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Cotswolds Cottages For Dogs

Dog Friendly Cottages In The Cotswolds

Is there anywhere quite like the Cotswolds when it comes to finding the best dog walks and holidays for pets? Maybe not – and that’s why we’ve put together a guide to the best dog friendly cottages in the Cotswolds for you to book into right now.

You’ll find pets welcome at all kinds of cottages and spots across the Cotswolds and into Gloucestershire. The fact is, this is a brilliant holiday destination to explore with your pets, so why shouldn’t you bring them with you? Take a look at our complete set of pet friendly cottages in the region waiting for you to book in.

The Best Pet Friendly Holiday Cottages in Cotswolds

If you’ve never visited the Cotswolds before, you are really missing out. That goes for dog owners as much as it does for everyone else! This corner of the UK is well known for its amazing Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, as well as for its quaint village scenes and its intensive history across local villages.

What are you looking for in the best dog friendly holiday escape in the Costwolds? Want an open plan living area? What about closeness to the Cotswold Water Park for a real family adventure? We’ve looked into some of the best character cottages in the region. Keep reading!

Old Forge Cottage in Stow-on-the-World

Old Forge Cottage is a fantastic breakaway for 2 people, offering space for one well behaved dog and a joint kitchen and diner. Not only is this cottage great for pets, it also offers plenty of home comforts, including a enclosed garden for your pet to run around in, and a kitchen stocked with all the appliances and mod cons you’ll need.

This cottage offers fantastic access to dog walks in the Cotswolds, and you are within reach of villages and areas such as Bourton on the Water, Burford and Cheltenham. Quaint Evesham is not too far away, either.
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Odd Farm Cottage in Crudwell

This oddly-named cottage sleeps 4 people and has 2 bedrooms, with space for up to 3 pets! This fantastic breakaway nook is entirely ground floor, with a wood burner in the sitting room and a joint kitchen and dining room. There is an enclosed lawn here which also has its own summerhouse as well as a BBQ set for al fresco dining as and when you desire.

There are shops within 3 miles and pubs just over 2 miles away. This Cotswolds cottage has lots of character and is easy to reach via Swindon – it’s based in the lovely village of Crudwell.
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The Malins in Blockley

Based in the heart of Gloucestershire, The Malins sleeps 6 guests over 3 bedrooms, and offers a space for up to 2 pets. One of the brightest and roomiest dog friendly holiday cottages on our list, this breakaway nook offers a snug, a kitchen space with seating, a front lawn, a patio to the rear, and tons of entertainment through bedrooms and the living room area. There is also Wi-Fi available throughout.

Right in the heart of the Cotswolds, this classic cottage location is close to village scenes such as Broadway, home to Snowshill Manor, and the walks around Stow on the Wold.
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The Sweethills Barn in Kemble

Sweeethills Barn is a ground floor cottage that sleeps 2 guests with space for 2 pets. It is a gorgeous rural nook, though you will still have access to Wi-Fi out here! There is an open plan design running throughout, with a kitchen fitted with most mod cons you should need on your break. There is a sitting room that opens out into a garden via French doors. It is one of the most friendly cottages we’ve been able to hunt down!

This secluded cottage spot is close to Cirencester and is within reach of Ashton Keynes. You are less than 5 miles away from lovely historic areas such as Royal Wootton Bassett.
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Tiesel Cottage in Sudeley

Tiesel Cottage is a dramatic looking cottage with lots of heart, based close to Tewklesbury and within the region of Cheltenham. There is enough space here to sleep 4 people, with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathroom and space for 2 pets. There is Wi-Fi throughout this property as well as a private enclosed garden space. There is also a private parking slot and lots of Cotswold stone in the build.

This superb holiday nook is within 2 miles of Bourton on the Water and is even closer to the popular racing town of Cheltenham. Stow on the Wold and nearby dog walks are never a problem to get to, either.
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Bobble Cottage in Little Rissington

This stunning and brilliantly-named holiday cottage is an ideal hideaway for couples, as it sleeps 2 people and offers space for up to 2 pets. It is a contemporary build complete with Wi-Fi, and offers a bathroom and kingsize bedroom on the first floor. The lounge and sitting space boasts a smart TV as well as books and games.

Bobble Cottage is just outside the lovely village of Bourton on the Water. It is just a few minutes from Stow on the Wold and less than 2 miles from other popular areas such as Burford and Leafield.
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Halfpenny Retreat in Cheltenham

Halfpenny Retreat is one of many dog friendly cottages that sleeps 2 for that perfect romantic retreat. This cottage has space for 2 pets to take with you, and is technically a detached barn conversion. It offers an impressive living space with your own wood burner as well as access to TV and internet facilities.

This countryside domicile is right in the heart of the market town scene, and is great for pets thanks to the local Cotswolds walking trails. You’ll also find you’re not too far from the city of Gloucester for a different type of day out.
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Bluebell Barn in Cirencester

Bluebell Barn is an amazing pet friendly holiday retreat that sleeps 2. Ideal for couples, you can bring 2 pets with you here – and your pets are sure to love the farmland surroundings. There is a double bedroom as well as all your towels and bed linen provided. There’s a kitchen suite with modern features and fittings, and what’s more, you’ll have access to your own charcoal BBQ.

This idyllic holiday cottage is close to the southern edge of the Cotswolds. Take a look at market town scenes and head out towards Swindon and Oxford, too, a few miles away.
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1 The Coach House in Longborough

The Coach House is another superb couple’s retreat that welcomes one pet, and sleeps 2. It is a quirky cottage with plenty of character, and you will find that there is plenty of room to kick back and relax. There’s a TV in the living room, and you’ll also have access to your own open fire wood burner. There is a double bedroom and your own charcoal BBQ provided.

