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.

  • Souterstead, CumbriaInstant Book Overlay Image
    Close to Coniston Water and at the southern end of the Lake District National Park, Souterstead, standing detached, offers all the space and comforts your party would need for their stay. With underfloor heated slate flooring, the bespoke kitchen, the sumptuous beds, or just relaxing in the living room with the wood burner, you will not want your break to end! French doors in the living room overlook open countryside and lead onto the garden.
    For the younger members of the family, the well-equipped entertainment room with its 50 inch Smart TV and connection hub for your games console will keep them happy and occupied, or for the dog lovers, endless miles of open walks are available for you and your four-legged friends to explore. There is even an outside tap to wash their muddy paws or hose down your bike afterwards.
    Souterstead is the perfect place to entertain, with the excellent ultra tech Sonos sound system providing entertainment throughout the ground floor; the large dining table with ample space for everyone to dine together; and the separate living room with leather sofas and wood burner to relax in front of. The kitchen has everything from a wine cooler to a boiling water tap, and a beautiful polished wooden breakfast bar to sit at and chat away over a glass of wine.
    The nearby Lakeland villages of Coniston and Hawkshead are idyllic and have an abundance of shops and cafés to discover, and for the more adventurous, why not take to the treetop challenge of Grizedale Forest, or venture along the many paths by foot or by bike? Coniston Old Man is always a favourite to climb, yet there are many more walks for all, including your four-legged friends. You will also find and there are two dog friendly pubs within ½ mile.
    For a little bit of Victorian elegance, why not have a trip out on the steam yacht gondola that sails on Coniston Water from March to November, or take to the water yourself for a real Swallows and Amazons adventure! There are so many things to fill your days all year round in this wonderful area, you will find that everyone will leave with a wonderful memory of their stay. Beach 12½ miles. Shop 4 miles, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.
    £172
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  • Blencathra, CumbriaInstant Book Overlay Image
    Troutbeck, England
    Blencathra is a tastefully converted Grade II listed barn situated on Blakebeck Farm just two miles from the unspoilt Lakeland village of Mungrisdale. The barn has an upside-down layout with a large open plan living area on the first floor. Lovely views of the local fells and Blencathra surround the barn 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. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    Blencathra can be booked together with The Garth (CC112156) to accommodate up to 12 guests.
    £81
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  • The Garth, CumbriaInstant Book Overlay Image
    Troutbeck, England
    The 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.
    £116
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  • Chapel Cottage, CumbriaInstant Book Overlay Image
    A traditional 18th-century Cumbrian cottage with beautiful panoramic views, located in the small picturesque village of Helton. A perfect place to get away from it all, with tranquil surroundings in this little known area of the Lake District. Enjoy the views and watch out for the red squirrels and a vast variety of bird life which are attracted to the bird feeder. There are wonderful walks right from the cottage. Close by are Ullswater and Haweswater, and excellent high level walking. Other nearby attractions and activities include the Lowther Castle and Gardens, Askham Hall Gardens and café, Dalemain historic house, Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre, Ullswater steamers, Hallin Fell, Aira Force waterfall, horse riding, mountain biking, climbing, fishing, sailing, windsurfing and canoeing. There are two delightful pubs and a village shop, a mile away, in the neighbouring village of Askham. The attractive market town of Penrith is just 10 minutes drive away. Enjoy the views and watch out for the red squirrels!
    £67
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  • Keats Barn, CumbriaInstant Book Overlay Image
    Bassenthwaite, England
    Keats Barn forms part of what was the Sun Inn, situated in the picturesque village of Ireby near Caldbeck and Uldale. The building dates back to the 17th century when the inn was the focal point of the village. This stunning barn conversion sits in an enviable position, and offers a combination of period style with contemporary fittings and finishes. Here, ancient wooden beams, a cosy wood burner and original stonework blend comfortably with modern appliances, creating a rustic yet homely feel.

    It is named after John Keats who visited the village of Ireby on a walking holiday, and for whom the Sun Inn was a popular local haunt, making favourable comments about the area and its people in his writing. Other visitors who favoured the inn include Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins.

