Pet Friendly Holidays Lake District
Home to one of the most beautiful areas in Britain, The Lake District is one of the best places for a dog-friendly adventure in the great outdoors. There is an abundance of dog friendly holiday cottages for you to choose from. All you need to do is decide if you want a private hot tub, a cosy shepherd hut, or a contemporary property located near pet friendly pubs. Find a real hidden gem on our expert listings above
- Ulverston, England
The Swan at Newby Bridge is close to Lake Windermere in a lovely rural setting, this riverside inn makes the perfect dog-friendly hotel. A wonderful friendly atmosphere, oodles of charm with pool, playground, and spa.£188Price per night from
- Lowick Bridge, EnglandIn the glorious landscape of the Lake District National Park, and ideally located for enjoying water sports or fell walking and climbing, these two spacious and comfortable properties have been created from the conversion of an 18th century barn. Allt Maen, its name derived from the Celtic ‘Old Man of Coniston’, a mountain visible from the properties, is on the first floor and Wetherlam occupies the ground floor. Coniston Water is just 2 miles, Windermere 8 miles, Blawith Fells are a short drive and Grizedale Forest tracks invite mountain bikers, whilst nearby stately homes and gardens offer more sedate pleasures. Shops are 3 miles away and a friendly pub (dogs welcome) is a short stroll.£61Price per night from
- Pooley Bridge, EnglandBarton 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.£85Price per night from
- Penrith, England
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.£550Price per night fromPetsPyjamas Exclusive Package Available
- Bassenthwaite, EnglandKiln Hill Barn Holiday Cottages are located in Bassenthwaite, a desirable area of the Lake District National Park. With the lake and the village centre both under a mile away, you can explore this stunning area on foot. This group of holiday cottages are an excellent choice if you are looking for a peaceful base and idyllic surroundings for your next Lake District escape.
This spacious three bedroom holiday apartment is located on the ground floor of the main barn and benefits from private parking and views across the courtyard to the surrounding pastures. Byre Cottage features two spacious double rooms, the first with a kingsize bed and en-suite shower room, and the second with a kingsize bed. Both bedrooms have plenty of space and storage for your belongings. A further twin bedroom makes the property suitable for larger families and is also ideal if you have multiple couples looking for a property with plenty of space and privacy. The main bathroom has a shower over the bath, great for a soak after a day full of fun. The comfortable and spacious living room has original beams and plenty of character, and the well-equipped kitchen and large separate dining room provides you with everything you need to prepare a hearty meal and celebrate your time on holiday. The courtyard has a picnic bench, ideal for dining alfresco with a glass of wine and enjoying the sun. Well behaved dogs are welcome to come along and there are plenty of dog friendly pubs and restaurants in the area, as well as some beautiful walks available nearby.
Whether you are looking for a relaxing retreat or an action packed holiday, you couldn’t ask for a better starting point. Its quiet village location means that you can escape your busy lifestyle and retreat to the countryside in no time. There is an excellent pub and restaurant serving a range of local cask ales and great food just 200 yards away. There is good access to plenty of walking and cycle routes nearby, as well as more challenging fells including Skiddaw, Catbells, Latrigg and Blencathra to name a few. You can walk to Bassenthwaite lake, and Keswick, Cockermouth and the surrounding Lakeland Fells are just a few miles away. The Lake District Wildlife Park, 1 mile, has over 100 species of wild animals, great fun for all the family. Also nearby is The Lakes Distillery offering tasting tours and producers of fine whisky, gin and vodka - always a hit with the adults. The popular town of Keswick, 7 miles, on the shores or Derwent Water, has an abundance of dining and shopping experiences as well as a mix of cultural hotspots and tourist attractions including The Pencil Museum, home to the world’s largest pencil, The Theatre by the Lake offering award-winning arts and drama on the shores of Derwent Water and the mind-boggling world of The Puzzling Place, which is based on optical illusions and fun for all ages. Alternatively perhaps enjoy a trip to Cockermouth, 8 miles, the birthplace of William Wordsworth. Shop ¾ mile, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.
Byre Cottage can be booked together with Skiddaw Cottage (UK12542), Stable Cottage (UK12543) and Kiln Hill Barn (UK12618) to accommodate up to 23 guests.£109Price per night from
- Ambleside, EnglandLittle Esthwaite Cottage rests on the shores of the majestic Esthwaite Water, in the village of Near Sawrey, which boasts a superb local public house and the National Trust property of Hill Top, the home of Beatrix Potter. The cottage sits in the original grounds of the house where Beatrix Potter spent her childhood summers and where Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny came into being.
The interior is very well laid out with a well-equipped kitchen/dining room. There is a separate living room with a wood burner for those cosy evenings. From the living room, doors open onto a private enclosed patio providing views across the fields to Esthwaite Water. There is also a double bedroom with an en-suite shower room. Outside is a lawned garden, shared with the adjoining property, where you can admire the breathtaking views towards the Langdale Pikes, Old Man of Coniston and Crinkle Crags. There are walks directly from the property and it is just a short walk across the meadow to the shores of Esthwaite Water, where you can wander along the water’s edge, with trout and pike fishing available. Esthwaite Water is thought to have been Beatrix Potter’s favourite lake and inspired her creation of the character Jeremy Fisher. For bird watchers, an osprey pair have also been spotted fishing regularly at the lake in recent summers.
The cottage is well situated for Tarn Hows and the pretty village of Hawkshead, alternatively you could take the ferry across to Bowness-on-Windermere, where steamers on Lake Windermere run up to Ambleside or down to the steam railway at Lakeside.
