Top 10 Dog-friendly Christmas, New Year & Winter Breaks

Imagine cosying up this winter in a country house hotel with your best furry friend; with logs fires burning, delicious food on the menu for you and your dog and wonderful country walks on the doorstep. Check out our favourite dog-friendly hotels for a wooftastic winter break where your dog will be as welcome as you are.  

Humans can expect sumptuous surroundings, Michelin star restaurants, spas as well as championship golf courses, whilst canine companions are in for a treat with doggie grooming, pet walking, pet sitting, gourmet doggie meals as well as comfy beds, bowls treats and toys. 

We still have availability for some fantastic last minute Christmas or New Year’s festive packages. So whether it’s a Christmas stay in Scotland, a New Year’s party by the sea, or a winter break in the Lakes, our pet concierge team are on hand to find you the perfect winter wonderland escape!


The Ickworth, Suffolk

Home to the Hervey family for 200 years, The Ickworth in Suffolk is a super family-friendly and fido-friendly grand hotel, located just a two hour’s drive from London. Set in 1,800 sprawling acres of National Trust parkland, the gorgeous hotel grounds make for a dream playground for four-legged friends. With plenty of luxurious space ot enjoy, the Ickworth is the perfect place for a winter escape or last minute Christmas break with children and doggies in tow.

Our PetsPyjamas Christmas Package: 
Our four night Christmas Package from 23 -27 December includes breakfast each morning, dinner every evening and Christmas Day lunch. Also all PetsPyjamas customers will receive a complimentary bottle of champagne in the room on arrival.
Price (two adults & one dog): From £1,790 for four-nights. 



Schloss Roxburghe Hotel, Scottish Borders 



Set in the Scottish Borders, the Schloss Hotel is a historic dog-friendly estate formerly owned by the Duke of Roxburghe which features a twenty bedroom luxury hotel, a championship golf course, a range of outdoor activities and 300 acres of fabulous grounds for your four-legged friend to roam. Grand open fireplaces grace the historic rooms of this manor house, with numerous cosy bars where your dog can curl up beside you after a long country walk.
Our PetsPyjamas Christmas Package:
There’s still time to join the PetsPyjamas Christmas House party, available from Dec 2021 — 27 Dec 2021 which includes three nights in a fabulous dog-friendly room, Scottish breakfast each morning, mulled wine followed by cream tea on arrival, traditional Christmas Day lunch, carol singing, champagne,canapes and even a golfing competition on the hotel’s Championship golf course.
Price (two adults & one dog): £3,250 for three nights. 



Homewood Hotel, Bath


Nestled within the 20-acres of beautiful gardens and grounds, Homewood Hotel & Spa is a super dog-friendly destination ideally located just outside Bath, Somerset. Dating back to the 13th century, the hotel mixes contemporary design alongside historic elements such as wooden floors, inviting roaring log fires and antique paintings. Your dog will feel very spoilt here with a specially prepared Woof Box with ball, doggie bed and bowl and is welcome in the sitting rooms and bar with a doggie menu. And there’s also a luxury spa for relaxing after a day of walkies.
PetsPyjamas Exclusive Christmas Package: 
Our three night Christmas Break from 24 Dec 2021 — 27 Dec 2021 includes a three-nights stay in a dog-friendly room, breakfast each morning, Christmas Day lunch, dinner each evening plus festive and family activities including champagne canape reception on Christmas Eve, treasure hunt through the village, falconry, archery and a little jazz.

Price (two adults & one dog): From £2,601 for three nights. 


The Bear at Rodborough, Gloucestershire



Set amid 300 acres of National Trust land, this former 17th-Century coaching inn is both stylish and super dog-friendly, offers excellent food and has a stunning location perched on top of Rodborough Common with rambling hills and fabulous dog walks on the doorstep. It has cosy country interiors, fabulous food is super comfortable and dog-welcoming.

PetsPyjamas Exclusive New Year’s Pacakge: 

The Bear’s New Year’s Eve offer includes: two nights in a dog-friendly room with a three-course lunch on arrival and buffet supper on 30th December,  a Cotswolds breakfast champagne and canapes, and a five-course dinner on New Year’s Eve, plus dancing till the early hours. On New Year’s day, you can enjoy a Cotswold breakfast with sausage for your dog and farewell.
Price (two adults and one dog): From £760 for two nights. 



