Wednesday 26 June 2019

37 dog-friendly hotels in Gloucestershire

From luxury retreats to Cotswold country inns, dedicated dog owners can discover 37 pet-friendly hotels in Gloucestershire.

If the thought of leaving man’s best friend behind during a trip away just isn’t an option, there’s no need to worry, as Gloucestershire is home to a plethora of dog-friendly hotels, sure to leave tales wagging among the county’s canines.

Spanning luxury hotels for pampered pooches through countryside retreats, perfect for exploring the Cotswolds, SoGlos has teamed up with Owlpen Manor to find 37 hotels which open their doors to four-legged friends.

For more information visit owlpen.com directly.


About the sponsor – Owlpen Manor


Award-winning Tudor house, Owlpen Manor is perhaps best known for being a successful and incredibly picturesque wedding venue. But set within its 215 acres are a range of romantic holiday cottages, offering an unforgettable stay in one of the most stunning parts of the Cotswolds.

Nestled deep in a Cotswold valley near to Uley, the venue boasts nine holiday cottages surrounded by beautiful gardens which are open throughout the year.


1. Owlpen Manor


Offering nine different overnight experiences in its self-catering holiday cottages, guests can choose from small cottages sleeping just two people, through to large family sized farmhouse style buildings, sleeping up to eight.

As a dog-friendly venue, Owlpen Manor welcomes well behaved dogs into all of its cottages, with the only rule that they’re not allowed on sofas or beds.

Because of its stunning 215-acre plot, your four-legged friend will love the amazing walks directly on the doorstep of each cottage. It’s also safe to explore, as the site is located far from busy roads.

As a private estate, there’s also no need to stick to footpaths, so dogs can be let off the lead in any of Owlpen’s fields to enjoy the vast open spaces.


2. Tewkesbury Park Hotel


For £20 per pup, per night, dogs can stay at the stylish Tewkesbury Park Hotel and enjoy their own dog bowl and bed in the room, so they can sleep soundly alongside their family.

What’s even better is that pampered pooches can enjoy a delightful chicken dinner in the evening, and start the day with a sausage for breakfast the next morning!


3. Hotel du Vin

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A luxury hotel in the centre of Cheltenham, Hotel du Vin also provides a deluxe sanctuary for four-legged friends.

Well-behaved dogs aged one and above are allowed to share a room with their owners at an extra charge of £10 per night. Guests simply need to notify the hotel before their arrival so that they can be allocated an appropriate room.


4. Ellenborough Park


Furry friends are in for a treat if their owners opt to stay at Cheltenham’s five-star hotel Ellenborough Park, which offers a number of dedicated dog rooms, ensuring that pets experience the same level of luxury as any other guest.

Dogs are also welcome throughout the hotel’s grounds, in the on-site restaurant The Horse Box, and in the venue’s main house and atrium.

There is a £25 housekeeping charge added per day of your stay if you’re travelling with a pooch.


5. The Kings Head Hotel

Situated in the heart of Cirencester, The Kings Head Hotel provides an elegant and modern setting for its guests and extends this invitation to dogs too.

Pups are welcome upon prior arrangement and for a nightly fee of £20, which also allows access to the hotel’s bar and lounge area.


6. The Greenway Hotel

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A glorious 16th century manor house situated on the outskirts of Cheltenham, The Greenway Hotel offers a picturesque haven for dogs, who are able to enjoy a night away in one of the hotel’s luxurious coach house rooms for £15 per dog per night, as well as access to the bar, lounge and gardens.


7. Mercure Gloucester Bowden Hall

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Providing the perfect location for country rambles with a furry friend in tow, Mercure Gloucester Bowden Hall invites small, well-behaved dogs to accompany their owners for the duration of their stay, charging £15 per night, with a maximum of one animal per room.


8. Cowley Manor Hotel


Surrounded by 55 acres of countryside on the outskirts of Cheltenham, chic country house hotel Cowley Manor provides stunning interior and exterior surroundings for guests and their dogs to enjoy.

Welcome in the sitting room, billiard room or on the terrace, there’s a £25 charge per night for pups, which includes the use of a dog bed, water bowl and doggy treats.


9. Whitemead Forest Park


Whether it’s an action-packed trip, romantic getaway, or family holiday, guests heading to Whitemead Forest Park can take dogs for an extra fee.

