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Dog friendly cottages in Windermere

Dog Friendly Cottages in Windermere

Dog Friendly Cottages in Windermere

When looking for Dog Friendly Cottages in Windermere we have over 40 premier self-catering Windermere Cottages, from modern luxurious lodges to impressive Grade II listed residences and sophisticated townhouses, so you’re simply spoilt for choice, and with Lakelovers we warmly welcome pets for free. The Lake District is one of the top holiday destinations for pets and their well-behaved owners, with some of the best walking scenery in the UK, for all paw walking abilities, and plenty of tarns and lakes for cooling off. Plus, there are the pebbled beaches and extensive woodlands that are a natural playground full of nature’s best toys, sticks and stones, for endless games of fetch.

Dog friendly self-catering accommodation in Windermere

The popular south Lakes resort town of Windermere is often seen as the ‘capital’ of England’s largest National Park.

Many of our guests return time and again to Windermere because of its superb transport links. By road, train, boat and foot – they allow for very easy and convenient exploration of the south Lakes. As well as popular northern villages and towns and breathtaking north lakes scenery.

Travelling to and from Windermere is so easy in fact, you may choose to go car free! We know this goes down a treat with dogs who love a trip on the scenic 599 open top bus and Windermere ferry!

Let’s take a look at some of our dog friendly cottages in Windermere and the surrounding area. We’re sure that tails will be wagging with joy at what you find.

Dog friendly self-catering accommodation in Windermere

Dog friendly cottages in and around Windermere put you in a perfect location for lots of doggy activities and treats.
About a half an hour walk from Windermere town centre gets you to the lakeshore or you can hop on the regular 599 bus. Here, at Bowness Bay you’ll find plenty to do including several ‘Miles without Stiles’ walks, ideal for less active pets and owners. A great one is the amble from Bowness to the National Trust sign-posted Cockshott Point. This circular route makes for a perfect slice of evening of fresh air. Here you’ll enjoy the tranquil lakeside views and wildlife (short leads for dogs during breeding season, from March to July).

For a shortcut to Windermere’s ‘secret’ western shore, catch the dog friendly car ferry, carrying up to 18 cars and over 100 passengers. Here you can head to Grizedale Forest, a particularly great day out for dogs. Or catch the minibus service during the summer months to Hawkshead and surrounding countryside, enjoyed by famous Children’s author Beatrix Potter and her much-loved working Collie Kep.

Head north of Windermere town to Brockhole Visitor Centre, half way to Ambleside, which is also perfect for some fresh air with pets as well as kids. There’s a covered outside space at the well-serviced café for dogs to enjoy a spot of lunch.

If it’s attractions that draw you to Windermere and the south Lakes, then both Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway and the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway allow dogs, as does the Lakeland Motor Museum.

Whilst staying in Windermere you should not miss the uphill, but short ramble to Orrest Head. You’ll be rewarded with panoramic views of the lake, over to Coniston and the Langdale peaks. You can extend this walk north to the quiet valley of Troutbeck and visit pup friendly pub The Mortal Man.

As expected in such a popular holiday area, there’s a healthy choice of dog friendly eateries, including Coffee Bar 7 in Windermere.

Dogs are welcomed to ‘drink responsibly’ at The Boathouse Bar & Restaurant at Windermere Marina Village and traditional pubs The Royal Oak and the Ship Inn in Bowness.

With the superb Booths supermarket, stocking lots of local grocery products, as well as a Co-op, Windermere is a perfect self-catering holiday town. Don’t forget to nip into Lakeland Pet Supplies on the main road running through the town for some doggy treats.

Jump on Windermere Lake Cruises – dogs travel for free all year round – heading south to Lakeside or up to Ambleside, where you’ll also find plenty of dog friendly walks and eateries.
If you’re looking for a busier scene, we also have over 40 dog friendly cottages in Bowness, a former fishing village and now a bustling holiday resort. It sits halfway along the shore of Windermere and under 1 ½ miles from Windermere and its excellent transport routes.

