If you are on the lookout for a relaxing holiday and want to find luxury dog-friendly accommodation, the Cotswolds has plenty to offer.
As one of the UK's most popular holiday destinations, the Cotswolds is known for its rolling hills, charming villages, and friendly locals.
Anyone looking for a break from city life will love this idyllic retreat, and you will be able to find the perfect dog-friendly cottage for your four-legged friends to join you.
Take a look at our collection of the best luxury dog-friendly cottages the Cotswolds offers.
1. 39 Foxtail Cottage - Blockley
39 Foxtail Cottage is a small, one-bedroom cottage that sleeps two people and allows one dog. The beautiful cottage combines traditional style with modern amenities giving its guests a cosy stay with all the mod-cons.
Amenities include WiFi, a TV with Netflix, a fully equipped modern kitchen, an Aga oven, and a log burner fire.
The enclosed garden is perfect for dog owners to relax without having to keep an eye on the dog, and the decking area that overlooks the garden is perfect for sitting back with a good book or enjoying the view.
Blockley is a picturesque village that features a lot of golden Cotswold stone. There are lots to see and do nearby, including the fascinating Batsford Arboretum, which has more than 2,850 species of tree.
Castleton House, Cotswolds Falconry Centre, and Rob Ireland's Activity Days are all nearby to keep you busy, and the town of Cheltenham is a short drive away from shopping, restaurants and bars.
2. Inglenook Cottage - Broad Campden
Inglenook Cottage is another one-bedroom cottage that sleeps two and allows one dog and is exactly what you would imagine from a charming cottage in this wonderful area.
Dating back over 300 years, the beautifully thatched cottage is just one of many incredible properties in the stunning village of Broad Campden.
The exposed beams and open fireplace are incredible features, and other amenities include wifi, parking, a modern kitchen, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV, DVD player, CD/radio, and iPod dock.
The enclosed garden is perfect for enjoying meals outdoors or relaxing without the worry of your dog getting out. The excellent location is within walking distance of the local pub.
As well as offering a great selection of walks that are ideal for dog owners, Chipping Camden is just a mile away and boasts a great selection of shops, pubs, and restaurants.
There are many things to see and do nearby, including the Batsford Arboretum and Sexincote Gardens.
3. Clematis Cottage - Blockley
Our first few cottages were quite intimate and perfect for romantic getaways. Clematis Cottage is perfect for families with two bedrooms that sleep four. Two dogs are also welcome at the cottage, meaning the whole family or a group of friends will enjoy what the Cotswolds have to offer.
This option boasts an open fire, modern kitchen, WiFi, and TV, and you will be able to relax in the enclosed garden that comes with a shed/summer house with seating.
The cottage itself has bright, modern furnishings, but the exposed beams and stone walls give you a taste of incredibly cosy tradition in the evenings.
The village of Blockley, like so many that are nestled in the Cotswold countryside, enjoys a fairytale-like appearance and proximity to neighbouring towns and villages that you can explore.
Local pubs, gardens, and walks make this a wonderful location, especially for dog owners who want to investigate the local area.
4. Long Barn - Coates
If you are looking for a taste of luxury on your break, Long Barn in Coates, Cirencester, could be perfect. The two-bedroom cottage sleeps up to four, and one dog is permitted.
As far as luxury cottages go, this is a great option. The modern facilities are combined with traditional style and open beams for a unique holiday experience.
Maybe the most important thing worth mentioning about this dog-friendly holiday cottage is its large heated outdoor swimming pool.
You will be able to enjoy relaxing poolside in the enclosed garden, safe in the knowledge that your kids and dog can't exit the property.
Other benefits of this stunning property include underfloor heating, a barbecue, a modern kitchen, WiFi, TV, and a great location.
As well as being a short walk from the local pub, you are just 5 miles from Cirencester, which has great attractions and restaurants. Other nearby attractions include the Cotswold Water Park, Westonbirt Arboretum, and the town of Tetbury.
5. Brookview - Lower Swell
One of the most important factors to consider when looking for luxury holiday cottages is the capacity. You might be looking for a fun family trip, a quiet, romantic getaway, or want to go as a large group.
There are dog-friendly holiday cottages to suit all needs, and Brookview is a great three-bedroom option that sleeps up to six and allows one dog.
The traditional style is fused with modern amenities meaning everyone will enjoy it. WiFi, TV, DVD player, music system, and a modern kitchen are all included, and the enclosed garden is great for dog owners.
Lower Swell is a picture-perfect village in close proximity to the delightful Cotswold town of Stow-on-the-Wold. Stow-on-the-Wold is one of the Cotswold's most famous towns and has many great restaurants, shops, and cafes to visit.
