As doggy destinations go, the Cotswolds is up there with the very best. Home to fabulous countryside walks, magical woodlands, and charming villages, the Cotswolds is one of the dog-friendliest places in the UK. Best of all, it’s just an hour and a half to two hours from London!
There are plenty of wonderful dog-friendly places to stay in the Cotswolds, but to help you find the perfect property for you and your best furry friend, we’ve sniffed out our favourites. Suitable for all breeds and budgets, these hotels are truly dog-welcoming, with some coming with exclusive PetsPyjamas offers attached.
From luxury country house spa hotels with Michelin star restaurants to enchanting Castles, grand manor houses and cosy country pubs nestled away in picture-perfect Cotswolds villages, here are the 10 best dog-friendly hotels in the Cotswolds.
The Lygon Arms, Worcestershire
This delightful 16th-century former coaching inn is set within three acres of gorgeous grounds in the charming village of Broadway. This luxury dog-friendly hotel makes the perfect base for pets and owners to explore the Cotswolds.
There is an enclosed garden for your dog to play in, roaring log fires, doggy walks from the doorstep plus a fabulous spa, with a swimming pool and jacuzzi plus a wonderful range of spa treatments. On top of all that, your dog can expect a wonderful waggy welcome!
PetsPyjamas Exclusive Package: Le Chameau Dog Stay from £340 (2 adults & 1 dog). Pet Perk: Overnight stay, bed and breakfast, Chameau dog bed and bowl for your dog to take home, doggy treats.
The Fish Hotel, Worcestershire
Nestled in a hillside, within the 400-acre Farncombe Estate on the edge of the delightful Broadway village, this back-to-nature bolthole offers style, comfort and luxury for pets and their owners. The Fish Hotel is made up of a quirky collection of hotel houses, magical treehouses and luxury huts, all of which are super stylish and incredibly dog-friendly.
Given its fabulous rural location; surrounded by enchanting forests and an abundance of fantastic walking routes, the hotel serves as a true gateway to a world of outdoor adventure, making it a superb destination for a dog-friendly holiday in the Cotswolds.
The Hare & Hounds Hotel, Gloucestershire
The Hare & Hounds Hotel is a magnificent dog-friendly hotel situated in the charming market town of Tetbury. This beautiful country house is filled with indulgent delights, from first-class food and fine wines to luxurious bedrooms and a host of cosy snugs and lounges.
Your trusty hound can expect wonderful walkies right from the door of the hotel, whether it be a leisurely stroll around the secret wilderness of the English country garden, or embark upon an adventure through the wild woodlands that surround the hotel grounds.
The lovely hotel staff will provide humans and furry plus ones with a map to explore all the local walking opportunities around the town and the gorgeous countryside beyond. Tetbury has an abundance of dog-friendly antique shops, restaurants and cafes where your dog will be truly welcomed. We highly recommend the Royal Oak and Cafe 53! The wonderful dog-friendly Westonbirt Arboretum is also well worth a visit.
PetsPyjamas Exclusive offer: from £150
Pet Perks: Two-course dinner, a glass of Prosecco, breakfast for you and your dog
Thornbury Castle, Gloucestershire
If you’re looking for somewhere extra special for you and your pup to stay in the Cotswolds, Thornbury Castle makes a perfect choice. Steeped in character and history, this 16th-century Tudor Castle turned hotel once famously welcomed Henry VIII and his bride Ann Boleyn. Maintaining its distinct regal style and offering amazing, baronial dog-friendly bedrooms, four-legged friends are made to feel like canine royalty.
Set on 14 acres of stunning, unspoilt grounds, there’s plenty for you and your curious canine to explore. Take a stroll around the vineyard and kitchen garden, or take your pick from the range of outdoor activities available, like archery and croquet. For a nice dog-friendly day out, you can visit the lovely town of Thornbury as well as the market town of Tetbury and Stow-on-the-Wold.
As part of the wonderful dog-friendly atmosphere that radiates throughout, the hotel allows dogs to dine in the restaurant, offering furry guests a cooked breakfast and pet sitting services at reception.
The Kings Arms, Gloucestershire
Located in the charming village of Didmarton, this traditional country inn offers cosy, comfortable, dog-friendly accommodation right in the heart of the stunning Cotswolds countryside.
