Top 5 Last-minute Dog-friendly Christmas and New Year’s Eve Breaks

It will be holiday season soon and you – and your furry friend – deserve to return to the daily grind fully rested and ready for a pawsome 2017! So we’ve picked the best dog-friendly places to spend a memorable Christmas and super fun New Year’s Eve…

1. Barton Farm, Gloucestershire


Pawfect for Christmas or New Year’s Eve, Barton Farm is a former farmhouse that has been restored into a gorgeous dog-friendly destination! Sitting in 13 acres of gardens, pastures and woodlands, you and your furry friend can spend your winter break enjoying lots of off-lead frolics. And when you need a delicious meal to warm up, we recommend dog-friendly The Hollow Bottom in Guiting Power which is only a short drive away.

Pet Perks: Being in the Cotswolds, your four-legged friend will be spoilt for choice with fabulous local trails to roam. Just snap on their lead and go!

2. The Grosvenor Arms, Dorset


With Christmas and New Year’s Eve packages available, The Grosvenor Arms is a top choice over the holiday season. Enjoy three-nights of delicious festive food, drinks and cheer on the hotel’s Christmas package. As for New Year’s Eve, book now for champagne cocktails, a five-course gala dinner and dancing until the early hours. There will be a delicious New Year’s Day brunch to soothe your sore head too!

Pet Perks: Eat a festive meal alongside your pooch in the bar or conservatory – there is even a special dog food menu for your furry friend to select from! The hotel’s location on the edge of the Cranborne Chase means your furry friend will also be spoilt for choice with country trails to explore.

3. The Dundas Arms, Berkshire


A fabulous choice for a New Year’s Eve break, this traditional country pub sits on the edge of the pretty village of Kintbury. Big on comfort and cheer, sit in front of the crackling log fires with your pooch and toast in 2017. There are still some dog-friendly River Rooms available for New Year and each has a large terrace overlooking the water.

Pet Perks: All doggie guests will be provided with their own bed and water bowls, and there is always a supply of dog biscuits available behind the bar!

4. The Devonshire Arms at Bolton Abbey, Yorkshire


Experience the ultimate Yorkshire Dales Christmas with The Devonshire Arms Christmas House Party Package! For three-nights, you’ll enjoy (lots of) champagne, mouth-watering meals – including a traditional Christmas lunch – and festive entertainment. You can even join the Airedale Beagles on their Boxing Day hunt – mulled wine and mince pies included!

Pet Perks: Blankets, bedding, bowls, leads and throws can all be provided for your dog, plus the hotel always keeps a store of emergency dog food on hand.

5. Stable Cottage, near Padstow


What could be nicer than spending Christmas or New Year’s Eve by the sea? Stable Cottage is perfect for small families or couples with its own private patio garden and large grassy field next door – a doggie dream! Only two-miles from Padstow, which houses Rick Stein’s fantastic Seafood Restaurant, you and your furry friend can both enjoy lots of bracing walks along the coast. Head to nearby Hawker’s Cove where your dog can enjoy a wonderful and safe ‘off lead’ frolic. After you’ve returned, snuggle up in front of the fireplace with a hot drink and your furry hot water bottle.

Pet Perks: In addition to the many dog-friendly beaches within reach and glorious coastal walks nearby, there are also lots of dog-friendly pubs and restaurants in the area – ideal if you don’t fancy cooking!

Remember when you book with PetsPyjamas you’ll receive a free personalised Travel Kit for your dog, plus PetPoints to spend on pet accessories or future bookings. Explore all our dog-friendly Christmas packages or give our expert Pet Concierge Team a call now on 0203 642 3162.

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