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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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Gable Lodge Windermere
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Capturing the very essence of the Lake District this conveniently located lodge cottage has been beautifully refurbished to provide a truly sophisticated Lakeland retreat. Tucked away in a peaceful backwater, close to both Windermere and Bowness villages and the shores of the lake. The living room is made for cosy evenings in by the woodburner, the kitchen / dining room has it all and the bedrooms are chic and spacious.

Available From£360
Special Offer
Bobbin Cottage Windermere
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Originally a bobbin mill, this enchanting self-catering barn conversion is now part of Ings Mill Park; a beautifully landscaped area of holiday homes within 5 acres of woodland and riverside tranquility. The cottage is slightly elevated giving views over the valley, and inside blends countryside charm with flashes of contemporary interior design.

Available From£365
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • 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£425
Special Offer
Antrona Windermere
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • 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£365
Special Offer
Priory Lodge Windermere
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Gas Fire
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

With private pedestrian access to Lake Windermere (and public launching facilities available nearby) this fabulous Victorian lodge house provides a unique and very special retreat for family, friends or two couples.

Available From£525
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • 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£475
Special Offer
Tizzie Whizie Windermere
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Arrive at this traditional Lake District cottage, right at the heart of Windermere village, and you'll be surprised by the sophistication within. Spread over three floors, Tizzie Whizie Cottage is decadent yet relaxed; finished with natural colours, plumped up with leather furnishings and oozing Lakeland cottage charm.

Available From£355
Special Offer
The Boundary Windermere
  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • 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£1295
Special Offer
Mill Cottage Windermere
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • 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 and cottages, only 2 miles from Windermere.

Available From£365
Special Offer
Gilpin View Windermere
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • 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£365
Special Offer
Blakeholme Bay View Windermere
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • 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£522
Special Offer
Tower Cottage Windermere
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

An airy haven of great views, sleek design and undeniable class, this handsome converted former coach house is a five minute walk from the centre of Windermere and commands stunning views across Lake Windermere, towards the famous Langdale Pikes. Wake in the comfort of one of the modern four-poster bedrooms, then gather in the gorgeous open plan living area to gaze out over the lake and plan your day.

Available From£720
Special Offer
Grange House Windermere
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

This captivating Grade II listed residence stands proudly at the foot of the Troutbeck Valley, only a stroll away from Windermere village and the shores of the lake. The spacious, gracious accommodation is flooded with light through gothic arched windows, full of relaxed window seats for quiet reading, but perfect for memorable social gatherings.

Available From£825
Special Offer
Langdale View Windermere
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • 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£499
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £545 to £491
Fellfoot Cottage Troutbeck
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • 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£355
Special Offer
North Highfield Windermere
  • Sleeps 12
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • 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
Special Offer
Ellerthwaite House Windermere
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • 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
Special Offer
Stone Cottage Windermere
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Woodburner
  • 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£355
Special Offer
Gowan Cottage Windermere
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • 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£335
Special Offer
Ravenscroft Windermere
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Gas Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • 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£750

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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.