Dream Now, Go Later

While things might feel a little Ground Hog Dog Day right now, dreaming of a life more normal offers precious mental escape from the madness. Our four-legged friends are helping to provide comfort and distraction too, with 24:7 companionship and socially distanced dog walks being just some of the ways they're helping their owners. So, it's only fair that they get factored into post-isolation social plans as a reward for their sterling efforts to help keep spirits up. With this in mind, leading dog-friendly holiday company PetsPyjamas rounds up ten dog-friendly holidays to look forward to and enjoy with Fido in the future!

The Lygon Arms, Broadway, Worcestershire – indulge and let the professionals take back the grooming reigns with the Nails & Tails package at this upscale location in The Cotswolds. Melt away the stresses of lockdown in the resident luxe spa and spruce up with treatments such as ‘Glow on the Go facial’, while the pooch heads off to the nearby professional dog groomers for a body groom, Blueberry facial treatment and more! From £165 p/n.

The Bell in Ticehurst, East Sussex - soak up the atmosphere, dine on top-notch pub grub and tuck into a few beers with a canine companion in tow - and without the worry of getting home at the winner of the Best Pub with Rooms category in the PetsPyjamas Dog-Friendly Travel Awards. Retire after a fun evening to a choice of beautiful dog-friendly bedrooms adjoined to the pub or opt for the luxurious lodges, with enclosed patio and fire pit. From £110 p/n.

Cowley Manor, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire – enjoy a blissful weekend of grown up chill at this contemporary dog-friendly country house. With mid-century modern style bedrooms, a multi-award-winning spa with heated indoor and outdoor pools, locally sourced food, chic cocktail bar and 55 acres of Grade II listed gardens, it’s a fantastic place to reconnect. The quintessential Cotswold chocolate-box village of Cowley is also nearby for a romantic potter and leisurely dog walk. From £245 p/n.


Holbeck Gyhll, Windermere, Lake District – quit the lockdown kitchen for a weekend of five-star fayre, which is planned, prepped and served by someone else! Awarded Best Gourmet Stay by PetsPyjamas, Holbeck Ghyll’s restaurant focusses on seasonal menus using the freshest produce and flavours from the local area paired with wine flights. By day, walk the shores of Lake Windermere and by night enjoy views of the Lake from Holbeck’s restaurant while the dog snoozes in the room. From £285 p/n.

The Hound Lodge, Chichester, West Sussex – enjoy a seriously fabulous weekend with closest friends or loved ones (dogs included), in the glorious surroundings of Goodwood. Stay at the 10-bedroom Hound Lodge and gain exclusive access to the entire Goodwood experience be it a round of golf, in-room beauty treatments, the thrill of the racecourse, shooting, a trip to Goodwood’s Health Club or dog-walking the estate. The Lodge comes with a private butler and private chef, who will whip up meals to reflect the tastes and preferences of the group. Priced from £10,000 p/n.

Woolley Grange, Woolley Green, Wiltshire – minimal effort will be required to entertain little ones at this family favourite spot. Offsite, this beautiful Jacobean manor house is ideal for visiting Bath and Longleat (which has kennels for the dogs) and on-site, there is both indoor and outdoor swimming pools, Woolley Bears Den kids club, play areas, listening services, baby equipment and more, so parents can enjoy a few hours of piece at the luxurious spa. The furry family member will love off-lead roaming around the grounds. From £119 p/n.

Glen Dye, Banchory, Aberdeen – take advantage of the great outdoors without the worry of restrictions of time and distance away from home, in the 30,000 private estate of Glen Dye filled with wilderness forest and moorland. Run, hike or bike the beautiful landscape with a four-legged friend before returning to a choice of stylish dog-friendly cabins and cottages in the centre of the estate, with comforts such as outdoor woodfired hot tub, BBQ and a retro record player. From £170 p/n.

Thurlestone Hotel, Kingsbridge, Devon – with year-round dog-friendly Thurlestone beach just a stone’s throw from the hotel, this is a gorgeous spot to reclaim coastal walks together and fun afternoons in pretty seaside towns. Ideally situated near Kingsbridge and Salcombe, enjoy relaxation or adventure on the beach at this idyllic retreat, offering beautifully appointed sea view, luxury rooms and suites, leisure facilities and the very best  in Devon cuisine! From £195 p/n.

The Milestone Hotel & Residences, London – return to the buzz of the city in style at this quintessentially English five-star Grade II Listed property. Overlooking Kensington Palace and gardens, dog walks will be fancy and while owners enjoy in-person retail therapy at the nearby luxury department stores, dogs will be catered for with the help of the head concierge. Prior to arrival, guests are encouraged to complete a special pet preference form to guarantee perks such as preferred style of dog bed, ‘Do Not Disturb/Pet Sleeping’ card and Turndown Treats. From £400 p/n.

The Treehouses at The Fish, Broadway, Worcestershire – for those who have enjoyed the peace and pace of lockdown but welcome the perks of a life more normal, this back-to-nature bolthole with a little touch of luxury is the perfect spot. Nestled within the 400-acre Farncombe Estate, there’s a collection of quirky and stylish country houses to choose from but their dog-friendly Treehouse is a gorgeous hideaway cocoon. Built into a large Oak tree, it comes complete with mod cons such as underfloor heating, Nepresso machines, minibar and two outdoor baths. Venture beyond your cocoon for walks and to let your dog loose on the onsite agility course. From £155 p/n.

When it's business as usual, PetsPyjamas delight furry friends and their owners, with truly-welcoming petaways at more than 4,000 hotels, cottages, country houses and B&Bs in the UK and abroad. PetsPyjamas holidays offers something for every breed, personality and budget, with exceptional dog-friendly packages you won’t find anywhere else. With the first dog-friendly holiday booking, PetsPyjamas customers automatically become members of their Priority Paws club, which gives dogs and their owners access to their own VIP pet concierge, complimentary 24/7 vet advice from PawSquad for the duration of their trip, VIP discounts, exclusive deals and more.

While dog-friendly holidays are currently on hold, PetsPyjamas are keeping their community entertained via their online pet lifestyle magazine and social channels with fun, engaging and informative content. To date, pet lovers have enjoyed an exclusive interview with national treasure Claire Balding, a behaviour-focussed Instagram Live session with Channel 5’s ‘Dogfather Graeme Hall, boredom buster guides, giveaways, Doga (dog yoga) session, Pet First Aid tutorials and more.

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