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UK’s best pet-friendly hotels

You want to take that break – but you just can’t bear to leave him behind. We understand. Our furry friends sometimes make the very best travel companions, and they love exploring somewhere new just as much as you do!

Thankfully, Britain has some incredible hotels for animal parents. From provided pet beds to dining experiences designed around your dog, these stays will make your travel time with your four-legged companion even more special.

William Cecil, Stamford

William Cecil

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Stamford was voted as The Sunday Times 2013 best place to live – so whether you come here for the benefit of you or your pooch, it’s bound to be a rejuvenating experience. And whether you walk on four legs or two, you’ll be guaranteed the VIP treatment – seriously, there’s a VIP (Very Important Pets) service available.

The restaurant and bar serves a selection of simple, seasonal food – along with dog dinners, so your pet won’t be going hungry here.

And when it comes to exercise, the splendid sights of Burghley House are just a walk away. The house is regarded as one of the finest examples of Elizabethan architecture in England, built in the 16th Century by William Cecil, First Lord Burghley, who served as advisor to Queen Elizabeth I.

Check out our best deals on William Cecil – the modest country retreat perfect for your dog and you. 

The Headland Hotel & Spa, Cornwall

The Headland Hotel and Spa

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Fancy some fun on your beach with your pet? Then you’ll want to head on down to The Headland Hotel & Spa in Cornwall.

The hotel sits overlooking Fistral Bay, with 750ft of soft, sandy beach on your doorstep. You can spend hours exploring the secret coves and caves of the famed Cornish coast, giving your dog plenty of new sights, smells and experiences to explore. If you’re up for it, surfing is also a popular activity all year round, with boards and equipment available for hire (though your dog may find this more difficult).

For some personal time, you can relax in the Headland Spa, offering a selection of treatments and massages, along with a pool and gym. You can also choose between staying in the main house, a towering Victorian mansion, or one of the more secluded private cottages.

And since the Headland prides itself on being a pet-friendly establishment, dogs are welcome anywhere in the hotel except the restaurant.

So what are you waiting for? Take your pooch and head to the Cornish coast today when you check out the best deals on HotelsCombined.  

Milestone Hotel, London

Milestone Hotel, London

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Not every pet-friendly stay sits far out in the middle of the countryside. The Milestone stands in the heart of fashionable Kensington, a mere stone’s throw from some of London’s best shopping and parks. For a luxury city break with your pet, you won’t find anywhere better.

Your furry friend will thank you when they settle down to sleep in a custom made Milestone Hotel pet bed, complete with cushions and duvets and a turndown treat. Or when they chow down on the hotel’s special Pet Menu. An in-house grooming service is also available, along with leashes, treats and toys. On arrival, your pet will receive a tailor-made welcome hamper, which includes a toy, a treat, a Milestone tag and clean-up bags. You’ll also be asked to complete a Pet Preference Form before arriving, so any special needs can be accounted for ahead of your stay.

And since the hotel overlooks the Kensington Palace and Gardens, complete your pet’s royal stay with a stroll through this beautiful park.

Human guests will enjoy the unique and charming rooms filled with character, 5-star service, sauna and variety of dining options. The hotel’s location also puts you within easy access of the West End and all of London’s exciting nightlife options.

If a luxurious mansion stay sounds right on the money for you and your pet, check out our best deals on the Milestone Hotel here!

Old Swan, Oxfordshire

Old Swan

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While exploring the city with your beloved animal companion can be thrilling, sometimes there’s nothing better than cuddling up and staying warm. And there’s no better place to stay snug than the quintessentially English Old Swan. Complete with log fireplaces and a history that stretches back over 600 years, you and your pet will feel more than welcome as you step into the arms of this romantic escape.

Bowls, treats, bags, meals and towels and shampoo are provided on request for dogs, meaning his stay will be as complete as yours. There is also facilities provided on-site for your pet to take a swim.

When it comes to exercise, you also have all the beauty of the Cotswolds to explore together, and dogs are welcome in all public spaces except the restaurant. However, you are welcome to take a bite together at the bar.

So if the Cotswolds sounds like the perfect place for you and your pet to reconnect, then check out our best deals on the Old Swan!

We hope you’ve enjoyed some of our best picks to get away with your pooch. Remember, wherever you plan on going – with pets or without – you’ll find the best accommodation deals over on

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