The Summer Holidays are upon us! The sun has been beating down on us in Dorset and we can’t help dreaming of a last-minute getaway, but with this weather why would you want to leave England?! We thought we’d put together a list of fabulous holiday spots in the UK that also welcome your four-legged-friends, because what’s the point of a holiday without your hound?
Have a little look through our top 5 locations for a staycation. From large family gatherings to romantic weekends, we’ve got you covered.
This beautiful Georgian property is nestled in the centre of Poole’s Old Town just a stone’s throw away from the harbour. Enjoy long walks along the beach with your four-legged-friend and relaxing evenings in the garden, surrounded by fragrant flowers. Prospect House sleeps 8 people, so it’s perfect for a family getaway or reunion of old friends. Visit Website
Fancy camping but without the hassle? Black Pig Retreats offer glamping like nowhere else; luxury safari tents look out across the Blackmore Vale from their location in a wild flower meadow. Surrounded by nature and rural Dorset life, this small farm is home to plenty of animals and wildlife, from pigs to horses, foxes to deer. There is plenty of local walking for you and your dog and they even supply feed bowls and towels to reduce your packing needs. Tents vary in size to accommodate all groups. Visit Website
Here’s something a little different! Located just outside the Scottish borders, these ‘micro-lodge’ pods are beautifully furnished to accommodate your every need. Small but perfectly formed, these pods are ideal for a romantic weekend escape or walking holiday and you can take the hound too! Set within the heart of an AONB, there is miles of beautiful countryside to explore with your furry pal. Visit Website
Ever wanted to disappear to a secluded island? Well now you can! This phenomenal property is located on a private island above Towan Beach in Newquay. You couldn’t be closer to the ocean with incredible views out to sea and plenty of space for outdoor living. This beautiful holiday home is ideal for the whole family, or take your partner for a seaside escape to enjoy this unique setting (they offer a ‘Just for Two’ reduced occupancy rate). Visit Website
Do you have your heart set on a cottage in the country? You can’t get closer to that ideal than Afton Lodge on the Isle of Wight. It’s the ultimate spot for a romantic escape and with it’s thatched roof and idyllic surroundings, you won’t want to leave! The cottage is situated close to the Yar river and within easy reach of Tennyson Down, so there’s plenty of space to walk the dog. Visit Website