This is an unusual dog-friendly hotel, in that it’s a luxury spa and a true grand hotel, one of three owned by the National Trust under its ‘Historic House Hotel’ brand. Bodysgallen Hall is a stately 17th century dwelling, dogs are not allowed into the main body of the hotel but there are two lovely cottages where dogs are welcome.

Park Cottage is the bigger of the two and recommended if you’re visiting in winter (when the hotel is at its least expensive). The other cottage, Mill Cottage, has a door directly on to the living room and there’s quite a lively draught! Dogs are not allowed in the bedrooms. Both cottages come with small kitchens which are very handy for preparing simple meals and snacks or feeding dogs. They’re also close to the hotel.

The extensive grounds of the Hall are great for a dog walk – some parts of the grounds contain sheep, so care is needed. Guests can also sample the delights of the spa, many of which have to be paid for; the swimming pool is free if you’re staying. There are other cottages close to the spa, but I don’t believe these allow dogs.

The hotel is also close to Llandudno, which in winter allows dogs on both beaches (after May the North beach and pier are closed to dogs and they must be kept on the lead on the prom. Sadly cyclists do not have to be kept on a lead on the prom, so keep an eye out for them!).

The hotel itself provides breakfast and (not cheap) evening meals. In the winter it often does deals, which can lessen the pain to your purse somewhat. For a really special treat, it is worth saving up for. The hotel website can be found at https://www.bodysgallen.com.