About the dog Friendly awards
For many years Dog Friendly have worked alongside the Kennel Club as part of their ‘Be
Dog Friendly’ campaign to encourage more places across the UK to adopt a dog friendly
policy, for the benefit of the nation’s 9.4 m dogs and their owners. On 21 st October Brecon Retreat was invited to the ‘Discovery Dogs’ show held at the Excel Centre in London and was awarded the 2017 winner of the ‘Best Place to Stay in the UK’ category.
Here are some of the commendations received for Brecon Retreat
“By far the most luxurious Dog Friendly place that I’ve stayed at!”
“We love Brecon Retreat. Staying at both the house and the lodge was amazing and no
doubt we’ll be back again soon. A truly dog friendly holiday with an amazing owner and such lovely walks right on your door step. We’ve stayed at many places that allow dogs but this is truly doggy friendly!”
“Our dog was treated as a VIP during our stay at Brecon Retreat! There was absolutely
everything he could need; a lovely bed special towels treats shampoo poo bags bowls
frozen raw food ready in the freezer warm running water outside and even a tag to put on his collar with details of where we were staying in case he got lost. There was also lists of
recommended walks suitable for dogs as well as local dog-friendly restaurants and pubs.
We were so impressed with this attention to detail. Sometimes the dog-friendly aspect is an
afterthought, but at Brecon Retreat it really isn’t! Dogs are number 1”
Comments from Helen – owner of Brecon Retreat
“We are paw’sitively thrilled to have won this year’s award, especially our top dog Leila as you can see, who is proudly head of creature comforts at Brecon Retreat! Our English
Springer Spaniel gets to try out all the doggy retreat luxuries that we offer to guests, before giving it a paw of approval.
It is extremely heart-warming that people believe we have the woof-factor and we very much look forward to welcoming more dogs to explore and enjoy the beauty of the Brecon Beacons soon, along with their well-behaved humans of course!”
Why we believe Brecon Retreat has the woof-factor
At Brecon Retreat you don’t sacrifice staying in a stylish place for the sake of your best
✔ All breeds welcome
✔ Welcome basket on arrival of natural and eco-friendly goodies
✔ Luxury memory foam mattress with blankets & towels
✔ Sofa throws provided
✔ Dog crate provided free of charge upon request
✔ Warm running water outside for muddy paws & bellies!
✔ Frozen raw dog food can be pre-ordered for dogs fed on a raw diet
✔ Garden areas enclosed to hip height
✔ I’m staying at ‘Brecon Retreat’ ID tag
✔ Rural location – 520 square miles of National Park to explore!
�� All we kindly ask for is for doggies to stay on ground-floor and refrain from going on the beds
About Brecon Retreat
5 Star luxury accommodation in the Brecon Beacons
Small independent business owned and run by Helen Howarth
Brecon Retreat certainly have a passion for luxury accommodation, but evidently an even bigger passion for the environment. They aim to raise awareness of living greener and actively encourage guests to adopt greener lifestyle. They believe that being green doesn’t mean you should sacrifice on luxury – you can have both, and they’ve proved it!
Charging points are provided should you wish to arrive in an electric vehicle, or hire one during your stay. One specific to Tesla and a universal charger for other vehicles. And, the best bit; all their electric comes from a 100% renewable energy source. So, whether you’re charging your car, or soaking in bubbly hot tub, you can relax in the knowledge that it’s not having a detriment on the environment.
On arrival, you can expect a luxury hamper of fairtrade and handmade goodies. A variety of eco-friendly products and biodegradable consumables are also provided for your stay.
Voted as the No.1 dog-friendliest place to stay in the UK, it’s good news for 4-legged members of the family; as they aren’t just dog-friendly; they truly LOVE dogs and welcome all breeds to enjoy a 5 Star luxury experience at their self-catering properties. Pooches also lovingly welcomed with retreat luxuries too, including their own hamper containing eco-friendly goodies!
They’re also one of the greenest destinations to stay – and we’re not just talking about the lush green countryside! Brecon Retreat has been awarded a GOLD – which makes them one of the ‘Greenest Luxury Dog Friendly’ destinations.
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