Best getaways for you and your four-legged friend
Many travellers place the needs of their beloved pets well before their own with regards to selecting where to stay and what to do on holiday. According to recent research from Booking.com, 42% of global pet owners agree that they would choose holiday destinations based on whether they can take their pets and 49% would be willing to pay more to stay at an accommodation that is pet-friendly.
Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travellers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, has collated five of the UK’s most ‘pawsome’ properties for you and your pooch.
Where to stay? Artist Residence Oxfordshire
This quirky property is situated in the village of South Leigh and features 5 bedrooms and 3 suites, each with a rustic, individually furnished décor.
It also features a cosy Shepherd's Hut providing stunning views of the herb terrace garden, a pub and dining room.
Artist Residence is merely a short drive from many popular tourist attractions such as Blenheim Palace and Bicester Village.
Where to stay? Ramside Hall Hotel, Golf & Spa, Durham
The lavish Ramside Hall Hotel Golf & Spa is nestled within a 350-acre estate, features two Championship golf courses and a well-equipped fitness centre. Guests can wind down in the modern Spa consisting of a vast indoor swimming pool, along with a bubble pool, steam room and sauna and can enjoy a diverse choice of food, ranging from pan-Asian to traditional British cuisine, within the four impressive restaurants.
Where to stay? Crossbasket Castle, High Blantyre, Scotland
Travel back in time with your pet in this renovated gothic Castle which has been praised for its wonderful service and food. For guests wanting to embrace their adventurous side, plenty of activities are on offer in and around High Blantyre, such as cycling, horse riding and archery.
Where to stay? Fish Hotel, Cotswolds
Nestled in the Cotswolds, The Fish Hotel is accommodating for pooches with its scenic treehouses and charming rooms including bowls, treats and a pet towel. The 400 acres of surrounding countryside is perfect for playing with the doggies and going for long strolls.
While you tuck into afternoon tea, the dog-friendly hotel has a menu specifically designed for your four-legged pal and even stocks doggie beer if they need to perk up. The innovative village style layout consists of bedrooms and public areas located across separate buildings, whilst still maintaining a sense of privacy for its guests.
The Egerton House Hotel, London
This opulent hotel is perfect for a dog-friendly city break, with high-end shops like Harrods, Kensington museum visits and walking tours on offer nearby.
While guests marvel at the elegant rooms filled with vintage furniture, their pooches are pampered with their own welcome message, embroidered pet towel and pet bowls, and are even treated to their own dining menus with Pawsecco and Beef or Chicken meatloaf.