UK is known for its love of animals, especially during the National Pet Month when most people try to take their pets with them for a holiday. This becomes possible only due to the fact that there are many dog-friendly UK hotels where you are allowed to stay along with your pet.
For example, the Holbeck Ghyll in the Lake District provides a warm welcome from the resident golden retriever Daisy. The hotel provides a package known as VIC – Very Important Canine which is designed to pamper your pet and it includes a matching collar and lead, blanket, bowl, toy and organic treats. The location of the hotel is above Lake Windermere that is ideal for walkies. They charge £25 per dog for one night and if you stay for two or more nights, there is no charge for the dogs. The tariff is from £140pp (two sharing) half board, including a Michelin-starred dinner and full Cumbrian breakfast.
A National Pet Month package is available at the Armathwaite Hall Country House Hotel & Spa which is located on the shores of Lake Bassenthwaite, also in The Lakes. The luxury hotel is offering dinner, bed and breakfast for your pet along with a framed family print as a memento for only £30. You can relax at the hotel’s spa which has a pool with waterfall. The tariff for a double room with breakfast is from £200 per night.
Some of Brittany Ferries’ ships are also ideal for pets as they have kennels and walking areas on deck. By signing up to PETS travel schemes, you can take a dog or cat on any of its routes to France from £33 return, or to Spain from £69. If you visit Paris with your pet, you can go to its largest public park, Jardin du Luxembourg, which has a dog path and even a dog fountain.
If you go to the Isle of Wight on Wightlink’s ferries, you will not need a passport for your pet and the pet can travel free. You can also avail of a dog-themed guide, Pawprint that lists countryside and beach walks. Pet-friendly luxury barn complex Niton Barns in Niton, the most southerly village on the Isle of Wight is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty.