More than 3.2 million UK households added a puppy to their family during the pandemic, and this year demand for dog-friendly stays has surged 80 per cent, according to Pets Pyjamas, a travel company. Suddenly, hotels are falling over themselves to lure in the hound pound. Whether you are looking for a relaxing break or to level up your pet’s abilities, here is our round up of the best stay-cays for VIPs (Very Important Pups)
Loved by Royals, Bonds, celebs and sports-stars, this playground for hunting, shooting and fishing also offers five star hospitality for all creatures, including their gun dog and falconry training and family gun dog experiences. Find out more https://gleneagles.com/pursuits/gundogs-falconry/
Goodwood Hound Lodge
With ten bedrooms, and set in the Goodwood Estate, Hound Lodge is ideal for shooting parties, gatherings or anniversaries - with no limits on tail wagging.
Whilst the Hound Lodge butler whisks your luggage off to your rooms, you can settle into an armchair by the roaring fire with tea and a slice of homemade cake.
Book here https://www.goodwood.com/visit-eat-stay/hound-lodge/explore/
A Cornish family bolt hole with fine dining, family rooms are cool and contemporary, with sea views and deep bathtubs - decked out for kids, dogs and Slackers. https://www.foweyhallhotel.co.uk/family-hotel
Everyone feels at home at this Northumberland hotel- whilst the weather might flip from sun kissed to windswept, the welcome will always be warm. Book a break with individually decorated rooms and local seasonal produce on the menu, you’ll relax in style. https://www.beadnelltowers.co.uk/
Sausage Dog Hotel
If your dachshund fancies a weekend in Berkshire, this is THE destination break. Kitted out for tiny paws and an inability to climb stairs, this is the lap of luxury for lap dogs. Hang out with residents Stan and Ollie in the doggie pool or take part in brain training activities.
Lap it up: https://sausagedoghotel.com/