Wiltshire has a myriad of picturesque places to stay from dog-friendly cottages in pretty villages to thatched cottage hideaways nestled in the wonderful countryside. Most are set in fabulous rural settings or in gorgeous villages. Whether it’s a romantic getaway, family gathering or group of friends celebrating a milestone event with furry friends in tow, we have the perfect dog-friendly Wiltshire escape for you!
The Old Swill House, Wiltshire
Tucked away on a grassland farm, The Old Swill House is a wonderful two bedroom, dog-friendly home. Converted from a listed stone tiled farm building dating back 300 years, it retains all its original features and provides a couple or family of four with a stylish base for a countryside escape. With vaulted ceilings, beams and wood burning stove it is beautifully furnished. Close to dog-friendly Bowood house and gardens, Avebury and the Marlborough Downs are also close at hand.
A charming two bedroom dog-friendly cottage sitting just above Castle Combe, Well Cottage offers a romantic getaway or family retreat. Attractively decorated this 16c cottage has an inglenook fireplace with woodburning stove, squashy sofas, wood beams and country style kitchen. It has a large enclosed garden as well as a seating area outside for dining al fresco. There is a footpath from the door to the heart of Castle Combe and Country House Hotel and Bar are just a short walk away.
Ideal for couples or friends holidaying together, this beautiful 18c mill house is a great location for exploring Wiltshire, Dorset and Somerset with your four legged friend in tow. With four bedrooms, the house has a charming farmhouse style kitchen with Aga, sitting room with open fire and wood flooring as well as a lawned garden and patio. Two minutes from the charming market town of Marlborough, it is also close to the Ridgeway, Avebury and Savernake Forest and Stourhead.
A great base from which to explore Salisbury and the surrounding countryside, this three bedroom dog-friendly converted barn has vaulted ceilings, oak beams, stone and tile flooring. There is an attractive kitchen area, living room and dining area with doors leading to a garden. Situated just outside of the mediaeval cathedral city of Salisbury, it is also close to the iconic prehistoric stone circle of Stonehenge, which stands on the grassland of Salisbury Plain. Hound Wood and Blackmoor Copse are close by.
This delightful four bedroom property is ideal for a group of family or friends with a hound in tow in the fabulous Chalke Valley – a great area for country strolls with your four legged friend. With stylish interiors, there’s a fabulous kitchen, comfy sitting room with wood burning stove. Situated in the delightful village of Broad Chalke, with a multitude of footpaths on the doorstep and the wonderful walk up to Ox Drove on the chalk ridge is recommended.
A delightful dog-friendly cottage with wood burner, ideal for Wiltshire, Berkshire and Bradford on Avon canals. With open plan living space, beams and wood burning stove, it also has a delightful garden with fabulous countryside views. Converted into a comfortable holiday cottage, the cottage stands in the grounds of the owners’ working farm where the chickens and pigs are a delight to watch in their free range enclosures. With many footpaths from the door it is also close to the picturesque villages of Lacock and Castle Combe. Adjoining properties can be booked for larger parties.
Fancy a romantic getaway? The Carthouse is the ideal base from which to explore the Wiltshire countryside with your energetic four-legged friend. The sitting room has a double sofa, TV, wood burner and beamed ceiling with french doors leading to the garden. Peacefully set amidst meadows and woodland on the edge of the village, this delightful and spacious converted barn is within easy reach of the Cotswolds, Bath, Stonehenge, Westonbirt Arboretum and Malmesbury’s 12th-century abbey and gardens.
Oxen Cottage is a two bedroom, dog-friendly cottage located on Nables Farm, an award-winning organic farm on the edge of Upper Seagry, only six miles from the ancient town of Malmesbury. Tucked away in a small valley, the cottage has been beautifully renovated with original features such as vaulted ceilings and exposed oak beams throughout, making a comfortable base for groups of families and friends with a dog. This two-bedroom single-story cottage is situated close to footpaths and bridleways and Malmsbury and Westonbirt Arboretum close by.
Cosy Cot is a delightful dog-friendly, three bedroom country cottage in Stapleford, near the historic village church. A brick pathway leads to a thatched entrance porch which opens to a cosy living room with two sofas, TV, inglenook fireplace, a ‘shaker style’ fitted kitchen with two king-size bedrooms and one twin bedroom. This cottage is a short walk from the local pub The Pelican Inn and has magnificent views of the countryside and several footpaths and bridleways leading to other picturesque villages.
This attractive three bedroom holiday cottage is surrounded by picturesque villages and is situated on the banks of the trout filled River Avon. With a spacious living room, open fire and wooden floors throughout it has three bedrooms and a gorgeous lawned garden. Walk with your dog to the picturesque villages close by and to Heale House with its eight acres of beautiful gardens. Nearby is Stonehenge, and Salisbury with its dog-friendly cathedral.