Dog Friendly Holiday with Tewkesbury Park Hotel-PetsPyjamas
Dog friendly holidays were something myself and Steve use to discuss, when we talked about having a dog of our own. We love to travel and explore, so the idea of being able to take your pooch with you really does make all the difference. There is nothing better as a dog-owner, than being together as a little pack and wanting to include them in your daily life and travels as much as you realistically can.
Years ago growing up when my family owned our beloved Bichon Frise ‘Zac’, dog-friendly holidays were pretty rare and even a lot of food and drink establishments such as country pubs, preferred it if you left your furry friend tied-up outside rather than bringing them inside.
Now thankfully due to amazing websites such as PetsPyjamas.com , the possibilities are endless for where you and your furry foe may travel together!
Booking with PetsPyjamas
I first came across their website a couple of years ago, before we actually got King Louis. I was immediately greeted with beautiful imagery of dogs modelling their dog accessories, posing playfully with the huge variety of toys and training tools they supply and then stumbled across their travel section.
What I think really makes PetPyjamas stand out high above the rest in their line of work, is the way they present their product to you. The gorgeous, glossy imagery and text alongside to support it, is the dog world’s equivalent of a Conde Nast editorial. It makes you feel like you are buying into a form of luxury and fabulous stays, for yourself and the dog.
PetsPyjamas were incredibly helpful and friendly when booking our weekend trip away. Their website at the time was offering an amazing bargain of a deal at a hotel in The Cotswolds, Gloucestershire-Tewkesbury Park Hotel. The deal at the time of us booking back in February was the following:
The Package-Canine Retreat
– Two-nights in a dog-friendly Just Right room (with french door access out onto gardens for easy toilet trips)!
– Delicious afternoon tea on arrival
– Full English breakfast both mornings for the humans and a sausage or two for your pooch
– Three-course dinner for the humans and a dog’s dinner for your pet on one night – served in the Piano Lounge
– £25 gift voucher for all pre-booked spa treatments (per room)
– Doggie bed, welcome letter and gift from hotel dog Puddle (a walking booklet)
Total cost: £254.00 paid 20/02/2017 (Guests: 2 adults, 1 dog )
You can still book this break through PetsPyjamas here (price and info subject to change and availability)
We thought that was an absolute steal of a price! So much was included for that and we were excited to secure our booking and count down the days till our first dog-friendly holiday.
When we arrived and after we’d checked in to our dog-friendly room (comfortable and more than adequate for us for two nights), we were served a scrumptious afternoon tea with King Louis by our side. It was lovely to sit back, relax, take in our surroundings and not feel anxious that we had a dog with us. All the staff there were friendly and made such a fuss of the dogs which was nice to see.
With booking through PetsPyjamas, they also went the extra mile and supplied King Louis with a welcome package on arrival in a dog bed provided by the hotel. This included some toys, treats and a travel water bowl. By them doing gestures such as this, it makes you feel like they really value yourself and most importantly your furry friend.
Exploring the Cotswolds
The weekend we were there was the last Bank Holiday in May and we were very lucky with the weather, so could happily explore the beautiful countryside on new and exciting dog walks. We also headed out quite a lot in our car, to the most Instagram worthy Cotswold villages, Stow-On-The-Wold and Bourton-On-The-Water. Both villages provided beautiful backdrops with stunning old Cotswold stone built buildings, with white picket fences and blossoming rose arch-ways over cottage front doors. I counted many a dream house there (I have always secretly wanted to live somewhere like the Cotswold).
We would most certainly visit this part of the world again soon and we couldn’t recommend it enough to fellow travellers and dog-owners like ourselves. Everywhere is dog-friendly there, people are welcoming, there is so much to explore and you leave feeling invigorated and inspired to what this country has to offer us.