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Dog-friendly glamping spots for a stylish weekend in the wilderness

These dog-friendly glamping sites allow you to experience a weekend in a natural setting – without forgoing a luxury or two.

Get away from it all at one of these dog-friendly glamping spots in the UK. Set in vast valleys, ancient woodlands or manicured meadows, and surrounded by plenty of walking trails, these sites invite you and your pet to explore Britain’s great outdoors.

Pick from establishments featuring transparent unidomes with 360-degree views of the forest, atmospheric Central Asian yurts warmed by wood-fire stoves, or quaint shepherd’s huts with upscale amenities.

A peaceful adults-only, dog-friendly glamping spot

For a glamping getaway in a serene environment, choose a holiday at the Little Hide. At this site, which is reserved for adults, you’ll be located in pastoral and peaceful environs just a 15 minute drive from the ancient city of York. Spend the day wandering through the medieval warrens that make up this destination’s historical centre, then return to rest in the campsite’s natural surroundings. Once you’re feeling rejuvenated, explore the rest of the Little Hide. It’s set around three ponds where you’re likely to spot ducks and kingfishers splashing in the water – an ideal setting for a leisurely walk with your pooch before or after dinner. If you feel like going further afield, a popular route goes through the leafy green Millennium Wood.

Upon check-in at Little Hide, you’ll be shown to one of four dog-friendly huts – the Dove, Kite, Wren or Owl – with a special section outside for fastening leads. As your pet curls up to relax here, you can unwind at your own outdoor bistro table with a steaming drink brewed using the tea-making facilities in your pod. Move inside if you wish to bed down on your plush mattress amid upcycled furniture, including a two-seater sofa and a coffee table. Cosy additions such as a feather duvet, colourful scatter cushions and extra throws help ensure you stay snug

When breakfast rolls around next morning, create a hearty feast on the personal barbecue outside your pod. Or why not mosey on over to the on-site café for a farmhouse-style breakfast made with local produce? Book extras like s’mores kits and even celebration packages including sparkling wine with glasses, as well as strawberries and bunting to add a special touch to your stay. There’s also the option of ordering a meal to your door from Two Jays Catering. Pick from comfort food such as mustard-coated pork loin or cajun chicken, followed by a mouthwatering chocolate mousse. Round off with a delicious drink: the campsite offers a Pimm’s set for two including a bottle of the fruity liqueur, along with fizzy lemonade, sweet strawberries and a jug.

The Little Hide - Grown Up Glamping

9.3 Excellent (128 reviews)

Dog-friendly glamping on a fully functioning farm

If you’re bringing a four-legged friend away with you to Dawn Chorus Holidays in the Suffolk countryside, you’ll be spending the night in a South Down shepherd’s hut. This 21-by-8-foot space – painted a cheerful mint green and sleeping up to four people – welcomes well-behaved dogs of all shapes and sizes. It’s equipped with modern amenities such as an integrated full-size fridge, a king-sized bed and a spacious bathroom, with Egyptian cotton towels and bed linen adding a touch of everyday luxury to your camping experience. Potted flowers by the wooden table and chairs on your patio brighten up the space and nod to site’s serene outdoor setting.

Order a full English breakfast to your door for the next morning, or cook up your own feast in the hut’s adorable farmhouse-style kitchen with its authentic basin sink. For the rest of the day, make the most of this destination’s bucolic walks with your dog. Located in the Waveney Valley, and straddling the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk, Dawn Chorus Holidays is surrounded by varied treks through marshland, past quaint inns and imposing manor houses. There are also three circular routes setting out from the campsite itself – really handy for an easy dog walk. If you’re staying closer to home, you can spend a morning exploring the farm, with its roaming livestock including chickens, sheep and cows.

