Put your paws up: the dog-friendly spas sweeping the UK

A new trend is coming to the UK and we think you’ll love it! 

Full-service dog-friendly spas are becoming a thing, imagine an experience where your dog can be your guest on an overnight spa retreat! Not only can they stay over, explore the beautiful grounds that most spas offer and enjoy a night or weekend of relaxation - but also join you in the treatment rooms for a massage, tuck into the afternoon tea and pawsecco options, and unwind in the hot tub too.

 

That’s right! Doggy spa breaks will soon be sweeping the nation and it’s already started at one of our spas in Derbyshire.

It’s not just people that need a little rest and relaxation, our four-legged friends can feel a little ruff too. With increasing habits for dogs to join us at work, spa experience experts globally have spotted a market for human and dog spa packages and the UK has started to catch on!

The first to jump on the trend is our 4-star spa hotel in Derbyshire, Ringwood Hall Hotel & Spa. The spa now offers a ‘Pampered Pooch Experience’ in partnership with Georgina’s Pet Sitting Service for you and your furry companion to enjoy. The package includes:

  • An exercise walk on the beautiful grounds 
  • Lavish shampoo massage bubble bath to help soothe and relax muscles 
  • A pedicure and paw soak, with a deep paw moisturising balm 
  • Ear cleanse
  • And a fragrance cologne finish

Prices vary dependant on treatments chosen and the size of the dog with prices ranging from  £45 - £75.

So if you’re thinking of pairing up with your pooch for your next overnight spa retreat don’t forget to check out their human spa packages too and look out for future pawfect spa days with your pooch.

However it doesn't end there! Some spas already accept dogs on the grounds but not yet in the spa facilities - see the full list here: 

The 10 best dog-friendly spas that invite your dog on the grounds and in the rooms - 

As more and more spas are looking to incorporate dog-friendly packages within their services here at SpaSeekers we have compiled the top 10 spas that allow dogs to come as guests. So although they cannot join you in the spa itself, what a treat to have your canine friend have a little break away with you, enjoy beautiful walks and embrace your zen trip… 

1. Hallmark Hotel The Welcombe, Stratford Upon Avon 

Tucked away near Stratford Upon Avon, the 4-star Hallmark Hotel The Welcombe is a luxurious retreat set amongst more than 150 acres of landscaped grounds. Perfect for overnight getaways full of rest and recuperation! 

2. Ringwood Hall and Spa, Chesterfield

Set in scenic Derbyshire Ringwood Hall and Spa is a 4-star retreat set in a beautiful 19th century manor house and provides the perfect setting for pure indulgence. The ideal stay for you and your pet where they can be whisked away for their own special day with their pet sitting service, exclusive to Ringwood Hall

3. Ellenborough Park, Cheltenham

Escape to the Cotswold countryside for an idyllic stay with your pooch in tow at the 5-star Ellenborough Park in Cheltenham. From charming walks to their exquisite spa you’ll unwind in style at Ellenborough Park

4. Hatherley Manor Hotel and Spa, Gloucester  

Take your furball to the 17th century 4-star Hatherley Manor Hotel and Spa for a spa break dedicated to natural wellbeing. Located in the picturesque Gloucestershire countryside Hatherley Manor Hotel and Spa guarantees a stay of serenity from their 55 opulent rooms to their calm-inducing spa.  

5. Feversham Arms Hotel & Verbena Spa, Helmsley

How about tucking yourself away with your pup in North Yorkshire at the 4-star Feversham Arms Hotel & Verbena Spa in Helmsley for the ultimate relaxation and rejuvenation break. Unwind amongst the beautiful countryside and escape to their spa to experience the life of luxury. 

6. Spread Eagle Hotel & Spa, Sussex 

In the charming market town of Midhurst you’ll find the 3-star Spread Eagle Hotel & Spa, perfect for forgetting all your stresses alongside your four-legged friend. This rural escape offers a Scandi-style retreat with vaulted ceilings and contemporary touches allowing you to relax without a care in the world.

7. The Imperial Hotel, Torquay

Overlooking the beautiful South Devon coastline, a stay at the 4-star The Imperial Hotel guarantees a life of luxury with 150 elegant bedrooms and a state of the art spa. Enjoy a range of soothing treatments all whilst enjoying the iconic waterfront, relaxed atmosphere and local area all with your dog. 

8. St Michaels Hotel & Spa, Falmouth

A stay at the 4-star St Michaels Hotel & Spa is the perfect spot for you and your pooch to fill your lungs with Cornish air and enjoy the most luxurious spa stay. Featuring four serene treatment rooms centered off of the largest hydrotherapy pool in the south west indulge yourself in the ultimate sanctuary. 

9. Norton Park, Nr Winchester, Hampshire  

Nestled away in 54 acres of Hampshire countryside you can take it to bougie bow-wow levels at the 4-star Norton Park, Nr Winchester. After you’ve lived the life of luxury in their sumptuous spa you can treat you and your dog to an afternoon tea including organic dog biscuits and earl greyhound tea! 

