Dog Friendly Lake District Cottages

The Lake District is one of the most beautiful destinations in the UK. It's just an added bonus that it's one of the top dog-friendly holiday spots too. From sweeping views of Lake Windermere, rural forests and fells to cosy village boltholes, there are so many options for blissful getaways with your canine companion by your side. Explore our idyllic selection of pet-friendly cottages and dog-friendly homes to find the perfect holiday for you and your four-legged friend.

  • Orrest Howe, CumbriaInstant Book Overlay Image
    Orrest Howe is situated up the famous Orrest Head walk in Windermere, set in a beautiful woodland garden. You can enjoy sitting out on one of the many seating areas or end your day relaxing in the hot tub whilst taking in the local scenery.
    This detached five bedroom property is a mixture of modern living combined with the period features of a Lakeland house, with two living rooms, plus plenty of room for dining, and a big modern fitted kitchen, including a large wine chiller, perfect for your party of up to ten. With three of the bedrooms en-suite, a family bathroom with a shower over the bath, plus an extra two separate toilets, your comfort levels are really catered for. There are views onto the front garden from four of the bedrooms which also look out over the tree tops onto Windermere.
    With bars, restaurants and shops within an easy walk from the front door you will find your stay very relaxing. Alternatively just a few steps and you can head on up Orrest Head for a bracing walk and take in even more of what the Lake District has to show you! Shop, pub and restaurant 250 yards.
    £301
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  • Foldgate, CumbriaInstant Book Overlay Image
    Corney, England
    Definitely off the beaten track, this wonderful holiday home stands in the most beautiful of settings. Lying to the western side of Corney Fell, which is dominated by Black Combe, you will enjoy the most extensive views. The former Foldgate Farmhouse, nestles around a courtyard with outhouse and stables, and has been extensively refurbished. The farmhouse has lovely features - wooden and flagged floors, beams, wood burner and open fire, and has been warmly decorated and furnished with great attention to comfort. This welcoming home from home will be a haven to relax and unwind, enjoy the views from the decked areas; or just curl up on the sofa and read a book by the fire. Alternatively, there are plenty of attractions for you to visit in the nearby locality. The small town of Bootle is just 1½ miles with shops and café, the lakes Wastwater, Ennerdale and Coniston are all within a 20-30 minute drive. The coast is 2 miles, Muncaster and Ravenglass 5 miles. Golf and riding nearby. Shop and café 1½ miles, pub 1 mile.
    £133
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  • Conn Cottage, CumbriaInstant Book Overlay Image
    Great Strickland, England
    Conn Cottage has recently been fully renovated in 2021, this cottage is full of character and has a peaceful location with lovely view over the stream next door that used to power the neighbouring corn mill, built from Lakeland stone. It has been attractively modernised, furnished and fitted to a high standard, with every modern convenience, making it a real home from home. The kitchen/dining room is finished to a high standard with fully integrated appliances, soft close cupboards and drawers with patio doors opening out onto the rear garden with outside seating and hot tub.
    Conn Cottage is situated in the attractive hamlet of Bampton, in the Lowther Valley. This is a tranquil, unspoilt and beautiful area of the Lake District. This amazing area is perfect for getting away from it all and for seeing wildlife like red squirrels, deer and buzzards. However, the location is still also convenient for accessing not only other parts of the Lake District, but also the Yorkshire Dales, Teesdale and Hadrian’s Wall. Bampton has a village store/post office with tearoom, children’s playground and there is a lovely pub a gentle stroll away in the neighbouring hamlet of Bampton Grange. There are other excellent pubs serving food a short drive away in Askham, Tirril and Shap, as well as the hotel at Haweswater.
    The nearest lakes are Haweswater and Ullswater. The area is perfect for walking and cycling with its quiet scenic roads and there is plenty of good walking from the doorstep, including on the surrounding fells leading over to Ullswater. Popular fells such as Hallin Fell and Place Fell and Mardale Head are nearby. There are lots of nearby attractions and activities including cycle hire, horse riding, Dalemain House and gardens, Aira Force, Ullswater Steamers and other water sports. The nearest town to Bampton is Penrith which is 7 miles away and the M6 is just a 10-minute drive for easy access.
    £136
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  • Souterstead, CumbriaInstant Book Overlay Image
    Close to Coniston Water and at the southern end of the Lake District National Park, Souterstead, standing detached, offers all the space and comforts your party would need for their stay. With underfloor heated slate flooring, the bespoke kitchen, the sumptuous beds, or just relaxing in the living room with the wood burner, you will not want your break to end! French doors in the living room overlook open countryside and lead onto the garden.
    For the younger members of the family, the well-equipped entertainment room with its 50 inch Smart TV and connection hub for your games console will keep them happy and occupied, or for the dog lovers, endless miles of open walks are available for you and your four-legged friends to explore. There is even an outside tap to wash their muddy paws or hose down your bike afterwards.
