One of England’s most picturesque spots, the Cotswolds, a range that spans across several counties, offers a myriad of attractions for all visitors, including our beloved four-legged companions. With rolling hills, charming villages, and miles of walking paths, it’s a dog’s paradise. In this local’s guide, we’ll help you discover some of the top dog-friendly accommodations in the area to ensure a memorable and stress-free stay with your canine friend.
The Woolpack Inn, Stroud
This traditional and rustic Cotswold stone inn dates back to the 1670s. With its dog-friendly rooms, it’s a comfortable place to rest after exploring the picturesque Rodborough Common. You and your furry companion can relax by the open fire in winter or enjoy the beer garden in the summer. They even offer homemade dog biscuits.
Cotswold House Hotel & Spa, Chipping Campden
This elegant, Regency townhouse hotel in the heart of Chipping Campden is perfect for those who want to explore the north Cotswolds with their pooch. They offer dog-friendly rooms and a stunning two-acre garden for your dog to explore. The hotel staff can recommend local dog-friendly pubs, cafes, and walking routes.
Cottages2Love, The idyllic retreat nestled in the heart of the Cotswolds
Their collection includes two charming options. First, there’s the Tiesel Cottage, set amidst lush landscapes and offering a cozy sanctuary for four guests. With two inviting bedrooms, two comfortable beds, and one-and-a-half baths, this quintessential Cotswolds haven blends rustic charm with modern amenities. Next is the Truffles Cottage, a quaint stone building that exudes rustic elegance. Providing a perfect blend of old-world charm and contemporary convenience, this cottage also accommodates four guests in two bedrooms and is equipped with one-and-a-half baths. Both cottages create an atmosphere of warmth and tranquility that mirrors the breathtaking Cotswolds surroundings, making them perfect for families, couples, or friends seeking a serene getaway.
The Fish Hotel, Broadway
Nestled within the 400-acre Farncombe Estate, The Fish Hotel is an ideal retreat for nature-loving dogs and their owners. With several dog-friendly rooms and dedicated outdoor washing stations, it’s perfect for muddy paws after a day’s adventure. They also offer ‘Dogs Dinners’ from the bar menu and a selection of doggy treats.
Bruern Cottages, Chipping Norton
For a self-catering option, Bruern Cottages offer a selection of dog-friendly luxury cottages. Complete with enclosed gardens and located near various walking paths, these cottages make an ideal base for exploring the Cotswolds. They provide doggy hampers, which include treats, towels, and poop bags, ensuring your pet feels as welcome as you do.
Calcot & Spa, Tetbury
Calcot offers family suites that welcome dogs and has about 220 acres of meadowland for them to run around in. Dogs are welcome in the Gumstool Inn, the hotel’s dog-friendly dining pub. Dog sitting services are available if you fancy a meal in their Conservatory restaurant or a trip to the spa.
The Kingham Plough, Chipping Norton
This stylish yet comfortable gastro pub with rooms has a warm and welcoming atmosphere for both you and your pet. Your dog can join you for dinner in the pub, and there are numerous beautiful walks in the vicinity to enjoy together.
No 38 The Park, Cheltenham
An elegant townhouse in the heart of Cheltenham, No 38 The Park offers several dog-friendly rooms, a garden, and plenty of dog-friendly pubs and parks nearby. They provide a doggy welcome pack that includes treats, a blanket, and a list of local walks.
Things to Remember
When booking your stay, be sure to inform the accommodations that you’ll be bringing your dog, as most places require prior notice. While most dog-friendly places are welcoming, they may have specific rules regarding areas off-limits to dogs, so it’s always best to check in advance.
The Cotswolds is a fabulous place to holiday with your dog. Its vast expanses of countryside, charming villages, and variety of dog-friendly accommodations mean that you and your pet can enjoy a relaxing and enriching vacation together. Always remember, though, as much as we love our pets, to respect the rules and regulations set by the accommodation and keep our pets on a lead when near livestock or wildlife to ensure a happy stay for everyone. Happy travelling!