10. The North Lakes Hotel & Spa, Penrith, Cumbria 

Enjoy a life of puppy luxury at the 4-star The North Lakes Hotel & Spa, Penrith with your own doggy entrance for mucky paws and boots and complimentary dog basket, toy, and bowl. So all whilst your pooch is enjoying their stay you can embrace pure calm with their range of treatments and therapies. 

The dream of a bit of rest and relaxation with your four-legged friend is coming true and we cannot wait to see more and more pooch pampering taking over SpaSeekers and the UK. 

GIVEAWAY - Win a spa break for you and your dog with SpaSeekers 

TREAT YOURSELF!

Loved the sound of the Pampered Pooch Package at Ringwood Hall? Well now is your chance to win a one night natural energy spa stay at the pet-welcome Ringwood Hall Hotel & Spa with your pampered pooch in tow! 

Throughout January, we will be giving away the Natural Energy Spa package for two guests including one night’s stay at Ringwood Hall Hotel, a full spa overnight retreat, 55 minute treatment for each guest and lunch, dinner and breakfast for you humans! And whilst you’re getting your zen on your pup will get a stay with the lavish Georgina’s Pet Sitting Service! 

In addition to the Ringwood Hall competition prize, we will also be offering two other prizes throughout February, so keep your eyes peeled on our social channels! 

To take part all you have to do is:

Share a picture of your pooch before and after bath time on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram using the hashtag #doggyspabreak, tag @SpaSeekers and follow @SpaSeekers. 

Example image:

Ringwood Hall comPETition - this competition has now ended.

Terms and Conditions:

  • Entries are only open to UK residents aged 18 or over.
  • The winner for Ringwood Hall will be announced early February 2020.
  • The Ringwood Hall comPETition prize must be booked by 28th February 2020.
  • All towels, robes, and slippers are provided by our spas.
  • Food will be available.
  • You may enter this comPETition by posting a picture on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram of your pup before and after a bath, tagging @SpaSeekers and using the hashtag #doggyspabreak.
  • All pictures submitted have the owner's permission to be used by SpaSeekers on social media platforms and its website.
  • During the spa visit, the winner will be asked to share pictures and videos of their visit, tagging @SpaSeekers and using #doggyspabreak on posts.
  • SpaSeekers do not take responsibility for the condition of the spas. The experience is fulfilled by the Spa and not SpaSeekers Ltd. Every effort has been made by SpaSeekers Ltd to monitor the service and facilities of the spas we partner. If you have a complaint during your stay, please bring it to the attention of the spa manager so they can address the issue immediately.
  • Ringwood Hall Hotel & Spa & Garden Secret Spa VIP Package is a day service provided by Georgina’s pet sitting service including, collection and drop off service, day care (home from home), exercise walks, brushing out unwanted loose hair, lavish shampoo massage bubble bath to help soothe and relax muscles, conditioning rinse treatment, relaxing pet pedicure, including a paw soak, nail trim, deep paw moisturising balm, ear cleanse, fragrance cologne finish and complimentary bandana. This is usually priced between £45 - £75 depending on the size of the dog. The Ringwood Hall prize will include one The Garden Secret Spa VIP Package.

Norton Park Competition Terms and Conditions:

  • Entries are only open to UK residents aged 18 or over.
  • When entering you will be put into a draw to win a one night’s stay at Norton Park Hotel. 
  • The competition will run from the 4th to the 17th February 2020.
  • The winner will be announced on the 18th February 2020.
  • The comPETition prizes must be booked by 28th February 2020 and prize must be used for a stay in March 2020.
  • All towels, robes, and slippers are provided by our spas.
  • Food will be available.
  • You may enter this comPETition by posting a picture on Facebook of your pup, tagging @SpaSeekers and using the hashtag #doggyspabreak.
  • All pictures submitted have the owner's permission to be used by SpaSeekers on social media platforms and its website.
  • During the spa visit, the winner will be asked to share pictures and videos of their visit, tagging @SpaSeekers and using #doggyspabreak on posts.
  • SpaSeekers do not take responsibility for the condition of the spas. The experience is fulfilled by the Spa and not SpaSeekers Ltd. Every effort has been made by SpaSeekers Ltd to monitor the service and facilities of the spas we partner. If you have a complaint during your stay, please bring it to the attention of the spa manager so they can address the issue immediately.
  • A maximum of two dogs will be allowed in your bedroom. Your canine companions must be kept on the lead at all times in the hotel and well-controlled in our grounds.
  • For the comfort of other guests, we would ask you to refrain from bringing your dogs into the Scene Restaurant and the Reflections Spa Centre with the exception of service dogs. We are happy to provide food and drink menus for you to enjoy in the Bar area.
  • We have provided a bed for your pooch so that they do not need to share yours or any of the other furniture in your bedroom or within the hotel.
  • Toilet etiquette is a must - ensure that you clean up after your dog at all times. If you do have a younger dog, please see reception about our available puppy pads.
  • Where possible your dog should not be left in the bedroom alone. If your dog is well behaved and left alone please ensure you display the Dog In Room card on your door so our housekeeping team are aware. If your dog is unaccompanied and disturbing, other residents we will contact you to ask you to return to your room.

 

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