When a spare weekend comes calling the only thing to do is pack up the husband and dog and head off for a weekend in the country.
The dog friendly The Close Hotel in the charming Cotswolds village of Tetbury is the perfect country weekend.
Tetbury is full of lovely pubs to dine, with practically all of them being dog friendly and lots of lovely antique shops to rummage in.
The hotel has a very small car park round the back but it is situated slap bang in the middle of the village so we grabbed one of the hotels umbrellas and went exploring. It’s a very small place but we managed to keep ourselves entertained eating, shopping and walking the dog.
The lovely city of Bath is only a short drive away if you have more time than we did as is westonbirt arboretum. A lovely place to walk the dog, it did get very busy as the sun came out and is pricier than I had expected to enter but with loads of canine friends to make finny was more than happy.
The hotel itself was a delight, small but perfectly formed with a selection of dog friendly rooms (make sure you book in advance). The small well maintained garden would have been lovely to sit out in had it not been pouring with rain when we arrived. Dogs are allowed in the bar where the very helpful staff let us order from the main restaurant menu so we could dine with the pup.
Our room was perfect for travelling with the dog, with its own separate entrance and private corridor there was plenty of room for wet boots and leads. The room itself was tastefully decorated and a great size, with molten brown toiletries in the bathroom and gloriously soft king sized bed. A very relaxing weekend was had by all, well fed, well walked and well rested, what more could you ask for.