This holiday nook is hidden away in the very heart of the Cotswolds, great for any pets and their owners who want to try out some of the local walking trails. 5 miles around you will find some truly lovely scenes!
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Types of Accommodation To Expect


With Hot Tubs

The Cotswolds is not only home to stunning farms and beautiful countryside. As well as natural beauty, there are a large number of cottages in the Cotswolds with a hot tub. These holiday cottages are extremely popular, as they are the perfect way to end an out and about exploring the hills, valleys, woods and rivers.

Properties By The Coast & Beach

of England. The mighty River Severn flows to the west, with its superb riverside walks, and tributaries bursting with fish. Your furry friend will love sniffing out the abundant wildlife which makes its home by the rivers, lakes and streams which are dotted across the region, one of the biggest protected natural habitats in the country.

Check out the abundance of countryside close to the Cotswolds accommodation we’ve lined up for you here – and find yourself an open fire and enclosed garden, maybe even something with as many as 5 bedrooms, to enjoy at the end of a longe day. After all – we could all do with a TV and some home comforts no matter the adventures we choose to go on – we’re pretty sure you will agree with us on this!

Cheap Weekend Breaks

Renting pet friendly cottages for a weekend away doesn’t have to cost a fortune. The Cotswolds offer affordable accommodation, without having to worry about missing out on anything the region has to offer. You’ll experience the same natural and man made attractions as everyone else. You won’t have to leave pooch behind, either, as affordable cottages and holiday accommodation is easy to find.

Why pay more just to leave your pets behind? Cottages at the edges of villages in the Cotswolds come with reasonable price range expectations. Choose somewhere that’s great value for exploring the rolling hills and the heart of the Cotswolds with your dogs. Choose somewhere reasonably priced and family friendly, too, if you really want to make a proper break of it!

1-2 Night Self Catering

A great holiday doesn’t have to last for weeks. A couple of days and nights looking after yourself and pooch could be just what you need. There’s plenty for you and fido to enjoy through the day, including lots of dog friendly places to visit in the Cotswolds; and then a cosy cottage to come back to at night.

The accommodation we’ve researched and listed for you here is perfect for short breaks. These are properties which are largely within walking distance of some of the best country walks and villages’ scenes that the region is known for. If you fancy staying for a bit longer, who’d blame you? Pick a fantastic pet friendly holiday cottage situated in the heart of the Wolds and close to all of Gloucestershire’s most beautiful sights and sounds.

About Holidays In Cotswolds With Dogs

Some cottages don’t allow guests with pets. There are plenty of fabulous properties which do, however. You should find them relatively easy to find these days, too, particularly as the holiday home scene is absolutely booming for dog lovers right now.

That said, just because there’s more choice, doesn’t make it any easier for you to narrow down the search! Your ideal Cotswolds breakaway might be one that sleeps 2, sleeps 4, or even sleeps 6. You might be looking for ground floor amenities and an open plan living area. There’s no need to feel cheeky about asking for these facilities!

Your four legged friend will feel right at home in one of the great dog friendly lets we’ve listed that are dotted across the Cotswolds. It’s the perfect place to take your best friend – as let’s face it, there’s only so much fun you can have in your own back garden!

There are plenty of walking and cycling routes for you and your canine to enjoy, along with the many country pubs that you can stop at and enjoy along the way. You may even find that there are some dog friendly pubs which pop up across your adventures in the Cotswolds, too.

Essentially, keep your options open! Many of the brilliant properties we list in this guide come with mod cons and everything you’d expect from that perfect, idyllic break away in the heart of England. Whether you want to be 5 minutes from the local pubs or 5 miles away in your own secluded, pet friendly paradise, we’ve made sure to line up a great mix of holiday homes for you to take a closer look at. Not all of them come with a tennis court attached – but we can assure you they all offer fantastic value, whether 1 bedroom, 2 bedrooms or more!

The Last Word

Dog friendly cottages in the Cotswolds provide an adventure filled holiday, and home to some dramatic landscapes. The rivers, woodlands, Cotswold Hills, country parks and estates are all there on your doorstep.

That’s not to mention the historic cities and towns, plus the dog friendly villages which pop up at just the right time on your walks with pooch.

The fact is, the Cotswolds have something to offer just about everyone, and that really does include your pets. Whether you’re keen to explore an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with your pet, or want to take the time touring Bicester Village, Bradford on Avon or Chipping Norton, this region – as well as surrounding and connecting Gloucestershire – really is full of surprises.

Again, it’s great for families, too. The Cotswold Wildlife Park is definitely worth a visit if you are bring the kids with you, and what’s more, plenty of the holiday cottages listed here will welcome younger visitors. Just take a look through our list of dog friendly favorites and line up something conveniently and comfortable for all guests coming with you!

Don’t leave your four legged friend at home. The Cotswolds are truly immense and deserve to be experienced by walkers, dog lovers and otherwise up and down the UK. Don’t worry about losing touch with the outside world, either. Whether you choose a cottage that sleeps 2 or a barn conversion that sleeps 6, many of the properties listed here offer you Wi-Fi inclusive as standard! It does seem to be a holiday home staple that you receive access to the web – and that even goes for Grade II listed buildings, too!

Enjoy everything the Cotswolds has to offer on a short break, either with friends or just the two – or three – of you. From Moreton in Marsh to Chipping Campden and everywhere in between, this is a holiday destination full of great red brick cottage and barn conversion locations that are ready and waiting.

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