Dog-friendly lodges with hot tubs holiday cottages


Dog-friendly lodges with hot tubs

Kate A 02 March 2020

If you could ask your dog what their ideal holiday would be, we think a rustic log cabin nestled deep in the countryside, with endless walkies from the doorstep and a crackling log fire to snooze beside would be a top choice. And if you could add to that your own bit of luxury, perhaps you’d choose a warm and bubbly hot tub? It would certainly be at the top of our wish list!

Therefore, we have chosen some of the best dog-friendly lodges with hot tubs within our collection to add a touch of indulgence to your next break away. You can also explore our full collection of pet-friendly hot tub lodges in the UK by clicking the button below.

Machlud Ar Y Dwr- New Quay | Near New Quay, West Wales

Sleeps 1 dog + 2 humans

Machlud Ar Y Dwr- New Quay

Why we love it: Nestled away in the Welsh countryside beside a glittering lake, this dog-friendly glamping pod is a peaceful haven for both two legs and four. Wake up to the sun streaming through the double doors, before popping the kettle on and savouring a warm mug of coffee on the decking. While Fido gambols in the grass, you can hop into the bubbling hot tub and listen to the relaxing sound of nature as the surrounding woodland comes alive with birdsong. 

Why guests love it:On arrival, we were greeted with delicious homemade bread and onion chutney. The pod was clean and tidy. The bed was comfortable, the temperature of the pod could be controlled to suit. The hot tub was gorgeous to just soak in and listen to the wildlife. This is a lovely place to relax and unwind.” - Amanda

What’s nearby? As well as a plethora of woodland walkies on the doorstep, the coast is only 9.5 miles away – at New Quay North Beach, dogs are welcome all year round with no restrictions.

Hadrians Wall Escape | Near Brampton, Cumbria

Sleeps 1 dog + 2 humans

Hadrians Wall Escape

Why we love it: One of our luxury dog-friendly lodges with a hot tub, this five-star retreat is perfectly positioned on the largest Roman monument in Europe, Hadrian’s Wall. The perfect size for a couple and their four-legged third wheel, this bijou bolthole offers mile-upon-mile of scenic walkies from the doorstep, with a soothing hot tub to soothe aching limbs afterwards. On a sunny day, get the BBQ fired up, throw your tufty-pawed pal a sausage, and soak up the mesmerising country views.

Why guests love it:What a lovely place to stay, we couldn't have asked for more. The pods are immaculate and very tastefully decorated. We had a great time, with walks right outside the door. Our dog was made very welcome, and he had a whale of a time playing in the enclosed area. The owners are very welcoming, and nothing is too much. Just be aware the hot tubs an extra cost, but worth it. Very relaxing.” - Caroline

What’s nearby? There are miles of tail-wagging walkies to be enjoyed along Hadrian’s Wall; explore the ruined Roman forts, including nearby Birdoswald, and spot wildlife as you take in the epic views.

The Holly Pod At West Farleigh | Near Bickleigh, Devon

Sleeps 2 dogs + 2 humans

The Holly Pod At West Farleigh

Why we love it: A wonderfully romantic dog-friendly hot tub lodge in Devon; couples and up to two of their canine companions can relish the great outdoors here. Private and peaceful, this cute little wood-clad pod rests at end of a long farm lane and enjoys far-reaching views of rolling hills and patchwork fields. While Bella plays in the enclosed lawn area, you can toast to the breathtaking views with a glass of fizz in the hot tub.  

Why guests love it:We stayed at the Holly Pod with our two dogs for a long weekend, the enclosed lawn area was perfect for them. The views from the pod are amazing and we really liked the privacy. It was lovely and clean and had everything you could need.” - Charlotte

What’s nearby? Let four legs lead the way on an exciting walk along the beautiful Exe Valley Way, which can be joined from Bickleigh, 3 miles from the doorstep. 

Horsey Reach Lodge | Stanley, Perth and Kinross

Sleeps 2 dogs + 6 humans

Horsey Reach Lodge

Why we love it: Pampered pups who enjoy the finer things in life will go mutts for this luxurious pet-friendly hot tub lodge in Scotland. Overlooking the River Tay, this exquisite Scandinavian log cabin is perfect for a family holiday in Perthshire. On chilly wintry days, cosy up inside, breathing in the heavenly scent of pine as you sit back and watch the flames flickering in the wood burner. And when the sun is shining, you can watch your happy hounds bounding across the enclosed garden from the comfort of the super-indulgent hot tub on the balcony.

