Ten pet-friendly places to stay in the UK



More and more Brits are shunning the cattery and kennels and instead choosing to bring their pets on holiday with them. And who can blame them? After all, pets need holidays too. But finding a dog-friendly hotel (let alone a cat or rabbit-friendly one) can be a problem particularly a decent place or them to west their fluffy heads. Which is why we asked Tripadvisor what the best-rated animal-friendly destinations were. So next time you want to take a break with your four-legged friend, check these out...

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A Grade II listed building with antique features, including a medieval oak door and an 18th Century drawing room, Byfield House is steeped in history. Set in Painswick amidst lush countryside, guests can enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding scenery and lovely long walks with their pooches.

As one TripAdvisor traveller commented, “Byfield House reflects the character of the owners, totally unique, warm and welcoming. We were lucky enough to stay in the garden room which is beautifully decorated and comfortable almost to the point of excess.”

A family-run farm nestled in the heart of the scenic North Somerset countryside, Colliters Brook Farm is in a secluded location surrounded by four acres of paddocks with quiet manicured gardens and a pond, perfect for guests to reflect and enjoy some quiet time with their pet.

As one TripAdvisor traveller commented, “My wife and I could not have picked a better place, the welcome from Ralph, Abbie and Rich was very homely, and also the welcome from their two family pet dogs was an extra bonus. We’re looking forward to coming back.”

Set on 32-acres of grounds, surrounded by Welsh countryside with views towards the Preseli mountains, Penbontbren Luxury Bed and Breakfast features five luxury suites, each with a spacious sitting room and garden.

As one TripAdvisor traveller commented, “We thoroughly recommend Penbrontbren to anyone wanting a relaxing luxury and pampered break. The location is close to the coast and perfect for exploring West Wales. Also, they accept dogs, so it’s perfect for a walking holiday.”

Dating back to the early 1700s, Millgate House is furnished with antique pieces sourced from all over the world. Guests can enjoy the garden with its views across the river Swale towards the beautiful Cleveland Hills.

As one TripAdvisor traveller commented, “We booked Millgate House at short notice and also needed accommodation that accepted pets. Austin and Tim were very helpful and welcomed our dog. I cannot recommend it highly enough.”

Offering nine individually styled rooms which reflect the historic character of the property with added modern luxuries, Plas Dinas Country House is a charming house. Guests can enjoy stunning views of the Snowdonia mountains, stroll round its 15-acres or cosy up with their pet by the roaring log fire in the drawing room.

As one TripAdvisor traveller commented, “This hotel is just what we were looking for. Peaceful location, beautiful and clean bedroom and bathroom, attentive and friendly hosts, very good food, lovely garden and relaxing lounge. We cannot fault this hotel.”

Set on an equestrian field and featuring themed yurts including gothic, Balinese and Mongolian, Lincoln Yurts offers guests home comforts while still retaining the camping experience. Pets are allowed to stay in the yurts and both guests and their pets can enjoy a holiday experience with a difference.

As one TripAdvisor traveller commented, “We stayed in the gothic yurts for four nights and loved the unique decor. The bed was so comfy and even with three of us and three dogs we had loads of room and were very warm and cosy. We also loved the fact that our dogs were made as welcome as we were, as so few places welcome your beloved pets.”

Set in the village of Innerleithen, near Peebles, Glede Knowe Guest House offers spacious rooms and a comfortable dining room and lounge. Guests can relax and enjoy the views of the surrounding countryside and hills.

As one TripAdvisor traveller commented, “This was our second visit to Glede Knowe Guest House and we shall certainly be returning again. The rooms have everything you could need and are kept extremely clean and tidy. The hosts, including the dog, are all friendly and made us feel welcome.”

Comprised of two double en-suite rooms and one twin en-suite room, Craik Na Dav B&B is a family-run property featuring homely décor. Guests are allowed a maximum of two dogs per room and are supplied with dogbeds, blankets and dog biscuits.

As one TripAdvisor traveller commented, “A lovely B&B with great touches such as a free dram of whisky in the rooms and alarm clocks. We don't currently own a dog but the B&B is welcoming of canines, and the owners themselves have three dogs.”

A country house bed and breakfast in the glorious Shropshire countryside near the beautiful medieval market town of Ludlow. Guests are welcomed on arrival with afternoon tea, homemade jams and scones or cakes, and are treated to views in all directions of the property.

As one TripAdvisor traveller commented, “All-in-all an excellent weekend break - we couldn't fault anything about the place. The setting is sublime with an informal air, but with lots of little extras that make you feel special. We both plan to return.”

A charming and relaxed property situated in the picturesque market town of Hawes with superb views of Upper Wensleydale. After exploring the Dales, guests can unwind in one of the individually designed rooms.

As one TripAdvisor traveller commented, “This was the second time that that my wife and I have stayed here and I hope it’s not the last. We stayed with three other couples and a dog and cannot recommend it more highly.”

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With the recent news that an airline carrier is offering its passengers loyalty points every time their dog or cat flies with the airline, a new poll by TripAdvisor has revealed that almost a third of Brits (30%) have taken their pet or pets on holiday with them*.

