Nothing comes between a man and his dog and luckily for us, the UK recognises that. The Cotswolds is the perfect place for dog lovers, rolling green hills, beautiful views, cosy pubs and a lot of dog-friendly hotels!
Lygon Arms, Broadway
The Lygon Arms is one of the most well-known properties in the whole of the Cotswolds thanks to its celebrity guest list and tip-top service, but did you know you can take your dog along with you too?
The hotel once hosted King Charles I and Oliver Cromwell so a lot of history comes with it, its multi-million-pound refurbishment has made sure to enhance all its quirky characteristics rather than hide so guests can expect to see roaring open fires, a dining room that would rival Hogwarts and beautiful exposed beam ceilings.
Pet beds will magically appear in your room on arrival and of course, treats are provided too. Your pup can join you for meals in the Lygon Bar or the Lygon lounges where there are some gorgeous spots for your pooch to curl up and go to sleep. A muddy paws station is located in the courtyard so you can wash your dog down after a long country walk.
Prices start at £195 per night, click here to book.
The Manor House Hotel, Castle Combe
Located in the heart of England’s prettiest village, the Manor House Hotel in Castle Combe boasts 365 acres of parkland for your four-legged pal to trot around in, your dog will even be offered his/her very own goodie bag.
Doggys are not allowed in the main hotel restaurant but guests are welcome to bring them along to the Castle Inn, the estate’s very own pub offering morning coffee through to delicious dinners.
The Manor House is a 14th Century luxury hotel and golf club with beautifully indulgent suites where no two are the same, guests have the option of choosing their own pillow from a menu, including a comforting pregnancy pillow for expectant mothers!
Prices start at £300 per night, click here to book.
The Fish, nr Broadway
Located in the heart of the countryside, the Fish hotel is a haven for dogs and their owners. Small and medium-sized dogs over one year are welcome in a number of dog-friendly rooms with wooden floors and easy car access. At just £30 per dog per stay, pet pooches can indulge in some delicious treats before retiring to a cosy dog bed, they will even be treated to their own towel so you don’t need to worry about messing up yours!
Dogs are unable to join you in the hotel restaurant but can sit with you in the relaxing bar and lounge where you can enjoy dishes from the bar menu. Much to every dog’s delight, the Fish boasts its own agility course and doggy afternoon tea is also available for £19.50 per pooch.
There are a number of quirky rooms spread out, including 5 Hilly Huts and 3 Treehouses (dog friendly) nestled into the woodland and 5 new Hideaway Huts.
Prices start at £180 per night, click here to book.
Killingworth Castle, nr Woodstock
Located on the edge of the Cotswolds close to the town of Woodstock, the Killingworth Castle is the perfect place to settle down for the night after a day exploring Blenheim Palace. At just £10 per dog, the Killingworth offers the best value package for bringing your pooch along, and with that, he can make the use of his own basket, blankets & bowl along and of course some scrummy treats.
This old coaching inn dates back to the 17th century and laid derelict for over a year before Jim and Claire Alexander rescued it and refurbished the property in 2012, creating an ultra-cosy English home from home with award-winning food and a popular pub.
Prices start at £119 per night, click here to book.
The Wheatsheaf Inn, Northleach
Nowhere have I felt more welcome with my naughty little puppy than at The Wheatsheaf Inn, where staff spotted the signs of a brewing meltdown in me whilst I tried to control my 5 month old excitable cocker spaniel from jumping on the restaurant table.
The 17th-century coaching inn boasts a central position in the Cotswolds in the bustling village of Northleach. Dogs are welcomed with their very own goody bag whilst you will be greeted with a glass of chilled champagne and thanks to the gorgeous smelling dog shampoo you are offered, your pet pooch will end the day smelling better than ever!
Dogs are happily invited into the bar, the restaurant and can trot around the gardens, late checkout at 1pm means you can take pupster out in for a morning walk and not have to worry about racing back.
Prices start at £88 per night, click here to book.
Widbrook Grange, nr Bradford on Avon
Housed in a grade II listed Georgian farmhouse and surrounded by 11 acres of gardens, Widbrook Grange is the ideal place to stay for those visiting the picturesque town of Bradford on Avon in Wiltshire. At just £15 per night, pets are allowed in the suites, classic double rooms and family rooms. A comfy doggy bed is provided as well as a selection of tasty treats!
Whilst pups aren’t allowed in the main restaurant, guests have the option of dining in the conservatory with their furry companions. You can also enjoy a doggy afternoon tea which is served daily between 12-5pm at £10.50 per pooch. This includes a tennis ball to take home, choice of Lily’s Kitchen wet food, organic dog biscuits and a puppichino.
Prices start at £113 per night, click here to book.
Horse and Groom, nr Moreton in Marsh
Just minutes from the honey-coloured town of Moreton in Marsh, the Horse and Groom in Bourton on the Hill is a friendly Georgian hotel with a typical country vibe. With just seven bedrooms, guests can expect the utmost service and four of these rooms are pet friendly.
All fluffy guests are provided with beds and bowls and are more than welcome to race around the hotel gardens if they want to!
Prices start at £99 per night, click here to book.