For any dedicated animal lover, the option of going on holiday, minus you cherished pet, is something that will never cross your mind. In this article we look at the top five pet friendly hotels in the UK.

Trigony House, Thornhill Dumfries and Galloway

Trigony House describe their hotel as providing the much needed ambience of the best of hotels, whilst also providing home comforts.

Indeed, the welcoming party of Kit and Roxy (the hotel’s resident dachshund and golden retriever) make for a great first impression, which is only outdone by the welcome you receive once in your room.

There you will find a personal welcome note from the hotel’s owners (Mother and son team – Judy and Adam), along with a present for your pet. For dogs that’s a treat bag that’s brimming with snacks, a treat bag then that’s sure to be gratefully received.

You will also find a map of the area, that details the best local dog walks around.

The only place dogs aren’t allowed in this stunning country house is the dining room, but for those that spend every waking hour with their pet, the owners will accommodate you in the bar area during eating times.

Visit their website: http://trigonyhotel.co.uk/

Trip Advisor Review of Trigony House

Trigony House beats by a long mile every other allegedly dog friendly hotel we have ever visited around the UK. From the first sweep into the lush gardens where you can see in the distance the dog bin with provided (free) bags, to the note addressed to the dogs in the luxurious bedrooms telling them where the local walks are, this hotel exceeds expectations with its mix of luxury with friendliness for guests and pets. “

Chris W

The Yorke Arms, North Yorkshire

The Yorke Arms boasts a Michelin-starred restaurant. Set in beautiful North Yorkshire, the location in which The Yorke Arms is set is nothing short of perfect for dog and owner alike.

The hotel itself is an 18th century country house, which has one dog friendly room, as well as a cottage. The prices for rooms start from £290, however for that price a three course dinner and breakfast is included.

Visit their website: http://yorke-arms.co.uk/

Trip Advisor Review of Trigony House

“We have been coming now to The Yorke Arms for at least 8 years, why? Well, because in the case of this wonderful establishment it is difficult to better the experience. both from the quality of food and service as well as the quiet, isolated but stunning setting in the Yorkshire Dales”.

John Snel

Lakes Lodges, Lake District

Lakes lodges provide self catering lodges that are set in the beautiful Lake District. They provide various options for choice of five star lodges, ranging from one to three bedrooms.

Starting from £545 per week, Lakes Lodges are truly in the luxurious accommodation category.

Visit their website: http://lakeslodges.com/

Trip Advisor Review of Lakes Lodges 

“Had a long weekend here and loved it. A cosy, well equipped cottage with lovely owners who went out of their way to make us comfortable and seemed to have thought of everything”.

Cate C

Blagdon Manor, Ashwater Devon

The Blagdon Manor pride themselves on providing the perfect holiday for pooches and owners alike. The three resident chocolate Labradors make you feel as every bit as welcome as their owners.

This particular hotel is perfect for those that love walks, as the beautiful courtyard shows with special space for muddied wellies and walking equipment; and for your canine companion there are towels and biscuits to welcome them home.

Visit their website: http://www.blagdon.com/

Trip Advisor Review of Blagdon Manor

“Just returned from our third visit over the past four years, and still cannot but marvel at the wonderful experience we always have at this beautiful hotel. Dogs really are welcome here, it’s not just vague gesture and everything else is absolutely perfect”.

Frank P

Summer Lodge, Evershot Dorset

The Summer Lodge tailors their service around you. They even take details when you book of the types of walks you and your canine friend enjoy. This means that on arrival they provide you with all the information you need for a fabulous week of walks in the most beautiful of settings.

Whilst the other hotels in our list may provide delicious biscuits, the Summer Lodge excel themselves and provide guest dogs with specially prepared sausages.

Visit their website: http://www.summerlodgehotel.co.uk/

Trip Advisor Review of Summer Lodge

“You may be hard pushed to find a hotel of this quality set in such peaceful and tranquil surroundings. We have been visiting and indeed from time to time staying at Summer Lodge over a number of years”.

James H