Discover everything you need to plan the best dog friendly getaway (from start to finish)
Dog friendly getaways are the best! Anywhere that I can take Pops and Gerts along with me gets the big thumbs up from me, and that’s why I created Dotty4Paws.
I want to help you find a dog friendly place to stay in the UK where you can have an amazing staycation with your dog.
But it’s more than that. You also want to find dog friendly pubs or restaurants. You want to discover dog friendly days out near where you’re staying, and sometimes you may even want to find a doggy daycare or petsitter so you can have a dog-free day out while your dog has some fun with new furiends.
If you want to plan the best dog friendly getaway, then Dotty4Paws is here to help you with every aspect of your holiday. Pet friendly accommodation is just the beginning!
Booking a Dog Friendly Getaway
You can use our search bar to find a dog friendly luxury cottage, a B and B, or even a stunning dog friendly glamping site.
Once you’ve settled on where you’d like to staycation with your dog, you can then use our dog friendly directory to plan the rest of your family getaway!
We have a wide variety of interesting places to stay with your dog. So whether you’d prefer a luxury cottage, a boat, or even a castle, you are sure to find somewhere both you and your dog will love.
The Egerton House Hotel
If you’re after total doggy indulgence, you should check out this luxury listing in London. The Egerton House is an enchanting dog friendly boutique hotel located in Knightsbridge.
Just moments from many famous tourist attractions, the unique and characterful hotel is the perfect place for a dog friendly getaway in the capital.
The hotel offers a home from home experience and prides itself on making every guest feel like family. The royal treatment extends to pets, and their popular doggy afternoon tea is guaranteed to get tails wagging.
They even offer a pet concierge service and spa packages for your pooch! I mean, how wooftastic is that!
Lark Cottage is a fabulous luxury dog friendly cottage in Norfolk. Poppy and I stayed for an incredible getaway in 2020, and it was unforgettable.
It sleeps up to 10 people, so Pops and I were truly spoilt having the entire cottage to ourselves. We felt very smug, snuggled up by the fire together after our days out exploring North Norfolk.
Not only is this beautiful dog friendly cottage a divine place to relax, but it’s within walking distance from the beach. You can even enjoy the sea views from the garden, which I absolutely loved.
You can read more about our getaway to this stunning dog friendly cottage near the beach here.
Woodfarm Barns and Barges
For the more adventurous among you, check out Woodfarm Barns and Barges in Suffolk. Woodfarm hosts a collection of dog friendly luxury barns complete with private hot tubs.
They also have two fantastic dog friendly converted dutch barges for a truly spectacular and memorable getaway.
Pops and I stayed at one of Woodfarm’s luxurious barns, and we had a great staycation, even in torrential rain! Yup, British staycations always come with a bit of a weather warning!
But don’t worry, Anne and Karl at Woodfarm have you covered – there were push-bikes, books, DVDs, and a hive of information on local dog friendly places to visit at my fingertips.
You can read all about our adventure here.
Now you have your dog friendly accommodation sorted, you want to find some fabulous places to eat, drink and relax with your dog by your side.
Many of our luxury dog friendly cottages are fully equipped with everything you need to cook at home. Let’s be honest though, you’re on holiday! Let someone else do the cooking!
Nestled in the picturesque Exmoor village, The Royal Oak Withypool is a superb pub that ticks all of a dog lover’s boxes.
Situated close to sparkling rivers and undulating valleys, you can put your weary feet up and relax after an extraordinary dog day out with your best friend.
If a laid-back beach getaway is more your thing, then you can’t go wrong with a visit to the C-Bay Cafe on the beach at Crantock in Cornwall.
A relaxed dog friendly cafe by day and a rather special bistro by night – you won’t be disappointed whatever time of day you visit.
You can read all about our fabulous stay here a few years ago. It was simply magical.
Dog friendly days out near you
You’ve found the pawfect dog friendly holiday home, and you know where you’re stopping to fill your tum. Now you just need to find where you can while away your days exploring on your doggy staycation.
Don’t worry, we’ve thought about that!
Simply search attractions/events on the directory and find the best dog friendly days out near you.
Discover waterfalls, wild gardens, railways, museums, and galleries that will welcome both you and your best friend. We have an array of dog friendly days out for you to enjoy on your next getaway,
Fancy a spot of punting along the river, with champagne in hand and your dog at your side? We can deliver!
Rutherford Punting in Cambridge offers a quintessentially British day out for you and your pup to enjoy together.
If you’re looking for something truly breathtaking, then a visit to Canonteign Falls in Dartmoor National Park is out of this world.
Boasting the highest waterfall in the South West, it’s a magical spectacle that will delight the whole family.
Keep the kids happy with some time in the adventure playground. Pick up your souvenirs at the gift shop, and soothe your soul with a stroll beside beautiful tranquil lakes.
Your dog will no doubt love it all. Canonteign Falls is incredibly dog friendly.
If you want to pull out all the stops on your dog friendly getaway, you can even find a dog photographer using our directory. That’s right; we don’t skimp on the details here at Dotty4Paws!
There is nothing as special as capturing those precious family moments together to enjoy for a lifetime. Looking back at photos of a loved one, or a time that was simply amazing can practically transport you back in time.
All those happy feelings come rushing back, and you’re left feeling warm and fuzzy. It’s like a small dose of holiday vibes whenever you need them!
Call me a crazy dog lady, but I like to have my dogs by my side whenever possible. Sometimes though, you may need a helping hand when you go on a dog friendly getaway.
We have dog walkers, daycares, and overnight boarders listed on our directory so you can find the help you need.
Perhaps you’re attending a special event like a wedding or treating the kids to a day out at a theme park. If you need somebody to take loving care of your dog for the day, search our wonderful dog sitter listings.
Where will you visit next?
We love hearing from our community of dog lovers. Where are you planning to spend your next dog friendly getaway? Have you found a gem on Dotty4Paws to visit?
Let us know in the comments below; we love a bit of dog holiday chat!
Woofs and Wags
Kate, Pops and Gert