Why guests love it:This is such a lovely spot for a restful couple of days. The house is wonderfully stocked and is clean. The beds are so comfy and the views from the hot tub make it so hard to get out! The village also is lovely and quiet, we would love to be back.” - Fiona

What’s nearby? Enjoy the best of countryside living, yet with the bonus of having the vibrant city of Perth only 7 miles away. Here, your whole pack can sniff out the magnificent gardens and woodland of Scone Palace before sitting down in the outside seating area with a hot chocolate and one of the palace’s famous scones.

The Scandinavian Lodge | Great Ayton, North Yorkshire

Sleeps 2 dogs + 8 humans

Why we love it: Perfect for special celebrations, this large dog-friendly lodge with a hot tub is tucked away within pretty grounds in North Yorkshire. Humans will adore the chic interiors, the gently swaying hammock on the veranda and, of course, the divine hot tub - complete with complimentary fluffy robes - while pooches will be in seventh heaven when they discover their very own room in the garden, aptly named the Dog House!

Why guests love it: This lodge is new to our collection so has not been reviewed yet, but we would love to hear your feedback if you plan to stay!

What’s nearby? Energetic pups can scamper up the local landmark of Roseberry Topping (2 miles) for spectacular views, while fur babies who love splashing in the sea can head 11 miles to the Victorian seaside resort of Saltburn for ball games on the dog-friendly beach, before sharing a portion of paper-wrapped chips with the humans.

Sea Glass Barn | Mundesley, Norfolk

Sleeps 2 dogs + 10 humans

Sea Glass Barn

Why we love it: Situated on the picturesque Norfolk Coast, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this charming lodge welcomes large groups of friends and family to spend quality time together in gorgeous surroundings. There is an abundance of entertainment here in the form of a cinema room, shared games room, sauna, and the bubbling highlight - the private hot tub.

Why guests love it: “Sea Glass Barn is amazing. Stunning property in a fantastic location overlooking fields and a windmill and just a very pleasant 10-minute stroll to the beach. We all loved the hot tub and cinema room and the main bathroom and en-suites had fantastic showers. The whole place is beautifully decorated, and the super large island unit is stunning.”Fiona

What’s nearby? A paradise for pups, the Norfolk Coast offers all manner of walkies, from gentle strolls along golden sandy beaches like Mundesley and Cromer to adrenaline-fuelled bounds along the coast path. The famous Norfolk Broads is also within 15 miles and offers lovely dog-walks along winding waterways.

Dorset Gem | Near Bridport, Dorset

Sleeps 2 dogs + 8 humans

Dorset Gem

Why we love it: With elegant interiors that must be seen to be believed, this former shooting lodge in Dorset is a treat of a retreat for two and four-legged family members. Dog bowls at the ready, you can choose to dine beside the crackling wood burner in the dining room or enjoy BBQs outside in the huge flower-filled garden. The large hot tub is the perfect spot to drink in the sweeping countryside views, and guests can take their pick of three sumptuous bedrooms in the main lodge or the secluded bedroom in the additional log cabin in the garden.

Why guests love it: This lodge is new to our collection so has not been reviewed yet, but we would love to hear your feedback if you plan to stay!

What’s nearby? Salty sea dogs can enjoy tail-wagging adventures along the Jurassic Coast nearby, with the pet-friendly Cogden Beach just 5.5 miles away. They can also sniff out the colourful Victorian walled gardens at Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens 11 miles away.

Discover more lodges with hot tubs in the UK

This is just a small selection of our paw-friendly lodges with hot tubs, we have got even more in our furbulous collection which you can browse by clicking the button below. Including luxury lodges for a five-star getaway, romantic retreats just for two (plus the pup!), and large holiday escapes for the whole pack, there is a great variety of self-catering accommodation to inspire your next staycation.


Disclaimer: Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information at the time of writing, please ensure you check carefully before making any decisions based on the contents within this article.

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