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Dogs welcome cottages in the Cotswolds


The Cotswolds are a dream holiday destination for dogs so why not take your furry little friend with you on your next trip away?

If you choose to stay in a pet-friendly, self-catered cottage in the area, you can look forward to going on long walks in stunning surroundings during the day, before returning to your very own holiday home where you can relax in tranquility and enjoy a home-cooked meal with your loved ones.

Cotswold cottage listings

Using our search function and entering the Cotswolds as your location and checking the box marked “pet friendly” is the best way of seeing what self-catered cottages are available for you and your four-legged friend. You can also put in other search criteria such as how many of you are looking to stay in the cottage and whether you are also interested in a cottage with a pool so you can make sure you find the perfect place for you and your guests. Whether you choose to stay in a one-bedroom cottage such as the Granary Cottage, in Newnham-on-Severn, Gloucestershire or a larger property in the Cotswild hills, you can rest assure that both you, your fellow guests and your pet pooch will have a fantastic time in the glorious Cotswolds.

dogs allowed cottages in the cotswolds

So what is it about the Cotswolds that makes it such a wonderful location for both those with two and four legs? The walking routes and general outdoor scenery in the area are truly second to none. You and your furry little friend will love being outside all the time and can spend your days discovering what the Cotswolds have to offer. The stunning gardens and acres of parkland will mean that you will never run out of places to stroll through with your dog while you are on holiday in the Cotswolds.

Aside from being a walker’s paradise, the Cotswolds are also full of many other activities that will make sure every member of the family is kept entertained. Keen historians should definitely check out the country houses, castles and churches along with museums and visitor centres in this interesting part of the UK, whilst those who are looking for something more thrilling will be pleased to know that they can get their adrenaline pumping by spending a day high over the Cotswolds in a hot air balloon, a great way to see a bird’s eye view of the region.

Castle Combe, Cotswolds

Those holidaying with kids can also guarantee that they will never have to hear the words “I’m bored”, as the wildlife parks, activity centres and skate parks will keep children of all ages happy during their time in the Cotswolds. Fear not, however, if the rain threatens to ruin your holiday, as the city of Gloucester is never too far away. Shopping, cinemas and delicious restaurants will mean that a day spent indoors will not feel like a wasted one. Added to this is the fact that a lot of self-catered cottages also have some features that will keep the kids happy like a TV and games console so you need not even venture outside if the weather really does take a turn for the worse.

The best thing about a holiday in a Cotswold self-catering cottage

cotswold cottage dogs welcome

One of the best parts about choosing to stay in a self-catered cottage in the Cotswolds is the freedom that it gives you when it comes to deciding what you do on your holiday. Having your very own holiday home for your family and your furry little friend allows you to go out when you want to but also stay in if you want to do so. Nights can be spent in cosying up to your loved ones just like you are at home and meals can also be cooked in your very own kitchen. Be sure to visit the food markets in the area and check out the local produce such as single Gloucester cheese and Gloucester Old Spot pork. Your pet pooch is sure to love any leftovers that you and your family can’t manage!
With so much on offer for all members of the family (including those with four legs!), you can be sure of a wonderful holiday if you decide to rent a pet-friendly country cottage in the Cotswolds.

Not sure where to go for a pet-friendly break?

If you’re not sure about where to holiday other than the Cotswolds, you may wish to read around the topic of ‘self-catering holidays with dogs’ and gain some inspiration. The following pages could be useful: