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Best pet-friendly places to stay in the Peak District and Derbyshire

Here's our ruff guide to the best dog-friendly hotels and pet-friendly cottages.

With so many great pet friendly places to stay in the Peak District and Derbyshire, you'll never have to leave your beloved pet at home.

Here's our ruff guide to the best dog-friendly hotels and pet-friendly self-catering cottages in the Peak District and Derbyshire where you can take your pet on an adventure that will really get their tails wagging!

Landal Darwin Forest, Matlock

Nestled in woodland just a stone's throw from the Peak District, this award-winning luxury lodge holiday park's Coppice Spa lodges have been designed with pets and muddy boots in mind. As well as first-class facilities and home-from-home comforts, there's an enclosed spacious veranda with outdoor washing facilities for paws and boots and quality outdoor furniture where you can relax. There's even an outdoor hot tub!

The utility room has everything you need to pamper your pooch with a doggie shower, hairdryer, towels and space for their bed and feeding bowls, whilst the stylish living space includes a feature kitchen complete with coffee machine, wine cooler, dishwasher and washing machine, plus a master bedroom with king sized bed, TV and en suite shower room. The perfect place to relax after long walks with your four legged friend.

Find out more about the Landal Darwin Forest

Business Directory Darwin Forest

Stainsborough Hall, Carsington

Stainsborough Hall and its five independent holiday cottages provide a beautiful base for an idyllic, pet-friendly, country getaway for the whole family. Located on the shores of Carsington Water, with direct access to the traffic-free trail around the reservoir, it's an ideal location for outdoor lovers. And, while the cottages are set in a stunning rural and remote location, local attractions such as the Heights of Abraham, Cromford, Matlock, Ashbourne, and The Peak District National Park are all within a 10-minute drive of the property.

There are five independent, pet-friendly cottages to choose from, all with home comforts including underfloor heating throughout and log burners in all living rooms. Dog bowls, pet towels and eco-friendly poo bags are all included.

Hoe Grange Holidays, Brassington

Forget the stress of kennels, Hoe Grange Holidays is a haven for dogs and their owners. In an idyllic countryside spot between Ashbourne and Bakewell, your pooch can stay in one of three dog friendly lodges. Nearby walks include the traffic-free High Peak Trail, which can be accessed straight from the site and stretches for over 11 miles.

There are plenty of dog friendly pubs within walking distance, bedding washing and drying facilities and an outside tap for muddy paws. They can also provide extras such as dog towels, bowls, bed and food. You can even treat your pooch to a special ‘on Holiday at Hoe Grange’ dog tag!

If you have a feline friend, Hoe Grange Holidays also welcomes cats and other pets too; you can even bring your horse on holiday!

Find out more about Hoe Grange Holidays

Business Directory Hoe Grange Holidays

Yorkshire Bridge Inn, Bamford

Enjoy dog friendly walks around the Upper Derwent Valley before spending the night at this award-winning family-run inn. Nestled on the banks of the glorious Ladybower Reservoir, you and your four-legged friend can admire the views from Bamford and Derwent Edges, or stroll by the water at Derwent and Ladybower Reservoirs.

Afterwards, tuck into home-cooked food in the cosy pub with your pet by your side. Their tasty traditional British dishes are prepared using the freshest produce!

Settle down for the night in a pet friendly en suite room (greeted by homemade biscuits on arrival), before doing it all again the following day!

Find out more about the Yorkshire Bridge Inn

Business Directory Yorkshire Bridge Inn

Bolehill Farm Cottages, near Bakewell

Within walking distance of picturesque Lathkill Dale, Bolehill Farm is surrounded by brilliant beauty spots - so your pet can burn off some steam on amazing walks before staying the night in one of eight traditional, dog-friendly self-catering cottages.

The cottages are set in 20 acres of grounds surrounded by open fields and woodland, and there’s even a special dog paddock exercise area.

There are plentiful dog friendly pubs and attractions nearby, a dog wash area for muddy paws and even a dog welcome basket, which includes dog bed, towels, bowls and a few tasty treats!

Find out more about Bolehill Farm Cottages

Business Directory Bolehill Farm Cottages

Mulino Pods, Carsington

In a peaceful farm setting with views towards Carsington Water, these secluded glamping pods are surrounded by stunning walking and cycling routes that can be enjoyed from the doorstep. Two of the pods are dog friendly and boast beds that are freshly-made for your arrival, with electric sockets, a fridge, kettle, toaster, crockery and even tea, coffee and sugar for a brew!

Outside, you can soak up the peace and quiet on the decked seating area, where there's a BBQ and firepit, perfect for cosy nights. The historic market town of Ashbourne, known as the 'Gateway to Dovedale' (and famed for its picturesque stepping stones) is just three miles away.

Find out more about Mulino Pods

Business Directory Mulino Pods

The Camping and Caravanning Club

Camping holidays are a great option for you and your pet – offering the perfect opportunity to enjoy a relaxing stay with plenty of leisurely walks and days out.

The Camping and Caravanning Club has 8 beautiful pet friendly sites across the Peak District, each one providing unique and memorable ways to enjoy this magnificent region, at Teversal, Alton, the Star, Conkers, Ashbourne, Leek, Bakewell , Hayfield and Crowden.

Whether you’re looking for a long weekend away from city life, or looking for a campsite with great access to some of the best local dog friendly spots, you’ll find the perfect place for a four-pawed adventure.

Find out more about The Camping and Caravanning Club

Business Directory Alton, The Star Camping and Caravanning Club Site

Dovestone Holiday Park, Greenfield

Bordering the beautiful Peak District National Park, just 3 miles from the iconic Pennine Way long-distance walking route and nestled atthe foot of the beauty spot of Dovestone reservoir, these charming two bedroom lodges offer stunning moorland scenery, cosy facilities including hot tubs, and a wealth of outdoor activities including walking, cycling, sailing, fishing, bird watching.

Find out more about the Dovestone Holiday Park

Business Directory Dovestone Holiday Park

Broomyshaw Country Cottages

Fancy an escape to the country? These pet-friendly cottages just outside of Winkhill in the Staffordshire Peak District have all been awarded TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence. There’s a host of things to do without even leaving Broomyshaw Farm. Maybe just enjoy the fantastic countryside views, take in the peace and quiet, or venture down to the two acre play safe field where there are goals, basketball nets and picnic benches. You may even run into the ducks, fancy chickens or Elliott, the pet pony

The Devonshire Arms at Beeley

If you're looking for picture-perfect walks coupled with tasty pub food, the Devonshire Arms at Beeley has it all. Located on the world-famous Chatsworth Estate, this charming dog-friendly inn sits in the heart of a sleepy village. Stylish and contemporary interiors designed by the Duchess of Devonshire are complemented by all the charm and character of this a village pub, with vibrant fabrics, striking artwork and a modern, glass-sided brasserie contrast tastefully with the oak beams, large fireplaces, and flagstone floors of the original inn.

After working up an appetite on one of the many scenic walks nearby, you can enjoy some fine dining from the modern British menu that champions the finest local and seasonal produce sourced from the Chatsworth Estate and nearby farms (dogs are welcome in the bar area).

Find out more about The Devonshire Arms

Business Directory The Devonshire Arms at Beeley

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Then head over to our Dog Friendly section to see all the things to do, places to eat and places to go with your furry friend.

You might even find a few dog friendly offers from time to time.

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