Pop another slice of cucumber on pup’s paws as we discover some of the best dog-friendly spa hotels the UK has to offer. Pets are fantastic for keeping us calm and relaxed so it’s only fair that pup gets to take a spa break too – it’s hard work being such a good dog. Let’s trot as quickly as we can towards finding pup’s zen.
A dog-friendly spa experience in the cosy Cotswolds
We’re starting our search for inner balance and wellbeing in the Cotswolds. Make a spa date for you and pup at the dreamy Lygon Arms, a haven of peace and tranquillity just moments from picturesque Broadway. This oasis is situated in a three-acre private garden and is the pawfect place to escape and unwind. The hotel treats pups to a deluxe bed, treats and bowls for food and water. Rejuvenate at the Lygon’s beautiful spa, where there are pampering treatments, invigorating therapies, massaging and even a spot of champagne for those in the mood for a tipple. We love the heated pool that has a retractable roof – perfect for summertime.
Also in the Cotswolds is Dormy House, a chic 17th farmhouse hotel in the Farncombe Estate. The award-winning, magnificent spa will help you achieve ultimate rest and relaxation. There’s an infinity pool, outdoor hot tub, thermal suite and a Finnish hot-juniper sauna, as well as a salt-steam room, ice fountain for the very brave, and a Rasul Mud room. When you’re clean and dry, head to The Greenhouse for a healthy bite to eat. Pup will love Dormy House as much as you; there are three cosy pup-friendly rooms in the Danish Court, complete with courtyard access and the calming presence of dog bed, fluffy towel, water bowl and a treat.
Pawfect dog-friendly spa breaks in Berkshire and West Sussex
Time to head into the leafy Chilterns, where a suburban spa experience awaits. Majestic Cliveden House in Berkshire is a short leap from London. Built in 1666, the hotel is simply magical, with historic twists and turns at every corner. Cliveden truly offers one of the most magnificent dog-friendly spa breaks around. The spa itself is hidden behind walls covered in tumbling layers of roses and lavender. It’s an elegant experience complete with seven treatment rooms and a sublime indoor pool. When you’ve worked up an appetite, head to the hotel’s dog-friendly Astor Grill for a relaxing bite to eat – there’s a pup menu to ensure fido is equally as pampered, as well as doggie amenities in the rooms.
Trotting into West Sussex we’re going to let off some steam at 17th century, dog-friendly Alexander House Hotel and Utopia Spa. This wonderful property dates back to the Roman period and manages to couple sheer elegance with sumptuous spa facilities. The hotel’s Utopia Spa offers a wide range of treatments including truffle and champagne therapy (sign us up!), Swedish massages and water therapy. The immaculate rooms indulge guests with oversized bathtubs, king-sized beds and walk-in rain showers. You could opt to leave the hotel to explore the 120 acres of grounds, or you could treat pooch to dine with you at the hotel’s 1608 Champagne Bar where there’s a special good dog menu – which frankly looks delicious.
Trot into Cornwall’s eco dog-friendly spa hotel
Next, we’re heading down South to beautiful Cornwall. Moments from Newquay is stunning The Scarlet hotel. Nestled near the sandy Mawgan Porth beach, you and pup can soak up the hotel’s wonderful sea views and take a trot around the nearby dog-friendly beaches – we love Crantock beach for early morning walkies. The Scarlet is luxe, eco-friendly, fabulously pup-friendly and is for grown-ups only. The hotel has a backdrop of sea views and oozes natural tranquillity and wellbeing. For you, there are clifftop hot tubs, an Ayurvedic inspired spa, relaxation lounges, roaring fires and calming swimming pools. Pup can find inner zen in the comfort of five pooch-friendly bedrooms, equipped with drinking bowls, cosy blankets and doggie treats.
Go on, treat yourself to a relaxing spa break that both you and fido will love. There’s never been a better time to rest paws, unwind and recharge the soul – if not now, when?
For more pup-friendly getaway ideas, please head to our destinations pages and sniff out the pawfect break for you and your pup.