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.

  • Ellarbeck Cottage, CumbriaInstant Book Overlay Image
    Drive along unfenced roads surrounded by the spectacular scenery of the northern lakes, until you arrive at these cosy character holiday cottages, on a working sheep and beef farm 2½ miles from Caldbeck. Renovated from an old barn, Swaledale Cottage (ref W1780) is the middle cottage, Ellerbeck Cottage (ref W1821) is the end cottage, they are nicely decorated and furnished and feature exposed beams, with views over farmland to the fells beyond and walking right from the door. Children can explore the workings of a real farm, they can sit on a tractor and feed the lambs (accompanied by the owner). In John Peel country, Caldbeck is a pretty and peaceful village which has, in addition to cafés, craft and antique shops, a goldsmith, clogmaker and bowling green. Situated on the edge of the National Park, it is known locally as ’Back o’ Skiddaw’, a walk over which will bring you into the bustling market town of Keswick. Keswick with its lakes, Bassenthwaite and Derwent Water are a 15-minute drive and full of interesting things to see and do. Enjoy a ride up Derwent Water on the Keswick Launch, use the many walking and cycle paths to explore the breathtaking scenery, experience the theatre by the lake and the numerous museums suitable for all the family. The traditional market town of Cockermouth, Wordsworth’s birthplace, is 14 miles and the historic city of Carlisle and the Scottish border is 16 miles. This is an excellent base for exploring the northern Lake District. Shops 2½ miles, pub and restaurant 2 miles.
    £55
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  • Swaledale Cottage, Lake DistrictInstant Book Overlay Image
    Drive along unfenced roads surrounded by the spectacular scenery of the northern lakes, until you arrive at these cosy character holiday cottages, on a working sheep and beef farm 2½ miles from Caldbeck. Renovated from an old barn, Swaledale Cottage (ref W1780) is the middle cottage, Ellerbeck Cottage (ref W1821) is the end cottage, they are nicely decorated and furnished and feature exposed beams, with views over farmland to the fells beyond and walking right from the door. Children can explore the workings of a real farm, they can sit on a tractor and feed the lambs (accompanied by the owner). In John Peel country, Caldbeck is a pretty and peaceful village which has, in addition to cafés, craft and antique shops, a goldsmith, clogmaker and bowling green. Situated on the edge of the National Park, it is known locally as ’Back o’ Skiddaw’, a walk over which will bring you into the bustling market town of Keswick. Keswick with its lakes, Bassenthwaite and Derwent Water are a 15-minute drive and full of interesting things to see and do. Enjoy a ride up Derwent Water on the Keswick Launch, use the many walking and cycle paths to explore the breathtaking scenery, experience the theatre by the lake and the numerous museums suitable for all the family. The traditional market town of Cockermouth, Wordsworth’s birthplace, is 14 miles and the historic city of Carlisle and the Scottish border is 16 miles. This is an excellent base for exploring the northern Lake District. Shops 2½ miles, pub and restaurant 2 miles.
    £46
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  • Bank End Barn, CumbriaInstant Book Overlay Image
    Kirkby-in-Furness, England
    Semi-detached character cottage with original beams. Five bedrooms over three floors. Roll-top bath. Large enclosed garden with hot tub. Access to lovely countryside walks. Easy access to plenty of Lakeland activities. Ulverston 6.7 miles.
    £203
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  • Driftwood Cottage, CumbriaInstant Book Overlay Image
    A stunning beach-style cottage, overlooking Morecambe Bay. Pets welcome. Woodburner. WiFi. Ideal touring location to discover the Lake District. Lake Windermere 14 miles.
    £72
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  • Groffa Crag Farmhouse, CumbriaInstant Book Overlay Image
    Superb, beautifully-presented character farmhouse in an elevated position with stunning panoramic views to Coniston Water and the fells and coast. WiFi. Sky TV. Woodburning stoves. Spacious accommodation. Ulverston 3.5 miles.
