Editor’s Choice Dog-Friendly Hotels

For dog lovers, no holiday is complete without four-legged friends. So with gardens and woodland, cliff top peninsulas and coastal paths these are the hotels that will not only keep furry guests entertained, but that welcome their presence as well. Hunting lodges, country hotels and popular local pubs all provide an opportune place to rest and play – and you thought this was a holiday all about you.  Here are the Good Hotel Guide’s Editor’s Choice for best dog-friendly hotels.

2018 Editor's Choice Dog-Friendly Hotels

Editor’s Choice Dog-Friendly Hotels

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Mullion Cove Hotel

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Mullion Cove

‘A place where the guest comes first’, the Grose family’s ‘lovely traditional hotel’ is run by ‘attentive staff who want to make your visit as enjoyable as possible’.
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • seaside
  • outdoor_pool
  • view
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Trigony House

Trigony House - Three Night Special Offer

Thornhill

Atop a tree-lined drive, arrive to a ‘cheerful welcome’ at Jan and Adam Moore’s ‘excellent’ hotel, in an 18th-century hunting and fishing lodge.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • view
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Coul House

Coul House

Contin

Steeped in stories of baronets and scandalous affairs, Susannah and Stuart Macpherson’s ‘beautiful Georgian house’ is today a ‘simply lovely hotel’ standing in extensive gardens ‘magnificent with mature trees’.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • historic
  • view
  • activities
  • disabled
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Overwater Hall

Overwater Hall

Ireby

There are open fires here, and views of Skiddaw; the traditional chintz and prints are ‘part of the charm’, says a devotee in 2017.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • country_house
  • view
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The Wentworth

The Wentworth

Aldeburgh

Across a quiet road from the shingle beach, this ‘delightful, warmly welcoming’ Victorian hotel has been in Michael Pritt’s family since 1920.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • seaside
  • view
  • disabled
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The Traddock

The Traddock

Austwick

Come to Austwick in May for the Cuckoo Festival; come all year to the Reynolds family’s ‘lovely place’, an ‘attractive, welcoming hotel’ in an ‘excellent Dales location’.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • view
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The Falcondale

The Falcondale

Lampeter

At the end of a mile-long drive through ‘lovely surroundings’ of rolling pastureland, Chris and Lisa Hutton lay on an ‘absolutely perfect’ welcome at their ‘striking Victorian pile’ in ‘handsome’ landscaped gardens.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • view
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The Arundell Arms

The Arundell Arms

Lifton

‘As delightful as ever’, reports a trusted Guide correspondent in 2017, of Adam Fox-Edwards’s former coaching inn–turned–sporting hotel near Dartmoor.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • activities
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Prince Hall

Prince Hall

Two Bridges

‘We will return,’ vowed regular Guide correspondents after a stay at Chris Daly’s 18th-century manor at the heart of Dartmoor – and so they have, to find it, in 2017, as ‘friendly and laid-back’ as ever.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • view
  • activities
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The Master Builder’s

The Master Builder’s

Beaulieu

The lawn stretches down to Beaulieu river from this 18th-century shipbuilder's house. It's a fine place, today, to watch the boats on the water, as those once-upon-a-time shipwrights did.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • historic
  • activities
  • b&b
  • disabled

2017 Editor's Choice Dog-Friendly Hotels

Editor’s Choice Dog-Friendly Hotels

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The Peacock at Rowsley

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Rowsley

The ‘efficient, friendly staff’, ‘comfortable bedrooms’ and ‘first-class food’ make this 17th-century manor house on the edge of the Peak District national park a ‘brilliant hotel’, Guide readers say.
  • weddings
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • historic
  • b&b
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The Pear Tree at Purton

The Pear Tree at Purton - Two Night Special Offer

Purton

‘The epitome of a perfect British, family-run country hotel,’ writes a Guide reader this year, about Anne Young’s restored 16th-century vicarage.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • disabled
  • country_house
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Mullion Cove Hotel

