The clocks have sprung forward, the sun is starting to make more of a regular appearance and your dog is wagging its tail more excitedly as we make our way to the summer months. All of that adds up to one thing, you should be planning your Cotswold stay and what better way to explore this Area of Outstanding natural beauty than by booking yourself into a picturesque Cotswold cottage. We've made your job of finding the perfect place a easier with our dog friendly cottages page.
Below we detail some of the best dog friendly cottages the area has to offer and how they cater for their doggy visitors.
Rofield Barn - Lower Apperley
Owned by Jeremy and Hazel, this luxuriously converted spacious barn in Lower Apperley has the added benefit of being dog friendly at no extra cost. Pooches stay for free as long as owners can pay for themselves! Rofield Barn is situated in Gloucestershire’s Severn Vale, set amongst the spectacular sight of acres upon acres of unspoilt Cotswold countryside. The self catering holiday home is close to many dog friendly pubs in the area, so you aren’t limited where you can go if you do fancy dining out. It’s the perfect place to stay if your four legged friend is an enthusiastic explorer, there is a wetland reserve close by, the River Severn less than a mile away and lots of farmland to traverse!
Rose Cottage - Stow-On-The-Wold
Rose Cottage in Stow On The Wold is situated on Well Lane, one end of which is close to the town centre, while the other end narrows and leads to a still unspoiled well dating back to Roman Times. Lots of dog-walkers stop here for a rest before going onto a horse trough and eventually, for serious walkers, a footpath leading to Broadwell. Stow on the Wold has many dog-friendly establishments and places to walk dogs.
Rose Cottage itself has a good sized and fully enclosed lawn to the front. Pets can be kept away from the pond with an expandable fence. To the rear there is a very small garden with high walls accessible only via a door in the utility room which can be left open for pets while owners/staff are out having a drink or meal in one of the many pubs and restaurants within walking distance.
They provide spare bits and pieces (just in case) like bowls, poop bags (to keep the lawn nice), leads, and old towels for wet fur, as well as dog treats on arrival. Owners Barry & Dianne love animals and we want your dog to enjoy their stay at Rose Cottage as much as you do.
Luxury In The Cotswolds - Great Tew
At this lovely cottage in Great Tew they do all the simple things right and throw in tempting extras! Visitors are provided with dog leads, dog bowls and clean up bags just in case our dog guests forget to pack theirs. A real clincher for your furry friend though is that they will be treated to organic home-made peanut butter biscuits, after all the humans get cake!
Lemon Tree Cottage - Broadway
The beautiful Lemon Tree Cottage in picture book Cotswold village Broadway is run by dog owners so they know all about looking after four legged friends. All dogs get complimentary treats on arrival and the additional dog fee is kept to just £10. Visitors to the cottage also receive a FAQ sheet that details dog friendly ideas in the area too. Any visitors can soon become stars as they upload photos of any doggy guests onto the gallery on their website.
Sudeley Castle Cottage - Sudeley
The goal at Sudeley Castle Cottage is to provide high quality, luxury accommodation for guests to enjoy. Five of their thirteen cottages are pet-friendly with the aim to make yours and your dog’s stay as enjoyable as possible this is done by providing maps and guides for lots of walks from your front door as well as further afield. Which also lists dog friendly pubs in the area, great for pooch and owner. For the practical side of things there is an outside bin for bagged mess and stair gates are available on request to help keep your explorer out of certain rooms. Also helpfully in all of this information owners can find contact details for local vets and pet supply shops.
The Pinetum - Churcham
The Pinetum is a stunning cottage in the beautiful location of Churcham. They are cared for in all the ways you would come to expect from a dog friendly cottage but one of the biggest benefits of the cottage has to be its locations, where there are many varied walks in protected woodland with no roads to worry about, sure to impress the pup before relaxing back at the cottage.
Mulberry Cottages have a wonderful choice of over 30 houses in the Cotswolds that are pet friendly. If you looking for wonderful countryside settings or to be in the hustle and bustle of the towns Mulberry Cottages offers it all. Every cottage offers something different for your four legged friends, from custom made dog beds, treats and lovely gardens for them to run around in.
Fairlie Cottage - Bourton-on-the-Water
Fairlie Cottage is a charming period stone property situated on the banks of the River Windrush in the heart of Bourton-on-the-Water. The Cotswolds region is well endowed with public rights of way over the rolling hills and hidden valleys and an overwhelming choice of visitor attractions that you can share with your dog. After a long walk on a warm summer’s day how nice for your dog to cool down in the shallow river before laying in the secluded and enclosed back garden to dry off and rest.
Laburnum Cottage - Broadway
The pet-friendly Laburnum Cottage is ideal for dogs and their owners who like plenty of outdoor space to explore while on holiday, It is situated near the 11th century St Eadburgha’s Church in the old part of the village of Broadway, only a short 15 minute walk to the main high street. On the cottage doorstep is a panorama of patchwork Cotswold countryside, perfect if you’re looking to get outside and exercise those legs! Quietly situated up a private driveway with private parking and its own secure garden, your dog can roam free outside while you're cosied up and care-free up in front of the open log fire. Perfect for man and Milo!
Honeypot Cottages - Chipping Campden
The Honeypot cottage is an ideal dog-friendly retreat with beautiful exposed beams, stone walls and a log burning stove, combined with large sofas to cosy up in, travelling dogs will just love this home from home. The Cottage provides an excellent base for walking, touring the Cotswolds or simply enjoying the many pet friendly pubs, shops and local attractions that Chipping Campden has to offer. Visit the Honeypot and your canine chum won't be disappointed!