We know that you’ll want to bring your whole family, including your cheeky four-legged furry friends, which is why with Lakelovers pets stay free. And also why we have worked hard to make sure we offer a large and unique selection of the best pet friendly cottages across the Windermere region.

Lakelovers have over 40 years experience as the Lake District’s premier self-catering holiday provider. We pride ourselves on offering some of the finest properties in the region. Only properties that are independently rated 3-5 star by VisitEngland are accepted into our portfolio, which includes the largest collection of Gold rated self-catering cottages in the region. So, you don’t just have to take our word for it when we promise uncompromising quality.

We know how important pets are when booking a relaxing holiday away. That is why this quality is not compromised in our range of dog friendly self-catering accommodation. The best in the Lake District, for you and your pets, guaranteed.

A happy owner means a happy pooch, which is why our pet friendly properties have features designed to go above and beyond. WiFi, private parking, al fresco dining areas, open-plan sociable spaces, luxury bathrooms including power showers and roll top bathtubs, designer kitchens and stylish, plush interiors.

For ‘man’s best friend’ there’s secure, private gardens, cosy log burners and walks straight from the cottage door for evening ‘walkies’ and early morning run-arounds.

Choosing a dog friendly holiday in Windermere

Dog friendly cottages in and around Windermere put you in a perfect location for lots of doggy activities and treats.
About a half an hour walk from Windermere town centre gets you to the lakeshore or you can hop on the regular 599 bus. Here, at Bowness Bay you’ll find plenty to do including several ‘Miles without Stiles’ walks, ideal for less active pets and owners. A great one is the amble from Bowness to the National Trust sign-posted Cockshott Point. This circular route makes for a perfect slice of evening of fresh air. Here you’ll enjoy the tranquil lakeside views and wildlife (short leads for dogs during breeding season, from March to July).

For a shortcut to Windermere’s ‘secret’ western shore, catch the dog friendly car ferry, carrying up to 18 cars and over 100 passengers. Here you can head to Grizedale Forest, a particularly great day out for dogs. Or catch the minibus service during the summer months to Hawkshead and surrounding countryside, enjoyed by famous Children’s author Beatrix Potter and her much-loved working Collie Kep.

Head north of Windermere town to Brockhole Visitor Centre, half way to Ambleside, which is also perfect for some fresh air with pets as well as kids. There’s a covered outside space at the well-serviced café for dogs to enjoy a spot of lunch.

If it’s attractions that draw you to Windermere and the south Lakes, then both Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway and the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway allow dogs, as does the Lakeland Motor Museum.

Whilst staying in Windermere you should not miss the uphill, but short ramble to Orrest Head. You’ll be rewarded with panoramic views of the lake, over to Coniston and the Langdale peaks. You can extend this walk north to the quiet valley of Troutbeck and visit pup friendly pub The Mortal Man.

As expected in such a popular holiday area, there’s a healthy choice of dog friendly eateries, including Coffee Bar 7 in Windermere.

Dogs are welcomed to ‘drink responsibly’ at The Boathouse Bar & Restaurant at Windermere Marina Village and traditional pubs The Royal Oak and the Ship Inn in Bowness.

With the superb Booths supermarket, stocking lots of local grocery products, as well as a Co-op, Windermere is a perfect self-catering holiday town. Don’t forget to nip into Lakeland Pet Supplies on the main road running through the town for some doggy treats.

Jump on Windermere Lake Cruises – dogs travel for free all year round – heading south to Lakeside or up to Ambleside, where you’ll also find plenty of dog friendly walks and eateries.
If you’re looking for a busier scene, we also have over 40 dog friendly cottages in Bowness, a former fishing village and now a bustling holiday resort. It sits halfway along the shore of Windermere and under 1 ½ miles from Windermere and its excellent transport routes.

If you’re flexible on location, why not browse Lakelovers pet friendly cottages across the Lakes, or get in touch with our excellent Customer Service team who would love to help by calling 015394 88855 or emailing [email protected]
Once you’re holiday is booked, just don’t forget to take your camera with you as you’re guaranteed some excellent dog posing shots.

