Farmstay B & B's and self catering cottage are great places to stay with your dog. There are normally working dogs and family pets on most farms, so we are used to the Canine species and are happy to welcome them into our homes.
Gloucestershire is generally dog friendly with many pubs and cafe's being welcoming your pets. There are many hostelries that you will discover on these great walks, which welcome you and your pet. A walk on Cleeve hill, the highest point in Gloucestershire, enjoys views of Cheltenham racecourse, the Severn Vale and on a very clear day Exmoor in Somerset/N Devon can be seen. Alternatively follow the Sculpture Trail in the Forest of Dean with miles of forest trails to explore.
For a more architectural woodland experience, how about the 56 acre Batsford Arboretum has one of the largest collections of private trees in the country. Open all year round it is another great Gloucestershire attraction suitable for dogs.There is plenty to explore here, as well as the fabulous walks amongst the trees - the Plant Centre, a Terrace Cafe, and a Gift and Garden Shop, within the walls of the Victorian kitchen garden and all allowing your dog, as long as kept on a lead.
As you can see Gloucestershire is a varied county with many different types of landscape, all of which are waiting to be explored by you and your canine companion.
Here are Farm Stay’s selection of Dog Friendly Holiday properties in Gloucestershire.