10 Staycations to Enjoy with Your Pooch this Summer
For more bark for your buck, without the added expense of kennel fees, the red tape surrounding foreign travel with Fido or worse still – having to leave your furry bestie out of the holiday fun, PETSPYJAMAS.COM has helpfully put together the following list of the best pet-friendly holiday accommodation in the UK.
- The Gallivant Hotel, East Sussex: inspired by the coastal motels you might find in California, this is a laid-back hideaway for grown-ups (and their well behaved pups) to dine, dream, relax and soak up some sun in the dunes and beautiful sandy beach of Camber. The Gallivant also has a spa treatment room to help humans unwind from the strains of life. For nearby pottering, explore the town of Rye or switch up the scenery with a cliff-top walk through the grasslands of Hastings Country Park. Priced from £145 per night, discover: http://bit.ly/TheGallivantHotel
- Linthwaite House Hotel, Lake District: enjoy boutique luxury by the Lakes, in the heart of Windermere at this haven of chic contemporary style, superb service and breath-taking scenery. The award-winning Linthwaite is situated in 14 acres of glorious gardens, with its own tarn and gently sloping grounds overlooking Lake Windermere – all waiting for you and your dog to explore! Beyond the relaxing hotel and its grounds, is a plethora of historic houses, gardens, museums, galleries and delightful Lakeland villages, as well as some of the best walking countryside in England. Fine dining is also on the menu at Linthwaite House, with a focus on superb modern British cuisine and friendly, attentive service. Pack light for your pooch, as pet essentials such as blankets, bowls, leads and towels can all be arranged, and there is an area where you can wash up after an energetic play in the grounds. Priced from £228 per night, discover: http://bit.ly/LinthwaiteHouseHotel
- The Feversham Arms Hotel, Yorkshire: a secluded contemporary retreat to get away from it all, surrounded on all sides by the North York Moors National Park. Relax and unwind by day exploring the scenic countryside together before popping back for a refreshing dip and cooling cocktail in the outdoor pool – just remember to keep the dog on the lead! By night, enjoy delicious locally sourced menus, which should you wish to also dine with your dog, can be enjoyed in a special dog-friendly set up in the Library. Priced from £120 per night, discover: http://bit.ly/FevershamArmsHotel
- Bells & Stars Glamping, Suffolk: swap a Euro camping or festival trip with this glamp-tastic break in more than 15-acres of gorgeous Suffolk farmland. Splash around on the estuary beach, fire up the BBQ and play guitar by the campfire under the light of the moon before retiring to the comfort of your luxe tent. Should you fancy a change of scenery and a break from campfire cuisine, take your pick of nearby beaches, dog-friendly cafes, restaurants and country pubs. Book up with other dog-owner pals and create your own Bark Stock Festival! Priced from £75 per night, discover: http://bit.ly/BellsAndStars
- Ocean Shepherd Hut, Swansea: beach babes and families will love to cut loose and chase the waves, surf, paddle and soak up rays against breath-taking Rhossili Bay and its nearby beaches. After a day of sun, sea and sand, you can all enjoy sunsets, stars and slumber in the shelter of your personal retreat featuring its own elevated deck. There’s also a chance your dog might have a holiday romance/bromance with Woody, Scamper Holiday’s lovable West Highland Terrier. Priced from £103.75 per night, discover: http://bit.ly/OceanShepherdHut
- Ace Hotel, London: if city breaks are your summer fling this one could be your ace stay! The perfect base for Londoner second-timers who’ve done all the big sites, The Ace is located in the heart of hip East London, on the door step of a wealth of cool (and many dog-friendly) restaurants, bars, street food markets, style boutiques, galleries, pop-ups as well as the famous Columbia Road Flower Market, Spitalfields Market, Brick Lane and the shipping container-made shopping destination Box Park. There’s always something going on in this part of town, and when you’ve done exploring the area, super pet-friendly Ace Hotel welcomes you and your dog to hangout, people watch and sip cocktails in the Bulldog Edition Café and Lobby Bar. Pet essentials such as a bowl and a bed are provided in your room, and some rooms even have record players with a selection of vinyl so you and your pup can party into the night! Priced from £322 per night, discover: http://bit.ly/AceHotelDogFriendly
- Red Kite Barn, Wales: this party play pad is perfect for grown up get-togethers of up to 6 with the fur-kids! Set in no less than 80 acres of lush Welsh hills and woodland to explore, it’s filled with quirky and designer touches. Work up an appetite, walking and chasing balls, in the unending upland moorland owned by the National Trust. Chill out with the gang in the cool open plan living space or put the pool table to work before preparing a feast in the zinc-clad kitchen island, which is positioned perfectly for taking in the views and continuing the socialising. However, should you want a night or two off from cooking, a private chef can also be arranged. After dinner, curl up to watch a movie together on the large projector screen. Priced from £178.57 per night, discover: http://bit.ly/RedKiteBarn
- Wilderness Reserve – Moat Cottage, Suffolk: complete with its own moat, this dog-friendly Tudor-style cottage sit high up on a hill within Wilderness Reserve – a 5,000-acre estate of rolling parklands, woodlands, lakes and landscaped gardens – and is perfect for groups of up 12 looking to enjoy a secluded break. Spend summer days with dogs, friends and family fishing, toe-dipping, doggie paddling, cycling, fishing, golf, tennis, clay-pigeon shooting, archery, paddle boarding on the lake or swimming in naturally-filtered oval pool. For days out, Southwold or Aldeburgh are nearby. Priced from £562 per night, discover: http://bit.ly/WildernessReserveMoat
- The Cary Arms, Devon: coastal getaways get an upgrade at The Cary Arms, which is full of all the charm and fun of a good old English pub, with the style and comfort of a luxury boutique hotel. A beachside retreat set in the stunning location of Babbocombe beach, there are eight deluxe beach huts and suites with amazing views to choose from. The Cary Arms offers gastro-pub food, real ales, exceptionally dog-friendly facilities and year round access to this dog-friendly beach making it the perfect bolt-hole recharge, catch some rays and feast on gourmet grub – you can even take to the seas in a Kayak with your pooch. You’ll struggle not to enjoy every second of this coastal getaway! A Priced from £315 per night, discover: http://bit.ly/TheCaryArmsDogFriendly
- Retallack Lakeside Apartments, Cornwall: situated just off the north coast of Cornwall, within easy reach of Newquay, Wadebridge and Padstow, Retallack Resort and Spa is a 5 star self-catering choice for dog-owning families. Set in 100 acres of tranquil countryside, the resort offers a host of activities and facilities for a memorable summer holiday – a scenic lake and woodland trails with the two and four-legged family members, gourmet food by James Nathan at The Green Room and swimming in the indoor heated pool – the list goes on. There’s also a Kids Club to keep little people entertained while you enjoy some quiet time at the Spa, bar or on your own private terrace overlooking the lake. Nearby are the golden sands at Watergate Bay and The Eden Project. Priced from £149.86 per night, discover: http://bit.ly/RetallackLakesideApts
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