Originally the stables of the original King’s Arms in the 17th-century, the inn and its pet-friendly cottages are full of character, featuring wooden beams, luxury furniture and king-sized four-poster beds to combine modern comfort with rustic elegance. The hotel and its staff are extremely dog-welcoming – your dog will be welcome to dine with you and may even be offered some Snuffle Dog Beer served in the bar!
The Kings Arms is an ideal base from which to explore the rich landscape of the Cotswolds, with its prime location enabling you and your furry friend to enjoy some fabulous walks right from the doorstep. There’s an abundance of winding pathways and walking trails that criss-cross through the breathtaking countryside, so there’s plenty to discover! The Badminton Estate is nearby, whilst the market town of Tetbury and the dog-friendly Westonbirt Arboretum are well within reach, too.
Whatley Manor Hotel & Spa, Wiltshire
Originally built in the 19th century, the dog-friendly Whatley Manor Hotel & Spa in Wiltshire has been beautifully restored into a luxury five-star dog-friendly hotel and spa.
Set three miles outside the ancient town of Malmesbury, Whatley Manor’s fabulous Cotswold location will provide your pooch with a plethora of walks, and give you the opportunity to totally switch off. Stroll around the beautiful 12-acre grounds of the hotel and then relax in any of the Whatley Manor’s lounges with your pooch.
Enjoy a fine dining experience at the Michelin-starred restaurant and check out the fabulous spa. Westonbirt Arboretum and Cotswold Water Park are both nearby and great for days out with your pooch.
Homewood Hotel & Spa, Somerset
Nestled within the 10-acres of beautiful gardens and grounds, Homewood Hotel & Spa is a superb dog-friendly destination located just outside of Bath, on the edge of the Cotswolds. The hotel offers privacy, serenity and above all, luxury and makes the perfect retreat for you and your trusty hound.
Expect the very best of contemporary design alongside historic elements such as wooden floors, inviting roaring log fires and antique paintings. Dating back to the 13th-century, modern-day Homewood Park offers luxurious bedrooms and suites, a relaxed restaurant and a luxury spa with a hydrotherapy pool, sauna, steam room and heated outside swimming pool.
Set among the honey-coloured villages and gently rolling hills of The Cotswolds, De Vere Cotswold Water Park is a unique dog-friendly hotel, situated in the heart of the 152 lakes that spread across the stunning Cotswolds Water Park. The perfect place to unwind with your best furry friend in tow, the hotel’s collection of stylish rooms and apartments offers the perfect sanctuary for both pets and humans.
There is a fabulous gym and spa which includes a spa hydro swimming pool, sauna and steam room, ideal for unwinding after adventurous walkies with your hound. With extensive grounds for your dog to explore, home to nature reserves and alive with wildlife, De Vere Cotswold Water Park really does offer a wonderful rural retreat from the outside world.
Charingworth Manor Hotel, Gloucestershire
Dog-friendly Charingworth Manor in Gloucestershire is a beautiful 14th-century manor house in the Cotswolds. With newly refurbished guest rooms, a luxurious spa, and the intimate John Greville Restaurant, you couldn’t ask for more in a dog-welcoming stay.
If that wasn’t enough, the Manor is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty where you and your canine friend can lose yourselves in the miles and miles of footpaths that trail through this breathtaking ancient landscape. Head to nearby Dover’s Hill, a natural amphitheatre on a spur of the Cotswolds, for stunning views of the surrounding scenery.
The Manor House Hotel, Wiltshire
The Manor House Hotel is a luxury dog-friendly country house and golf club on the southern edge of the Cotswolds in Castle Combe, Wiltshire. The hotel dates back to the 14th-century and boasts many original features as well as fabulous individually designed bedrooms and suites, located in both the main house and the lovely dog-friendly Mews Cottages.
The Michelin-starred Bybrook restaurant enjoys a gorgeous setting and makes the most of the seasonal fayre from the kitchen garden. The hotel also has its very own village pub, The Castle Inn, located just a bone’s throw away, where you are welcome to dine with your trusty hound. Nestled within 365-acres of woodland and parkland, your pooch will love exploring the gardens and countryside beyond.
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