For some of us, the idea of a holiday without our dogs is like being asked to leave one of the children behind (maybe even worse!). Fortunately, there are plenty of enterprising luxury hotels happy to let you bring your dog along to enjoy a bit of pampering too. We’ve put together a list of some of the best:
Sat in the beautiful Wiltshire countryside, this hotel boasts a private stretch of the Wylye River, offers every dog their own luxury bed and invites them to join their guests anywhere except the restaurant.
Not far from Chichester, this hotel offers dogs membership to their own sporting club and pooches are welcome to join their owners in the dining areas.
Surrounded by a host of walking routes through the Devon countryside, the Cary Arms lets dogs join owners for bar meals and offers special beds, meals, treats and bowls.
Originally built into the walls of 12th century Orford Castle, this gorgeous hotel on the Suffolk coast offers custom beds, bowls, towels and blankets to your valued canine companions.
This hotel, just northwest of Peterborough, offers a special room service menu for your dog. Your pet is also welcome in the dining room after you’ve been out on the myriad walks in the area.
Choose between the luxury of this magnificent Victorian hotel, sat just above a wonderful stretch of dog-friendly Cornish beach, or one of its sea-front beach cottages complete with private terraces.
On arrival at this hotel in Scotland’s Southern Uplands, your hound will be treated to its own welcome pack, as well as the tranquil countryside north of Dumfries.
Set in 10 acres of award-winning gardens and woodlands, this dog-friendly destination is just a few miles away from Bath itself. Dogs are allowed everywhere but the restaurant, and get their own bed and bowl for the visit.
This Kensington hotel has its own dedicated Pet Concierge. On arrival your dog will be met with a hamper of goodies, including toys, a collar and a walking guide to dog-friendly destinations in the area.
Owners are presented a comprehensive doggie care kit on check in, including treats, shampoos, bags, towels and more. Thanks to the hotel’s location on the banks of the River Windrush, your pooch can even go for a swim.
Of course, if your budget isn’t quite up to the full pampered pet treatment, there are other options.
A number of bed and breakfasts across the UK welcome dogs at a more affordable price. If you’re visiting a more rural area like North Wales, you can choose to rent a pet friendly holiday cottage instead.
Snowdonia is one of the most beautiful places in the UK, and people quite frequently take their dogs for a walk up (and down) Snowdon mountain itself. A great day out if you’re on a budget too, as it’s free!