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.

  • 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.
    £74
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  • Woodside Cottage, CumbriaInstant Book Overlay Image
    5.00
    Woodside Cottage has a fabulous open plan living/dining area with a magnificent wood burner taking centre stage of the room. The outdoor terrace enjoys the sun for most of the day and the side door opens straight into the well-equipped spacious kitchen. Upstairs, offers three wonderfully decorated bedrooms and two family bathrooms over two floors. Backbarrow is set in the South Lakes Peninsula and is a perfect gateway to explore many popular attractions, the closest being the Haverthwaite Steam Railway. Take a leisurely train ride into Bowness-on-Windermere and witness the stunning landscape as you go. Guests at Woodside Cottage can also enjoy free membership to the health spa and fitness club in the village during their stay, a 2 minute walk away.
    Just a 5-minute drive down the road and you are in Newby Bridge, popular for its fantastic riverside pubs and home to the Lakes Aquarium and Windermere Lake Cruises. Take a wonderful cruse across the largest lake in the UK over to the popular town of Ambleside. If walking is more of what you are looking for then you are spoilt for choice, with 214 Wainwright fells within easy reach you have plenty of options to choose from. There are also an abundance of cycling routes close by or if you want to go further afield, there are many other popular Lake District towns to explore such as Grasmere and Ulverston. Why not head over to Grange-over-Sands or Cartmel, famous for its sticky toffee pudding, Michelin star restaurant and horse racing. This really is the perfect holiday home to enjoy an active and fun family holiday. Beach 8 miles.
    £121
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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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  • Riverain Coach House, Rowley Estates

    Set within the vibrant grounds of the stately Blencowe Hall, the award-winning Riverain Coach House is a dog-friendly haven in Cumbria - perfect for a relaxing getaway by the Lake District.

    £380
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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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  • Quiet Ways, Lake DistrictInstant Book Overlay Image
    Portinscale, England
    This deceptively spacious detached holiday house has been tastefully renovated to a good standard, with a sunny conservatory, two bedrooms and bathroom on the ground floor. New for 2024, the property benefits from a new ’up-market’ kitchen along with new carpets to lounge, dining room and passage.
    There is free Wi-fi in the property. There are also USB charger sockets in the main bedroom and the lounge. With Chrome Cast in the lounge, you can stream from your hand-held device. All instructions on how to use this is in the front page of the visitor’s book. The pleasant village is situated within easy walking distance of Derwent Water, with all its watersports, and is only 1.5 miles walk through the fields to the popular Lake District town of Keswick. All around there are views of the mountains, from Skiddaw to Grizedale Pike and Cat Bells, with superb walking and cycling available locally (bike hire in Keswick). Shop and restaurant 100 yards, pub 75 yards.
    £84
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  • Little Beck, CumbriaInstant Book Overlay Image
    Troutbeck, England
    Welcome to Little Beck, your enchanting holiday haven nestled in the heart of the picturesque town of Keswick, Cumbria. This quaint property serves as your gateway to a myriad of delightful experiences and adventures amidst the stunning Lake District landscape.
    Keswick, a charming market town surrounded by majestic fells and serene lakes, offers an abundance of activities for every kind of traveller. Nature enthusiasts can embark on invigorating hikes along the nearby Catbells or Skiddaw, immersing themselves in the breathtaking panoramas that the Lake District is renowned for. The shores of Derwentwater beckon, inviting guests to enjoy leisurely strolls or perhaps a serene boat ride, basking in the tranquillity of this pristine setting. For those seeking a touch of culture, Keswick boasts a vibrant arts scene. The renowned Theatre by the Lake provides an intimate venue for captivating performances, while the Keswick Museum and Art Gallery offers a glimpse into the rich history and heritage of the region. The bustling town centre, with its array of charming shops, cafes, and pubs, ensures a delightful blend of modern amenities and traditional charm.
    Adventure-seekers will find Keswick to be a haven for outdoor pursuits. Whether it’s cycling through Whinlatter Forest, exploring the Borrowdale Valley, or trying your hand at water sports on Derwentwater, there’s no shortage of exhilarating activities to choose from. As the sun sets over the fells, Keswick comes alive with a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Indulge in the local cuisine at one of the town’s excellent restaurants, savouring the flavours of Cumbria. And don’t forget to sample the region’s famed Cumberland sausage and other delectable treats.
    Little Beck in Cumbria serves as the perfect base for your Keswick adventure, where every day promises new discoveries and lasting memories in the embrace of the Lake District’s unparalleled natural beauty. Welcome to a holiday retreat where the allure of Keswick awaits at your doorstep.
    £51
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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.
    £114
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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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  • White Moss, CumbriaInstant Book Overlay Image
    White Moss is one of our 5 historic buildings designed by Augustus (AWN) Pugin to let on The Terrace in Windermere. The house sleeps up to twelve in five bedrooms. Downstairs there’s a living room with seating for fifteen people, the room has a wood burning stove and large flat screen TV. The dining room is quite regal, with large table seating 11. The room also has a wood burning stove. The kitchen is hand made solid pine, with two oven Aga and a second range cooker, plus and all the usual appliances. Opposite the kitchen is a utility room with washing machine and dryer, plus an extra American style fridge/freezer with icemaker. It’s a great space for muddy boots and wet dogs. Finally there’s a down stairs toilet. In the cellar there’s a fantastic cinema room with twelve fold down cinema seats and a 75" Smart TV. On the first floor there are 4 bedrooms. Bedroom 1 is a king size 4 poster. Bedroom two is a cosy single. Bedroom 3 is a kingsize. Bedroom 4 has three single beds. There is a shower room with toilet and sink and a bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Located on the second floor bedroom 5 has four single beds also on this floor is a statement bathroom with free standing bath, toilet and sink. White Moss is a great house for up to twelve people close to the heart of Windermere. It can be combined with any of our other houses on The Terrace (which each sleep fourteen). You can view videos of this property and others on the street here www.youtube.com/user/TheTerraceWindermere. This property can be booked together with any of the neighbouring properties or RENT THE WHOLE STREET Boston House (CC127199) and Bannerrigg (CC127195) Alice Howe (CC127187) and Number One (CC127243) to accommodate up to 71 people in 30 bedrooms!
    £336
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