Six of the Best… Dog-friendly getaways


In our February issue, we sniffed out six of the best dog-friendly getaways in the UK…

Pack Holidays
Pack Holidays are the home of dog-welcoming holidays. They don’t charge for dogs and welcome from one to unlimited dogs, depending on the cottage that you choose.They are based in Norfolk but are reaching out their paws and noses to Scotland, the north-west and Wales. They know Norfolk well and can help with where to go, what to do and everything you need to know about each individual cottage. Pack Holiday… Bring your pack with you!
01692 535741 or 07935 375899

Royal Oak Keswick
Part of Daniel Thwaites, this 18th-century coaching inn in the bustling town of Keswick is the perfect base to explore the Lake District’s walking capital. Discover the best of Keswick’s charm, from its vibrant market square to the spectacular landscapes that command the area. After a busy day on the fells, guests and their furry friends can enjoy an array of delicious pub classics and a tasty pint of the finest Thwaites cask ales, before settling into their comfy bedroom for a well-deserved rest. Canine companions receive treats, towels, dinners and sausages for breakfast.
017687 73135

Bedruthan Hotel & Spa
Escape to the Cornish north coast at the friendliest of dog-friendly hotels – a place where dogs feel welcomed and at home. We will kit your room out with extras to make their stay as relaxing as yours. Discover Mawgan Porth, the year-round dog-welcoming beach, just a stone’s throw from our garden, a perfect place to explore rock pools and tire out excitable legs. Then, come home to us for nourishing food for you and your furry family.
Call 01637 861200 or visit and use code ‘DOGSGOFREE’ to bring your dog free of charge.
*Only valid Mon-Thurs outside of school and bank holidays

Darwin Forest
Darwin Forest’s luxury pet-friendly lodges are nestled within 47 acres of woodland and have wonderful walks from the doorstep. It is ideally located on the edge of the Peak District National Park with miles of picturesque footpaths to explore. Onsite there is a swimming pool, gym, restaurant and play centre as well as activities that all the family will enjoy. Lodges sleep between 2-8 people and spa lodges include a hot tub on the decking.
Our Coppice Spa lodges even include a pet utility room with doggy shower – perfect for muddy paws!
01629 732428

Shireburn Arms
Located in the heart of the picturesque village of Hurst Green, the Shireburn Arms exudes charm and character, complemented by breathtaking views overlooking the Ribble Valley.There are many great walks from our doorstep, at least one in every direction, but perhaps there are none better, or better known, than the Tolkien Trail. The perfect place from which to explore and enjoy the countryside is also the perfect place to relax and unwind.
No matter your reason for visiting, our beautiful bedrooms will provide a peaceful night’s sleep. Please call 01200 407150 to check our dog-friendly room availability.

Cuckoo Brow Inn
Cuckoo Brow Inn is a haven for dog owners visiting the beautiful Lake District. With all of the rooms being dog friendly, along with the bar area for dining, Cuckoo Brow has an enviable reputation as welcoming hosts for both walkers and their furry friends. Located just 10 minutes from the picturesque village of Hawkshead, and a short walk to Beatrix Potter’s Hilltop House, Cuckoo Brow is the perfect base to explore the Lake District’s stunning surroundings. Muddy boots are welcome, and the team would love to add your pet to their doggie wall of fame.


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