Are you looking to come glamping with dogs in the Cotswolds? Well now you can! You can bring your beloved hound (or two) to come and enjoy the glorious Cotswolds with you. Explore the countryside, footpaths and woods, visit the villages and towns and treat yourselves in the many dog-friendly cafes and pubs.
We were asked so many times about guests being able to come glamping with dogs, so we listened and have made one of our yurts dog friendly!
We are happy to welcome one well-behaved medium/large or two small dogs to Buttercup Yurt for dog-friendly glamping. If you wish to bring more dogs – please get in touch first.
It has been lovely to be able to welcome dogs to Campden Yurts since 2020. We found a solution to our concerns about mixing dogs, other guests and livestock by creating our fenced paddock. It stands at around 5ft high (the gate is a bit lower) as is made of kennel club approved wire. The fence completely surrounds the yurt, firepit area and hammock so your dog can join in with all the fun.
Before booking our dog-friendly yurt, please do consider if glamping with dogs at our site is right for you both. There will be other guests, possibly young children and animals around the glamping site and we want you all to have a relaxing holiday. We are also surrounded by sheep/cattle/horses in the neighbouring farms which can cause a bit of excitement to visiting dogs!
We have created a small paddock around Buttercup Yurt that includes the campfire area. The fence is around 5ft high and the gate a little lower. We ask that dogs only be allowed off the lead in this area to help reduce risk of distress to our chickens or other guests, and so you can relax with your dog. It is also for your dog’s safety.
The glamping site is not fully enclosed because there are gaps under the gates leading to the road alongside our site. It is also open down into our adjacent smallholding where we have other pets outside.
As we are in the countryside, there are owls, pheasants, cows, sheep, badgers, foxes as well as chickens around us. These creatures can be noisy both day and at night. Their sounds may cause your dog to get excited and act differently to how they do at home.
Please do make sure your dog is under control at all times. This is for their safety and that of other guests.
Also, please make sure your dog is of good health before and during your stay.
The yurts are dog-friendly, but not solid structures – they are made from wood and canvas. They do not have solid walls and there are gaps between the sides and the floor so any dogs set on escaping could potentially succeed! Therefore, please ensure that dogs are not left alone inside the yurts – to reduce their stress and keep them safe.
If you want your dog to be on your bed or other furniture, please bring a clean blanket with you to put over the main bedding. This just helps prevent muddy paw prints from staining the duvet covers etc.
Please feed and dry/groom your dog outside the yurt, using the wooden indoor/outdoor shelter if necessary.
We are looking forward to meeting you and your four-legged friend. We consider your dog to be a member of your group and want them to have a lovely holiday too.
However, as with your humans, any anti-social or destructive behaviour (noise or being loose on site) will not be accepted. If this happens repeatedly, your group will be asked to leave the site, and a refund forfeited.
We ask that, when glamping with dogs at Campden Yurts, you ensure that:
Failure to do so may result in you being asked to leave the site, forfeiting any refund.
We are able to provide dog bowls for their food and water.
Obviously there are many footpaths and walks to enjoy with your dog. Many of the open spaces where your dog can run will have livestock grazing nearby. Please check before allowing your dog off the lead. If we do not have sheep in our bottom field, this can be used to exercise your dog. Please pick up any dog mess immediately.
There are many places that welcome dogs locally, including Batsford Arboretum.
Campden has plenty of dog-friendly pubs and tearooms which include: (at the time of writing):
The Eight Bells Inn (01386 840371) – “Dogs are welcome to join you if you’re eating in the main bar area”
The Lygon Arms (01386 840318) – “Dogs are very welcome in the bar and courtyard”
The Noel Arms Hotel (01386 840317) – Dogs welcome in the bar and coffee shop
The Red Lion Tavern (01386 840760)
The Volunteer Inn (01386 840688)
The Cotswold House Hotel (01386 840330)
The Bantam Tearooms (01386 840386)
Campden Coffee Company (01386 849251)
The Ebrington Arms (01386 593 223)
Morris & Brown cafe, Broadway Tower (01386 852945 )
Batsford Arboretum – Dogs & Picnic