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The Best Dog Friendly Stays across the UK

2nd January 2020

It is no secret that here at F&P Interiors we love our dogs and sometimes we don’t want to holiday without them. Our pick of the best dog friendly hotels offers everything from gourmet treats to complimentary welcome packs and Pooch Parlours. Whether you're seeking a break in the countryside or a stay in the capital, these pet friendly retreats will provide a well-deserved break that you dog will enjoy as much as you do.

Dartmoor National Park, Devon

Bovey Castle

This dog friendly resort in Devon offers a truly palatial stay for both owners and their four-legged friends. Set within 275 acres of beautiful countryside within Devon's Dartmoor National Park, the hotel offers 60 individually-designed country house bedrooms along with 22 self-catering country lodges tucked away within the grounds. Guests can eat at the two newly refurbished restaurants and enjoy the luxurious on-site spa or head out for a game on their award-winning 18-hole championship golf course.

On arrival dogs will receive a welcome letter along with a complimentary bed, bowl, toys and a chew. Dogs are welcome in all the bedrooms and lodges and have full access to the estate on which they can explore freely and play with new found friends. After a long muddy walk the 'Pooch Parlour' is available for owners to give their pets a shampoo, hair dry and comb before heading for a well-deserved rest in front of a log fire.

Rooms from £152 with a £25 supplement for dogs.

Watermillock, The Lake District

Another Place, The Lake

A wonderfully relaxed dog friendly hotel on the shores of Ullswater in the Lake District, Another Place, The Lake offers 40 beautiful English country house bedrooms that span the original Georgian building and the new contemporary wing. Inside you will find their Rampsbeck Restaurant offering inventive, hearty food inspired by the region’s produce and shared living spaces including a bar and terrace offering views of the lake. Their Swim Club Spa provides secluded spaces to relax or be active as well as being situated right in the heart of the Lake District, it’s easy to get outside explore the lake and its spectacular surroundings.

Offering a permanent playground for dogs to explore the endless footpaths, lakes and rivers of the Fells are waiting to be explored. Dogs can accompany their owners in both the family cottages and in any of their 16 dog-friendly rooms. They can also join you for a drink in the living spaces and their outside terrace to enjoy the spectacular views.

Rooms from £170 with a £15 supplement for dogs.

Covent Garden, London

Rosewood London

Amongst the capital’s finest luxury hotels, it might be a surprise to you that the Rosewood is a dog friendly place to stay in London. The Edwardian Grade II-listed building has been sensitively renovated to blend English heritage with contemporary sophistication. Its beautiful accommodations include 45 luxury designer suites as well as eight dining experiences offering superb culinary options. Along with four wellness retreats the hotel even offers its own mystical treasure hunt with a prize that money can't buy. An urban sanctuary of timeless luxury with a sprinkle of magic, this hotel offers guests an experience they'll never forget.

Dogs at the Rosewood are cared for as well as their owners are with a selection of special amenities on offer to ensure that they have a comfortable stay. Dogs are welcomed with delicious treats and receive a sumptuous bed, water and food bowls. The hotels resident pooch has created her very own dog friendly guide to London complete with recommendations for local dog friendly restaurants, bars and parks. And for the very lucky ones their Canine Package offers both owner and dog the chance to relax with a choice spa treatment whilst your pet is pampered at the same time.

Rooms from £510. Please confirm your pet supplement when booking.

Pembrokeshire, Wales

Grove Narberth Hotel

Delicate fireplaces and a sprinkling of art and antiques makes you feel like you are in a truly special place when staying at The Grove. Set within 26 acres of beautiful woodland, this pet friendly home is filled with many of the original period features that set the scene for a truly warm and comfortable stay. Each of the cottage bedrooms have views of the gardens or rolling countryside and are individually designed with luxurious furnishings and a modern finish. Complete with an in-room spa treatment menu, this enchanting house offers guests the chance to really escape and enjoy the simplicity of the nature.

Their resident Labradoodles Milo and Bronwen are very friendly and love to welcome four-legged guests and their owners. Welcoming touches include upcycled doggy towels, blankets and special treats on arrival. After a long day exploring the surrounding gardens and woodland you and your pet can dine together. Sample the best of Pembrokeshire produce with vegetables and herbs picked daily from the kitchen gardens whilst your pet tucks in to its very own Doggy Dining menu.

Rooms from £144 with a £20 supplement for dogs.

Falmouth, Cornwall

The Greenbank Hotel

Serene coastal interiors fused with warm and caring hospitality, the Greenbank Hotel offers dog friendly stays on the Cornish coast. Perched on Falmouth’s historic waterfront, this beachside paradise is perfectly located for exploring Falmouth and its surrounding areas. Paddle the shorelines or stroll amongst the bustling cobbled streets by day and enjoy locally caught seafood on the terrace by night. Complete with a tranquil spa treatment room and private Pontoon hire, what better way to experience life by the coast than from the water’s edge.

Their selection of dog friendly rooms welcome well behaved dogs to stay. Dog guests will enjoy a complimentary blanket, water bowl and food bowl for the night as well as some gourmet treats to help them settle in. With Greenbank gardens right outside and their dog friendly beach out in front, it’s the perfect chance to head out at low tide for a family game of frisbee near the waves. 