    Souterstead is the perfect place to entertain, with the excellent ultra tech Sonos sound system providing entertainment throughout the ground floor; the large dining table with ample space for everyone to dine together; and the separate living room with leather sofas and wood burner to relax in front of. The kitchen has everything from a wine cooler to a boiling water tap, and a beautiful polished wooden breakfast bar to sit at and chat away over a glass of wine.
    The nearby Lakeland villages of Coniston and Hawkshead are idyllic and have an abundance of shops and cafés to discover, and for the more adventurous, why not take to the treetop challenge of Grizedale Forest, or venture along the many paths by foot or by bike? Coniston Old Man is always a favourite to climb, yet there are many more walks for all, including your four-legged friends. You will also find and there are two dog friendly pubs within ½ mile.
    For a little bit of Victorian elegance, why not have a trip out on the steam yacht gondola that sails on Coniston Water from March to November, or take to the water yourself for a real Swallows and Amazons adventure! There are so many things to fill your days all year round in this wonderful area, you will find that everyone will leave with a wonderful memory of their stay. Beach 12½ miles. Shop 4 miles, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.
    £172
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  • The Cottage At Breeze Hill, CumbriaInstant Book Overlay Image
    Nestled in the small village of Carr Bank near Arnside, an Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It offers a secluded elevated location for a holiday away from it all, yet with easy access to the Lake District, Arnside and Silverdale. Attached to the owner’s home, the bungalow features a large kitchen/dining area with all the modern conveniences and everything you need to prepare a hearty meal to share around the table. An electric fire ensures a cosy atmosphere in the room and makes it a comfortable place for socialising. This sun room is located directly off the kitchen/dining area at the rear of the property. It is the perfect place to sit and enjoy the sunshine when the weather gets colder. Please note the sun room overlooks the owners garden which is reserved solely for the use of the owners family. Also to the rear of the property is a spacious living room with plenty of comfortable seating and a Smart TV with Netflix and Playstation 4.
    The hallway also leads to two spacious bedrooms, one with a kingsize zip and link bed and the other with a twin bed. The stunning family bathroom has a large walk-in shower, bathtub, twin sinks, toilet, heated towel rail, and LED mirror. For convenience, there’s an additional cloakroom with a toilet and basin off the hallway. Outside, to the front, is a small patio area with garden furniture and BBQ. There is on-site parking for one car and further parking on the road. Situated in the South Lakes area of the Northwest of England and set within the beautiful Morecambe Bay, this area is frequently described as a ‘hidden gem.’ A remarkable and unique area, it is a haven for nature lovers, bird watchers, ramblers and cyclists. Carr Bank is located on the edge of an Area Of Natural Beauty, meaning there is an abundance of walks literally on the doorstep, with the infamous Arnside Knott offering spectacular views over Morecambe Bay only a short drive away. This area is also perfect for cycling, an ideal mode of transport to take in all the wonderful sights this area has to offer. Being very close to the modest seaside resort of Arnside, this stunning property is perfectly placed to enjoy all the local area has to offer. Arnside village has several cafes serving great coffee and cake, a few independent shops to browse, a bakery, and a couple of pubs serving pub grub and good ales too. If you love fish and chips, a local fish and chip shop, which is extremely popular with the locals, is a 5-minute drive away. You can sit on the pier and take in the spectacular sunsets from here.
    A local nursery is close by with a garden centre, growing nursery, food hall, home and lifestyle shop, gift shop, garden cafe and wood-fired kitchen, all on one site! The local caravan park at Silverdale is also worth a visit, on rainy days you can enjoy a gentle swim, sauna and steam room, for ultimate holiday relaxation. Conveniently located between Kendal and Carnforth, the medieval market town of Milnthorpe is a 10-minute drive away, here you can find a supermarket, petrol station, four takeaways and two pubs. Levens Hall and Gardens is a 20-minute drive from the property, is famous for the world’s oldest topiary gardens with a wonderful café, and is also very popular with locals, serving delicious home-cooked food. Being not too far from the A6, the rest of the Lake District including Bowness and Windermere are a mere 30 minutes’ drive away and the Yorkshire Dales, with the popular market town of Kirkby Lonsdale and the Water Fall Trail at Ingleton, is equidistant. Morecambe and Lancaster can also be reached within 30 minutes.
    You are welcome to bring your dog. If your dog enjoys relaxing on a sofa, the owners ask that you provide your own dog blankets to place on the sofas to protect them. They would also ask that at the end of a muddy walk, you clean your dog (towels are provided) in the porch area before allowing the dog into the rest of the property.
    £92
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  • Fallbarrow Hall, CumbriaInstant Book Overlay Image
    Bowness-on-Windermere, England
    Get ready for some fantastic memories. This magnificent Grade II listed Victorian Gothic mansion set beside Lake Windermere makes the perfect venue for large family get togethers, special occasions and surprise celebrations. Set in private grounds with lawned gardens and only a 5-minute walk to Bowness-On-Windermere, this place is simply unforgettable. High ceilings and stunning features offer a glimpse of its Victorian heritage. Following a stylish renovation, the impressive Fallbarrow Hall features the latest in interior design and contemporary fashion.

