The top 10 winter breaks for you and your pooch
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February has a lot of canine love: Valentine's Day as well as ‘Love Your Pet Day’ on February 20, so this is a great month to book a getaway. PetsPyjamas has built a reputation for being the place to book your dog-holiday with more than 2,000 pet-welcoming hotels, cottages, country houses and B&Bs around the UK and Europe. From hearty gourmet grub to fuel a day’s walk, roaring fire places to cuddle in front of, the comfiest of beds for you both to snooze on, to friendly faces from truly dog-friendly staff, PetsPyjamas presents 10 wonderful winter breaks.
The Feversham Arms Hotel, Yorkshire
This secluded contemporary retreat, surrounded on all sides by the North York Moors National Park, is all about relaxing, unwinding and indulging. Spend your mornings roaming the countryside together, afternoons curled up in front of an open fire and evenings working your way through delicious locally sourced menus, which you and your dog can enjoy in a special dog-friendly set-up in the Library. For owners, there’s also an on-site spa, and to tempt you back for the warmer months, a gorgeous outdoor swimming pool. From £120 per night. Click here for more info.
The Rubens at The Palace, London
If you and your pooch are more 'pets in the city' than 'country canine', this four-star luxury hotel boasting the magnificence and splendour of a bygone age, paired with all the latest in modern comforts and technology is just the ticket. The closest hotel to Buckingham Palace, you can both watch the comings-and-goings of the guardsmen in the Royal Mews from the hotel’s windows, and stroll through the parks. For a special treat, your dog will get a pet welcome hamper including a treat and a toy. They will also be provided with a custom made Rubens Hotel pet bed, food and water bowls, a 'Do Not Disturb/Pet Sleeping' card and a specially prepared canine menu to your room. From £242 per night. Click here for more info.
Hotel Endsleigh, Devon
Set in 108 acres of gardens, woodlands, follies and grottos, and overlooking the River Tamar and beyond into Cornwall, this incredibly dog-friendly hotel offers fabulous walks for you and your dog to enjoy some quality time. When you are done with walking, return to this stunning Grade-I historic house owned by Olga Polizzi and relax in one of 16 of the beautifully quirky and individually styled rooms. The dog-loving staff will also set up hounds and their humans up for a candlelit supper in a small private dining room. Should your two-legged significant require some attention, the reception desk or the hotel’s groundskeeper will keep your dog occupied as you dine. From £240 per night. Click here for more info.
Tewkesbury Park Hotel, Gloucestershire
Sitting in green glory, this gorgeous family-owned hotel is surrounded by its 18-hole golf course in the rolling Gloucestershire countryside and has a 10 acre field at the bottom of the drive, which is ideal for off-lead frolics. After a long day of explorations, soothe aching muscles in the outdoor hot tub, complete with ‘bubbly’ buzzer. When you retire to your memory foam bed, your pooch can also cosy down on the handmade dog bed that will be waiting in your room. Other pet perks are yummy treats and Hunt & Wilson bowls in the room and a welcome letter from Puddle the hotel dog, telling your furry friend the best places to sniff. From £109 per night. Click here for more.
The Feathers Hotel, Oxfordshire
Two- and four-legged gourmet lovers will enjoy whiling away the hours at this super cosy and utterly charming 17th century town house hotel, located in the heart of the historic market town of Woodstock. Chef Dominic Chapman, formerly of Heston Blumenthal’s Michelin-starred Hinds Head in Bray, whips up delicious fare from am to pm, with sausages for your dog at breakfast. The hotel has an extensive gin bar, with over 400 specialist gins. The Feathers also makes the perfect base to burn off all those calories (and a sore gin-head), with Blenheim Palace, the Cotswolds Hills and Bicester Village all close by. From £179 per night. Click here for more info.
The King’s Arms, Gloucestershire
Another Cotswolds delight for hounds and humans to enjoy is this contemporary country inn. Originally built in the 17th century, this Grade-II listed building retains its cosy, country pub style, but with sleek charcoal interiors, bold adornments and rich, warming fabrics. Dog beds, bowls and biscuits are provided in your room, and the inn's resident Jack Russell, Spoof, invites you to sample their daily seasonal menus in the wood beamed, stone flagged, roaring log fire filled surroundings of the bar. Should you wish you to venture out of your cosy cocoon, there are rich landscape, historic landmarks, lanes and pathways to discover. From £105 per night. Click here for more info.
Colwall Park Hotel, Worcestershire
Fine food, fine ale (for both of you) and fine walks all feature on the menu at this charming English country house hotel located in a peaceful rural village on the sunny western side of the breath-taking Malvern Hills. A haven for dog walkers, your furry friend will find footpaths leading directly onto the hills from the hotel gardens. After exploring, the hotel offers a dog wash area to clean up your mucky pup, before you both quench your thirst – doggie beer for them, and a choice of locally brewed real ales for you. The hotel also has an award-winning restaurant, with classic British dishes made from the finest ingredients, which you can enjoy fireside in the bar Fido in tow. From £95 per night. Click here for more info.
The Bay Tree, Oxfordshire
Nestled away in the historic town of Burford, this charming country hotel is a great base to explore the Cotswolds, and escape the hustle and bustle life. With its wisteria-clad exterior and boutique-chic furnishings, your dog will enjoy plenty of fuss on arrival, a bed and bowl in their room and most importantly a sausage for breakfast! Dining at The Bay Tree is of a high standard and if you want your pooch to join you for dinner, the staff will set you up to dine in the bar or library with your pet. For nearby tourist spots with Fido in tow is the Blenheim Palace Gardens and Cotswold Wildlife Park. From £220 per night. Click here for more info.
The Talbot Hotel, Yorkshire
Originally built in the 17th century as a hunting lodge, this beautiful, historic Grade-II listed building has been sensitively restored to create an elegant award-winning hotel. Set in the heart of the North Yorkshire town of Malton, the hotel is close to some of Yorkshire's most celebrated attractions including the beautiful and wild North York Moors, the dramatic coastline around Robin Hood's Bay and the rich heritage of York. Aiming to offer a home away from home, the hotel provides a blanket, bowl and chews for its four-legged guests and will even arrange an appointment at the dog grooming studio in Malton should you wish to treat them. From £155 per night. Click here fore more info.
Bailiffscourt Hotel & Spa, West Sussex
Country retreat and beach break collide for your enjoyment at this stunning historic hotel. Stroll a short walk through the hotel’s grounds (there are more 30 acres filled with wildlife) before stumbling into Climping Beach – one of the most natural, unspoilt beaches in West Sussex where your pooch is free to roam 365 days a year. Nearby amusements include the Amberley Museum and Heritage Centre and the Cowdray Park Polo Club for a picnic. With Bailiffcourt's Sandy Paws package, your pooch will receive a Doggie Welcome Kit complete with beach towel and ball thrower, a doggie dinner from the doggie room service menu, and a pig’s ear treat will be served to your dog in your room. Priced from £259 per night. Click here for more info.
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