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
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    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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  • 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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  • Flat 6, CumbriaInstant Book Overlay Image
    Meathop, England
    Just 20 minutes from Windermere, these holiday properties are set in lovely countryside and ten acres of landscaped grounds, facing south, with wonderful long distance views to the sea, and to the hills beyond. This large country house is set on a wooded knoll and has been skilfully converted into six spacious holiday houses, which are owned by the Caravan Club Ltd and situated on the edge of one of their immaculately kept small touring caravan parks. The house consists of a two storey cottage wing (W42981), a first floor apartment (W42982), a ground floor garden apartment (W42983), two ground floor apartments (W42984 and W42986) and a first floor balcony apartment (W42985).
    There’s a lot to see and do in the immediate area. Close by is beautiful Cartmel Priory and the stately homes at Holker Hall, Sizergh Castle and Levens Hall. 3 miles west along the coast is the refined small seaside town of Grange-over-Sands with lots of shops, golf and fishing. The properties make an excellent touring base for the whole of the southern Lake District. Shop 3 miles, pub with food 400 yards.
    £49
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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.
    £82
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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.
    £50
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  • Fallbarrow Hall, CumbriaInstant Book Overlay Image
    Bowness-on-Windermere, England
    Get ready for some fantastic memories. This magnificent Grade II listed Victorian Gothic mansion set beside Lake Windermere makes the perfect venue for large family get togethers, special occasions and surprise celebrations. Set in private grounds with lawned gardens and only a 5-minute walk to Bowness-On-Windermere, this place is simply unforgettable. High ceilings and stunning features offer a glimpse of its Victorian heritage. Following a stylish renovation, the impressive Fallbarrow Hall features the latest in interior design and contemporary fashion.

    Featuring fifteen spacious en-suite bedrooms, plus two apartments with three additional bedrooms. You’ll find the combination of rooms, beds, and flexible sleeping arrangements ideal for an amazing holiday with up to 36 of your friends and loved ones. The themed bedrooms, sumptuous furnishings and luxurious surroundings are just the treat you’re looking for. Kick back in the jazzy cocktail bar or unwind while you catch the latest entertainment in the TV lounge. Enjoy some quiet time in the library or take in a movie in the cinema room. Take on your mates at pool or table tennis, while the little ones chill out in the kid’s den. Whether it’s a cosy night in or a much-needed family reunion you’re after, this place has it covered.

    During the day, the large windows flood the area with plenty of daylight and great views of the grounds and gardens. If you’re planning a special meal, there’s a stunning dining room big enough to host an amazing banquet and you can easily get everyone together. The large kitchen is well equipped and provides a social and communal hub with all the cooking facilities you need. There is a utility and laundry room, ideal for walking gear and muddy boots, and plenty more to explore when you get here. Outside you can enjoy a large expanse of gardens with views of Lake Windermere.

    Fallbarrow Hall is in a private and secluded area of Fallbarrow Holiday Park which features The Willow, a fine dining restaurant and cocktail bar, a marina with direct access to the lake, an adventure playground, and sports courts for the kids. Turn right from the park entrance and in 5 minutes’ you are in the popular tourist magnet of Bowness-On-Windermere with an abundance of shops, pubs, bars, and restaurants offering every type of cuisine you could wish for. Here you can ride the steamers on Lake Windermere to Ambleside or Lakeside. Grab an ice cream, feed the ducks, hire a boat, play mini golf, or play in the arcades. There’s so much to do and of course you are in the heart of The Lake District National Park, so if you love the outdoors, you’re in the right place. Walkers, cyclists, climbers will be in their element. Look no further, you’ve found the place of your dreams!
    £1630
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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).
    £167
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