Home to fabulous countryside including the Wiltshire downs, canalside walks, magical woodlands and charming villages, Wiltshire is one of the most dog-friendly 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 Wiltshire, but to help you find the perfect property for you and your best furry friend, we’ve sniffed out 10 of our favourites. Suitable for all breeds and budgets, these dog-friendly hotels are truly dog-welcoming, with some featuring exclusive PetsPyjamas offers.
From luxury country house spa hotels with Michelin star restaurants to cosy country pubs nestled away in picture-perfect Wiltshire villages, here are the 10 best dog-friendly hotels in the Cotswolds.
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 five-star Michelin star dog-friendly hotel and spa. Set three miles outside the ancient town of Malmesbury, Whatley Manor’s fabulous Cotswold location will provide your pet with a plethora of walking opportunities. Perfect for a special escape, the hotel has a Michelin star restaurant, 12 acres of grounds and Westonbirt Arboretum on the doorstep.
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, including wattle and daub walls, original beams and panelling in the front hall dating back to the 17th-century. The hotel offers fabulous individually designed bedrooms and suites, located in both the main house and the lovely Mews Cottages nestled in 365 acres of grounds.
Located in the heart of picturesque Corsham, Wiltshire, the dog-friendly Methuen Arms is a charming Georgian coaching inn with nineteen newly renovated, stylish bedrooms, award-winning food and delicious Butcombe beer on tap. This cosy dog-friendly country pub with rooms is set immediately beside the stately home and beautiful grounds of Corsham Court where you can walk your dog and is just 10 miles from the enchanting city of Bath. Lacock Abbey and Castle Combe are also close by.
Timbrell’s Yard is a Grade II listed building, lovingly refurbished into a boutique hotel that sits along the River Avon in the centre of the magical town of Bradford-on-Avon. The hotel itself is a fabulous place to just eat, drink, walk and sleep with your hound in tow, and Bradford on Avon has a wealth of boutique shops with wonderful walks around town and river strolls along the Kennet and Avon Canal. After a day of doggy adventures, relax on the hotel terrace with a cool drink and doggy treats, whilst you both admire the gardens of Holy Trinity Church opposite.
Dog-friendly Widbrook Grange is an idyllic country farmhouse retreat located on the outskirts of Bradford on Avon. A grade II listed Georgian building, it is nestled amid 11 acres of beautiful gardens for your dog to play. The ensuite bedrooms have been individually designed in a rustic style with bespoke furnishings. A super dog-friendly atmosphere your dog can hang out with you in the bar, enjoy its own doggy afternoon tea or the hotel is also happy to organise a doggy birthday party.
Dog-friendly Woolley Grange in Wiltshire is a Jacobean manor house with 14 acres of grounds located just outside Bradford-on-Avon in Wiltshire, not far from Bath and Longleat. A luxury, family-friendly hotel, it is also perfect for pets with lovely grounds where your furry friend can run freely off the lead. There is an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, luxurious spa, play areas galore and even real-life chickens! All 25 bedrooms are quirky and individual, and the food is fabulous. After a busy day of dog walks, kick off your wellingtons and put your feet up in the sumptuous lounge with an afternoon tea in front of a roaring open log fire.
It makes perfect sense that Pettifers Hotel is dog-friendly as it used to be a veterinary apothecary in the 17th century! Today it is a beautifully converted Cotswold hotel, set in the pretty village of Crudwell just outside Malmesbury. The perfect Cotswolds dog-friendly getaway, Pettifers is within easy distance of many fabulous dog-friendly attractions including the Cotswold Water Park, Westonbirt Arboretum and the Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens. There’s a fabulous hour long walk from the door and the dog-friendly pub the Potting Shed is in the same village.
Located in the heart of picturesque Wroughton, the dog-friendly White Hart is a beautiful Grade II thatched 19th century pub with traditional comfy interiors and oodles with charm. The pub is situated on the outskirts of the North Wessex Downs, An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and perfect for strolls with your best furry friend in tow. They have a large beer garden – perfect for dining al fresco with your dog and a menu that focuses on local produce, seasonal ingredients, and behind the bar, they serve the award-winning Butcombe beer.
A Grade I listed dog-friendly The Old Bell Hotel is England’s oldest hotel and sits next to a 12th-century Abbey in the heart of the historic market town of Malmesbury. Restored to the height of elegance, glamour and English charm, this family-owned hotel is a romantic haven for lovers of fantastic food and cocktails. The bedrooms are individually designed and the Refectory and Bar provide the perfect place for relaxing after exploring the glorious Cotswold town on your doorstep. The dog-friendly market town of Tetbury is close by as well as Bath and Cirencester.
A gorgeous dog-friendly country house, the Guyers Hotel is idyllically located in six acres of beautiful grounds with plenty of space for your dog to explore. Each of the bedrooms is individually designed in traditional style and the hotel has a lovely warm atmosphere where you and your dog will feel instantly at home the moment you walk through the door. With a myriad of lovely walks from the door including the Corsham Lake loop, the hotel is under 10 miles from the dog-friendly city of Bath, and on the doorstep of the Cotswolds with its charming villages and market towns.