Take your canine companion on a UK getaway this summer
Looking for a mini-break but can’t leave your pooch at home? Take your four-legged friend with you on holiday this summer at one of the UK’s top pet-friendly hotels. Mr & Mrs Smith has curated an expert list of pet-happy holidays, with particular focus on luxury destinations for dogs.
Nestled in the rolling, sheep-speckled hills of Farncombe Estate in the Costwolds, Foxhill Manor is a luxury hotel set in a Grade-II listed Arts and Crafts country home. Dogs are welcome in all rooms for £30 per night and each pooch is given its own bed and bowl. Chefs also cater for your canine with specially prepared dog food from the Foxhill kitchen. Rooms from £387.50
Take your pup on a sybaritic adventure to Forest Side in Grasmere, set in the heart of the Lake District. For £20, your pooch is provided with a bed, food, water bowls, treats, a personalised letter and endless attention from the dog-loving staff. Rooms from £209
Cliveden House is a grand stately home in Buckinghamshire, steeped in aristocratic history. Pack your pet for £35, which will pay for a welcome pack of treats and a dog bed. There is also a special gourmet pet menu in the stable block restaurant with a luxurious offering including pan-fried, pup-sized steak. Rooms from £350
Lime Wood Spa
The luxurious Lime Wood Spa in New Forest National Park offers laidback opulence and sweeping country views, in addition to fine dining and a cookery school. Dogs are welcome in the outside rooms (the Coach House, Crescent and Pavilions) for £30 per night. Beds and bowls are provided, in addition to a tasty Bonio, tied with a dainty ribbon. Rooms from £195
Unwind in the West country at Hotel Tresanton, a luxurious gem on Cornwall’s rugged coastline. For £25 per night, you can bring two dogs, when booking double rooms with a terrace; garden suits and Room 28. Beds, bowls and blankets are provided, in addition to a sweet treat for your pooch at bedtime. Rooms from £260