It's not surprising so many Brits are opting to take their animals away with them – leaving a pet behind to go on holiday can be both an expensive and stressful experience. There are often hefty bills to pay if you're sending them off to a kennel or cattery, plus the added guilt of leaving Felix or Fido behind while you swan off for a luxury break away.

For those who can't bear to leave their four-legged, furry friends behind, we have teamed up with TripAdvisor to sniff out the ten best rated hotels, B&Bs and lodgings in the UK that welcome pets, according to its community of reviewers



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Top 10 pet-friendly places to stay in the UK
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Ten pet-friendly places to stay in the UK

A Grade II listed building with antique features, including a medieval oak door and an 18th Century drawing room, Byfield House is steeped in history. Set in Painswick amidst lush countryside, guests can enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding scenery and lovely long walks with their pooches.

As one TripAdvisor traveller commented, “Byfield House reflects the character of the owners, totally unique, warm and welcoming. We were lucky enough to stay in the garden room which is beautifully decorated and comfortable almost to the point of excess.”

A family-run farm nestled in the heart of the scenic North Somerset countryside, Colliters Brook Farm is in a secluded location surrounded by four acres of paddocks with quiet manicured gardens and a pond, perfect for guests to reflect and enjoy some quiet time with their pet.

As one TripAdvisor traveller commented, “My wife and I could not have picked a better place, the welcome from Ralph, Abbie and Rich was very homely, and also the welcome from their two family pet dogs was an extra bonus. We’re looking forward to coming back.”

Set on 32-acres of grounds, surrounded by Welsh countryside with views towards the Preseli mountains, Penbontbren Luxury Bed and Breakfast features five luxury suites, each with a spacious sitting room and garden.

As one TripAdvisor traveller commented, “We thoroughly recommend Penbrontbren to anyone wanting a relaxing luxury and pampered break. The location is close to the coast and perfect for exploring West Wales. Also, they accept dogs, so it’s perfect for a walking holiday.”

Dating back to the early 1700s, Millgate House is furnished with antique pieces sourced from all over the world. Guests can enjoy the garden with its views across the river Swale towards the beautiful Cleveland Hills.

As one TripAdvisor traveller commented, “We booked Millgate House at short notice and also needed accommodation that accepted pets. Austin and Tim were very helpful and welcomed our dog. I cannot recommend it highly enough.”

Offering nine individually styled rooms which reflect the historic character of the property with added modern luxuries, Plas Dinas Country House is a charming house. Guests can enjoy stunning views of the Snowdonia mountains, stroll round its 15-acres or cosy up with their pet by the roaring log fire in the drawing room.

As one TripAdvisor traveller commented, “This hotel is just what we were looking for. Peaceful location, beautiful and clean bedroom and bathroom, attentive and friendly hosts, very good food, lovely garden and relaxing lounge. We cannot fault this hotel.”

Set on an equestrian field and featuring themed yurts including gothic, Balinese and Mongolian, Lincoln Yurts offers guests home comforts while still retaining the camping experience. Pets are allowed to stay in the yurts and both guests and their pets can enjoy a holiday experience with a difference.

As one TripAdvisor traveller commented, “We stayed in the gothic yurts for four nights and loved the unique decor. The bed was so comfy and even with three of us and three dogs we had loads of room and were very warm and cosy. We also loved the fact that our dogs were made as welcome as we were, as so few places welcome your beloved pets.”

Set in the village of Innerleithen, near Peebles, Glede Knowe Guest House offers spacious rooms and a comfortable dining room and lounge. Guests can relax and enjoy the views of the surrounding countryside and hills.

As one TripAdvisor traveller commented, “This was our second visit to Glede Knowe Guest House and we shall certainly be returning again. The rooms have everything you could need and are kept extremely clean and tidy. The hosts, including the dog, are all friendly and made us feel welcome.”

Comprised of two double en-suite rooms and one twin en-suite room, Craik Na Dav B&B is a family-run property featuring homely décor. Guests are allowed a maximum of two dogs per room and are supplied with dogbeds, blankets and dog biscuits.

As one TripAdvisor traveller commented, “A lovely B&B with great touches such as a free dram of whisky in the rooms and alarm clocks. We don't currently own a dog but the B&B is welcoming of canines, and the owners themselves have three dogs.”

A country house bed and breakfast in the glorious Shropshire countryside near the beautiful medieval market town of Ludlow. Guests are welcomed on arrival with afternoon tea, homemade jams and scones or cakes, and are treated to views in all directions of the property.

As one TripAdvisor traveller commented, “All-in-all an excellent weekend break - we couldn't fault anything about the place. The setting is sublime with an informal air, but with lots of little extras that make you feel special. We both plan to return.”

A charming and relaxed property situated in the picturesque market town of Hawes with superb views of Upper Wensleydale. After exploring the Dales, guests can unwind in one of the individually designed rooms.

As one TripAdvisor traveller commented, “This was the second time that that my wife and I have stayed here and I hope it’s not the last. We stayed with three other couples and a dog and cannot recommend it more highly.”

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