Coniston Water, once host to the infamous speed record attempt of Donald Campbell in his craft ‘Bluebird’, is just a short drive. Beach 22 miles. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant within ¼ mile.£271Price per night from
- EnglandThis stunning detached bungalow, set in manicured grounds, is beautifully appointed throughout and is perfect for celebrations. Set in mature landscaped grounds and offering superb views towards Loweswater. Lucy’s at the Grange has been designed with large families or groups of friends in mind and is perfect for that special family get-together or celebration. Renovated in 2019, every detail has been considered including sumptuous beds, high spec bathrooms and kitchen. The bedrooms are spacious with contemporary furnishings and each is equipped to a very good standard. Two of the bedrooms feature en-suite facilities and all bedrooms lead to the main communal area in the heart of this stunning property where you’ll find easy-seating and a cosy wood burner. Slide open the patio doors and step out to the enclosed garden. If you really want to indulge, for an extra charge you can also hire a hot tub from a local hot tub hire company, which will be delivered, filled and ready just for your break. For more info, please contact our sales team to find out more.
The properties are located just 600 yards from the lake and are accessed along a quiet country lane. Loweswater is one of the smallest lakes in the Lake District with the village of Loweswater being set on the banks of the lake itself. Nestled in a wooded valley in The Vale of Lorton, it is the first link in a chain of lakes including Crummock Water and Buttermere. If you like to explore and enjoy walking, hiking, climbing or cycling, you have a vast expanse of natural Lakeland scenery to explore, including many of the 214 Wainwright peaks within easy reach. Some of the lower fells include Low Fell, Blake Fell and Gravel Fell to the west, with Mellbreak to the south and to the east. There are some more challenging routes around Grasmoor at 2,795ft. The area boasts beautiful flora and fauna as well as an abundance of wildlife including buzzards, kestrels, ospreys and red squirrels. A trip to Loweswater wouldn’t be the same without a trip to the local hostelry, 2 miles, famous for its great food and award winning beer, ’Loweswater Gold’.
The surrounding area has many attractions and places to visit. The popular town of Cockermouth is just 7 miles away. With a delightful selection of independent shops, restaurants, coffee shops, delicatessens and pubs serving a variety of craft ales, it makes a great day out. It’s also the birthplace of William Wordsworth and home the famous Jennings Brewery, nestled beneath the castle walls. If you fancy a day at the seaside, you have a great beach at St Bees Head, 13 miles, with a long stretch of golden sand and plenty of great walking and cycling routes. For golfers there are a number of courses in the area, the nearest being Workington, 7 miles. Whinlatter Forest, 8 miles, has some gentle family cycling trails, or high adrenaline tree top adventure at Go Ape. Or continue along the Whinlatter Pass to Keswick, 12 miles, to find everything this bustling town has to offer. The Lake District Wildlife Park at Bassenthwaite, 11 miles, offers a really wild day out with over 100 species of wild animals. Whether you want peace and quiet, woodland walks, adventurous climbing, picturesque scenery or just a great base for walking or cycling, this is the ideal base. Beach 13 miles. Shop 5¼ miles, pub and restaurant 2 miles.
Lucy’s at the Grange can be booked together with Jose’s at the Grange (UK1353) and Lorna’s at the Grange (ref UK11565) to accommodate up to 13 guests.£142Price per night from
- EnglandThis studio apartment is situated in the beautiful village of Torver. Comprising open plan accommodation, it is attached to an historic coaching inn which serves local beers and offers home cooked meals.
Torver is located just over one mile from Coniston which is ideal for water sports, and superb walks to enjoy include ‘The Old Man of Coniston’. There is easy access to both Windermere and Ambleside as well. Beach 14 miles. Shop 200 yards, pub 100 yards and restaurant 10 yards.£58Price per night from
- Lowick Bridge, EnglandIn the glorious landscape of the Lake District National Park, and ideally located for enjoying water sports or fell walking and climbing, these two spacious and comfortable properties have been created from the conversion of an 18th century barn. Allt Maen, its name derived from the Celtic ‘Old Man of Coniston’, a mountain visible from the properties, is on the first floor and Wetherlam occupies the ground floor. Coniston Water is just 2 miles, Windermere 8 miles, Blawith Fells are a short drive and Grizedale Forest tracks invite mountain bikers, whilst nearby stately homes and gardens offer more sedate pleasures. Shops are 3 miles away and a friendly pub (dogs welcome) is a short stroll.£58Price per night from
- Troutbeck, EnglandThe Garth is a tastefully converted Grade II listed barn situated on Blakebeck Farm just 2 miles from the unspoilt Lakeland village of Mungrisdale. The property has four bedrooms, two of which enjoy en-suites. The super king size bedroom with en-suite is on the ground floor making it accessible for visitors with restricted mobility. The property enjoys lovely views of the local fells and Blencathra, and the owner’s sheep and lambs graze in the meadows around the cottages, along with alpacas and donkeys. Local walks from the doorstep are plentiful. Cyclists will enjoy the quiet country lanes and golfers will find Keswick Golf Course one and a half miles away. The popular bustling market town of Keswick with an abundance of interesting shops, eateries and a good leisure centre is seven and a half miles away. Stretch your legs along the edge of Derwentwater or through the Borrowdale Valley and pick up the Keswick Launch to cruise back again. Towards the south, Ullswater and Thirlmere are a short drive away and both offer spectacular scenery, challenging walks and plentiful activities. Fishing available nearby. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.The Garth can be booked together with Blencathra (CC112155) to accommodate up to 12 guests.£121Price per night from