Have you ever been on holiday to the Cotswolds before? Ever thought about taking your pets? Well – why wouldn’t you? This incredible area of stunning natural beauty is a prime location for all kinds of gorgeous walks. There are more and more dog friendly lodges in the Cotswolds popping up than ever before.
A beautiful Shepherds Hut ideal for a romantic retreat. There’s one pull-down double bed, a shower room, and parking for one vehicle. There are a variety of nearby attractions, such as Berkley Deer Park, where you can see an abundance of wildlife or head into the historic city of Bath.
A fantastically stylish lodge with two bedrooms, one on the lower ground floor and two bathrooms. There is an open plan lounge diner, as well as a smart TV in a lounge and a wood burner with kindling provided. Outside, there is a private decking area with a barbecue, and the local shop is just a couple of minutes walk. Cotswolds Wildlife Park is just a short drive and brilliant for days out with the kids or you can visit Cheltenham with its range of shops and restaurants.
A charming 15th century home with a double bedroom and a shower room ideal for a romantic stay. There is a wood burner in the lounge with logs provided as well as the TV and DVD player in the mezzanine lounge. There’s no wifi at this property due to its location, but there is a barbecue available outside to cook some home-cooked food. The nearby town of Melksham is not far, and has a great selection of pubs, shops, and cafes, or visit Longleat Safari Park, which is full of amazing wildlife.
This cosy shepherd’s hut has a shower room and WC with a double bed, and an electric storage heater. Outside there is seating with a barbecue and a private parking space for one vehicle. The property is just 200 meters from Toddington Station, which connects Broadway to Cheltenham across 28 miles of stunning countryside. The Cotswold Motoring Museum is just 11 and a half miles away and great for any car enthusiast.
This brilliant detached barn has a king-size bedroom and a shower room, as well as an open-plan kitchen. There’s a lovely separate garden with an open fenced area and electric car charging is available on-site. Explore the vast local villages in Worcestershire or head to the Forest of Dean with its miles of cycling trails.
A spacious barn ideal for a couple, needing to escape the city with a king size bedroom and an en suite shower room, as well as a TV and a DVD player in the lounge. Head into the ancient saxon town of Winchcombe where you can view Sudeley Castle or visit Tewkesbury, which is a great family day out.
A wonderful retreat set in three acres, this open plan barn conversion has a double bedroom and an en suite shower room, as well as a well-equipped kitchen. There is a barbecue outside and a private jacuzzi to enjoy, and the local pub and shop are within walking distance of Bicester village which is just a 10 minute drive and has a range of things to do, or you can head further afield to Warwick Castle or Blenheim Palace.
This breathtaking converted barn is perfect for a small family. It boasts two double bedrooms and two shower rooms, as well as a wood burner in the lounge and off road parking for two vehicles. The property is decorated at Christmas and outside there is a large enclosed garden and a gas barbecue. A perfect base for keen walkers who have Winchcombe ways and Cleeve Hill nearby, which has miles of open trails to explore.
A stunning lakeside lodge, perfect for a large family who enjoy water sports. There are three bedrooms and two bathrooms, and there’s also a children’s play area on site. You can try different activities here such as water skiing and wakeboarding or head into nearby Cirencester which is regarded as the capital of the Cotswolds.
Rookery Farm Cabin is a ground floor holiday lodge that offers two bedrooms to sleep three guests. There is a king size bed with en suite facilities. There is a wood burner on site, and you can bring a dog if you keep them on a lead. There’s a living / dining area.
This ground floor Cotswolds cabin presents two bedrooms to sleep four people, both with en suite facilities. This holiday home welcomes one dog on their best behaviour, and offers off road parking, bed linen and internet access. There is a decking area to the front with seating, too.
Latimer Lodge is one of three dog friendly spots in the same selection, with ground floor living room, bedroom and shower room facilities. There is space to sleep two people and two dogs, with underfloor heating, fuel and electricity included, and plenty of entertainment throughout.
What is it that makes the Cotswolds such a dog friendly region? The wonderful villages and the rolling hills are likely to be a pretty good start! That’s all the more reason for hunting down a lodge, cabin or two in the area where you and your pup can head back to and relax.
From Stow on the Wold to Bourton on the Water, there are some brilliant properties and lodges up in the Cotswolds which are well worth booking into. Want to explore the wide open expanses with your pets? Find a lodge that does it all and gets you closer.
We can’t stress this enough – the Cotswolds might just be one of our number one favourite dog holiday destinations in the whole of the UK. Where else will you have access to AONB sights and sounds across the Wessex Downs, and still have access via car to explore the Brecon Beacons? How many regions in the area offer this number of waterside and country walks for you and your dog to enjoy?
As well as the Cotswolds offering its own Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, there are also scores of lovely villages and towns nearby which really take you deep into that quaint English scenery you’ve likely only read or heard about from afar! Some of our favourite towns and spots in the area include Moreton in Marsh, Chipping Campden and Bourton on the Water. There are some fantastic market town scenes out here, taking you back to an age where we all relied on regular market stalls for our daily produce!
There are also clear routes towards the cities of Gloucester and Bristol, and you’ll also find it easy enough to head out towards the spectacular Stratford Upon Avon, also known as the Shakespeare capital of the world. Find wonderful riverside dog friendly pubs in the Cotswolds and the location even serves up Shakespeare’s own house, where you can learn more about the legendary playwright.
The area is replete with lovely walking routes and country lanes, and what’s more, there’s always likely to be a Grade II listed building or two nearby that you can marvel at. Who knows – if you don’t fancy a lodge for you and your dog, there might even be a Grade II listed building you can stay in!
Looking for the ideal pet friendly lodge or holiday home for you, your dog and other visitors shouldn’t be tricky. We’ve aimed to put together a selection of well-loved and brilliantly kept properties across the Cotswolds which offer amazing value all year round.
Consider what you’re looking for from that perfect cabin or lodge. You may want mod cons such as Wi-Fi, a DVD player or smart TV. You might also be looking specifically for a ground floor open plan living area, ideal for stretching out and relaxing in, and great for groups of varying sizes.
Why not look for a ground floor living area, an enclosed garden and an open fire? An open fire really does finish the look for many log cabins in the region! There are all kinds of detached and semi detached log cabins and holiday properties up in the Cotswolds, many of them within walking distance of some of the best market towns and dog walks you’ll be dreaming of. The area is also perfect for a romantic breakaway, so why not grab yourself that perfect detached property in the heart of the Cotswolds?
Whether you want to be within easy reach of Cotswold Water Park and other swimming pool facilities, or if you are mainly on the lookout for lovely villages and market towns, we’ve arranged a list of properties we think you and your dogs will enjoy. Take a look now and book for the best deals and prices while opportunities last – who knows what you might find on your next trip out here?
Still unsure? Find another South West pet lodges here.
For properties within the Cotswolds, see our Gloucestershire and Worcestershire pages.