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Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed

Camellia Cottage is a picture perfect Lakeland Cottage, set in the quite hamlet of Crook just a few minutes' drive from the shores of Lake Windermere and within relatively easy reach of the Central Lakes. The Cottage is an ideal place to relax or engage in a wide range of activities. You may want to sail on the lakes, play golf (a 13 hole course is available in the village and two 18 hole courses are nearby), fish, cycle or simply walk from the door or on accessible Lakeland fells. The range of activities, together with access to great places to eat and drink make Camellia Cottage a prefect Lakeland retreat.

Available From£425.00
Special Offer
One Long Houses Windermere
  • Sleeps 11
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 4 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Nestled between the hills of the Kentmere Valley, One Long Houses, commands some of the best views in the area. The eighteenth century farmhouse has been lovingly restored and opened into the adjoining barn to create one of the most impressive properties in the area. Finished to the highest standard with exacting attention to detail the current owners have created the prefect holiday retreat for friends and families.

Available From£1625.00
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

This luxurious Lakeland Lodge nestles in a row of exclusive luxury lodges within a peaceful setting yet is conveniently located so to take advantage of White Cross Bay 5 star facilities that include a bar, restaurant, shop and leisure club. The shores of Lake Windermere are just a short stroll away from this beautiful lodge.

Available From£495.00
Special Offer
High Cleabarrow Windermere
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 5 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

If quirky features appeal - including centuries old wonky floors, beamed ceilings and original 17th century oak panelling and you seek a holiday home with a bit of a difference, then High Cleabarrow may well tick the boxes for you. This gorgeous traditional Lakeland farmhouse enjoys a wonderful peaceful setting amidst enchanting gardens. With its own tennis court and table tennis room and just a step away from Windermere Golf Club, this property is a special find. Dating back to at least 1704 ( we believe it is a lot older), High Cleabarrow is a delight. Homely, atmospheric, comfortable and full of character, High Cleabarrow enjoys seclusion within its lovely 2 acre gardens whilst the convenience and attractions of Bowness and Windermere are but a 5 minute drive away. At this traditional Lakeland treat, modern living blends effortlessly with the past and the owners have finished it in keeping with its age, yet adding the modern touches of course.

Available From£965.00
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • 2 pets allowed

This contemporary country Lakeland cottage would be ideally suited to grace the cover of any chocolate box, situated in a gently elevated setting with views over the glorious green valley. Set within a beautiful landscaped select holiday home park known as Ings Mill Park, circumscribed by 5 acres of wooded valley alongside the soothing River Gowan, only a 2 minute stroll from the hamlet of Ings.

Available From£385.00
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed

Built around the turn of the century at the height of the Arts and Crafts movement, Applethwaite Hall is one of the Lake District's most remarkable country houses. Recently, and sensitively, redeveloped to an extremely high standard, the Hall benefits from a wealth of period features.

Available From£595.00
Special Offer
Silver Birches Windermere
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Gas Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Hot Tub
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Just a short walk from the centre of Windermere Village, Silver Birches is a beautifully presented, contemporary bungalow, with beautiful garden, summer house and hot tub making it a superb choice for those looking to holiday with friends or family.

Available From£635.00
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • 1 pet allowed

This romantic Lakeland cottage resides in a peaceful setting within the picturesque and popular village of Staveley at the mouth of the breathtaking Kentmere Valley, only a short drive from bustling Windermere. If searching for somewhere special to get away and soak up all the Lakes have to offer, we know you will fall in love with 'Stone Cottage'.

Available From£365.00
Special Offer
Antrona Windermere
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Located just a five minute walk from the centre of Windermere, Antrona is a contemporary and stylish apartment with a quirky feel that has been created to offer a good standard of accommodation in a superb location.

Available From£395.00
Special Offer
Fellfoot Cottage Troutbeck
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

This beautiful Lakeland cottage is situated in Troutbeck Bridge within a handy location at the foot of the Troutbeck Valley - midway between the vibrant villages of Windermere and Ambleside. The enchanting interior is warmed by air source heating complete with wood burning stove, furnished for relaxation and finished with Lake District flair. Outside a cottage garden with patio provides the ideal spot for morning coffee, or a glass or two before dinner! You'll be surrounded by fabulous walking territory, only a very short stroll away from a restaurant / bar, and a well-stocked local shop and never too far from the stunning shores of Lake Windermere. Perfect!

