From soaking your feet after a hard day’s hiking to stargazing with a glass of bubbly, there’s nothing quite like a hot tub holiday. The perfect treat to return home to, however you spend your day, your own private hot tub is the secret ingredient to a blissfully relaxing getaway. 

 

Whether you’re planning a romantic retreat with the other half (and pooch) or a fun-filled reunion with family and friends, a holiday cottage complete with a hot tub is always the ideal setting. From cosy log cabins to beautiful barn conversions, we know all the perfect holiday hideaways with hot tubs, meaning all you need to do is sit back and relax amidst the bubbles.

 

What’s more, our fantastic range of lovely dog-friendly cottages with hot tubs means that everyone’s favourite four-legged friend doesn’t have to miss out on the fun. Idyllic, comfortable and with plenty of space for everyone, our pet-friendly hot tub cottages are sure to delight even the pickiest of pups.

 

 

 

Best locations for a dog-friendly holiday

 

Here are our five favourite places for a getaway with the pooch - each with a cosy hot tub cottage nearby, of course!

 

The Yorkshire Dales

 

Best for: A rustic countryside escape

 

Head to God’s Own Country for a splendid staycation with your canine companion. Boasting breathtaking natural scenery, myriad hiking trails and plenty of friendly local folk, the Yorkshire Dales will steal a piece of both your hearts.

 

Dog-friendly place to stay in: Sleeping up to four humans and two pups, 6 Badgers Retreat is an idyllic pet-friendly lodge in North Yorkshire.

 

Cornwall

 

Best for: A seaside staycation

 

With some of the most breathtaking coastline in the world, Cornwall is certainly the ideal destination for those who do like to be beside the seaside. Play fetch along the beach and watch as the pup chases the waves - the mutt is sure to love this getaway just as much as you. 

 

Dog-friendly place to stay in: After a hard day beaching, retreat to the gorgeous barrel hot tub at The Bull Pen and enjoy a well-earned soak. Nearby the picturesque town of St Austell, this is the perfect base for all your aquatic adventures.

 

North Wales

 

Best for: Exploring the great outdoors

 

Abounding in luscious landscapes, ancient castles and cosy local pubs, North Wales promises to be an enchanting escape. Home to the spectacular Snowdonia National Park, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to get lost in the wilderness with your faithful hound.

 

Dog-friendly place to stay in: Enjoy exposed brick walls, oak rafters, a wood burning stove and a hot tub (of course!) at the picturesque Canalside Cottage, near the bustline town of Llangollen

 

Lake District

 

Best for: A romantic escape

 

A favourite with poets and writers throughout the ages, you and the pup are sure to love the spectacular scenery and pretty culture-filled towns which characterise the Lake District

 

Dog-friendly place to stay in: Perfect just for two (and the dog), Skiddaw is a snug shepherd's hut tucked away in the heart of the Cumbrian countryside. We couldn’t think of a better holiday home for a romantic rural retreat. 

 

 

Scottish Highlands

 

Best for: Celebrating something special

 

Rugged, windswept and heart-achingly beautiful, we couldn’t think of a more poetical spot than the Scottish Highlands. Boasting an array of excellent pet-friendly accommodation, this is the ideal remote setting for a celebration or reunion with your nearest and dearest. If you have no neighbours then you can’t keep them up!

 

Dog-friendly place to stay in: One of the loveliest pet-friendly cottages around, the incredible Cottage in The Highlands is the paw-fect spot for an unforgettable group getaway. 



Best dog walks in the UK

 

Now you’ve chosen and settled into the perfect pet-friendly digs, it’s time to get out and explore the local landscape, which can only mean one thing… walkies! 

 

The Three Peaks Challenge

 

Location: Yorkshire Dales

Best for: A real challenge

Time to complete: 12 hours

 

If you and the pup are feeling up for a challenge, then take on the Yorkshire Three Peaks. Set across the Yorkshire Dales National Park, this route takes in the area’s three highest peaks and covers a total of 1,585 metres elevation. 

 

Penzance to Marazion seafront walk

 

Location: Penzance

Best for: Salty seaside walkies

Time to complete: One and a half hours

 

Discover part of the famous South West Coast Path on the beautiful dog-friendly Penzance to Marazion seafront walk. Beginning in the bustling town of Penzance, this relaxing seaside stroll rewards hikers with views of some of Cornwall’s most famous sights, including St Michael’s Mount, the Lizard and Mousehole. 

 

Llanberis Path, Snowdon

 

Location: Snowdonia National Park

Best for: Incredible mountain top views

Time to complete: Four hours

 

Set yourself another challenge and tackle Snowdon, the highest peak in both England and Wales. Nestled in Snowdonia National Park, you and the pup can take the Llanberis Path, one of the easiest and most popular routes, up to the summit of this colossal mountain. 

 

Keswick to Threlkeld Railway Path

 

Location: Keswick

Best for: An easy going ramble

Time to complete: Three hours

 

Set off with the hound on this lovely car-free walking and cycling route between the town of Keswick and the sleepy village of Threlkeld. Weaving its way over the river, the Keswick to Threlkeld Railway Path takes you through some of the area’s most enchanting scenery. 

 

Loch Morlich

 

Location: Aviemore 

Best for: Stunning views

Time to complete: Two hours

 

Although you may not find Nessie there, Loch Morlich is still a wonderful option for a day out hiking in the Scottish Highlands. Surrounded by forest, encircled by beaches and with the breathtaking snow-clad peaks of the northern Cairngorms, a circuit of this lake takes in the very best of the local landscape.

 

 

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