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Luxury Derbyshire Hotel teams up with luxury 4-legged resort!

Posted on Wednesday, 23 November 2011 12:03PM by
East Lodge visitors can board their beloved posh pooches at local Canine Country Club

Worrying about where to leave your diva dog? Panic over, East Lodge have got it covered! Visitors to the multi award-winning East Lodge Hotel and Restaurant can now leave their canine loved ones at the luxury boarding kennels for dogs in the heart of the Derbyshire countryside, The Canine Country Club. Just a short drive away from the Rowsley hotel, The Canine Country Club is the ideal sleepover or even day visit for your dog, as you explore the wonders of the Peak District.

East Lodge hotel takes pride in their home-grown ingredients, including their free range eggs, but the flock of hens has proved a tempting torment for man’s best friend in the past! Deputy managing director Iain Hardman said: “Keeping hens means we can deliver an award winning breakfast but also means that that welcoming dogs at East Lodge can be a serious issue. As a dog lover myself, I know how important pets are to their owners so we teamed up with the Canine Country Club, which guarantees to shower your dogs in luxury. You can enjoy the great outdoors in the day with your dog, exploring the Derbyshire countryside, then drop him or her off at The Canine Country Club in time for a delicious meal and relaxing evening back at East Lodge.”

The Canine Country Club specialises in superior residential boarding accommodation for the more discerning dog. Pets are welcome to stay for any length of time – whether it be a day while you explore the beautiful surroundings, or longer if you chose to stay at East Lodge for a relaxing break.

Owner of the luxury Canine Country Club is Elaine Young, she said “We understand the desire to have your dog accompany you on holiday and that’s where we come in. Visiting the area does not mean that you have to leave your beloved pet behind; they can also participate in your holiday. Visitors to East Lodge can leave their dogs while they go off to be pampered. We have worked with East Lodge in the past and look forward to welcoming many more pooches to the Peak District.”

The Canine Country Club was awarded a European grant to partly fund the luxury dog kennels with the scope to hopefully encourage tourism in the Derbyshire area. It has been recognised that one of the main reasons for visitor hesitance of staying at hotels is the uncertainty of leaving their beloved pets behind, but visitors to East Lodge now longer have to worry as The Canine Country Club ticks all the boxes when it comes to canine care.

As the closest hotel to Chatsworth House, East Lodge has proved a popular tourist destination and a place for filmmakers to stay when preparing for their latest blockbuster but East Lodge also finds itself used these days by ‘film tourists’ wishing to follow in the footsteps of their favourite actors on location in the Peaks. This trend is expected to continue, providing a welcome shot in the arm for local business in 2011 and for those who wish to bring man’s best friend along, East Lodge is the first choice.

With many awards and accolades under its belt already, East Lodge is already established as one of the peak performers in the UK hospitality industry. Situated in 10 acres of its own grounds and justly celebrated as one of the top hotels, not just in the region, but the country. Owned by the Hardman family, this award winning venue has remained at the top by constantly improving its service and with a commitment to excellence that has led this former Hotel of the Year to be one of only 48 hotels in the country to be awarded a Visit England Gold Award and to have secured the Silver Award in the national finals of the Enjoy England Excellence Awards in 2011 (the tourism ‘Oscars’) for Outstanding Customer Service.


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