With the new season just around the corner we are starting to think about autumnal adventures with our dogs, where they can make the most of sniffing around the falling leaves and working up an apetite out in the countryside.
To the manor born, or so Fido will feel, at this luxurious private house hotel nestled in a sublime country estate. The Grade II-listed Arts and Crafts country house refreshed and revitalised for the 21st century may well be the home you dream of. Supremely stylish, with understated elegance in abundance, 400 acres of woodland estate and your personal host, you and your pooch may never want to leave. Treat your pup and order their din dins from the Chef’s specially created doggy menu, or invite their paw friends and hire the house!
Insiders tip: combine your stay with a walk to Broadway Tower and refuel at The Jockey Bar
Contemporary relaxation meets outdoor adventure on the shores of Ullswater, at this brand new hotel in The Lake District. Welcoming to dogs, friends, couples and families alike; swim, sail, sprint, kayak or simply settle in for a spa treatment, before you hunker down into a cosy chair with a winter warmer or an ice-cold cocktail. With 18 acres of secluded National Park and its own lake shoreline, country-loving and water-bound hounds will find it a dog-friendly delight.
Insiders tip: for an extra special break away, book one of the dog-friendly cottages with its own wood-burning stove – perfect to warm those paws by.
Understated, indulgent simplicity abounds at this meticulously restored dog-friendly watermill in Suffolk, where food and wine is also very much a focus. You and your dog will adore the countryside right on your doorstep, and the clean air and country surrounds will have you both slumbering deeply.
Insiders tip: opt for a Water Meadow Room - your dog will love gazing out over the water meadow, just at the end of the terrace.
The Wild Rabbit is a modern British Inn, where understated elegance and fine ingredients are ever present. Each room at this dog-friendly Oxfordshire venue is unique, with names inspired by the British countryside and all providing simple, stylish and luxurious creature comforts that will be make you re-think your own home! Tasteful, relaxed and welcoming, your pup will love the surrounding countryside, as well as curling up by the roaring fires come wintertime.
Insiders tip: once you’ve fully enjoyed the tasty treats on offer here, don’t miss a trip to Daylesford Farm, before trying nearby gastropub, The Chequers
This characterful South Kensington gem is a vibrant city oasis, with decor inspired both by nature and its locality. The hotel’s welcoming and cosmopolitan vibe, true to its bustling neighbourhood, makes for an ideal London bolt-hole in which to watch the world go by. Fido will delight at the proximity to over 600 acres of green, snifftastic smells in Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. Insiders tip: sit back and relax in the botanical Drawing Room for afternoon tea with your dog, perfect post walkies but make sure you save room for a dinner at Gordon Ramsay’s dog-friendly Maze Grill Park Walk
Olga Polizzi’s Grade I-listed Hotel Endsleigh in Devon is a place to relax and recoup. Set in stunning countryside filled with blooms, you and your dog will love the birdsong filling the air and the fairytale woodlands beyond. Laid back, country-inspired decor with a tasteful blend of old and new evokes the feel of a family home, away from the hustle and bustle of modern living. Settle in and take in the wonderful views of the gardens down to the River Tamar in this dog-friendly idyll on the edge of Dartmoor.
Insiders tip: treat fido to his own private garden and book the Gatehouse lodge.
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All Four Paws brings the very best in pet-friendly to the discerning dog owners of the UK, enabling them to easily find and book stylish venues to eat, sleep and play, where dogs are just as welcome as their humans. All destinations are tried and tested by the Paws Team, and offer that certain quality of style and experience that you'll only get with All Four Paws. Put simply, it’s pet-friendly at its best!