Lakelovers dog friendly cottages in the Lake District

We are proud to include a large range of handpicked dog and pet friendly holiday cottages, located all over the Lake District, ranging from Keswick in the North Lakes right down to Windermere in the South Lakes, in our handpicked portfolio of 5, 4 and 3 star holiday cottages.


In 2014 the Lake District was awarded the Kennel Club Great Outdoors award, in recognition of how dog friendly the Lake District is. In addition, the Lakeland town of Keswick was awarded ‘most dog friendly town in the UK’. So, if the Kennel Club are recommending the area then what better reason do you need to come and visit with your 4 legged friend and see for yourself.

Dog friendly accommodation in the Lake District

The Lake District really is becoming the leading destination for dog lovers in the UK. And Lakelovers pride ourselves on the standard of our dog friendly accommodation and understand that your pet deserves the luxury that you do. We have a range of cottages that offer pet friendly luxury accommodation and would be an extra special treat for both you and the pooch. Looking through our dog friendly cottages, you’ll still be spoilt for choice with all types of holiday cottages on offer; from large period homes, luxury log cabins and lodges, to modern architect-designed spaces or traditional, cosy cottages, all perfect for your dog friendly holiday in the tranquil Lake District.

Each cottage has its own unique charm and exclusive features, sit in front of an open fire with the dog at your side as you enjoy a nightcap, prepare a family dinner in a country kitchen or a romantic breakfast in a state of the art designer kitchen - the choice is yours.

Why not take a short break to rejuvenate your mind and body, bagging a few Wainwrights and enjoying some local food and drink. Or, stay for a week and you’ll have the time to fully relax and take to the outdoors. Alternatively, a peaceful Christmas break or a New Year getaway to the heart of the Lake District with your family and your dog will be an unforgettable holiday.

What’s more, Lakelovers don’t charge for pets! Why would we? We don’t charge extra for your family members and that’s how we see your four-legged friend, an extension of the family. Lake District dog friendly cottages are the perfect choice for enabling you to bring you dog along with you as many hotels and B&B’s in the Lake District don’t accept dogs and nearly half of all our properties do. Lakelovers have a wide range of Dog Friendly Cottages in Ambleside, Dog Friendly Cottages in Windermere, Dog Friendly Cottages in Coniston, Dog Friendly Cottages in Keswick and Dog Friendly Cottages in Windermere.

Alternatively, if your looking for a more luxurious experience view our collection of luxury cottages in the lake district, many of these cottages are pet friendly.

Out and about with the dog

Dogs have long been a feature of Lake District culture; Border Collies tending flocks of sheep, hounds and gun dogs for hunting and of course the Lakeland and Border Terriers, arguably the best company on a long walk in the fells. Did you know that the sport of hound trailing is pursued only in Cumbria? This is where a scented aniseed trail is laid and the hounds run after it - the hounds can reach speeds of over twenty miles per hour! The relationship between man, dog and the land is ingrained, making the Lake District a particularly special place to spend time with your canine pal.

Lakelovers proudly support Lake District Mountain Rescue Dog Association, a volunteer-run charity who save lives on the fells and lowlands of the Lake District National Park all year around.

Exploring the Lake District with your dog can be as varied and exciting or as relaxed and peaceful as you want it to be. Circumnavigate one of its many waters, Ullswater or Coniston for example are a good-sized walks that most people and dogs can undertake without too much effort. Once en route, you’ll find yourself drinking in the countryside and fresh air that's all around you. Walk to the top of one of the famous fells, such as Helvellyn or Cat Bells and challenge yourself and Sparky to a grand adventure. At the end of a long day of fun, treat yourself to a well-earned drink in one of the region's many dog friendly pubs or bars before heading back to your dog friendly accommodation in the Lake District.

Dog friendly pubs

Just as with holiday accommodation, some pubs and bars are more welcoming to dogs than others, so here’s a taste of some of the best dog friendly pubs in the Lake District.

The Watermill Inn is located in Ings, just to the east of Windermere. The Inn has an excellent reputation; it’s suitable for families and is dog friendly. Enjoy a hearty pub meal and enjoy one of the many real ales that the Inn offers, including some brewed on site in the Watermill Brewery.

Meanwhile in Cartmel, the 450 year old Cavendish Arms is another great option for dog owners, it also has a good reputation, boasts a menu that pays homage to Cumbian produce and serves a wide range of beer, ales and wine.

The Drunken Duck is one of the most famous gastropubs in the region, and deserves this reputation. It has excellent food and great beer brewed on site at the Barngate Brewery - where many of the ales are named after pet dogs, including Tag Lag, Red Bull Terrier and Cracker!

Doggy teaser treat

Look at the four dogs below and try to decide which you think is the UK’s most popular dog - is it

1. Border Collie - hardworking and intelligent?
2. Golden Retriever - friendly and athletic?
3. Border Terrier - good tempered and easy to train?
4. Labrador Retriever - faithful and fun-loving?

Why not tweet your answer to us at @LakeloversUk

Lakelovers are all for a dog friendly Lake District and we think this shows in the range and quality of the cottages we offer. We wholeheartedly support responsible dog owners and their right to enjoy the beautiful countryside together with their pets. For tips and advice on dog walking in the countryside click here and view our compiled list of the 20 of the best walks in the Lake District click here. If this is not what you are looking for then browse our Lake District Cottages pages for more options or contact us and our friendly customer service team would love to help

Holme Ground Cottage

Coniston
10 Customer reviews

Set in a walker’s paradise close to Langdale and the Coniston Fells, this traditional Lakeland cottage is a cosy retreat for lovers of the outdoors….

