Top 10 Dog-friendly Cottages in The Cotswolds

The Cotswolds has a myriad of gorgeous places to stay from dog-friendly cottages in pretty villages to lodges on country estates. Most are set in fabulous rural settings or in gorgeous villages. So, whether it’s a family gathering, a romantic getaway or a group of friends celebrating a milestone event we have the perfect dog-friendly Cotswolds escape for you! 

Water Meadow Cottage, Oxfordshire


This super luxurious two-hundred-year-old Cotswold hunting lodge is nestled on the edge of the River Evenlode on the Blenheim Palace Estate, home to the Duke of Marlborough and birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. This exclusive holiday retreat is the epitome of English country living and has been delightfully restored although maintaining many original features.

Bright and airy, the cottage has two charming beds and a delightful garden. You and your dog will love exploring the extensive parklands on the Blenheim Estate and visiting nearby Woodstock, Oxford and Stratford on Avon. Gourmet meals are also available on request.



The Hayloft, Great Tew


Perfect for large families or getaways with a group of friends, the Hay Loft in Oxfordshire is a wonderfully spacious, dog-friendly bolthole situated in the gorgeous village of Great Tew, set in the Cotswold Hills and close to Soho Farmhouse.

This beautiful English oak barn has a large living area, kitchen and dining room with floor-to-ceiling views, three bedrooms (sleeps six) and a 48-inch TV with Sky. Your furry friend will love the footpaths and country trails from the door with homemade biscuits on arrival! The  Hayloft is set on 14 acres for your dog to roam and your dog can rub noses with the owner’s adorable Labradors.  



Holly Lodge, Lakes by Yoo

For a truly dog-welcoming holiday, Holly Lodge in the Cotswolds on Longdoles Lake is a four-bedroom property with gorgeous views across the Lake and extensive entertaining space. With its sleek, minimalist decor, this stunning lakeside home from home offers total relaxation in a secluded setting.

Part of the stunning Lakes By Yoo estate, Holly Lodge is great for four-legged families, whether you’re looking for somewhere to relax, explore the local scenery – or both! The beautiful lakeside terrace makes for the perfect spot for al fresco dining and lounging on warm summer evenings.  

An ideal place for exploring the great outdoors, curious canines will love the scenic strolls around the lake and the ancient woodlands surrounding the estate. The estate itself offers various activities, including dog-friendly kayaking and sailing. The Cotswolds Wildlife Park and Gardens is also close by, which makes for a lovely doggy day out.   



Barn Owls, Lower Mill Estate

Situated on the Lower Mill Estate, just outside the market town of Cirencester, this fabulous lakeside barn-style property is a fantastic doggy destination for families and friends looking for a peaceful retreat in the Cotswolds. 

Set in 500 acres of private lakeside grounds, 300 of which belong to a nature reserve, there are wonderful walking opportunities right from the door. You’ll discover a series of lakeside trails, rivers and plenty of green spaces – perfect for adventurous canines who love stretching their legs. 

On the estate, there’s a luxury spa, bracing eco pool, two heated pools indoors and outdoors, a steam room, sauna, a library and a reading room. You can also enjoy yoga classes and use of the fitness suite, as well as guided bike rides, canoeing and paddleboarding.



Foxcote Grange, Gloucestershire


Located just outside Cheltenham and sleeping up to 12 guests, Foxcote Grange is a gorgeous Cotswold-stone country house, ideal for a week-long family getaway in the Cotswolds. Incredibly dog-friendly and perfect for the whole pack, there’s plenty to get tails wagging at this gorgeous property. 

Humans can enjoy the heated swimming pool, tennis court, croquet lawn and snooker table, as well as the supremely comfortable living spaces, fully-fitted kitchen and luxurious bedrooms. 

Furry friends can run and play in the large garden space, and when it’s time to explore, there are wonderful rural walks right from the doorstep, including the dog-friendly Cotswold Way. You can also hop aboard a Gloucestershire Warwickshire steam train with your pup, head to the gorgeous village of Broadway, or you can sniff out the market town of Cirencester and the village of Stow-on-the-Wold. 



The Tractor Shed at Great Tew, Oxfordshire 

Tucked away in our favourite part of the Cotswolds, the Tractor Shed is the perfect place for a romantic getaway for two with your furry friend in tow. An ultimate hound hideaway, the property is completely secluded, offering peace, quiet and relaxation in a beautiful rural setting. 

Enjoy cosy evenings in the living area, lovely dinners on the intimate patio, and romantic walks through the surrounding countryside. Set on 14 acres of grounds, there’s plenty for you and your curious canine to explore. Sociable hounds can also rub noses with the four resident Labradors, who love making new friends! 

There’s a village pub just a 15-minute stroll away, and the super stylish Soho Farmhouse is well within walking distance, too. The amazing Blenheim Palace is also only a 10-minute drive away – another great doggy day out. 



Lovedays Cottage, Painswick

Situated in the heart of the ancient village of Painswick – considered the Queen of the Cotswolds – this delightful pet-friendly cottage boasts a unique location. Sitting opposite the legendary churchyard, with the 99 magnificent trees, the property is truly one of a kind. 

Sleeping up to six in three double bedrooms, the property has two bathrooms arranged over two floors with two separate entertaining rooms: one, a cosy sitting room/dining room with a cosy log burning stove, the other a formal entertaining room with views of the church at the front and across the beautiful Valley to the rear, with a feature inglenook fireplace

Country-loving canines can enjoy lovely rural walks from the door as well as fabulous dog-friendly cafes, shops and pubs nearby. The cottage is also close to Cheltenham, Gloucester and a little further afield, Bath.



Bobtail Cottage, Gloucestershire


Located in stone outbuildings that were once the original stables of The King’s Arms, dog-friendly Bobtail Cottage in Gloucestershire has been designed with your comfort and relaxation in mind. Beautifully adorned with dark wooden beams, clawfoot bathtubs and brown leather sofas with sheepskin throws, you and your pet will easily make this cottage a home away from home!

Bobtail Cottage is perfect for families, friends and Fido – accommodating up to four people in its two bedrooms, and makes an ideal base from which to explore the rich landscape and historic landmarks of the Cotswolds with your furry friend.



The Grist Mill, Owlpen Manor, Gloucestershire


Nestled within the Owlpen valley in the Cotswolds lies The Grist Mill, a dog-friendly grade II listed water mill dating to 1728 in Gloucestershire. Having been carefully converted into a beautiful holiday cottage – with much of the original machinery still intact, guests can explore how the building used to work as a functioning mill which predates the industrial revolution.

The Grist Mill features a wood-burning stove, cosy warm bedrooms and antique furnishings throughout and has been sensitively decorated to reflect the rural location. With an open-plan living room and dining area, this gorgeous cottage is an excellent hub for family gatherings with furry friends.

Just 100 meters from the famous Tudor Manor house at Owlpen Manor, your dog will love the beautiful walks on the doorstep and the property’s very own enclosed garden. 



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