Humphrey & Bo
Muddy says: Luxury country club and hotel in 11 glorious acres of countryside but hands off – this rural retreat is only for dogs!
At Humphrey & Bo Hotel and Country Club, guests stay in a Grade II listed farmhouse and cottage set within 11 acres of glorious countryside just outside the small market town of Stalbridge. It’s all rustic charm complete with wood-burners and squashy sofas, with round-the-clock food, drink and entertainment – but sorry, this rural retreat is only for dogs!
The brain child of Sarah Marris, founder of one of London’s first professional dog day care and walking services Pets in the City, the canine country club and hotel offers loving care and attention for a day, overnight or longer.
During their stay, dogs can play search and find in the woods, run in the fields and meadows, have a paddle in a stream, try his or her paws on an agility course – or just have a snooze by the fireside back at the farmhouse or cottage on one of their many squashy sofas and dog beds (no kennels here!).
This combo of physical and mental stimuli as well as downtime ensures the happiness and wellbeing of each dog, all in a super relaxed atmosphere that feels just like home. They’ll even send you pix of your dog throughout their stay.
Hotel boarding at Humphrey & Bo costs per day from £45 (with a pet taxi service from London down to the West Country, Mon, Fri and occasional Weds, if you need it).
Country Club day care 8am – 6pm from £25. Puppies, extra large breeds and dogs requiring special care (medication or extra attention) a few quid extra.