Dog Friendly Hotels in the UK

Places to holiday to this summer with your pets

Top 5 Dog Friendly Seafront Hotels to visit in the South West, UK.

Author: Jared Motl

I think it’s fair to say 2020 has been a tough year for all of us (including our little furry loved ones!) and we could all do with a well deserved break. With strict international travel bans, this year is perfect for a U.K summer getaway. To help you, we’ve picked out 5 top rated dog friendly hotels in the south west of England.

The Falmouth Hotel

Built in 1865, The Falmouth Hotel boasts a rich history and Victorian elegance. It has maintained a solid reputation amongst visitors for a long time, and with its sea views and beachfront location its no wonder. Add to that a fine in-house bar and restaurant, indoor pool, spa & massage facilities and the 5 acre gardens that surround it, and you have the perfect recipe for a U.K getaway.

Located in the middle of Falmouth, a beautiful bustling town filled with cafes, restaurants (including the dog friendly INDIdog), a large natural harbour, sea views from the high street, and the National Maritime Museum Cornwall, there’s no shortage of things see. Tudor built castle Pendennis is also just a walk away and there are numerous beaches and gardens for you and your dog to explore.

Hotel Miramar

Right on Bournemouth seafront a short walk from the pier, the Hotel Miramar is an excellent place to stay. Several rooms with sea view balconies, food served in their very own restaurant ‘No 43’ and the ‘Ocean Bar and Terrace’ offering a new mediterranean inspired menu daily. As well as afternoon tea’s and Sunday lunch, you won’t have to go far for a good meal and a drink with a sea view.

However, there’s so much to see in the town you probably won’t want to hang around too much! Loads of pubs, bars, and clubs well within walking distance, as well as the beaches and the pier, you and your dog will love it. Bournemouth is host to 2000 acres of parks and gardens, an aquarium, and many galleries. Steeped in literary tradition, Bournemouth’s university is the catalyst for the towns rich culture.

Soar Mill Cove Hotel

The Soar Mill Cove Hotel is our choice for explorers! Situated in South Devon’s Area Of Natural Beauty, there are a host of excellent walking trails leading to cosy little restaurants such as The Crab Shed, specialising in locally sourced sea food. Or the East Soar Walkers Hut, a small cafe serving tea, coffee and cake, perfect for a rest and refreshment whilst you enjoy the idyllic scenery.

It’s also very close to the Soar Mill Cove the hotel takes its name from. A small but famously beautiful cove, it is a fantastic place to relax in the sun, and will no doubt provide some excellent photo opportunities as it really is absolutely stunning.

As well as what the local area has to offer, the Soar Mill Hotel has a bar, restaurant, rooms with sea views, breakfast service, and even pitch and putt golf. If you’re unlucky with the weather there’s an indoor heated swimming pool, table tennis and a snooker table to keep you occupied, making the Soar Mill Cove Hotel an excellent choice.

Gidleigh Park

Set in 107 acres of beautiful grounds, Gidleigh Park is a classic Tudor country home turned near magical hotel. Within the grounds themselves there are plenty of outdoor activities available such as tennis courts, bowling greens and a full 18 hole golf course. If the huge grounds aren’t enough for you, the hotel is actually in Dartmoor National Park, renowned for its natural beauty, wildlife and containing walking trails of every level.

It is also close to a few beautiful towns and villages that are worth exploring, such as Chagford within walking distance, containing a wide variety of pubs and shops selling locally produced goods.

Aside from these there’s also Pennywell Farm, a petting farm hosting bird of prey displays and other interactive events, and the Miniature Pony Centre, similarly a petting zoo but also offering daily pony treks. These activities being so close makes Gidleigh Park a great choice for animal lovers in general, but especially if you’re travelling with children.

Beacon Country House Hotel

St Agnes Beacon a 360 degree view point just 15 minutes away the Beacon Country House Hotel is a wonderful place to stay. Close to the beach at Chapel Porth as well as a few incredible cliff top walks, this is a great base from which to explore Cornwall. Very close to woodland trust areas as well as areas of historic interest such as the tin mines dating back to the middle ages.

The staff pride themselves on being experts of the area and are more than happy to guide you to the best bakeries and vineyards. Loads of great places to see and explore from this central hub. A well rated fairly priced restaurant attached to the hotel, offering a new menu daily, should help you unwind after a day of adventuring. As well as this the hotel offers a breakfast room service, and is just a short distance from the town of St Agnes. Lots to see and do here, a great choice.

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