Take the whole family away on holiday, with your beloved pet included, to one of these top 5 award-winning dog-friendly holidays in the UK. A hand-picked collection of holiday homes, from luxury eco-lodges to stylish city apartments, some with private hot tubs, all with excellent scenic walks plus our dog-friendly holiday tips to make sure you all have a truly wonderful break.
1. Cornwall: Trevella Park
Stay in a luxury pet-friendly lodge or cosy caravan at this 5-star holiday resort near Newquay in Cornwall with its very own dog grooming salon, the aptly named Trevella Bark! This is a great location near the golden sands of Crantock Beach, with plenty of excellent dog-walks nearby. The pet-friendly accommodation comes with a dog basket, 2 dog bowls, and a complimentary pack of dog treats and bags. The resort also has a heated outdoor swimming pool and adventure playground.
Tripadvisor Review: “Absolutely lovely site. Friendly staff with people as well as dogs. There was a dog groomer on site, very reasonable prices. Loads of places for the dogs to walk. The caravan was absolutely lovely, almost too perfect for dogs to go in, with a nice veranda around the caravan so the dogs could see what was going on."
2. Yorkshire: Yorkshire Dales Eco-Lodges
Get back to nature in a spacious eco-lodge at Yorkshire Dales Eco-Lodges, set in an idyllic and tranquil setting. With beautifully modern styling throughout, this lodge has 3 king-size double bedrooms, each with an en-suite bathroom. The living area has an incredible wall of glass so you can make the most of the views of the rugged Yorkshire Dales, and the private decking area has outdoor furniture making it perfect for dining al fresco.
Tripadvisor Review: “Fantastic location, peaceful with beautiful views and wildlife. Great place to walk dogs on the old Richmond racecourse. Close to the town. Great pubs! Looked after very well by Jack and Amanda. Look forward to the next visit!
3. Scotland: sauchope links park
Relax in a luxury lodge in Scotland with stunning sea views and a private hot tub at Sauchope Links Park, on the rugged coastline of Fife in an area noted for its beautiful beaches and striking seaside scenery. Sauchope Links Holiday Park has an outdoor heated swimming pool, indoor games room, and a children's play area. The resort is also just 20 minutes by car to the famous coastal town of St Andrews, known as the 'Home of Golf'.
Tripadvisor Review: “Don't tell anybody about this place! What do I want? Great walks, cycling, eating, sleeping, drinking, hot tubs, fire pits, history, art, atmosphere and culture. It’s all here. Don't tell anybody!”
4. COTSWOLDS: Five Valleys ApartHotel
Dogs are welcome in the 5 stylish and pet-friendly apartments at Five Valleys ApartHotel. Located in the market town of Stroud, they are surrounded by the breathtaking scenery of The Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. These stylish apartments offer some great local dog-walking opportunities being just 15 minutes’ walk from the Cotswolds Way, a 100-mile trail which takes you through some of the area's most amazing landscapes and villages.
Tripadvisor Review: “Conveniently situated, tastefully decorated, comfortable apartments that cater for your every need. We will definitely return!”
5. WALES: Brynteg Coastal and Country Retreat
Stay in a luxury lodge with a private hot tub or a comfortable caravan at the wonderful Brynteg Coastal and Country Resort in the foothills of Snowdon in North Wales. With easy access to Snowdonia National Park, there are some amazing dog-walking opportunities with stunning mountain views. There’s also plenty to do within the resort itself, with a superb health club with indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room, fully equipped gym and a relaxing spa for the ultimate in relaxation.
Tripadvisor Review: “Loved this site, so peaceful, friendly staff. Had a lovely time here with my husband and 2 daughters and 2 dogs, caravans very clean.”
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Taking your pet on holiday can be a joy, and it's certainly a lot cheaper and more enjoyable for your pet than booking them into kennels while you're away. The beauty of UK holidays is that it's easy to bring them along and although some holiday homes do charge a little extra for the additional cleaning it's worth every penny.
Read more about taking your pets on holiday in Dog-friendly Activities to Try in Cornwall and consider Travelling with Pets: the Pros and Cons. Peruse many more pet-friendly holidays in different locations for more ideas, including several where you can even bring your horse!