What are the best luxury dog friendly hotels in the UK?

 
Dog owners are increasingly choosing a staycation so they can take their beloved pooches with them!

Dog owners are increasingly choosing a staycation so they can take their beloved pooches with them!

In this blog post we will be looking at the best luxury dog friendly hotels in the UK. Pets are family so it’s not surprising many of us are choosing to take our dogs on holiday with us! In fact, the trend for the dog staycation is on the rise and companies like Pets Pyjamas focus solely on dog friendly holidays and pet friendly travel in the UK.

The trend for luxury dog friendly hotels in the UK looks set to stay!

The trend for luxury dog friendly hotels in the UK looks set to stay!

The demand for travelling with pets is high; almost four in 10 pet owners feel guilty leaving their pet behind when they go on holiday, and according to the Telegraph, us Brits now spend approximately £450m each year taking our pets on holiday. A third of owners now holiday with their pet and spend an additional £126 on average to keep their pet by their side when they travel, leading to the proliferation of pet-friendly hotels and holiday cottages.

The Pet Pound trend is one that is yet to reach its full potential but the travel industry is definitely jumping on the bandwagon. Indeed, the UK is home to many pampered pooches. And, with the Summer holidays fast approaching, we have sniffed out the finest, luxury dog friendly hotels in the UK. All you have to do is decide which one too book!

Top 10 luxury dog friendly hotels in the UK

Doggy Afternoon Tea at the Egerton House Hotel, Knightsbridge, London

Doggy Afternoon Tea at the Egerton House Hotel, Knightsbridge, London

  1. The Egerton House Hotel, Knightsbridge, London

    This grand townhouse 5* hotel is like home from home. As well as a fabulous location in central London overlooking beautiful gardens, the animal friendly staff will do everything to make your dog’s stay paw-fect! From doggie welcome hampers to canine afternoon tea, your dog will be treated like a VIP (Very Important Pet!) www.egertonhousehotel.com

2. Maison Talbooth, Essex

The dog friendly rooms have their own private terraces!

The dog friendly rooms have their own private terraces!

This stylish, luxury boutique hotel and restaurant in Essex is the perfect countryside escape for you and your pet. The hotel has three dog-friendly rooms, each with their own private terrace . The hotel is set in 12 acres of grounds overlooking the famous Constable Dedham Vale. With a wealth of footpaths trailing off into the countryside, including the Essex Way and Stour Valley Path, there will be plenty for you and your pooch to explore! Check out Ernie’s adventures at Maison Talbooth & visit the website https://www.milsomhotels.com/le-talbooth

3. The Nare, Cornwall

Dogs can dine from their own a la carte menu!

Dogs can dine from their own a la carte menu!

The Nare is a stunning family-friendly hotel offering spacious bedrooms, traditional décor and a sunny south-facing position on the Roseland Peninsula. Dogs can sleep in rooms and eat from their own a la carte menu. There are also self-catering kennels for working dogs. The hotel is a stone’s throw from the sand, where dogs are welcome all year round, and the coastal footpath is a picturesque place to let off steam! https://www.narehotel.co.uk/

4. The Lawrence Hotel, Burnley, Lancashire

This five star hotel has introduced spa packages for posh pooches – including curly blow dries, massages and pedicures. Credit: pic from Caters News.

This five star hotel has introduced spa packages for posh pooches – including curly blow dries, massages and pedicures. Credit: pic from Caters News.

This fabulous Grade II listed hotel prides itself on being an exclusive venue for both pooches and their owners. With dog pampering and grooming services, doggy dinners and play dates on offer, you can either enjoy your break in the company of your pet or have some time alone while your pooch has some doggie pampering! With so much open space and great walks in the area it’s the perfect getaway for dogs and their owners looking for a destination hotel in the UK https://www.thelawrencehotel.co.uk

5. Oakley Court, Windsor, Berkshire

A pampered pooch at Oakley Court!

A pampered pooch at Oakley Court!

This luxury manor house overlooks the River Thames, and has been the backdrop for dozens of films and television shows. It also boasts special collection of dog fur-iendly rooms, complete with snuggly blanket, bed and bowl for your canine companion. Your dog can accompany you all over the hotel (except the dining room), and there is plenty of room for them to play in the 33-acre estate. The ‘Woof’s Welcome Package’ includes a doggy toy and treat on arrival, information on nearby walks and attractions, plus a donation to Battersea Dogs Home. https://www.oakleycourt.co.uk/

6. Grove of Narberth, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Instagram ready pooch at the Grove of Narberth!