Mullion Cove Hotel - Cornish Garden--Free Tickets

Mullion Cove

‘A place where the guest comes first’, the Grose family’s ‘lovely traditional hotel’ is run by ‘attentive staff who want to make your visit as enjoyable as possible’.
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • seaside
  • outdoor_pool
  • view
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Special offer
Trigony House

Trigony House - Three Night Special Offer

Thornhill

Atop a tree-lined drive, arrive to a ‘cheerful welcome’ at Jan and Adam Moore’s ‘excellent’ hotel, in an 18th-century hunting and fishing lodge.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • view
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Briarfields

Briarfields

Titchwell

Birdwatchers are in their element at this outdoorsy, dog- and family-friendly hotel occupying a series of flint-and-stone farm buildings close to the RSPB Titchwell Marsh nature reserve.
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • view
  • disabled
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Holbeck Ghyll

Holbeck Ghyll

Windermere

The views are ‘stunning’ from this privately owned, ivy-clad Victorian hunting lodge standing in large grounds above Lake Windermere, the panorama of fells stretching wide.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • tennis
  • gourmet
  • country_house
  • view
  • wine
  • disabled
10% discount voucher
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Overwater Hall

Overwater Hall

Ireby

There are open fires here, and views of Skiddaw; the traditional chintz and prints are ‘part of the charm’, says a devotee in 2017.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • country_house
  • view
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Prince Hall

Prince Hall

Two Bridges

‘We will return,’ vowed regular Guide correspondents after a stay at Chris Daly’s 18th-century manor at the heart of Dartmoor – and so they have, to find it, in 2017, as ‘friendly and laid-back’ as ever.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • view
  • activities
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The Master Builder’s

The Master Builder’s

Beaulieu

The lawn stretches down to Beaulieu river from this 18th-century shipbuilder's house. It's a fine place, today, to watch the boats on the water, as those once-upon-a-time shipwrights did.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • historic
  • activities
  • b&b
  • disabled
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Sun Inn

Sun Inn

Kirkby Lonsdale

A meander from the River Lune, this 17th-century inn by the old churchyard in the historic market town reserves a special welcome for walkers and their dogs.
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • gastropub

2016 Editor's Choice Dog-Friendly Hotels

Editor’s Choice Dog-Friendly Hotels

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Cliveden House

Cliveden House - Three for Two Short Break

Taplow

For ‘exceptional service’, a scandalous history, and rich views of the Thames, you’d be hard pressed to better this extensively restored Italianate mansion.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • gourmet
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
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The Crown and Castle

The Crown and Castle - 2-night dinner, bed & breakfast offer

Orford

‘The attention to detail, excellent service and quality of cooking at this brilliant restaurant-with-rooms have set the standard by which other hotels will be judged.’
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • gourmet
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Plumber Manor

Plumber Manor

Sturminster Newton

Richard and Brian Prideaux-Brune, with Richard’s wife, Alison, run their Jacobean ancestral home as a characterful – some say eccentric – hotel where guests are ‘cosseted and cared for’ by ‘charming staff’.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • disabled
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Blagdon Manor

Blagdon Manor

Ashwater

Come ‘home-away-from-home’, to Liz and Steve Morey’s ‘faultless’, ‘exceptionally good’ restaurant-with-rooms in the heart of Devon countryside.
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • country_house
  • view
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The Traddock

The Traddock

Austwick

Come to Austwick in May for the Cuckoo Festival; come all year to the Reynolds family’s ‘lovely place’, an ‘attractive, welcoming hotel’ in an ‘excellent Dales location’.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • view
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The Cary Arms

The Cary Arms

Babbacombe

Step out of your yacht, if you have it, and on to the private jetty at Lana de Savary’s cliff-face hotel, on a ‘fabulously secluded’ cove; the rest of us will descend the winding road and admire the wide vista over the Teign estuary.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • garden
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • indoor_pool
  • view