Fancy a post lockdown trip away with your best furry friend? At PetsPyjamas we have a fabulous fido-friendly collection of dog-welcoming properties – so whether you want to escape to the country for an affordable doggie getaway in a stylish pub with rooms or want to celebrate an anniversary or birthday at a luxury property with champagne and gourmet meal – we can find you the perfect place to stay where your dog will be as welcome as you are. And better still all the featured properties come with a Barking Britain offer attached with lots of added extras like doggie sausage at breakfast and dining deals plus our PetsPyjamas Paw Approval Safety Promise.
Affordable Doggie Stays
The Acorn Inn, Dorset
Built in the 16th-century from local, honey-coloured stone, the dog-friendly Acorn Inn is a traditional British pub and hotel in the gorgeous Dorset village of Evershot. Super stylish and steeped in history the Inn features old beams, low ceilings, oak panelling, flagstone floors and roaring open fires. You can expect delicious fare, a warm doggie welcome, and magical walks from the doorstep. There is a beautiful four-mile circular walk around Melbury Deer Park close by and the Dorset coast is also just a short drive away. After your lovely walks in the day, return to the affordable Inn and cosy up with your best furry friend in the bar.
Bike & Boot, North Yorkshire
A super new hotel with a great dog-friendly ethos and laid back vibe is the Bike & Boot in Scarborough! The hotel has 50 dog-friendly bedrooms from a Boot room with double bed – just enough room for you and Fido – to larger rooms and suites, many with fabulous views over the South Bay to wonderful Scarborough. You can enjoy free hot drinks in the retreat lounge with complimentary cake at teatime and after a bracing seaside walk with your best friend in tow – visit their in house Film Club. Dine with your dog at the Bareca restaurant which serves affordable Mediterranean food in a relaxed atmosphere and with the best sea views in Scarborough. Electric bikes are available and there are plenty of lovely walks along the beach, the coastal path or across the North Yorkshire Moors. And after you return from your walk there’s a dog grooming room with table, dryer and towels as well as beds, bowls gifts and treats. What’s not to like?
The Swan Hotel and Spa at Newby Bridge, Cumbria
The Swan at Newby Bridge set close to the Lake Windermere in a lovely rural setting is the perfect dog-friendly hotel. It has a wonderful friendly atmosphere, oodles of charm with a pool, playground, and spa. Dog owners will love the fact that you can stay in a lovely New English style cottage in the grounds which can sleep up to eight with a terrace, outdoor fireplace, and fabulous views. And your dog will have acres of space to explore in the gardens and wooftastic walks from the doorstep. There are loads of dog-friendly attractions close by including the Lakeside and Haverthwaite steam railway or take a dog-friendly cruise across the Lakes and the hotel also offers a doggie information pack with map with details of lots more dog-friendly walks close by.
The Three Blackbirds, Suffolk
A super dog-friendly 17c village pub in the heart of Woodditton, just outside Newmarket, with stylish decor and modern touches to create a lovely warm dog-welcoming stay. The Inn serves fantastic British food and there’s a great selection of local ales and ciders too and what’s more, you can take your best furry friend with you to dine – the affordable bar has a roaring fire and super friendly atmosphere. The Barn, a stylish new addition features six dog-friendly bedrooms overlooking the charming landscaped courtyard. There are wonderful walks nearby including the famous Devils Dyke walk and dogs can expect a cosy blanket, some flavoursome treats and a sausage breakfast.
Feathers Hotel, North Yorkshire
Feathers Hotel is a truly dog-friendly, traditional coaching inn located in the bustling market square of Helmsley. Formerly owned by the Duncombe Park Estate, the family’s connections with the town go back to 1694 when Charles Duncombe acquired the manor and the castle of Helmsley. The hotel is super comfy, with lovely spacious rooms and affordable all-day dining. The market town has charming shops and tearooms, many dog-friendly, and is surrounded by the North Yorkshire Moors National Park and is situated at the start of the Cleveland Way walk. The area is full of romantic ruins, stately homes, magical gardens and is ideal for dog walking, cycling, golf, riding, and a range of country sports. And for coastal canines, the hotel is within half an hour’s drive of the delightful seaside resorts along the North East coast.
