Are you looking for the best dog-friendly hotels in the Peak District?
Good, you’ve hit the right spot.
The Peak District is one of my favourite places. It’s a part of the UK where I feel relaxed. At ease. I feel at home. Maybe one day I’ll move to the Peak District, but for now, I’ll have to settle for day visits and overnight stays at some of my favourite spots.
With that in mind, this list will run you through my favourite Peak District hotels covering a range of budgets and group sizes to help you choose the perfect stay for you.
In a Hurry?
Best Budget Hotel – The Peak Hotel
Best Overall Hotel – The Devonshire Arms (Baslow)
Best Hotel for Groups – Twitchill Farm Holiday Cottages
Best Peak District Dog Friendly Hotels
The Peak District is a popular destination for dog owners. Thankfully, this national park offers a variety of hotel options for those looking to stay over with their dogs.
All the hotels listed below are all within the Peak District – not just outside or 20 minutes away. All the prices given are for a double room, unless stated.
Let’s get into the best dog-friendly hotels in the Peaks.
Location: Baslow, Bakewell DE45 1SR (Near Bakewell)
Accommodation Type: Country inn
Pricing: From £167 per night
- Fully dog-friendly
- Fantastic location
- Brilliant pub with quality food and ales
- Limited number of rooms, gets booked up quickly
The Devonshire Arms is a charming country inn located right in the heart of the Peak District. It’s in the lovely village of Baslow.
The location is perfect for exploring the whole Peak District. Nearby attractions include Chatsworth Park and House, plus the popular market town of Bakewell. There are plenty of walks on your doorstep too.
Everything about this establishment is quality. From the comfortable rooms and pub, to the friendly staff, good food and the warm welcome for the dogs.
In fact, it’s so dog-friendly, people without dogs will be in the minority. You can even get a dog four-poster bed!
A brilliant spot and one of my favourites.
Location: Eyam, Foolow, Hope Valley S32 5QR (Near Eyam)
Accommodation Type: Country pub
Pricing: From £150 per night
- Very comfortable 4* rooms
- Quiet location
- Lovely pub, great atmosphere
- Only 3 rooms
Located in the quiet village of Foolow, The Bulls Head Inn is a traditional, dog-friendly pub. The accommodation is very comfortable and has everything you need for a relaxing stay, including breakfast, that’s in with the room price.
The downside is there are only three rooms meaning it gets booked up fast. There’s also a self-catering apartment suitable for four people.
Inside the pub, there’s a lovely atmosphere in the evenings. I’ve eaten here and had a few drinks in the past. Last time I was in, there was a casual band playing in the window seat. Love that.
Although you might need a car to get to the main attractions in and around Foolow, there are a few walks you can start directly from the pub.
Location: Foxlow Grange, Harpur Hill Rd, Buxton SK17 9LU (Buxton)
Accommodation Type: Self catering, luxury apartment hotel
Pricing: From £150 per night
- Variety of self-contained apartments
- Top class furnishings
- Picturesque surroundings
- Not a traditional hotel
Foxlow Grange is a collection of eight luxury apartments situated just outside Buxton. It’s about a 25-minute walk to the spa town centre of Buxton.
The Foxlow Grange property was converted from a house into high-standard apartments in 2022.
Each of the apartments has been designed with a distinctive, modern touch, and all feature a well-equipped kitchen, comfortable living room, lovely bathroom and plush bedroom.
If you have a big group, you can even book the whole house out, which sleeps 30 in total.
All of the apartments are very much dog-friendly and set in wonderful surroundings. Tonnes of space here. Nearby you can find lots of great dog walks. One of my favourites is the Goyt Valley walk, which is a 15-minute drive away.
Location: Peak Hotel, The, How Ln, Castleton S33 8WJ (Castleton)
Accommodation Type: Country pub
Pricing: From £80 per night
- Well-priced rooms
- Good, cosy pub atmosphere
- Prime location
- Only four rooms
Situated bang in the centre of one of my favourite towns in the Peak District – Castleton. With its cosy atmosphere and dog-friendly nature, The Peak Hotel is my best budget accommodation option.
The Peak Hotel is a historic Peak District pub and hotel with a traditional, charming style. It first opened as an inn in 1809. You can still find all the necessary modern amenities though for a comfortable stay, such as TVs and free WiFi access.
The location of the Peak Hotel is top-notch. Perfect for dog walks and exploring this magnificent area. From some of the rooms you even get fantastic views of Mam Tor, Win Hill and Lose Hill. As it’s a popular spot, the pub can get busy and a little loud.
