Dog Friendly B&B in the Peak District
Demand for dog friendly holiday accommodation within the Peak District by families, couples or individuals with pets has increased significantly in recent years. But it’s not always easy finding the perfect break for you and your dog, as so many hotels these days operate a “No Pets” policy.
Farm Stay offers a simple solution: a dog friendly farmhouse B&B. You and your four-legged friend are both assured a very warm welcome at the vast majority of our high quality, homely B&Bs located on traditional working farms. As well as other animals to play with, there is usually a special area provided for dogs to run freely around in.
Stay at one of our farm-based dog friendly B&Bs in the Peak District and wake up to the sounds and smells of the glorious English countryside. Tuck into a hearty breakfast, then simply step outside together and head off to explore the great outdoors – for an hour or a whole day. With fabulous walks from the doorstep the choice is yours.
As Britain’s first National Park, The Peak District is a perfect place to explore with your dog as it offers a huge variety of walks – whether you fancy a short riverside ramble, a stroll along a converted railway line, a stunning moorland and valley route, or a tougher trek along the scenic Limestone Dales.
A great day out for you and your dog is a visit to Tideswell, where there are plenty of local shops to explore, including delis, bookshops, and more. You can also visit the church in Tideswell known as the 'Cathedral of the Peak'. There are plenty of dog friendly pubs in or near Tideswell and slightly further out there is the lovely village of Litton and The Red Lion, which allows dogs in the front area of the bar. It is situated on a lovely village green, so you can sit outside in summer months. And if you are visiting at a weekend a trip to the Three Stags Head just outside Tideswell in nearby Wardlow Mires is a must. A pub since 1860, it is as quirky as it is old. Ramblers love this real pub, only open Friday night to Sunday, where happy Lurchers warm themselves by the open fire in the tiny flagged bar and home-made food is served on rustic plates (made on site in a pottery workshop). Serving hand-pulled beers and ales, and often having local folk music, there are absolutely no frills, but it will always provide a warm and friendly welcome.
There is a lovely walking route in Tideswell Dale. You should be able to have your dog off the lead on this gentle stroll which follows a stream. You can also walk from here down into Millers Dale – where you can find the dog friendly Angler’s Rest situated next to the river. Here there is a room dedicated to muddy boots and dogs, if you are an animal lover then you will love this quaint old pub, set in a truly wonderful setting.
Chatsworth House is a privately owned stately home property in the Peak District offering a fantastic day out with beautiful gardens and 5 miles of walks in the 1000 acres grounds for you to explore with your dog. There are plenty of things there to do – including the house, and for kids there is an excellent good value children’s farm and adventure playground and a maze. Dogs are permitted in the garden, parkland, maze, waterworks, and sculpture areas but must be kept on a lead, particularly in the park because of free range livestock. Dogs are not allowed in the house or farmyard and adventure playground, but there are posts to tie dogs up for a short time outside the farmyard. Assistance dogs, such as guide dogs, are allowed in the house.
Next time you’re looking for a dog friendly B&B in the Peak District, you need look no further than Farm Stay. Our job is to take away the hassle, so you can enjoy your break!
Here are Farm Stay’s selection of Dog Friendly Holiday properties in Derbyshire.