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Dog-friendly holidays in the Cotswolds

PUBLISHED: 16:05 04 September 2017

The Bear of Rodborough

The Bear of Rodborough


Severus and Lily are two working cocker spaniels from Wiltshire, travelling near and far to find the best trips away for you and your pooch. Along with their human, Steph, they’re sharing the best dog-friendly properties in the Cotswolds

The gorgeous Cotswolds is full of canine-friendly cafés, pubs and shops; as well as hotels and self-catering accommodation. More and more families want to ‘pack the pooch’ and have their four-legged friend experience the holiday with them. So we’re here to tell you about a few of our favourites...

The Fish Hotel, Farncombe Estate, Broadway, WR12 7LJ


The Fish Hotel is located a short distance from Broadway village. Set in 400 acres of land on the Farncombe estate and one of three hotels on the property.

Located in a steep Cotswold hill, with spectacular views, The Fish Hotel is a real treat for you and your pet looking for a country getaway.

Four-legged perks?

The Cosy Luxe rooms located in The Stables is great for the pooch, with a communal area to dry a soggy doggy before heading into the wonderfully decorated bedrooms.

Just behind the stables you’ll find a large open field, perfect for toilet trips morning and evening and even a quick run around before breakfast.

A charge of £20 per dog per night applies and includes a dog bed in the room, two dog bowls, some lovely doggie treats and a dog towel.

Both Sev and Lily were very welcomed at The Fish, and although four-legged friends aren’t allowed in the restaurant, the bar and lounge area are just as lovely for food and drink during your stay.

For the humans?

Farncombe Estate offers a range of country pursuits, beautiful walks that paws will love too, and even a spa at their sister hotel.

Treat yourself to an afternoon tea, either on the terrace overlooking the gorgeous views or inside next to the cosy fire.

How much?

Numerous room types for varying budgets, between £100-£400 a night. The dog-friendly rooms are the ‘Cosy Luxe’ rooms located in The Stables.

The Fish Hotel, Broadway The Fish Hotel, Broadway

The Bear of Rodborough, Stroud, GL5 5DE


One of many Cotswold Inns & Hotels properties, located right on Rodborough Common and close to Stroud. Perfect for dog walking and exploring, keeping both human and hound happy.

Four-legged Perks?

The Bear offers a selection of specially allocated country rooms to sleep you and your pooch during the stay. The rooms back onto a small grass area, perfect for quick toilet breaks before heading off on a longer walk on The Common or to explore the Cotswolds.

For the humans?

Dogs are allowed in the bar and garden; with many different rooms and lounges, it was perfect to keep them settled while comfortably eating breakfast, without the hustle and bustle of too many other guests.

A small paw print charge of £15 per dog, per night will be added to your booking.

How much?

Double rooms start at £95 per night.

The Bear of Rodborough The Bear of Rodborough

The Old Stocks Inn, Stow-on-the-Wold, GL54 1AF


Set in the heart of Stow-on-the-Wold, a stunning market town with many shops and cafés perfect for four paws.

Within the market place you’ll find The Old Stocks Inn, as well as the café, bar and restaurant. The refurbished ‘new’ Old Stocks is filled with interior delights as well as boasting an impressive outside area, perfect for drinks in the summer.

Four-legged Perks?

The team here were truly wonderful, and from start to finish Sev and Lily felt welcomed and fussed over.

The dog-friendly garden rooms are based outside, and even offer a hose close by for those muddy paws.

Dogs are welcomed in all areas of the hotel except for the restaurant; but with the café, conservatory, garden and library, this was never a problem.

Dogs are charged at £10 each per night, and you’ll get a comfy bed and water bowl.

For the humans?

The bar selection is particularly wonderful, with many different flavours to add to your prosecco – roll the dice to pick one. As well as this, through spring and summer the wood-fired pizza oven is ready to create fresh, homemade pizzas.

How much?

£150-£200 a night for a dog-friendly Garden Room.

The Old Stocks Inn, Stow-on-the-Wold The Old Stocks Inn, Stow-on-the-Wold

Log House Holidays, Poole Keynes, Cirencester, GL7 6ED

Log House holidays is a luxury 130-acre nature reserve in the Cotswolds, offering eight Scandinavian log cabins with lake views, hotel tubs and private beaches.

Four-legged perks?

Log House Holidays doesn’t have a dog limit, meaning that all the family and their pets can join you on this wonderful trip away.

The self-catering cabins are really perfect for a true dog-friendly holiday, with beautiful walks around the nature reserve as well as being a walk away from the local (dog-friendly) pubs.

Lily and Severus loved their morning swims every day, and even joined us on the paddle boards and row boat around the lakes.

Well behaved pets are very welcomed and are charged at £30 each for your stay.

For the humans?

With cabins sleeping four to 11, there is one for every group of people. From holidaying with friends to celebrating birthdays, Log House Holidays has the perfect mix of relaxation and fun activity.

It’s a great place all year round, with an amazing decking area to enjoy the sunshine, or a wood burner to cosy up in the autumn. You can even roast marshmallows on a nearby firepit, making it feel like a real adventure.

How much?

Log House Holidays Log House Holidays

Cabins start at £600-£1,200 per week, depending on time of year and size of cabin.

Top tips

Sev’s top tip: Remember to bring everything you need, so us pooches feel relaxed, just like at home.

Steph’s top tip: Always let the hotel know you’ll be bringing a dog, making sure you have the correct doggy-friendly room.

Visit the blog at www.stephandthespaniels.com for more dog-friendly suggestions.

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