April is National Pet Month so here at, we have compiled a list of some of our best-rated pet-friendly staycations, including the top five rated pet-friendly UK destinations – for you and your furry, four-legged friends to enjoy.

If you are looking for a city break or a remote countryside retreat, has a pet-friendly property for you. So, whether dog walks are top of the itinerary, or a cosy night in with your cat is more your cup of tea, you can be sure we have you covered – and no need to leave your beloved pet behind next time you plan a holiday.

Royal Oak at Keswick, Keswick, Cumberland

According to travelers from the UK, Keswick tops the list of pet-friendly destinations – and you can see why with properties such as the Royal Oak, where dogs are treated like kings and are even given their own special breakfast of sausages! Centrally located in the market town of Keswick, and with panoramic views of the surrounding hills, the Royal Oak is a former coaching inn, dating back to the 18th-century. Serving local, seasonal produce and real ales, the pub restaurant is not just loved by dogs! Enjoy wholesome, hearty and freshly made cuisine – perfect ahead of a day’s hiking in the Lake District, from which Keswick is a perfect base to explore the local area.

The Lyncroft, Newquay, Cornwall

Also rated in’s top five pet-friendly UK destinations, Newquay, Cornwall is home to stunning pet-friendly beaches and restaurants and surrounded by little Cornish fishing villages. Dogs at The Lyncroft are greeted with a bowl of treats and receive a warm welcome at breakfast. Only a short walk from the town centre and the dog-friendly Fistral Beach – this is one not to be missed by dog-lovers.

Summer Lodge Country House Hotel, Dorset

Once winner of the Best Pet-Friendly Spa Hotel award in The Resident’s Travel Awards, Summer Lodge Country House welcomes animals as warmly as they do their owners – cats included. This five-star country house hotel is surrounded by rolling hills and beautiful countryside and boasts its own high-end restaurant, luxurious rooms and a swimming pool, hot tub and sauna for guests. A range of pet beds, bowls, mats and both dog and cat menus are also available, so your furry friend will leave as pampered as you!

Murrayshall Country Estate, Scotland

Murrayshall dates back 400 years, situated in the heart of Perthshire. The estate features 40 bedrooms and suites to choose from, including deluxe rooms, luxurious settings, family suites, and dog-friendly suites too. Murrayshall offers a whole host of outdoor pursuits, including two stunning parkland golf courses and a number of mapped walks around the Estate itself, for you and your four-legged friend to explore. Doggie bag, bowl and bed included!

Portnellan, Crianlarich, Scotland

Situated in the north of the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park in the Scottish Highlands, Portnellan offers award-winning accommodation a 90-minute drive from Edinburgh and Glasgow. With stunning scenery to enjoy, explore the local area with dog walks, mountain biking, kayaking or try your hand at wild salmon or trout fishing on the estate. Relax in the hot tub, or, if the weather isn’t up to standard, there is a games room with table tennis and a pool table or curl up with a good book by the log fire.


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