    £205
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  • Slate Cottage, CumbriaInstant Book Overlay Image
    Capturing the very essence of the Lake District this conveniently located contemporary terraced Lakeland cottage has been stylishly refurbished to provide a truly sophisticated Lake District retreat. This pretty slate cottage is only a stone’s throw from the absolute heart of Windermere village, has a parking permit for 1 car, is next door to the local pub with its amazing selection of beers and wines from around the world. The sumptuous open-plan living space is made for sociable occasions or cosy evenings in by the warming wood burner and triple glazing, while the first floor has acoustic glass fitted to the windows, and the two bedrooms are chic, and there is a luxurious slate shower room with monsoon shower. There is a pretty rear decked patio ideal for al-fresco dining on sunny days and all this within a stroll of the heart of bustling Windermere’s vibrant town.
    It is an absolutely delightful historic market place, home to numerous enticing cafés, bars, restaurants and small independent shops as well as an excellent supermarket. This is the spiritual heart of ’The Lakes’ and is surrounded by a timeless landscape of beautiful unspoilt countryside, ancient stone-built villages and home to some of England’s finest scenery including the largest fresh water lake. If you like the outdoors you cannot help but fall in love with this region. This convenient and cosy bolt hole is a treat at any time of year; perfect for any special occasion or just a getaway. Beach 15 miles. Shop and restaurant 100 yards, pub 10 yards.
    £93
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  • Fairfield, CumbriaInstant Book Overlay Image
    Keswick, England
    A very warm welcome and a touch of luxury await you at Fairfield. With stunning views over the surrounding Lakeland Fells, including Catbells, Grisedale Pike, Skiddaw and Causey Pike, you will find adventure right on your doorstep. This beautifully presented, three bedroomed, semi-detached property is located in Keswick, and is perfect for those wanting to stay right in the heart of The Lake District National Park. Its spacious dual-aspect living room and large, open plan kitchen/dining room, complete with an Aga for that authentic ‘Lake District living’ experience, will make your stay at Fairfield one to remember. Opening the French doors means you can enjoy views into the rear garden at breakfast time.
    This property comfortably sleeps six guests in two double bedrooms and one twin bedded room, which make it ideal for multiple couples or families. The master bedroom features an en-suite bathroom with a walk-in shower, while the main bathroom has a large feature bath for that much needed soak after a long day on the fells. Pets are welcome at Fairfield and they will love the enclosed garden, which is also the perfect place to light the barbecue, put your feet up and relax with a well-deserved glass of wine!
    Situated just 200 yards from the Convention Centre, Fairfield is ideal if you want to leave the car on the drive and head into town on foot. Take a leisurely stroll along the banks of the River Greta and in just 600 yards you’ll arrive at the bustling town centre of Keswick. Keswick has an abundance of bars, shops, restaurants, cafés and tourist attractions, and is extremely popular with visitors to the Lake District National Park. This quality property with wooden floors throughout, makes an excellent base from which to begin your adventures. With driveway parking for three cars and a garage which is suitable for storing bulky equipment such as trailers, dinghies, kayaks or bikes, you can pitch up with everything you need for an action packed Lake District holiday. Shop and pub 500 yards, restaurant 700 yards.
    £115
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  • Philip's Cottage, CumbriaInstant Book Overlay Image
    The sight of wild rabbits grazing on the green outside Philip’s Cottage is a familiar one at this peaceful, riverside spot. Situated on the edge of the popular town of Keswick, in the heart of the Lake District National Park, this delightful terraced property is ideally located to explore the surrounding area. This well-equipped, contemporary holiday home, with dishwasher, American style fridge/freezer and 49" Smart TV, boasts all the luxuries of home. The property enjoys flexible sleeping arrangements and offers either two double beds or one double and one twin, which is great for couples and families. For larger families, the property also offers a third bedroom, with 3 ft bunk beds suitable for children, therefore comfortably accommodating four adults and two children. The property is complete with its own garage, which can be used for parking and bike storage. A small enclosed, pet friendly, lawn and patio make a perfect outdoor space for sitting out and watching the local birdlife - it is the ultimate peaceful retreat for your holiday.