With its pet friendly rustic log cabins, woodland lodges and stylish apartments and the surrounding ancient woodlands providing plenty of walking routes in the Forest of Dean – it’s a great destination for a trip with your dog.


10. Malmaison

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Chic Cheltenham hotel, Malmaison, welcomes well behaved dog over the age of one, to stay for £10 per night, with its spacious Executive Rooms particularly suited to pet owners. Pooches can go in the reception area but aren’t allowed in the hotel’s restaurant or bar.


11. Hallmark Hotel Gloucester

Hallmark Hotel Gloucester

Situated in a prime location for exploring the city of Gloucester and the surrounding countryside, Hallmark Hotel remains a popular choice for overnight stays, with dogs also welcome to share their owner’s room at an extra charge of £15 per dog, per night.


12. The Old Stocks Inn


Promising the ‘warmest welcome in the Cotswolds’, luxury Stow-on-the-Wold hotel The Old Stocks Inn extends this invitation to pet pals too. It’s home to three garden rooms with their own private garden terrace – perfect for pet owners, with two small or one large dog allowed per room.

There’s a charge of £10 per dog per night, which includes a comfy bed and water bowl.


13. Hatherley Manor

Offering dog-friendly accommodation just outside of Gloucester, Hatherley Manor provides an excellent base for exploring the county, with the surrounding countryside sure to get tails wagging. Dog bowls and treats are provided in the room, as well as having access to an activity field for dogs to run around in.


14. The Cheltenham Chase Hotel

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Situated between Cheltenham and Gloucester and in a perfect location for exploring Gloucestershire, The Cheltenham Chase Hotel opens its doors for visitors and their canine friends, charging £20 per night, with a maximum of two small or one large dog.


15. Corse Lawn House Hotel

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Providing a base for exploring the historic town of Tewkesbury, Corse Lawn House Hotel is home to a number of pet-friendly rooms, which allow a maximum of two dogs to stay for the cost of £10 per dog, per night. With three paddocks and rolling gardens, there is plenty of space for dog walks, too.


16. DoubleTree by Hilton Cheltenham


A four-star hotel welcoming canine guests, DoubleTree by Hilton Cheltenham charges £15 per pet, offering a great location close to the town’s many parks and the idyllic Cotswold countryside.


17. Speech House Hotel

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Offering a picturesque getaway in the Forest of Dean, Speech House Hotel boasts an ideal location for outdoor pursuits – and with the hotel welcoming dogs to stay in a number of its rooms, guests can enjoy the country adventures with their canine companions for an extra £10 per night.


18. The Rising Sun Hotel

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Aside from its magnificent countryside views from atop Cleeve Hill, The Rising Sun Hotel has the added advantage of providing accommodation for guests and their dogs, with two suitable rooms. And with the Cotswold Way within close proximity, the hotels boasts a great walking location.


19. Cotswold Grange Hotel


Located in the heart of leafy Pittville, Cotswold Grange hotel is perfectly placed if you’re planning day trips exploring the rolling Cotswolds, while not missing out on the hustle and bustle of town.

Dogs are welcome in Cotswold Grange’s Deluxe and Luxury rooms for a £15 charge per night.


20. White Lodge Bed & Breakfast

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A bed and breakfast located close to the centre of Cheltenham, White Lodge is set within more than half an acre of beautiful gardens and welcomes pets to join their owners for a £5 charge.


21. Burleigh Court Hotel

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Overlooking the Golden Valley, Burleigh Court Hotel boasts a picturesque location nestled within three acres of glorious grounds, with its standard coach house rooms suitable for well-behaved dogs, at an extra charge of £15 per night.


22. The Slaughters Country Inn


A charming hotel which promises a luxury stay for guests and their pampered pets, The Slaughters Country Inn provides a great base for exploring the Cotswolds, with its courtyard bedrooms suitable for small dogs at a supplementary charge of £10 per dog, per night.


23. Tudor Farmhouse


Tudor Farmhouse is a boutique retreat situated in Clearwell. While the venue does have a range of rooms unsuitable for dogs, it does allow one small dog in each of its Hatchling rooms, along with room number seven.

For a charge of just £10 per night, dogs can bed down for the night in cosy surroundings, but it’s worth noting that only assistance dogs are allowed in the main building where the dining rooms, bar and lounge are located.


