Contemporary furniture and colourful decor combine with period features in this characterful, leafy spot. Dog-friendly rooms include handmade, deep sprung British made beds with fine Egyptian linens, a Flatscreen TV, WiFi and L’Occitane toiletries.
Humans with hounds can pick from a Cosy Double Room or Luxury King Room.
Cosy Double Rooms embrace their historic routes, while modern touches ensure a comfy spot to rest for both human and hound. For those wanting a little more space to stretch one’s paws, opt for the Luxury King Room with its jewel tone flourishes, desk area and Nespresso machine.
Dogs will find a bowl and treats awaiting them on their arrival.
Let your dog help you sniff out the secret pathways and hidden nooks of the hotel’s idyllic garden. Keep fido on their lead while exploring and avoid making a splash when greeting the duck pond residents, Gerald and Jemima. The hotel has also developed their own Woof Guide with handy information for your pets stay.
Your dog is not able to partake of the hotel lounges, so relax in the pretty garden together.
Enjoy a meal in the 3 AA Rosette, Mulberry Restaurant. Innovative dishes are created using seasonal vegetables from the hotel’s own garden, along with hand-picked produce from across the country. Gluten and lactose free menus are available, as well as a feel good, simple dish or two.
Room service is offered during lunchtime and dinner.
The hotel prides itself on its quintessential afternoon tea, so why not indulge in this very British of meals.
As dogs can not join you in the Mulberry Resturant, to dine with your dog, if weather allows adjourn to the terrace together, which overlooks the charming gardens. Here you can enjoy the hotel’s casual dining menu or afternoon tea. Alternatively, have dinner whisked to you in your room.
Once you and your dog have fully explored the lovely garden, from the roses to the vine-adorned archways, there is plenty to explore together near-by.
Just 5 miles away is National Trust property, Harewoods. The estate grounds are dog-friendly and a heaven of countryside flora and fauna, with over 100 ponds, and lovely meadows, which in spring are filled with wild flowers. Or, for a view, head to dog-friendly Box Hill, which forms part of the North Downs and has joyous vistas across the countryside.
For wine lovers, Denbies Wine Estate is just half an hours drive away. While dogs can not go inside the main building, they can explore the grounds with you.
For other dog-friendly venues in the area, check out our ‘Also in the Neighbourhood’ recommendations below.
Address: Langshott Manor, Ladbroke Road, Horley, Surrey, RH6 9LN
The hotel is easily accessible, just a few miles from the M25 and M23. For those escaping the big smoke, Langshott Manor Hotel is just over an hours drive from central London.
Horley is the nearest station and has regular, direct services from London Bridge taking around 40 minutes. Make sure you pre-book a dog-friendly taxi to take you and fido the rest of the way.
Tucked away at the edge of Horley’s houses, we spotted the driveway to our slumber spot du jour, Langshott Manor. Sensing our approach, Rigby was soon up and sniffing, keen to spot our destination and scope out the local vegetation as we crunched up the gravel to the Elizabethan manor house.
Hidden in a clearing, surrounded by charming country gardens lined with high hedges and trees, there was a touch of Hansel and Gretel about this hideaway, in its own world, so close and yet so far from its neighbours.
With Rigby delighted to stretch his paws, we took a turn around the gardens before making our way inside. While we were checked-in, Rigby saying hello to a passing human or two, we took in the characterful, beam filled entrance hall, a brief test of the period features festooned throughout the house.
Key in hand, we made our way across the gardens to our room, Goodwood, in the hotel’s mews. With Rigby eager to explore, his nose soon sniffed out his bed and bowls, while we put down our luggage to take in our surrounds. Recently refurbished, with a clean, modern style, accented by splashes of cobalt blue, it was a peaceful place to rest weary limbs. There was space aplenty and a charming window seat, more than big enough for two, overlooking the garden, where only the birds were to be heard as they chirped away.
Keen to make to most of the crisp, clear autumn day, we set off to explore the maze of hidden garden spaces filled with roses, before venturing off the hotel grounds to the fields beyond. With many a dog and their companion out to enjoy the glorious day, Rigby was in his element as he greeted all who passed and bounded amongst the long grasses, whilst we did our best to distract him from taking a jump into the stream – keen to maintain a clean and dry dog for our stay! We were soon in for a treat when just a leap away several deer strolled past (while Rigby, none to the wiser, was having a good roll in the grass!).
Legs stretched, we made our way back, to hunker down. First port of call, a long soak in the lovely freestanding bath, while the boys, took a siesta.
Tummies starting to rumble we deliberated between the home comforts on the room service menu and the evening’s main restaurant offerings. Wholesome favourites won out for our night in together, all keen for some R&R. And home comforts it was – the Shepherds Pie a lovingly presented highlight.
With Rigby clearly ready to slumber, we took a quick stroll under the stars before all heading back to snuggle down, hot chocolate in hand.
After a deep night sleep for all, we woke early to a one of those dew filled, clear skied autumnal mornings that make you want to jump up and head out to explore. So with Rigby leading the way, that’s just what we did, keen to make the most of the fields before heading back to the city.
Now all that remained was to indulge in a hearty breakfast. So while Rigby had his and jumped back in his bed for another snooze, we headed to the hotel’s restaurant, sausages and eggs calling.
Just a short drive from London, and close to Gatwick, this oasis belies the hubbub beyond and is a relaxed, welcoming space for humans and hounds to take a breath.
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