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Dog Friendly Hotels Lake District

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 hotels and B&Bs to find the perfect holiday for you and your four-legged friend.

  • 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.
    £67
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  • Stone Barn, CumbriaInstant Book Overlay Image
    Pooley Bridge, England
    5.00
    Barton Hall Farm can be found just outside Pooley Bridge, the village at the outfall of Lake Ullswater. Set in the countryside on a traditional working farm, this area offers some of the most wonderful landscapes in the region from the privacy of a secluded rural setting. It is minutes from Lake Ullswater, with its walking, water sports and ponderous steamers making their regal-like journeys up and down the lake in the shadow of the majestic fells. This area offers many forms of recreation, whatever season you choose to visit. All three cottages have been tastefully converted from original old stone farm buildings; and wherever possible the original features have been retained. Old pitch pine beams stretch unhindered through bedrooms and across stairways and the local slate and sandstone are in evidence throughout. Guests are welcomed with fresh flowers, along with well furnished comfortable holiday accommodation, wood-burning stoves and well-equipped kitchens. For good walking, fells nearby include High Street range, 1 mile, and Helvellyn, 10 miles. The market town of Penrith, 5 miles; whilst the attractions of Keswick are 14 miles. Shops, pubs and restaurants ½ mile.
    £65
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  • April Cottage, CumbriaInstant Book Overlay Image
    Cartmel, England
    5.00
    April Cottage is situated in the peaceful South Lakeland hamlet of Staveley-in-Cartmel, just a stone’s throw away from Windermere and the National Trust park and gardens, Fellfoot. A former Besom store, this traditional whitewashed cottage is perfectly positioned to explore the popular Lakeland villages of Ambleside, Grasmere, Coniston and Keswick, as well as the quieter corners and beaches of the South Lakeland Peninsulas and West Lakes including, Grange-over-Sands, Cartmel and Arnside.

    Just a short walk from April Cottage is Gummers Howe, one of the Lake District’s top ten picturesque picnic spots, whilst a host of woodland walks and cycle tracks lead directly from the cottage up into the surrounding fells to offer stunning panoramic views. The nearby, quaint market town of Ulverston, teeming with eclectic, independent shops, cafés, pubs and restaurants and with entertainment for all ages, is only 4 miles away by car. There are also days out at the Lakeside Aquarium, traditional steam train experience at Lakeside and Haverthwaite, and the popular South Lakeland Zoo which are also just a short drive away.

    Beatrix Potter fans will find plenty to interest them at her home at Far Sawrey, near Hawkshead and at The World of Beatrix Potter at Bowness-on-Windermere, whilst art and poetry lovers will adore the delightful Dove Cottage at Grasmere, which was home to William Wordsworth, and the beautiful house and gardens of Brantwood at Coniston, which was home to John Ruskin. After a busy day splashing on the water in boats, hiking over the fells or cycling through Grizedale Forest, snuggle up by the fire and enjoy a cup of cocoa at April Cottage, or head out to the lovely pub close by for a sumptuous meal and drinks on the banks of the River Leven. Beach 7 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant within a mile.
    £60
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  • Lamb Cottage, CumbriaInstant Book Overlay Image
    Windermere, England
    5.00
    Lovely cottage in the heart of the Lake District at Windermere. WiFi. Dog-friendly. Wood burning stove. Dishwasher. Washing machine. Shops, restaurants and pubs within walking distance at Windermere and Bowness, 5 minutes.
    £75
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  • Apple Tree Cottage, CumbriaInstant Book Overlay Image
    Appleby-in-Westmorland, England
    5.00
    Beautiful stone-built cottage resting in an enviable location with stunning views across rolling countryside, 6 miles south of Appleby-in-Westmorland. Pet-friendly. WiFi. Shop and pub 4 miles
    £84
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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.
    £69
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  • The Lodge, CumbriaInstant Book Overlay Image
    Penrith, England
    5.00
    A characterful, detached cottage settled in Greystoke, Cumbria. Off-road parking. Enclosed garden. Pet-friendly. Woodburning stove. Smart TV. Rural location. Penrith 5.7 miles; Keswick 12.6 miles.
    £87
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  • Rosemary Cottage, CumbriaInstant Book Overlay Image
    Burton-in-Kendal, England
    5.00
    Delightful traditional, stone-built terraced cottage, located beneath Farleton Knott in the village of Burton-in-Kendal. Stylishly presented. Character features with woodburning stove. Pet-friendly. Walks from the door. Kirby Lonsdale 7 miles.
    £87
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  • Bransty, CumbriaInstant Book Overlay Image
    Keswick, England
    4.00
    Situated on the lovely Burnside Park, within easy walking distance of Keswick town centre, this holiday lodge offers an open plan living space with a high level of comfort, perfect for your Lake District getaway. If you like a bit of indulgence on holiday, then look no further, this lodge features the latest in modern living with a light, bright, contemporary finish. It makes the most of the space and offers more spacious rooms than previous models. The bedrooms feature quality furnishings with mirrored sliding wardrobes, blackout blinds and plenty of space around the beds. Unlike a lot of lodges, there is a full sized bath with a shower making this lodge ideal for families and couples who enjoy home comforts. The open plan living space at the heart of the lodge provides a comfortable and social space to spend time with loved ones, and to top it off, step out onto the private decking with patio furniture and listen to the lovely stream while enjoying views to Skiddaw and the surrounding countryside. Pets are very welcome too, as this holiday park sits deep within the Lake District National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, perfect for walks.

    Regular visitors to Keswick will know that this popular market town has everything, from fine dining and wine bars to traditional Lakeland pubs and restaurants, excellent shopping experiences, tourist attractions and some of the most stunning scenery around. Whether you’re looking for rugged mountainous adventure, leisurely walking, cycle routes, water sports and picturesque scenery, or just some much needed rest and relaxation, Keswick has it all, and Barnsty gives you the perfect holiday base. Shop ¾ mile, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.
    £66
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  • Elk Cottage, Rowley Estates

    Nestled among the rolling hills of the idyllic Eden Valley, this homely dog-friendly cottage serves up style and comfort in equal measure.

    £260
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