Spanning six English counties, The Cotswolds is the largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England and Wales, and the best way to explore is by foot (your pooch will be happy to hear).The Cotswolds Way is a 102 mile walking route where you can enjoy as little or as much of it as you like with quaint market towns and villages along the way as superb stop-off points. You’ll feel like you’ve gone back in time wandering past historic honey-coloured buildings built from traditional limestone. Bath – the end (or beginning) of the Cotswolds Way – is a testament to this architectural material, home to the stunning crescent-shaped row of houses known as ‘The Circus’.
The Cotswolds are a favourite for celebrities escaping London life, with the likes of Kate Moss often spotted walking her dog in the beautiful countryside. With fine gardens, stately homes and historic castles to explore, you’ll need a well-earned pint or cuppa afterwards at one of the many dog friendly pubs and cafes across the Cotswolds. Start your canine accompanied journey by finding a hotel that welcomes dogs with open arms. Here are 15 of the best pet-friendly hotels in the Cotswolds to choose from…
The Fish Hotel – funky luxe living on a 400-acre Cotswold estate
This uber stylish, 4-star country hotel which welcomes pets is set on a 400-acre estate, and offers a collection of quirky hotel houses and huts nestled in a hillside. Staying at this back to nature bolthole that features traditional bedrooms, upmarket suites, luxury huts and even designer treehouses, is a brilliant way to start your Cotswolds adventure. The Fish Hotel will welcome up to 2 medium-sized, well-behaved pooches in any of the dog-friendly rooms, that offer wooden floors and easy access to your car and the 400 acres of Cotswold countryside on your doorstep for those all-important dog walks. Dog bowls, treats and even a dog towel is included and your faithful friends are welcome to join you in the bar area.
- Prices from £130 per night.
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The Horse Guards – comfy, pet-friendly accommodation in an 18th Century Ale House
A quintessential mid-range Cotswold country pub, nestled in a tranquil village close to Malmesbury, The Horse Guards pet friendly Cotswolds hotel offers excellent food and drink and comfortable country style accommodation. This early 18th Century Ale House serves up traditional Cotswolds fare in beautiful surroundings, and offer 2 well-appointed bedrooms for visitors looking to stay. Dogs are welcome in each of the bedrooms and in most of the communal areas. Doggy diners are offered seats in the bar annex area away from the main dining area. The Horse Guards is surrounded by stunning Cotswold countryside so walks with your dog will be a successful affair.
- Prices from £95 per night.
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The Close Hotel – great food and high-end accommodation in the heart of the Cotswolds
Situated in the Tetbury area of Gloucestershire, The Close Hotel is a mid-range dog loving Cotswolds hotel offering refined lodgings in the heart of the area. Combining historical charm with modern elegance, visitors here can dine in the highly regarded restaurant, drink in the well-stocked bar and stay in the luxurious and highly appointed bedrooms. The beautiful manor house is surrounded by extensive grounds and gardens, and dogs are welcome to stay and have fun at The Close Hotel. Dog-friendly rooms are available upon request and furry friends are welcome in the bar and garden.
- Prices from £120 per night.
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Barnsley House Hotel – swim, sleep and stay at your very own Cotswolds countryside retreat
Barnsley House Hotel is an upscale, 4-star pet welcoming Cotswolds hotel offering elegant bedrooms, landscaped gardens, a refined restaurant, a heated outdoor pool, tennis courts and a cinema. Accommodation is ornate, with some of the grander bedrooms offering fireplaces, four-posters and private gardens. Dogs are welcome to pay a visit with their owners, and dog-friendly rooms are available on request in the Stableyard area, but are not permitted in the main house, dining areas or formal gardens. The Village Pub allows well-behaved dogs to remain with their owners whilst they drink or dine.
- Prices from £217 per night.
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The Bay Tree Hotel – refined elegance in beautiful Burford – the heart of the Cotswolds
Located just off of the main street of the beautiful town of Burford, The Bay Tree Hotel is a luxury 4-star dog friendly Cotswolds hotel housed in a traditional limestone house dated back as far as the 1560s. Elegant bedrooms feature antique furnishings whilst suites offer four posters and free-standing bathtubs. With original flagstone flooring and original lead windows, the ornate restaurant and bar area serves up fabulous food in sumptuous surroundings. Clean and well-behaved dogs are welcome to stay in specially designed dog-friendly rooms, and they are welcome to join their hungry owners in the bar or the garden.
- Prices from £125 per night.
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Crestow House – a luxury hotel nestled between the Cotswolds hills and Stow on The Wold
Crestow House is a luxury boutique Cotswolds hotel perfect for dog owners, set within a restored former Victorian manor house in the heart of the Cotswolds. Upscale interiors blend seamlessly with every modern convenience, whilst first class discrete service provides a laid back and relaxing experience for every visitor. Located in the village of Stow On The Wold, Crestow House is a luxury retreat surrounded by stunning countryside. Dogs are welcome and dog-friendly rooms are available upon request. If you are planning to visit with a large group of family or friends, find out more about the exclusive hire of the venue for you and yours and of course, your dogs too.
- Prices from £160 per night.
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Calcot Manor Hotel – a spa hotel with a difference in gorgeous Gloucestershire
Calcot Manor is an award-winning, 4-star spa hotel which allows dogs near Tetbury in Gloucestershire. Offering 35 individually-designed rooms set in 220 acres of beautiful Cotswolds meadowland, luxury comes as standard at Calcot Manor. Bedrooms are sleek, yet opulent with high-quality furnishings and luxury linen, while the restaurant offers first-class dining in upmarket surroundings. The hotel also offers The Gumstool Pub featuring fabulous pub grub in a cosy country inn setting. Four-legged friends are welcome in some of the bedrooms and the pub, and there is plenty of open countryside around for them to explore.
