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Quiet Havens for Pets (And Their Owners!) on Bonfire Night

18 October 2022

“Remember, remember the fifth of November…”

When John Milton wrote those iconic words back in 1626, he implored the British public never to forget the anniversary of the failed Gunpowder Plot.

But these days, the sound of exploding fireworks offers an ear-shattering reminder all of its own!

As much fun as Bonfire Night can be (we’ve got fond memories of sticky toffee apples and writing our names in the air with fizzing sparklers), many pet owners dread its arrival each year.

Loud, sudden bangs and flashes from fireworks can terrify our furry friends, sending them into a quivering frenzy.

As 5th November draws closer, advice to help soothe petrified cats and dogs ranges from playing calming music, to closing all windows and creating a safe space for them to hide.

But if you’d rather get away from it all completely, we’ve put together a list of retreats that prioritise peace and tranquillity.

Some are blissfully remote, while others boast sound-proofing elements that promise to muffle the loudest of outside noises… giving you and your pet some much-needed relaxation-time, even on Bonfire Night!*

*While we can’t guarantee that you will be in complete silence during your stay, we’ve combed our listings in search of the quietest retreats according to specific advice from the owners, and the many reviews they have received.
Author: Nina Jervis
Main image: Pet-friendly glamping pod at Hoe Grange Holidays, Derbyshire

Hoe Grange Holidays

Matlock, Derbyshire, England
Eco-friendly, accessible, self-catering log cabins, camping pods and a gypsy caravan on a working farm in the Peak District.
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: Varies
From
£180 /2 nts

Mulino Pods

Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England
Eco-powered exclusive rural valley glamping - complete with friendly neighbourhood sheep! - in the scenic Peak District. 
Bedrooms:
Sleeps: Varies
From
£90.00 /night

Tom's Eco Lodge

Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, Isle Of Wight, England
Sustainable rural glamping on the Isle of Wight - where you'll find the perfect setting, from scenic romantic escapes to fresh, fun-filled family adventures.
Bedrooms: varies
Sleeps: varies
From
£90 /night

East Thorne Family Roundhouses

Bude, Cornwall, England
An original glamping concept, lovingly created by a family who fell in love with glamping and the Great Outdoors...and set about creating a luxury en-suite glamping alternative for their guests. 
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2-4
From
£160 / night

Lydcott Glamping

Widegates, Cornwall, England
A unique, expertly handcrafted back-to-nature escape that showcases some of the best sea views in Cornwall.
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps:
From
£100 / night

Little Seed Field

Ripon, Yorkshire, England
Wild luxury glamping at its most naturally breathtaking, in cosy wooden cabins nestled on a friendly, family-run farm in the Yorkshire Dales.
Bedrooms: Open plan
Sleeps: Up to 4 per cabin
From
£95 / night

Wilderkin

Midlothian, Scottish Borders, Scotland
Start a magical off-grid adventure in a romantic, dog-friendly hideaway with Japanese Ofuro inspired bespoke hot tub for two, nestled in a private tree-strewn glade within the wild and wonderful Scottish Borders countryside.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£145 / night

The Captain's Cabin

Drimnin, The Highlands, Scotland
An elliptical, architect-designed retreat, rich in nautical style and elevated on the entire flat roof of an old chapel to showcase magnificent views over the Sound of Mull.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£160 / night

Westley Farm Stone Cottages

Frampton Mansell, Gloucestershire, England
Quintessential English countryside retreats, each set in its own meadow, rich in home comforts and traditional style for a soothing escape amongst glorious Cotswold countryside.
Bedrooms: 2 or 3
Sleeps: 4 or 7 per cottage
From
£225 / night

Dittisham Hideaway

Dittisham, Devon, England
An exquisite collection of luxury treehouses, a gleaming American airstream, and artisan shepherd's lodges, all with al fresco hot tubs and beautifully nestled in the scenic heart of Devonshire countryside.
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: 1-5
From
£195/night

Plas Robin Rural Retreats

Montgomery, Powys, Wales
Contemporary, bespoke-designed lodges with private stargazing hot tubs, blissfully secluded amongst remote, idyllic countryside in a historic Powys village.
Bedrooms: 2 or 3 per lodge
Sleeps: 4 or 6 per lodge
From
£350/night

Cornflower Cottage

Taunton, Somerset, England
A luxurious conversion of a Grade II-listed, 16th century rural Somerset barn, complete with an indoor swimming pool and an al fresco hot tub.
Bedrooms: 2
Sleeps: 4
From
£495/ shrtbrk

Brucefield Estate Schenbothies

Forestmill, Clackmannanshire, Scotland
Sumptuous woodland hideaways, privately nestled on a magical Clackmannanshire estate that's teeming with rich heritage and diverse, protected wildlife.
Bedrooms: 1 per bothy
Sleeps: 2 per bothy
From
£145 / night

Dalnaglar Castle

Blairgowrie, Perthshire, Scotland
A grand 19th century retreat, spectacularly set within a 200-acre estate in the heart of Glenshee, on the southern fringe of the Cairngorms National Park.
Bedrooms: 10
Sleeps: Up to 20
From
£3,999 (3 nights)

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