Available From£365.00
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Forming part of the prestigious Applethwaite Hall development, The Mulberry At Applethwaite Hall provides a contemporary, luxurious retreat for those wishing to be within striking distance of the Lakeland town of Windermere and her busier neighbour, Bowness yet far enough away to appreciate a peaceful, countryside location. One of the exclusive apartments created within a stunning former Arts and Crafts country house, this first floor, spacious apartment offers some superb views across the manicured grounds to the Langdales beyond and an unforgettable self-catering experience in the very heart of the Lakes. The owners are life-long lovers of the Lake District and have created a stylish and comfortable space complimented by artwork and crafts by local artists.

Available From£445.00
Special Offer
Gowan Cottage Windermere
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Once a thriving bobbin mill, this gorgeous character property is part of the Ings Mill Park development - a select set of cottages set in lush green countryside, alongside the River Gowan and circumscribed by 5 acres of wooded valley between Staveley and Windermere.

Available From£345.00
Special Offer Owls House allows a more bespoke booking arrangement and can be booked for a 3 night…
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Hot Tub
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Nestled on the shores of Lake Windermere in the very heart of the Lake District, Owls House which sleeps 4, is situated in the Skiptory Howe area, of White Cross Bay and is in a lovely location set amongst the trees with many birds and a variety of wildlife, be sure to keep to keep an eye out for the deer’s. A perfect retreat for family and friends with use of the on site leisure facilities

Available From£645.00
Special Offer week commencing 26th April 2019 7 nights now only £490 was £545
Bellflower Cottage Windermere
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • On Street Parking
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Bellflower Cottage appears, from the outside, to be a typical, Victorian end of terrace house but step inside and you will be instantly taken aback by the cool and contemporary makeover the owners have created. Here old and new blend effortlessly to create a fantastic cottage offering the ideal place to relax with family and friends, situated within easy walking distance of Windermere village.

Available From£395.00
Special Offer
Blakeholme Bay View Windermere
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

With breathtaking views over Lake Windermere, this aptly named detached Lakeland lodge offers stylish and contemporary accommodation with a cosy, romantic atmosphere! Whether you are planning your honeymoon or a special occasion, yearning to explore the great outdoors or simply fancy getting away from it all, Blakeholme Bay View is a couple's haven in one of the most desirable Lake District locations.

Available From£525.00
Special Offer
Gilpin View Windermere
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

In a countryside setting only 10 minutes from Bowness and Lake Windermere, the historic Starnthwaite Ghyll mill house has been tastefully converted into a special complex of character cottages. Delightfully off the beaten track, Gilpin View is one of a row of four attractive cottages overlooking the stream and across the orchard to the lush Lyth Valley, very close to Crosthwaite village and the award-winning Punchbowl Inn (1.5m away).

Available From£375.00
Special Offer
North Highfield Windermere
  • Sleeps 12
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 5 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Is this the most enviable abode in the country? We think so and so did Harriet Martineau in her 1855 works, A complete guide to the English Lakes.

Available From£1195.00
Special Offer 7 Nights reduced from £1045 to £940
Ravenscroft Windermere
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Gas Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

This traditional Lakeland residence is conveniently located only a short 5 minute stroll mid way between both vibrant villages of Windermere and Bowness together with the shores of Lake Windermere. Convenience and space makes Ravenscroft a perfect base for sociable gatherings and family holidays at any time of the year with each of the four large bedrooms enjoying en-suite bathroom facilities.

Available From£775.00
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Hot Tub
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

We all know luxury comes with a price. Nature of course doesn't have to pay for it and Twitchers Cottage ethos certainly echoes this. Amidst a secluded private 17th century estate, circumscribed by landscaped informal gardens leading to an arboretum and tarn at the foot of the Kentmere valley lies this dynamic and unique architect-designed luxury cottage.

