AS a nation of dog-lovers, many people would not wish to part with their pets when on a break in the UK.
With beautiful walks and glorious countryside, Herefordshire is fortunate to have an enviable variety of dog-friendly accommodation.
Marketing organisation Eat Sleep Live Herefordshire has compiled a list of some of the top dog-friendly places to stay in the county.
A Georgian country house and estate, Barton Court is set against the against the western slopes of the Malvern Hills.
It can be found in Colwall, halfway between Ledbury and Malvern.
It offers a variety of accommodation, plus bread and breakfast rooms within the main house.
Located near the border with Wales, five miles from Presteigne. Hicks Farm is surrounded by unspoilt countryside and an ideal location for a large family or group
Orchard House is a spacious barn conversion which sleeps 14 people, while Rose Cottage is an extended 18th century stone dwelling which sleeps seven.
Nestled in the grounds of Pudleston Court, six miles east of Leominster. Lakes Edge offers cottages, gatehouses and brand-new barns.
It has an original Victorian gatehouse, which has been restored to create two one-bedroom cottages.
Based in Woolhope, seven miles east of Hereford. The Crown offers a range of ales, regional ciders and seasonal dishes.
It is a great place for walkers to bring their dogs.
Riverside Inn can be found in the village of Aymestrey, seven miles north of Leominster.
It has a Slow Food UK award-winning restaurant, which uses fresh produce from its kitchen garden.
Brobury House Garden
Set on the banks of the River Wye, Brobury House Gardens has two dog-friendly cottages.
It also boasts a restored Victorian style terraced garden, where guests can enjoy a stroll with their dogs.
By the Wye
Based in Hay-on-Wye, just over the Welsh border, By the Wye is a unique ‘glamping’ experience.
Safari tents offer guests and their dogs the perfect place to relax and unwind in style perched up above the forest floor.
Heidi Chamberlain-Jones, founder of Eat Sleep Live Herefordshire, commented: “Herefordshire is the ultimate destination for doggy families and people who love to holiday with their four-legged friends.
“With wide open spaces and wild landscapes to explore, to new eateries to discover and unique pet-loving places to stay, it’s a must visit for the whole family, furry and otherwise!”