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.

  • Elk Cottage, Rowley Estates

    Nestled among the rolling hills of the idyllic Eden Valley, this homely dog-friendly cottage serves up style and comfort in equal measure.

    £260
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  • Jenny's Croft, Rowley Estates

    Blending traditional country charm with modern luxuries, the dog-friendly Jenny’s Croft is perfect for families seeking rest and relaxation in Cumbria. 

    £260
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  • Todd Hills Hall Farm, Rowley Estates

    The gorgeous Todd Hills Hall Farm in Cumbria is a dog-friendly destination with style and charm to spare. 

    £830
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  • Stone Barn, CumbriaInstant Book Overlay Image
    Pooley Bridge, England
    5.00
    Barton 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.
    £72
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  • Birkerthwaite Farmhouse, CumbriaInstant Book Overlay Image
    Featuring beams taken from shipwrecks on the Cumbrian Coast, this small group of holiday cottages at Birkerthwaite, a former 17th century Lakeland farmstead, lie at the end of an unmade track and are surrounded by tranquil moorland scenery and farmland. This is fantastic walking countryside and the elevated position gives views of Scafell and the Eskdale Valley, creating a unique atmosphere of tranquillity. Birkerthwaite Farmhouse (W43001) is a unique holiday property dating back to 1627 and has many original features, beamed ceilings, flagged floors and unusual oak wall cupboards built in the 1700’s. Comfortably furnished and with the benefit of an open fire and an Aga, the farmhouse is cosy and welcoming.
    Nearby attractions include Muncaster Castle and Hardknott Roman Fort, whilst the Langdale Pikes and Ambleside on the northern shores of Lake Windermere can be reached via a stunning drive over the Hard Knott and Wrynose Passes. A short drive away is Wast Water; to the west are sandy beaches. Alternatively take the steam train from Ravenglass. Shop 3 miles, pub 2½ miles.
    £61
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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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  • Rosemary Cottage, CumbriaInstant Book Overlay Image
    Burton-in-Kendal, England
    5.00
    Delightful traditional, stone-built terraced cottage, located beneath Farleton Knott in the village of Burton-in-Kendal. Stylishly presented. Character features with woodburning stove. Pet-friendly. Walks from the door. Kirby Lonsdale 7 miles.
    £87
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  • Bransty, CumbriaInstant Book Overlay Image
    Keswick, England
    4.00
    Situated on the lovely Burnside Park, within easy walking distance of Keswick town centre, this holiday lodge offers an open plan living space with a high level of comfort, perfect for your Lake District getaway. If you like a bit of indulgence on holiday, then look no further, this lodge features the latest in modern living with a light, bright, contemporary finish. It makes the most of the space and offers more spacious rooms than previous models. The bedrooms feature quality furnishings with mirrored sliding wardrobes, blackout blinds and plenty of space around the beds. Unlike a lot of lodges, there is a full sized bath with a shower making this lodge ideal for families and couples who enjoy home comforts. The open plan living space at the heart of the lodge provides a comfortable and social space to spend time with loved ones, and to top it off, step out onto the private decking with patio furniture and listen to the lovely stream while enjoying views to Skiddaw and the surrounding countryside. Pets are very welcome too, as this holiday park sits deep within the Lake District National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, perfect for walks.

    Regular visitors to Keswick will know that this popular market town has everything, from fine dining and wine bars to traditional Lakeland pubs and restaurants, excellent shopping experiences, tourist attractions and some of the most stunning scenery around. Whether you’re looking for rugged mountainous adventure, leisurely walking, cycle routes, water sports and picturesque scenery, or just some much needed rest and relaxation, Keswick has it all, and Barnsty gives you the perfect holiday base. Shop ¾ mile, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.
    £71
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  • Yew Tree Farm, CumbriaInstant Book Overlay Image
    Cartmel, England
    4.00
    Originally a traditional early 19th century Lakeland farm, Yew Tree Farm has been converted into a cosy, ground floor cottage, perfect for families and friends wanting to escape to the countryside. The cottage has a large gravelled yard area providing ample parking, as well as a place for children and dogs to play. Adjacent to the cottage is Yew Tree Barn, hosting many wonderful antiques and crafts, as well as Harry’s café, voted Cumbria’s café of the year for 2022.

    The cottage is all open plan, offering a large living/dining/kitchen area with seating for six. The living area is well-furnished with an open fire and easy seating to relax and enjoy quality time together. The space also comprises a dining area with a table generously seating six, and a well-equipped kitchen complete with a range cooker. Past the kitchen along the hallway are two double bedrooms and a family bathroom. Further along the ‘L’ shaped building is a third bedroom with twin beds, a shower room and a large utility room – perfect for washing those mucky paws and leaving your boots and walking gear.

    Bypassed from the A590, the tiny hamlet of Low Newton lies just inside the Lake District National Park. Its peaceful setting beneath the fells of South Lakeland provides the perfect base from which to explore the Lakes and the Cumbrian coast. Low Newton is also well served for good local places to eat and drink. Within walking distance at High Newton is Heft, a gastropub, opened in 2022, that has already earned national recognition, while a mile away is the friendly Royal Oak in Lindale. Three miles away is the village of Cartmel, the foodie capital of the South Lakes, famous for its sticky toffee pudding and the renowned Michelin three-starred restaurant L’Enclume. Also three miles away is Grange-over-Sands, a charming and genteel Victorian seaside town with a range of shops amply meeting the needs of any holidaymaker.
    Nearest beach is 12 miles, shops 3 miles, restaurant and pub ½ mile.
    £89
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  • Ramshead Cottage, CumbriaInstant Book Overlay Image
    If you love visiting the lakes and rambling around National Parks, then Tebay is the place for you. Ramshead Cottage is detached and has a wealth of original features, it’s characterful and welcoming with a cosy country style, and on the doorstep of both the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks. The views of the surrounding fields and fells are divine for those beautiful summer mornings, fast forward to winter and you can cosy up in front of the wood burner. The main bedroom has a double bed and the second bedroom is a twin bedroom allowing the option to have double or separate beds. Comfortable seating around the television and wood burner on the ground floor will help you unwind after a long day walking or cycling. There is a large kitchen offering all the amenities you would expect to be able to cook for you and your guests. Wines are available in the property which guests can buy, and the owner will donate £1 per bottle purchased to the Air Ambulance and Cumbrian Mountain Rescue. There is even an outdoor shed ideal for bicycles, canoes or even motorbikes. The local pub is ideal for a hearty Sunday roast after your afternoon ramble and Ramshead Cottage is within easy reach of Kendal, Penrith, Lancaster or Carlisle, making this quaint village a great commuter’s location. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.
    £57
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