The Best Dog-Friendly Hotels

From country estates to posh London pads, it’s now easier than ever to pack the pooch. We round up our favourite dog-friendly luxury digs…

The Goodwood Hotel, West Sussex

Bedroom 2 with MaxWith seven rooms available for dogs, explore Goodwood estate – 12,000 acres of classic countryside – with your hound. A small charge will get you bed, bowls, food and walking maps to take advantage of the stunning scenery. Or book into the 10-bedroom Hound Lodge where dogs get their own basket and ice-cream (and you get your own butler).

Like what you see? Become a member at The Kennels, the private clubhouse, and your dog gets a personalised bowl kept on site for every time you visit. Click here for more.

Trigony Hotel, Dumfries


Dogs north of the border get treated like rock stars at the traditional sandstone country house, Trigony Hotel, near Dumfries and Galloway. Maps of walks and organic treats wait for four-legged guests on arrival, with towels and shampoos in a designated doggie grooming area if you want to get your pooch preened.

New this autumn is a dog spa, mobile groomers who visit on request and dog reiki – now that’s a seriously spoilt dog. Plus there are sausages at breakfast for those that are allowed and all the usual beds, food and bowls on request. Fancy a night out? Dog sitters are on hand so he won’t pine. Click here for more.

Luton Hoo, Bedfordshire
With its Capability Brown gardens and The Ritz-influenced interiors, Luton Hoo is a sumptuous escape. Dogs can stay in selected ground- floor rooms with doors onto the gardens. A chef will prepare it a gourmet meal and the doggie package includes bed, bowl, ball and treats from Arden Grange who make non-GM, additive-free dog food. See more here.

Bovey Castle, Devon

Bovey Castle Exterior

We love how much Bovey Castle goes the extra mile to welcome dogs. From a guidebook of Day Trips for Dogs to a bowl of biscuits in reception, there’s a feel that nothing is too much effort.

Bowls, beds and food come as standard and there are sausages at breakfast, if they’ve been good. Dogs are welcome in all the rooms here and you’re in the Dartmoor National Park so spectacular walks are on your doorstep. Click here for more.

The Grange, Yorkshire


A 19th century townhouse in one of York’s most elegant areas is all smiles for wagging tails. The Grange Hotel is near the pretty Museum Gardens where dogs are welcome and the river Ouse is just down the road, which has plenty of paths for longer strolls to tire them out. Plus there are home-baked healthy treats and beds, bowls and plenty of pats for pooches. See more here.

The Slaughters House Manor, Cotswolds
This stylishly refurbished hotel has several luxurious coach house bedrooms, some with access to their own private garden which are perfect for visits with pooches. Your dog will receive a welcome bag complete with doggie treats, toys, bowl for his dinner, a comfy blanket and the essential poo bags for when nature calls during walks around the beautiful grounds. It costs an extra £25 but worth it to save you having to pack it into your case. Find out more here.

Holbeck Ghyll, Lake District

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Once a hunting lodge, this ivy-covered gem offers the VIC (Very Important Canine) package, put together by Mungo & Maud (top London dog outfitters) with a bed, collar and lead, blanket, bowls, toy and organic treats. And for you? The amazing tasting menus using the best of the Lake District’s producers from one of the region’s nest chefs. Find out more here.

Rosewood, London

Bedroom 2 with Max

It’s not just the country that makes dogs feel welcome. A few luxury hotels in London love the woofers, too. The Rosewood London, near Covent Garden, is a standout option as it welcomes both dogs and cats, and has its own resident pooch, Pearl (star of A Day in the Life in our Summer issue).

Dogs get delicious welcome treats, bowls and beds, and there’s a run down on where you can take the dog nearby from pubs and restaurants to the best parks for early morning walkies. See more here.

Le Manoir Aux Quat’saisons, Oxfordshire


At Raymond Blanc’s famously indulgent country manor, it’s not just people who get spoilt. Many of the sumptuous gardens suites are suitable for pooches and you can explore the wonderful tea garden or stroll along the banks of the English water garden with your dog on a lead.

Of course, there are plenty of trails nearby where no lead is needed, and the hotel can offer maps to help. As befits a hotel that is all about culinary delights, top notch treats and doggie dinners are waiting, meaning you’ll all go to bed full and content. Find out more here.

Ashdown Park, Sussex

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The neo-Gothic Sussex favourite, doesn’t shy away from dogs. Pet- friendly rooms are available with French doors that open onto the estate, making that early walk a breeze. Dogs’ dinners are included along with goodie bags from Arden Grange. Ask the concierge for a list of dog-friendly pubs nearby. See more here.

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