Pet Friendly Holidays Lake District
Home to one of the most beautiful areas in Britain, The Lake District is one of the best places for a dog-friendly adventure in the great outdoors. There is an abundance of dog friendly holiday cottages for you to choose from. All you need to do is decide if you want a private hot tub, a cosy shepherd hut, or a contemporary property located near pet friendly pubs. Find a real hidden gem on our expert listings above
- Greystoke, EnglandThis beautiful sandstone cottage which was converted from a former stable is situated in the pretty hamlet of Greystoke Gill, on the fringe of The Lake District National Park. Greystoke Gill has the benefit of east access from the M6 and is ideally placed to visit Ullswater, Keswick and the Northern Lakes. There is a shop and pub and an outdoor swimming pool in the nearby village of Greystoke, with more amenities in the bustling market town of Penrith, five miles to the East. The cottage itself provides the perfect retreat at the end of a good days walking to relax and unwind in tranquil surroundings. Shop 1 mile.£110Price per night from
- Thornthwaite, EnglandThis beautiful first floor apartment at Swan House has spectacular views across the valley to the Skiddaw Fells. A former 17th century coaching inn, Swan House was converted in 2006 into exclusive apartments and cottages. Set in delightful grounds, close to Bassenthwaite Lake and the village of Thornthwaite, the apartment is tastefully furnished with a contemporary touch. The living area has superb views to the front as well as a small balcony to the side with fell views. There is a pond in the garden (young children will require supervision) which provides a natural habitat for newts and frogs, there is also an abundance of birdlife, deer and red squirrels. If you are lucky you may catch sight of the ospreys which nest within 500 yards of Swan House and regularly fly over the grounds.
Lords Seat and Whinlatter Forest rise up directly from Swan House, with a variety of walks and mountain biking possibilities.£82Price per night from
- Keswick, EnglandSituated 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.£74Price per night from
- EnglandIf you love visiting the lakes and rambling around National Parks, then Tebay is the place for you. Ramshead Cottage is detached and has a wealth of original features, it’s characterful and welcoming with a cosy country style, and on the doorstep of both the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks. The views of the surrounding fields and fells are divine for those beautiful summer mornings, fast forward to winter and you can cosy up in front of the wood burner. The main bedroom has a double bed and the second bedroom is a twin bedroom allowing the option to have double or separate beds. Comfortable seating around the television and wood burner on the ground floor will help you unwind after a long day walking or cycling. There is a large kitchen offering all the amenities you would expect to be able to cook for you and your guests. Wines are available in the property which guests can buy, and the owner will donate £1 per bottle purchased to the Air Ambulance and Cumbrian Mountain Rescue. There is even an outdoor shed ideal for bicycles, canoes or even motorbikes. The local pub is ideal for a hearty Sunday roast after your afternoon ramble and Ramshead Cottage is within easy reach of Kendal, Penrith, Lancaster or Carlisle, making this quaint village a great commuter’s location. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.£64Price per night from
- Ambleside, EnglandFor a great family adventure and centrally located in the Lake District National Park, you can’t go wrong when you stay at Hillside! Just a short level walk and you are exploring the centre of Ambleside, you really don’t have to go too far to keep your family entertained.
Set in a quiet avenue, this three bedroom semi-detached house has plenty of room for everyone to relax in, a spacious living room and separate dining room, each providing excellent areas for entertainment, whilst the garden is the perfect spot in which to enjoy an evening drink after walking the fells, or a morning coffee before you set out for the day to discover the local attractions.
Pets are welcome and they will enjoy the local walks. For the younger guests, Wi-Fi will keep them entertained too!
