Burleigh Court – a pawfectly dog friendly hotel

With its local off-road walking trails, meadows with vistas, green woodlands and lakes, the heart of the Cotswolds simply is a doggie’s perfect paradise you will be spoilt for choice. We’d argue that there isn’t anywhere better than the rolling hills of the five valleys to bring your furry friend too, so do come and visit us. Spacious surroundings, comfy rooms and local sourced food at our dog friendly restaurant awaits. 


Dog friendly stay from £124 per room per night including full Cotswolds Breakfast

A pawfect experience

We love dogs to stay at our quaint country hotel, Burleigh Court house. The hotel is run by dog owners, who pride themselves on offering a dog friendly place to stay. Guests and furry friends alike will both eat well, sleep well and feel well at our 3.5 star hotel.

A peaceful dog-friendly escape, explore the nearby National Trust countryside pathways, then return home happy (and well-exercised) to feast on deliciously fresh and local food at our restaurant. 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.

Take the lead and enjoy four acres of dog friendly grounds, overlooking the stunning views across the Golden Valley. Take them for a swim near Woodchester Mansion or venture out the many beautiful walking routes from Burleigh Court.

We can put up to two dogs in our classic pet friendly bedrooms, which are all located in our historic coach house. It is adjacent to the main manor house with dog friendly rooms sharing their own entrance, with direct access to the grounds. The hotel offers cosy dog beds in one of our dog friendly rooms together with a bag of delicious healthy doggy delights and bowls. We have altogether 18 rooms and suites of which 7 ( in the coach house) are four-legged friendly.

Let’s paws and reflect, all it costs is £15 per night for the first dog and £10 for the second. So there is no need to leave your furry friend behind. All our pet friendly rooms are kept to the highest standards of cleanliness for you – and your pet.


Dog friendly stay from £124 per room per night including full Cotswolds Breakfast

Visiting the heart of the Cotswolds – a great location

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.

Dog friendly stay from £124 per room per night including full Cotswolds Breakfast

Recommended dog friendly National Trust walks

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.


Dog friendly stay from £124 per room per night including full Cotswolds Breakfast

Dog friendly attractions to visit

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.

Visit rococogarden.org.uk.

Westonbirt Arboretum

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.

Visit https://www.forestryengland.uk/westonbirt-the-national-arboretum

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.

Visit https://www.bibury.com/bibury-trout-farm/

Newark Park

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.

Visit https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/newark-park

Cirencester Park

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.

Visit https://www.bathurstestate.co.uk

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.

Visit https://waterpark.org