- Prices from £271 per night.
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The Broadway Hotel – traditional Cotswolds accommodation in an elegant upmarket hotel
Housed in a 16th-century building, The Broadway Hotel is a mid-range hotel which allows pets and features a traditional half-stone/half-timber facade. Bedrooms are elegant and refined and feature en-suite bathrooms, while upgraded suites have separate sitting areas and views across the gardens and nearby church. The onsite brasserie serves up a delicious fine dining menu, while the bar has high ceilings, a traditional minstrels gallery and a classic British pub grub menu. All of the bedrooms at The Broadway are dog-friendly but the ‘Jodami’ room has its very own enclosed garden if you want to keep them close by.
- Prices from £115 per night.
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No38 The Park – Stylish Regency townhouse accommodation in the upmarket city of Cheltenham
No38 The Park is a stunning, 4-star, Regency townhouse and pooch friendly hotel in the Cotswolds, offering stately interiors and a finely curated collection of antiques and art. All of the bedrooms are individually decorated and include artworks by British artists including David Hockney, Sir Peter Blake and Roni Stretch. Situated in Cheltenham, No38 The Park is close to local parks and tree-lined avenues all perfect for those all-important dog walks. Four-legged friends are welcome here and can expect to receive a few extra treats. Owners are advised to tell the hotel if they are planning on bringing their dog with them when they book.
- Prices from £126 per night.
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The Greenway Hotel & Spa – This superb spa hotel is the perfect place to unwind in the Cotwolds
This relaxing 4-star country house hotel which welcomes dogs is situated in a stunning position on the western fringes of the Cotswolds and close to the beautiful Crickley Hill. Elegant bedrooms offers high-quality furnishings and linens, while the restaurant with its first class food and magnificent gardens is a great place to relax and unwind. The Greenway Hotel also offers a very well equipped spa. Dogs are accepted by prior arrangement as not all rooms are dog-friendly. Your furry friend will be welcome in the lounge area and bar, but sadly not in the Brasserie or Restaurant.
- Prices from £188 per night.
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The Bear Of Rodborough Hotel – A coaching inn where you can see the cattle graze on a private spot in the Cotswolds
The Bear Of Rodborough Hotel is a traditional, mid-range coaching inn and pet friendly Cotswolds hotel set on a large common where visitors can see cattle grazing. A rambling old building has been transformed into a stylish and incredibly comfortable hotel that is particularly well suited to large families and big groups. Bedrooms are full of flamboyant touches, whilst the elegant Library restaurant serves up sophisticated brasserie food. There is also a very extensive bar which is popular with visitors and locals alike. Dogs are very much welcome here, and guests can even book their own Pawfect Package included a special breakfast for your dog and plenty of doggie treats and luxuries.
- Prices from £88 per night.
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The Hare & Hounds Hotel – 4-star luxury for you and your pooch
Surrounded by landscaped grounds and woodland as far as the eye can see, The Hare & Hounds is a high-end, 4-star pooch friendly hotel in the Cotswolds situated in a traditional stone building. With a sophisticated country-house style interior, bedrooms feature designer touches and have a relaxed ambience. There is a fine dining restaurant on site, and also a relaxed and friendly pub. Visitors bringing their dogs have a choice of dog-friendly bedrooms, and the pub even serves a dog-friendly menu including braised venison and liver and oat biscuits. Your dog will be treated to the same level of luxury as you are at The Hare & Hounds Hotel.
- Prices from £145 per night.
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Unicorn Aparthotel Suites – traditional Stow style accommodation offering separate living areas and plenty of Cotswold charm
This 17th-century stone inn is a dog welcoming Cotswolds hotel, has been carefully converted to offer a selection of well-appointed mid-range suites, in the stunning town of Stow-on-the-Wold. Suites are decorated in a classical style and feature en-suite bathrooms, fitted kitchens and cosy living rooms. The Unicorn Aparthotel Suites are also eco-friendly with all the electricity being supplied by alternative energy sources, and not hydrocarbons. The original coaching Inn serves as a traditional pub offering flagstone flooring, exposed beams, an inglenook fireplace and a very warm welcome. Dogs are welcome in the suites and the pub.
- Prices from £90 per night.
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Lords Of The Manor – An AA Top 200 Hotel in the UK, this hotel really is good enough for royalty
Housed in a former Cotswold stone rectory, Lords Of The Manor is an upmarket 4-star pooch friendly hotel in the quaint Cotswold village of Upper Slaughter close to both Bourton-on-the-Water and Stow-on-the-Wold. Interiors are plush and the bedrooms are beautiful. Set in 8 acres of lawned grounds, there are plenty of places to explore without even having to even leave the hotel environs. Dogs are able to sleep in specially prepared rooms that come equipped with comfortable blankets, tasty treats and a range of toys, and will be provided with homemade biscuits as well as plenty of rural, outdoor space to explore.
- Prices from £160 per night.
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The Shaven Crown Hotel – a historic inn dating back to the 14th century
Originally founded over 700 years ago, the Shaven Crown Hotel is a medieval hostelry with oodles of charm and country character. Step inside to find open fires, real ales and lots of yummy homemade food, as well as well appointed bedrooms full of sumptuous linens and luxury touches. Located in the beautiful village of Shipton under Wychwood, you and your dog can enjoy walks along the cobbled streets or long hikes through some of the most beautiful countryside in the whole of the UK. The towns of Burford, Witney, Cheltenham and Oxford are also close by. As a furry-friend friendly Cotswolds hotel, dog-friendly rooms are available and they are also welcome to join you in the bar.
- Prices from £95 per night.
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