There are plenty of places to visit right on your doorstep. The famous Bridge House, or a short walk to Stockghyll Falls are a must see, whilst further afield there is beautiful Grasmere village, or catch one of the Windermere ferries from the nearby Waterhead terminal. For climbing and walking, you are surrounded by some of the greatest challenges, and for the sightseers, don’t forget your camera. Shop, pub and restaurant 500 yards.£29Price per night from
- Cartmel, EnglandOriginally a traditional early 19th century Lakeland farm, Yew Tree Farm has been converted into a cosy, ground floor cottage, perfect for families and friends wanting to escape to the countryside. The cottage has a large gravelled yard area providing ample parking, as well as a place for children and dogs to play. Adjacent to the cottage is Yew Tree Barn, hosting many wonderful antiques and crafts, as well as Harry’s café, voted Cumbria’s café of the year for 2022.
The cottage is all open plan, offering a large living/dining/kitchen area with seating for six. The living area is well-furnished with an open fire and easy seating to relax and enjoy quality time together. The space also comprises a dining area with a table generously seating six, and a well-equipped kitchen complete with a range cooker. Past the kitchen along the hallway are two double bedrooms and a family bathroom. Further along the ‘L’ shaped building is a third bedroom with twin beds, a shower room and a large utility room – perfect for washing those mucky paws and leaving your boots and walking gear.
Bypassed from the A590, the tiny hamlet of Low Newton lies just inside the Lake District National Park. Its peaceful setting beneath the fells of South Lakeland provides the perfect base from which to explore the Lakes and the Cumbrian coast. Low Newton is also well served for good local places to eat and drink. Within walking distance at High Newton is Heft, a gastropub, opened in 2022, that has already earned national recognition, while a mile away is the friendly Royal Oak in Lindale. Three miles away is the village of Cartmel, the foodie capital of the South Lakes, famous for its sticky toffee pudding and the renowned Michelin three-starred restaurant L’Enclume. Also three miles away is Grange-over-Sands, a charming and genteel Victorian seaside town with a range of shops amply meeting the needs of any holidaymaker.
Nearest beach is 12 miles, shops 3 miles, restaurant and pub ½ mile.£103Price per night from
- EnglandThis wonderful, detached barn conversion lies just a few minutes’ walk from the shores of Ullswater in the Lake District National Park. It has one kingsize bedroom with a high quality mattress and an en-suite shower room, and offers open plan living, dining and kitchen areas with views looking out onto Ullswater. There is also a separate utility room with a toilet. Private parking, bike storage, a small garden with shrubs and a cobbled courtyard with views of Ullswater complete the picture.
All of the Lake District’s main attractions are close by, including Keswick and Windermere, as well as amazing walks and cycle routes nearby. The property is also only 2 miles from the steamer jetty at Ullswater, where you’ll be able to enjoy an afternoon on the water. Shop and restaurant 2 miles, pub ½ mile.£88Price per night from
- Bassenthwaite, EnglandProminently 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.£68Price per night from
- Matterdale End, EnglandThe Old Barn is 1 of 3 barn conversions at the end of a half mile long private drive at Greenah Cragg, Troutbeck which is just a short drive from Penrith. This barn conversion is of the upper level of a Lakeland barn, on a smallholding. It is set in a peaceful position, surrounded by fields, hills and fells of the Lake District National Park.
This is excellent walking country with many walks direct from the doorstep and with the mountains of the Northern Lakes very close by. An excellent base for families to tour the northern lakes, with Keswick just 10 miles away. This is a lovely holiday location for cycling, riding or touring this beautiful area with its spectacular scenery. Golf and fishing can be reached within 5 miles.
(UK39799) Old Corner Barn can be booked with (UK39800) Crag Barn and (UK39801) The Stables to accommodate up to 12 guests.£89Price per night from
- Keswick, EnglandSituated on the fringe of the town with views to Skiddaw. This luxurious apartment, which is in a block known as Elm Court, offers the best of both worlds, in that it has all the amenities of the town centre close at hand and yet an almost country location with views of the nearby Lakeland Fells and walking opportunities from the door. This ground floor apartment has level access with no steps which senior citizens or those with walking difficulties may find useful. It also offers flat walking into the town centre itself. Shops, pubs and restaurants 400 yards.£71Price per night from