Cliveden House, Berkshire


A five-star truly historic hotel in Berkshire, Cliveden House is an incredibly glamorous and super dog-friendly destination where your pet can play Lord of the Manor in the Great Hall for afternoon tea. Once home to the Astors, this 300-year-old home is steeped in a history of politics and parties, with visitors including Winston Churchill and Charlie Chaplin.
Rooms are large and luxuriously decorated, the staff are dog-welcoming and the facilities are divine – with a luxurious pool and spa to indulge in. Boasting wonderful views over the River Thames and 376 acres of stunning National Trust grounds to explore – this is doggie heaven. The Astor Grill welcomes dogs where they even have their own menu.
PetsPyjamas Exclusive New Year’s Package: 
You can still join the New Year’s activities which include Include two nights stay, afternoon tea with your pet, dinner each evening, breakfast as well as champagne, canapes, live band and disco.
Price (two adults & one dog): From £2,695 for two nights. 



Cary Arms & Spa, Devon


With its stunning beach location, dog-friendly The Cary Arms & Spa is a charming boutique-style hotel ideal for a winter break with dog-welcoming bar and bracing walks by the sea. With stylish interiors, wooden floors plus a super doggie welcome with its own gourmet doggie menu and treats available in the bar.
Your dog will particularly 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 front of a roaring fire in the winter. And after a busy day of doggie walks visit the spa with its hydrotherapy pool, sauna and steam room.
PetsPyjamas Exclusive New Year’s Package: 

Unfortunately this is now sold out, however The Cary Arms & Spa still has availability at the end of January and all throughout February 2022. 



Lygon Arms, Worcestershire



Situated in the picturesque Cotswolds village of Broadway, this luxurious. coaching inn is steeped in history and character, with roaring log-burning open fireplaces, vaulted ceilings and original wood panelling dating back to the seventeenth century. Fit enough for royalty, King Charles 1 and Oliver Cromwell have even stayed here! The grand dog-friendly bedrooms come with pet beds, bowls and treats, and all have easy access to the gardens with its three acres of grounds for your pooch to play.
You can dine with your dog in the Lygon Bar – a cosy, fido-friendly room adjacent to the main restaurant, the courtyard or the Lygon Lounges, where you’ll be provided with a special doggy menu. After a busy day of sightseeing, walkies, and exploring the beautiful villages of Broadway or Snowshill and navigating to the top of Broadway Tower with your best furry friend in tow, you can indulge in the hotel’s super-luxe spa – featuring a 13m indoor pool, steam room and beauty treatment room. Doggie grooming sessions are also avialable.

PetsPyjamas Exclusive New Year’s Package: 
The Lygon Arms’ New Year’s package includes: two or more night’s stay in a dog-friendly room, breakfast each morning, a 5-course dinner, canapés plus a live DJ to see in the New Year. 
Price (two adults & one dog): From £790 for two nights. 



Bovey Castle & Spa, Devon



A stunning Elizabethan Castle set in the rolling valleys of Dartmoor’s National Park, this luxury hotel and spa extends a waggy tailed welcome to four-legged friends with a doggy letter, bed, bowl, toy and chew; and there’s even a pooch parlour for doggie pampering and sprucing up after long muddy walks. Set in 275 of beautiful countryside for your dog to roam, stay in a hotel room or 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 with a furry companion. And after a day of walks, you can relax in the spa. Golf enthusiasts will love the 18 hole championship golf course too.



Pale Hall Hotel, Gwynedd



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-friendly where your dog will receive as wonderful a welcome as you. The hotel is set in a fabulously remote location in the Dee Valley with an idyllic woodland garden for your dog to play and the spectacular Snowdonia National Park with its myriad of walks on the doorstep.

In fact, there are footpaths directly from the hotel including the Queen’s Walk along the banks of the River Dee. Foodies will love the award-winning restaurant with acclaimed chef Gareth Stevensen at the helm with dog-sitting also an option. Or if you want to dine with your dog you can also do so in the Huntsman Bar and Bistro.




The Swan Hotel, Lake District



Perfect for a winter escape in the Lakes is the Swan at Newby Bridge is a delightful dog-friendly hotel set close to Lake Windermere in a lovely rural setting. 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 best of all 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, the dog-friendly cruises across the Lakes and the hotel also offers a doggie information pack with lots more dog-friendly walks close by.




It’s not too late to book a Christmas break!


Take a sniff around our full collection of last minute Christmas & New Year’s breaks, featuring magical Fido-friendly hotels and cosy cottages, suitable for all breeds and budgets.