The UK is home to some of the world’s most welcoming dog-friendly hotels, and with many situated in idyllic locations like the Lake District and New Forest, they provide a perfect escape for busy-lived pet owners.
Whether you’re looking for weekend away on a budget, or prepared to indulge in something a little more luxurious, we’ve compiled a list of the country’s top ten accommodations for you and your pooch.
- The Grosvenor Arms, Dorset
With rooms from as little as £90 per night, this cosy countryside hotel is ideal for dog owners looking for long scenic walks and peaceful relaxation.
Following a full renovation, the former Georgian coach house now features a well-furnished bar and restaurant area featuring separate menus for your pooch, along with an outdoor courtyard perfect for resting your legs after a morning stroll.
The Grosvenor Arms offers affordability and comfort, making for a tranquil getaway weekend break to help recharge the batteries of both owner and dog.
- Polurrian Bay Hotel, Cornwall
Perched on the Cornish coastline close to Land’s End and Mount’s Bay, the hotel is surrounded by twelve acres of beautiful landscape with plenty of sea views.
A dog’s haven, at less than 15 minutes’ drive from Lizard Point, your pooch will be provided with blankets and feeding bowls for an extra £15, added to the very reasonable starting price of £99 per night.
And after all of those walks, the property can offer you some relaxation in the form of a variety of spa treatment facilities and pampering services.
- Saracens Head, Snowdonia
Snowdonia is a popular spot for dog lovers, and the Welsh National Park is not short on its offerings when it comes to dog-friendly hotels.
The Saracen’s Head hotel, located beside the River Colwyn near Portmeirion, is one of many properties to welcome your four-legged friends. At only £105 per night, it’s affordable too.
With around 827 miles of National Park to explore on your doorstep, the area needs no introduction for walkers. And when you arrive back to the Saracen Head, why not try their cask ale the Faithful Gelert – named after legendary dog.
- The Goodwood Hotel, West Sussex
The Southern sporting estate boasts luxury when talking canines, with its very own private members’ club for your pet – The Kennel Club, who have permission to access most hotel spaces.
For a reasonable £125 per night, guests can enjoy the estate’s finest walking routes, relax in one the classy 93 bedrooms and enjoy fine dining in the Kennels private club.
Goodwood Hotel visitors can also purchase the Kennels Dog’s Membership package. For £50 per annum, a personalised dog bowl will be kept for your later visits, with proceeds given to the charity Canine Partner.
- Battlesteads Hotel, Northumberland
Guests of the Battlesteads Hotel in the picturesque village of Wark will be greeted by Winston, the resident Labrador, who is always keen to make new friends.
The hotel is situated in an ideal location for exploring the Northumberland National Park, and just an eight-minute drive will see you arrive in the beautiful landscape popular for walkers and cyclists.
With plenty of fresh air, along with a cosy atmosphere in the hotel’s bar where you will find a log burner, the £140 price tag on rooms seems extremely worthwhile for the offerings of this property.
- Inn on the Square, Keswick
Recent voted the most dog-friendly town in the UK, Keswick is no stranger to our four-legged friends throughout the year.
The Inn on the Square is a prevalent choice with dog owners when visiting Cumbria, and it’s no surprise. The hotel permits two dogs per bedroom, for no extra cost than your £190 per night, as well as providing an outdoor hose and dry towels for showering your muddy pooch.
Canines can wonder the hotel lounges and bars, and will have lots of countryside to explore in surrounding areas like Derwentwater, The Borrowdale Valley and Skiddaw.
- Armathwaite Hall Hotel, Lake District
Nestled into 400 acres of nature close to Bassenthwaite Lake, this similar Lake District property boasts impressive scenery that dog lovers will simply fall in love with.
Armathwaite Hall encompasses an abundance of canine facilities including beds, cushions, doggy treats and waste bags, for an extra £15 on top of the standard room rate of £205 per night.
Local hikes of the area can take up to three and a half hours, providing breath-taking views of nearby Bassenthwaite and Derwentwater. On your return, spa facilities are available for guests to indulge in a little more luxury.
- Four Seasons Hotel, Hampshire
If you’re looking for a little more luxury on your break, then the Four Seasons Hotel in Winchfield may appeal to your needs. The resort’s concierge team are always on hand to provide plenty of dog-sitting facilities and activities.
For £35, an added extra to the £255 room price, your pooch will be thoroughly spoilt with personalised treats – as long as they weight under 30 kilograms.
Dogs can enjoy the company of resident black Labrador, Oliver Beckington, or explore Hampshire’s fine landscapes with their owners, pleasing both parties equally.
- The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences, London
The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences provide the perfect inner-city hotel experience, where pet guests are given priority and plagued with lots of attention.
The properties’ prestigious statue of their resident dog, Douglas, is a symbol of the dedication they hold towards our canines. For an indulging price tag of £259 per night, guests can enjoy views over the capital’s Green Park and easy access to Mayfair and Knightsbridge.
Hiro & Wolf, a fashion collection catered to dogs, have further teamed up with the residence, meaning quilted coats and ruffle collars can be rented by guests for their companions.
- Cliveden House, Berkshire
Surrounded by more than 250 acres of National Trust park, the Cliveden House in Berkshire is the essence of luxury for getaways with your favourite animals.
If you’re prepared to spend £340 per night on the luxurious residence, then an extra £35 can allow your pooch to experience the same extravagances – with a doggie welcome pack, bed, water bowl, feeding mat and in-room meal from a specialist canine menu all included.
Dog-sitting facilities and walking services are available, yet most owners will revel in the opportunity to explore such picturesque scenery during their stay in Berkshire.