Our Puppy Friendly Weekend Away

Thursday, 26 June 2014


Over the Weekend I, along with Argos Pet Insurance, decided to treat my boys to a Weekend away. The sun was shining, the weather was sweet, and we had a jam packed weekend planned. We're both spending so much of our holiday allowance on our wedding trip in October, but having to wait that long has been hard, so the odd trip here and there is the perfect way to relax and get away from it all.

We started at Durdle Door, and Lulworth Cove, some where I adore and has huge love from my childhood too. We spent the morning on the beach, which are Dog friendly all year round, soaking up the sun and splashing in the sea.

We made our way to Lulworth cove to explore, later in the afternoon. Finally getting to visit The Castle Inn, a cute pub that we've known for being dog friendly. The food was good and Severus enjoyed the beautiful beer garden. We also stopped off to get ice creams, and were pleasantly surprised that they sold the Billy + Margot Ice treat for dogs- we were all in for a yummy snack. 


Soon it was time to head off to the New Forest, where we were staying over night. I found a gorgeous dog friendly hotel in Brockenhurt, Balmer Lawn, which was perfect for what we needed. It over looked a cricket field, being grazed on my the (hundreds) of wild horses around the area, we had our own balcony and Sevvy had his own water bowl too. 
The hotel was a stunning 4 star, and although our room was classed as "budget" it was gorgeous and great for what we needed. Sev wasn't allowed on any furniture and we had to eat breakfast in the lounge area, but apart from that they were very welcoming and it was lovely to see so many four legged friends around. 

We visited a local pub for our evening meal, called the Rose & Crown, we were all very tired by this point but enjoyed the last of the sun in their wonderful garden, before heading back to the hotel for a very good sleep!

On Saturday we met up with our friend Tom, who is a keen photographer and so we took the chance to use his skills and the beautiful location and get some snaps during the day. 

We made our way to Burley and found some gorgeous locations, before heading off for lunch (yes, it's always about food!) at The White Buck. This had been recommended to me by my friend Hannah, and oh my, it was gorgeous. They also have dog friendly accommodation here, so I think we'll be trying this out next time. The food was wonderful, yet again the garden was gorgeous and the staff were giving more attention to Severus than any one else. 



After a quick dip in one of the streams it was time to say Good Bye and head back home. Never have I had such a wonderful 2 days, and fitted so much fun in. I adore our country when the sun shines, it's truly a beautiful place. Taking Severus with us was actually a lot easier that I had expected, and when I decided we'd be doing a doggy friendly trip I did a little research to know where how and who...and it all worked out perfectly. Having puppy insurance, especially when you go travelling with the woofers was a huge weight off my mind too. 
I feel so happy and refreshed, and Sev was such a good boy, so it always gives me a warm heart when I know he's doing all the right things (at least trying to, most of the time!)

I will be sharing more of the photos from our shoot with you soon, but here are a few sneak peeks ♥
                                                     


12 comments:

  1. Great post :) you dog is so cute and I just love his name :)
    Its great when places are pet friendly as it cant be very difficult with pooches in tow xx

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  2. Beautiful photos Steph! Looks like a lovely weekend away :) xx

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  3. oh my god, this is awesome! I'd love a doggy friendly trip away! :D

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  4. Awww lovely weekend! You have a great little family and I'm glad you managed to take your puppy along with you!

    Saskia / girlinbrogues.com

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  5. Gorgeous pictures and I love your dress! x

    Under Blue Lights

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  6. What a lovely weekend, sev is so cute, i adore him!i didn't realise there was really any doggy friendly places nearby.
    and that last photo is so cute, sev looks like the happiest dog ever.

    x x x

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  7. Gorgeous photos and perfect timing, we've been looking for something dog friendly to do this weekend, maybe we'll try our chances at Lulworth!
    Beautiful little family
    M x Life Outside London

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  8. such a cute pup! lovely photos, I take my dogs everywhere I can!
    x

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  9. This is such a lovely post! As a fellow dog lover, I always feel so favourable of dog friendly places. I'm now feeling rather inspired to take my little Jack Russell Terrier out for a day trip this weekend.

    Megan x

    www.talkingaboutm.com

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  10. This sounds absolutely perfect! I'd love to be able to go away with my dog, but as the owner of a very anti-social (and also car-sick) pooch, I daren't do it!

    Those photos are absolutely stunning too - loved this post!

    Steph xx
    Lay It Bare

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  11. Gorgeous photos, My heart melts every time I look at him so sweet! Id love to take my doggie away with me!

    www.thegoodowl.co.uk
    xo

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  12. Aw great post, we love taking our dog on holiday with us and this looks like the perfect place! Sevvy is so cute, he looks just like my dog Jasper :)

    I really need to get Jasp some of that ice cream, he's missing out!

    Jade x
    Beauty Butterfly | UK Beauty Blog

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