UK Dog Friendly Glamping Destinations For Your Next Adventure
I don’t know about you, but nothing has me counting down to the weekend more than the prospect of an adventure. Throwing our backpacks into the Jeep to hit the road, ready to explore what this wonderful world has to offer. Since we brought Martha, our two-year-old whippet, into our lives we’ve been spending a lot more time exploring closer to home so we can bring our furry little mascot along for the ride.
I’m always searching and keeping my eye out for exciting dog-friendly accommodations where we can all enjoy a break, and the team at Unique hideaways recently got in touch regarding their excellent dog-friendly offering!
From off-grid yurts to cosy cabins and woodland lodges, their collection of dog-friendly glamping spots are sure to put a smile on your and your pooch’s face. Here are my top five picks which I can’t wait to book myself for the summer…
Brownscombe Cabin – Devon
Devon is a truly stunning part of the country, and I’m very eager to head back there this summer having only visited once before – I know, criminal. This cabin looks simply ideal for a long weekend among nature, and the trickiest decision you’ll have to make all weekend is whether to soak up the bubbles in the copper roll-top bathtub or hot tub first! Accommodating up to four, this cabin is also ideal if you have little ones to bring along with bunk beds in the living space and plenty of space for the dog too! Onsite you’ll find a games room with table tennis, and table football for those rainy days when heading out might be best saved for later.
Jessie Shepherds Hut – Sussex
Perhaps your next adventure is nestled among cherry trees in the East Sussex Countryside, that’s where you’ll find Jessie. This compact hut is great for couples looking to unplug and escape from the daily grind of life. Kick back, relax and live the slow life for a few days, you can enjoy waking up surrounded by nature before firing up the wood burner for a lazy morning in bed. There’s endless outdoor space and walks for you and your pup to explore, as well as nearby villages to cosy up and enjoy a bite to eat.
Gorse Yurt – Ceredigion, Wales
Fancy escaping to the rural Welsh countryside? Of course you do, and this is the perfect base for a weekend in the wild with your doggo. Surrounded by woodland, the only background noise you’ll become accustomed to is birdsong, bliss. This yurt is totally off-grid, so you won’t find a WiFi password or TV here, it’s time for a digital detox instead. The raised decking area is crying out for slow mornings with a cup of coffee in hand and evenings spent socialising and playing cards with a few beverages. If you are desperate to connect to civilisation then make a trip to the nearby market town of Lampeter.
Mount View Sunrise Safari Tent – Cornwall
Cornwall is one of my favourite areas of the UK, and so dog-friendly too! This stunning safari tent makes for the perfect base to explore Cornwall with breathtaking views of the ocean and St. Michael’s Mount. Set in a wildflower meadow (I know, sounds dreamy) this accommodation has all you need for a relaxing weekend with your pup, so much so you might struggle to tear yourself away from the scenic views and outdoor private hot tub. Enjoy days spent lounging in the hammock with a good book and evenings under the stars toasting marshmallows by the fire pit. There is of course plenty to explore right on your doorstep, this is Cornwall after all, so be sure to book plenty of time here!
Hayley’s Hut – Devon
We’re heading back to Devon, but this time, with a private fishing lake. Act out the infamous scene from The Notebook with your other half or bestie whilst you unwind and recharge at this beautiful countryside bolthole. Your dog will love a swim after a long walk on a summer’s day but be sure to pack your wellies as this hut is situated in a very rural spot, and it’s likely to get muddy! Ease your muscles in the hot tub and simply enjoy a slower pace of life miles away from commuting, deadlines and alarm clocks.