    Philip’s Cottage provides a comfortable and spacious stay in a quiet location; situated just 1 mile from the shores of Derwent Water, you are never too far away from your nearest lake. Walkers and mountain bikers can reach the routes to Latrigg and Skiddaw in just 500 yards. Keswick Museum and Art Gallery, and Keswick Leisure gym is a short walk away. Fitz Park on the doorstep offers space for dogs to run around and in the summer grass tennis courts, bowling and putting are available. Take a stroll along the banks of the River Greta, to arrive at the abundance of restaurants and shops that Keswick has to offer. The famous Pencil Museum is just ¾ mile away and can be reached on foot via the town centre. Beach 23 miles. Climbing wall 2 miles. Swimming pool 13 miles. Shop and restaurant 700 yards, pub 500 yards.
    £81
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  • Finkle Cottage, CumbriaInstant Book Overlay Image
    Pooley Bridge, England
    Finkle Cottage is found in the middle of Pooley Bridge with its own private parking and views over the local countryside. Nestled quietly away from the main road, it is hard to believe just how central you are. Suitable for a family holiday, this detached cottage offers three large bedrooms and a family bathroom upstairs. Downstairs you have a living room with Multi-fuel burner, and a dining room/snug also with a multi-fuel burner. There is also a conservatory and large boot room, and outside it has its own parking and a large garden with sitting-out areas.
    The village is found at the outfall of Ullswater Lake, in the Lake District National Park, and the area offers some of the most wonderful landscapes in the region from the privacy of a secluded rural setting. It is just a short walk from Ullswater Lake, with its walking, watersports and ponderous steamers. This area offers many forms of recreation, whatever season you choose to visit. Shop, pub and restaurant within 100 yards.
    £98
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  • Crosslands, CumbriaInstant Book Overlay Image
    Sockbridge, England
    Nestled near Pooley Bridge in the Lake District, this delightful holiday home is a detached bungalow, offering a serene retreat with its large living room heated by a modern electric fire. The property features a twin bedroom and a luxurious double room with a kingsize bed. The bathroom is equipped with a bath and a shower overhead, providing both comfort and convenience. A garage with a washer/dryer and ample space for bikes, paddle boards, and canoes adds to the convenience, and a large, enclosed garden invites relaxation surrounded by nature.
    There is a wealth of places to visit within a half hour drive, so whether you choose to immerse yourself in history with a visit to Dalemain Mansion, an elegant historic home surrounded by stunning gardens. Or discover the medieval ruins of Penrith Castle, situated in the heart of the town. Explore the grounds and learn about the castle’s fascinating history. Rheged Centre is an arts and cultural venue offering exhibitions, shops, and a cinema, providing a perfect indoor option for a day out. Otherwise enjoy a relaxing walk along the picturesque shoreline of Lake Ullswater, soaking in the breathtaking views without venturing too far from the holiday home.
    For more natural beauty visit Hutton in the Forest, a historic house with beautiful gardens and woodland. Explore the charming surroundings and perhaps enjoy a traditional afternoon tea. Take a short drive to Aira Force Waterfall, an enchanting natural attraction surrounded by woodlands. Enjoy a peaceful walk to the waterfall and relish the serenity of the area. For those seeking adventure, Rookin House offers a variety of outdoor activities such as horse riding, quad biking, and archery, providing a thrilling day out. After a busy days adventures why not discover the charm of Pooley Bridge by exploring its local pubs and restaurants, offering a taste of the region’s culinary delights. This holiday home near Pooley Bridge provides not only a comfortable retreat, but also easy access to a variety of local attractions and activities for a memorable Lake District experience.
    £61
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