Somewhere we spotted at the start of the year, Hound Lodge is a private lodge set in one England’s greatest sporting estates – Goodwood. The Goodwood Estate was home to the first Duke of Richmond and the world’s first major fox hunt, The Charlton Hunt. At the time, British aristocracy considered the lodge "the most luxurious dog house in the world". Today, the Lodge stays true to its history with each bedroom decorated with original paintings and prints, and also offers exclusive access to the full Goodwood experience. Discover the racecourse, motor circuit and aerodrome: fly a Spitfire over the English Channel, venture off-road, hike, shoot or just relax at Hound Lodge – set in 12,000 acres of glorious Sussex countryside, Goodwood is an English estate like no other.
Need to know: 10 bedrooms
Best for: Dog lovers looking for an active country retreat