Dog-friendly winter breaks in Wales


28 November 2022
Looking to book a dog-friendly winter break? Wales has so many places to visit that you and your dog will be spoilt for choice.

The 14 regions of Wales have a varied and diverse landscape that will ensure you enjoy the perfect winter getaway.

Wales is home to three popular and breathtaking national parks — Snowdonia National Park in North Wales, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park in West Wales, and the Brecon Beacons National Park in Mid Wales.

They’re ideal for exploring with your dog and offer an escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. At Snowdonia there are 100 lakes, 90 mountain peaks, and 37 miles of beaches and coastline, plus the highest mountain in England and Wales.

Dogs will love the pretty lakes, waterfalls, valleys, and green open spaces of the rolling Welsh countryside during a visit to the Brecon Beacons National Park; it contains some of the most spectacular and diverse landscape in Europe.

Your winter break won't be complete without a visit to the coast and Wales’ Pembrokeshire Coast National Park is unique as Britain’s only national park which is predominantly coastal. The region of Pembrokeshire has spectacular stretches of coastline and picturesque villages, and dogs will enjoy the freedom and openness that this area brings.

Your Dog Members will be able to take advantage of the perks and discounts available on various accommodations. Take a look at these dog-friendly places to stay...

Craig-Y-Nos Castle

A dog-friendly venue situated within the Brecon Beacons with good food, great staff, good walks and thoroughly dog-friendly.

Craig Y Nos Castle is located halfway between Brecon and Swansea. Ideally located for walks with plenty of mountains and streams.

We offer a truly dog-friendly experience, with dogs allowed in the bar for drinks and food (sadly not in our function room)! A variety of dog friendly rooms, ample car parking - but the overriding reason to stay at Craig Y Nos Castle, is simply because we allow dogs everywhere and we offer a true dog friendly experience. 

MEMBERSHIP OFFER: Get 10% off your entire stay, simply state that you are a member when booking and show your card on arrival.

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Cwtch Farm Bed & Breakfast

Cwtch Farm a small cosy dog friendly B&B in the Upper Swansea Valley in South Wales. We are located on the South Western edge of the Brecon Beacon National Park and opposite the Black Mountain range and Carmarthen Fans. This is home of the popular Llyn Y Fan Fach and Fawr mountain lakes. 

Our property is a 200 year old cottage with panoramic views of the Black Mountain range from all our rooms. We also have three acres of land which is perfect for a relaxing morning stroll with the dog or watching the large amount of nesting birds we have in the area. We are also home to four miniature pigs, who love a good scratch. 

Dogs are welcome here in all our rooms and are treated as special guests. 

MEMBERSHIP OFFER: Dogs can stay for FREE for all Your Dog members (usually £10 per dog). Please state that you are a Your Dog member when booking, and present your membership card on arrival. 

Stallion Valley Holiday Cottages

Stallion Valley self catering holiday cottages is a tranquil rural hideaway centrally located near Llandysul in West Wales.

Stallion Valley is surrounded by fields, 3.5 acres of private grounds mature woodland and ponds. We have a large play paddock & barn with table tennis and pool etc.

Our cottages have stone floors (heated), leather sofas and stair gates. 3 or more dogs welcome.

MEMBERSHIP OFFER: Your Dog Members can get £50 off their booking, just quote Your Dog Magazine when booking and show your card on arrival. 

Brynygwin Country House & Cottages

Brynygwin Self Catering Country House & Cottages could hardly be better located. Safely within the Snowdonia National Park, it enjoys a completely rural setting with 5 acres of mature informal garden full of colourful shrubs and fine trees, fields to either side, 15 acres of woodland above, and a river for fishing just across the little road hidden below.

Yet, nestling way down beneath the mass of Cadair Idris (the 8-mile-long, 9-peak-high mountain range flanking Snowdonia’s scenic Mawddach estuary), it stands just one level mile west of the market town of Dolgellau and east of the picturesque estuary-head village of Penmaenpool, both accessible by road or trail.

MEMBERSHIP OFFER: Dogs can stay for FREE for all Your Dog members (usually £3 per pet, pet night). Please state that you are a Your Dog member when enquiring/making a booking, and present your Your Dog membership card on arrival.

Mulsford Glamping

Mulsford dog friendly Shepherds Hut and The Cabin. Both self catering accommodation on the North Wales/Cheshire border. Glorious views west towards the Welsh Hills in a quiet and utterly rural setting

Charming fully equipped Shepherds hut in a beautiful peaceful location. The Cabin is a large garden room at the top of a one acre private garden - both properties surrounded by fields, woods and streams. It has a shower room and toilet a short paved walk across the lawn. 

We have 2 elderly Ryeland sheep in the paddock to eat down the long grass; Ryelands were originally bred in the middle ages by monks in Herefordshire for their dark wool, our ladies are mainly decorative!

The surrounding countryside is quiet and rural with plenty of places to walk or cycle. 

MEMBERSHIP OFFER: Your Dog members can receive an exclusive offer of a free visit for all dogs - current charges are £12 per dog/visit. Please state that you are a Your Dog member when booking, and present your membership card on arrival.

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