Here at StayCotswold we have over 140 cottages that make the perfect place to stay when looking for a short break with dogs. Which means we also know where to find all the best places to visit, and can recommend a dog walk or two as well.

Here’s how you and your four-legged friend can enjoy fantastic dog friendly weekend breaks in the stunning Cotswolds!

Why Choose the Cotswolds for Dog Friendly Weekend Breaks?

Dog friendly weekend breaks in the Cotswolds are a perfect get-away without the hassle, and guilt, of leaving your dog in kennels. Spanning 800 square miles of glorious countryside, and fairly centrally located, The Cotswolds is easy to reach by road or train, making it the perfect weekend break destination.

Top Dog-Friendly Attractions

  1. Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens One of the area’s most popular attractions, Cotswold Wildlife Park, welcomes dogs on leads. Your canine companion can enjoy a day out with you whilst you explore the park’s extensive gardens and encounter a variety of animals.
  2. Broadway Tower This iconic landmark offers stunning views and plenty of walking trails. Dogs on leads are welcome, making it a great spot for a scenic stroll and a picnic.
  3. Westonbirt Arboretum Known for its spectacular tree collections, two thirds of the arboretum is dog friendly perfect for a leisurely walk with your dog. They have a downloadable dog map which marks out where you can and can’t go and they have an area of silk wood where your dog is allowed off the lead.

Two images of dogs and one of the trees at Westonbirt Arboretum on a dog friendly weekend break

Best Dog-Friendly Pubs

No dog-friendly break in the Cotswolds is complete without a visit to one of the many welcoming pubs and cafés. Here are some top picks:

  1. The Woolpack Inn, Slad This historic pub offers a warm welcome to dogs and their owners. Enjoy a hearty meal by the fire while your dog relaxes at your feet.
  2. The Bell Inn, Selsley With its dog-friendly policy and beautiful views, The Bell Inn is a great place to stop for lunch during your explorations.
  3. The Black Horse, Naunton This traditional Cotswold pub offers a cosy atmosphere and a menu featuring locally sourced ingredients. Dogs are welcome both inside and in the garden.
  4. The Broadway Hotel on the village green in Broadway welcomes dogs when you are dining in the cosy Jockey Bar and also out on the terrace which overlooks the beautiful village green.
  5. The Ebrington Arms, Ebrington, serves up outstanding food from some of the country’s finest producers. They welcome dogs in the large garden and bar area – just mention your dog when booking a table.

Two pictures of dogs at the pub on dog friendly breaks

Planning Your Dog-Friendly Itinerary

Planning perfect Cotswold weekend breaks involves considering activities that both you and your pet will enjoy. When you arrive at your dog-friendly accommodation take the time to settle in, letting your dog explore the ground floor and taking a short walk.

Take a look at our Cotswold guide and search “dog friendly” for our favourite dog walks along with ideas of where to visit with your dog in the Cotswolds.

Tips for Planning a Smooth Short Breaks With Dogs

  • Pack Essentials: Bring along your dog’s favourite toys, bedding, and food to make them feel at home.
  • Check Policies: Ensure all attractions and accommodations are dog-friendly and understand their policies.
  • Stay Prepared: Keep the dog lead, poop bags, and a water bottle handy for outdoor activities.

Perfect Dog-Friendly Accommodation

StayCotswold offers a variety of cottages perfect for dog friendly breaks – over 140 to be exact! From cosy cottages to luxurious lodges, each property is equipped with amenities to make your short break with dogs enjoyable. Our dog friendly accommodation is available in a wide range of sizes, most of which tend to have garden areas (although not all are fully enclosed) and they welcome dogs across the ground floor in reception rooms and the kitchen areas.

We do charge an additional amount for each dog to help with the additional cleaning required after your stay. Each dog-friendly property will state what they charge per dog before you book.

If you are planning for a weekend break in the Cotswolds, take a look at our dog friendly holiday cottages and book your Cotswold break today!

Cotswold Accommodation for Dog Friendly Breaks