From luxury lodges and Scottish castle estates catered to host your pooch to hotels on the Northumberland coast, these are this month’s top dog-friendly staycations and holiday spots to browse.

Luxury lodge for a delightful dog-friendly stay

Pennsylvania Castle Estate in Portland, Dorset, has announced the launch of a dog-friendly lodge. Blue Lodge is now open to four-legged friends, complete with all the mod cons your dog could wish for. From a dog sleeping area to dog towels and bowls, Blue is the perfect oasis for both dog and owner. Portland, situated on the South West Coastal Path, offers a range of spectacular walks for owner and dog alike, perfect for working up an appetite before returning to Clifftops and indulging in one of the estate’s ‘dine at home’ menu options.

Kiya Gould, marketing and sales coordinator at Pennsylvania Castle Estate, comments: “Our Portland location is perfect for those with four-legged friends. The island has a variety of walks and beaches that dogs just love and we know many of our guests love to travel with their dogs. We’re excited to welcome our first dogs and their owners and hope they love the lodge as much as we do.”   

Alongside Blue, Cove Lodge on Pennsylvania Castle Estate is also now dog-friendly – and both offer a luxurious dog bed, dog bowls, organic dog treats, dog shampoo and conditioner – perfect for when your pooch decides to go for a dip in the Dorset sea! And the estate will soon be home to a purpose built dog shower, to be completed before the end of the year.

Miles of beaches for dogs to explore

Discover the coastal calm of Cornwall for the ultimate dog-friendly holiday at Bedruthan Hotel and Spa. Overlooking the rugged cliff tops and crashing waves of Mawgan Porth, the hotel is in the perfect location for dog lovers, with miles of dog-friendly beaches, scenic coastal paths, and charming villages to explore.

Bedruthan Hotel allows dogs in its cocktail bar, Ballroom and Wild Cafe. While guests enjoy a relaxing stay, exploring the hotel’s cliff top spa services and seasonal menus, their furry friends will have their own VIP treatment with house-baked oat biscuits, Barke Farm dog ice cream and Cornish fish with peas, lentils, and herbs, all sourced from local suppliers before being baked and minced in-house.

Dog-friendly rooms at Bedruthan include a dog blanket, thick towel and two bowls.

Fab north east coastal base for four-legged friends

Bringing stunning coastlines together with rural countryside, Northumberland is fast becoming the next big UK holiday destination. And when it comes to finding the perfect place to stay in the area with your dog, The Whittling House, located in the coastal village of Alnmouth, offers an exceptional retreat for a weekend away and the ideal base for exploring everything the coastal north east has to offer.

Still undiscovered by many as an incredible holiday destination, Northumberland is now becoming a ‘go-to’ for more and more people. The area is home to a whole host of hidden treasures, from miles of pristine beaches to historic wonders, and even Alnwick Castle – the official set of Hogwarts for two Harry Potter films.

The Whittling House is conveniently located just five minutes from Alnmouth station and features ten beautifully designed bedrooms with a subtle nod to the beach, which is a mere five-minute walk away. The charming hotel has been thoughtfully designed to provide a special kind of laid-back luxury for couples, friends, or families. Four-legged companions are welcome, with a designated bed provided in your room.

Complete with a laid-back-luxe style country restaurant serving locally sourced, seasonal dishes, and comfortable interiors adorned with crackling fires, The Whittling House provides a haven of relaxation just a stone’s throw away from the stunning Alnmouth beach.

Resting along the picturesque Northumberland Coastal path, a 62-mile stretch of beach, the village of Alnmouth serves as an ideal base for uncovering the region’s hidden treasures. From the rugged beauty of Cresswell to the historic wonders of Berwick-upon-Tweed, this scenic coastal pathway weaves together a tapestry of breath-taking beaches, history, and magnificent castles.

For more information or to arrange a visit to The Whittling House please email [email protected] or call 01244 560006.