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.
If you’ve already looked around for cottages in the Cotswolds and fancy trying something a little different, why not go for a lodge, a chalet or a log cabin? In this list, we’ll take you through some of our favourite picks from the Cotswolds.
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.
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.
Close to the areas of Moreton in Marsh and Ebrington, there are quiant villages and Cotswold walks all around. The Severn runs close by for riverside walks running from Cheltenham up to Worcester. If you are on the search for walks your pet will love, there are plenty!
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.
Right outside Broadway, you and your pets are only a short distance from the lovely town of Evesham, with dog friendly walks nearer to the south in Stow on the Wold and Bourton on the Water. Take a look out towards Stratford upon Avon for more riverside walks and heritage trails.
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.
Backing into Monmouth and Goodrich, you and your pets will only be a few miles out of Gloucester and the heart of the Cotswolds. There are waterside walks and National Trust sites close by, as well as connections into Wales via A roads in the vicinity. Start looking for pet friendly strolls a few minutes away!
It might actually be cheaper to stay in the Cotswolds with your dog than you might imagine! As the area is so pet friendly, lodge and chalet owners are opening their doors more and more to pet lovers with some great deals. If you just want to come for a weekend, you can!
The Cotswolds themselves aren’t coastal, but you can easily head down towards Bristol and the Wye Valley to take a look at waterside walks and breaks away whenever you wish. Cities near the water as well as country lanes by river edges are always worth the time to trail.
Why not look for a hot tub holiday in the Cotswolds? If you’re set on exploring the region by foot any time soon, you’ll probably do with a nice hot tub to bubble under. Lodges in the Cotswolds with hot tub facilities really do give you the whole package.
Self-catering in the Cotswolds is going to be one of the best ways for you to explore the local area. You can take a few dog friendly days out in the Cotswolds to set up the perfect holiday cabin and to explore the wider reaches of the area in your own time.
Sandwiched neatly enough between the best of the English countryside and the marvellous Brecon Beacons in Wales, holidays in the Cotswolds with dogs will give you all kinds of wonderful walking choices. You’ll also be able to explore local village scenes and other areas on foot, particularly when you have your own open plan living cabin nearby.
We really love heading to the Cotswolds with our dogs. There are wonderful communities in the region such as Bourton on the Water which are hard to forget for all the right reasons! What’s more, there are multiple Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty close by which are gorgeous both close up and from afar, with magnificent panoramic views all around.
If you are already looking for dog friendly Cotswolds cottages in the region but fancy trying something a bit different, why not consider a lodge or log cabin nearby? Now is definitely the time to book in.
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?
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