10 of the best breaks for pampered pooches

10 of the best breaks for pampered pooches
  • The Bishopstrow Hotel & Spa Warminster, Wiltshire

Enjoy wet-weather days together in Bishopstrow’s lounge, with board games and a roaring fire to keep you company. The garden bedrooms and their patio areas are a particular hit with dogs, once they’ve exhausted the 27 acres of grounds! And there’s a pampering opportunity or two for you here as well.
From £149 per night B&B

  • The Rectory Hotel, Crudwell, Wiltshire

The perfect mix of antique and modern, with light, airy rooms. Dog treats await your return from The Potting Shed; a fabulous, canine-friendly pub that has won no end of foodie awards. Enjoy a spa treatment, or borrow some wellies and head out for a brisk walk.
Dog-friendly rooms from £105 per night B&B.
Chien Bleu exclusive: complimentary upgrade depending on availability, and one complimentary cocktail per person per day.

  • Summer Lodge  Evershot, Dorset

You’d expect exceptional treatment from a high-end hotel– and in this listed country house, that includes dogs. Staff provide restaurant-style service for you and your pet, and the food is marvellous. Dogs get special menus, treats and towels, and will love the four acres of autumnal gardens plus stunning countryside walks.
From £308 per night B&B

  • The Crown and Castle Orford, Suffolk

Dogs are welcome everywhere except the restaurant (unless you’re sitting at table 30 – which you must book in advance). Doggie goodies, towels and blankets are provided after a good splash in the nearby coastal waters. Brilliant food, and access to garden patio.
From £165 per night B&B

  • Homewood Park , Freshford, Somerset

Just six miles from Bath is this countryside gem, with its fantastic, award-winning gardens, views over the Limpley Stoke Valley, and heated outdoor swimming pool. Take a specially made picnic from the hotel kitchens and enjoy a leafy adventure with your four-legged friend until bedtime. Doggie beds and bowls in your room on arrival.
From £160 per night B&B 

  • Stapleford Park, Stapleford, Leicestershire

A classy country hotel, perfect for special occasions. Hot drinks and warming tipples are supplied in the lounge, and there’s delicious formal and casual dining. After a walk in the 500-acre Capability Brown landscaped grounds, settle down next to a fireplace with your best friend by your side. Treats and beds are available for them while you visit the spa and heated pool, or indulge in a spot of riding.
From £288 per night B&B 

  • The Milestone Hotel  Kensington, London

You’ll see how the other half live – and their dogs – at this luxury central London hotel. On arrival, dogs get their own hamper, custom bedding, toys and treats (as will you!). Even the dining room welcomes dogs, and staff will watch your pet if you’re tempted by shopping or a West End Show. Or, why not explore Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park together?
From £339 per night B&B. Chien Bleu exclusive: complimentary bottle of wine with dinner in the restaurant.

  • Old Swan and Minster Mill Witney, Oxfordshire

A truly English retreat complete with gastro-pub dining and a spa. Your furry friend can eat with you in the bar, then
take a dip in the River Windrush, as dog shampoo and towels are available on request. Explore 65 acres of gardens, with dog-friendly walks planned
from your doorstep, then relax  and enjoy the roaring fire  before it’s time for bed.
From £165 per night

  • Cary Arms, Babbacombe Bay, Devon

After a bracing seaside walk, dine in the bar with your furry friend! Indeed, take them with you almost everywhere in this excellent, boutique bolthole. The glass ‘pod’ allows 360-degree views of the bay without having to brave the weather, but if you want to venture out, there’s only the South West coast path between you and the cliffs.
From £220 per night B&B 

  • Overwater Hall, Lake District, Cumbria

18 acres of gardens and woodland welcome you to this country house, with the Uldale Fells beckoning and a handy walking guide provided. Dogs are welcome in the lounge and bar, and there’s a dog-sitting service available, if you need a little ‘human’ time.
From £150 per night B&B Chien Bleu exclusive: complimentary room upgrade on arrival, subject to availability.

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