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.

  • Hill Top Barn, CumbriaInstant Book Overlay Image
    Cartmel, England
    Set within a small hamlet of similar converted properties, this charming, detached barn conversion sits in a large enclosed garden with open views over the surrounding countryside. Once inside, you will find the spacious living/dining room is furnished with comfortable seating centred around the inviting wood burner, whilst the adjoining sun room is the perfect place to enjoy a morning coffee and watch the local wildlife go by. Nature lovers will see everything from a blue tit to a pheasant and even the odd deer. The large kitchen is ideal for those home cooked meals, and there is plenty of space so more hands make light work as they say. As you head upstairs, don’t forget to take in the views as you look through the arched window running the full height of the staircase. Outside, the gardens have been carefully landscaped to blend with the rural surroundings, and the stone-flagged patio area is ideal for a little al fresco dining.
    The local village pub is a nice way to sample some of Lakelands infamous ales, or try locally sourced ingredients in the adjoining restaurant. The southern Lake District is easily accessible for those wanting to explore the area. The pretty village of Cartmel is just a short drive away, or why not catch a lake cruise from Newby Bridge Pier, it really is the best way to see Windermere. There are a plethora of activities nearby including walking, cycling, fishing and outdoor pursuits for everyone right on your doorstep. Beach 4¼ miles. Shop 2½ miles, pub ¼ mile, restaurant 3½ miles.
    £98
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  • 75 Station Road, CumbriaInstant Book Overlay Image
    Grange-Over-Sands, England
    This superb old white stone cottage is situated in the pretty village of Cark in Cartmel, Cumbria. Enclosed patio area. En-suite. Cartmel 2 miles; Bowness on Windermere 16 miles.
    £118
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  • Fell Foot, CumbriaInstant Book Overlay Image
    Holmrook, England
    A traditional detached cottage nestled within an idyllic corner of the Lake district in Santon Bridge near Eskdale Green, Cumbria. Hot tub. Idyllic surroundings. Woodburning stove. Wasdale 5.6 miles; Seascale 6.1 miles; Coniston 19.2 miles.
    £165
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  • Cobbleken, CumbriaInstant Book Overlay Image
    Cockermouth, England
    Cobbleken is set in the pretty town of Cockermouth, perfect for extended families or couples looking to explore the surrounding area. The property is set over three floors and has been lovingly restored to a good standard.
    Enter through a very useful drying room, with plenty of room to dry those walking boots, wet coats or store bikes and sports equipment. The warming wood burner here offers the perfect spot for your four legged friend to dry off before heading upstairs with you. The first floor offers plenty of space for everyone to relax. The living room has comfy sofas and a large screen TV for a movie night in, while the well-equipped kitchen has everything you need to cook up a hearty meal served around the large table in the adjacent dining room. With so many choices of restaurants and takeaways close by, you could easily be tempted away from cooking. The property features three double bedrooms and a twin room, each boasting sumptuous beds and bedding offering a good night’s sleep. Begin the day feeling revived and refreshed in either of the two bathrooms on the first or second floor. Outside is a private courtyard seating area, cold water tap and two private parking for 1 small/medium sized car in garage and 1 vehicle behind on hard-standing.
    The market town of Cockermouth sits on the edge of the Lake District National Park, offering an abundance of independent shops, cafés and restaurants. The Derwent River runs alongside the town and provides pretty riverside walks along the castle walls and brewery buildings. Be sure to stop by at Wordsworth House, once home to the famous poet of the same name, which has a delightful walled garden that once served as the inspiration for his poetry. From here you are just a short drive from Keswick, and many of the popular fells including Skiddaw, Sale Fell and Ling Fell can be accessed along the way. For golfers, Cockermouth and Keswick both offer access for non-members, and mountain bikers will be keen to tackle the demanding trails at Whinlatter Forest. Stunning beaches along the west coast include St Bees, home of the coast-to-coast challenge. Families will enjoy a day out at the Lake District Wildlife Park or for a wet and rainy day the Aquarium at Maryport is a great choice. So whatever your reason is to stay here, there will be something for everyone. Beach 9 miles. Shop 50 yards, pub and restaurant 200 yards.
    £117
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  • Brantlea, CumbriaInstant Book Overlay Image
    Windermere, England
    A spectacular four-bedroom detached holiday home settled in Bowness-On-Windermere in Cumbria. Open-plan. Ground-floor living. Off-road parking. Close to lake. Ambleside 5.8 miles; Kendal 9 miles.
    £390
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  • The Old Chapel, NorthumberlandInstant Book Overlay Image
    The moment you approach this beautifully converted chapel you know you’re in store for a lovely stay in a unique property. The large wooden chapel doors open to reveal a big hallway with a couple of rooms leading off to the sides. You come to a useful study room first which offers a little privacy or peace, and the opposite is a utility room providing the perfect place to dry and feed the dog, dry wet coats after a busy day’s walking in the Lakes. A second set of doors opens into an impressive, Instagram-worthy living space, with high vaulted ceilings, large leaded windows, and oak beams.
    Once you catch your breath, you can take in the large kitchen with all the amenities and space required to cater anything from a simple sandwich to a family feast. The breakfast bar is the ideal place to watch the chef show off their skills whilst enjoying a glass of wine before moving the feast to the large dining table, where you could easily imagine you were starring in an epic movie during a medieval banquet.
    transition easily into the comfortable living area with its sumptuous sofas, electric fire, and TV. You can’t fail to notice the first of the bedrooms as your eyes are drawn to the glass-fronted stairs leading up to the kingsize bedroom in the rafters of the chapel, where there is also an en-suite bathroom to the left. The remaining three bedrooms consist of two more king-size beds and a twin room, all with en-suite bathrooms and located on the lower floor level.
    The chapel is in the quiet Hamlet of Lowick Green near Spark Bridge but offers a great location to explore the scenery and attractions of the South Lakes area. There is a local pub The Farmers Arms. The iconic Coniston Water is just 10 miles away, offering a great location for wild swimming, paddleboarding or kayaking for those water enthusiasts. Alternatively, within a short drive, you can enjoy the world-famous Windermere water offering Lakeside towns to explore with an excellent range of independent shops, restaurants, pubs, or attractions like The World of Beatrix Potter. Take a lake cruise or hire your motorboat to enjoy this vast expanse of water. Other local attractions include the Motor Museum, Lakes Aquarium, escape rooms, high ropes, and outdoor adventures, right through to horse racing or Michelin star restaurants. There is truly something for everyone to enjoy and all set against some of the most stunning scenery in the world. Bardsea Beach 5 miles. (dog friendly).
    £169
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