18 luxurious dog-friendly UK campsites to visit when they open in July, from Wales to Devon

Graig Wen, Gwynedd

In a spectacular Snowdonia location, one of the nice things about this glamping and self-catering site is that well-behaved dogs are welcome pretty much everywhere. They have two cosy yurts, a bell tent and "Jones", a shepherd's hut that can comfortably accommodate two or a young family of four. Like the yurts, it has a wood-burning stove, a kitchenette with hob and fridge.

Isolated in dense woodland, both the yurts and shepherd's hut offer privacy and peace, and the beautiful Mawddach Estuary Trail is a short walk away. Yurts from GBP220 for four nights, shepherd's hut from GBP100 a night. Provisionally reopening 13 July (not tent pitches), graigwen.co.uk

Cosy under Canvas, Powys

A fabulously welcome glamping site on the Welsh-English border, not far from Hay-on-Wye, this has seven spacious domes, all with their own wood-fired hot tub, firepit, chiminea, compost loo, indoor stove, sheepskin rugs, super-comfy double or king-sized beds, wood and kindling.

Dogs are welcome throughout, plus there is a "cosy corner" with board games and activities for kids, a "cosy lounge" with comfy chairs, beanbags and low tables, and a large communal sheltered kitchen.

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From GBP130 a night (three-night minimum). Provisionally reopening 13 July, cosyundercanvas.co.uk

Walcot Hall, Shropshire

This country estate is a gem, with a wide range of glamping options spaced out among the trees of an ancient arboretum, from yurts and shepherd's huts to gypsy caravans (above) and even a converted fire truck. Some of these have their own facilities, while others use a "long-drop" earth toilet in the woods.

All are exquisitely fitted out in a rustic but very comfortable style, and all give you the privilege of a night on the estate. Enjoy the woods and lakes and visit the nearby dog-loving pubs - not least the estate's very own Powis Arms. From GBP120 for a two-night weekend.

Provisionally reopening 13 July, walcothall.com

Plenty of room to roam (Photo: Tom Harper Photography)

Top of the Woods, Pembrokeshire

This farm-based glamping site has a do-as-you-please kind of attitude which is infectious, and its nature domes, safari lodges and pioneer camps sprawl across 27 spacious acres. Dogs always have treats and water available in reception. The owners also have lots of recommendations for you and your dog, such as Ffynone Wood.

Pioneer Lodges from GBP80 a night, safari lodges from GBP110, dogs GBP5 a night (maximum two), two-night minimum. Provisionally reopening 13 July, topofthewoods.co.uk

Under the Oak, Cwmbran

Set on a Monmouthshire family farm, with views stretching out over the rolling Welsh hills, the safari tents here have every conceivable comfort, including a Welsh box bed and a hot tub filled with natural spring water, heated by a wood-burning stove. Dogs are almost compulsory, and provided with a basket, blanket and bowl, and there are lots of homely touches for humans too - fluffy towels, cushions and a kitchen well stocked with basics.

Each tent has a well-sheltered porch for a spot of star-gazing. From GBP260 for two nights, dogs GBP25 per stay. Provisionally reopening 13 July, undertheoakglamping.co.uk

Loose Reins, Dorset

Tucked away below the Wessex Ridgeway, Loose Reins is a glamping destination with a difference, with cedar cabins and safari lodges designed with a ranch theme in mind.

Each sleeps three to six people and has just the right balance of high comfort and proper glamping, with Hypnos mattresses, luxury linen, wood-burners and outdoor fire bowls. Dogs are welcome throughout the site and are provided with beds, bowls, towels and treats, and there is a handy paddock for lazy loose-lead walks. It is within easy reach of numerous walks, including a choice of routes taking in the best dog-friendly pubs.

From GBP660 for three-night weekends. Reopening 6 July, loosereins.co.uk

Take in the glorious views

Devon Yurt, Devon

Less is more at Borough Farm, home to an award-winning glamping site where two yurts sit on the Devon side of the Tamar Valley. Children can seek out the farm animals and footpaths lead off in all directions.

Dogs are welcome everywhere, and provided with a bowl and towel, food and treats to make them feel at home. Each yurt has its own wood-fired hot tub, wood-burning stove, rugs and sheepskins, plus their own loo, sink and kitchen. The owners provide a map showing all the nearby walks and have details of a local "doggy day care" service for your canine chum in case you fancy striking out on your own.

From GBP385 for four-night breaks. Reopening 4 July, devonyurt.co.uk

Tom's Eco Lodge, Isle of Wight

Close to several footpaths and within driving distance of Freshwater Bay and several dog-friendly beaches, Tom's Eco Lodge has a range of safari tents, cabins, lodges and luxurious domes, some of which have amazing views, king-sized four-poster beds and a wood-burning stove. It is situated on Tapnell Farm, where you can pet the lambs, collect eggs and visit the dog-friendly Cow Co restaurant.

There's also an honesty shed, which stocks a handy supply of dog treats. Many people return year after year. Safari tents from GBP495 for three nights, tents without hot tubs GBP30-GBP40 cheaper.

Reopening 4 July, tomsecolodge.com

Bethnal & Bec, Hertfordshire

Glamping for softies, these two adults-only, dog-friendly cabins are easy to reach yet feel very away-from-it-all. The owners have laid on pretty much every home comfort - wood-burning stoves, bathrooms with rainforest showers, and fast Wi-Fi and smart TVs. From GBP220 a night, two-night minimum at weekends.

