Lakelovers pet friendly accommodation in the Lake District
We’re proud to say that over a third of our Lake District cottages are pet friendly and that means that you don’t have to worry about finding someone to look after your favourite pals while you’re away. Simply browse through our pet friendly pages on our website and leave the rest to us. The Lake District is ever popular with pet owners, and dogs in particular tend to accompany their owners on holidays and short breaks. Lakelovers recognise this and want to ensure you find your perfect pet friendly accommodation in the Lake District.
Pet friendly cottages in the Lake District
We have a wide range of handpicked pet friendly cottages in the Lake District, all of which are scattered in different locations, so you’re sure to find just what you are looking for. Maybe it’s a small, cosy 3 star cottage in Ambleside that you fancy, with an open fire, traditional features, but with state of the art kitchen and bathroom. In Ambleside, you get the best of both worlds, it’s a vibrant town with lots of places to eat and drink, but you also get miles of beautiful countryside, perfect for long walks with your dog.
Perhaps 5 star luxury self-catering accommodation in Ullswater, that has acres of private land and its own boathouse and jetty, is more like what you’re looking for. Ullswater is as quiet and peaceful as it is picturesque, the perfect place to relax, get some fresh air and a little light exercise.
A 4 star property in the charming village of Hawkshead, with designer kitchen and all modern comforts alongwith breathtaking views, is perfect for a family get-together. Hawkshead is just to the west of Windermere and offers a tranquil safe haven just away from the more vibrant towns in the area. Lakelovers have around 200 properties to choose from across the beautiful National Park and so you’re bound to find something amazing.
Pet friendly attractions
Naturally dogs love to be outside and the outstanding beauty of the Lake District with its wide open spaces and rolling fells is the perfect place for them to explore and have fun. If, however you want something a bit different, then here are some ideas for alternative adventures. Grizedale Forest, looked after by the Forestry Commission and close by Hawkshead, is listed high on dog owners favourite places to visit in the Lake District. Here you’ll find walking and cycle trails through beautiful fauna and flora. Wonderful art and sculptures are scattered throughout the forest and act as a great focal point of the visit. Whilst there are picnic spots and a café at the Visitor Centre, for a more hearty lunchtime refreshment head into Hawkshead where there’s plenty of pet friendly pubs, including the Sun Inn which has a great seasonal menu of local produce and beers.
Brantwood, once home to John Ruskin, has beautiful gardens that command outstanding views of the surrounding area. It’s a magical place that will serve as a very civilised day out for you and for Lucky to enjoy a quiet walk. Brantwood Café has a large terrace, which commands one of the loveliest views across Coniston water and you can taste delicious homemade bread with a delicious soup, followed by scrummy cake and biscuits.
Holker Hall, near Grange-over-Sands in south Lakeland, has formal gardens that merge into parkland. Holker hosts many different events, both indoor and outdoor throughout the year and so be sure to check online for further details. Country shows and fairs are commonplace, particularly in the summer months and many of these feature both show dogs and working dogs. Patterdale Dog Day is held in August every year and features a wealth of doggy delights including a gun dog show, children's pet classes and of course sheep dog trials. There’s a large café with well-service terrace offering a truly seasonal ‘fork to plate’ menu. If you’d like to explore a little further, just down the road in the traditional Lake District village of Allithwaite you’ll be greeted with a warm welcome by all at the The Pheasant Inn, with two guest beers to choose from and a superb menu from traditional pub food to more indulgent duck leg or their special ‘Jack Daniels BBQ ribs’.
Just because you have your pet with you on holiday, shouldn’t mean missing out on the fantastic culinary delights that the Lake District is so well know for. Cartmel in south Lakeland has become quite the mecca for foodies, and you needed feel left out. Visit the luxurious Cavendish Arms for a special bar lunch sat by a roaring fire or perhaps just a drink enjoyed by the river. The 450 year old coaching inn is a great place to take in the wonderful laid-back nature of this special part of the Lake District. Whilst in Cartmel a visit to Unsworth’s Yard, by the Priory, is a must; here you can stock up for an evening in, picking up local cheeses, from Cartmel Cheeses as well as sampling Unsworth microbrewery’s most popular ales!
Being voted ‘2014 most dog friendly town in the UK’ by Kennel Club Great Outdoors, Keswick is a great place to head to if you’re holidaying with a pet. Here most of the bars, pubs and cafes welcome pets. The Square Orange café bar in the centre is a particularly excellent stop-off, and recognised as so with 2015 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Winner. Superb specialist coffee’s, home Stonebaked pizza and authentic tapas are what they do best, amongst other delights, which give this Keswick gem a very continental feel.
For some of the best dog friendly pubs in the Lake District visit our Dog Friendly Cottages page here.
So if you’re looking for a pet friendly Lake District, look no further. With our range of 3 to 5 star self-catering properties available throughout the region and 40 years experience of helping people make the most of their short break or holiday, Lakelovers has all the credentials necessary to ensure you and your pet have the best experience of the Lake District and will want to return time and again. If you can’t find what you are looking for on our website, please contact us and we’d love to help.