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Where’s the fun if you can’t take the whole family (including the four-legged members) on hols with you?Here are the 38 most lovely dog-friendly hotels, inns and cottages in the UK across 18 counties from Northants to Cornwall.The hotel is handily positioned – you’re 15 minutes from the splendour of Waddesdon Manor, 25 from Rousham Gardens and 20 miles from Oxford if you’re after some cultural kicks. BACK TO TOP CAMBRIDGESHIRE Carters Yard, Kimbolton You wouldn’t know this place existed if I wasn’t blabbing about it, as it’s tucked away behind a rather nondescript door off the high street in Kimbolton.Open it, and down a cobblestone path, you’ll discover Carters Yard – a boutique B&B that just teeny tiny kitchen.
A circular route that takes you behind the church is particularly lush when the bluebells are in bloom, but tap up the bar staff up for other suggestions.BACK TO TOP CORNWALL The Polurrian Bay Hotel, Nr Mullion, The Lizard Peninsula Bring the dog, hell, bring the whole family to this gorgeous cliff-top retreat on the Lizard Peninsula.The Polurrian Bay Hotel will welcome your entire clan, two legs and four, for a relaxing, luxurious (yep, it’s totally possible! There is stacks to do here; a private beach, two pools (inside and out), tennis courts, a luxe spa, cinema and games room, plus free childcare — hello Sunday-morning lie-ins!Dogs must kept on a lead at all times but get an access-all-areas pass – so while you stuff your face by the roaring fire they can hang out with Percy, owner Rob’s sociable Spaniel.Rooms start at £105 per night including an epic farmhouse brekkie, dogs from £10 per night.
Just 50 minutes from London and 10 minutes from Windsor, Bray Cottages has a range of one to three bedroom properties that are beautifully furnished and finished, with a concierge service to your stay really special for you and your dog. No favouritism here, even if you’re the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who have both been known to bend an elbow in this handsome inn – everyone’s welcome including your bow wow bessie mate.