As temperatures start to fall and autumn bursts into colour, there’s no better way to spend an evening than soaking in a hot tub beneath the night sky with friends and loved ones. Not forgetting the four-legged furry family members of course. The pooches may not be able to join you in the tub, but at these three luxury dog-frendly retreats with hot tubs they do have the run of the rest of the house and gardens. What’s more, each of the five pet-friendly holiday homes offer miles of beautiful dog walks right on your doorstep.
The Fernery, Ilfracombe
Sleeps 8 | 2 dogs
Located in a lush green valley in an area of Area Outstanding Natural Beauty in North Devon, The Fernery is a luxury dog-friendly holiday home that offers guests a complete escape. Spacious and contemporary throughout, every detail has been thought about in this architect-designed home from home.
The three-tiered garden boasts valley views and a private hot tub to chill out in after a day spent walking the dogs along the South West Coast Path, just a short stroll up the hill from The Fernery. Some of Devon’s dog-friendly beaches, including Woolacombe, Putsborough and Croyde, are also just a short drive away.
At the heart of this dog-friendly holiday home is the open-plan living space, complete with wood burner for the ones with four paws to curl up in front of. The bespoke kitchen and double height ceiling are accompanied by glass by-folding patio doors that stretch the entire width of the living area, letting warm light flood the stunning space.
The Quantock Hide, The Quantock Hills
Sleeps 4 | 3 dogs
A truly unique and luxury dog-friendly cottage nestled in The Quantock Hills, The Quantock Hide welcomes up to three dogs and spoils mans best friend with dog treats, water bowls and comfy beds. Off the beaten Somerset track, this explorer’s bolthole has touches of a noble hunting lodge combined with a magical Himalayan-esque garden paradise, including a bubbling hot tub. Adding to the magic is the breathtaking Jurassic Coast and the Black Mountains of Wales visible in the distance.
The open-plan living and dining area is inviting and cosy with warm, textured fabrics throughout. Fire up the wood burner on cold winter evenings and you and your dog will feel right at home.
Whilst you’re soothing aching muscles in the privacy of the hot tub, let the dogs roam free in the completely secure and dog-proof garden. If they get up to mischief and come wandering back muddied, fear not – there are outdoor hot and cold taps for washing muddy paws. With so many dog-friendly local beaches surrounding The Quantock Hide, they’re sure to be of use.
Week Farm, Combe Hay
Sleeps 18 | Dogs allowed by arrangement
Located in 98 acres of rolling grounds and gardens on the edge of the pretty village of Combe Hay, near Bath, lies Week Farm. An elegant Georgian manor house, this beautiful luxury dog-friendly retreat combines original features with contemporary furnishings – an exceptional holiday home with the wow factor.
The hot tub set on a raised platform overlooking Combe Hay valley can accommodate 12 adults.
Week Farm’s living room features original oak beams, huge sash windows, an open fire and furnishings in soft hues of sea grass, linen and blues. This Georgian manor house makes for a special setting for an occasion or gathering of friends and family, all year round.
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