24. Dormy House Hotel


Beautiful Broadway retreat, Dormy House Hotel is home to three rooms suitable for dogs aged one and above for a £30 charge, in addition to having designated areas in the grounds for furry friends to play with carefree abandon – as long as their owners are careful to clean up after them!

Meanwhile its sister venues, The Fish Hotel and Foxhill Manor both operate dog friendly rooms too.


25. The Crown Inn

The Crown Inn

Providing comfortable countryside accommodation in Frampton Mansell, The Crown Inn boasts a great location for riverside walks, with its rooms offering a place for man and his best friend to rest and relax, with a £5 charge for four-legged guests.


26. Hatton Court Hotel

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A country house located on the outskirts of Gloucester, Hatton Court Hotel offers a relaxing retreat for visitors and their animal guests, with designated dog-friendly bedrooms and a supplementary charge of £15 per dog per stay.


27. Charingworth Manor


Nestled within acres of grounds and in close proximity to miles of Cotswold walking paths, Charingworth Manor offers a haven for active dogs that are welcome to stay at a charge of £20 per dog or £32 for two dogs per night.

And canine guests are in for a treat, as they’ll even be given a doggy treat and toy, as well as bowls to use for the duration of your stay, filled with a breakfast sausage each morning.


28. White Hart Royal Hotel

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A traditional country inn in Moreton-in-Marsh, The White Hart Royal Hotel provides dog-friendly accommodation near to the beautiful Batsford Arboretum, which is perfect for dogs and their owners to stretch their legs and soak up the views.

Dogs are welcome in all areas of the hotel apart from the main restaurant, with a charge of £10 per dog, per stay.


29. The Chester House Hotel


Located in popular tourist village, Bourton-on-the-Water, The Chester House Hotel is perfectly situated for walking, and welcomes well-behaved dogs to stay in its ground floor coach house rooms when arrangements are made via telephone, prior to a guest’s stay.


30. The Hare & Hounds Hotel


Nestled among grassy meadows and close to Westonbirt Arboretum's extensive grounds, dog-friendly hotel The Hare and Hounds provides a haven for man’s best friend, welcoming pooches into its on-site bar and offering a selection of specially allocated rooms for dog owners, with a £15 charge per dog, per night.


31. Bear of Rodborough

Surrounded by greenery and rolling hills, the Bear of Rodborough Hotel near Stroud has a number of specially allocated rooms for dog owners to share with their faithful companions, with a paw print charge of £15 per dog, per night. Dog owners are asked to let the hotel know that they’re bringing their dog upon booking, to ensure that a dog-friendly room is made available.


32. The Lamb Inn


Close to a number of quaint Cotswold villages, The Lamb Inn at Great Rissington provides comfortable and characterful accommodation, with the added bonus of also being dog friendly, with pets welcome at an extra charge of £15 per dog, per night.


33. The Swan Hotel Bibury


With ‘plenty of room at the inn’ for dogs, The Swan Hotel in Bibury welcomes four-legged friends into its rooms for £15 per dog, per night. Pooches are also allowed in its bar and there’s plenty of nearby walks and places to explore right on the doorstep.


34. The Broadway Hotel


Promising a warm welcome to pups great and small, The Broadway in the stunning Cotswold village of the same name offers a number of dog-friendly rooms available with an additional charge of £15 per dog, per night. The ‘Jodami’ room even has its own enclosed garden if your four-legged friend likes their own space!


35. The Close Hotel

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Proud to be a dog-friendly hotel, The Close Hotel in Tetbury has a number of rooms where your dog can stay, too. Pups are also allowed to dine with their owners in the bar and garden, where they can also enjoy a wander in that fresh Cotswold air. There is an additional £15 charge per dog, per night.


36. The Manor House

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As lovers of man’s best friend, The Manor House Hotel at Moreton-in-Marsh has a number of rooms available for use by owners and their four-legged friends. Pooches are also welcome into the Beagle Bar and gardens. A stay in a dog-friendly room costs an additional £15 per dog, per night.


37. The Clarence Court Hotel


Clarence Court Hotel in Cheltenham offers B&B accommodation in this elegant and centrally-located townhouse, with space for dogs in a number of its rooms and no additional charge for man’s best friend to spend the night.


© SoGlos
Wednesday 24 April 2019

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