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Dog-friendly Lake District

The Lake District is one of the most beautiful holiday destinations in the UK. It’s just an added bonus that it’s one of the top dog-friendly places 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 dog by your side. Explore our idyllic selection of pet-friendly hotels to find the perfect holiday for you and your four-legged friend.

  • Rothay Manor, Lake DistrictInstant Book Overlay Image
    4.25

    Experience refined elegance at Rothay Manor, a dog-friendly manor hotel. Discover the stunning landscapes of Lake Windemere and enjoy endless adventures with your furry companion.

    £240
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  • Riverain Coach House, Rowley Estates

    Set within the vibrant grounds of the stately Blencowe Hall, the award-winning Riverain Coach House is a dog-friendly haven in Cumbria - perfect for a relaxing getaway by the Lake District.

    £380
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  • Cazenovia Hall, Rowley Estates

    Part of the stunning Rowley Estates, this dreamy, dog-friendly cottage offers dapper doggies gorgeous grounds to explore, and guarantees guests a luxurious rural retreat.

    £550
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  • Lealholme, CumbriaInstant Book Overlay Image
    Bassenthwaite, England
    5.00
    Prominently looking over the village green, and within touching distance of the Skiddaw massif, this link detached property is in the perfect location to explore the north western fells of the Lake District. Located in the heart of the village, with the village farm adjacent, the property offers access onto miles of quiet footpaths and local fells including little-known routes up Skiddaw and the back of the Blencathra massif. The beautiful beck, with its resident ducks, flows through the village and provides a great place for kids and dogs to cool off on warm days. The property is also only a few miles away from the historic market towns of Keswick and Cockermouth, which can both be easily accessed by bus, and offer a variety of shops, pubs and restaurants.
    Lealholme provides spacious and comfortable, single-storey accommodation, and has the added benefit of level access and wide doors. Tastefully decorated throughout, and with an enclosed garden, with double wrought iron gates, which provides parking and makes the perfect sun trap to sit and relax, perhaps whilst enjoying a purchase from the Lakes Distillery just down the road! The well-equipped, contemporary kitchen has slate tiled floors, Denby crockery, quality cutlery and utensils and an alcove, complete with a large electric range cooker. This fully central heated home from home, offers a large comfortable living/dining room with original pitch pine panelling, stone mullioned and sash windows offers a cosy and welcoming environment, complete with a wood burner. Lealholme also boasts a large walk-in shower with a Softstone base and a double shower head.
    The village is situated in the north of the Lake District National Park, and is also just a short drive to Carlisle and the Scottish borders - it couldn’t be easier to explore the area. Bassenthwaite is a real community village which hosts an annual duck race, frequent pub quizzes and a vibrant, active local church arranging village fates, sports days and even Morris dancing. This beautiful cottage is just over a mile away from Bassenthwaite Lake, where fishing and sailing are available, or for nature lovers a walk up to the osprey viewpoints is well worth the effort. The property is ideally located for cyclists, with rides including the C2C and Cumbria Way routes, along with off-road trails at nearby Whinlatter Forest. However you choose to spend your stay, this is a perfect location to make the most of the Lake District. There is a dog-friendly, village pub serving food, just a short walk away, whilst Armathwaite Hall hotel and spa, Ravenstone lodge and Castle Inn all provide alternatives within 2 miles. Beach 18 miles. Shop ½ mile (seasonal) or 7 miles (open all year), pub 200 yards, restaurant 1¾ miles.
    £74
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  • Birkerthwaite Farmhouse, CumbriaInstant Book Overlay Image
    Featuring beams taken from shipwrecks on the Cumbrian Coast, this small group of holiday cottages at Birkerthwaite, a former 17th century Lakeland farmstead, lie at the end of an unmade track and are surrounded by tranquil moorland scenery and farmland. This is fantastic walking countryside and the elevated position gives views of Scafell and the Eskdale Valley, creating a unique atmosphere of tranquillity. Birkerthwaite Farmhouse (W43001) is a unique holiday property dating back to 1627 and has many original features, beamed ceilings, flagged floors and unusual oak wall cupboards built in the 1700’s. Comfortably furnished and with the benefit of an open fire and an Aga, the farmhouse is cosy and welcoming.
    Nearby attractions include Muncaster Castle and Hardknott Roman Fort, whilst the Langdale Pikes and Ambleside on the northern shores of Lake Windermere can be reached via a stunning drive over the Hard Knott and Wrynose Passes. A short drive away is Wast Water; to the west are sandy beaches. Alternatively take the steam train from Ravenglass. Shop 3 miles, pub 2½ miles.
    £64
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  • Bank End, CumbriaInstant Book Overlay Image
    Glenridding, England
    5.00
    Nestled in the picturesque heart of Glenridding, this charming, detached cottage offers an idyllic escape amidst nature’s splendour. Perched gracefully overlooking a gentle river, its tranquil ambiance is complemented by the rhythmic flow of waters, creating an enchanting backdrop for relaxation and reflection.

