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

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Published 18/10/2022 Quiet Havens for Pets (And Their Owners!) on Bonfire Night


"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

Hoe Grange Holidays

Eco-friendly, accessible, self-catering log cabins, camping pods and a gypsy caravan on a working farm in the Peak District. Escape to the Peak District with a stay at Hoe Grange Holidays - an eco-friendly retreat everyone can enjoy. There are many reasons why this wonderful place has won numerous awards for its accessible accommodation and green credentials - but the best way to…

Remote location for a very quiet and peaceful stay, perfect for nervous dogs and even horses on holiday too! The nearest small village is 3 miles away, historically very few fireworks. Availability in log cabins for 3 nights at £940 for 4 guests or £1,124 for 6 guests including dog – no extra charges. Also glamping pods just for 2 - £627 for 3 nights or £492 for 2 nights Prices include welcome pack with home made bread and biscuits and a doggy welcome pack with dog bed, towels, bowls and dog on holiday tag.
Mulino Pods

Mulino Pods

Eco-powered exclusive rural valley glamping - complete with friendly neighbourhood sheep! - in the scenic Peak District.  Always wanted to try glamping, but worried it might be a little too crowded and noisy? You'll be firmly converted after a stay in the quietly welcoming Mulino Pods, three private glamping pods situated on farm land featuring outstanding valley views, far…

Both dog friendly pods are available for 4th-6th November. Quiet, remote location with no fireworks for miles, and no fireworks allowed onsite due to dogs and farm animals.
Tom's Eco Lodge

Tom's Eco Lodge

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. At Tom's Eco Lodge, located at Tapnell Farm, you'll discover a thoughtfully-designed glamping haven to suit everyone. After all, how many sites can offer a wide range of luxury outdoor accommodation with plentiful space, fresh sea views,…

Quiet location, and due to farm park animals no fireworks allowed on site. All units are dog friendly. Stay in a Wood Cabin, Modulog with tub or cottages from £450 for a 2 night weekend with any time check out Sunday (or stay 3rd night free)
East Thorne Family Roundhouses

East Thorne Family Roundhouses

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.  East Thorne emerged 11 years ago, originally as a yurt camp. Since its humble beginnings, they kept hold of the best bits and ramped up the luxury touches. The Roundhouses were the result. A…

Availability for Bonfire night. Fully insulated, very soundproof roundhouses.
Lydcott Glamping

Lydcott Glamping

A unique, expertly handcrafted back-to-nature escape that showcases some of the best sea views in Cornwall. Perfectly nestled in the rural Cornish village of Widegates, Lydcott Glamping offers you the chance to explore all the enchantment of Cornwall, far away from the tourist bustle. Positioned next to a friendly working farm, the glamping cabins offer outstanding views of an awe-inspiring and…

Little Seed Field

Little Seed Field

Wild luxury glamping at its most naturally breathtaking, in cosy wooden cabins nestled on a friendly, family-run farm in the Yorkshire Dales. Surrounded by Yorkshire's trademark natural beauty, and boasting gorgeous views of the Nidderdale Valley, you'll discover Little Seed Field nestled on a friendly dairy farm that's a long way from the beaten tourist track. Owned by four successive…

Availability remaining over the Bonfire weekend - very remote location, so no fireworks in the vicinity
Tigh Darach

Tigh Darach

An exquisite, architect designed ‘oak house' for soothing family getaways, secluded in nature and boasting glorious views of the Sound of Mull.Featuring direct, private access to the shoreline of the Sound of Mull and Drimnin Pier, Tigh Darach is a beautiful oak-framed family house (Tigh Darach is Gaelic for ‘oak house') designed and owned by the architect Roderick James, and his wife…

Availability for Bonfire weekend - very remote and no fireworks close by.
Wilderkin

Wilderkin

Start a magical off-grid adventure in a romantic, dog-friendly hideaway nestled in a private tree-strewn glade, set within the wild and wonderful Scottish Borders countryside. You'd never guess that Wilderkin is only 30 minutes away from the hustle and bustle of Edinburgh. Nestled amongst the wildly beautiful Scottish Borders countryside, tucked away along a gorgeous grass path, is a welcoming,…

The Captain's Cabin

The Captain's Cabin

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. One of Scotland's most blissfully remote locations, Drimnin lies on the north-eastern shore of the Sound of Mull, opposite the Isle of Mull's quaint capital, Tobermory. A pure Highlands setting that thrives with nature, it's…

Availability for Bonfire weekend - very remote and no fireworks close by.
Westley Farm Stone Cottages

Westley Farm Stone Cottages

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. Boasting 70 "sublimely beautiful", wildlife-steeped acres of Cotswold countryside, Westley Farm has featured in many a prominent publication, including The Sunday Times and the Daily Telegraph. This is hardly…

Availability in two incredibly quiet and secluded cottages for the weekend of November 5th. Both Jackdaw Cottage and Hornstone Cottage are available.
Dittisham Hideaway

Dittisham Hideaway

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. If you were to close your eyes and imagine the perfect countryside idyll, it's likely you'll picture Dittisham Hideaway. Overlooking a sun-dappled woodland valley just a mile from the…

PET FRIENDLY, quiet location! Shepherds Hut 4th – 6th November - 2 nights £440.00 for 2 people, 2 medium/small sized dogs or 1 large dog welcome at £50.00 per dog * Treehouse 4th – 7th November - 3 nights £900.00 for 2 people sharing, 2 dogs welcome at £50.00 each, supplements for children
Plas Robin Rural Retreats

Plas Robin Rural Retreats

Contemporary, bespoke-designed lodges with private stargazing hot tubs, blissfully secluded amongst remote, idyllic countryside in a historic Powys village. Gloriously secluded by a quiet country lane in Llandyssil, a quaint village close to the Shropshire border, Plas Robin Rural Retreats comprise three stunning, contemporary lodges that each sleep 4 or 6 guests in rural comfort. Set amongst 35…

A beautiful and peaceful location - there will be no fireworks in the vicinity - availability in Llety Cariad or Ty Hiraeth on bonfire weekend.
Cornflower Cottage

Cornflower Cottage

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. Nestled just outside the Somerset village of Halse, Cornflower Cottage is a converted Grade II-listed, 16th century barn that's rich in traditional countryside charm.  Many characterful original features have been left intact, and the beautiful stone…

Available for the weekend of the 4-6/7th November priced at £445/495. Cornflower Cottage is located on the edge of the village of Halse in Somerset which has a very high number of thatched properties, therefore fireworks are not allowed in the village or at the property. Up to two dogs welcome; the garden is well fenced, there is great dog walking and a very dog friendly pub in easy strolling distance, plus a doggy welcome hamper is supplied.
Brucefield Estate Schenbothies

Brucefield Estate Schenbothies

Sumptuous woodland hideaways, privately nestled on a magical Clackmannanshire estate that's teeming with rich heritage and diverse, protected wildlife. Dating back over 700 years, Brucefield Estate is a vast, cherished ‘hidden gem' that boasts a unique blend of enthralling history and Scottish nature at its purest. Not only have these exquisite grounds been trodden by ancient barons, lords and…

Bonfire night/5 Nov: located in the middle of 1000 quiet and peaceful acres of land.
Dalnaglar Castle

Dalnaglar Castle

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. Surrounded by the rugged mountain-and-woodland scenery that Scotland is justly famous for, Dalnaglar Castle is a fine, historic retreat that sleeps up to 20 guests. With the magnificent Cairngorms National Park in striking distance, Dalnaglar…

Enjoy a 'firework free' weekend in one of the estate's beautiful cottages, or for a larger group stay in stunning Dalnaglar Castle.
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