Hotels for Happy Doggies in South West England: Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire
Dog Friendly Hotels in the Swindon area
The Editor Says: I’ve got to admit that the word “Swindon” didn’t initially fill my doggy brain with images of waggy-tailed country-walk craziness. However, a little mooch around the interweb proved how wrong I was. Have a look at Tara’s Trails and you’ll get the gist. In fact, there’s a bagload of tootles to be had in the surrounding area with Lydiard Park being a top example. Oh, and we’re also welcome on leads at Avebury stone circle which is only about 20 minutes away. Just don’t pee up them or there might be a kerfuffle with a druid or archaeologist or summat.
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 Pear Tree, Purton
Just a couple of miles to the north west of Swindon, this former vicarage offers 3 star rated accommodation via 17 guest bedrooms. The hotel is set within extensive grounds and also features an award-winning restaurant. Paws policy: Very pet friendly, dogs are welcome to stay free of charge and even get treats for their visit. They must not be left unattended in rooms, but are welcome in all public areas except for the restaurant.
This sizeable hotel boasts in excess of 140 bedrooms as well as an indoor swimming pool, gymnasium and restaurants. Located on the south eastern edge of town, easy access to the M4 motorway is available via junction 16. Paws policy: The Village Urban Resoort Swindon has a select number of dog-friendly rooms available (not Upperdeck bedrooms) for the supplementary charge of £15 per pet per night. Details and secure online reservations: Booking.com and LateRooms.com
Alexandra House, Wroughton
Part of the Principal Hayley group, Alexandra House boasts some 150 guest bedrooms and is, as such, one of the largest hotels in Wiltshire. It also features a swimming pool, tennis court and gym. Swindon is just four miles away to the north, while Marlborough and Chippenham are also within easy reach. Paws policy: Dogs welcome by arrangement, though no specific information relating to supplementary charges available at the time of writing.
On the fringes of the Marlborough Downs, Overtown Manor is a splendid Grade II listed country house which offers bed and breakfast accommodation via 4 guest bedrooms. Just a few miles south of Swindon town centre, the property has been the recipient of some extremely favourable guest reviews. Paws policy: Good natured dogs are welcome at Overtown Manor, but the owners reserve the right to refuse to accommodate any four-legged guests which do not behave themselves. Details and secure online reservations: Booking.com and LateRooms.com