Tails & Trails: Pet-Friendly Hotels in the Countryside

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There’s no denying that life is all about those little moments, and our four-legged friends are often found at the heart of the most special times. From cosying up with you on the sofa as you read your favourite book to enjoying a long country walk in the sunshine, we can always rely on our pets to always be there putting a big smile on our faces.

So when you just want to escape from it all and enjoy a short break away, why not pack a bag and the dog, and head off on your very own countryside adventure? Let our collection of UK pet-friendly hotels inspire your next break in the countryside.

Low Wood Bay, Windermere

Great for escaping to The Lake District

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The Lake District is one of the most beautiful natural wonders of the UK: with its unblemished lanscapes and tree-lined twine of walks and unforgettable views. The luxurious Low Wood Bay is nestled on the banks of the National Park’s most famous lake, Lake Windermere, and it’s also a short car journey to the beautiful walks around Ambleside. The hotel’s Willow & Hazel rooms are all well appointed with an en-suite bathroom and homey in-room extras, but best of all, these are the hotel’s dog-friendly rooms.
There are plenty of scenic walking routes around Windermere, too, so you’ll be spoilt for choice for places to relax and escape from everyday life.

Pet Fee: £20.00 per dog per night (max 2 dogs per room).


The Devonshire Fell, Burnsall

Great for escaping to The Yorkshire Dales

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A gateway to the stunning Yorkshire Dales, the lavish Devonshire Fell is tucked away in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, making is a great base for exploring the area with your dog. The hotel features 16 comfortable rooms, each of which have their own charm and character, so a relaxing and unique rural retreat is within easy reach. The surrounding area is a haven for walkers and those being walked, from the rolling hills of the dales to the 30,000 acres of breathtaking countryside at Bolton Abbey,
the location is sure to set tails wagging.

Pet Fee: £10.00 per dog per night.


Macdonald Linden Hall, Golf & Country Club, Morpeth

Great for escaping to Northumberland National Park

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A serene hotel hidden away inside the Northumberland National Park, Macdonald Linden Hall Golf & Country Club is a top pick for a delightful break away with man’s best friend. Not only does the hotel boast an impressive 450 acres of private grounds, but it is also located just over half and hour’s drive away from Northumberland National Park. The National Park is home to a chocolate-box of striking walking routes, and after a long day of exploring out in the sticks, the 4* hotel provides the perfect place to enjoy a meal in the award-winning restaurant & a scenic stroll through the impressive grounds.

Pet Fee: £15.00 per dog per night.


Bovey Castle, Dartmoor National Park

Great for escaping to Dartmoor National Park

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Right at the heart of the Dartmoor National Park, the 5* Bovey Castle is an opulent oasis far away from the day-to-day norm, and all of the hotel’s rooms are prepped with our pets in mind. After all, it’s not just us humans who need time to relax and this is the ultimate place for some doggy-downtime. The castle is enveloped by 275 acres of far-reaching countryside, and the National Park is a great place to enjoy an invigorating walk or a scenic saunter through the verdant valleys and colourful flora.

Pet Fee: £25.00 per dog per night, including dog bedding and a bowl, with cages available upon request.


Llangoed Hall, Brecon

Great for escaping to Brecon Beacons National Park

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Located in the beuatiful Wye Valley, Llangoed Hall is an Edwardian country house hotel bursting with character and historic roots. The kernel of the Welsh countryside, the hotel is a stone’s throw away from the Brecon Beacons National Park, making it a great base from which to explore the great Welsh outdoors. The park is home to a plethora of picturesque walking trails and mountains, the highest being Pen-y-Fan at 886m – and if you’re a book fan, The Town of Books, Hay-on-Wye, is also just a short drive away.

Pet Fee: £120.00 allergy charge per stay for dogs to be allowed in rooms.

Where’s your favourite place to go on holiday with the dog? Let us know in the comment box below!

For more countryside break inspiration, head over to our Top Country Hotels near Walking Routes post!

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