Editor’s Choice

Paw-fect Dog-Friendly Stays for Couples and Solo Travellers

10 November 2021

Leaving your best four-legged friend behind when you go on holiday can feel like waving goodbye to a piece of your heart.

And that’s no way to start a well-deserved break… at least, not in our humble opinion.

(In fact, you could say it’s ‘barking’ mad!)

So we’ve rounded up a few of our favourite dog-friendly retreats, for couples and solo travellers whose beloved pooch feels less like a pet, and more like one of the family.

Author: Nina Jervis
Main image: The Challoners | East Sussex

Roulotte Retreat

Melrose, Scottish Borders
Enrich your senses and live life on artisan wheels with this exquisitely quirky ‘glamvanning' experience in the wildflower-strewn natural setting of the Scottish Borders.
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: Varies
£110 / night

Knoydart Hide

Inverie, The Highlands
Take romantic luxury to new heights with an award-winning hideaway for two with hot tub and sauna, built for indulgence and blissfully secluded in the Scottish Highlands.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
£200 / night

Brook House Woods

Bromyard, Herefordshire
Experience open-air creativity and imaginative accommodation in the form of three tree cabins, a tree tent and cabin, blissfully nestled below the soothing Malvern Hills.
Bedrooms: 1 per unit
Sleeps: 2 per unit
£80 / night (cabin)

Honey Tree Lodge

Nr Canterbury, Kent
A luxury ‘grown-ups only' log cabin in the Garden of England, complete with outdoor hot tub and wood-burning sauna!
Bedrooms: 2
Sleeps: 6
£264 /night

Rye Windmill

Rye, East Sussex
A friendly, family-run B&B in an iconic Grade II-listed landmark, perfectly nestled on the banks of a picturesque river.
Bedrooms: 10
Sleeps: 2 per room

The Signal Box

Melton Constable, Norfolk
A romantic and historic bolt hole for two, set amongst peaceful Norfolk countryside that feels blissfully remote from daily life.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
£538 (7 nts)

Pheasant's Roost Shepherd's Hut

Malton, North Yorkshire
A rustic and romantic retreat set within North Yorkshire farmland, ideal for first-time glampers and Wolds Way walkers.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
£80 / night offpeak

Orchardleigh Boat House

Frome, Somserset
A tranquil and romantic dog-friendly hot tub retreat for two, nestled on the edge of a sparkling lake on a historic 500-acre Somerset estate.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
£170 / night

RiverBeds Luxury Wee Lodges

Ballachulish, The Highlands
Luxury Wee Lodges, complete with bubbling private hot tub, nestled at the entrance to the mighty Glencoe Valley.
Bedrooms: 1 per lodge
Sleeps: 2 per lodge
£198 / night


Glenlonan, Argyll and Bute
Three off-grid, architect-designed bothies, rich in fine Scottish style and luxurious sensory experiences, hidden amongst ancient oaks in an idyllic setting that overlooks Loch Nell.
Bedrooms: 1 per bothy
Sleeps: 2 per bothy
£200 / night

Forbes of Kingennie Shepherd's Huts

Kingennie, Dundee
Unwind with a traditional Scottish staycation, from the romantic comfort of a hand-crafted, nature-cocooned retreat.
Bedrooms: 1 per hut
Sleeps: 2 per hut
£155 / night

Neidpath Castle

Peebles, Scottish Borders
A luxuriously romantic royal suite in a medieval castle on the unspoilt Scottish Borders, with the River Tweed rushing gently below.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
£350 / night

The Roost Glamping

Mitcheldean, Gloucestershire
Two sumptuous adults only, dog-friendly cedar cabins with a hot tub and luxuries galore, bespoke crafted and nestled in the magical Forest of Dean.
Bedrooms: 1 per cabin
£172 / night

Yeworthy Eco Treehouse

Eworthy, Devon
An off-grid, dog-friendly hideaway that's privately secluded amongst the treetops, above a sparkling lake in a sleepy Devon hamlet.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
£95 / night


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