    Step inside to discover a spacious and luminous lounge, adorned with tasteful furnishings and punctuated by a rustic wood burner. This inviting space beckons families to unwind, share stories, and create cherished memories by the warm embrace of the fire.

    The cottage seamlessly caters to families, boasting a comfortable double bedroom along with two elegantly appointed twin bedrooms. Each room exudes a blend of traditional charm and modern comfort, ensuring a restful night’s sleep after days filled with adventure.

    For those with an adventurous spirit, the proximity to Ullswater is a dream come true. Just a stone’s throw away, this renowned lake beckons water enthusiasts with its myriad of activities. From exhilarating water sports to serene cruises that unveil panoramic vistas of craggy mountains and verdant landscapes, Ullswater captivates with its timeless allure.

    The surrounding terrain is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, offering a plethora of opportunities to explore and indulge. Lace up your hiking boots and embark on exhilarating trails leading up the lane, where the majestic Helvellyn and Striding Edge rise in grandeur, casting shadows that whisper tales of ancient legends and awe-inspiring vistas.

    Beyond the trails, the region boasts a vibrant tapestry of experiences waiting to be discovered. Embark on a scenic cruise to Pooley Bridge aboard the Ullswater cruise boat or immerse yourself in the adrenaline-pumping thrills of climbing, cycling, and horse riding.

    Conveniently situated, the cottage is a stone’s throw from essential amenities. A delightful shop awaits just 100 yards away, ensuring you’re well-equipped for your stay. For those seeking a taste of local flavours and ambiance, a charming pub is located a mere 0.25 miles away, while a tantalizing restaurant beckons, 120 yards away.
    £94
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  • Woodside Cottage, CumbriaInstant Book Overlay Image
    5.00
    Woodside Cottage has a fabulous open plan living/dining area with a magnificent wood burner taking centre stage of the room. The outdoor terrace enjoys the sun for most of the day and the side door opens straight into the well-equipped spacious kitchen. Upstairs, offers three wonderfully decorated bedrooms and two family bathrooms over two floors. Backbarrow is set in the South Lakes Peninsula and is a perfect gateway to explore many popular attractions, the closest being the Haverthwaite Steam Railway. Take a leisurely train ride into Bowness-on-Windermere and witness the stunning landscape as you go. Guests at Woodside Cottage can also enjoy free membership to the health spa and fitness club in the village during their stay, a 2 minute walk away.
    Just a 5-minute drive down the road and you are in Newby Bridge, popular for its fantastic riverside pubs and home to the Lakes Aquarium and Windermere Lake Cruises. Take a wonderful cruse across the largest lake in the UK over to the popular town of Ambleside. If walking is more of what you are looking for then you are spoilt for choice, with 214 Wainwright fells within easy reach you have plenty of options to choose from. There are also an abundance of cycling routes close by or if you want to go further afield, there are many other popular Lake District towns to explore such as Grasmere and Ulverston. Why not head over to Grange-over-Sands or Cartmel, famous for its sticky toffee pudding, Michelin star restaurant and horse racing. This really is the perfect holiday home to enjoy an active and fun family holiday. Beach 8 miles.
    £121
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  • Elterwater, CumbriaInstant Book Overlay Image
    Ambleside, England
    5.00
    Set in 18 acres of beautiful natural grounds and woodland, this charming wooden holiday lodge has its own private outdoor space along with shared use of an indoor heated plunge pool, sauna, Jacuzzi and table tennis table. Extended and refurbished in 2021, there is a double bedroom, a twin bedroom, a new kitchen, and a large veranda with seating and an external heater.
    Right on the doorstep of the magnificent Langdales, 2½ miles from Ambleside and 8 miles from Coniston. It is a perfect base for touring and exploring the footpaths in the area with numerous woodland and hill walks straight from the door. Great for wildlife lovers, with deer and other animals freely wandering through this small, select woodland retreat. The Lake District Visitor Centre near Windermere is worth a visit (activities include high ropes, horse riding etc), as is the nearby water sports centre on Windermere. Pub and restaurant ¼ mile.
    £80
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  • Scales Cottage, CumbriaInstant Book Overlay Image
    Cockermouth, England
    A delightful three bedroom renovated cottage in the Vale of Lorton, with a woodburning stove. The ideal property for friends, families and walkers to explore the local area.
    £77
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  • Nest Barn, CumbriaInstant Book Overlay Image
    Keswick, England
    Located 2 miles out of Keswick, close to the Stonerigg stone circle. Quality accommodation, well equiped and comfortable.
    £68
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