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9 Dog-friendly hotels to visit this half term


Stuck deciding where to get away to this school holiday? Here’s our list of 9 dog-friendly hotels to accommodate the whole family!

Le Lodge Kerisper, France

It may be on the other side of the Channel, but this particular hotel is well worth the journey for families and their dogs. Situated on the Brittany, and only a 20 minute drive from the town of Vannes, it’s a perfect destination for a week away, with plenty of beaches to choose from and a lovely garden at the lodge itself. Rooms start at £65 per night, and there are plenty of add-ons to keep children entertained. Find out more here.

The Beckford Arms, Wiltshire

Deep in the heart of the Wiltshire countryside, The Beckford Arms offers a comfortable stay and excellent food. Dogs are welcome for an additional £10 per night, and this includes a dog bed and biscuits, and there are plenty of excellent walks in the surrounding countryside. As for family activities, you’ll find Stonehenge and Longleat’s safari park nearby. Rooms start at £95 per night and can be found on their website.

Bovey Castle, Devon

Whilst the price may seem a little steep, you can be guaranteed to get your money’s worth in half-term activities from this action-packed hotel. With a crèche, a kid’s club, a pool, falconry displays, pony rides, and a whole host of other activities, there’s really no excuse to be bored! Up to two small dogs are allowed per room for an additional £20 per night, and with Dartmoor National Park right on your doorstep, there’s plenty of opportunity for long walks in the wilderness. Rooms from £159, here.

The Allerdale Court Hotel, Lake District

Set in the town of Cockermouth, the Allerdale is a short distance away from the dramatic landscapes of the Lake District, and all it has to offer. For those on a budget, this hotel is ideal for a week away, and offers the potential for long walks in the surrounding countryside – something your pooch will thank you for! Rooms start at £96 per night, and you can find out more here.

Red Kite Barn, Powys

If you’re searching for a rural retreat for a big group, Red Kite Barn in Powys may be just what you’re looking for. This cosy converted barn is set in its own private woodland, and provides the perfect base for family outings to explore the surrounding moorland. The barn sleeps up to 6 people at a rate of £1735 for 7 nights, with an additional £50 fee for dogs. Find out more here.

Gellifawr Woodland Retreat, Pembrokeshire

Tucked away in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Gellifawr offers a great place to start your holiday! With nearby beaches and mountains, scenic countryside and historical points of interest, there’s plenty to keep children (and dogs!) happy. Whilst pets are not allowed inside the hotel itself, they are welcome in a number of the holiday cottages on the site for an additional £5 per night. Cottage prices start at £99 per night, and you can find out more here.

The Salty Dog Hotel & Bistro, Bangor (NI)

As the name would suggest, this seaside hotel is absolutely pet friendly, and makes the perfect base from which to enjoy all that Northern Ireland has to offer! If you can tear yourself away from the delicious food in the restaurant, there is plenty to see and do, with the Irish Sea and Bangor town centre only a few minutes walk away. Rooms start at £85 per night. Visit the hotel’s website to find out more.

The Crown Inn, Amersham

Crown Inn

Set in a quiet town in the Chilterns, it’s hard to believe that this hotel in a 500-year-old building is only a stone’s throw from London, at the end of the Metropolitan Line. Following a recent makeover by style guru Isle Crawford, interiors are modern yet cosy, and make a perfect base from which to explore the surrounding hills which, with their plentiful walking trails, are a rambler’s (human and canine) paradise. Rooms start from £112 per night and can be found here.

Foxhill Manor, The Cotswolds

Foxhill Manor

Set in secluded woodland on the 400 acre Farncombe Estate (also home to the big sister hotel, Dormy House, whose spa/pool/gym facilities are yours to enjoy), this revitalised Arts and Crafts Cotswolds mansion has it all. You and your pooch can saunter around the vast grounds, which boasts plenty of great walks and paths within the vale-viewed estate. Room prices start at £240 per night, and dogs cost an additional £30 per night. Find out more on the website.


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