Instagram ready pooch at the Grove of Narberth!

This gorgeous, privately owned luxury country house hotel is set in a peaceful, rural spot surrounded by rolling Pembrokeshire countryside. And it’s only a 10-minute drive to the sea! There are five dog-friendly bedrooms which offer upcycled towels and dog blankets, as well as special doggy treats. There is even a doggy dining menu provided by Burns Real Dog Food to ensure that your furry friend eats as well as you do! https://thegrove-narberth.co.uk/

7. Kilcamb Lodge, Scottish Highlands

The stunning Kilcamb Lodge boasts a private loch so dogs can run around safely!

The stunning Kilcamb Lodge boasts a private loch so dogs can run around safely!

National Boutique Hotel Awards Winner- Best Small Hotel 2019 - the stunning Kilcamb Lodge is set in 22 acres on the shores of Loch Sunart, the longest sea loch in the Highlands. There are 5 dog friendly luxury rooms which are located close to the rear exit. These will take you straight from your room into the gardens and grounds for easy walks, garden access and the all important "calls of nature." Guests can enjoy a huge expanse of private beach at low tide for swimming & paddling and because the grounds are private and loch side, there are no dangers from traffic and no roads to cross so safety and fun is guaranteed! https://www.kilcamblodge.co.uk/

8. No 15, Great Pulteney, Bath

A happy guest at No 15, Great Pulteney, Bath

A happy guest at No 15, Great Pulteney, Bath

An elegant and vivacious luxury hotel on the very grandest street in Bath where four-legged guests and their owners receive a warm welcome! No.15 is fortunate to have the beautiful Henrietta Park right on the doorstep while also having all the city’s cultural highlights, restaurants and boutiques within touching distance. Dogs are welcome to join you in The Sitting Room and Bar 15 where you can enjoy vibrant sharing plates and seasonal dishes with influences from around the world. There are also plenty of dog-friendly establishments in the immediate vicinity if you want to venture out. https://no15greatpulteney.co.uk

9. Soar Mill Cove Hotel & Spa, Devon

Iconic actress Audrey Hepburn famously dubbed the puddings ‘divine’!

Iconic actress Audrey Hepburn famously dubbed the puddings ‘divine’!

This luxury family run spa hotel is located in a beautiful rural hillside setting with direct access to a stunning private sandy cove. All the rooms have their own private patio area, leading directly onto dog-friendly gardens. There are also three dog-friendly self-catering properties that are perfect for groups of friends or families that are looking for a bit more space. There is a designated dog wash area to hose off your pooch after a walk and furry guests are also welcome to accompany their humans in the coffee shop, bar and on the terrace (and of course in-room if you opt for room service! The award winning hotel is where iconic actress Audrey Hepburn famously dubbed the puddings 'divine'. https://soarmillcove.co.uk/

10. Linthwaite House Hotel, Lake District

Linthwaite House was recently listed in the 100 best hotels by The Sunday Times!

Linthwaite House was recently listed in the 100 best hotels by The Sunday Times!

Linthwaite House was recently listed in the 100 Best Hotels by The Sunday Times. This enchanting Edwardian hotel is set in a breathtaking location with hilltop gardens and rooms overlooking Lake Windermere. Ideally located for touring the Lake District you and your pooch can take time to explore the countryside that inspired Wordsworth, enter Beatrix Potter’s ‘land of stories’ and follow in Wainwright’s footsteps, In the summer, you and your pooch can take advantage of the superb views and enjoy a bite to eat on the terrace. Dog treats are provided for your furry companion and dog towels are even left by the door! Please note that there is a max of one medium sized or two small dogs per room. Unfortunately, the hotel cannot cater for larger breeds. https://leeucollection.com/UK

Just in case you need any more inspiration for luxury dog friendly hotels in the UK check out the Good Hotel Guide’s Editor’s Pick of the best dog friendly hotels in the UK where your precious pooch will be treated like a VIP!

COCO’S TOP PICK!

My 18 month old yorkie, Coco, who is Mutt & Pooch’s Chief Treat Taster for our range of luxury dog treat gift boxes says she would like to go paddling at Kilcamb Lodge so watch this space!

PSST! IF you would like help booking the PAW-FECT luxury, dog friendly holiday please contact annie@bijouconcierge.co.uk. Annie is a Lifestyle PA & professional copywriter. She runs Bijou Concierge and is also the founder of Wuuf & Bark as well as Mutt & Pooch.