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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 enquiries@lakelovers.co.uk.
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
  • 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 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
Crag View Windermere
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Crag View is a beautiful family-friendly holiday cottage that sleeps 6 and welcomes dogs. Nestled in the peaceful hamlet of Underbarrow, it is just a quick walk from the delightful Black Labrador pub, renowned for a great menu. Crag View is a short 15 minute drive to Bowness and Kendal. Overlooking the picturesque Lyth Valley, it is also ideal for a walking holiday. There is a magnificent range of local walks to suit all abilities, from a hike over nearby Cunswick Scar (steep in places and well worth the effort) to fun walks with young children, for example the walk over Scout Scar. This is one of the 'Miles Without Stiles' walks and is suitable for pushchairs.

Available From£515.00
Special Offer
Langdale View Windermere
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Capturing the very essence of the Lake District this superb four bedroom, four bathroom property forms part of a large gentlemen's residence commanding superb views from the bedrooms towards the famous Langdale Pikes and with seasonal views over Lake Windermere itself.

Available From£515.00
Special Offer
March House Windermere
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 3 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Built by the current owners, this fine detached Lakeland House is conveniently located a mile from the centre of the bustling village of Windermere in the heart of the Lake District. March House commands beautiful views across the fields to the central Lakeland Fells and enjoys beautiful evening sunsets.

Available From£575.00
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
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Set just a mile from the centre of Windermere town, Deer Wood forms part of the prestigious Applethwaite Hall, designed by none other than Thomas Muirhead whose other works include Old Trafford and Kensington Oval cricket pavilions. One of only 12 luxury apartments within this stunning former country house, the building displays a wealth of original features from the Arts and Craft movement and has been sympathetically reworked to combine modern day facilities with early 20th century heritage.

Available From£435.00
Special Offer
Bellflower Cottage Windermere
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • On Street Parking
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Special offers available weeks commencing 7th and 14th December 2018 only 10% off these weeks now only £329 were £365!

Available From£395.00
Special Offer
Mulberry Cottage Windermere
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • On Street Parking
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Nestled along a short terrace within the conservation area of this quiet, Lakeland village,that Dorothy Wordsworth considered to be a place she dearly loved to think of, Mulberry Cottage provides a most welcome retreat and holiday destination within this traditional community where you'll find the butchers, the bakers and yes, even a candlestick maker and is ideal for the smaller party, be it a couple, small family and your dog. Easy access to the busier resorts of Windermere and Bowness is readily available by way of a short train journey from the village station or open top bus ride, both just a short stroll from the door of the cottage. The Dales Way walkers amongst you will appreciate what's referred to as one of the best section of the route whilst outdoor enthusiasts will revel in the numerous 'on the doorstep' opportunities to explore the beautiful Kentmere Valley.

Available From£335.00
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
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 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Hot Tub
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Set separately, this boutique designer cottage oozes luxury and Lakeland style with walls of glass admiring the tranquil setting, and a spacious, covered balcony overlooking the peaceful view. The cottage lies at the foot of the Kentmere Valley and is set in the secluded informal three-acre gardens of Mirefoot, complete with arboretum and wildlife pond and meadow. If searching for romantic relaxation and escapism on the doorstep of ever popular Windermere, look no more?

Available From£1095.00
Special Offer 3 nights special offer! Only £2928 call the office to book this offer. Tel 015394 88855
The Boundary Windermere
  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 5 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

This magnificent Victorian residence is definitely one of the sexiest and most substantial in our luxury portfolio, right on the boundary between Bowness and the shores of Lake Windermere on one side, and the village of Windermere itself on the other. The keywords here are quality and generosity as this sophisticated period house has been given a sleek, boutique makeover; chic décor, monochrome colours, quirky furniture and much more all in the heart of the Lake District National Park.

Available From£1395.00
Special Offer
Reston Mill Windermere
  • Sleeps 10
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Hot Tub
  • Private parking for 4 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Sitting on the edge of the Lake District National Park in the popular village of Staveley, Reston Mill is a great cottage for those seeking accommodation for families or groups of friends. Accommodating ten people in six bedrooms this property offers plenty of space to relax and socialise, and is an ideal base for exploring the Lake District, on foot, by car or on two wheels.

Available From£945.00
Special Offer
Ellerthwaite House Windermere
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Ellerthwaite House is a beautiful Victorian semi-detached property in a perfect location just a short stroll of under 5 minutes from Windermere village where you will find a great mixture of bars, restaurants and cafes, along with a variety of unique little shops, galleries and boutiques. Perfect for family gatherings or friends to enjoy, and only five minutes' drive from Bowness and the shores of Lake Windermere itself.

Available From£525.00
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
  • 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
Mill Cottage Windermere
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • 2 pets allowed

This 'chocolate box' 17th century Lakeland cottage forms a perfect romantic retreat at any time of year. Stylish and luxurious with lush countryside views, and only a stroll away from the award-winning Watermill Inn and microbrewery at Ings. Mill Cottage is part of the select Ings Mill Park development, incorporating beautifully converted bobbin mill buildings, cottages and luxury caravan holiday homes, only 2 miles from Windermere.

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
  • 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 enquiries@lakelovers.co.uk.
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.