Hotels for Happy Doggies in South West England: Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire
Dog Friendly Hotels in North Wiltshire
The Editor Says: Don’t be surprised if you come to North Wiltshire and end up being dragged around little villages on a lead. Mind you, with lovely places such as Lacock, Biddestone and Castle Combe to be explored it’s perfectly understandable. However, while looking at rustic vernacular architecture is all well-and-good, I’d rather be yomping through fields and along pathways amid some of the loveliest countryside in England. And if you’re really lucky you might get to go on a thoroughly banging walk through the Calstone and Cherhill Downs.
Booking Online: Making a reservation with Booking.com or LateRooms.com is easy and convenient. When doing so it is important that you make clear your intention to bring your dog in the “special requests” box so that the hotel or inn is made aware in advance. Please note that our “Paws Policy” information is for approximate guidance only and that the hotel, inn or bed and breakfast’s actual policies may change at any time and/or be more comprehensive. We play no part in the actual booking process.
The Manor House, Castle Combe
A magnificent country residence with a colourful history, the Manor House is a 5 star rated hotel set amid hundreds of acres of beautiful grounds. Castle Combe itself is undeniably one of the most beautiful villages in Britain and was used during the filming of War Horse. Paws policy: Has a select number of bedrooms available for guests with dogs in their adjacent Mews Cottages. Four legged visitors are welcome for the one off supplement of £25.
Every inch the classic Victorian country home, Beechfield House is a highly rated 4 star hotel located around six miles to the south of Chippenham. It features 24 guest bedrooms, an award-winning restaurant, a heated outdoor pool, and extensive grounds. Paws policy: Well behaved hounds are extremely welcome at Beechfield House, and stay at the rate of £15 per night in selected rooms subject to availability.
Another of Wiltshire’s famous old coaching inns, The Best Western Plus Angel Hotel is Grade II* listed and dates, in parts, to the 17th century. It features a leisure club (including swimming pool), and over 50 bedrooms of which most are situated in a new courtyard wing. Paws policy: Dogs are said to be welcome at The Angel, but no specific details relating to additional charges or room policies available at the time of writing. Details and secure online reservations: Booking.com and LateRooms.com
Stanton Manor, Stanton Saint Quintin
Dating mainly from the mid 19th century but boasting a colourful history of significantly greater age, Stanton Manor is an attractive country house set amid several acres of its own grounds. Chippenham, Bath, Swindon and Cirencester are all within easy reach by car. Paws policy: Well behaved dogs are said to be welcome at Stanton Manor and for no additional charge (no further specific details available at the time of writing).
A contender for the title of England’s oldest hotel, The Olde Bell is located on the southern fringes of the Cotswolds in the charming little town of Malmesbury. It features over 30 guest bedrooms divided between the main building and coach house, and its own restaurant. Paws policy: Dogs are said to be welcome at The Old Bell, but no precise details relating to specific rooms or tariffs available at the time of writing. Details and secure online reservations: Booking.com and LateRooms.com
The Neeld Arms, Grittleton
Around 8 miles to the north west of Chippenham and close to the M4 motorway, the Neeld Arms is a splendid old inn set within the historic village of Grittleton. It features 6 very individual guest bedrooms, a restaurant, and a popular bar. Paws policy: Dogs allowed, but no specific information relating to additional fees available at time of writing.