12 luxurious staycations for dog-friendly holidays in the UK

With the ever-changing ‘green list’ and the prospect of quarantine for other holidays abroad, there’s never been a better time to book a UK staycation. The best thing of all? You can take your bestie along for the ride too! Read on for Settle’s carefully curated guide to the most luxurious dog-friendly staycations in the UK. 

Treehouse Hotel in London

Treehouse have launched their ‘Ulti-mutt Staycation’ campaign and we’re here for it!  A night away with your canine companion in this stunning eco-friendly hotel is simply a must. Owners can enjoy a drink in rooftop bar ‘The Nest’, while dogs are fully catered for in every sense… our very own Settle dog beds and bowls in your room, plus a pooch-ified mini-bar! Fancy stepping out? Be sure to check out Treehouse’s ‘Canine Concierge’ guide to London.

The Rose Deal in Kent

Located in the trendy seaside town of Deal, The Rose is perfect for a relaxing getaway for you and your pup. The sea on the south-east coast is notoriously warm if you fancy a dip, ideally followed by an afternoon browsing the independent shops in the hip north end. With a fantastic range of dog walks nearby, The Rose is one of the UK’s best kept secrets.

Artist Residence

Artist Residence has hotels all over the south of England, in Bristol, London, Penzance, Brighton and Oxfordshire. All locations are dog-friendly with standout interiors, providing perfect inspiration for anyone whose creativity needs a boost after a year of looking at the same scenery. Seaside, countryside, or city - the choice is yours!

The Standard Hotel in London

Don’t let the name fool you, The Standard is anything but! Finally, somewhere that understands that your dog deserves to enjoy the luxuries of London hotel life once in a while. If you’re interested in unique architecture or are just missing the buzz of the city, The Standard is the place to be.

Birch Hotel in Waltham Cross

The Birch Hotel is the ultimate place for trying all those things you always wanted to do but never had the time. A hub of creativity and a true escape from urban living, Birch offer workshops, classes, talks and gigs all under one roof. When satisfied you’ve made the most of these unique experiences, it’s time to unwind in the spa. Oh, did we mention you can take your dog along for the ride?

Watergate Bay Hotel in Cornwall

Beach lovers listen up, Watergate Bay Hotel is the one for you. Feel the sea breeze, taste the salt in the air from your window, roll out of bed and onto the beach, and let your beloved pooch run free! Perfect for puppies who have had enough time in the car, and perfect for owners who want to experience the best of what Cornwall has to offer.

Another Place in the Lake District

If you want to really get in touch with nature, then where better than the stunning setting of the Lake District. A hike round the wild fells and glistening lakes will get the fresh air in your lungs and your dog ready for a well-deserved nap. It’s then time to retreat to your insta-worthy room at Another Place which may have been designed by BBC’s Interior Design Masters series winner Lynsey Ford.

Inhabit Hotels in London

Looking to nourish, rest and inspire guests, Inhabit guarantee a luxury escape from the city for you and your dog. With a focus on Urban Wellness, Inhabit are experts in helping you unwind even when in the bustling area of Paddington. Take a yoga (or doga!) class or take your pooch on a guided nature walk through Hyde Park. A true haven from the strains of modern life!

The Hoxton in Southwark

Immerse yourself in the culture we’ve all been missing lately, with a summer stay at The Hoxton, Southwark. Just a stone’s throw away from London’s South Bank, sites like the TATE Modern, London Eye, and Shakespeare’s Globe will provide a perfect change of scenery for your dog walks. The interior design team have a serious eye for detail, right down to the handmade glassware that is a nod to the building’s glassblowing factory past.

St Michaels Resort in Cornwall

If you, like so many of us, have a lockdown puppy that your family is itching to meet, St Michaels Resort is ready to host your reunion. They offer 1-3 bed residences, so there is room for everyone to come and be introduced to their new furry family member.

DogHouse in Manchester

BrewDog’s new Manchester hotel, DogHouse has its priorities straight, good beer and happy dogs. Dogs are welcome in all 18 of the rooms so that you can take your bestie with you to explore the sights of Manchester or stay in for evening, making the most of the in-house craft beer. Did we mention that dog beds are available from reception if your pooch wants some personal space.

The Pilgrim in London

Dogs stay free this summer! The Pilgrim are speaking our language with their summer offer and with a focus on sustainability we are totally sold. Right by both Regents and Hyde Park, The Pilgrim has the perfect balance of city bustle and wide-open spaces for you and your dog.