Available From£995.00

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Dog friendly cottages in Windermere

Dog Friendly Cottages in Windermere

Dog Friendly Cottages in Windermere

When looking for Dog Friendly Cottages in Windermere we have over 40 premier self-catering Windermere Cottages, from modern luxurious lodges to impressive Grade II listed residences and sophisticated townhouses, so you’re simply spoilt for choice, and with Lakelovers we warmly welcome pets for free. The Lake District is one of the top holiday destinations for pets and their well-behaved owners, with some of the best walking scenery in the UK, for all paw walking abilities, and plenty of tarns and lakes for cooling off. Plus, there are the pebbled beaches and extensive woodlands that are a natural playground full of nature’s best toys, sticks and stones, for endless games of fetch.

Dog friendly self-catering accommodation in Windermere

The popular south Lakes resort town of Windermere is often seen as the ‘capital’ of England’s largest National Park.

Many of our guests return time and again to Windermere because of its superb transport links. By road, train, boat and foot – they allow for very easy and convenient exploration of the south Lakes. As well as popular northern villages and towns and breathtaking north lakes scenery.

Travelling to and from Windermere is so easy in fact, you may choose to go car free! We know this goes down a treat with dogs who love a trip on the scenic 599 open top bus and Windermere ferry!

Let’s take a look at some of our dog friendly cottages in Windermere and the surrounding area. We’re sure that tails will be wagging with joy at what you find.

Dog friendly self-catering accommodation in Windermere

Dog friendly cottages in and around Windermere put you in a perfect location for lots of doggy activities and treats.
About a half an hour walk from Windermere town centre gets you to the lakeshore or you can hop on the regular 599 bus. Here, at Bowness Bay you’ll find plenty to do including several ‘Miles without Stiles’ walks, ideal for less active pets and owners. A great one is the amble from Bowness to the National Trust sign-posted Cockshott Point. This circular route makes for a perfect slice of evening of fresh air. Here you’ll enjoy the tranquil lakeside views and wildlife (short leads for dogs during breeding season, from March to July).

For a shortcut to Windermere’s ‘secret’ western shore, catch the dog friendly car ferry, carrying up to 18 cars and over 100 passengers. Here you can head to Grizedale Forest, a particularly great day out for dogs. Or catch the minibus service during the summer months to Hawkshead and surrounding countryside, enjoyed by famous Children’s author Beatrix Potter and her much-loved working Collie Kep.

Head north of Windermere town to Brockhole Visitor Centre, half way to Ambleside, which is also perfect for some fresh air with pets as well as kids. There’s a covered outside space at the well-serviced café for dogs to enjoy a spot of lunch.

If it’s attractions that draw you to Windermere and the south Lakes, then both Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway and the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway allow dogs, as does the Lakeland Motor Museum.

Whilst staying in Windermere you should not miss the uphill, but short ramble to Orrest Head. You’ll be rewarded with panoramic views of the lake, over to Coniston and the Langdale peaks. You can extend this walk north to the quiet valley of Troutbeck and visit pup friendly pub The Mortal Man.

As expected in such a popular holiday area, there’s a healthy choice of dog friendly eateries, including Coffee Bar 7 in Windermere.

Dogs are welcomed to ‘drink responsibly’ at The Boathouse Bar & Restaurant at Windermere Marina Village and traditional pubs The Royal Oak and the Ship Inn in Bowness.

With the superb Booths supermarket, stocking lots of local grocery products, as well as a Co-op, Windermere is a perfect self-catering holiday town. Don’t forget to nip into Lakeland Pet Supplies on the main road running through the town for some doggy treats.

Jump on Windermere Lake Cruises – dogs travel for free all year round – heading south to Lakeside or up to Ambleside, where you’ll also find plenty of dog friendly walks and eateries.
If you’re looking for a busier scene, we also have over 40 dog friendly cottages in Bowness, a former fishing village and now a bustling holiday resort. It sits halfway along the shore of Windermere and under 1 ½ miles from Windermere and its excellent transport routes.

