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The Manor House

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Wiltshire The Manor House
From £240
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Dine With Dog
Bed Provided
Bowl Provided
Treats / Food
Toys Provided
Setting: Country retreat
Paws: All welcome
Maximum 1 dog per room

Leave behind the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and retreat with fido to the medieval Wiltshire village of Castle Combe. At the heart of this 15th century village, you will find The Manor House hotel. On the edge of the Cotswolds, this dog-friendly countryside delight has 365 acres of parkland, perfect for humans and hounds to explore together. With more than a few of life’s luxuries right at hand, and its ample period features pleasingly embraced, you will unwind, as your dog enjoys their very own Creature Comforts goodie bag.

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At The Manor House

Perfectly picturesque, this manor house hotel, with its own idyllic row of mews cottages, is a quintessential English spot, where bathrooms strive to take a staring role. Dog-friendly rooms include handmade mattresses, breathable, hand-finished duvets, pillow menus, WiFi and an in-room tablet.

Pawfect slumbers

Pampered paws can have their pick of most of the room and suite options on offer here.

For those pups whose tastes stray to the refined, try the Traditional dog-friendly room. This room offers classic decor and unique features, including a grand wooden-carved four-poster bed, and a charming bathroom located in an old wine cellar. For a king-sized bed and more paw space, try the Plush room, which comes with its own seating area.

Be sure to embrace the line of beautiful cottages, in which hidden slumber spots lie, and opt for a Cottage Suite. All unique, but equally stylish, these elegant suites where period features are cherished, are fit for the most stately of hounds. Or, for a serious paw treat, try the grander Master Suite.

Your dog will be delighted to find their Creature Comforts goodie bag on arrival, ensuring they have treats, bed, bowl, toy and walking maps on-paw.

Human and hound abound

With 365 acres of parkland on offer, your dog will delight in the sublime surroundings. Avoiding the golf course will not be a hardship, as you explore the lawns down to the meandering Bybrook River, or perhaps find the perfect sniffing spot in the Italian or walled gardens together.

Relax and revive

While The Manor House does not have a spa, treatments are available in the comfort of your room, or alternatively in the Potting Shed in the Italian Gardens. Advanced booking is required.

Be active

Is a little exercise required to burn off that second scone? Take a turn on the tennis court, or perhaps just a leisurely game of croquet, or giant chess.

The extra bits

Children aged between 4 and 16 can be accommodated on extra beds in the rooms, which are charged at £27 per night, including breakfast.

There is an 18-hole Championship golf course here, with adventure enough for any level of golfer. Fly fishing on the river is also available.


  • 5 dog-friendly rooms; 50 in total
  • Check-in 3pm
  • Check-out 11am. Late check-out on request, subject to availability
  • Rates from £240
  • Breakfast included
  • Additional £25 per dog, per stay
  • Pack your Dubarrys and explore the 365 acres of parkland with your dog

Food and Drink

Hotel restaurants

The enticing Bybrook Restaurant is the proud owner of a Michelin star. The culinary team here work hand-in-hand with the gardeners to plan the year’s harvest in order to bring fresh vegetables, fruits, herbs and homemade honey direct to the kitchens. Beware, you’ll need to save space if you’re to tackle the tasting menu.

As dogs are not allowed here, or just for a more relaxed dining spot, try The Castle Inn with fido. The estate’s very own pub, located just beyond the hotel gate, is a delight, and will provide cosy home comforts from morning coffee through to sumptuous suppers.

Hotel bar

The Full Glass Bar is worth a tipple or two. As your dog is not allowed here, enjoy while they’re mid-snooze – you’ll need time to peruse the gin menu!

At your service

In room dining is available 24 hours a day, with a reduced menu after 10pm.

The extra bits

An inviting casual dining menu is available and can be enjoyed in the bar, lounges, or alfresco with your pup.

Afternoon tea is served daily, along with cream teas, which are available in the lounges from 11am (except on Sundays). On a warm day, adjourn to the terrace to enjoy with your dog.

Children under 11 years old can only dine in the Bybrook restaurant during the day.

  • Breakfast: 7am to 10am Monday to Friday, 7.30am to 10.30am on weekends
  • The Bybrook Restaurant: Dinner 7pm to 9pm daily. Open for Sunday lunch from 12.30pm to 2pm.
  • The Castle Inn: open from 9.30am daily, with food served from noon
  • The Full Glass Bar: food served from 11am to 10pm daily. Open from 9am until late
  • Afternoon tea: 2pm to 4.30pm daily in the Bybrook Resturant or the Drawing Room. If it's a sunny day, enjoy on the terrace with your dog
  • Wander to The Castle Inn to dine with fido
  • Dress code: Red chinos at the ready!

Where We Are


The dog-friendly South Cotswolds attracts visitors from all over the world, and is well-known for its spectacular landscapes, parks and famous monuments. Just 25 minutes’ drive away is Westonbirt Arboretum, a simply glorious spot to escape with your pup for walkies, full of interesting woodland and mapped trails. Combine with nearby Jack Hare’s Bar, which has a tasty menu for both humans and hounds.

Another great play area is the Bathurst Estate in Cirencester. These fabulous estates, dating back to 1716, were once owned by Lord Bathurst and Alexander Pope, and a regal, pristine stretch of 5-mile parkland – known as the Broad Avenue – connects them. The area is perfect to dip in to for a light stroll, or you could enjoy the day exploring the many leafy nooks and crannies. While there, grab a bite to eat in the lounge or bar of The Kings Head.

Alternatively, if a little more hubbub is required, the metropolitan City of Bristol is a mere 20 miles away, or the majestic town of Bath is just 12 miles away. Explore the stunning surrounds here, and on your journey back pop into its smaller neighbour, Bradford-upon-Avon, where you can enjoy a drink at Timbrell’s Yard, before taking your pup to the paddling spot a short stroll away.

For other dog-friendly venues in the area, check out our ‘Also in the Neighbourhood’ recommendations below. Also worth a read are the North and South Cotswolds guides on Dog Digest.


Address: The Manor House, Castle Combe, Chippenham, SN14 7HR

Hit the road

Just 15 minutes’ drive from the M4, The Manor House is easily accessible from west or east, or connect to the Midlands and north via the M5.

All aboard

The nearest station is Chippenham, which has regular Great Western Railway services from the Capital (in 80 minutes), as well as from Bristol and the south-west beyond. The station is a 15 minute drive from the hotel. Book your taxi for the onward journey in advance to accommodate your dog.

For more tips on travelling with your dog, including transport options, read our essential guide to travelling with dogs. For more handy tips, check out Dog Digest.


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