6 Great Pet-Friendly Hotels in England


Have you dreamed of picking up a 9 seater car hire UK and going with your family and pets on a big road trip around the country? It would be a unique experience, but you are probably worried that not every hotel is ready to welcome your favorite dog or kitten.

However, don't despair! The British like to travel with their pets. Therefore, most hotels - from the simplest apartments in the capital, to elegant palaces with gardens located in the suburbs of London - welcome both four-legged guests and their owners.

We decided to select 6 luxury hotels in England, which will be a great place to stay with your pet. Check them out and start planning your pet-friendly car hire trip!


Four Seasons Hampshire


Situated in the Hampshire countryside, the elegant Four Seasons Hotel welcomes pets. If you arrive in London and hire a car at the local airport, this is a great option located just 45 miles outside the city. Its huge 500-acre grounds are great for walking with dogs, but a £35 surcharge is required to pre-order a pet-friendly room there. Then the hotel will provide everything you need for a happy stay of a four-legged guest: food, treats, bowls, bed, towels and a bottle of water.

It should be noted that the hotel still has restrictions for guests with pets. For example, dogs are not allowed in the main restaurant. In summer, you can dine with the animals on the outdoor terrace. Or, alternatively, order a nanny who will stay with the dog in the room for a couple of hours.

Address: Dogmersfield Park, Chalky Ln, Dogmersfield, Hook RG27 8TD


The Lanesborough


At the Lanesborough, four-legged guests are pampered as much as their owners. Therefore, a luxurious mansion located in the center of the British capital is definitely suitable for anyone who wants to organize a short staycation and spend a weekend in London in order to change the usual environment a little. In your free time from spa and shopping, you can wander with your pet in Hyde Park or walk with him to Buckingham Palace. If you have plans for the evening, a team of butlers will look after your pet.

Address: Hyde Park Corner, London SW1X 7TA


Hartwell House


Hartwell House is the perfect place for a quiet country walk with your pets. It’s on the way from London to Birmingham, so you won't miss it if you traveling on your hire car. The hotel provides 90 acres of landscaped parkland in the heart of Buckinghamshire countryside.

The hotel staff takes care of the four-legged guests in every possible way – you’ll be able to book rooms with doors leading directly to the garden or courtyard. The dogs will be able to spend more time outdoors, play games and explore the territory. You don't need to bring anything with you: the hotel provides a bedding, water bowl and snacks. There’s no additional service charge, but staff at Hartwell House strongly ask that the dogs behave well and that the owners are respectful of other hotel guests.

Address: Oxford Rd, Stone, Aylesbury HP17 8NR


Lime Wood


The Lime Wood Boutique Hotel is located in the New Forest National Park, just an hour and a half drive on a hire car from London. It was originally a 13th century hunting lodge, which was later carefully restored. The attention to detail is what makes the hotel exceptionally charming. Everything has been thought out there: from the interior of the rooms to the atmosphere of the spa.

Lime Wood always welcomes guests with pets. Although dogs are not allowed in the restaurant, the staff can keep an eye on four-legged friends while their owners enjoy fresh local delicacies. Pets are subject to a £30 surcharge and the hotel provides separate beds, towels and bowls.

Address: Beaulieu Rd, Lyndhurst SO43 7FZ


Hotel Tresanton


The Tresanton hotel is perfect for those who miss the sea and dream of taking a trip to Cornwall with their pets. It’s located on the outskirts of St Mawes, one of the most beautiful fishing villages in the county. When staying there, you can walk to the 14th-century Saint-Just-in-Roseland Church, or see the Trelissick and Caerhays gardens, which are famous for their magnolias, azaleas and rhododendrons. The trip to Trewithian and the Lost Gardens of Heligan in a hire car will take only a few minutes.

By the way, especially for the guests of the Tresanton, who come with pets, the Dogs’ bar was opened, which serves the same menu as in the main restaurant, but in a more informal atmosphere.

Address: 27 Lower Castle Rd, St Mawes, Truro TR2 5DR


Cliveden House


The luxury Cliveden House is less than an hour's drive from London. The estate's approximately 375 acres of gardens and forests are part of the National Trust and are open to the public. Inside the main building is a 5-star hotel furnished with antiques and artwork.

The hotel is open to guests with pets all year round. Cliveden House can provide beds, towels and bowls for dogs at an additional cost of £35. Pets are not allowed in the main restaurant located on the territory, but they are always welcome at Astor Bar & Grill, which even has a special menu for dogs.

Address: Cliveden Rd, Taplow, Maidenhead SL6 0JF