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 Cotswold Inns to find 37 hotels which open their doors to four-legged friends.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
The Bay Tree Hotel in Burford welcomes dogs into its bar, garden and cosy dog-friendly rooms. This stunning Cotswold retreat is popular for weddings, but also makes a charming place to rest your head after a busy day exploring the countryside. Dog owners will need to pay an additional £15 charge per dog, per night to enjoy the facilities here.
A luxury hotel in the centre of Cheltenham, Hotel du Vin also provides a deluxe sanctuary for four-legged friends, with well-behaved dogs aged one and above allowed to share a room with their owners at an extra charge of £10 per night.
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.
Situated in the heart of Cirencester, The Kings Head Hotel provides an elegant and modern setting for its guests and extends its invitation for 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.
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 night, as well as access to the bar, lounge and gardens.
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.
Serving as an ideal based for walkers and with scenic trails by the riverside and canal, The Wharf House in Gloucester is home to a dog friendly room on the ground floor, complete with direct-level outdoor access.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, guests can enjoy the country adventures with their canine companions.
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.
Perfect for a Cotswold retreat in the quaint market town of Chipping Campden with plenty of nearby rambles, Noel Arms Hotel allows dogs to stay in selected rooms for a £15 charge, which allows for access into the venue’s coffee shop, Dover’s bar, conservatory and lounge.
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.
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.
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.
A friendly bed and breakfast situated in Temple Guiting and in prime position for countryside Cotswold walks, The Plough Inn caters for two and four-legged guests alike, with dogs able to stay when arrangements are made in advance.
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.
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.
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.
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 £10 per dog, with a maximum of two per room. And canine guests are in for a treat, as they’ll even be given a breakfast sausage in the morning.
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.
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.
By Kathryn Godfrey
Thursday 18 May 2017
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