Dog Friendly Hotels - Inspired By BBC1 Interior Design Masters
Posted on March 24 2022
Interior Design Masters – Week 2
Yay it’s week 2 of one of our favourite shows on BBC, Interior Design Masters!
If you haven’t seen the show yet, this program features a set of aspiring interior designers with different backgrounds, who each week have to design a room or venue based on a particular theme. Hosted by Alan Carr and judged by Michelle Ogundehin, an expert in all things interior design.
If you’re an interior fanatic this is the show for you, you’re probably thinking what have Olive & Berry got to do with this? Well, we’re here to show you how you can integrate those all-important furry friends into your interior design whilst following the BBC Interior Design Masters weekly themes.
So let’s begin, this episode features a beautiful, traditional country hotel called Wooton House in the Surrey Hills. The designers task this week was to transform a bedroom each, showcasing their signature style whilst also making sure the classic country hotel theme shone through.
This week we’re going to split this theme in two blogs as next week’s theme is schools and let’s be honest it’s quite difficult to make that one relevant for our furry friends, so we’re going to replace that theme with the second part of our hotel blog…
Blog 1 (this blog) – The best British hotels you can attend with your four-legged friend that also have inspiring interior! As well as some helpful websites and Facebook groups you can go to to find those beautiful dog friendly hotels.
Blog 2 – Aimed at dog friendly hotels, we’re going to be covering the interior & practical elements of running a dog friendly hotel so your guests can have a luxury, comfortable stay with their four-legged friend.
So let’s jump straight in to our top 5 dog friendly AND fabulous interior hotels…
1. The Homewood Hotel, Kitchen & Spa
This place is filled with imagination and little pops of delight throughout, they have a giant teddy bear for instance!
The décor is fun, vibrant and pattern based, each room is designed with its own personality but still gives off that luxury feel.
Most of their rooms are dog friendly, with 20 acres of grounds and a welcome doggy pack, this hotel looks like one where you won’t be second to other guests as you have access to ALL areas! You can hire beds and bowls for an extra £25. They also have a dog menu so your dog can dine with you! (https://www.homewoodbath.co.uk/media/t1hk5icd/homewood-dog-menu-4.pdf)
Isn’t that amazing??!!
2. Chewton Glen
The crem de la crem, what a place to stay! If you have the budget then this is the one, set in the beautiful enchanting new forest, this 5-star, Chateaux Hotel and Spa is a wonderful place to escape and relax with your four-legged friend.
Their interior is very fresh and calming, using lots of whites and creams with tones of faded blue and wood finishes. The main focus and design feature of this hotel, especially in the epic treehouses is cleverly designed to point to that wonderful view!
It’s £35 per dog per day, your dog has to be over 1 year old, there is also unfortunately some areas the dogs are not allowed to go in such as the main hotel and public areas.
3. Beaverbrook in the Surrey Hills
This hotel is a feast for the eyes and senses… as they say themselves, ‘expect good old-fashioned hospitality, impeccable design, an eclectic collection of artwork, antiques and memorabilia from a range of rooms and suites that offer evocative sophistication, stylish tranquillity or simple country charm’.
Dogs are £35 per night, this includes bowls and towels, dogs are unfortunately not permitted in the spa or house.
4. The Talbot Malton
Set in Malton, the Foodie capital in the North, this hotel is cute and cosy, colourful and welcoming.
Giving off traditional pub vibes with pops of modern throughout featuring delicious food shots and wood tones in their online imagery.
Malton boasts being the UK’s most friendly dog town, the town won an award in 2018, it’s only £10 to stay at this 17thcentury inn.
It’s a little random but we like this idea they have on their site, each month they choose a dog that needs to be rehomed and share their details on their website.
5. De Vere Cotswold Water Park
This hotel set in the beautiful Cotswold water park combines modern design effortlessly with it’s natural surroundings. Using the materials, glass and stone to integrate the light and airy inside space with the beautiful, luscious countryside.
There isn’t much on their website about dogs however, Pets Pyjamas have collated all of the information you need to know for this hotel.
Of course, the 5 hotels above are only a small selection of beautiful interior and dog friendly hotels, so we have compiled two of the best websites you can go to if you’re looking for a staycation with your four-legged friend.
We LOVE this website, over at Pets Pyjamas you can find over 18,000 dog welcoming properties where all dogs travel free.
You can also call their impartial experts for no charge to get advice on where to book based on what you’re looking for.
Dog Friendly Destinations UK
Another one of our favourites, these guys are fab at compiling the most unique, pawfect locations to take your dog. They really think about the accommodations location as well as making sure the hotel is truly dog friendly!
And if you’re more of a post and speak to other customers to get feedback on hotels first hand, it might be worth joining a few Facebook groups that specialise in dog friendly accommodation, you can join them below:
Dog friendly holiday accommodation - https://www.facebook.com/groups/dogfriendlyholidays
Dog friendly holiday accommodation uk - https://www.facebook.com/groups/PetFriendlyHolidayAccommodationUK
Dog friendly holidays UK - https://www.facebook.com/groups/419153494877667
So there you have it, a blog that combines interior design, a BBC show and dog friendly hotels! AMAZING!
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