Leisurely holidays couldn't possibly be complete without two things - a swimming pool, and a four legged friend in tow. Finding a dog-friendly hotel with a swimming pool isn't always the easiest of tasks, but when you find one, it's a secret worth sharing. From coastal escapes to country retreats, family-friendly hotels to tranquil spa destinations, hotels with pools are the height of rest and relaxation. Given the blissful locations that some of them occupy, they also offer superb walking territory and the kind of tranquility that canine companions will no doubt appreciate. If hounds are lucky, there might even be a dog bowl, bed and treats in store to welcome them as well. Amongst the dog-friendly hotels with pools are luxurious gems like Hartwell House in Aylesbury, The Lygon Arms in Worcestershire, Hambleton Hall in Oakham and Soar Mill Cove in Salcombe. Each destination has its own unique features to offer, but all bring the delight of a good swim and a happy pet. The UK's variety of hotels with pools have become a hospitality favourite for those wishing to escape with their four legged friends.