Since Ferguson came into our lives we have had the most fun exploring new walking routes, new bars that cater for him and hotels that encourage doggie sleepovers. Dog friendly travel is bigger than ever and I can’t wait to explore with Ferguson in tow. Here is a rundown of where we hope to visit in the coming months.
Nestled in the countryside of Lancashire is the Parkers Arms. They have been ruffling feathers in the foodie world for quite some time with a fabulous Jay Rayner review and numerous awards.We have visited with Ferguson before and were welcomed warmly with suggested walking routes before being settled in for a lovely Sunday lunch. With it being so far into the countryside it isn’t the easiest place to get to without a car so I will definitely be staying in one of their guest rooms. There are only two of them and they regularly have dinner, bed and breakfast offers so the value for money is incredible, I am already looking to book for an Easter break.
Cholmondeley Arms, Cheshire
The Cholmondeley Arms has more guest rooms than Parkers Arms with a theme around Headmasters so it is no surprise that I plan on staying in room 3, Mr Dumbledore! They have a vast gin selection with over 200 to choose from so surely you need to stay over to make a dent in that collection? Dogs are welcome in all areas and they also offer a dog beer so your four legged friend can enjoy the bar too. It is the little touches like this that has seen them awarded as one of the top ten places to stay with your dog by the Telegraph.
Somewhere else that caters specifically for dogs and that Ferguson is already booked to visit is Talland Bay Hotel. Dogs are catered for with blankets, bowls and dog treats or you can take advantage of their Wallace and Gromit packages which includes dinner in the Brasserie where dogs are also welcome. With so many beaches in easy reach, we can’t wait to see how Ferguson gets on in the sea and will be sure to share our adventures in a post soon.
Somewhere a little different and more of a way to find quirky accommodation is Unique Home Stays who offer luxury self catering properties that are exactly that, unique. Each property states whether it is dog friendly including how many dogs they can cater for. Some offer in house cuisine for those nights when you can’t be bothered to cook or even beauty and massage treatments. This is luxury self catering at its best that is made even better with your furry friend in tow.
A little further afield is Euro Camp, something I had never thought of before! You can apply for a pet passport and then the world is your oyster, and your dog’s ball park. Euro Camp have dog friendly parcs boasting countryside walks or even secluded beaches. Once Ferguson is old enough I can’t wait to take him to Brittany for long walks along the pink granite coast.
There are my dog friendly travel tips so far, would you add anywhere else?
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