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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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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£365.00
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£475.00
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£995.00
Special Offer
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£750.00
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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£522.00
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Mulberry Cottage Windermere
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 0 car
  • 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£325.00
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£499.00
Special Offer
Priory Lodge Windermere
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Gas Fire
  • Private 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£525.00
Special Offer
Slate Cottage Windermere
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 0 car
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Capturing the very essence of the Lake District this conveniently located contemporary Lakeland cottage has been stylishly refurbished to provide a truly sophisticated Lake District retreat. This pretty Lakeland slate cottage is only a stone's throw from the absolute heart of Windermere village, next door to the popular Crafty Baa, with its amazing selection of beers and wines from around the world, and short drive to the shores of the lake - walkable too.

Available From£399.00
Special Offer
Grange House Windermere
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private 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£825.00
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
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£335.00
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£425.00
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£365.00
Special Offer DEERWOOD 4 NIGHTS SPECIAL OFFER 17-21 DECEMBER 2018 was £396 now £310!
  • 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£425.00
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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£1295.00
Special Offer
Antrona Windermere
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 0 car
  • 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£365.00
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£375.00
Special Offer
Tizzie Whizie Windermere
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 0 car
  • On Street Parking
  • 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£355.00

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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.