5 Weekend Breaks with Dogs

The UK is the perfect destination for weekend breaks with dogs. Brimming with beautiful walking routes, tranquil beaches, and picture-perfect lakes and rivers, the UK is very dog-friendly. We have picked out 5 accommodation options below.

We all know that our pets quickly become part of the family and it’s difficult to part with them when we want to go away. Luckily, though, the entire country is brimming with pet-friendly accommodation and dog-friendly pubs that make the UK perfect for weekend breaks with dogs.

Of course, planning a holiday with your furry friends can sometimes be difficult. It involves planning ahead of time to make sure that your accommodation is well-equipped for both you and your pet.

To help make this planning process a little easier, we have put together a list of our favourite weekend breaks with dogs, including information on where to stay and places to visit.

1. Ravenscraig House, Staithes

With a cosy interior and stylish furniture, Ravenscraig House is the perfect home from home experience for couples, groups of friends, families, and the dogs.

Nestled along the North Yorkshire Coast, this lovely cottage sleeps up to eight guests with four comfy bedrooms. This spacious home has been recently renovated with all the contemporary amenities required for an enjoyable stay.

There are a separate dining room and lounge area, two bathrooms, a fabulous kitchen, and two outdoor seating areas. Guests will also enjoy wonderful sea views and a selection of board games, making it a perfect option for families.

Within the village of Staithes, you will find a selection of pubs, craft shops, and art galleries. Learn all about the area’s history at the Captain Cook & Staithes Heritage Centre. Hunt for fossils on the beach, watch the fishermen at the harbour, or, explore the rugged coastline on the Cleveland Way.

Relax in the garden, top up your tan on the balcony area, or, cosy up by the fire for a fun-packed weekend break with your dogs.

Dog Staithes
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Phone: +44 7798 638 203

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Address: Ravenscraig House, High Street, Staithes, United Kingdom, TS13 5BH

2. The Feather’s Hotel, Oxfordshire

At The Feather’s Hotel, your pet pooch will be well looked after with specific dog-friendly rooms and some delectable treats. This popular 4* hotel finds itself positioned in the beautiful market town of Woodstock.

Here you will find independent shops, hip eateries, and the spectacular Blenheim Palace – a UNESCO World Heritage site in its own right. The world-famous university buildings of Oxford are just a short drive away, while nearby Bicester Village is particularly popular with those looking for some retail therapy.

Within this chic boutique hotel, you will find a fantastic bar that was featured in the Guinness Book of Records for storing the largest collection of gin in the world. For wholesome dishes and a classic Sunday lunch, the kitchen serves up beautifully presented dishes using local ingredients. When it comes to a good night’s sleep, there are 16 guest rooms and five suites, each uniquely designed.

Dog in Window
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Phone: +44 1993 812 291

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Address: Market Street, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1SX

3. Trinity House, Lake District

Another popular destination weekend breaks with dogs is the Lake District.

Due to the plethora of scenic walks, hikes, and biking trails, this entire region is brimming with exciting adventures for both you and your canine friends. Walk past any pub in the Lake District and you are very likely to spot a dog bowl or a ‘dogs are welcome’ sign.

Trinity House is a cosy cottage in the peaceful town of Ulverston. This ancient town marks the start of the Cumbria Way and boasts a charming local market twice a week.

This cottage is nestled in the centre of town, just 50 yards from the restaurants, bars, and shops. It is a two-bedroom house with a fully equipped kitchen, bathroom, and living room complete with a Freeview TV and DVD Player. Sleeping up to four guests, the first bedroom boasts a king-size bed while the second room includes a double. There is also a compact garden area with outdoor furniture, a private car park, a welcome pack, and WiFi.

Lake District Dogs
Ready for a dip? Image by James Stevens from Pixabay

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Address: Ulverston, Cumbria, 26532

4. Four Seasons, Hampshire

If you’re looking for a luxury hotel getaway, look no further than the Four Seasons in Hampshire.

A hotel that offers dog-friendly weekend breaks is a rare find, especially one with such a highly regarded reputation. Set amongst Hampshire’s spectacular countryside, in an 18th Century Manor House, this hotel is ideal for couples looking for romantic weekend breaks with dogs.

Choose from a range of fabulous rooms and suites with elegant designs and high-end amenities. For gourmet dining experiences, the Wild Carrot Restaurant offers a seasonal menu of delicious dishes, while The Library is the go-to place for a traditional afternoon tea. When it’s time for a little R&R, retreat to the hotel’s high-end spa complete with a tranquil indoor swimming pool and an amazing range of treatments. Your furry friends will be well cared for with a comfy dog bed, grooming products, experienced dog-sitters, and a specially dedicated doggy menu.

If you’re hoping to explore the local area then there are plenty of scenic walks and nearby villages to discover. Within the hotel grounds itself, guests can take part in horseback riding, private picnics, clay pigeon shooting, a treetop adventure, croquet, cycling, and tennis.

Dog Bow Tie
For the pampered Pooch. Photo by Thomas Butler on Unsplash

Phone: +44 1252 853000

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Address: Dogmersfield Park, Chalky Ln, Dogmersfield, Hook RG27 8TD

5. Owners Cottages, Whitby

Situated in the charming town of Whitby, which regularly gets voted one of the best seaside destinations in the UK.

Located close to town, the Owners Cottages are particularly suited to families. These holiday cottages are perfect for you and a weekend break with your dogs.

There are 13 properties to choose from, each one offering dog-friendly accommodation. Sleeping between 2 and 6 guests, these cottages offer plenty of space to kick back after a busy day of sightseeing.

When it comes to things to do in Whitby, you are truly spoilt for choice. Be sure to sample some fish and chips before taking a scenic stroll along the Whitby Sands. The shops, museums, and restaurants are all just a short walk away from the cottages. Don’t miss out on an unforgettable journey onboard the North York Moors Railway, a heritage steam train that departs from Whitby. Visit a brewery, explore the 13th Century Whitby Abbey, or, follow in Dracula’s footsteps at the 199 Steps. Guests will discover plenty of coastal walks that your dogs will simply love.

Prices for the cottages start at £10 per person per night, while dogs are entirely free of charge.

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Phone: +44 1723 871 028

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Photo by Eric Ward on Unsplash

Where is your favourite part of the UK to travel to with your pet? Let us know in the comments below.

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