Hotels for Happy Doggies in South West England: Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire
Dog Friendly Hotels in South Wiltshire
The Editor Says: There’s something about the Wiltshire countryside that’s right up my canine street, and there’s plenty to keep the owners amused, too. In fact, we’re welcome at lots of heritage sites in the area such as Figsbury Ring and Pepperbox Hill (both National Trust), and Old Sarum and Old Wardour Castle (both English Heritage). Admittedly we need to be kept on pesky leads at the latter, but that’s better than being sat at home doing beggar all. And if you’re in Salisbury itself then there are several parks to mooch around.
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 White Hart, Salisbury
With former patrons such as Charles Dickens and Thomas Hardy, the White Hart is undoubtedly one of the most legendary places to stay in Wiltshire. Rightly Grade II * listed, it features over 60 guest bedrooms and offers 4 star rated accommodation. Paws policy: Canine guests are welcome to stay with their owners for the supplementary charge of £10 per dog per night.
A classic coaching inn set within the lovely Wyelye Valley, The Swan at Stoford offers bed and breakfast accommodation via 9 guest bedrooms. Salisbury is little over five miles distant along the A36, while Stonehenge and Longleat are both just a short drive away. Paws policy: Lovely dogs are welcome to stay at The Swan for the additional charge of £10 per night per pooch.
One for those who prefer more intimate places to stay, this highly rated little bed and breakfast offers accommodation via just two rooms. Dating back to the Georgian period, the property is located in the village of Laverstock just to the north east of the city. Paws policy: Welcomes dogs by prior arrangement and at no extra charge.
On the banks of the River Avon and Nadder, Grasmere House is a Victorian residence that offers 3 star rated accommodation. Featuring 38 bedrooms in all (including family rooms) the hotel is within walking distance of the magnificent Salisbury Cathedral. Paws policy: Dogs are welcome by arrangement and for a small additional nightly charge. Details and secure online reservations: Booking.com and LateRooms.com
The Compasses Inn, Tisbury
Offering five guest bedrooms (accessed separately from the pub itself) The Compasses Inn is a pretty little property that dates back to the 1600’s at least. Tisbury itself is a remarkably historic village and is situated a little over 12 miles to the west of Salisbury itself. Paws policy: Nicely behaved dogs are welcome at the Compasses Inn and may stay for no extra charge. Details and secure online reservations: Booking.com