Lonely Planet Writer

English boutique dog hotel offers 5-star luxury for your pet

If you hate the idea of leaving your beloved dog behind in kennels while you go off on holidays, a new “dog hotel” in England may help to assuage your guilty conscience.

Your dog will enjoy classical music and lavender oil infusers at an English boutique hotel for dogs. Image: Bath Country Pets Boutique Dog Hotel

Owned by Neil and Emma Edwards, the Bath Country Pets Boutique Dog Hotel in Wiltshire is offering five-star accommodation for its four-legged guests. They say that every dog staying there will experience a personalised and stress-free stay.

The dog hotel is owned by Neil and Emma Edwards. Image: Bath Country Pets Boutique Dog Hotel

Offering a lovely alternative to dog kennels and home boarding, the purpose-built country chic hotel is situated on four acres of gardens and meadows, six miles from the city of Bath. It has an American barn-style exterior and a cosy interior with a steampunk-meets-country vibe.

The dog hotel has an American barn-style exterior. Image: Bath Country Pets Boutique Dog Hotel

Canine guests will have plenty of company and stimulation at the boutique hotel, enjoying lots of exercise and games to challenge their noses and brains as well as interaction and play. Regular excursions include visits to the local Badminton Estate, Castle Coombe Woods or Westonbirt Arboretum, with endless wooded paths, streams and fields for them to explore.

Canine guests will have plenty of company and stimulation at the boutique hotel. Image: Bath Country Pets Boutique Dog Hotel

Personalised weight loss or illness recovery programmes can be implemented by arrangement, and the doggie guests have fun and games with reinforcement of basic training. They’re fed natural and hypoallergenic, healthy food and treat with carbon-filtered drinking water. At night, the dogs sleep on sheep-wool stuffed beds in cosy, comfortable rooms with underfloor heating.

There are no bars or cages at the dog hotel. Image: Bath Country Pets Boutique Dog Hotel

There are no bars or wire cages, and they also get to hang out and chill in the guest lounge, which has a wood-burner, rugs, beds and toy baskets. To help create a sense of calm in sleeping areas and at rest time, classical music and lavender oil infusers are used.

Guests can chill out and relax at the dog hotel. Image: Bath Country Pets Boutique Dog Hotel

“We felt that there was a clear gap in the market for families like us, who have canine pets but would not feel comfortable leaving them in a traditional kennel environment,” say Neil and Emma. “Also, that there was a new and exclusive niche that we felt we could fill. So, we set about creating the perfect place for them to stay.”

Guests are fed natural and hypoallergenic treats. Image: Bath Country Pets Boutique Dog Hotel

For further information on Bath Country Pets Boutique Dog Hotel, see here.