  • Accommodates 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Fire: - open
  • Private Parking 2
  • Pets welcome (1)
  • Wi-Fi

From £350

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Lavender Cottage

Bowness

A true ‘picture postcard’ cottage in sublime open countryside, less than a mile from two outstanding country pubs and only a short drive from Bowness…

  • Accommodates 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Fire: - woodburner
  • Private Parking 3
  • Pets welcome (1)
  • Garden

From £399

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Gowan Cottage

Windermere
1 Customer reviews

Once a thriving bobbin mill, this gorgeous character property is part of the Ings Mill Park development – a select set of cottages set in…

  • Accommodates 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Private Parking 2
  • Pets welcome (2)
  • Babies welcome
  • Children: welcome

From £345

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Tizzie Whizie

Windermere

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…

  • Accommodates 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Fire: - electric
  • Pets welcome (1)
  • Wi-Fi
  • Babies welcome

From £335

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Wetherlam View

Langdale

Set in the hamlet of Little Langdale in the stunning valley with the same name, and situated between the breath taking Coniston Fells to the…

  • Accommodates 7
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Fire: - woodburner
  • Private Parking 2
  • Pets welcome (1)
  • Wi-Fi

From £575

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High Borrans Dell

Windermere
2 Customer reviews

Style, serenity and scenery are at the heart of this romantic Lake District lodge, one of only a few select lodges set in a secluded…

  • Accommodates 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Fire: - electric
  • Private Parking 2
  • Pets welcome (2)
  • Laundry Facilities washer/dryer

From £350

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High Borrans Spinney

Windermere
1 Customer reviews

Style, serenity and scenery are at the heart of this romantic Lake District lodge, one of only a few select lodges set in a secluded…

  • Accommodates 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Fire: - electric
  • Private Parking 2
  • Pets welcome (2)
  • Laundry Facilities washer/dryer

From £350

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Fern Bank Cottage

Bowness

This contemporary Lakeland cottage nestles in a row of pretty cottages within a peaceful setting yet is only a short stroll to the absolute heart…

  • Accommodates 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Fire: - gas
  • Pets welcome (1)
  • Wi-Fi
  • Babies welcome

From £376

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Wishing Well

Hawkshead

This captivating ground floor contemporary Lakeland bolt-hole forms part of this Victorian building within the picturesque village of Hawkshead on the edge of Grizedale forest…

  • Accommodates 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Fire: - electric
  • Private Parking 1
  • Pets welcome (1)
  • Babies welcome

From £242

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Riverside Cottages No 2

Ambleside
1 Customer reviews

Only a gentle stroll from the centre of Ambleside village, this perfectly formed cottage retreat enjoys a tranquil riverside setting with patio and large private…

  • Accommodates 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Fire: - electric
  • Private Parking 2
  • Pets welcome (2)
  • Children: welcome

From £366

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Wainwright Cottage

Ambleside
1 Customer reviews

Just off the heart of Ambleside, we found this fabulous 4 star cottage retreat – ingeniously arranged right up to the stylish garden roof terrace,…

  • Accommodates 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Fire: - woodburner
  • Private Parking 1
  • Pets welcome (1)
  • Babies welcome

From £438

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Ravenscroft

Windermere
2 Customer reviews

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…

  • Accommodates 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Fire: - gas
  • Private Parking 2
  • Pets welcome (1)
  • Wi-Fi

From £725

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Above Town

Ambleside

Located in its elevated position, Above Town benefits from its convenient situation in Ambleside Village and also the views to Loughrigg Fell. This traditional Victorian…

  • Accommodates 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Fire: - woodburner
  • Private Parking 2
  • Pets welcome (2)
  • Wi-Fi

From £385

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Cosy Nook Cottage

Bowness

Just as its name suggests, this stylish Lake District holiday cottage provides an adorable retreat within a peaceful corner of Bowness, next to a park…

  • Accommodates 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Fire: - electric
  • Pets welcome (1)
  • Babies welcome
  • Children: welcome

From £349

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Slaters Cottage

Langdale

This 300 year old cottage is one of just a few in the sleepy hamlet of Little Langdale, immersed in the walkers’ paradise that is…

  • Accommodates 5
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Fire: - woodburner
  • Private Parking 1
  • Pets welcome (3)
  • Babies welcome

From £499

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Waterside

Bowness
2 Customer reviews

What a magical find – we fell in love with this detached contemporary Lakeland treat, which nestles in a secluded sublime country setting overlooking a…

  • Accommodates 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Private Parking 5
  • Pets welcome (3)
  • Babies welcome
  • Children: welcome

From £699

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Bramble Lodge

Windermere

This luxurious Lakeland Lodge nestles in a small row of  exclusive luxury lodges within a peaceful setting yet is conveniently located so to take advantage…

  • Accommodates 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Fire: - electric
  • Private Parking 2
  • Pets welcome (2)
  • Wi-Fi

From £495

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Applethwaite Cottage

Troutbeck

Applethwaite Cottage is a superb contemporary Lakeland Cottage set in the pretty conservation village of Troutbeck, renowned for its numerous listed buildings and vernacular architecture…

  • Accommodates 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Fire: - electric
  • Private Parking 1
  • Pets welcome (2)
  • Laundry Facilities washer

From £365

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