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Dog Friendly Hotels in the Lake District

As a dog owner, you will often find it incredibly difficult to combine a luxury break with your canine companions. Holidays abroad are ridden with guilt - the dog sulks when he goes to kennels, and misses you terribly. Holidays in the UK seem like the ideal solution. Yet many places say that it is okay to bring your dog. 

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Dog lovers all over the country face the annual quandary over how best to enjoy some time away without distressing the dog.  After all, they are our companions, a part of the family - why would we want to leave them behind? There are dog friendly hotels in the Lake District which have the perfect solution.

The owner of the multi award winning Holbeck Ghyll, Andrew McPherson is a dog owner.  His life has now changed to the point that this luxury hotel has taken the bold step of introducing the ‘You and me and the dog stays free’ policy.  If you stay two or more nights, the dog stays free - the charge is otherwise £25 for one night.   Not many hotels of this calibre will allow dogs. Your dog will receive its very own welcome pack upon arrival at Holbeck Ghyll (but of course), plus a VIC Service (Very Important Canine), which offers an upgrade package that includes a matching collar and lead for use during the stay, an extremely comfy dog bed with a Mungo and Maud of London blanket (only the best will do!), plus a bowl and a bag of organic dog treats to take home. Doggie bliss!

The Lake District is ideal for lots of lovely dog walks. There are countless hills to climb and lakes to splash around in. You can admire the views from a mountain top, with a very happy and well exercised dog stood by your side. Then return to your hotel for a delightful Cumbrian feast, whilst your beloved companion dreams of chasing sheep over the fells. There are so many walks covering forests, mountains, tarns, and coastline for both you and your dog to enjoy together. And that's why are there so many pet friendly hotels in the Lake District.  

Holiday abroad or holiday in the UK? For those of us with dogs, the decision is often made for us. Luckily the Lake District is here to help out. A range of pet friendly accommodation types means that you need not be separated from your four legged companion, and you can enjoy a relaxing holiday yourself. 

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