Dog Friendly Cottages in the Cotswolds

The Cotswolds are an enormous range of hills in Western England spanning 40 by 120 miles. It is often referred to as the “Heart of England”, stretching through the counties of Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire primarily, but also parts of Wiltshire, Somerset, Worcestershire and Warwickshire. The area is considered an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty because of the incredible outdoor and wildlife.

10 Dog Friendly Cottages Found

Foxtail Cottage

Blockley, UK

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Set in a village location, Foxtail Cottage is a dog-friendly holiday home…

From £334 per week
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Stable Apartment

Bream Rd, Lydney GL15 5JH, UK

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Stable Apartment is the first floor of a dog-friendly converted coach house.…

From £341 per week
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Inglenook Cottage

Broad Campden, Chipping Campden GL55 6UZ, UK

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Inglenook Cottage is an idyllic couple’s retreat located in the Cotswold village…

From £368 per week
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Goose Lodge

Halford, Shipston-on-Stour, UK

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This beautiful wooden lodge is perfect for a romantic couple’s break in…

From £374 per week
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Oat Hill Cottage

Snowshill, UK

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Located in the Cotswold village of Snowshill, Oat Hill Cottage is a…

From £514 per week
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Hadcroft Cottage

Aston Magna, Moreton-in-Marsh GL56, UK

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Hadcroft Cottage is a dog-friendly country cottage in the beautiful Cotswolds, a…

From £526 per week
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Culver View

Malmesbury SN16, UK

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Culver View is a dog-friendly historic holiday property arranged over three floors,…

From £592 per week
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The Lodge

Main Street, Coln St Aldwyns, Cirencester GL7 5AN, UK

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The Lodge, a dog-friendly Cotswold cottage, is in the little village of…

From £650 per week
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Beulah Cottage

Littledean, Cinderford GL14, UK

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Beulah Cottage is a delightful, dog-friendly holiday home in the little hamlet…

From £652 per week
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Windy Ridge Cottage

Longborough, Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 0QY, UK

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Dog-friendly Windy Ridge Cottage is a three-bed holiday home, situated on a…

From £1,071 per week
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Cotswolds travel guides

 

Take the dogs to The Cotswolds

If you are looking to take the dogs on a trip to the Cotswolds, you have definitely got the right idea, and you have definitely come to the right place. Our dog friendly travel guides are bursting with all the information you will need to make this trip a reality. Our guides cover walking destinations, days out, and family friendly activities which are not just welcoming of dogs but also provide the facilities you will need for a hassle-free experience. While this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty does most of the work by just existing, we have cherry picked the best of the best to ensure you and your dogs can enjoy what the Cotswolds have to offer without lifting a paw.

The Cotswolds

The Cotswolds are land-locked, but that doesn’t mean it is not a varied place to visit. You have got options when it comes to the type of exploring you would like to do. Firstly, there are the quaint little villages which are sprinkled around the area which are unique to explore and always surrounded by plenty of outdoor activities to make sure the dogs are happy too. The rural village of Bourton-on-the-Water, known for its low bridges and traditional stone houses, is arguably the poster-child of your typical English countryside village. Positioned on either side of the River Windrush, it is also great for waterside walks after you have absorbed your cultural fix – especially given that architecture doesn’t tend to excite the dogs as much as it does us. Other villages include the medieval town of Burford, the market town of Cirencester which is the biggest in the area, Wiltshire’s Castle Combe as well as the interestly positioned Stow-on-the-Wold, which can be located on top of a hill at the junction of main roads through the Cotswolds.

Secondly, there is the scenery and the walks, which are plentiful. Between Lodge Park & Sherborne Estate in Cheltenham, Brockhampton Estate in Worcester, Painswick Rococo Garden in Stroud, Croome in Worcestershire and Woodchester Park in Gloucestershire, you will have no trouble finding somewhere to walk the dogs in the Cotswolds. It is not just a form of excise/duty for you, though, because the views are so utterly breathtaking. Not to mention, they are varied forms of beauty: while Woodchester Park is a secluded wooded valley surrounded by nature at its purest, Painswick Rococo Garden is an immaculately curated and designed garden and both bring their own flair to the natural wonder of the Cotswolds.

Thirdly, on top of the villages to explore and walks to enjoy, there are also plenty of dog-friendly activities in the Cotswolds for those who require a little stimulation as well as scenery and natural beauty. It is a particularly special part of the world for anyone interested in trees, as two of England’s top-notch arboretums are located in the Cotswolds. Moreton-in-Marsh’s Batsford Arboretum, welcomes dogs to the entire 56-acre gardens of trees and shrubs from all over the world, while Westonbirt Arboretum in Tetbury is equally majestic and allows dogs in certain areas. There’s also wildlife parks, water parks and more, which really show you the county’s scope.

 

Holidays in The Cotswolds

The Cotswold Edge stretches from Gloucester to Evesham along the Severn Valley in Gloucestershire and includes five walks: Devil’s Chimney, Cleeve Hill, Winchcombe, Broadway and Stanton. Each walk ranges from 3 to 7 miles long, with climbs from 214 to 794 feet. Depending on how long you’re visiting and your hiking experience, you could do any one of these and feel an immediate connection with the outdoors and the quintessentially British countryside.

The Cotswolds are known for Cotswold Stone. It is a yellow, oolitic limestone that is fossilised with sea urchins and the area is often characterised by this honey-coloured stone, which spreads as far as the walls of St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle. So head to the Cotswold-stone village of Bourton-on-the-Water for a truly Cotswold-inspired experience. There’s The Model Village, which is a replica of the village itself, available to view the exquisitely designed miniature gardens all year.

It is often said that the Cotswolds are best explored on foot which makes it an ideal destination for you and your dogs to explore. It’s a remarkable part of the world, because no matter where you go, you’re likely to find yourself ogling at the natural beauty surrounding you.