You are also close no a number of other towns and villages that have attractions suitable for families and dog owners, including the Cotswold Wildlife Park, Blenheim Palace, and Stratford upon Avon.
6. Rock Cottage - Minchinhampton
With over 200 years of history, Rock Cottage in Minchinhampton is a beautiful two-bedroom, stylish holiday cottage.
The two-bedroom cottage sleeps up to four people, allows two dogs, and includes an enclosed garden and a delightful courtyard.
Amenities at this luxury self-catering holiday cottage include WiFi, a log burning fire, a TV, a barbecue, and a modern kitchen.
Dog owners will love nearby Miserden, with over 850 acres of woodland to explore.
7. St Michael's Cottage - Broadway
St Michael’s Cottage is a charming dog-friendly Cotswolds option that provides the charm you would expect for a holiday in this wonderful location.
The rolling countryside is home to this quaint village, just a stone's throw from attractions such as Snowshill Manor and Sudeley Castle.
That being said, when you get to Broadway, you might not want to leave. The beautiful village has lots of great shops, pubs, and restaurants and has some great local walks for dog owners.
As for St Michael's Cottage, you will fall in love with it. The traditional thatched roof is just one incredible feature of this three-bedroom cottage that can accommodate six people.
Handy parking, WiFi, a log burning fire, barbecue, and an enclosed garden are all great benefits, as are the comfortable and cosy furnishings.
Exposed beams and manicured lawns are the icing on the cake for this dream cottage in one of the UK's most sought-after locations.
8. Hawford House - Stow-on-the-Wold
Hawford House in Stow-on-the-Wold is perfect for larger groups looking for a dog-friendly holiday home. The five-bedroom, modern cottage sleeps up to ten and allows two dogs.
Thanks to its incredible style, the unique build will put you in mind of the TV show Grand Designs. Despite being a modern build, it somehow captures the essence of the perfect Cotswold holiday home.
Amenities and features include parking, WiFi, underfloor heating, a modern kitchen, a TV with Netflix, and a log burner fire.
You are a short walk from Stow-on-the-Wold, which boasts a great selection of independent traders.
There are lots to see and do for families and dog owners with great local walks and attractions all close by. Chastleton House, Sezincote House and Gardens, The Cotswold Wildlife Park, and Bamford Spa are all nearby for you to enjoy.
The large enclosed garden is great for letting kids and dogs play safely, and the courtyard, patio furniture, and barbecue are perfect for eating outdoors.
9. Watery Park Barn and Hiron's Piece - Weston Subedge
Watery Park Barn and Hiron's Piece in Weston Subedge is the perfect option for a large group looking to enjoy dog-friendly holidays in the Cotswolds.
There is lots of excellent accommodation in the Cotswolds, including canine cottages that cater for your four-legged friends, but there aren't many that can cater to as large a group as Watery Park Barn and Hiron's Piece can.
The eleven-bedroom property sleeps up to 26 people, and you will be allowed up to three dogs on your holiday.
The large kitchen and dining area make it easy to prepare meals for all the guests, and there is even a games room to keep younger kids entertained.
The traditional country-style furnishings are bright and fresh, and the exposed beams give a classic feel to the property. The log-burning fire makes a cosy addition for when the nights start to draw in.
There is a large garden and covered barbecue and patio section that makes it easy for you to get outside, even if the weather isn't great.
Amenities include WiFi, a TV, iPod dock, and DVD player. There is lots of garden furniture as well as outdoor seating that accommodates up to 18 people.
Watery Park Barn and Hiron's Piece is located in Weston Subedge in the north of the Cotswolds and has lots of great local attractions, including the local pub that is just a short walk from the cottage.
Those who want to explore can travel nearby Stratford to learn more about Shakespeare or explore towns and villages like Hidcote and Kiftsgate for a great selection of restaurants, shops, and pubs.
There are lots of great country walks to be enjoyed as well. This is ideal for dog owners that want to get out and see the famous rolling hills and nature of the Cotswolds.
10. The Old Mission Church - Paxford - Chipping Campden
The Old Mission Church in Paxford is a great, unique opportunity to stay in a converted church.
Approaching the church, you will be pleasantly surprised to see how traditional it looks from the outside. Still, the modern transformation inside offers an outstanding level of comfort and excellent amenities.
Underfloor heating, a modern kitchen, WiFi, TV, and a selection of games and books means you can have a lovely relaxing time here.
The contemporary furnishings complement the old church, and the wood burner is an excellent addition for evenings when you want to cuddle up on the couch.
The two-bedroom former church sleeps up to four and allows two dogs on your trip.
You will be able to enjoy the views from the enclosed front and rear patios. You might even want to enjoy breakfast or dinner outside to appreciate how the changing light makes the surrounding countryside look different throughout the day.
