10 Dog Friendly Holidays in the Cotswolds to Escape the World
The Cotswolds, famous for quintessential market towns and villages, rolling hills and award-winning cottages. This is a great destination to escape the world, by losing yourself in village lanes or soaking up the fresh country air. What’s more, it extends over 6 counties meaning it’s easy to get to from various parts of the UK.
There are a number of dog friendly holidays in the Cotswolds to suit all needs – from cosy cottages to luxurious hotels. We’ve picked 10 of our favourite dog friendly holidays to suit everyone’s taste.
Don’t forget, many places won’t be available until post-July 13, so you’ll have to wait a little while longer to book a break at some of these wonderful finds. Please check with Government Guidance before booking.
Waterside Holiday – Kingfisher Lodge
Cotswold Water Park
There’s nothing like heading to the lake for a peaceful break. This dog friendly holiday in the Cotswolds is located in the breathtaking Water Park near to Cirencester.
The Kingfisher Lodge is a wonderful holiday home, complete with all the home comforts wrapped in luxury. Boasting stunning lakeside views and a relaxing hot tub to soak them in.
It has three bedrooms so it is suitable for up to 6 guests and two dogs (three if they’re small).
Perfect For One Pooch – The Tractor Shed
The Tractor Shed is an idyllic dog friendly holiday in the Cotswolds, for two humans and one dog.
Set on a small working farm, this wonderful place offers a taste of rural life with all the creature comforts of home. From the quaint country kitchen to the luxurious bedroom suite, this place has all you need for the perfect getaway.
Surrounded by glorious countryside and breathtaking landscape, this place makes the real world seem a million miles away. It’s located just between the bustling market town of Moreton-in-Marsh and the delightful village of Bourton-on-the-Hill, you’ll find access to plenty of walking paths keeping you and the pooch in Cotswolds heaven.
Perfect for Multiple Dogs – Bells Cottage
Classic, thatched Cotswold cottage in the picturesque village of Alderton. This wonderful place makes it the perfect place to explore the Cotswolds, with famously fantastic villages and towns just a short drive away.
This peaceful dog friendly holiday in the Cotswolds is filled with all the old cottage charm but complete with the home-comforts you need to really unwind. Plenty of books to read, and our favourite part is there’s also a small diary from a lady who lived in the cottage over 100 years ago.
Perfect for two guests and upto three dogs.
Family of Four – Cider Press
We love this cosy single-story, stone barn located in the quiet village of Ilmington. This lovely area is a haven for breathtaking countryside walks, with scenic walks onto Ilmington Downs starting a few yards from the front door.
This wonderful Cider Press barn sleeps up to four guests and welcomes up to two dogs for a small additional charge. this dog friendly holiday in the Cotswolds is perfect for families who love to explore.
Two bedrooms available one double and one twin, both with en-suite bathrooms. The garden is enclosed and located next to a small stream, perfect for unwinding with a real cider in hand.
Dog Loving Hotel – Tewkesbury Park Hotel
A charming hotel set in beautiful gardens and rolling hills of Gloucestershire. You and your canine-companion can wander through plenty of walking routes here all on the doorstep – Malvern Hills is just a 10-minute walk away. There’s also a 10-acre field at the bottom of the drive, perfect for the off-lead zoomies.
All dog friendly rooms at the Tewkesbury Park Hotel have patio doors that open directly onto a grassy area equipped with a dog bin. Dogs also welcome in the piano lounge next to the reception, meaning you can grab a drink or bite to eat in-house.
Dogs are welcomed with a special pack from Puddle the resident pooch. Including a comfy bed and yummy treats.
Walking Haven – The Glen Cottage
Semi-detached part-thatched cottage nestled at the foot of the Cotswold hills. This charming place is surrounded by good walking countryside, lying in one of the UK’s designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
This delightful cottage offers a peaceful escape from the day-to-day joys that the modern world throws our way.
It’s suitable for up to five guests across three bedrooms and two dogs. No doubt they’ll be frolicking and living their best life throughout the countryside and enclosed garden.
What’s more, a complimentary hamper is included containing milk, tea, fresh coffee, bread, butter, eggs, juice, wine and cheese, along with other essential items to prepare a light snack or breakfast.
Luxurious Hotel – The Lygon Arms Hotel
This delightful coaching inn is steeped with history dating back to the 1300’s. It has over 80 rooms available and you can stay in the suite that King Charles I stayed the night before the Battles of Worcester.
This newly renovated, the luxurious hotel makes the perfect dog friendly holiday and a great base for exploring the Cotswolds. There are many walking routes on the doorstep to this wonderful place, so you and your pooch are set to have plenty of adventures.
There’s also an enclosed garden available for the dogs to stretch their legs and roaring log fires for them to snooze by. That’s not forgetting the humans, there’s a fabulous spa for you to unwind with swimming pool and jacuzzi.
Pooches are treated like royalty at the The Lygon Arms Hotel with a bed, bowl and dog biscuits!
Traditional Thatched For Two – Inglenook Cottage
This quaint chocolate-box cottage looks like something you would find on the front of a postcard. In fact, it has been featured on the front of a postcard. It’s around 300 years old and bursting with character.
Located in the idyllic village of Broad Campden, the Inglenook Cottage makes the perfect base for exploring picturesque walks amongst the Cotswolds, and quaint villages close-by.
It has all the things that make for a traditional cottage including exposed beams, a stone staircase and ancient wooden floorboards. But it’s been restored with modern appliances, a beautiful fitted wooden kitchen, and a cottage-style bathroom with shower.
This lovely place is perfect for two people and one dog.
Romantic Getaway – Dryhill Cottage
Just look at that view. This wonderful cottage creates a dreamy, romantic getaway for two plus your furry friend! Stylish cottage set in a wonderful rural location with views across to the Malvern Hills.
Your pooch will be frolicking in the Cotswold countryside, weaving in and out of the glorious greenery.
The cottage is close to the famous Cotswolds Way meaning access to some truly breathtaking walks.
Cottage For a Large Group – Rose Cottage
Located in the beautiful village of Westwell, just a couple of miles from gateway to the Cotswolds, Burford. This pretty cottage is surrounded by glorious gardens complete with plenty of roses.
This wonderful place is as rural as it gets, perfect for walking with the dog, and exploring some of the lesser-known areas of the Cotswolds.
This lovely place sleeps up to 8 guests with 4 bedrooms – two dogs are welcome to join.
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