Lower Slaughter is a picturesque village in the Cotswolds. It’s limestone buildings sit alongside a slow moving stream, making it very popular with people wanting an Instagram-worthy view. The village is made up of great houses, large hotels, fantastic restaurants (usually part of the hotels), pubs and a stream with two bridges. This is the perfect place for walkers who want some peace and quiet. For many, it is a photo stop on the way to one of the many other Cotswolds villages.
My partner and I visited Lower Slaughter for a weekend of walks and gorging on food! Lower Slaughter is only an hour’s drive from Bristol, but it was a special weekend and so we decided to stay the night.
We spent a lovely (and once again overcast) day walking from the beautiful Lower Slaughter to the popular local town Stow-on-the-Wold. Where we pottered around the shops in the main market square. Including an amazing antiques shop that has everything you can think of and just keeps going! Well behaved dogs are tolerated in the shop doorway.
We had lunch at the (dog-friendly) Bell at Stow pub and then pottered back to the hotel in Lower Slaughter.
I loved our hotel. Sitting around it’s large fireplace with a drink in hand was the perfect end to the day. You can also dry any wet clothes nearby – of course we got wet as we seem to be constantly unlucky with the weather!
Things to do and places to see in and around Lower Slaughter
The Cotswolds is an area of outstanding natural beauty. You could spend days exploring through the beautiful countryside, wandering around picturesque villages and market towns, and eating great food.
Lower Slaughter is in easy walking (or short driving) distance of Bourton-on-the-water (the Venice of the Cotswolds) and Stow-on-the-Wold. I would recommend staying in Lower Slaughter and spending your days walking to these beautiful and very dog-friendly local places.
Dog-friendly accommodation in Lower Slaughter
We treated ourselves to a little two-floor cottage at the Slaughters Country Inn. You enter into a little lounge and walk upstairs to a gorgeous bedroom and bathroom. Our little pooch Sash was very comfortable!
I wholeheartedly recommend this hotel to anyone. It’s rooms were great, the bar and fire inviting, and the restaurant served delicious meals.
As always, you can find many dog-friendly places to stay in Lower Slaughter and the Cotswolds in general using the usual sites (e.g. booking.com, TripAdvisor, etc.).
Other useful sources
The Cotswolds is so popular and so you will be able to find information and recommendations everywhere. Pinterest is full of them! Here are some more official sites that you may find useful:
- Lower Slaughter Tourist Information: https://www.cotswolds.info/places/lower-slaughter.shtml
- Cotswolds guide to ‘The Slaughters’: https://www.thecotswoldsguide.com/The-Slaughters
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7 thoughts on “Dog-friendly Cotswolds – Lower Slaughter”
I love that cottage, the fire does look inviting. It must have felt amazing after getting drenched. Did Sash lay in front of the fireplace to warm up?
Yes! She curled up in front like any dog in front of a fire. Rural UK has so many pubs with large fires. There’s something very natural, nostalgic and historic about it.
That is beautiful. We need to visit one day!
I am so envious of all the dog-friendly places you have around you. I love how much variety you have in one area. It’s awesome.
You should come and visit! I’ll take you on a tour 😁
Don’t tempt me 🙂