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The Fanciest Doggy Hotel Ever (No, You Can't Stay, Too)

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  Site Where: The Old Rectory, Fakenham Magna, Suffolk, United Kingdom
January 24, 2013 at 5:01 PM | by | Comments (0)

We already know one HC editor who’d have a few choice words to say about this place that's just come to our attention. After all, he didn’t hold back when the subject of pampered pups came up before.

But with the picture above and the name House of Mutt? It would have been all over. Shut down. Eyeballs outta the building.

Yet we were intrigued about this “five-star luxury hotel for dogs of distinction”. A place for pets who need to relax from the “pressures of modern life”. But, it also seems that humans use this spot as an alternative to kenneling when they themselves are going on vacation. That makes feel a tiny bit better that dogs aren’t getting better treatment than us.

But wait. They are. Now we're kinda mad.

The House of Mutt, located in Suffolk, England, begins its star treatment for their 10 four-legged guests by transporting them to the hotel in a personally-driven taxi (at the cost of £75 ($118) each way from London). The hotel is actually a seven-bedroom former rectory that doubles as the family home for business owner Sarah Mountford, her husband David (a Cambridge-qualified vet) and their three children.

Funny enough, no fancy food is served unless you request they stock up for you. They prefer you bring your own in order to keep up with the pooches accustomed diet. Makes sense. No kennels or cages are used, either. Instead, the pups’ sleeping quarters are in the form of handmade beds placed in front of a roaring wood-burning stove. Hmph. Now we're just green with envy.

We’re not sure if this is the place to bring problem dogs, as HOM seems to cater to the pedigree set, but there are grooming and training sessions available for older dogs who've forgotten their "manners".

In between walkies on the 10-acre grounds of Riddlesworth Hall Prep School (Lady Diana was a former student) the “guests” can play games in the paddock, have their portrait painted, or get fit for a custom-made collar.

Apparently the hotel is so nice and the pets come home so happy, Mountford says the demand has gone out the roof, and even owners ask if they can stay too!

Prices start from £39.50 ($62) per night

[Photos: The Daily Mail]

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