We know that you’ll want to bring your whole family, including your cheeky four-legged furry friends, which is why with Lakelovers pets stay free. And also why we have worked hard to make sure we offer a large and unique selection of the best pet friendly cottages across the Windermere region.

Lakelovers have over 40 years experience as the Lake District’s premier self-catering holiday provider. We pride ourselves on offering some of the finest properties in the region. Only properties that are independently rated 3-5 star by VisitEngland are accepted into our portfolio, which includes the largest collection of Gold rated self-catering cottages in the region. So, you don’t just have to take our word for it when we promise uncompromising quality.

We know how important pets are when booking a relaxing holiday away. That is why this quality is not compromised in our range of dog friendly self-catering accommodation. The best in the Lake District, for you and your pets, guaranteed.

A happy owner means a happy pooch, which is why our pet friendly properties have features designed to go above and beyond. WiFi, private parking, al fresco dining areas, open-plan sociable spaces, luxury bathrooms including power showers and roll top bathtubs, designer kitchens and stylish, plush interiors.

For ‘man’s best friend’ there’s secure, private gardens, cosy log burners and walks straight from the cottage door for evening ‘walkies’ and early morning run-arounds.

Choosing a dog friendly holiday in Windermere

Dog friendly cottages in and around Windermere put you in a perfect location for lots of doggy activities and treats.
About a half an hour walk from Windermere town centre gets you to the lakeshore or you can hop on the regular 599 bus. Here, at Bowness Bay you’ll find plenty to do including several ‘Miles without Stiles’ walks, ideal for less active pets and owners. A great one is the amble from Bowness to the National Trust sign-posted Cockshott Point. This circular route makes for a perfect slice of evening of fresh air. Here you’ll enjoy the tranquil lakeside views and wildlife (short leads for dogs during breeding season, from March to July).

For a shortcut to Windermere’s ‘secret’ western shore, catch the dog friendly car ferry, carrying up to 18 cars and over 100 passengers. Here you can head to Grizedale Forest, a particularly great day out for dogs. Or catch the minibus service during the summer months to Hawkshead and surrounding countryside, enjoyed by famous Children’s author Beatrix Potter and her much-loved working Collie Kep.

Head north of Windermere town to Brockhole Visitor Centre, half way to Ambleside, which is also perfect for some fresh air with pets as well as kids. There’s a covered outside space at the well-serviced café for dogs to enjoy a spot of lunch.

If it’s attractions that draw you to Windermere and the south Lakes, then both Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway and the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway allow dogs, as does the Lakeland Motor Museum.

Whilst staying in Windermere you should not miss the uphill, but short ramble to Orrest Head. You’ll be rewarded with panoramic views of the lake, over to Coniston and the Langdale peaks. You can extend this walk north to the quiet valley of Troutbeck and visit pup friendly pub The Mortal Man.

As expected in such a popular holiday area, there’s a healthy choice of dog friendly eateries, including Coffee Bar 7 in Windermere.

Dogs are welcomed to ‘drink responsibly’ at The Boathouse Bar & Restaurant at Windermere Marina Village and traditional pubs The Royal Oak and the Ship Inn in Bowness.

With the superb Booths supermarket, stocking lots of local grocery products, as well as a Co-op, Windermere is a perfect self-catering holiday town. Don’t forget to nip into Lakeland Pet Supplies on the main road running through the town for some doggy treats.

Jump on Windermere Lake Cruises – dogs travel for free all year round – heading south to Lakeside or up to Ambleside, where you’ll also find plenty of dog friendly walks and eateries.
If you’re looking for a busier scene, we also have over 40 dog friendly cottages in Bowness, a former fishing village and now a bustling holiday resort. It sits halfway along the shore of Windermere and under 1 ½ miles from Windermere and its excellent transport routes.

If you’re flexible on location, why not browse Lakelovers pet friendly cottages across the Lakes, or get in touch with our excellent Customer Service team who would love to help by calling 015394 88855 or emailing [email protected]
Once you’re holiday is booked, just don’t forget to take your camera with you as you’re guaranteed some excellent dog posing shots.