The best cat-friendly hotels so you can take your kitty on a staycation

There are so many benefits that come with holidaying in the UK.

It reduces the risk of plans being ruined by Covid, it can be better for the environment than jumping on a flight, and the best thing is that you can often bring your four-legged friends.

When it comes to holidays with your pets – dogs get all the attention. There are dog-friendly walking trails, dog-friendly beaches and even restaurants that welcome canines. But what about cat parents?

If you want to bring your moggy along on a weekend break somewhere in the UK – where are the best places to go? Well, thankfully there are plenty of nice accommodation options that are kitty-friendly.

So, all you need to do is pack up your pet’s essentials, persuade them into a car journey, and make sure they have cosy spots to nap during the day while you’re holidaying.

We had a scout around for hotels and bnbs that are cat-friendly, and some even provide amenities for small pets, which will certainly help with packing.

Redcoats Farmhouse Hotel, Hitchin

Redcoats Farmhouse Hotel offers home-cooked food and cosy bedrooms. The historic country house is set in four acres of gardens, with scenic views across Hertfordshire’s countryside.

Small pets are allowed – with the caveat that they are well behaved. And the venue asks that they are not allowed on the beds. If they cause any extra damage or mess – like mud – then there will be an extra charge.

Book a stay here.

Tiggers Cottage, Berkshire

Tiggers is a beautiful, 180 year old, black and white Tudor cottage located within a moment’s walk of pretty Bray High Street with lovely views over the memorial gardens. 

Your cat will love the ornate coal fireplace and Yves Delorme bed linens – and the owners’ two Labradors, Sambuca and Truffle, are always on hand to join you for a walk if your cat would rather enjoy the enclosed garden.

Book a stay here.

The Jack Russel Inn, Andover

Don’t be put off by the canine name, the Jack Russell Inn welcomes all forms of four-legged friends.

With stunning views of the surrounding estate and a focus on the conservation of the natural beauty and wildlife in the surrounding areas, this lovely inn also offers local food that celebrates great British produce. Not to mention the cosy underfloor heating you and your cat will want to curl up on.

Book a stay here.

The Roast Ox Inn, Wales

Located in Painscastle, Wales, this feline-friendly Inn offers stunning sights of natural beauty, from rivers, forests and mountains, to nearby sleepy market towns.

The property features eight en-suite bedrooms with super-king sized beds, and a resident moggy Michael, who is always on hand to welcome guests.

Book a stay here.

Summer Lodge Country House Hotel, Dorset

Winner of the 2015 Best Pet-Friendly Spa Hotel award in The Resident’s Travel Awards, four-legged friends are more than welcome – with a range of pet beds, bowls, mats and menus all available for your cat.

This five-star country house hotel is surrounded by rolling hills and beautiful countryside and boasts it’s own high-end restaurant.

Book a stay here.

Holiday Cottages at Farditch Farm, Peak District

This luxury self-catering accommodation is situated in the heart of the Peak District National Park near the small village of Chelmorton. Perfect for a rural getaway, and they accept cats and other small pets.

The grounds host six luxury cottages, comprising of three converted barn buildings with interconnecting doors which sleep from 6-22.

Book a stay here.

Church Cottage, Somerset

Church Cottage is a luxury pet friendly holiday cottage surrounded by beautiful countryside in Somerset. Located within the hamlet of Ashwick, it also features mature gardens with views over the five-acre paddock.

The holiday cottage can accommodate six people in a master double and twin. Each bed is made up with quality Egyptian cotton bedding, feather pillows, duvets and a feather mattress topper.

Book a stay here.

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