Every pet owner feels acutely just how heartbreaking it can be leaving your four-legged friend behind as you set off to work, not to mention staying away from them when you go traveling for days and weeks. With so many of us now wanting to take our beloved pets on holiday with us, dog-friendly hotels really stepped-up their game by offering amazing accommodation for our dogs, for a tiny extra cost. So if you are traveling in The UK, here are the dog-friendly hotels you can stay at and enjoy your holiday to the fullest.
If you’re already planning your next holiday and don’t want to leave your fur baby at home, here are some of the best dog-friendly hotels in England, offering luxury and style for you, and a comfortable dog bed to sleep in for your pet.
Inn on the Square, Keswick
Located in the market town of Keswick, in the northwest of the beautiful Lake District, Inn on the Square is a luxury dog-friendly hotel. Mixing together contemporary Scandinavian design with a clear love for their Cumbrian roots, the result is a chic hotel you would expect to find in a modern metropolis yet sits in the world-famous natural setting of the Lake District.
For £10 per night, dogs are welcome in 25 of the hotels 34 stylish rooms, along with the hotel bars and the lounge.
Not only does the hotel offer dog beds and bowls on request but there’s also an area where you can wash off muddy paws (and muddy boots!) after a long walk.
Artist Residence, South Leigh
Set in the beautiful village of South Leigh in Oxfordshire, Artist Residence is a bohemian paradise. Originally a farmhouse, the 16th-century building is now a chic hotel boasting a thatched roof and interiors defined by the use of floral wallpapers and quirky furniture pieces throughout the hotel. If that sounds like your ideal home away from home, then you and your four-legged friend can enjoy a stay in any of the rooms.
For a £15 charge per dog, they’ll receive their own wicker dog bed, dog bowls, and some delicious Lily’s kitchen treats. The staff at the hotel are also very helpful when it comes to recommending the best trails to take your pooch out on the morning walk, and there’s no shortage of beautiful countryside to explore.
Ellenborough Park, Cheltenham
The magnificent Ellenborough Park country house is a dog-friendly hotel with a rich history. Refurnished in a modern and luxurious style, this historic hotel underwent its latest refurbishment in 2017 and can now easily hold its own against any other luxury hotels. Located only a short distance away from the Cheltenham Racecourse, the stylish Ellenborough Park welcomes dogs for £25 per night in any of the 13 bedrooms and has plenty of grounds for your pup to roam.
The Milestone Hotel, Kensington
As you would expect from a 5-star boutique hotel located in the heart of the upscale Kensington district of London, the Milestone Hotel & Residences offers an unmatched level of service for both you and your pooch to make your stay memorable.
On arrival at the high-end hotel, your dog will receive its own welcome hamper which includes a toy, a treat, clean-up bags, and a special Milestone collar tag. In the room, your pooch will have a choice of pet bed, duvet, cushions, and floor mats to sleep in style. The Milestone also provides food and water in the form of fresh mineral water and its own in-house Pet Menu ensuring that your pet receives the same royalty-worthy treatment that the hotel offers its human guests.
The Scarlet, Cornwall
An adult-only hotel, a stay at The Scarlet in Cornwall means leaving your actual children at home, although your fur babies are more than welcome to join you for the duration of your stay.
Unlike some of the other hotels, not all rooms at The Scarlet are pet-friendly so do make sure you double check that the right rooms are available before booking your stay. However, don’t let this put you off as the hotel has a magnificent sea view of the Cornish coastline, offering tai chi and yoga classes for you, along with bowls, blankets and waste bags for your four-legged friend. Dogs are welcome at £15 a night in selected rooms.
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