    Designed to provide a stunning view over the Uldale Fells, the property is arranged with the main living accommodation on the first floor. This large open plan living space with apex beamed ceiling offers a comfortable seating area around the wood burner, and a well-equipped kitchen/dining area. The entrance on the ground floor opens into a bright hallway, perfect for leaving your coats and boots to dry after a good day’s walk.

    The gardens are ideal for your dogs and sitting and taking in the views. There is a firepit from where you can sit and gaze at the night sky with a mug of hot chocolate and some toasted marshmallows. Depending on the time of year, you might see red squirrels at the feeding station, bats and many species of birds including buzzards, gold finches and house martins. Chickens live in the bottom garden and will provide you with fresh eggs for your stay.

    The surrounding area is ideal for walkers, surrounded by grazing sheep and an abundance of birds and wildlife. Ireby is a very friendly village with a local pub to join in with conversation, and an annual music festival attracting leading performers. The hills at the back of Skiddaw and Blencathra are within easy reach and there are many gentle walks to be had around the local Ireby and Uldale area. The village is also served by a farm shop selling fresh milk and seasonal vegetables. Beach 15 miles. Shop 6 miles, pub and restaurant 20 yards.
    £68
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  • The Waterfall Retreat, CumbriaInstant Book Overlay Image
    Waterfall Retreat is a stunning, ten-bedroom home resting in Tebay near Orton, Cumbria. Near National Park. Waterfall views. Gym. Pet-friendly. Rural. Kirkby Stephen 10.6 miles; Kendal 14.3 miles; Penrith 18.9 miles; Keswick 35.5 miles.
    £883
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  • Red Syke, CumbriaInstant Book Overlay Image
    Matterdale End, England
    Situated in beautiful, picturesque countryside near Troutbeck, Red Syke is in a great location for guests wanting to really explore the local area and beyond. Ideal for those who enjoy a walking or cycling holiday, with plenty of public footpaths and cycle paths passing through some of the most magnificent countryside. There are also plenty of attractions within a close radius. Experience Lakeland at its best, with every kind of outdoor activity on hand. Red Syke is a tranquil haven away from the stresses and strains of everyday living, and ideal for anyone looking to spend some time amidst the peace and quiet of wonderful scenery. Enjoy sailing on Ullswater, or take in the magnificent views from a launch trip on the lake - this scenic region offers something for everyone. Shop 2½ miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.
    £83
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  • Lowick House, CumbriaInstant Book Overlay Image
    As soon as you drive up to the front of this spectacular 18th-century house you get a sense of the time gone by, this unique property will wow you with its charming eccentric décor combined with period features but also modern comforts and amenities. Outside the exterior of the property is equally impressive set in an extensive mature garden and has two bridges leading across a large beck to a wooded area full of wildflowers, birds, hedgehogs, and numerous insects. There are nuthatches, tree creepers, herons, an occasional woodpecker as well as all the more common birds.
    Peacefully situated just off Lowick village green and with open access to Lowick Common, you can enjoy fantastic walks over the fell to the Beacon with its 360” views of the surrounding mountains and sea. Early morning is the time to spot the roe deer, birds of prey and sometimes the odd hare. The property is within a short drive to the charming village of Coniston, a popular Lake district destination, which offers a selection of independent shops, pubs and cafés, the ideal place to reward yourself with a well-earned rest and drink after conquering the peak of ‘Coniston Old Man’.
    Lowick also offers easy access to the market town of Ulverston with its cobbled streets and regular selection of festivals throughout the year, including the popular Dickensian Christmas market and the comedy and music of ‘Another Fine Fest’ which is in tribute to Stan Laurel, half of the timeless comedy duo, Laurel & Hardy, who was born in Ulverston.
    This is a great base to explore the South Lakes area, whether that be for walking or cycling (bike and electric bike hire is available next door to Lowick House by visiting www.lakedistrictbikes.com). The South Lakes area has something for everyone whether you’re a family looking for great days out at the Safari Zoo, Go Ape, Escape rooms, Segways, Lakes Aquarium or a group of friends looking for a day at the races, Michelin star restaurants, museums, galleries or simply some great pubs. It’s all within easy reach.
    £177
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