The beauty of holidaying at home is that you can take your faithful friend along with you.
Here are 10 of the best pup-friendly hotels for UK getaways:
Greshornish House, Isle of Skye
Dogs can bed down with their owners in four of the eight rooms at this 18th-century country house, where loch-side walks are on the doorstep.
From £100 per double room per night, plus full Scottish breakfast; greshornishhouse.com
The Yorke Arms, North Yorkshire
The Nidderdale Valley will be your playground if you check into this fine country 18th-century coaching inn with Michelin-starred restaurant. One bedroom and the cottage are dog-friendly and it’s well worth booking for the food and scenery.
From £290 per double room per night, including breakfast and three-course dinner; yorke-arms.co.uk
Lakes Lodges, Lake District
Choose one of the dog-friendly one-to-three-bedroom self-catering lodges here if you fancy striding out in the lakes with your four-legged friend.
From £545 per week; lakeslodges.com
Cote Bank Farm, Derbyshire
Bunk up in the Peak District for some of the best dog-walking terrain in the country. One of the two self-catering cottages here will make a cosy base for man and dog.
From £270 per week plus £10 per dog, cotebank.co.uk
The Pheasant Inn, Cheshire
You and your dog will receive a warm welcome at this 12-room, 300-year-old inn in the Peckforton Hills, in the heart of Cheshire’s rambling country.
From £85 per double room per night including breakfast; thepheasantinn.co.uk
Castle House Lodgings, Shropshire
Make the two-bed Sir Henry Sidney apartment in the grounds of Ludlow Castle your historic base for fabulous dog walks in the surrounding countryside.
From £945 per week plus £3 per dog per night; castle-accommodation.com
This enchanting two-room B&B has the prettiest warren of secret gardens. Beyond its borders there is the whole of the Chilterns to explore.
From £130 per double room per night including breakfast; spindrift.biz
They’re so fond of dogs at this 30-room boutique hotel near Buckingham Palace, they’ve got a pet concierge dedicated to ensuring your pooch is fed and watered, has toys and treats, and a comfortable corner for a snooze.
From £443 per double room per night including breakfast; 41hotel.com
Rye Lodge, East Sussex
No room is too smart for your dog to stay in at this elegant 19-room bolthole by the sea. Ask at reception for suggestions of great dog walks in the area.
From £105 per double room per night, plus £8 per dog per night; ryelodge.co.uk
The Headland Hotel, Cornwall
A blanket, a chew, and a food bowl await at this 96-room Victorian hotel at the edge of the ocean. Your four-legged friend will be straining to get off the lead.
From £79 per double room per night including breakfast, plus £15 per dog per night; headlandhotel.co.uk
Your dog might be comfortable, but make sure you take other items with you for the stay, such as that favourite doggy basket, pet insurance details and the vet's phone number in case you need to call for advice.
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