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Win a Dog-Friendly Cottage Stay in the Cotswolds

Win a dog friendly break in the Cotswolds

At Character Cottages we know that your furry friends are an important member of the family, and that’s why we offer plenty of pet-friendly cottages in the Cotswolds.

Now, to celebrate National Pet Month, running from 1st April-7th May 2018, we are offering one lucky dog parent a fabulous dog-friendly break in one of our charming Cotswolds cottages.

The prize includes a wonderful 4-night stay for 2 adults and up to2 well-behaved canine companions at the beautiful Alice Cottage in Blockley.

To enter all you have to do is share your favourite photo of your pet on holiday with us on social media.


How to enter

For your chance to win a fabulous dog-friendly cottage stay in the Cotswolds, simply share a photo of your pet on holiday with us on either Facebook or Twitter, using #PetsOnHoliday and tagging Character Cottages.

On Facebook tag us using @CharacterCottages. On Twitter tag us using @CharacCottages.

It’s important to make sure you use the above tags, and make sure your post is set as public, or we might not be able to see your entry.

Entries can be submitted as:

A public status or tweet on your own Twitter or Facebook page tagging us
A comment on our Facebook status or tweet
A visitor post posted on our Facebook page

Your photos don’t need to be of your dog, they can also be your favourite feline, beloved bird, gorgeous guinea pig or any other pet.

From all entries we receive we will narrow down a shortlist of 20 based on those entries which receive the most likes, loves and favourites across Facebook and Twitter. So make sure to get sharing your entry with all your friends to get their vote!

Remember, only likes on the original post will be counted as votes so make sure your friends like your original post, not shares of the post.

When we have our shortlisted 20 entries, or fantastic judging panel of bloggers and photographers will choose a final winner.


The Prize

Alice Cottage dog friendly cottage in the Cotswolds

The prize up for grabs is a lovely 4-night stay at the stunning Alice Cottage in Blockley, for 2 adults and up to 2 well-behaved, medium sized dogs.

Alice Cottage is a beautiful stone cottage located in the picturesque village of Blockley, perfectly situated for visiting the charming local pubs and exploring the area on scenic walks.

The cottage has been lovingly refurbished to include all the modern comforts you need, including central heating, wi-fi, and an LED TV, while also maintaining the traditional features, including a wood burning stove and exposed wooden beams. The cosy cottage is the perfect place for a romantic and relaxing getaway.

The cottage also features a pretty garden with a raised terrace, from which you can take in the stunning countryside views.

Blockley is well-located for visiting the popular market towns of Chipping Camden, Moreton-in-Marsh, and Stow-on-the-Wold, and also provides access to destinations including Stratford-Upon-Avon, Oxford, and Blenheim Palace.

The prize can be taken from any Monday between 5th November-3rd December 2018, subject to availability at the time of booking.


Our Judging Panel

To help us pick which of our lovely entries to crown the winner we have called on a judging panel of esteemed bloggers, photographers and pet travel enthusiasts. Find out more about each member of our judging panel below.


Andy Biggar – The Dog Photographer

Andy Biggar

Who better to help us pick the winner of our #PetsOnHoliday photo competition than the man who is an expert in dog photography.

Andy started out his dog photography work when he was just a teenager, when his own beloved border collie cross served as his first doggie model. Over the last five years as a professional dog photographer, Andy has photographed thousands of dogs of all breeds. Andy’s work focuses solely on dog photography which allows him to bring true passion and knowledge to his work.

You can view Andy’s work on his website and you can also follow him on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


Trina Cooper – Wag The Dog UK

Trina Wag the Dog

Trina Cooper is the owner of the pawsome dog blog Wag the Dog UK, which is all about her bestie beagle Maggie.

Maggie has been travelling the world with Trina since she was a puppy and has lived and travelled across three different continents. In 2012, Trina and Maggie set up Wag the Dog UK to share their stories and other doggy news and tips with the world.

No doubt, Maggie will be helping Trina to cast her vote in our #PetsOnHoliday photo competition.

Find out more about Trina and Maggie on Wag the Dog UK and follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


Hazel Winstanley – Have Dog Can Travel

Hazel Have Dog Can Travel

Hazel is the director of the fabulous Have Dog Can Travel, which is a brilliant resource for dog owners looking to plan a pet-friendly holiday.

Have Dog Can Travel includes lists and reviews of dog friendly accommodation around the country, as well as providing plenty of useful tips and inspiration for travelling with your pooch.

Hazel and Zuki the Poochon know how important it is to find a great dog-friendly accommodation when travelling with your pup, and so they are very excited to be helping give one lucky winner an incredible dog-friendly break with Character Cottages.

Find out more about Have Dog Can Travel on their website, and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.


 Vicky Johnston – Character Cottages

Vicky Johnston Character Cottages

Vicky Johnston is an important member of the team here at Character Cottages and helps us with everything from providing the fantastic news and travel tips on our blogs, to ensuring our website is kept up to date with our fantastic properties.

Vicky can’t wait to see all of your pet photos, so get sharing now and remember to tag us!


Victoria Brewood - Pommie Travels/Luxury Life Goals

Victoria Brewood cropped

Victoria Brewood is a British blogger whose blog name ‘Pommie Travels’ was inspired by the Australian friends she met while travelling. Victoria started travelling after she graduated university in 2008, and since 2010 she has been a full-time, self-employed travel blogger and freelancer, sharing her incredible adventures and travel tips.

Victoria’s most recent venture is her new blog Luxury Life Goals, a lifestyle blog for those who enjoy the finer things in life, covering travel, fashion, food and more.

Keep up to date with Victoria on Pommie Travels and Luxury Life Goals, plus you can follow her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


Char Taylor - Taylor Hearts Travel

Char Taylor cropped

Char Taylor is the brains behind Taylor Hearts Travel, a UK-based family travel blog. Char is a mum who loves to travel and her blog provides inspiration and tips for other intrepid parents on how to experience incredible family travel.

Char wants to redefine family travel and her blog highlight stylish, exciting and affordable luxury travel you can enjoy with the kids in tow.

Follow Char’s family adventures on her blog, plus keep up to date with her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


Terms and Conditions

Please ensure to read our full terms and conditions of entry for further details about the competition, entry mechanics and prize details. Entry to the competition is regarded as acceptance of these terms and conditions.

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