We’re very excited about the launch of our dog-friendly breaks guide! Pampered pooches can swap kennels for creature comforts; each entry has its own “treats” section to get tails wagging. Highlights include doggie sleepover packs with tug toys, restaurants with dog’s menus and endless stocks of tasty treats; think homemade livercake, beef bones, pigs ears and doggie beer made with stock. Yum!
Here’s a sneak peek at a few of our favourites…
A deliciously calm oasis in the bustling West End – grand and intimate at the same time, with original features as a backdrop for sharply modern and minimalist furnishings. you’re close to bars and restaurants as well as the Botanic Gardens and Kelvingrove Museum.
Doggie dream holiday factor: Dogs escape the daily grind! Try Huntly’s recommended walks and dog-friendly pubs, and come back to homemade livercake and snuggly blankets.
This lovely cottage sits in 7 acres and steals its name from the backdrop of ancient undisturbed woodland. Resting on the borders of three counties, this is prime walking country.
Doggie dream holiday factor: Dogs roam free in 7 acres of fenced gardens! Save room in the car and arrive to pup essentials – towels, dog bowl and doggie treats.
Orford is unbeatable, river, beach and forest wait, as does the Crown & Castle, a fabulous English hostelry. The feel is warm with stripped floorboards, open fires, eclectic art and candles at night.
Doggie dream holiday factor: Towel down after a walk through Rendlesham Forest and book into the “doggie table” at the restaurant where homemade treats cooked with man’s best friend in mind
This splendidly-intact Victorian house is hurling off its corporate shackles and turning itself into the friendliest of places. Take your glass of fizz to the elegant drawing and sitting rooms, library full of first editions, or sweeping lawn overlooking the river Thames.
Doggie dream holiday factor: While doggie guests get their own bed, blanket, treats and toys, those less fortunate are also remembered with a donation to Battersea Dogs Home included in the room price.
This fisherman’s cottage just above Crail’s harbour gives you a warm hug of a welcome. Inside is perfect: cool colours and pretty objets run throughout. Stroll down to the Lobster Store, a wooden hut on the harbour wall that sells just-caught lobster and crab.
Doggie dream holiday factor: Treats galore! Have hours of fun on the beach with a shiny new ball and thrower. Doggie paddle in the sea and dry off with complimentary towels in local pet-friendly cafés.
Find a ‘vintage’ interior with wooden flooring, reclaimed architectural pieces, big old roll tops and a mahogany loo seat. Bedrooms are painted in the softest colours, firm mattresses are covered in fine cotton or linen. Food is seriously good here – try a seaside picnic hamper!
Doggie dream holiday factor: Dogs dine like kings with home-cooked local sausage. Bon appetit!
Step inside to find Shoreditch pizzazz! Sarah and Phil have swapped the world of London advertising for a dream house in the Dales. Their take on Victoriana is inspiring with stairs carpeted in plush red and sofas covered in zinging velvet.
Doggie dream holiday factor: Sarah & Phil pick up raw beef bones from the butcher, know the best muddy walks and are ready with fluffy towels when pooches return.