Need to get away for some rest and relaxation? Want to take your faithful hound? Here's our round-up of eight hotels offering great food, comfort and a welcome to your canine companion
If your dog has served you faithfully during the season – and your other half also deserves a break, then a stay in a lovely hotel is a well-earned treat. Or maybe you’re just looking for a dog-friendly hotel? We’ve picked out eight recommendations.
Classic country pub with comfortable rooms (they will even provide a guest bed for your dog), an excellent, good value menu serving locally sourced and seasonal British food, dog beer, bracing sea walks nearby at the Witterings. We visited recently and loved it (full review here).
This award-winning hotel is a real treat and has a real knack of making you feel at home (with the advantage that you don’t have to cook, tidy or wash up). It was reviewed recently by sister magazine Shooting Gazette, who described it as ‘sporting perfection’ as it’s located on the Hardicott and Endsleigh shooting estate.
Glorious countryside to walk in and work up an appetite. The rooms are lovely and if you want a real treat you can book the ‘Gamekeepers’ Cottage’ which has a private hot tub (not for the dog though).
This could possibly be Labrador heaven, given the breed’s affinity to diving into any water nearby. (Here they have Lake Ullswater to swim). Walk on the nearby fells, swim in the pool and admire the view outside or relax those muscles with a massage in the treatment room.
Don’t worry if your dog rolls in something unmentionable whilst you’re staying here because muddy and smelly dogs have their own outdoor canine showers (a step up from a hosing down at home). Your dog is certain to appreciate their complimentary breakfast sausage.
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At the gates of the Holkham Hall estate and moments from the sands of Holkham beach. The food is reported to be spectacular, with locally caught fish and shellfish, beef from the Holkham estate and lamb and pork from local tenant farmers.
If your working dog is used to sleeping in a kennel then this hotel could be the perfect choice, as it offers self-catering kennels for working dogs (although dogs used to living in a home are welcome in the hotel itself). The hotel is situated on the glorious Roseland peninsula and you’ll be offered delicious local seafood and local beef.
The beautiful interiors, with antiques and furnishings chosen by the Duchess of Devonshire and art from the Chatsworth’s Devonshire Collection, may be wasted on your dog but you’ll appreciate the elegance and comfort of the atmosphere.