The great location is close to Chipping Camden for a great range of shops, restaurants, and pubs, and dog owners will love the great local walks.
Are there any dog-friendly attractions in the Cotswolds?
Taking a dog on holiday with you is the perfect way to get out and see the local area, and you will also find that walks and trails a the perfect way to make the most of the countryside.
You are in luck if you are on a family trip or looking for something more interesting than just a walk. The Cotswolds has lots of great dog-friendly attractions that are worth exploring.
Taking in local landmarks is a great way to exercise your dog and do a bit of sightseeing. Broadway Tower, Tewkesbury Abbey, and Batsford Arboretum are all excellent options.
There are also some lovely parks to explore, including Cotswold Water Park, Croome Park, and Cotswold Lavender, a beautiful farm that welcomes dogs.
Other great attractions that welcome well-behaved dogs include the Cotswold Wildlife Park, Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway, and Bibury Trout Farm.
What areas make up the Cotswolds?
The Cotswolds is an extensive range of hills that covers a huge region running through Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, and Gloucestershire and covers just under 800 square miles.
The Cotswolds are a popular destination for holidaymakers hoping to experience a truly English experience.
As well as the beautiful countryside, the Cotswolds boasts a diverse range of historical locations, including castles and country houses.
The Jurassic limestone is a defining feature of the area, and in 1966 the area was designated an AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty).
Are there any rules for dogs on the Cotswold Way walking trail?
The Cotswold Way walk is an epic 102-mile trail that can take up to ten days to complete. Many dog walkers like to make use of the walk to get their dogs out and about without completing the full trail.
While there are no rules for dogs on the Cotswold Way walk, some general advice should be adhered to.
First, your dog should never be allowed to be in a position where they can worry or chase animals grazing in fields. You should keep an eye out for cattle and livestock and keep your dog on a short lead if you are passing nearby.
You should also be aware of signage for areas that dogs are prohibited from when on the walk. This can be especially true during the breeding season.
You should always pick up after your dog as a courtesy to other walkers, which should then be disposed of appropriately. Never discard dog poop bags along the walk or in fields as they can be hazardous to other animals.
The majority of the walk is dog friendly, but there are some styles that larger dogs can struggle to negotiate.
Let Slingo Take You to Some of the Best Luxury Dog-Friendly Cottages in the Cotswolds
The Cotswolds are recognised as being one of the UK's most naturally beautiful areas, and the charming towns and villages that make it up are all worth visiting. Thankfully there are some excellent dog-friendly holiday cottages in the Cotswolds for guests to enjoy.
A family trip is always fun, but having to leave behind your furry friend can feel like something is missing from the trip. With so many great pet-friendly cottages and attractions, bringing your dog on a family holiday or romantic retreat is now possible.
We hope you enjoyed our dog-friendly holiday cottage suggestions. If you want to find other excellent luxury holiday cottages in the UK, simply take a look at our lifestyle blog.
More Pet-Friendly Stays in the UK
Or, if you’re hoping to find more fantastic luxury accommodation where your can bring along your furry friend, take a look at our other recommendations:
- 22 Pet-Friendly Luxury Lodges With Hot Tubs In The UK
- 13 Luxury Dog-Friendly Cottages The Lake District Has To Offer
- The Best Luxury Dog-Friendly Hotels The UK Has To Offer!
- The Best Dog-Friendly Luxury Log Cabins In The UK
- 22 Of The Best Luxury Dog-Friendly Cottages In The UK
- The Best Dog-Friendly Holidays The UK Has To Offer
- Discover The Best Pet-Friendly Luxury Cottages With Hot Tubs In The UK!
- 11 Of The Best Luxury Dog-Friendly Cottages In Cornwall
- The Best Luxury Cat Hotels in the UK
- 10 Luxury Dog Hotels In The UK That Your Pooch Will Love!
- 18 Of The Best Luxury Dog-Friendly Cottages Scotland Has To Offer
- 12 Luxury Dog-Friendly Hotels In The Lake District For Your Next Adventure
- 13 Dog-Friendly Luxury Cottages In The Peak District That You Have To Visit
- 13 Luxury Dog-Friendly Cottages In Northumberland You Have To Visit
- The Best Luxury Dog-Friendly Cottages In Norfolk For Your Next Holiday
- The Best Dog-Friendly Beach Holidays In The UK
- 12 Luxury Cottages In Wales That Are Dog Friendly
- 9 Of The Best Luxury Dog-Friendly Hotels Scotland Has To Offer
- 18 Luxury Dog-Friendly Hotels In Cornwall For Your Next Adventure
- The Top 10 Luxury Dog-Friendly Cottages In Dorset
- The Best Luxury Dog-Friendly Cottages In Devon