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The Peak District is one of the best staycation spots in the UK, with beautiful scenery, plenty of walks, and lovely spots to eat and drink throughout.
With millions of visitors every year, the Peak District is certainly popular, so when it comes to picking a place to stay, it's best to choose well in advance before all of the best locations get snapped up – especially if you have a dog in tow and need to find dog friendly accommodation in the Peak District.
We at TeamDogs have collated some of the best hotels, campsites, and cottages to stay at in the Peak District, to make sure you have the best dog-friendly staycation possible.
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Dog friendly hotels in the Peak District
Biggin Hall in Derbyshire is in the heart of the Peak District, close to many of the area's scenic walks, and allows dogs in 13 of its 21 rooms, provided owners keep their pets under control at all times and don't allow them into the sitting and dining rooms. Dogs can stay for free, and with the beautiful grounds and nearby walks, this 17th century hotel is a fantastic place to stay with your pet.
Main Street, Biggin by Hartington, Buxton, SK17 0DH
Ringwood Hall Hotel
This hotel is not only a perfect place for dogs due to its 29 acres of surrounding parkland, but also for the fact your pet can enjoy a relaxing day of its own while you chill in the spa. The “pampered pooch experience” includes pet sitting and walking, and for a really indulgent treat for your pet, can include a package of a bath, brush, blow-dry, and complimentary bandana for a truly luxurious pet spa day.
Ringwood Road, Brimington, Chesterfield, S4 1DQ
The Dog & Partridge Country Inn
The majority of rooms in this hotel are dog-friendly, and the hotel itself is a popular base for walkers, with many of the famous climbs and hikes in the Peak District within easy reach. For more fun if you're tired of walking, this hotel is also close to Alton Towers, the market town of Ashbourne, and Chatsworth House.
Town End Lane, Swinscoe, Ashbourne, DE6 2HS
Dog friendly B&Bs in the Peak District
Hawthorn Farm Guest House
Four of the six rooms in this 16th century Grade II listed farmhouse bed and breakfast are pet-friendly, all of which are in the house's barn conversion. One of the oldest buildings in Buxton, originally owned by the Duke of Devonshire, this B&B is steeped in history and set close to the Peak District's walks – you'll need their full English breakfast after a long day hiking in the hills.
Fairfield Road, Fairfield, Buxton, SK17 7ED
Robin Hood Farm B&B
Robin Hood Farm B&B has two dog-friendly luxury en-suite rooms, and do not charge extra for well-behaved dogs; each room also has direct access to their own private terrace and garden areas, perfect for letting your pet explore for themselves. In the heart of the Peak District, the hotel also boasts a self-catering cottage with a private hot tub, if you fancy leaving your four-legged friend behind for a few nights.
Old Brampton Road, Baslow, Bakewell, DE45 1PU
Townhead Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast
Set in an 18th century farmhouse, this B&B has three guest rooms in the cottage – two of which are dog-friendly – with a separate entrance, and a full cooked Aga breakfast on offer. On the edge of the Peak District National Park and set in the village of Bonsall, this stay is perfect if you don't have a huge amount of walking on the agenda, but still want to take in the views and atmosphere of the Peak District.
Townhead Farmhouse, High Street, Bonsall, Matlock, DE4 2AR
Image: Ringwood Hall Hotel
Dog friendly campsites in the Peak District
Dale Farm Rural Campsite
If you're looking for a staycation in the heart of the Peak District National Park, close by to walks and far away from any reminders of the big city, Dale Farm Rural Campsite may be the place to stay. As a working farm, dogs must be kept under control and on a lead, however they are welcome, and campfires are also allowed for a cosy countryside feel.
Moor Road, Great Longstone, Bakewell, DE45 1UA
If you're not quite prepared to give up all of your comforts, Mulino eco-friendly glamping pods are a great place to stay with your pet that has all the cosiness of a real bed, and all the rural feel of camping. The pods are located close to several walking and cycling routes if you're planning on soaking up the surrounding nature on your staycation.
Agnes Meadow Lane, Ashbourne, DE6 1JR
Wild Camping at Barkersfields Farm
Close by to Bakewell, this campsite has all the beauty of nature, with pubs, tearooms, and an ice cream shop close by. Family and dog-friendly (only two dogs per pitch), this campsite is near to several Peak District walking routes, and with campfires allowed, will make a perfect rural staycation spot.
Horse Lane, Monyash, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1QT
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Dog friendly cottages in the Peak District
200 Year Old Derbyshire Cottage
This Airbnb recommends up to four people, and up to two or three dogs depending on their size, so is perfect for a family trip to the Peak District along with your four-legged friends. The 200-year-old cottage is near several dog-friendly pubs and restaurants, and is in the middle of the countryside and rolling hills, perfect for walking, cycling, and sight-seeing.
Cosy Dog-Friendly Cottage
This refurbished ex-miners cottage has a lounge with a log burner, two bedrooms, a small fenced-in garden for your pet to explore, gorgeous views of the nearby Peak District, and close by walking and cycling routes.
You'll have the whole cottage to yourself, however be aware that this cottage charges £25 extra for dogs before you bring your pooch.
16th Century Tudor Cottage
Pets are allowed in this traditional 16th century stone cottage with original exposed beams. Set in the Peak District village of Foolow, with country lanes, limestone cottages, a village green, and a duck pond nearby, this cottage is the perfect place to stay if you and your dog are looking for a quiet and scenic staycation, far away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
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