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Lygon Arms, Worcestershire
Super dog-friendly and luxurious, the Lygon Arms hotel once hosted King Charles I and Oliver Cromwell but you can expect a wonderful welcome for you and your best friend in this ultra dog-friendly destination. With roaring open fireplaces in the Lygon Bar & Grill with its vaulted ceilings and original panelling – the hotel manages to be both cosy and luxurious all at the same time. The dog-friendly bedrooms retain their period features with oak-beamed ceilings and are mostly sited on the ground floor for easy access to the gardens with its three acres of grounds for your pet to play ball off the lead. You explore the village, walk up to the famous Broadway Tower and afterwards dine with your dog. There’s also a fabluous spa where your dog can even enjoy a spa treatment too.
Cary Arms, Devon
With its stunning beach location on Babbacombe Beach, dog-friendly The Cary Arms & Spa is a charming boutique-style hotel – perfect for beach-loving canines. It offers stylish interiors, wooden floors and vast sun-decks plus a super doggie welcome with its own gourmet doggie menu and doggie treats available in the bar. Your dog will love the year-round dog-friendly Babbacombe beach and you can also pick up the South West Coastal Path from the front door. Stay in one of the luxury beach huts that face directly out to sea and enjoy delicious meals in the super cosy bar with a roaring fire in the winter. And after a busy day of doggie walks sample the spa with its hydrotherapy pool, sauna and steam room.
Fowey Hall, Cornwall
Enjoying a picturesque view of Fowey and the sea, the dog-friendly Fowey Hall Hotel is a luxury hotel in Cornwall that is not family-friendly but welcomes four-legged companions too. This is a sanctuary for the whole family with opulent bedrooms, peaceful alcoves by roaring fires and a fabulous spa. There’s a swimming pool and treatments to relax and rejuvenate the humans and 630 miles of stunning coastal trails – the perfect playground for furry friends. There are also many wonderful dog-friendly beaches nearby, including Polkerris Beach and Polridmouth Cove! Your dog will be offered a bowl, blanket, tennis ball and a treat on arrival and will be able to dine with you in the morning room where you can enjoy wonderful Cornish fare.
Bovey Castle, Devon
An Elizabethan Castle set in the rolling valleys of Dartmoor’s National Park, Bovey Castle luxury hotel and spa extends a warm welcome to four-legged friends. Set in 275 acres of beautiful Devonshire countryside for your dog to roam, we recommend staying in one of the hotel’s 22 three-storey luxury country lodges tucked away in the grounds – perfect for a private country estate stay with all the amenities of the hotel close by.
Each lodge has three bedrooms sleeping up to eight people – perfect for a family group. You can self cater or eat at the hotel. And golf enthusiasts will love the 18 hole championship golf course. The hotel supplies a doggie walk book, toy and treats and there’s even a doggie pooch parlour with shampoo and hairdryer to ensure they are clean and smelling lovely after a walk around the Estate.
Tiggers Cottage, Bray
Situated in the pretty village of Bray, only a 50-minute drive from London, super dog-friendly Tiggers Cottage in Berkshire is perfect for a quiet weekend away with your best four-legged friend. The 180-year-old Tudor style cottage is the perfect dog-friendly bolthole with walks from the door and a pretty, enclosed garden, it is only a short stroll from Bray High Street with lovely views over the memorial gardens. Bray is the ultimate culinary heaven with Heston Blumenthal’s Fat Duck and Michel Roux’s Waterside Inn close by as well as doggie gourmet pubs too. Elegantly decorated with a combination of contemporary furnishings and beamed ceilings, the two-bedroom cottage is the perfect dog-friendly bolthole. Doggie guests can expect comfy beds and delicious treats. And those booking one of our Barking Britain offers will also have access to electric bikes while they are there. The cottage’s concierge team can arrange restaurant bookings for you as well as a stroll with the owner’s lovely Labrador dogs!