a 15-minute drive from Oxford and five minutes from shopper’s paradise Bicester Village, and even has its own pub – The Black Sheep – just a three-minute stroll from the front door.
One of London’s best dog-friendly hotels. This swish Art Deco bolthole is located on Piccadilly, opposite Green Park, where 101 Dalmatians was filmed. To celebrate this, the hotel adopted two of its own Dalmatians as the modern-day Pongo and Perdy, to be its official mascots.
Dogs are welcome all over the hotel except for food outlets, and can stay in guest rooms at no extra cost. There’s even a complimentary dog walking service available on request.
One of the UK’s most luxurious dog-friendly hotels, this beautiful Berkshire manor house has a special collection of pooch-perfect rooms, complete with snuggly blanket, bed and bowl for furry guests. Your dog can accompany you all over the hotel (except the dining room), and the 33-acre estate is their playground.
For £30, the ‘Woof’s Welcome Package’ includes a doggy toy and treat on arrival, information on nearby walks and attractions, and a donation to Battersea Dogs Home.
Molly the cockapoo – Broadoaks’ resident pooch – has taste-tested a full menu for visiting dogs, featuring the likes of organic venison and wild boar and chicken and turkey casserole. Dogs are welcomed with open arms here, and the £25 per night DDBB (Dinner, Doggie, Bed & Breakfast) package covers everything they’ll need throughout your stay.
There are spare leads for loan, treats on arrival, and poop bags available on request. The hotel is run by dog owners, who pride themselves on offering a pet-friendly place to stay.
This five-star Kensington hotel extends its top-notch hospitality to pets, welcoming both cats and dogs into its animal-friendly suites. On arrival, your furry friend will receive a welcome hamper of toys, a treat, a Milestone tag and clean-up bags.
Head Concierge Jose Pauco is on-hand to recommend great walks and dog-friendly days out, and at the end of the day they can snuggle down on a Milestone pet bed, with cushions and a duvet.
This gorgeous property sets the bar for dog-friendly hotels. Oliver Beckington, the Four Season’s black labrador, is a celebrity round these parts – you might find him playing fetch in the grounds, or greeting guests as they check in for the night. Visiting dogs are welcome too, for a £35 one-off fee which includes a dog bed, food, dish, and personalised spring water.
Dog-sitting can be booked via the concierge, and staff will happily give you information about their favourite nearby countryside walks.
For beach-loving pups, The Nare is an excellent choice – it’s a stone’s throw from the sand, where dogs are welcome all year round, and the coastal footpath is a picturesque place to let off steam.
Pampered pooches will love the à la carte doggy dinner menu and the hotel’s sumptuous bedrooms (they’ll have their own bed). For working dogs, outdoor kennels are provided, free of charge on a self-catering basis.
It’s free of charge for dogs to stay at the Gurnard’s Head, and they can sleep in your bedroom (though preferably not on the bed). This gorgeous country property is great for coastal walkies and dips in the sea – and the cosy bar makes for a welcome retreat at the end of an energetic day.
The atmosphere here is relaxed and convivial, and dogs are welcome all over the property – including the dining room, where they can sit with you at selected tables while you eat. Book early, because these tables are very popular with locals and visitors alike.
For just £10 per night, doggy guests at the Devonshire Arms get the full five-star treatment – think welcome treats, feeding bowls, cosy bed and blankets, plus their very own ‘dog lounge’ with a bar and open fire (where human guests can enjoy a tipple too).
With the woods and riverside on your doorstep, there’s plenty to keep four-legged adventurers occupied – plus a dog wash area in the hotel itself, to scrub up after a muddy day outdoors.
A selection of rooms in this National Trust-managed manor are designed to accommodate dogs as well as humans – and for a £35 supplement, four-legged guests can live in the lap of luxury. They’ll have their own feeding mat, bed and bowl, plus a menu of treats and dinners available for an extra charge.
Pooches are free to explore Cliveden’s 250 acres of woodland paths – the ultimate walkies wonderland. Dog sitting and walking services are also available via the concierge, who can also recommend dog-friendly days out in wider Berkshire.