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Three Great Reasons to Visit the Cotswolds

manor-cottages-dig-friendly-cotswolds.png The Cotswolds is perfect for a romantic Spring getaway. With so many beautifully scenic walks, dog-friendly pubs where you can cuddle-up by a roaring log fire, and cute chocolate-box villages where you’re likely to spot a green-wellied celebrity, it’s all a short dog-friendly walk away from one of Manor Cottages’ gorgeous romantic cottages.

The dog-friendly pub walks.

Bring your four-legged friend to one of our dog friendly cottages in the Cotswolds and you’ll be welcomed with open arms.

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Tetbury: Head to The Kings Arms in Didmarton and snuggle into a picturesque window banquette for stunning views by a cosy wood-burning fire.

Great Barrington: The riverside Fox Inn has amazing views of the Windrush Valley and a ‘dine with your dog’ facility.

Crawley: discover the spooky delights of Minster Lovell and head to The Lamb Inn, near Witney for hearty, traditional foods cooked by a Michelin starred chef – dogs welcome.

Burford: The Angel at Burford is a wonderful, welcoming dining pub where you and your dog will be made most welcome. It's great for a pint as well as for a hearty pub meal.

Celebrities on tap.

Pick any one of our Cotswold cottages, and you could find yourself rubbing shoulders with Amanda Holden (she’s got a weekend place in Churchill) or sharing the bar with Kate Moss (she lives in Little Farringdon but is a regular at the dog-friendly Five Alls in Filkins).

Search through the selection of romantic cottages near Painswick if you fancy bumping into Lily Allen (who lives with her young family in Overtown), or being served a pint by her father Keith Allen, who has been known to take a turn behind the bar at the Woolpack Inn in nearby Slad.

Any dog-friendly cottages in the Cotswolds near Chipping Norton will put you very much in the ‘Chipping Norton set’ alongside Blur bass guitarist, Alex James (Kingham), TV presenter Jeremy Clarkson, who is renovating a large farm in Chadlington, as well as Rebecca Brooks (Sarsden), Rory Bremner and Ben Kingsley.

You don’t get many points for spotting David Cameron as he spends most weekends in and around his home near Chipping Norton.

Romantic film locations.

Keep the flames of love burning bright by visiting some of the most romantic film locations in the Cotswolds.

Enjoy a dinner a deux at The Swan at Swinbrook (dog-friendly too) where they filmed Branson and Lady Sybil’s elopement in Downton Abbey. It’s a stone’s throw from Swinbrook Church where the Christening scenes were filmed for the forthcoming Bridget Jones movie.

Head to Chavenage House near Tetbury aka the Poldark family home, which was transformed into Midwinter Manor in Lark Rise to Candelford and also the site of Angel and Tess’s bedroom in the Eddie Redmayne and Gemma Arterton adaptation of Tess of the D’Urbervilles.

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