It’s amazing how many stylish hotels there are in the UK that are dog friendly. If you’re not a dog owner, these places will have you wishing you were.
Since getting a puppy people seem to think that means that I’m not going to ever travel again. Considering dogs live well over ten years it’d be a pretty silly decision if that were the case. I have a queue of people wanting to dogsit for when I travel overseas, but little Olive is keen to experience a bit of pampering and to explore the UK. At thirteen weeks she’s already had her first road trip to Oxford and loved it.
I’ve been pouring over stylish hotels that allow pets, especially dogs, and now have a list that I plan to work through. I know you’ll love these places too, so here are my seven pearls of wisdom (#7POW) on dog friendly hotels in the UK.
♥ Babington House, Somerset
This is number one on my hit list. Not only is it pet friendly , but hip staff greet you at the door, there are free wellies to use during your stay and there are two heated swimming pools, one of which is an infinity pool. Oh, and the rooms look amazing. The 45-seat cinema, croquet lawn and tennis courts are just an added bonus. Supposedly room six has a tub on its terrace. *Swoon* Rooms start from £225 and you book here.
♥ Barnsley House, Cotswolds
This boutique hotel in The Cotswolds is stylish, contemporary and full of character – the perfect combination. There are eighteen rooms and they are all unique. They boast stone fireplaces, wooden floors and lovely bath tubs. The hotel occasionally shares film screenings and also has a spa. Rooms start from £200. You can find rates and availability here.
♥ Hope Street Hotel, Liverpool
This modern hotel loves dogs. Rooms feature exposed brickwork and have a chic city apartment feel to them. They have underfloor heating which is bound to be appreciated by your dog and rain dance showerheads which will probably be more appreciated by you than your dog. Rooms start from a teeny tiny £92. Find out more here.
♥ The Magdalen Chapter, Exeter
Dogs are welcome to stay in the superior, deluxe or feature rooms at this stylish hotel. It was formerly The West of England Eye Hospital so it has bags of character, with some describing it as a contemporary wonderland. There’s a spa that specialises in REN treatments and products, as well as a popular restaurant. Dog beds and bowls can be provided too so it’s a winner for both you and your pet. Rooms start from a ridiculously affordable £82. You can find out more here.
♥ Hotel Tresanton, Cornwall
This hotel is currently undergoing refurbishment and is set to reopen on 22 January 2015. It’s a pet friendly hotel that’s made up of a cluster of five houses. The rooms are unique, but all of them have views across the sea towards St Anthony’s lighthouse. It’s sounds like the perfect seaside getaway for you and your dog. Rooms start from £200. You’ll find availability and more info here.
♥ Kings Head Hotel, Cotswolds
Who says dog friendly hotels have to be basic? This gorgeous place is so easy on the eyes. Think modern style with rustic charm. There are forty-eight rooms at this contemporary country hotel. There are old stone walls and mustard chairs – enough said really. Rooms start from just £105. You can find out more here.
♥ Gleneagles, Scotland
Gleneagles is a world-famous, five star luxury hotel and award-winning spa and golf resort set in 850 acres of beautiful scenery. If you want your dog to experience the very best then what better way to start than with a five star property?! They welcome dogs up to the size of a Labrador. Rooms start from £335. You can find out more here.
Olive is lapping these ideas up!
Do you have a dog? Do you have any others to add to this list? X