At The Painswick
Arriving here is like a welcoming embrace. This enticing, characterful, home-away-from-home country house hotel comes complete with fine chef-baked treats in your room, luxurious linens and views across the valley. Dog-friendly rooms include LCD TVs, WiFi and Neom toiletries, as well as tea and coffee making facilities and the delightful homemade biscuits.
Pups cannot stay in the main house, but the Garden Wing rooms, where dogs can stay, should not disappoint. Contemporary with their intricate bathroom tiles, and stylish through and through, everything is of the highest quality and presented with their blend of country cool.
Pick from Small or Medium rooms in the Garden Wing, which has its own handy entrance through the charming boot room, where maps scrolls are waiting with a choice of walks fido will adore.
Nestled in the eaves, Badbrook and Sladbrook are the perfectly formed Small rooms available. Both are doubles with exceptionally comfortable beds, sure to deliver a good night’s rest. Their en-suites have showers over the bath.
Medium rooms have picturesque views over the Slad valley, so you can count those sheep! Available as double or twins, these rooms offer more space for your dog to sniff out. Our choice is Cuttles Mill, which has a wonderful roll-top bath, as well as a separate shower.
Your dog will be greeted with a bed, bowl, toy, treats and a personalised welcome note. Should he require his food to be ready and waiting, make a request when booking and the hotel will be delighted to oblige.
Human and hound abound
No need to bring your wellies – borrow a pair from the boot room and head off from the hotel to explore the recommended local walking routes. The countryside on your doorstep is spectacular, and you and your pooch will have a ball. Be warned – this may go down as hill training!
Relax and revive
Two serene treatment rooms are open from 10am to 6pm daily, offering Elemis treatments for massages and facials, and Leighton Denny for manicures and pedicures. With the group’s renowned spa expertise, book in advance to avoid disappointment.
The extra bits
Dogs are restricted to the Garden Wing and terrace, where they are asked to stay on a lead. The terrace is spacious with a grassy area, perfect for fido to take in the country air. There are also comfy sofas, tables and chairs for you to relax in, or have a meal.
Children are welcome in the larger rooms, with extra beds charged at £20 per bed per night, and cots at £15 per cot per night.
Don’t forget to enjoy the games room, complete with pool table. There are also two inviting lounges with roaring fires, however the main house is not dog-friendly, so enjoy while fido is taking a post-walk snooze.