Holiday lodges are a great base for couples, families and groups of friends to enjoy a UK holiday, but they don’t all allow visitors to bring along their pet dogs.
To save you searching through hundreds of websites for suitable options we’ve pulled together this list of ten of the best dog friendly UK holiday lodges, making booking that much needed break a piece of cake.
1. York Lakeside Lodges, York
Situated in stunning woodlands just ten miles from the centre of historic York, guests with dogs can enjoy on-site fishing and country walks, or make sense of the day kennel facility for a day out sightseeing. Ebor Lodge sleeps 3, and the Jorvik Lodge sleeps up to 5.
There’s also some things to do with your family as well. With a Park and Ride coach running from the lodges to York’s city centre, restaurants, shops and a sports centre are all available to you. They might not be the most appropriate for your dog but they help add a little variety in to your stay.
2. Garnffrwd Park, Pontyberem, Wales
The stunning Ash Lodge sleeps up to 4 people and up to 2 dogs, and offers great facilities including a lake-view verandah, TV and DVD player. Great for walkers and those who like either beaches or castles.
3. Ashperton Park Lodges, Ashperton, Nr Ledbury
Two bedroom lodges with space for a couple of dogs are available year-round, with all the comforts of home. Explore the area on foot or on a hired bike or relax on your verandah lounger.
4. Delny Highland Lodges, Delny, Nr Invergordon, Scotland
Grab a bargain 3-day break at the Delny Highland lodge, which sleeps up to five people, or the Highland Ranch Lodge which sleeps up to seven, plus two dogs.
It’s a very peaceful area with lots of woodland and scenery around which could make for great walks with your dog. There’s also shops nearby, about 10 minutes drive, and the on site bar serves good food and drinks.
5. Hunters Moon, Henford Marsh, Warminster, Wiltshire
A great choice of accommodation, from one bedroomed lodges perfect for couples, to larger family style places, Stonehenge is not far away. This site is best suited to adults and families with older children, who will find plenty to keep them amused.
6. Angecroft Park, Ettrick Valley, Nr Hawick, Scottish Borders
Visit charming Border towns or enjoy fishing, hiking and relaxing in lovely surroundings. The Tima Lodge allows up to four dogs, (usually no extra charge), and sleeps six.
The park is set in the beautiful countryside and has many spectacular views, making for a great area to have long walks around with your dog. It may be a little cold if you go any time outwith summer so you might need to wrap up warm but it’ll be well worth it!
7. Killin Highland Lodges, Killin, Perthshire, Southern Highlands
An outdoor lover’s paradise and a golfer or photographer’s dream, enjoy a competitively priced break with your dog in any one of the several lodges available.
Within the area, there are loads of things for you, your family and your dog to do. Such as cycling tracks, watersports, long walking tracks, a deer exhibition centre, visiting the Auchingarrich wildlife centre and the Blair Drummond Safari Park, plus much more.
Because of the area that it’s in, these lodges really offer a lot of value and give you so much to do. If you’re looking for a place to stay in Scotland for a weekend then this should be your first choice.
8. Warmwell, Weymouth
From an indoor fun pool to a ski slope, fishing and family club room there’s lots to do here, though the park is not suitable for anyone with impaired mobility or dependant on a wheelchair. Lodges which allow dogs range in size from 1 -3 bedrooms.
9. Queenshill Lodges, Castle Douglas, Scotland
Two pet friendly lodges sleeping either 3 or 4 are available at this countryside resort which is also close to beaches, and close enough to Stranraer ferry terminal to make a day trip to Ireland possible.
10. Woodside Bay Lodge Retreat, Wootton Bridge, Nr Cowes
2-4 guests and one dog can stay in the Wooton Lodge, in a lovely park close to Cowes. Enjoy the surrounding nature by bike, on foot or by boat!