Huts are fully insulated and heated for your comfort if you’re travelling in the cooler seasons. When the evenings turn sultry, stoke up your barbecue and time your meal so you can eat as twilight falls, with sunset reds and pinks dancing on the horizon. The next day, after touring the local sights – perhaps the market town of Beccles, with its open-air lido and Georgian architecture, 2.5 miles away, or the Victorian pier on Southwold beach, a 20 minute drive – you’ll have worked up an appetite. Pick up a carefully curated hamper from Bailey’s Deli on your way home. These contain treats such as Spanish wines and English chutneys for a picnic spread on your porch. You’ll need to supply your own dog treats so that your pooch can join the feast.

Dawn Chorus Holidays

9.9 Excellent (97 reviews)

A dog-friendly glampsite with transparent huts for all-encompassing views

Going off-grid takes on an Instagram-worthy twist at Camp Katur. This establishment specialises in a range of offbeat experiences, whether you want to bed down in a bell tent, holiday in a hobbit pod or take a trip in a teepee. It also welcomes dogs – up to two are invited to accompany you on your time away – so there’s no need to leave your furry friend at home.

Stargazers may want to book the Unidome, a transparent structure that allows for 360-degree views of your woodland surroundings. It’s especially atmospheric at night; turn on the fairy lights and relax with a book from the miniature on-site library, or switch off completely and spend the evening gazing up at the Milky Way. Cushions, hot water bottles and a gas heater are provided to keep you and your pets cosy. Geodomes offer a similar setup with conveniences such as a private toilet and hot shower, as well as a kitchenette. Alternatively, opt for one of the hobbit hides, hidden at the side of a lush green meadow, which contain a double bed and rural-chic decor such plaid blankets and animal-motif cushions.

If you’re craving heat, head for a stint in the eco spa. Sip on a glass of champagne by candlelight in the wood-burning hot tub, hand-crafted from spruce grown in Siberia, or detox in the barrel sauna while listening to the trees rustle in the wind outside. When it’s time to eat, pop over to the communal kitchen hut – just a couple of minutes’ walk away – to create a delectable meal, perhaps using organic lamb from the Manor Farm shop over in Ripon, a 20 minute drive. If you feel like testing out your Italian cooking skills, you can bake your own pizza in the clay oven. Anything you don’t finish can be preserved in the freezer box provided by the site. Sitting around the communal campfire with your pets and strumming one of the camp’s musical instruments is a blissful way to finish the day.

Camp Katur Glamping

8.9 Excellent (43 reviews)

A dog-friendly eco-conscious glamping site

Plush Tents Glamping’s award-winning site of Mongolian yurts in the South Downs is built on sustainable principles and a communal spirit. It combines these with modern, comfort-enhancing amenities, such as a hot tub warmed by firewood. When you’re not taking a soothing dip in the water here, follow your pup on a stroll among the bluebells in the wood nearby. For forays further afield, visit the sweeping shoreline of West Wittering, lined with beach huts in a kaleidoscope of colours, or the ancient city of Chichester. Here, seek out the 11th-century cathedral to view its famous stained-glass window by modernist painter Marc Chagall, then head back to camp to catch one of the on-site activities – from yoga classes to cinema evenings.

You can look forward to nestling under Egyptian cotton linen on your hand-crafted bed or swinging gently in the hammock outside your yurt. These spaces are furnished with LED colour-change lighting and sound systems – powered by rechargeable batteries – so you can set an ambient scene for an evening indoors. Patterned blankets inspired by traditional Central Asian art and vintage wooden furniture add a charming finish to the decor, while your antique or salvaged stove keeps you warm. Wood is supplied and camp staff are on hand to help you light the fire each night. In keeping with the back-to-nature theme, the site also features a natural play area for children and eco-friendly compost toilets.

Grill steaks on your hut-side barbecue, or, if you feel like being social, gather round for dinner with friends old and new (two-legged and four-legged) in the main yurt after cooking up an easy spag bol in the shared treehouse kitchen. Plush Chesterfield sofas and a crackling fire ensure this is a comfortable place for relaxation. For a luxurious breakfast the next day, order a Field & Fork hamper delivered straight to your yurt. The continental option includes freshly baked pastries, cold meats, local cheeses and fruit salads, while the Full English comprises local produce such as free-range eggs, chunky sausages and sweet-cured bacon.

Plush Tents Glamping