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

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Published 10/11/2021 Paw-fect Dog-Friendly Stays for Couples and Solo Travellers


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

Roulotte Retreat

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. Are you looking for a reviving break that imbues all the exotic style and elegance of an Asian palace, combined with an unspoilt meadow setting to take you on an enchanting journey of nature, self-discovery and…

Knoydart Hide

Knoydart Hide

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. If you want to give your romantic getaway the upgrade it deserves, arranging a stay at the winner of Lux Magazine's ‘Best Honeymoon and Romantic Getaways 2017' may well be a good place to start! Knoydart Hide,…

Little Thatch

Little Thatch

Take a break to the Essex seaside and stay in this cute and romantic thatched cottage near the thriving coastal town of Walton-on-the-Naze. With a privileged and convenient setting just a few minutes' walk from the golden sands of Walton beach, Little Thatch certainly packs a punch on the character front, with a stylish black panelled exterior, delightful nautical themed interior and, of…

Brook House Woods

Brook House Woods

Experience open-air creativity and imaginative accommodation in the form of three tree cabins, a tree tent and hobbit house, blissfully nestled below the soothing Malvern Hills. With acres of wondrous woodland, not to mention a lush green meadow that looks out over the Frome Valley and the Malvern Hills, your dreamlike holiday scene at Brook House Woods is set. This, however, is no…

Honey Tree Lodge

Honey Tree Lodge

A luxury ‘grown-ups only' log cabin in the Garden of England, complete with outdoor hot tub and wood-burning sauna! Perfectly situated by the flourishing Druidstone Wildlife Park, in the Garden of England otherwise known as Kent, you will discover a secluded log cabin where warmth and luxury both flow freely. Lovingly hand-built, wheelchair accessible Honey Tree Lodge is ideal for…

The Showman's Wagon

The Showman's Wagon

Relax in a stylish Showman's Wagon infused with all the fun of the fair, beautifully set in a woodland location in rural Wales. Ideal for a refreshingly rural romantic break for two, the Showman's Wagon is a stylishly renovated 1950s travelling van taken straight from the fairground! Nestled in a stunning woodland location that overlooks the Mawddach Estuary in the glorious Snowdonia…

The Cider Shed

The Cider Shed

Experience the ultimate in luxurious relaxation for two and a perfect mini-moon spot, amongst endless Cotswold valley views. You'll find The Cider Shed nestled on a hillside in the charming Gloucestershire village of Slad, once the home of author Laurie Lee (who penned the classic ‘Cider with Rosie'). Pet-friendly and private, you'll feel as though you've escaped to another world…

Rye Windmill

Rye Windmill

A friendly, family-run B&B in an iconic Grade II-listed landmark, perfectly nestled on the banks of a picturesque river. An ideal setting for awakening your creative spirit, Rye Windmill is perfectly positioned on the banks of the river Tillingham. This much-loved local landmark is an ideal base for you to explore the romantic cobbled lanes of the town that has inspired artists and writers…

The Signal Box

The Signal Box

A romantic and historic bolt hole for two, set amongst peaceful Norfolk countryside that feels blissfully remote from daily life. Dating back to 1900, The Signal Box was moved from its original home at Wymondham station a century later, then transformed into an immaculate rural haven for two.   Surrounded by winding lanes and timeless, tranquil Norfolk countryside, you'll feel worlds away…

Pheasant's Roost Shepherd's Hut

Pheasant's Roost Shepherd's Hut

A rustic and romantic retreat set within North Yorkshire farmland, ideal for first-time glampers and Wolds Way walkers. Pheasant's Roost is a cosy shepherd's hut for two (plus two small dogs, if you're bringing extra company along!), gloriously surrounded by North Yorkshire countryside. Perfect for first-time glampers who don't want to ‘rough it' in the Great Outdoors, you'll find Pheasant's…

Orchardleigh Boat House

Orchardleigh Boat House

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.   Orchardleigh Boathouse is almost guaranteed to make you feel as though you and your loved one have spirited yourselves away to a calming and magical place.   Part of Somerset's elegantly historic, 500-acre Orchardleigh Estate (itself a popular TV…

