Dog-friendly North Wessex Downs
- Newbury, England
The Vineyard Hotel & Spa is a superb 5-star dog-friendly destination located in Stockcross, just off the borders of Newbury in Berkshire and less than an hour from London.£345Price per night fromPetsPyjamas Exclusive Package Available
- Pangbourne , England
Set in the bustling village of Pangbourne beside the River Thames, dog-friendly The Elephant Hotel in Berkshire has everything for the perfect weekend with your best furry friend. It has wonderful river walks nearby and offers a great base to visit Windsor Castle, dog-friendly Basildon Gardens, Henley and the Chilterns.£50Price per night fromPetsPyjamas Exclusive Package Available
- Swindon, England
For a stylish, dog-friendly, home from home 4 miles from Swindon, look no further than Alexandra House. On the edge of the beautiful Cotswolds, this hotel is the perfect place for you and your furry-friend to base yourselves when exploring the local countryside.£106Price per night from
- Helhoughton, EnglandDating back to the 17th century, Meadow Cottage is packed with period charm, while offering all the modern conveniences needed for a lovely holiday. Boasting a lovely garden and a wood burner, this is the perfect year-round choice for your Norfolk break. Featuring two bedrooms and two bathrooms, this pretty little semi-detached cottage is tucked away in a rural idyll with a children’s play area just down the road but is still close to lots of the highlights of this much-loved county.
Head to Wells-next-the-Sea and sit quayside while the little fishing and sailing boats bob on the tide. Or explore Staithe Street, which is packed with artisan and boutique shops, cafés and restaurants. Then go down to the wide sandy beach, one of the best in the area, and see the pretty painted beach huts. If you are a coast lover you will find so many habitats to explore along this coastline from rolling sand dunes and salt and clay marshes to sand and shingle beaches, quays, and fishing available nearby.
History buffs will enjoy visits to the Holkham, Houghton, Sandringham, and Blickling Estates along with a trip on North Norfolk railway and visits to the Muckleburgh and Thursford Collections, the latter of which hosts its famous Christmas Spectacular and is home to Santa’s Magical Journey every year.
Make time to visit the Georgian market town of Holt with its unique High Street. This pretty little town is a firm favourite with locals and is great to just potter around. Nature lovers will find many habitats to explore including RSPB Cley Marshes, Pensthorpe Nature Reserve, and Sheringham Park and you can make a trip to the Norfolk Broads from here too, and be in the heart of them in just 50 minutes. Add in Amazonia Zoo, Cromer Pier, Fakenham races and so much more and you will soon see why this part of Norfolk is so very popular. And then you get to return to lovely Meadow Cottage for a glass of something chilled in the garden or cosy up by the wood burner. Just perfect. Beach 13 miles.£56From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Marlborough, EnglandThis beautiful 18th-century mill is set by the side of the river in a picturesque hamlet, only 2 miles from the busy market town of Marlborough. Standing alone in its own secluded gardens with the river running alongside, it is the perfect setting to just get away from it all and relax.
The mill provides an excellent base from which to explore this lovely part of the country. Avebury is nearby with its stone circle which is larger and older than Stonehenge. The 4500-acre Savernake Forest, Cheddar Gorge, Stonehenge, Longleat House and Safari Park, Stourhead Gardens, the historic city of Winchester and the Roman spa and Georgian streets of the city of Bath are all within an hour’s drive. Other places to visit include Oxford, Blenheim Palace and Bowood House and Gardens. The area is perfect for walkers with the Ridgeway and many footpaths along the downs. Shop 2 miles, pub 1 mile.£141From price per night based on 7 night stay