    Featuring fifteen spacious en-suite bedrooms, plus two apartments with three additional bedrooms. You’ll find the combination of rooms, beds, and flexible sleeping arrangements ideal for an amazing holiday with up to 36 of your friends and loved ones. The themed bedrooms, sumptuous furnishings and luxurious surroundings are just the treat you’re looking for. Kick back in the jazzy cocktail bar or unwind while you catch the latest entertainment in the TV lounge. Enjoy some quiet time in the library or take in a movie in the cinema room. Take on your mates at pool or table tennis, while the little ones chill out in the kid’s den. Whether it’s a cosy night in or a much-needed family reunion you’re after, this place has it covered.

    During the day, the large windows flood the area with plenty of daylight and great views of the grounds and gardens. If you’re planning a special meal, there’s a stunning dining room big enough to host an amazing banquet and you can easily get everyone together. The large kitchen is well equipped and provides a social and communal hub with all the cooking facilities you need. There is a utility and laundry room, ideal for walking gear and muddy boots, and plenty more to explore when you get here. Outside you can enjoy a large expanse of gardens with views of Lake Windermere.

    Fallbarrow Hall is in a private and secluded area of Fallbarrow Holiday Park which features The Willow, a fine dining restaurant and cocktail bar, a marina with direct access to the lake, an adventure playground, and sports courts for the kids. Turn right from the park entrance and in 5 minutes’ you are in the popular tourist magnet of Bowness-On-Windermere with an abundance of shops, pubs, bars, and restaurants offering every type of cuisine you could wish for. Here you can ride the steamers on Lake Windermere to Ambleside or Lakeside. Grab an ice cream, feed the ducks, hire a boat, play mini golf, or play in the arcades. There’s so much to do and of course you are in the heart of The Lake District National Park, so if you love the outdoors, you’re in the right place. Walkers, cyclists, climbers will be in their element. Look no further, you’ve found the place of your dreams!
    £1630
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  • The Waterfall Retreat, CumbriaInstant Book Overlay Image
    Waterfall Retreat is a stunning, ten-bedroom home resting in Tebay near Orton, Cumbria. Near National Park. Waterfall views. Gym. Pet-friendly. Rural. Kirkby Stephen 10.6 miles; Kendal 14.3 miles; Penrith 18.9 miles; Keswick 35.5 miles.
    £883
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