Rooms from £97 with a £17.50 supplement for dogs.

Whitby, Yorkshire

Raithwaite Estate Hotel and Spa

North Yorkshire is home to Raithwaite Estate, a dog friendly coastal retreat comprised of two hotels and a collection of quaint private stone cottages. Offering a relaxing break for both you and your dog, a choice of traditional and more modern accommodations are available to suit your individual tastes. Guests can also enjoy the on-site spa, complimentary leisure facilities and the surrounding 100-year-old-gardens. Nestled just a stone's throw from Whitby, this beautiful Estate is perfectly situated to enjoy the tranquillity of nature as well as the dramatic Yorkshire coastline.

With so many wonderful walks and dog friendly beaches to explore nearby, a stay at the Raithwaite Estate is the ultimate treat for you and your best friend to share together. You will be spoilt for choice when choosing your room for the night as so many of their luxury rooms are pet friendly. Dogs are also welcome to join their owners in the Poachers Bar where you can enjoy drinks, afternoon tea or a light lunch. And of course, weather permitting, you can sit outside on the terrace together and enjoy the view of the beautiful hall gardens.

Rooms from £110 with a £15 supplement for dogs.

Tetbury, The Cotswolds

The Close Hotel

Combining historical charm with elegant style, this pet friendly hotel blends sophistication and comfort in a picture of English splendour. Hidden deep in the heart of The Cotswolds, this former 16th century town house houses 20 beautiful bedrooms with designs that celebrate the English Countryside. Full of friendly locals and a few rural royals, Tetbury is home to a fabulous collection of antique shops and boutiques. And with the famous Westonbirt Arboretum just up the road guests can take an amble around the gardens exploring over 15,000 different types of trees from across the globe.

When it comes to staying with your dog there is always 'plenty of room at the inn' as the Close offers pet friendly rooms that are a relaxing home away from home. Dogs are welcome to dine with their owners in the bar and can enjoy the extensive gardens where they can wander around. And with the endless miles of Cotswolds footpaths waiting to be explored, this is the perfect retreat to be shared.

Rooms from £170 with a £20 supplement for dogs.

Reepham, Norfolk

The Dial Post

A special hotel tucked away in the heart of the countryside, this dog friendly place to stay in Norfolk is perfectly situated just 30 minutes away from both the coastline and the Norfolk broads national park. This Grade II listed building retains its historical quirks and charms and its eight luxury bedrooms are anything but ordinary. Each decorated in a truly individual and eclectic style and if you look closely, you’ll discover that everything around you is for sale. With over 300 items a month moving on to new homes it creates an ever-changing scene for returning guests to enjoy.

After a bit of a doggy trial, the Dial House now invites all four-legged creatures to stay. Their dog friendly Print Room is equipped with a feeding bowls and a comfortable dog bed. Their resident pastry chef Jemima is also on hand to whip up some of their homemade dog biscuits for hungry pups.

Rooms from £165 with a £20 supplement for dogs.

Dumfriesshire, Scotland

Trigony House Hotel & Garden Spa

One of the loveliest Scottish country hotels, Trigony House is set in the heart of Dumfries and Galloway. This pet friendly stay offers guests a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere, excellent rustic cuisine and friendly local staff. Their cosy bedrooms have a lovely homely feel with views over the gardens and out across the Lowther Hills. Guests receive complimentary homemade Scottish shortbread as well as luxury organic toiletries made on the Isle of Lewis. Complete with a boutique micro spa, wood fired Swedish hot tub and Finnish sauna, this hidden corner of Scotland offers guests the perfect place to unwind and re-balance body and mind.

Dogs are not just allowed but are welcomed at Trigony. All their bedrooms are available to guests holidaying with animals and on arrival pets will receive a welcome pack including a map of all the best walks in the area as well as gourmet doggy treats. There are free sausage for breakfast (for those that are allowed) and their resident dog Roxy is always eager to make new friends.

Rooms from £130 with a £9.50 supplement for dogs.

Climping, Sussex

Bailiffscourt Hotel & Spa

Bailiffscourt offers thirty-nine beautiful bedrooms in a series of charming houses and cottages overlooking the grounds to the sea. The ultimate country escape, guests can enjoy warm crackling log fires, intimate lounges and the beautiful rose-clad courtyard and rose garden. Rooms are individually decorated using beautiful fabrics and filled with antiques and art, and each named after the fields surrounding the hotel dating back to 1610. Complete with one of the most beautiful spas in the south of England, its tranquil design echoing the style of a Sussex barn that blends seamlessly into its surroundings.

Dogs can look forward to plenty of treats and cuddles at this dog friendly hotel as staff adore new four-legged visitors. Their spacious bedrooms can easily accommodate dogs of all sizes and they can also dine with you in the Courtyard or Rose garden. For those looking for an extra special treat, their Sandy Paws package includes a ball thrower and tennis ball for making the most of the great outdoors as well as a 'Ruff and Tumble' drying coat for warming up after a dip in the sea.

Rooms from £245 with a £20 supplement for dogs.

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