Our tried and tested remedy for beating the January blues (and recovering from Christmas with your family!), is booking a spontaneous getaway to relax, re-charge and fill up your cup for the year ahead.
The good news is that lots of our favourite dog friendly hotels in the UK are offering some great deals during the colder months. Enjoy 50% off at a luxury country house hotel, get a complimentary night in the Cotswolds, and there’s even a free dinner in Suffolk on offer!
Take this opportunity to explore some of the UK’s most beautiful spots without the buzz of the crowds, including beaches which are closed to dogs in the summer. Here’s our pick of the best deals on dog friendly holidays this winter.
1.CARY ARMS & SPA, DEVON
Skip the summer crowds and enjoy a slice of coastal heaven at the beautiful and very dog friendly Cary Arms & Spa this winter. As part of their special Doggie Getaway Package, your pupster will receive a ‘Doggy Heaven’ welcome pack, with dog bed and bowls, treats and suggested local walks book, plus a dog’s dinner on one night of your stay. Dogs are allowed on the beach all-year-round, so there will be no shortage of space to roam.
DEAL: 2 nights in a luxury double sea-facing room, 3 course dinner (one night), full english breakfast and a cream tea to share: £225 per person incl VAT until 31st March 2019. BOOK NOW.
2. ELLENBOROUGH PARK, COTSWOLDS
Enjoy two nights of British elegance in the Cotswolds at Ellenborough Park this winter. Indulge in a break filled with fantastic food, luxurious sleep and unforgettable memories. Feel free to borrow a pair of Dubarrys from the Boot Room and explore the Cotswold Way. Or if you prefer, sit back in one Ellenborough Park’s many lounges and secret snugs with a glass of their very own Ellenborough Park gin.
DEAL: 2 nights bed and breakfast, dinner in the Horse Box on one evening, Afternoon tea for two on one day and 10% off pre-booked spa treatments. From £206 per night. BOOK NOW.
3. LORDS OF THE MANOR, COTSWOLDS
Set in an historic manor house and located in the quaint Cotswold village of Upper Slaughter, with 8 acres of lawns and grandiose gardens, it’s not difficult to see why Lords of the Manor was recently named as the Good Hotel Guide’s best Hotel with Gardens. Your luxurious dog friendly room will be specially prepared with comfortable blankets, tasty treats and a range of toys to enjoy during your stay, plus daily servings of luxury, organic dog food from Bob & Lush.
DEAL: When booking two consecutive midweek nights, you will receive an additional night at no extra charge – perfect for extending your mid-week getaway! Valid Sunday to Friday until 31st March 2019. BOOK NOW.
4. MAISON TALBOOTH, ESSEX
This fabulous country house hotel turns 50 this year, and you can celebrate with 50% off your stay in January! There’s 12-acres of pretty grounds to explore with Fido, including a walk from gorgeous Dedham Vale to Flatford. During your stay at Maison Talbooth, treat yourself to dinner at Le Talbooth or Milsoms (they will take you there in their courtesy car), enjoy a treatment or two in the day spa, or indulge in an outdoor swim in the pool – heated all year round to the perfect temperature.
DEAL: Stay at Maison Talbooth in January 2019 on a Sunday to Thursday night for a full 50% discount for bed and full English breakfast; there’s also a 25% discount if you want to stay on Friday night. BOOK NOW.
5. KESGRAVE HALL, SUFFOLK
With its stunning countryside location, stylish rooms and delicious British cuisine, this luxury dog friendly hotel in Suffolk is the perfect place for an indulgent winter doggie getaway. Take a look at our recent stay at Kegrave Hall.
DEAL: Book bed and breakfast at Kesgrave Hall during January and receive a free dinner on the hotel – choose anything you want from the full menu or the specials board. Starting from just £85 per person (based on double occupancy and subject to availability). BOOK NOW.
6. THE HORN OF PLENTY, DEVON
This luxury dog friendly hotel in Devon offers beautiful accommodation, stunning views, friendly staff, a 2 AA rosette restaurant, plus miles of stunning countryside to explore with your faithful friend. Your dog will even be treated to their very own dog’s dinner on the first night of your stay!
DEAL: Enjoy Dinner Bed and Breakfast for just £169 per room in January/February, and £189 in March. Dogs stay for free when you quote “Luxe Pet Guide”. This offer is based on two people sharing a Comfy/Cosy room. Room upgrades are available for a small premium. BOOK NOW.
7. TALLAND BAY HOTEL, CORNWALL
Make the most of the milder weather down south with a winter getaway in beautiful Cornwall. Boasting a captivating cliff-top setting in the sleepy hamlet of Porthallow, Talland Bay Hotel is a luxury dog friendly residence in south east Cornwall. Tackle the coast path, cosy up in front of the fire in the inviting lounge and indulge in the finest and freshest ingredients served up by head chef Nick Hawke and his talented team.
DEAL: Accommodation in a Country View Classic Room, pre-dinner Cornish G&T on the first night, three-course dinner from the Lounge Menu on the first night, five-course menu in the 2AA Rosette restaurant on the second night, evening canapes & coffee with petit fours included on each night and full Cornish breakfasts. From £190 per room per night (dogs stay for £12.50 per night), until 28th February 2019. BOOK NOW.
8. STAPLEFORD PARK HOTEL, LEICESTERSHIRE
Both hounds and humans can expect the royal treatment at this luxurious country house hotel and sporting estate. 17 of their 55 bedrooms are dog friendly, each with meticulous attention to detail, from the furnishings to the posh toiletries.
DEAL: From the 5th January to the 31st March enjoy a special midweek ‘Stay & Dine Package’ which starts from £109 per person, including an overnight stay, dinner in the Grinling Gibbons Restaurant, and a dog bed in your room. For a couple and one dog, stays start from £238 or from £258 for couples with two dogs. On Saturday’s a £75 supplement applies. BOOK NOW.
Tell us where you plan to take your pup this winter in the comments below!