Autumn has officially arrived this week and its a perfect time to think about booking a relaxing dog-friendly Autumn break with your best furry friend. But where to go? You obviously want to choose somewhere that offers cosiness, a rural setting, roaring fires, fabulous views and as well as seasonal fayre – plus wonderful walks in the countryside for you and your best friend.
We have assembled a collection of some of our favourite Fido-friendly hotels and cottages that can offer all this and more, many of which have one of our fabulous Barking Britain offers attached just to make your stay extra special. And remember when you travel with PetsPyjamas, your dog always travels free!
A few short steps from the charming and historic main streets of Sherborne, and just a half-hour drive from the Jurassic coast, The Eastbury is a rather special boutique townhouse hotel located in the heart of the stunning Dorset countryside. The hotel features an award winning restaurant where you can dine with your dog and a fabulous spa. Stay at one of their new potting shed rooms with doggie bed, bowl and toy or in their gorgeous new three bedroomed Eastbury cottage.
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The Lygon Arms is a luxurious 16C former coaching inn, set in three acres of gorgeous grounds in the charming village of Broadway. It’s the perfect base for exploring the Cotswolds with your pooch. This historic hotel is super dog-friendly with plenty of cosy nooks and crannies to relax. You can dine with your dog and stay in one of the courtyard rooms on the ground floor with access to the enclosed gardens.
There are also gorgeous walks from the doorstep and a spectacular four mile circuit which take you up to Broadway Tower. As well as all this there’s a fabulous spa where your furry companion can enjoy some spa treatments too!
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Just two hours from London, this charming mock-medieval hotel has a beautiful setting in 30 acres of gorgeous grounds for your dog to play. But as well as its wonderful country setting, you can walk through the wooded area to arrive at Climping beach for a lovely Autumnal stroll on the year round dog-friendly beach with your best furry friend.
There are 39 dog-friendly bedrooms across the main house, thatched houses and cottages, a fabulous spa with a gorgeous indoor pool and wonderful walks from the doorstep. Oozing natural charm with its wood panelled rooms and mullioned windows, the hotel is super cosy and very dog-friendly.
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The Merry Harriers is a cosy traditional pub set in the South Downs National Park and Surrey Hills. For a unique glamping experience, you and your furry friend can stay in one of their delightfully quirky Shepherd’s huts which look out onto a tranquil pond and offer stunning views to the Surrey Hills and beyond.
With underfloor heating, wood burning stove and charming decor, it makes for a super-snug Autumn retreat. Llama walking is an option, and after a day of walks in the hills, you can enjoy a delicious three course dinner at the delightful 16th century inn with Fido in tow.
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An Elizabethan Castle set in the rolling valleys of Dartmoor’s National Park, this luxury hotel and spa extends a warm welcome to four legged friends. Set in 275 acres of beautiful countryside for your dog to roam, we recommend staying in one of the hotel’s 22 three story 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 and there’s even a doggie pooch parlour with shampoo and hair dryer to ensure they are clean and smelling lovely after a walk around the Estate.
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Fancy an autumn gourmet getaway? Super dog-friendly Bray Cottages are only a 50 minute drive from London but a world a way in the charming Berkshire village of Bray – home to famous gourmet haunts – Heston Blumehtahl’s Fat Duck and Michel Roux’s Waterside Inn plus doggie gourmet pubs too.
Tiggers Cottage is a super luxe dog-friendly bolthole in the centre of the village. 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. Bray cottages also can sometimes access restaurant bookings.
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Situated in the heart of the beautiful village of Ticehurst, just an hour and a half from London, is one of our favourite dog-friendly destinations. This stylish yet quirky 16th century hotel features charming decor and offers amazing dog-friendly rooms in the hotel or luxury lodges, including the Love Nest, which comes with its own gardens and fire pit.
With spectacular country walks on the doorstep and various coastal towns and beaches just a short drive away, there’s plenty nearby for you and your pooch to explore. Plus you can dine with your dog in the super cool bar in the evening. What more could you ask for!
One of the finest hotels in Wales, Pale Hall is a luxury country house hotel with a grand entrance and a wealth of period features. It is also super dog-welcoming – a place where your dog will feel like Lord of the Manor! Set in a wonderfully remote location in the Dee Valley, with an idyllic woodland garden for your dog to play and the spectacular Snowdonia National Park close by, it’s the perfect place for an autumn adventure with Fido.
Foodies will love the award-winning restaurant with acclaimed chef Gareth Stevensen at the helm. Dog sitting is available, but if you’d like to dine with your dog, you can in the super cosy Huntsman Bar and Bistro!
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Nestled in the Eden Valley and the Cumbrian Hills, Rowley Estates features a cluster of delightful dog-friendly cottages and historic houses that are full of rural charm. Amongst these gorgeous properties is the super luxe Glassonby Old Hall – a lavishly restored 15c Cumbrian long room that sleeps up to eight guests. With its iron chandeliers, arrow slit windows and vast stone heart, it’s the perfect baronial escape for you and your pooch.
Ideal for a weekend away with friends and family, there are doggie walks from the door, a superb welcome hamper with everything you could possibly need, an enclosed garden and a lovely fido-friendly pub close by!
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A super stylish pub with rooms, dog-friendly Artist Residence in Oxfordshire is an idyllic retreat set in the heart of the Cotswolds. This 16th-century Inn has four pet-friendly lofts and suites, all gorgeously designed with luxurious linens, boho chic and fabulous antique furnishings.
Downstairs is Mr Hanbury’s Masons Arms, which was designed in collaboration with artists the Connor Brothers – a pet-friendly pub with cosy yet contemporary decor and a menu using seasonal produce from neighbouring farms. Here you can enjoy the famous Masons Arms burger or Sunday roast with your canine companion by your side.
The rural setting provides plenty of opportunities for Fido to explore! Walk around the village, down the bridal paths and across the green fields. The dog-friendly grounds of Blenheim Palace are just a short-drive away, too, and you can also discover the incredible scenery at Bourton on the Water or the Chilterns.
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It’s not too late to book your October getaway!
October is a great time to take a break just before the cold weather sets in, and if you hurry, you can still fetch some amazing packages! Have a snoop around our ‘October Picks’collection and you’ll find a wonderful range of dog-welcoming hotels, cottages and b&bs, starting from as little as £65pp! You’d be barking mad to miss out.