Weddings are full of hustle and bustle. After the wedding whirlwind, there’s nothing better than having something else to look forward to. More and more dog owners are opting for sharing their happiness with the dogs by booking a dreamy little mini moon, right here in the UK.
Our friend @lilahthewhippet spent a long time searching for a magical mini moon break where her dog could bask in the happiness too. In this article, they’re sharing some of the dog friendly cabin escapes that made the shortlist.
When embarking on my own search for the ideal UK-based mini moon, we had no idea just how many styles of staycation there are to choose from. Dog friendly cabin holidays quickly became one of our firm favourites. Solitude and long walks leave you as close to nature as possible without having to pack a tent. All of the grounded-ness of camping, but with an actual bed, electricity and utensils.
If you would like to feel at one with nature after the rush of your wedding, there is no better way to glamp in style than in a cosy cabin, just big enough for two humans and a their four-legged friend. Between you and I, we ended up choosing one of these options for our own mini-moon.
Rest + Wild, Shropshire
Surrounded by nothing but nature, Rest + Wild is right in the heart of Shropshire. With log burners, outdoor baths and stunning views, this will be one of your more recuperative mini moon options.
Every cabin is dog friendly and you’ll find dog bowls inside the cabin. As there are sheep roaming close to most of the cabins in fields so whilst it’s recommended that you keep your dog on the lead, there is a stake outside the cabin that you can tie your dog to whilst the enjoy relaxing outside with you. However, if you book The Sparrow, you will be in a semi-enclosed woodland which offers more privacy and a bit more outdoor space for your doggo to enjoy.
Min stay: 2 nights
Prices: £175 per night
Dogs prices: £20 per visit
The Fat Pheasant, Cotswolds
One of the highest contenders on our list. On the doorstep of the Cotswolds, this secluded spot give you time with nature. Sit and stare at your surroundings from your wood-fired hot tub or your outdoor bathtub. Each hut has a kingsized bed, an ensuite bathroom and a wood burner. You’re provided with a food hamper to cook on your own fire-pit.
With 500 acres of farmland, dogs can roam around care free. They’re spoilt with a water bowl and treats on arrival, and secure walking fields can be rented for an extra fee if you prefer.
Min stay: 3 nights
Prices: £150 per night
Dog prices: £20 per stay
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Upon arrival you can expect to fine the most beautiful views imaginable from the comfort of your luxury bed which is dressed in Piglet in Bed sheets. Your solar power cabin includes a kitchen with two gas hobs, a fridge freezer, coffee and tea.
Your dog can expect a water bowl and treatos on arrival. There is lots of wildlife so its advised that they are kept on leads, and there are plenty of long walks for them to enjoy.
Min stay: 3 nights
Human Prices: £390 for a weekday stay or £450 for the weekend
Dog prices: £20 per stay
Cabu on by the Sea (Kent) and Cabu by the Lakes (Ireland) are beautifully picturesque, eco friendly cabin destinations.
Cabu by the Sea in Kent is placed on an open grassland with a beautiful view of the seafront where the Romney Marches meet the English Channel. You can explore the area by foot, by bike or by way of a swim. If you prefer a warmer place to swim there is a swimming pool as well as hot tubs and a sauna to enjoy. There is a shop, and a communal Sitoorerie to lounge or enjoy a BBQ or pizza in their outdoor kitchen.
Cabu by the Lakes is hidden away deep within the woods where Killeen Forest Park meets the shores of Irelands Lake District. Fishing, boating, biking and walking allows you to explore the lake. There is a shop, a restaurant and a nature spa with a hot tub and sauna so you have everything you need to switch off fully.
Selected Cabu Cabins are dog friendly, so look out for the right when when you’re booking in. When you arrive you’ll find bowls for food and water as well as a dog cushion where they can sleep and relax.
You’re asked to keep your dog on the leads around the cabins themselves, but there are beautiful spaces along the beach and in the woods where they can run care free and fancy, depending on which Cabu you visit.
Sea prices start from £310, for 2 nights for 2 people
Lakes prices start from £350, for 2 people for 2 nights
Dog price: €50/£35 up to 2 dogs
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