Join Susie, an Australian Shepherd, as she and her human take you where pets are always welcome. Susie loves to be outside and always with her owner and she knows you want your pets to accompany you on your travels. There are many hotels and vacation spots that cater to your furry friends and Susie wants you to know about them. We also want you to tell us about your most pet-friendly vacations. Too Cute!
Susie has found another great place to stay in the United Kingdom in another area of the beautiful British countryside. The Traddock is located in Settle in Yorksire around 40 miles almost due north from Manchester. The Traddock has a country house charm giving the traveler a wonderful base to explore the Dales and other sites of northern England.
The Traddock Hotel is a Georgian-style country house built in the 1740’s by the Ingilby family, an influential local family that had owned most of the manors and land in the area since the 1500’s. The Traddock remained in Ingilby hands until the 1930’s. The house was enlarged in the 1890’s with the addition of a wing in the Victorian style. The house became a hotel in the 1930’s and was again expanded in the 1970’s to add more lounge space and better garden access.
When the house was initially built it was given the nick-name, The Traddock, because the field that the house was built upon was used as a trading paddock in the 1600’s. Local farmers had used the area to market horses and cattle here.
The hotel has twelve rooms, each with its own ambience and décor. Most of the rooms provide a view of the surrounding countryside. All of the rooms have tea and coffee making facilities, LCD-TV’s, and WiFi Internet access.
The hotel has a restaurant managed by two AA Rosette chefs and is part of the English slow food movement. The food features local organic ingredients and there is a good selection of over seventy fine wines.
Most important to Susie is that the hotel is pet friendly. Dogs are welcomed in all rooms except one small room. Up to two well-behaved dogs are allowed at a cost of £5 per dog per night. The property has two large lawns for exercising your dogs. There is a dog bin in the car park and facilities to wash your dog in the gardens along with towels to dry them. There is a downloadable copy of the dog policy on the hotel web site. Basically the usual rules of having a well-behave pet, using a leash, cleaning up after your pet’s feces, and dogs are not allowed in the dining areas. An additional rule is that dogs are not allowed on the beds.
If there is any damage or excessive mess caused by your dog(s) a charge of up to £50 will be levied.
Human Rating: 4 stars
Canine Rating: 4 stars