Dogs are part of our family and it is hard to leave them behind, even if it is to jet off to the sun for a week or two! Particularly when they give you those puppy dog eyes; the ones that quietly beg to be taken with you and ultimately make you feel like the worst doggy parent ever when you don’t.
But what if you didn’t have to leave them behind? Pet travel is currently one of the fastest growing sectors of the travel market, with many hotels now not only welcoming dogs, but also offering unique packages to make their stay as comfortable and enjoyable as yours.
If your holiday just wouldn’t be the same without your four-legged friend, here is a taste of some dog friendly hotels across the UK, so both you and your pet can have a break this summer!
If you are after a city break there are several hotels across London that not only welcome dogs, but ensure they are treated just as well as you are. If you are looking for luxury then The Milestone Hotel is the place for you and your pup! In the heart of London with views across Kensington Gardens and Palace, The Milestone provides you with a pet preference form in advance so you can request their favourite food and book grooming services.
Your dog will also be provided with a comfy bed and turndown treat, as well as concierge services such as dog walking. However, if it is a budget stay you are after the Travelodge in Battersea or Waterloo welcome animals but with no extras available so you will need to take everything they need. The cost will be £20 for the stay, far cheaper than that of kennels or pet sitters.
If you are looking to head out of the city and enjoy a countryside break with your hound then The Cotswolds is the perfect place. Surrounded by meadow walks is The Old Swan and Minster Mill, situated in the pretty village of Minster Lovell in Oxfordshire. Here your furry friend can dine with you and even take part in Canine Etiquette Classes if you wish.
If you like to be beside the seaside and take your four-legged friend for long walks along the beach, then check out The Cary Arms in Babbacombe. The area boasts dog-friendly beaches and costal walks, your pup can join you for meals in the bar and they will even be provided with a bowl, bed, treats and meals themselves.
Fancy a spot of golf at the host venue of last year’s Ryder Cup? Why not take your pooch to Gleneagles so they too can experience the best golf resort in the world? Here your dog will experience complete luxury staying in a state-of-the-art indoor heated kennels, with a king-size bed complete with a deep, comfortable mattress. The staff will clean out, feed and water your dog as well as walk it if you wish. Or alternatively use your personal kennel door key to access your pooch and enjoy a walk across the beautiful countryside that surrounds the hotel. It’s a dog’s life!
How about a spa break at Lake Country House Hotel and Spa in mid Wales? The beautiful rural setting is perfectly situated to explore the countryside with miles of walking routes around the ground for your dog to enjoy. Resident dog Molly is always on hand to play chase around the 50 acres of ground or to lie by the fire in the evening.
Overwater Hall was named in the ‘Top 10 Places to Stay with your Dog’ by the Telegraph in 2014. It is set in 18 acres of grounds and surrounded by spectacular scenery and lakes, perfect for long dog walks! Dogs are allowed in all areas on the hotel, but a dog sitting service is also available. There is no extra charge for bringing your dog.
If you don’t own a dog but have been eyeing one up in Freeads, now is the time to add that new addition to your family. Then you can book dog-friendly hotels and add extra enjoyment to your British breaks.
Have you discovered the perfect pet friendly get away?
If we wanted a short break where do you think is the best place for us to go with our two hounds?
* This is a collaborative post.