BY CLAIRE MAGUIRE

Our favourite dog-friendly hot tub breaks

 

We’re firm believers that bringing your best friend on holiday shouldn’t mean compromising on little luxuries, like treating yourself to hot tub stays. Luckily there are plenty of options for dog-friendly holidays with hot tubs where both you and your dog will receive equally warm welcomes. We’ve rounded up five of our favourites for amazing scenery and long walks ending in relaxing soaks.  

Angel Barn, Cumbria 

If you’re looking for dog-friendly breaks with hot tubs and beautiful scenery, Angel Barn is an excellent choice. Sandwiched between the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales, this stunning stone eco barn sits in a wide valley surrounded by fields of sheep. During winter, you’ll love sinking into the wool upholstered sofas and staying cosy by the wood burner. On warmer days, throw open the patio doors and tuck into meals al fresco. The contemporary, fully-equipped kitchen is perfect for rustling up hearty breakfasts to fuel you for long walks and hikes starting from the door. There are also plenty of dog-friendly pubs nearby – try the King’s Head or the Fat Lamb Inn for local ales and brilliant food. Whatever you fill your days with, the wood-fired hot tub on the deck and far-reaching countryside views will always be ready to welcome you back.  

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Treworgey, Cornwall 

Dog-friendly accommodation with hot tubs doesn’t get much better than this rural haven in Cornwall. Most cottages sleep two, four or six, but there’s also a house sleeping 11 for bigger groups. Whichever you stay in, expect wooden floorboards, roaring fires, well-equipped kitchens and soft comfy beds. Some even have views of the Looe River Valley and coast beyond. You and your dog will love immersing yourselves in the relaxed pace of farm life, with big private gardens and country lanes winding down to the lovely local village pub, where four-legged guests are more than welcome. Those who struggle to sit still will be spoilt for choice, with plenty of potential day trips nearby. Browse quirky antiques shops in Lostwithiel, pack your crabbing lines and explore the lovely fishing town of Looe or head inland to Bodmin Moor for bracing hikes through dramatic tors. Return to your cosy quarters for a soak in the spa hot tub and a home-cooked meal delivered to your cottage.  

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The Lodge, Carswell Cottages, Devon 

This cosy timber eco house on an organic dairy farm in the South Hams is one of our favourite dog-friendly holidays with hot tubs in Devon. Perfect for outdoorsy types, it’s next to the coastal path and there’s a sandy beach a short stroll away, so you couldn’t be better placed for long dog walks. There’s an open-plan living and dining area with a wood burner, great for relaxing and planning out the day’s activities over meals made from fresh local produce (hampers can be pre-ordered). The private outdoor space is all yours to enjoy and is ideal for al fresco dining in the warmer months. Hire out the hot tub so you can look forward to soaking tired muscles after days out exploring beachy Bigbury-on-Sea, charming Kingsbridge or buzzing Salcombe 

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Cruggleton Lodge, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland

A lovely Galloway cottage on an organically farmed estate, with incredible views of sea and forest. Adventurous types will love it here, with 600 acres to explore and plenty of space for your dog to roam. You’re free to help yourself to the vegetable patch and organic meat can be purchased from the estate – perfect for cooking up feasts in the homely kitchen. If you fancy venturing out, the coastal path is on your doorstep and can take you to a beautiful sandy beach in one direction or along a clifftop route to Cruggleton Castle in the other. For a more relaxed pace, head to Garlieston village for a stroll along the harbour and a pint at the dog-friendly Harbour Inn. Return to Cruggleton for a spot of stargazing from the wood-fired hot tub.  

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Smallshaw Cottages, Yorkshire 

A light and airy converted milking parlour in a beautifully rural location on the edge of the Peak District. The homely interiors are made up of buttery soft sofas, glorious country views and games and books for evenings and rainy days. You’ll find everything you need for cooking delicious meals to tuck into around the farmhouse table, and there’s a barbecue hut outside for the summer months. The amazing hot tub, shared between the cottages onsite, is perfectly placed for watching the stars, and there’s a day spa for easing tired muscles. If your feet (or paws) start to itch, the Trans Pennine Trail is just one mile away for picturesque walks, or head to the charming village of Holmfirth for quirky shops and valley views.  

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Written by
Claire Maguire 

Claire combines her twin loves of writing and travel to create inspiring blog content. Rudi combines his twin loves of baths and chasing squirrels to excuse getting as muddy as possible whenever he can. He hates missing out, so finding dog-friendly places is an absolute must. Claire loves a place with a stunning interior and is thankful Rudi is well-behaved enough to leave it the way they find it, unless there are slippers to be eaten.

        

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