Canine guests receive a warm welcome at Holbeck Ghyll, where they are greeted by Daisy, the resident Golden Retriever. On arrival, dogs are given a welcome pack, complete with their very own blanket and biscuits. Alternatively, owners can opt to treat their pup to the VIC (Very Important Canine) package which, put together by Mungo & Maud – a swish London-based dog and cat outfitters – includes a matching collar and lead, blanket, bowl, toy and organic treats. The VIC package has proved to be popular with dogs of all sizes, as Olympic rower and gold medallist Pete Reed’s Chihuahua Maximus confirmed when he visited the hotel with his owner last summer. Set above Lake Windermere in the Lake District, the hotel is ideally placed for walks which will satisfy the most energetic of dogs. Dogs staying for two or more nights do so entirely free of charge.
A one-night stay costs £25 per dog; dogs staying for two or more nights do so free of charge. Owners stay from £140 pp (two sharing) for a night’s half-board, including a Michelin-starred dinner and a full Cumbrian breakfast.
Wiltshire for well-behaved dogs
Situated in seven-and-a-
Dogs stay for free. Owners stay from £60 pp (two sharing) for a night’s B&B, including a daily newspaper and free Wi-Fi.
Cornish cuisine for hounds – or a self-catering option
Welcome at the hotel, in the garden and bedroom, dogs staying at The Nare, on Cornwall’s Roseland Peninsula, will enjoy their seaside stay. Whilst most opt for their own table d’hôte menu for dinner, there’s also an à la carte menu to choose from and the chef will happily cater for special canine dietary requirements. The opportunities for walks and swims are endless, with the luxury country house hotel situated in National Trust land right next to the South West Coastal Path. Alternatively, let them scamper about on the sand; the hotel overlooks Carne Beach, where dogs can run freely during the winter, spring and autumn months although owners are asked to keep dogs on leads during the daytime in the summer. If your four-legged friend is more working dog than pampered pooch, he or she might be better suited to a self-catering stay in the hotel’s kennels, for which there is no charge.
A one-night stay costs from £16 per dog; working dogs stay for free. Owners stay from £135 pp (two sharing) for a night’s B&B, including afternoon tea.
24 of the 44 members of Pride of Britain Hotels welcome dogs including Luton Hoo in Bedfordshire, The Devonshire Arms in North Yorkshire and South Lodge in West Sussex.
Pride of Britain Hotels’ website provides a constantly updated list of late booking availability and special offers. To book an overnight stay, and for the best available price, call Pride of Britain Hotels on 0800 089 3929 (http://www.prideofbritainhotels.com).
Pride of Britain Hotels is also the official hotel partner to the National Trust, with many of the hotels located near to one or more National Trust properties.
Ends – 22 March 2013
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