Location: Bowden Lane, Hope, Peak District, Derbyshire, High Peak S33 6ZE (Hope)
Accommodation Type: Self-catering cottages
Pricing: From £324 per night (for an 8-person cottage)
- Picturesque location
- Heated pool
- Great for groups
- Too big for couples
Twitchill Farm Holiday Cottages is a delightful option for small groups looking for dog-friendly accommodation in the Peak District. Located in Hope Valley, these self-catering cottages offer a comfortable stay along with stunning views of the surrounding landscape.
You can spot the historic Peveril Castle and the famous caverns of Castleton.
There are two cottages, each with 4 bedrooms, sleeping 8 people in total. Of course, if you have a group of 16, you can book both cottages.
The cottages are well-equipped with an open-plan kitchen and lounge, nice bedrooms, free WiFi and private parking. There’s good outdoor space for the dogs to roam.
The property even features an indoor heated swimming pool, making it an ideal choice for those looking to unwind – I’m not sure the dogs are allowed in here, mind.
Location: The Manifold Inn, B5054, Hulme End, Buxton SK17 0EX (Near Buxton)
Accommodation Type: Country inn
Pricing: From £100 per night
- Cosy, traditional feel
- Quality food and beers at the pub
- 12 en-suite bedrooms and 2-holiday cottages
- Dogs allowed in certain rooms (ask when booking)
The Manifold Inn is a delightful, listed, 200-year-old coaching inn nestled in the beautiful Hartington area at the southern end of the Peak District. The inn is a family-run establishment, which gives the place a warm, friendly feel.
Rated as excellent on TripAdvisor, dogs (and owners) are welcomed with open arms. The food and beers at the Manifold are great, and hotel guests can get a full English breakfast in the morning to set you up for a country walk. The hotel is just down the road from Thor’s Cave, which is a terrific walk with a dog.
This Peak dog friendly District hotel is in a good spot to reach other areas too, like the local market towns of Bakewell and Ashbourne, plus Buxton in the north.
Other honourable mentions
I’ve stayed in the Peak District a number of times, but not always at hotels. In the past, we’ve enjoyed staying in more quirky dog-friendly accommodation types, so we can bring Murphy the Cocker Spaniel of course.
One of our first stays with Murphy was at Brosterfield Farm in Foolow. We stayed in Bertie’s Retreat shepherd’s hut, which was fantastic.
We’ve also stayed in the sister shepherd’s hut, Digby’s Retreat, which has a wood-fired hot tub outside. No, we didn’t let the dog in the hot tub! You can read my Brosterfield Farm review here.
You can also find plenty of dog-friendly yurts, cabins and pods, all situated in good spots for taking in this beautiful National Park.
Things to Consider when Picking a Peak District Dog-Friendly Hotel
When searching for a dog-friendly hotel, it’s essential to consider a few key factors to make sure your stay is as good as can be.
Before booking, check the hotel’s pet policy. Although a hotel or pub may advertise as dog-friendly, it might not be strictly true. Dogs might not be allowed in certain areas, or you might have to keep them on a lead at all times.
For example, the fabulous Peacock at Rowsley Pub is advertised as a dog-friendly hotel.
But dogs aren’t allowed in the bar, the restaurant or public areas. Just the garden. For me, that’s absolutely pointless and not dog-friendly.
The same goes for Biggin Hall, which has a note that dogs aren’t allowed in any parts of the main house, including the public rooms and restaurant.
Generally, there are fees for bringing your dog to a hotel too. These tend to be around £10-£20, but I have seen as high as £30 a night. Double-check before you book.
Each dog-friendly hotel may offer different amenities for both you and your pet. Some hotels provide essentials like dog beds, bowls and treats. Even four poster beds if you’re lucky! Others may offer enclosed areas for exercise, dog washing stations or even doggy daycare services. Make sure you have a full research beforehand to ensure your dog’s comfort and well-being are well catered for.
Have previous dog owners stayed there before? These types of personal reviews are really useful in giving you a proper insight as to what the place is like.
Their experiences and recommendations can provide invaluable information to assist you in selecting the right accommodation for your trip.
The Peak District offers stunning landscapes, walking trails and local attractions. When choosing a hotel, consider how close it is to popular sites and walking routes, as you might have to drive or get local transport. This will help you maximise your time exploring while keeping your dog entertained.
And that wraps it up for my top dog-friendly hotels in the Peak District.
Lots of options to choose from that your dog will love.