Last weekend we started January as we mean to go on by heading off on a little adventure with the Pugs to Wales. As I didn't get to spend Christmas with Paul or the Pugs we decided to book somewhere for the four of us for the new year and the criteria was simple - must take dogs and must have a hot tub. Our search didn't bring up too many options but that's okay, the cottage we found was a real gem! We stayed here, a traditional cottage near the beach at Llanon in Ceredigion.
Our stay was exactly what we both needed (although staying one more night would have been the icing on the cake!) It was the perfect size for the two of us and Lily and Lola, decorated in a shabby chic style with nautical touches here and there. The cottage consisted of an open kitchen/dining/living room space, a double bedroom with en suite (complete with a 'bath with legs'), a small outside space, and a hot tub at the back of the cottage. The living area has a log burning fire which really enhances the cosy feel of the cottage (and it kept Paul out of mischief as he was determined to keep it burning for more than 5 minutes!)
We didn't do a whole lot of exploring, apart from a couple of walks to the beach with the dogs and a brief visit to Aberystwyth (props to me for spelling that right first time without cheating!), because our cottage was so homely and it felt such a shame to leave it. We were happy to spend all our time there; watching telly, reading, sleeping, cooking, drinking, and of course, trying out the hot tub. I could seriously get used to having a glass of fizz in a hot tub of an evening looking up at the stars and chatting away with such good company.
It was a long old drive for us from Sheffield so if/when we go back (which we would love to) we will stay for 3 or 4 nights instead of 2 to really make the most of it. That way we would get a bit more time to explore the nearby areas and take the dogs out on some more adventures. It's not often they get to paddle in the sea!
If you have stayed in any dog-friendly holiday homes/cottages that aren't too far from Yorkshire please do let me know!