Reopening 4 July, bethnalandbec.com

Greenhill Glamping Kent

Part of the very comfortable (dog-friendly) Alkham Court B&B, these two shepherd's huts are lovingly restored vintage affairs for two people. They are beautifully kitted out, with retro fittings combined with modern-day functionality such as electricity and hot water. There is also a small holiday cottage which accommodates two adults and two dogs.

A great place to stay in a beautiful part of Kent. From GBP120 a night. Reopening 4 July, greenhillglamping.co.uk

Explore new territory

The Cabin in the Vines, Suffolk

You don't have to be a wine lover to enjoy this wooden cabin bang in the middle of a Suffolk vineyard - indeed, this well-appointed retreat, insulated with sheep's wool and powered by solar panels, is the perfect off-grid place for two.

It is equipped with shower and toilet and a kitchen with hob, oven and fridge. Best of all, you can bring Fido, and there are footpaths leading off as far as the Suffolk Coast. There is no Wi-Fi, making it an easy place to switch off from the world outside.

From GBP120 a night (minimum two nights). Reopening 4 July, valleyfarmvineyards.co.uk

Tiny Wooden House, Warwickshire

If you've ever fancied spending a night on the set of Little House on the Prairie, this pair of wooden cabins might be your sort of thing. Each offers comfortable bedrooms, a kitchen finished with granite worktops, a separate bathroom and a veranda with an all-weather wood-fired barbecue that doubles as a wood-burner.

There are wonderful countryside views and despite being only a few miles from Stratford-upon-Avon, you are deep enough in Warwickshire's rural heartland for any number of tempting dog walks. From GBP110 a night (minimum two nights). Reopening 4 July, tinywoodhomes.webs.com

Up Sticks Glamping, Worcestershire

"Home comforts with the great outdoors right on your doorstep" is how the owners describe this family-run site at the foot of the Malvern Hills - a 17-acre patchwork of meadows with three family-sized safari tents.

Each has a fully equipped kitchen, sofas and proper beds, and a stove and firepit keep you warm as the sun goes down. They love dogs and offer a pack which includes a crate, bowls and tether. The Malvern Hills are on your doorstep, with glorious footpaths and trails (and on-site wash-down facilities for muddy paws and boots).

Two-night stays from GBP350. Reopening 4 July, upsticksglamping.co.uk

Get lost in nature before returning to your cabin

Birdholme Glamping, Nottinghamshire

Set amid prime Nottinghamshire countryside, these timber-framed lodges are glamping on steroids, with bamboo framed-roofs in the canvas tents, cosy living areas with wood-burners, comfy chairs, proper bathrooms and kitchens equipped with an oven, a hob, fridge and even a dishwasher. There is a smart TV, super-fast Wi-Fi and games and books for rainy days, and you and your hound can follow a footpath from the site into Leicestershire's glorious Vale of Belvoir.

One for dogs used to the high life. Three-night stays from GBP620. Reopening 4 July, birdholmeglamping.co.uk

The Den at Husthwaite Gate, North Yorkshire

Tucked away on the site of a former train station, this unique accommodation is perfectly suited for friends' get-togethers and families, with room for six in quirky ship cabin-style sleeping pods, plus you can add a tent or two outside if you wish.

The views across open countryside to the Hambleton Hills are spectacular, and there are enough walks to wear out even the most energetic hound. Electricity comes from an on-site wind turbine. There is a high-spec kitchen with a dishwasher, good Wi-Fi and a family bathroom - plus a separate outside shower and toilet cabin, and a wash house with a washing machine and tumble dryer.

GBP165 a night (two-night minimum stay). Reopening 4 July, husthwaitegate.co.uk

Hidden River Cabins, Cumbria

These log cabins are beautifully crafted from a single tree trunk. They have modern bathrooms, wood-burners, fitted kitchens and TVs, but there is no internet or phone reception and it is easy to feel cut off from the modern world in this secluded location just north of the Lakes - just you, your hound, the woods and the river.

They are happy to have almost as many dogs as humans in each cabin, they provide treats on arrival and don't charge extra for pooches. From GBP190 a night (three-night minimum stay). Reopening 4 July, hiddenrivercabins.co.uk

Remember to pack a picnic

Roulotte Retreat Scottish Borders

These roulottes (traditional French wooden caravans) are situated in a wildflower-strewn meadow.

There are seven and Rosa Bella welcomes dogs and their owners. Each is immaculately hand-finished and has just enough creature comforts, such as a proper en suite shower and toilet, but no TV. Ruby can be rented alongside a self-catering cottage and is also dog-friendly.

From GBP95 a night. Provisionally reopening 15 July, roulotteretreat.com

Comrie Croft Perthshire

On the edge of the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park, this is a mountain bikers' paradise, home to a superb bike shop and a network of biking trails. But it also has some interesting glamping accommodation in its Nordic katas - Swedish tepees with wood-burning stoves and a sleeping area strewn with cushions and illuminated by solar-powered lighting.

There are also a three-bed farmhouse and a bunkhouse. Dogs can camp with you and stay in the katas and are also welcome in the farmhouse, plus there are lots of great walks in all directions. Katas from GBP99 a night.

Provisionally reopening 15 July, comriecroft.com

Dog-Friendly Britain, a guidebook by Cool Places, will be available from 2 July (GBP18.99, coolplaces.co.uk)

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