Dog Friendly Holidays 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 dog-friendly cottages to find the perfect holiday for you and your four-legged friend.

  • Glassonby Old Hall, Rowley Estates

    The whimsical, dog-friendly Glassonby Old Hall is perfect for pampered pooches seeking adventure and luxury in the idyllic Eden Valley.

    £550
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  • Kirkbride Hall, Rowley Estates

    Perfect for a rural retreat in Cumbria, the dog-friendly Kirkbride Hall in Cumbria offers a delightful blend of modern facilities and traditional charm.

    £550
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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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  • Mill Moor, CumbriaInstant Book Overlay Image
    Pooley Bridge, England
    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.
    £103
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  • The Beeches, CumbriaInstant Book Overlay Image
    Bassenthwaite, England
    This large, mid-terraced property in Bassenthwaite is ideal for a memorable Lake District escape, a family get together or special occasion and can easily accommodate multiple couples. With an excellent pub and restaurant across the road it makes a great choice for walking and cycling groups. This delightful cottage has comfortable furniture throughout and features four good sized bedrooms upstairs. The master has a double bed and a contemporary en-suite shower room. It has two double rooms, one with a kingsize bed, as well as a comfortable twin room. The modern bathroom suite has a large bath with views of Bassenthwaite lake, and a walk-in shower and heated towel rail.

    The ground floor features an open plan living/dining room with a cosy open fire. There is also a snug, a great space to relax or read, and a lovely sun room which overlooks the garden. The kitchen is well equipped with modern appliances and has gardens to the rear with garden furniture and a brick barbecue for making the most of the sunny days. This pet friendly property has an outside utility room, ideal for storing boots, bikes and wet clothes for drying.

    You can explore this stunning area on foot yet you are only a few miles from Keswick, Cockermouth and the surrounding Lakeland Fells. Well behaved dogs are welcome to come along and there are plenty of dog friendly pubs and restaurants in the area. The quiet village location means that you can escape your busy lifestyle and retreat to the countryside in no time. Whether you like walking, hiking or cycling, you are never too far away from your next adventure. There is good access to plenty of walking and cycle routes nearby as well as more challenging fells including Skiddaw, Catbells, Latrigg and Blencathra. You can walk to Bassenthwaite Lake in under 1 mile and also to Bassenthwaite village with an excellent village pub.

    Just under a mile away is The Lake District Wildlife Park with over 100 species of wild animals. Visit The Lakes Distillery, producers of fine whisky, gin and vodka and offering tasting tours, always a hit. Just 7 miles away is the popular town of Keswick on the shores of Derwent Water, with an abundance of dining and shopping experiences as well as a mix of cultural hotspots and tourist attractions. Visit The Theatre by the Lake offering award-winning arts and drama on the shores of Derwent Water and the mind-boggling world of The Puzzling Place, fun for all age. Beach 16 miles. Shop ¾ mile, pub and restaurant 100 yards.


