Doggy Getaways: Where Rover Can Roam

 

We’re known as a nation of animal lovers… and now’s our chance to show it for National Pet Month.

What better way to prove we care than by taking our dogs on holiday?


holbeck-ghyllCheck into Holbeck Ghyll in the Lake District and you’ll get a warm welcome from the resident golden retriever Daisy. You can pamper your pet with their VIC – Very Important Canine – package, which includes a matching collar and lead, blanket, bowl, toy and organic treats. The hotel is set above Lake Windermere in a perfect location for walkies. One night costs £25 per dog. Dogs there for two or more nights stay free. Owners pay from £140pp (two sharing) half board, including a Michelin-starred dinner and full Cumbrian breakfast.

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Armathwaite Hall Country House HotelArmathwaite Hall Country House Hotel & Spa on the shores of Lake Bassenthwaite, also in The Lakes, is running a National Pet Month package.
The luxury hotel is offering doggy dinner, bed and breakfast and a framed family print as a memento for £30.
Pet owners can relax at the hotel’s spa which has a pool with waterfall.
Doubles with breakfast from £200 per night.

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With kennels and walking areas on deck, some of Brittany Ferries’ ships are ideal for pets. You can take a dog or cat on any of its routes to France from £33 return, or to Spain from £69. You must sign up to PETS travel scheme.

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Pop to Paris with your pooch and go to the French capital’s largest public park, Jardin du Luxembourg, which has a dog path – and even a little dog fountain. Rooms at Hotel de la Herse d’Or near Place de la Bastille start at £20 per night.

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You won’t need to get a pet passport for the Isle of Wight and – even better – dogs travel for free on Wightlink’s ferries. There’s even a dog-themed guide, Pawprint, listing favourite countryside and beach walks. Pet-friendly luxury barn complex Niton Barns in Niton, the most southerly village on the Isle of Wight is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

seven-night ferry-inclusive break from April 19 staying in the two-bedroom Yarborough converted barn, which has a private garden, costs £167pp (four sharing) plus £30 per dog per stay.