WANT to visit a winery, take Instagram photos in a lavender field or go on a safari?
A reader wrote in for some ideas for a dog-friendly break right here in the UK and here are our suggestions…
Q: “I want to go abroad but can’t leave my dog so will try a staycation.
“Where can I go that will make me feel like I’m abroad, without leaving the UK?”
Enjoy the view as you walk your dog along the South West Coast Path, or from the dog-friendly Mount Haven hotel (B&B doubles from £90).
Or for a touch of Scandi chic, Cabin By The River is a rustic wooden chalet in Rye, East Sussex, sleeping one dog and two people from £412pp for seven nights. Book on Canine Cottages.
Wine-tasting trips don’t have to involve Tuscany. In Surrey, the Denbies Wine Estate is one of the UK’s largest wine producers, while the Mayfield Lavender fields (open June to September) rival those in Provence.
Stay at Dorking’s The White Horse, with doubles from £50 a night.
Beach lovers should swap the Caribbean for the Northumberland Coast (Bamburgh and Cheswick beaches welcome dogs all year round).
Stay nearby at Rose Cottage from £137.50pp based on four sharing. Book at Crabtree & Crabtree.
For a safari without flying to Africa, a wildlife boat trip in Pembrokeshire offers the chance to spot birds, dolphins and whales and you can bring pooches on board. Book at Thousand Islands Expeditions – trips are weather-permitting and run Easter to October.
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There are bargain breaks from as little as £35pp.
Or you can book some great staycation breaks around the country.