As domestic travel and overnight stays in self-contained accommodation now allowed, Natusan has put together a list of the best pet-friendly staycation recommendations
Let’s face it, the past year has been tough, and everyone is in need of a well-deserved break. And, although there might not be high hopes of booking a holiday abroad just yet – Britain is blessed with beautiful beaches and copious amounts of campsites located all across the country.
As the roadmap out of lockdown rolls out, as of the 12th April, domestic travel is officially allowed within the country, between bubbles and households respectively. With overnight stays in self-contained accommodation back on the card.
Research reveals that 83% of UK adults would prefer to book a British staycation this year, as opposed to heading overseas – following a host of concerns around quarantining and self-isolation, not to mention the worry of being stranded abroad.
If you’re envisioning your summer expedition, sustainable cat litter firm Natusan is here to help you get prepped – collating the most pet-friendly UK destinations – with expert advice from Dr Scott Miller around how to travel safely with your pet.
Rachel Andre, Director of sustainable cat litter brand, Natusan explained: “Following a challenging and unprecedented year, many Britons are looking to save their summer holiday in the form of a staycation. After all, everyone deserves a break – including our cat and canine companions.”
Natusan share their top five pet friendly UK staycation solutions:
1) Yorkshire – Rudding Park
Rudding Park is an all-rounder for everyone, from the luxury spa to the extravagant 18-hole golf course – you’ll be camping in splendor throughout your staycation.
This pet-friendly camping and caravan site has beautiful facilities to fulfill all the families and four legged friends’ needs. Located in the stunning North Yorkshire countryside – this is a perfect place to bring your pooch, as you’ll be surrounded by acres of flourishing green fields, as far as the eye can see. Meaning miles of amazing scenic walks to take the dogs out on.
If you need reassurance, just take a moment to read the rave reviews about Rudding Park online – and you’ll be persuaded in no time.
2) Cornwall, Luxury Cornish Yurts
If you’ve ever fancied giving glamping a go, then look no further, the stylish and spacious Luxury Cornish Yurts are perfect for you and your furry friends. Situated in the heart of Cornwall, just a short distance from the rolling southern English coastlines and beautiful beaches – there are an array of routes for you and your pooch to explore. Also, as self-catered accommodation, you have the luxury of your own personal showers. Not to mention all necessities are provided too, such as; rechargeable lanterns, beach towels – and even hot water bottles.
3) Wales, The Roast Ox Inn
For cat parents looking for a purrfect weekend away, the feline-friendly Roast Ox Inn, located in Painscastle, Wales, offers an awe-inspiring visit to the beautiful borders of Wales. Where you can enjoy stunning sights of natural beauty – from rivers, forests and mountains – to nearby sleepy market towns, such as Hay-on-Wye and Kington. The accommodation offers ensuite bedrooms which boast super king-sized beds. While resident moggy Michael is always on hand to give a warm welcome to guests.
This is also the perfect place for a digital detox – as mobile phone signal can be minimal in the area (no chance of disturbing a well-deserved cat-nap, then).
4) Lake District, Glamping Pods
The Lake District is renowned for its dramatic landscapes and beautiful, long hikes – as well as large lakes which provide a range of activities for adventurous families and their animals. The national park is peppered with campsites, but for those who fancy a bit of luxury in Cumbria with their canine companions, then the Wallsend Glamping Pods are ideal.
Your pup is bound to enjoy their break just as much as their human counterparts – with long intrepid treks and stunning swimming escapades to ensure endless entertainment. If all this wasn’t enough, Wallsend Glamping pods also house picturesque tea rooms – to provide perfect picnic food and hot drinks after a long afternoon of outdoor adventures.
5) Andover, The Jack Russell Inn
Arguably the ultimate establishment for you and your pet to enjoy a weekend getaway, in honour of man’s best friend, The Jack Russell Inn in Faccombe even named their bedrooms after different dog breeds, from ‘Bulldog’ to ‘Great Dane’.
With stunning views of the surrounding estate – and a focus on the conservation of the natural beauty and wildlife nearby – this endearing inn also offers local food that celebrates great British produce. Not to mention, they also boast nifty underfloor heating, which you and your accompanying kitty or canine will want to curl up on for a quick cat nap.
Rachel Andre, Director of the sustainable cat litter firm continued; “At Natusan, we are all about the environment and believe in making less waste and more wonder, which is why The Jack Russell Inn has made it into our top five list – as they provide environmentally friendly and vegan British bath and body products on arrival. Perfect for guilt-free pampering.”