Friday, 01 April 2016

Travelling with your furry friend

When planning a break, there is no need to leave man’s best friend at home

Written by Wendy Gomersall
Holbeck Ghyll, Lake District
Holbeck Ghyll’s grounds slope down to Lake Windermere and the hotel is well placed for long walks with energetic pooches. Dogs receive their own blanket and biscuits, or upgrade them to the Very Important Canine package: a bed, blanket, bowl; and toy and organic treats to take home. Rooms cost from £125 per person per night, including dinner and breakfast. There is a one-off dog charge of £25 per stay. VIC package: £50 per dog.

0800-089 3929,

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Kings Head, Cotswolds

The Kings Head is an elegant, modern hotel in the heart of Cirencester, with acres of lovely walks for dogs to enjoy in nearby Cirencester Park. Two nights’ accommodation in a Classic Space room for two people, with full English breakfast, a welcome drink on arrival and three-course dinner with paired wines in the restaurant (on the first night only), cost from £149 per person. Furry friends can stay with their owners at a cost of £10 per night. 


Luton Hoo, Bedfordshire
This Grade I-listed mansion stands in 1,000 acres of Capability Brown parklands. Guests are encouraged to enjoy the estate with their dogs, and stay in Parkland and Flower Garden rooms, which have patio doors opening out onto the grounds. Rooms cost from £280 per night including breakfast. Dogs stay for £30 per night including a ball or toy, treats and one meal, ordered when booking.


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Tân y Garn, Pembrokeshire

Tân y Garn in Whitesands, Pembrokeshire, is a newly converted detached barn, which sleeps four in two bedrooms. It sits in nine acres of farmland and has an enclosed dog-friendly garden. Porthmelgan, a secluded, year-round, dog-friendly beach, is accessible only on foot from Whitesands, and it’s just a couple of miles to picturesque St David’s.


Water Meadow Cottage, Oxfordshire
The delightful two-bedroom Water Meadow Cottage on the Blenheim Estate has a Pet Concierge service that offers information on local pet-friendly walks, restaurants and pubs, and a personalised travel kit with bandana, treats and toys for your dog. The cottage, which has an enclosed garden area, takes two small or one large dog. The price, from £325 to £525 per night for four, includes breakfast ingredients: fresh eggs, milk, bread, butter, tea and coffee.

020-3642 3164,

Old Forge, Cornwall
Wonderful Cornwall has a wealth of dog-friendly beaches to run around on, and after a day’s activities, you can curl up in the living room in front of the wood burner at The Old Forge in the ancient market town of Marazion, West Cornwall. The property, which sleeps four, has been restored, maintaining many of its original features. A week’s stay costs from £103 per person (£410 total), including one dog.


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