As the weather is picking up and May bank holiday is nearly upon us, you may be looking for a short getaway. When it’s just you and your partner or family the hardest decision is choosing where to go, however when you have a dog it becomes a little more difficult. You are set on a place to visit, but can they accommodate your lovely pooch.
Being owners of dogs, we have had experience of leaving them on their own holiday with family members and in kennels, however when you’re staying in the UK you should expect taking them with you to be easy. There are still many places in the UK which aren’t pet friendly, however more are becoming aware of the issue and improving their services. Your pet is part of the family so why shouldn’t they get to go too?
So to save some arguments and hours of searching here are our favourite locations to visit with doggies plus places to stay whilst you’re there!
Torquay, Devon - Cary Arms and Spa
Situated on the beachfront, dog and family friendly. There are 10 contemporary, New-England style bedrooms and suites with outstanding sea-view, 6 newly launched Beach Huts and 2 Beach Suites plus 3 restored fisherman's cottages for rental. All have excellent sea views with outdoor decks, balconies or gardens.
Burton on the water, Cotswolds - Kimkeri
Kimkeri is bang in the heart of Bourton on the Water. It's a handsome Edwardian house, 3 beds, 2 baths - sleeps 6, with a large garden, bright rooms and space galore for couples and families. Plus plenty of space for your pooch to run about.
St Briavels, The Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire - The Cottage
In an elevated and private position on the outskirts of the small village of St Briavels, The Cottage enjoys tremendous panoramic views over the Wye Valley below. It is ideal for a larger family - 4 beds, 4 baths, sleeps 8, with large entertainment spaces and garden. Plus only a 15 minute drive from the beautiful Forest of Dean.
Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire - Golden Oaks Cabins
Situated in the middle of Sherwood Forest, can't get better than that. A perfect choice whatever the size of your party, from cosy one bedroom cabins to large four bedroom cabins, sleeping up to eight people, plus they are dog friendly.
Borrowdale, The Lake District - Lodore Falls Hotel
Nestled in the heart of the Borrowdale valley and overlooking Lake Derwentwater, the four-star Lodore Falls Hotel has one of the finest settings in the Lake District. It is situated perfectly for all of the attractions you may want to explore, plus that view is a great start! Great for couples, families and pets.
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