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.

  • Cragwood Country House Hotel, CumbriaInstant Book Overlay Image

    Nestled on the shores of Lake Windermere, England’s longest and most beautiful lake, you will find Cragwood Country House Hotel, a superb dog-friendly destination in the heart of the Lake District.

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  • Leeming House, Cumbria
    Penrith, England
    3.20

    Dog-friendly Leeming House offers luxury and comfort surrounded by 22-acres of lush gardens and secluded woodland on the shores of Ullswater in the magnificent Lake District National Park. 

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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.
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  • 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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  • 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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  • Stable Cottage, CumbriaInstant Book Overlay Image
    Greystoke, England
    5.00
    This 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.
    £131
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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.
    £74
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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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  • Bank Hurst Coach House, CumbriaInstant Book Overlay Image
    5.00
    A breathtaking barn conversion on the outskirts of Ulverston. Woodburning stove. Pet-friendly. Private garden. Barbecue, Smart TV. Barrow-in-Furness 10.3 miles; Coniston 11 miles; Windermere 16.8 miles
    £75
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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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