    Day passes are available for all leisure facilities at The Castle Inn situated across the road from the property. These are available to buy from the Castle Inn, including swimming pool, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi, gym and tennis court.
    £93
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  • Grey Walls, CumbriaInstant Book Overlay Image
    Penrith, England
    Grey Walls is an impressive and quite outstanding detached country house, standing in an elevated position within extensive grounds. Its superb Lakeland location, in the village of Patterdale, lies at the southern end of Ullswater. Architect designed, it incorporates fascinating features such as oriel windows with views to Striding Edge and Helvellyn, all set in dressed stone. Internally the accommodation has a unique character, with oak panelling and a 17th-century court cupboard. The house manages to incorporate cottage charm, with the majority of rooms taking advantage of the exquisite outlooks. The grounds are delightful; they are all south facing and include extensive terracing, with water features, fish pond and broad areas of lawn with rhododendron bushes. There are magnificent fell views in all directions. Kirkstone Pass rises up to the south of the village dropping down into Ambleside and Windermere, so the location is central to both the North and South Lakes, and therefore excellent for touring the National Park. Above the valley behind Patterdale is the famous Striding Edge, a knife edge ridge, leading onto Helvellyn and is popular among more serious walkers. For a less strenuous walk you will find Aira Force, a short drive north, which is the Lake District’s most famous waterfall. There are watersports available on the lake and the steamer is a beautiful way to enjoy the scenery.
    £280
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  • Homewood, CumbriaInstant Book Overlay Image
    Bowness-on-Windermere, England
    This spacious, immaculately presented property is perfect for family gatherings or up to four couples that wish to enjoy some quality time together in luxury surroundings. Situated in a prestigious area of Bowness on Windermere, accessed via a private road, you will be sure to appreciate why this property has been awarded a five-star status.
    The property sits on a large plot with a lawned garden to the front, a huge balcony with garden furniture, and a large driveway (on an incline) providing parking for at least four cars. The large entrance hall/sunroom is welcoming with seating, making it a perfect place to sit and relax on hotter days. The kitchen, lounge and dining area are accessed via a spacious inner hallway. The kitchen is well equipped with appliances, including a fridge freezer, electric oven and hob, dishwasher, microwave, and coffee machine. The dining room is directly off the kitchen with large dining table and chairs, ideal for entertaining and group gatherings. The dining area is open plan to the spacious modern lounge which benefits from floor to ceiling glass windows and doors, taking full advantage of the uninterrupted views. The living room has a large contemporary wood burning stove and an enormous comfy sofa you can enjoy while taking in the view with a glass of your favourite tipple whilst watching the TV with Freesat. The balcony is accessed from the lounge via a set of glass patio doors and the views from here are simply breath-taking! Full of natural beauty. The balcony does have horizontal rails so toddler beware but it does have plenty of space and seating for eight guests making it a special place to enjoy alfresco dining on warmer evenings. Built into the hill to take advantage of the lake view, the house is moderately split level, with the huge master bedroom and luxurious en-suite bathroom being situated on the lower ground floor. There is plenty of storage provided for two guests with a wardrobe and drawers. The en-suite is huge and has been finished to a high specification. There are a further two double rooms both with en-suite shower rooms and a further room with a large zip and link bed and family bathroom directly across the hallway. There’s a large garage which can be utilised for cycle storage, kayaks, paddleboards, canoes, and such like. There’s a washing machine in the garage too, should you need to refresh your towels after a day at the lake.
    This property is perfectly placed to enjoy all that Bownesss-on-Windermere has to offer, including some of the Lake District’s finest attractions. Take a cruise on Lake Windermere to Ambleside or across to Lakeside to enjoy a day at the aquarium, or hop on the steam train to Haverthwaite. Alternatively, try your hand at sailing and hire your own boat for a few hours. Paddle boarding is also a popular activity on the lake, so if you have one, then it’s certainly worth bringing it along. Bowness-on-Windermere is also home to Beatrix Potter World and the wonderful Art Deco Royalty Cinema. If you’re feeling energetic, so many walks can be found nearby including ’Orrest Head’ in Windermere, a relatively short walk offering spectacular views over Lake Windermere. Some of the Lake District’s fantastic fells are a mere short drive away, as well as the small ’Alpine’ like village of Grasmere, where William Wordsworth is laid to rest at St. Oswald’s Church, and if you’re a fan of Gingerbread, a visit to Grasmere Gingerbread shop is a must! Beach 17 miles. Pub/hotel 1 miles.
    £249
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  • Lowick House, CumbriaInstant Book Overlay Image
    As soon as you drive up to the front of this spectacular 18th-century house you get a sense of the time gone by, this unique property will wow you with its charming eccentric décor combined with period features but also modern comforts and amenities. Outside the exterior of the property is equally impressive set in an extensive mature garden and has two bridges leading across a large beck to a wooded area full of wildflowers, birds, hedgehogs, and numerous insects. There are nuthatches, tree creepers, herons, an occasional woodpecker as well as all the more common birds.
    Peacefully situated just off Lowick village green and with open access to Lowick Common, you can enjoy fantastic walks over the fell to the Beacon with its 360” views of the surrounding mountains and sea. Early morning is the time to spot the roe deer, birds of prey and sometimes the odd hare. The property is within a short drive to the charming village of Coniston, a popular Lake district destination, which offers a selection of independent shops, pubs and cafés, the ideal place to reward yourself with a well-earned rest and drink after conquering the peak of ‘Coniston Old Man’.
    Lowick also offers easy access to the market town of Ulverston with its cobbled streets and regular selection of festivals throughout the year, including the popular Dickensian Christmas market and the comedy and music of ‘Another Fine Fest’ which is in tribute to Stan Laurel, half of the timeless comedy duo, Laurel & Hardy, who was born in Ulverston.
    This is a great base to explore the South Lakes area, whether that be for walking or cycling (bike and electric bike hire is available next door to Lowick House by visiting www.lakedistrictbikes.com). The South Lakes area has something for everyone whether you’re a family looking for great days out at the Safari Zoo, Go Ape, Escape rooms, Segways, Lakes Aquarium or a group of friends looking for a day at the races, Michelin star restaurants, museums, galleries or simply some great pubs. It’s all within easy reach.
    £195
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