Nine of the best pet-friendly getaways
Recent polls suggest that nine out of 10 people now take their dogs on holiday with them in the UK. And, as more pet-friendly locations pop up, it becomes an increasingly cost-effective option.
The team at Clent Hills Vets reveal their favourite animal-loving locations in England.
The Ship Inn, located in medieval, cobble-stoned Rye, East Sussex has a relaxed, eclectic style. Nearby Camber Sands offers a gorgeous, sandy play area for your pooch.
Athletic dogs will adore Swinton Park’s vast 2,000-acre estate in the vast Yorkshire Dales. Get fit on walks ranging from three-mile strolls to epic 50-mile excursions. The estate offers plenty of dog towels, toys and dog beds, plus a water bowl and dog chew on arrival.
The Old Chapel near Slapton, south Devon is a new pet-friendly property with a picturesque garden and sandy surfing beach, ideal for walks.
Your furry companion will lap up Cholmondeley Arms’ beer made from meat stock, while you try to choose from 200 types of gin. There’re three dog-friendly rooms at this former Victorian schoolhouse in Cheshire.
Staying in the big smoke? Town Hall Hotel & Apartments in east London’s Bethnal Green has its own rescue Greyhound called Dizzy. Dogs get their own bowl, brush, breakfast sausage and bed for an extra fee. The hotel also offers a map of local dog-walking routes.
The Bothy in Wooler, Northumberland offers a paddock and barn for your pony. The property boasts beautiful riding on the estate that leads up into the Cheviot Hills and is close to the coast for a carefree canter on the beach.
Based at the foot of the Chiltern Hills, The Lambert Arms welcomes both cats and dogs. The inn provides food and water bowls and disposable litter trays for cats while your hound can hang out in the lounge in front of the fire.
If you live in Worcestershire and need some advice about travelling with your pet, please don’t hesitate to call us. Rod and the team are always happy to help.