Dog owners have always faced a dilemma when it comes to booking their time away. Dog kennels have come a long way over the years and you can always rely on a trusted family member or friend to take after the dog sitting. But leaving your four-legged pal at home is hardly the best start to your holidays and for many pet owners this isn’t a realistic option.
Luckily, a number of hotels across the UK have acknowledged this problem and there are more dog-friendly hotels across the nation than ever before. A multibillion pet industry in the UK shows how serious we are about our furry friends. And a number of hotels not only recognise this passion, but also the great landscape on offer in Britain for families and their dogs.
Overwater Hall, Lake District
Few places in the country have so much to offer the whole family and its best friend as the Lake District and Overwater Hall gives everyone a cosy place to rest their heads. Dog-friendly double rooms are available start from £150 a night with breakfast included and this 18-Century country house is an idyllic place to relax after a long day of enjoying the surrounding landscape.
Warkworth House Hotel
Warkworth is one of the UK’s historical gems and a highlight of Northumberland’s beautiful countryside and small towns. Warkworth House Hotel gives a warm welcome to the whole family – pets included – and every room on the first floor is open to dog owners. Warkworth itself is an ideal place to take your dog on holiday – with the nearby beach and a range of pubs open to families and dog owners alike.
The Cholmondeley Arms, Cheshire
The Cholmondeley Arms is an old Victorian schoolhouse turned inn, which puts a rich emphasis on hearty food and a warm place to enjoy an evening drink. Three dog-friendly rooms come with beds for your faithful friend and while you enjoy an evening sip on house beers or 200 varieties of gin, there is even dog beer on offer – made from meat stock.
Blenheim Cottage, Oxfordshire
If you don’t plan to run yourselves ragged during the day and you want large garden for fido to run around, Blenheim Cottage is the ideal place to stop. Aside from plenty of room to play, they can choose between wet and dry food, dog treats and a healthy supply of beds, blankets and wipes for muddy paws. While you get to enjoy the stylish décor and a wealth of services, from beauty treatments to childcare.
Criggin Cottage, Shropshire
In the Shropshire countryside you’ll find this gem of a self-catering hideaway – a converted outhouse with a wonderful patio and the surrounding landscape to enjoy. This cosy cottage is an ideal place for a country getaway and owners Mark and Rita greet you with a wonderful welcome. A hamper of fresh eggs, their own honey and even homemade dog biscuits make sure the whole family feels at home and they know all the best dog walks in the local area. This region is an ideal place to take your dog on holiday