RiverBeds Luxury Wee Lodges

RiverBeds Luxury Wee Lodges

Luxury Wee Lodges, complete with bubbling hot tub and built to resemble a ‘castle in a cabin', nestled at the entrance to the great Glencoe Valley. Discover the romantic RiverBeds nestled amongst soothing woodland in the Scottish Highlands. Ideal for couples seeking both relaxation and adventure, you'll be staying on the great Dragon's Tooth Golf Course, right at the entrance to the…

Inverlonan

Inverlonan

Two off-grid, architect-designed bothies, rich in fine Scottish style and hidden amongst ancient oaks, in an idyllic setting that overlooks Loch Nell. Taking a well-deserved break at Inverlonan is to immerse yourselves in the very best of Scotland... from the finest craftsmanship, to breathtaking natural scenery. Accommodation comprises two remote, off-grid bothies (named Uisge and Beatha -…

The Defence

The Defence

A 15th century, Grade II-listed gatehouse that's filled with romantic charm and character, peacefully secluded in a rural North Yorkshire village.Ideal for a romantic stay filled with historic charm, The Defence is the perfect North Yorkshire retreat for two.Surrounded by soothing countryside, the 15th century gatehouse once formed the defensive entrance to the village rectory of Bolton Percy.…

Forbes of Kingennie Shepherd's Huts

Forbes of Kingennie Shepherd's Huts

Unwind with a traditional Scottish staycation, from the romantic comfort of a hand-crafted, nature-cocooned retreat. Boasting its very own nine-hole golf course, and four sparkling, nationally renowned trout fishing pools, Forbes of Kingennie Country Resort provides the perfect experience of traditional Scotland. Surrounded by nature, you'll find the much-loved family and dog-friendly resort…

Neidpath Castle

Neidpath Castle

A luxuriously romantic royal suite in a medieval castle on the unspoilt Scottish Borders, with the River Tweed rushing gently below. Bursting with historic tales, Neidpath Castle dates back many centuries, and its rugged stone walls remain as soothingly unchanged as the majestic, rolling views of the Scottish Borders beyond.   The beautifully preserved castle can boast an array of…

The Roost Glamping

The Roost Glamping

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. If you're ready for a break from life's hustle and bustle (and who isn't?), you'll find The Roost Glamping waiting for you with open arms. Set within 2.5 enchanting acres of meadow in a Forest of Dean Special Area of Conservation, the two bespoke…

Yeworthy Eco Treehouse

Yeworthy Eco Treehouse

An off-grid, dog-friendly hideaway that's privately secluded amongst the treetops, above a sparkling lake in a sleepy Devon hamlet. It's getting harder and harder to find a magical private space, in which you can gently disconnect from the rest of the world. It's harder still to find a magical private space that's rich in natural beauty... with the only sounds coming from singing birds, the…

Mattishall Corn Mill

Mattishall Corn Mill

Stay in a charmingly converted windmill, rich in rural romance and surrounded by magical country lanes in the soothing heart of Norfolk.Built in 1857 as a working five-storey mill, Mattishall Corn Mill is the perfect country escape for a romantic couple.With a lounge that boasts wooden beams and a coal effect fire, you can snuggle up in front of the TV... or on sunny evenings, head out to the…

The Beehive Wales

The Beehive Wales

A honey-sweet, adults-only rural retreat in West Wales, with idyllic country trails from the doorstep and the sweeping Ceredigion coast in easy reach. Blissfully secluded in a sleepy Welsh village that's close to the Ceredigion coast, The Beehive is a welcoming home-style retreat, for lovers of peaceful rural scenery and dark night skies sprinkled with stars. Sleeping two adults and a…

The Challoners

The Challoners

Experience a gorgeous glamping escape just for two, complete with all the luxuries of a hotel suite, magnificently nestled in a historic corner of southern England.Surrounded by ancient farmhouses, quaint thatched cottages, and gently rustling fruit trees, The Challoners is a dreamlike glamping escape in rural East Sussex.Comprising two stylish shepherd's huts, one for sleeping, and one for…

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