Dog Friendly Hot Tub Holidays in the UK
Relax and enjoy with your four-legged friend
Find dog-friendly short breaks in the UK
Dogs are part of the family in our eyes, and should therefore be part of days out and holidays. This is why we have done the research for you! We have compiled a selection of the finest dog friendly lodges from different parts of the UK. Whether you want to visit the golden beaches of the South West coast or explore the rural trails in one of Yorkshires many national parks. We have covered every aspect to provide you with only the best for you and your pet.
Heart of Wales Lodges
Penybont, Llandrindod Wells
These luxurious lodges are nestled at the heart of the stunning Mid Wales countryside which is a paradise for pooches and their owners.
Miles of country walks right from the doorstep, dog-friendly beaches within driving distance ideal for a game of fetch or a paddle and plenty of canine-friendly attractions nearby.
Border Forest Lodges
Cottonhopesburnfoot, Nr Otterburn
No need to worry about finding a boarding kennel or someone you trust to look after your pet when you stay at these deluxe log cabins.
With a huge forest full of fascinating scents to investigate, long stretches of golden sands within driving distance, you and your canine will have a magical holiday.
Tintagel , North Cornwall
If your canine companion could book his own holiday Bossiney Bay would make the shortlist with brisk clifftop walks and secluded coves.
After all that exercise you will appreciate the warm massaging waters of your very own hot tub in which you can spend lazy evenings watching the sun go down with a glass of fizzy.
Swanage Coastal Park
Is Dorset a good place for a dog-friendly break? Absolutely! And we think Swanage Coastal Park offers exceptional dog-friendly accommodation.
It also boasts tons of dog-friendly pubs handily dotted along scenic walks and when it comes to canine-friendly attractions you’ll be spoilt for choice!
Redbrick Woodland Lodges
Redbrick Woodland Lodges offer a luxury accommodation in a picture-perfect location where the whole family can enjoy themselves.
This means your best friend can join in on all the fun as well and while he may not appreciate the hot tub he will love spending time with his family and exploring the outdoors.
Rosewood Stud Park
Chippenham, Nr Newmarket
This outstanding park can be found on a working farm in the Cambridgeshire countryside with beautifully crafted log cabins available.
Picturesque riverside walks and tons of dog-friendly attractions make this beautiful county a popular choice for dog owners and Rosewood Park a leading accommodation provider.
Stillingfleet, York, Vale of York
Surrounded by open farmland there are plenty of walks to enjoy and as the property is triple glazed even on a chilly evening everyone will be warm.
Best of all, for a small charge you won’t need to worry about leaving your best friend behind and the whole family can enjoy a hot tub break in Yorkshire.
Located in a quaint town it’s no surprise this stunning park offers premium lakeside pet lodges which provide every home comfort you need.
Plus, you have all the delights of the lakes on the doorstep with picturesque walking routes, lovely beaches and more dog-friendly attractions than you can shake a stick at!
Benefits of taking your dog on a pet-friendly break
No expensive boarding kennels or pet-sitter, most hot tub lodges charge a small fee for dogs, but some allow them to stay for free
Plenty of exercise, meaning you won’t pile on the pounds from eating fish & chips, cream teas or enjoying a few drinks.
You can relax and not spend the whole trip worrying about how your canine companion is getting on.
Dogs are part of the family and enjoy spending quality time with their pack just as much as we do.
Dog-friendly hot tub breaks
More people than ever before want to take their four-legged friends with them when they go on holiday and businesses are realising that being dog-friendly can improve their footfall, reputation and profits significantly. Good news then for dog-owners who can now enjoy a meal, drink or day out with their furry friend by their side when they book a dog-friendly holiday in the UK.
A doggie paradise, Cornwall is one of the most dog-friendly holiday destinations in the country, with miles of golden sands, clifftop walks and loads of dog-friendly attractions such as The Eden Project (dogs not allowed in Biomes), Tintagel Castle and the Lost Gardens of Heligan in Mevagissey.
What could be a better way to relax on a short break then a leisurely woodland walk with your pup, (well apart from soaking in your private hot tub that is) and the home of Robin Hood certainly offers plenty of scenic walking routes even better there are plenty of dog-friendly pubs around so you can stop for refreshment.
Whether you have a Siberian Husky or a Shih-Tzu they will both enjoy a holiday in the Yorkshire countryside. Boasting some of the best beaches in the UK many of which allow dogs and tranquil walks over heather covered moorland it is one of the most dog-friendly counties in the country and with a dog-friendly pub or café around every corner what’s not to love?
Northumberland has a lot going for it and we think your canine companion will agree not only does it have a plethora of beaches and the largest forest in the country at Kielder Water and Forest Park, there are dog-friendly pubs like the Hope & Anchor in Alnmouth and The Blackcock Country Inn in Kielder.
There are dog-friendly attractions around every corner in Dorset such as Lulworth Castle and Country Park with its extensive grounds and Portland Museum. Then there is the stunning New Forest to explore together plus miles of coastline with secluded coves and idyllic fishing villages.
