Unleash the fun: These are the best dog-friendly hotels in England

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The second summer of staycations is upon us, and this year we want to take our pups on holiday too.

Luckily, some of England’s most luxurious hotels are also dog-friendly, which means your canine pal can tag along on your next trip to the Lake District, the Cotswolds or even the Yorkshire Dales.

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Read on for our pick of the best dog-friendly hotels in England.

Pennyhill Park, Surrey

(Amy Murrell)
(Amy Murrell)

Just an hour’s drive from London, Pennyhill Park is ideal for those wanting to escape the city but would prefer a shorter journey for their pup. With 123 acres of manicured grounds to explore and dog treats available as well, allow the team of dog-sitters to look after your furry charge while you enjoy Michelin-star dining.

Book here

Hipping Hall, Lancashire

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(Hipping Hall)

For those wanting plenty of space, head to the Yorkshire Dales. Here, Hipping Hall welcomes dogs to one of its five old stable rooms and canines also receive a welcome pack on arrival which includes a dog bed, two dog bowls and a selection of treats.

Book here

The Manor House, Wiltshire

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(Amy Murrell)

In the quaint Cotswold village of Castle Combe, The Manor House has Michelin-starred dining and a championship golf course. Dog beds are available on arrival as well as towels for muddy paws, bowls and treats. The local pub, The Castle Inn, welcomes pups too.

Book here

Crockers Henley, Oxfordshire

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(Crocker Henley)

A foodie haven, Crockers Henley has two chef’s tables serving modern British and pan-Asian cuisine. The building has a lovely Georgian heritage, reflected in the decor and is, of course, dog friendly.

Book here

The Coniston, Yorkshire

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(Coniston hotel)

With 1,400 acres to explore, your canine pal will have the time of its life running through the Yorkshire hills. As well as sitting on an expanse of land, the hotel itself offers a world-class spa and outdoor activities like fishing, e-biking, clay pigeon shooting and off-road driving.

Book here

Lainston House, Hampshire

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(Amy Murrell)

Situated in 63 acres of rural Hampshire countryside, Lainston House is a 17th century hotel with individually designed suites and bedrooms with four-poster beds, rainfall showers and roll top tubs. After a walk or bike ride through the grounds with your dog, settle in for a meal at the hotel’s new restaurant, The Wellhouse.

Book here

The Forest Side, Cumbria

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(Jenny Heyworth Photography)

A restored gothic mansion in the Lake District isn’t the first place that comes to mind when you think of pet-friendly hotels, but The Forest Side has 43 acres of rolling green grounds and gardens where dogs can roam free. Plus, the hotel’s north wing has dog-friendly rooms and your pet gets a welcome pack on arrival.

Book here

Lympstone Manor, Devon

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(Lympstone Manor)

A luxury country pile, this Grade II-listed Georgian mansion sits on 28 acres of Devon countryside. Lympstone Manor is known to be one of the more romantic hotels in the UK and the dog-friendly rooms come with a dog bed, towel, torch and a dog bowl.

Book here

South Lodge, Sussex

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(Amy Murrell)

With state-of-the-art wellness facilities, the 44,000 square foot spa at South Lodge houses a gym, spin studio, indoor pool, outdoor hydrotherapy pool and a wild swimming pool. Dogs are treated like royalty too, with a bed, towel, bowls and welcome treat provided.

Book here

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