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Pet Friendly UK Holidays

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Category: Local Area

Sarah Twist

Written by: 26th November 2015

Estimated time to read: 7 minutes

It’s hard having fur-babies, whether you have one, two or five, holiday’s can be a stressful time, but not with Darwin Escapes!

We have a great range of pet friendly holidays, to take your pooch, cat, rabbit, lizard or fish on the break with you and the whole family can enjoy that special time away! I’ve mentioned Hugo and Bella before in my posts, my loveable puppies, but I also have four adorable cats, ranging from 5 years old to 2 years old. So it’s safe to say that I am bit animal crazy.

Now with this many pets I really have to plan any time away, how am I going to transport five animals – four of which have very sharp claws when annoyed, and two that have no interest in behaving. If I can’t take them with me, where are they going to go? Or who am I going to have take care of them? So Darwin Escapes have come up with a great solution, you can take your pet away on your UK holiday. Have a read on about the all pet friendly accommodation we offer, we will have the perfect location for you and your fur-baby!


Cornwall – A Coastal Adventure


We have 3 outstanding locations in Cornwall, all with pet friendly accommodation, from our traditional Sandymouth Holiday Resort, the relaxing Mullion Cove Coastal Retreat and the ‘Best in Britain’ 2015 award winner Piran Meadows Resort & Spa. With great family fun activities on park, like a two lane bowling alley, golf simulator and indoor heated swimming pools and spa treatments, there is something for every person in the family. There are plenty of coastal walks surrounding the parks for the little fur-baby in your life, marvel at the lovely cliffs, beaches and hidden woods around the areas. Many of the luxurious holiday homes come with up to date tech, like iPod docking stations, games consoles and DVD players, all for a great night in with your dog, cat, lizard, rabbit or fish you love! Some lodges even come with hot tubs for the mummies and daddies of the party! Cornwall is a stunning part of the country to visit, so why not take a look at what’s on offer at our pet friendly holiday parks in Cornwall?


Somerset – The Best of Both Worlds

Cheddar Woods Resort & Spa

We have two glorious resorts in Somerset, ‘Best in Britain’ 2014 winner Cheddar Woods Resort & Spa and the brand new for 2015 Bath Mill Lodge Retreat. Both offer something different for you pet friendly escape, Cheddar Woods is set in the beautiful Mendip Hills and is surrounded by woods for some great walks! The Cheddar Gorge is also very close and has a great 3 mile walking path to the Lookout Tower, what a way to spend a day (or two for me, I’ll take my camping gear…) all lodges are fitted with the great mod cons for a fantastic night in with your fur-family, cuddle on the sofa and relax.

Bath Mill Lodge Retreat

Bath Mill Lodge Retreat is just that, a retreat, two miles away from a city centre. You would never believe you were so close to the city while there, sitting on your private decking all you will hear is the Newton Brook meandering through the resort. Surrounded by trees you will feel totally secluded and safe in this sanctuary of a city break holiday, your dog can run around and enjoy the brook and take the walk through the woods and fields in the surrounding area. (I have a white dog, imagine what colour he would be coming back in?!) What a perfect escape with your fur-baby, and all the mod cons in the lodges will be a great treat to snuggle up at the end of the day on the comfy sofa and take in the lovely surroundings.


Dorset – The Jurassic Coast


Our own Swanage Bay View Holiday Home Park has a wide variety of pet friendly accommodation, and with the family friendly facilities on offer, there is something for everyone in your family! Including an indoor heated swimming pool, kids daily activity programme and night clubhouse schedule, all offering family fun. The stunning Dorset sandy beaches are right on the door step to enjoy a jolly good run for that bouncy puppy! Enjoy great coastal walks and visit the beautiful Studland sand dunes, a fun time for you and your fur-baby in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.


Surrey – Explore The Countryside


Tilford Woods Lodge Retreat is perfectly placed in the Surrey countryside for peace and tranquillity. (if I take Hugo it would no longer be peaceful…) There are plenty of nature walks for your bouncing puppy to explore, you can drop into the market town of Farnham, where there are gift shops and some lovely restaurants to try, and a few even allow dogs in to dine too! Take a walk around the historic Waverly Abbey, marvel at the once magnificent structure and have a wander around the River Wey (another river for the puppy to make a mess in!) Many of our pet friendly accommodations have their own hot tubs for that extra feeling of luxury, and a few even have their own saunas! And with DVD players and our own rental facility at reception, you can enjoy a lovely, cosy night in cuddled on the sofa with your little one. If you have a clever little cat along in tow, there is glorious scenery to marvel at out of the window too! A great country escape with the little fur ones!


Isle of Wight – A Whole Island To Explore


Woodside Coastal Retreat is perfectly placed on the Isle of Wight within easy reach of a plethora of visitor attractions on this beautiful island that has everything you could ever need. Woodside has a stunning shingle beach just a stones throw away, a perfect place to let the dog run loose along the shore, and maybe a quick swim in the sea! Along with great local attractions to visit, like Carisbroke Castle, where dogs are welcome to run around and marvel at the history, along with their mummies and daddies! Visit the plethora of restaurants and café’s on offer on the island, a few of which are dog friendly and have a ready warm rug in front of the fire place for a cold day! There is so much to see here that you really do need to visit and find it all, a wonderful escape to explore with your fur-family, away from the stresses of everyday life.

Take a look at our dog friendly holidays in the Isle of Wight.


Lake District – Nature At Its Best

Thanet Well Lodge Retreat

Our Thanet Well Lodge Retreat is one of the most perfect places to escape to with a dog in tow, with a huge range of lodges that are pet friendly, some with hot tubs and all with brilliant mod cons for cosy nights in. The surrounding area is breath taking and worth spending every minute of your stay enjoying walks out, placed on the edge of the Greystoke Forest, this secluded location is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Walk out the door on to the private decking and marvel at the nature surrounding you, grab a lead and off you go for fun and frolicking! There are some great restaurants, pubs and cafes that are dog friendly to have a lovely meal out too, or if you fancy a night in, grab a DVD and cuddle up on the sofa in the hauntingly beautiful scenery surrounding you. You can enjoy nature at its best here in Thanet Well and your fur-baby will be in their element too!

Keswick Reach Lodge Retreat

Keswick Reach Lodge Retreat is one of Darwin Escapes’ brand new destinations. Located in the heart of the Lake District and surrounded by an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this luxurious retreat offers stunning views of the surrounding countryside, with the beautiful Bewaldeth Beck running through the park and a picturesque pond, complete with duck lodge, for you to marvel at. Your fur-baby will adore the brand new, luxurious lodges to settle down after a long walk in the surrounding mountains and fields.


Perfect Pet Escape


So if you are struggling to find the perfect pet friendly holiday, or just can’t bear leaving you little one behind (like me, I hate it), why not just have a look at what Darwin Escapes has to offer? There is no better treat than seeing your fur-baby running around and exploring!

Happy Adventuring Folks and Creatures!!


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