With local off-road walking trails, green woodlands and lakes, the Cotswolds simply is a doggie’s paradise. We’d argue that there isn’t anywhere better than the rolling hills of the five valleys to bring your furry friend. Spacious surroundings, comfy rooms, and locally sourced food at our dog friendly restaurant awaits.
We love having dogs to stay at Burleigh Court Hotel and have a number of dog-friendly rooms available. Dog friendly rooms are located in the Coach House and all have direct access to the outside.
Our four acres of grounds and the Cotswolds countryside beyond are ideal for exploring with your four-legged friends. Take your dog for a swim near Woodchester Mansion, explore nearby National Trust countryside, or venture out on beautiful walking routes accessible from Burleigh Court Hotel.
Dog owners are welcome to dine with their dog in the smaller dining of our hotel restaurant where our friendly staff will ensure you and your four-legged friend are warmly welcomed.
We welcome up to two dogs in our pet friendly bedrooms, which are all located in the Coach House. The hotel provides bowls and a bag of delicious dog treats for its four-legged guests. There are five dog friendly rooms which share their own entrance and have direct access to the grounds.
If you are bringing a dog, please book one of our designated pet friendly rooms otherwise we may not be able to accommodate them. If pet friendly rooms are no longer available in our online booking system, please do give us a call.
The room rate includes one dog. A second dog will be charged at an additional £10 per day.
Expect nothing short of incredible views over the Stroud Valley when you head off for a walk. Especially Rodborough Common and Minchinhamptong Common are fast and spacious grass lands on a high plateau with stunning views.
The name Cotswolds is probably derived from two English words ‘Cots’ which means sheep enclosures and ‘Wolds’ which means gentle hills. The region’s history dates back to the Bronze and Iron Age and a lot of Roman history. From the Middle Ages onwards, the Cotswolds became wealthy from the wool trade. Rich merchants built many of the beautiful churches and houses still around today – one of which is Burleigh Court.
Minchinhampton and Rodborough Commons Walk – National Trust
Rolling hills and open spaces above the Stroud Valleys and Severn estuary are perfect for excursions with your dog. These nearby National Trust commons are most well known for their spacious and species-rich grasslands with free roaming cows and horses.
On this nearby easy walk, you and your dog will discover some of the commons hidden treasures by exploring the woodlands that populate the lower slopes. In summer, the woodlands are a cathedral of green and in autumn you will be treated to the beautiful display of reds and coppers that can only be produced by beech trees. The walk will also take you through some archetypal Cotswold villages and past rare native junipers.
Woodchester Park Boathouse Walk – National Trust
A secluded woodland valley just waiting to be discovered, Woodchester Park is a haven for dogs and their human companions with a number of picturesque routes to choose from for a scenic walk. We recommend the fabulous boathouse walk.
Haresfield Beacon walk – National Trust
This walk will take your through the enchanting Pitchcombe Woods and up to Haresfield Beacon with its fabulous panoramic views over the Cotswold landscape. Haresfield Beacon provides glorious views over the River Severn all the way to the Black Mountains in Wales. This 5 miles walking route offers a deeper experience of wildlife and historic sites.
Painswick Rococo Garden
The only remaining pleasure garden of its kind, Painswick Rococo Garden is full of unusual views, from quirky sculptures to woodland walks and quintessential Cotswold views. With plenty of outdoor space to explore, it’s the perfect place for families to nurture their sense of adventure – with four-legged friends in tow! Complete with amazing architecture, woodlands and towering trees, the gorgeous Painswick Rococo Garden is perfect for a picturesque dog walk. Pooches are also allowed inside the café, which is stocked with doggy snacks sure to get tails wagging after a day of adventure.
One of the country’s most spectacular tree gardens, Westonbirt Arboretum promises hours of fun and exploration, with dogs free to roam the Silk Wood where there are seasonal trails to keep walkers entertained. It is for those who love an easy stroll in a controlled natural environment. Lovers of trees and arboriculture, these places are must-visits.
Bibury Trout Farm
Four legged friends will love watching their owners fish for supper with Bibury Trout Farm’s ‘catch your own’ fishery which is open daily from March to October. And, with plenty of green space and a water meadow to explore, Bibury is a great spot for a dog walk in the beautiful Cotswold countryside.
A National Trust site in Wotton-under-Edge, Newark Park welcomes dogs in the gardens and the estate, with plenty of pretty parklands to explore with canine companions in tow.
Located in the grandeur of Bathurst Estate, Cirencester Park is a great spot for a family day out, with dedicated doggy walking areas where four-legged friends can run, sniff and play to their heart’s content.
Cotswolds Water Park
Home to plenty of trails and bridle paths guaranteed to get tails wagging, dogs are welcome on a scenic walk through Cotswold Water Park, with picnic spots along the way for a well-deserved rest.