Many Brits are opting for a UK staycation this year due to travel restrictions - and for dog owners this is a pawfect time to holiday with your hound.
Trying to find a holiday home that will accommodate both you and your furry friend during the summer break can be tricky - so finding a place in the UK that promises lots of dog friendly freedom for you and your pup is a real treat.
To make life easier check out this round up of some of the best hotels to book that are close to dog-friendly spaces and pooch filled places.
Woolacombe Bay Hotel, Devon
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Distance to Saunton Sands: 23-minute drive
Located just North of Devon, this hotel is perfect to visit off-season for a peaceful and relaxing stay with your pooch. The hotel has self-catering facilities in their ‘Beach Retreat’ that are dog friendly all year round and located just 300 yards from the hotel.
Not only this but the area is filled with beaches that are perfect for your pooch to have a splash in the sea this summer. Located just 23 minutes from the hotel is Saunton Sands that is open to your pet 365-days a year.
The Gunton Arms, Norfolk
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Distance to Horsey Beach: 40-minute drive
Sitting just on the edge of Cromer in North Norfolk, the traditional pub has 12 rooms and a chef that cooks with local ingredients from the surrounding parkland.
With seven cosy rooms for your dog, the place offers a stylish and comfortable stay with plenty of walks and beaches nearby perfect for your pup to let off some energy.
Horsey Beach is great for dogs and is located just a 40-minute drive from the hotel.
Ox Pasture Hall Hotel, Yorkshire
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Distance to Cayton Bay: 16-minute drive
This countryside hotel is located deep in the country and is just a 10-minute drive from the beautiful Scarborough coast. Surrounded by plants and nature, the hotel has everything from a cosy atmosphere in the country house to a dining room in the conservatory that’s open for dogs to join their owners.
Just south of the hotel is Cayton Bay, a dog-friendly beach that is open to your pup all year round and has some of the best waves in the area.
Grove of Narberth, Pembrokeshire
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Distance to West Angle Beach: 40-minute drive
Named the most dog-friendly location for beaches in the UK, Pembrokeshire also has some gorgeous hotels that are perfect for that pet-friendly staycation.
Grove of Narbeth has established itself as the smartest country house hotel in the area. With its picturesque gardens, it’s a rural and peaceful space with plenty of outdoor areas to walk with your pooch.
Nearby West Angle Beach, a quiet and sheltered spot, has a wider walk to explore with your pup.
Loch Melfort Hotel, Oban
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Distance to Gavanan beach: 36-minute drive
Loch Melfort Hotel is a tranquil retreat located on the west coast of Scotland and is perfect for you and your furry friend. Set on the banks of rolling hills and 17 acres of garden, the hotel has a number of pet-friendly bedrooms and essentials available including towels and treats to make your pup feel right at home.
Located just a 36-minute drive from the hotel is Gavanan Beach, a pup-friendly bay that is packed with beautiful scenery and lots of history to explore.
The Scarisbrick Hotel, Southport
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Distance to Formby Beach: 20-minute Drive
Happy to welcome your pooches all year round is The Scarisbrick Hotel in Southport. As a popular place to walk your dog, the hotel is located right in the heart of the town and has all of the necessary amenities to make sure your dog has a happy and healthy stay.
They do not provide beds for your pup, however, so make sure to pack your pooch’s comforter with you when you leave for your trip. If you love the coast then visiting Formby Beach is just a 20-minute drive from the hotel.
Peanswood Country Manor, Sussex
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Distance from Holywell Beach: 47-minute drive
Nestled in the countryside, Peanswood Country Manor is located on the outskirts of the medieval village of Robertsbridge. With a gorgeous sweeping driveway and a traditional cosy feel to the house, the hotel is a welcoming spot for both you and your pup.
If you are feeling like an adventurer, then travel down the coast to Holywell Beach in Eastbourne, known for filming a number of famous films and TV shows, the beach is perfect for your dog to have a splash in the shallow waves 365 days a year.
Parc Le Breos, Swansea
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As part of their Dog-Friendly Beaches campaign, the research team at comparison site Uswitch rounded up these pet-friendly hotels.