Cambridgeshire offers a wide variety of pleasant doggie days out including punting tours, the stunning gardens at Wimpole Estate and the popular dog-friendly treasure trails. Making it a popular choice with looking for pet-friendly self-catering accommodation in the East of England.
Cumbria & The Lake District
The Lakes have long been considered one of the best hot tub break destinations for pet owners. Many of the attractions here welcome our four-legged friends and there are also plenty of places where you can enjoy a meal with Fido at your side. Add to that; spectacular walks, magnificent beaches and you have all the ingredients for a memorable dog friendly holiday
Of course, these aren’t the only counties in the UK, which are dog-friendly, and you can find a selection of the finest UK pet-friendly hot tub lodges and cottages here
The Countryside Code – Dogs - What you need to know
If you are taking your dog on a rural holiday, then the Countryside Code is something you need to familiarise yourself with before you go. Read on to find out how the countryside code affects dogs and their owners, plus some tips for countryside walks.
“Consider the local community enjoying the outdoors.”
Common sense but surprisingly many people ignore this part of the countryside code Do not allow your dog to jump up on people, intrude on picnics, go into places he’s not allowed or bark manically at every other dog he sees while sitting in tranquil beer garden.
Not everyone loves dogs and others are entitled to a peaceful day out without your pup making a nuisance of himself.
Leave things as you find them
The 2nd section of the code instructs dog-owners to “leave gates etc exactly as you find them and to follow paths unless wider access is available.” Whether the gates are open or closed it’s a good bet the farmer has left them so for a reason. In many rural areas when traversing privately owned land, the public right of way will be a footpath, if this is the case keep your pup on a lead and stick to the path it is not permissible to let your pet have full access to the field.
Clean up after your dog
The countryside code requests that you take everything away with you and leave things as you find them, so it is essential you keep an eye on your canine companion at all times and clear up any mess immediately. Even if you have to travel a few miles before reaching a bin do not be tempted to throw your bag into the bushes!
Keep Fido under control
It is essential you keep your dog under control at all times when you are walking in the countryside. Even well-behaved dogs can be tempted to worry livestock or run away after a rabbit causing especially terriers, sighthounds or other dogs with strong hunting instincts and for herding breeds such as collies it is a natural reaction chase after sheep which can have severe consequences.
What to pack for in your dog’s suitcase
Collar and lead – This may seem like a no brainer but there are a couple of things to consider. If you normally use an extendable lead pack a short one as many attractions will only allow dogs on short leashes. Also use an id tag with your holiday contact details on it there is no point people contacting you at home if your dog gets lost as you won’t be there!
Torch – This comes in handy for late-night walkies
Collapsible Water Bottle – Great for long walks and a collapsible water bowl is a good idea too!
Stain remover – Even if your pooch is house-trained accidents can occur occasionally
Brush – If you have a long-haired dog you may need to brush them after a muddy walk or being out in the rain to prevent matting
Towels – Bring a few in case Fido needs to be dried after a mussy walk or a swim
Recent Photo – This can be extremely handy if the worst should happen and your pooch runs off.
Sunshade for cars – Cars can become incredibly hot in sunny weather even during the winter months so always remember to park in a shady spot and bring a sunshade to keep the interior cool for when you return from your walk. NEVER EVER leave your dog unattended in a car during the summer even with a sunshade as it can be extremely dangerous, even fatal.
First Aid Kit – This should include the basics such as antiseptic, bandages, tweezers, cotton wool, tape, scissors and if you are staying somewhere where ticks are prevalent, tick removal products.
Corkscrew – This is a great tool if you are on a picnic or want to relax somewhere as you can attach the dogs lead to it and stick it into the ground leaving your hands free
Toys – Most hot tub lodges don’t want you going out and leaving your pooch alone all day but if you are going out for a meal or a couple of hours a filled Kong or toy can help keep your canine companion happy until you return
Poo Bags – Take plenty and carry them with you at all times. Scented ones are best as you could be walking with them a while before reaching a dog waste bin in some areas.
Lint Roller – Especially useful if you have a shedder to remove hair from furniture
Bedding – A familiar scent and their own things can help a dog settle when arriving at a new place, also while your pup may share your bed at home most hot tub lodge owners would prefer they didn’t lie on theirs. If you can’t prevent Fido getting onto the bed and furniture you should bring a couple of old covers to protect them.
Dog Food – Some cottages and lodges with hot tubs are rural, there may not be a shop nearby and even if there is it may not stock your usual brand of dog food.
Local Vet Details – It may be difficult to find out where the local vet is if you have no internet signal so do your research and take all the details of the nearest vet, including emergency numbers with you; just in case
The Final Word
Dog-friendly short breaks are becoming increasingly popular and if planned correctly should be stress-free. Make sure you pack all the essentials, including any medication, and respect the owner’s property by keeping your pooch off the furniture.
Keep your dog under control when you are out and about and do not let them run free near farm animals or wildlife.
Follow these simple rules and you will enjoy spending time with your best friend in a luxury lodge with hot tub in the UK.
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