Spend a weekend in complete tranquillity – without leaving your dog at home – at the Corran Resort and Spa. Your four-legged family member is more than welcome at this five-star, 16th-century manor house, which has dog-friendly rooms with enclosed gardens, soft dog beds, food bowls and post-walk treats. When you arrive, be sure to pick up your pet’s doggy bag from the front desk.
For breakfast or dinner accompanied by your dog, ask to be seated in the hotel’s bar rather than the restaurant. In the morning, the kitchen serves the Corran’s take on a classic Welsh breakfast with fresh, free-range eggs and locally cured bacon. The restaurant provides succulent fine-dining experiences come evening, with each dish crafted from regional ingredients. Wash your meal down with a hand-picked wine from their extensive wine cellar. If dinner is too far off, head to the dog-friendly bistro with its panoramic views of the Carmarthenshire countryside to relish a spot of afternoon tea.
Each of the hotel’s 21 rooms are individually styled and finished with homely yet luxury details. Unwind in a freestanding bathtub with the help of complimentary Pevonia Botanica toiletries, or relax in a plush armchair. Many of the rooms still have original features like wooden ceiling beams and exposed stone walls, which are artfully complemented by vintage furnishings and leather Chesterfields.
With rich marshlands and wildflower meadows on the hotel’s doorstep, there’s no shortage of places to go walking with your dog. Meander through woodlands nearby, follow the coastal trails along the River Taf, or walk in the footsteps of Dylan Thomas to his picturesque Boathouse. After a long day in the countryside, let your dog snooze while you head down to the spa. Take a dip in the heated indoor pool underneath the glittering starlight ceiling, or unwind in the bubbling Jacuzzi bath. The spa offers revitalising facials that use natural ingredients like seaweed and green tea, as well as hot stone massages and mineral-rich Moor mud body masks.