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Dog Friendly Cottages Lake District

Lakelovers dog friendly cottages in the Lake District

We are proud to include a large range of hand-picked 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 2014 and 15 the Lake District was awarded the Kennel Club Great Outdoors award. This was in recognition of how dog friendly the Lake Distrist is. Also, 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 is becoming the leading destination for dog lovers in the UK. And Lakelovers pride ourselves on the standard of our dog friendly accommodation. We 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 be spoilt for choice. We offer 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. Or, 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. Many hotels and B&B’s in the Lake District don’t accept dogs and nearly half of all our properties do.

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. 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. Then head back to your dog friendly accommodation in the Lake District.

Dog friendly pubs

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, 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. They name many of their ales 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

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Coniston Water 1 Coniston
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed

Strolling distance from Coniston village centre and yet right by the shores of Coniston Water at Waterhead,this beautifully placed hideaway apartment truly enjoys the very best of both worlds, set in absolute peace and quiet within a delightful country guest house, commanding breathtaking views of the dramatic surrounding mountains including Coniston Old Man.

Available From£360.00
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Riggeswood Cottage Hawkshead
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 3 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Facing west over tranquil Esthwaite Water near Hawkshead village, you'll find two distinctive whitewashed cottages, one of which is Riggeswood Cottage. The serene beauty of Esthwaite Water has inspired many over the years - William Wordsworth based a famous poem here, while children's author Beatrix Potter made the pretty tarn the fictional home of her character 'Jeremy Fisher'.

Available From£375.00
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  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Log Burner
  • Hot Tub
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • 1 pet allowed

Green Tourism: Gold Award | What a magical find - we fell in love with this detached characterful, contemporary Lakeland cottage, which nestles in a secluded sublime country setting overlooking this green lush valley, only a mile out of picturesque Cartmel. Set within the grounds of a Soil Association licensed organic farm, Howbarrow Farm Cottage is fit for the front of any 'chocolate box', perfect for any romantic occasion.

Available From£335.00
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  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • On Street Parking
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

This aptly named Lakeland cottage, literally a stone's throw from the absolute heart of Ambleside centre, stands alongside Rothay Park with superb views towards Loughrigg Fell and The Fairfield Horseshoe. Enjoying the very best of both worlds, this traditional, yet contemporary cottage sits in a peaceful spot just a minute's stroll from the village amenities - bliss. Sociable couples, or a family, can happily spread out here.

Available From£695.00
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  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 4 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

This outstanding Period Lakeland residence occupies a sublime setting in the picturesque historic Troutbeck hamlet close to both Windermere and Ambleside ever popular villages and with simply breathtaking views in every direction as far as the eye can see. For a holiday with 'wow factor' - this is a special place and one to spend your precious time together soaking up Lakeland's luxuries. Sleep well, and switch off in a house with very relaxing energy.

Available From£850.00
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The Smithy Keswick
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • 1 pet allowed

Set in the stunning scenery of the Borrowdale Valley, surrounded by the high fells and glimpses of Derwentwater, The Smithy is a popular traditional Lakeland Cottage that offers welcoming accommodation in a beautiful setting, offering walks from the door and within very easy reach of Keswick town centre.

Available From£395.00
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High Cleabarrow Windermere
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 5 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

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

Available From£965.00
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Boxwood Cottage Troutbeck
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Boxwood Cottage is a superb contemporary Lakeland Cottage set in the pretty conservation village of Troutbeck, renowned for its numerous listed buildings and vernacular architecture and the strong and vibrant village community with a village shop and excellent local pub and with beautiful views across the valley to the fells beyond, walks direct from the door and Lake Windermere just a short drive away.

Available From£399.00
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The Great Barn Ullswater
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 4 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

The Great Barn exudes five star luxury and overlooks the serene waters of Ullswater in the Lake District National Park, arguably boasting some of the most enviable vistas imaginable anywhere in the world. This quintessential 17th century converted barn, has seductively leapt into the 21st century with true flair and sophistication, providing outstanding quality and luxury.

Available From£3995.00
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Copt Howe Ambleside
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

What a setting! This pet-friendly self-catering property in Ambleside takes a sought-after elevated position, with unforgettable views from every window. The centre of vibrant Ambleside, along with it's restaurants and shop, is only a short stroll away along with the shore of Lake Windermere.

Available From£625.00
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Little Spring Hawkshead
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Electric Fire
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

This captivating first floor contemporary Lakeland treat forms part of this Victorian building within the picturesque village of Hawkshead on the edge of Grizedale forest providing a romantic hideaway for any special occasion. Hawkshead is famous for its charming whitewashed cottages, and this one fits right into the picture!

Available From£285.00
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 3 cars
  • 2 pets allowed

Stepping Stones House is an elegant period residence, once owned by the son of William Wordsworth, that stands in a breath-taking location beside the River Rothay as it flows through the vale from Rydal Water and onward to Lake Windermere. Lovingly refurbished, the current owners have created a beautiful home, ideal for special occasions and holidays that memories are made of.

Available From£925.00
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Lakefield House Hawkshead
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 4 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

A rare treat for large groups or families, gazing out over Esthwaite water to the Coniston Fells through superb full-length windows. Lakefield House is surrounded by scenes featured in the stories of Beatrix Potter, being only a few minutes from her former home in Near Sawrey. The lake itself (fictional home of 'Jeremy Fisher') is one of the finest trout lakes in England, and walks in every direction in the surrounding area will leave you spellbound.

Available From£865.00
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Underheron Grasmere
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 4 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Just a stroll from Grasmere village at the foot of Heron Pike, this much-loved holiday home stands secluded within a large fellside garden, surrounded by mature trees and creating a haven for wildlife. Step inside, and you'll discover a superb venue for gatherings. Light pours into the elegant living space - equipped with such contemporary luxuries as Sky TV and iPod dock.

Available From£925.00
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Cragholme Bowness
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • 1 pet allowed

With astonishing views over Lake Windermere, this charming apartment offers stylish and contemporary accommodation with a snug, romantic atmosphere!

Available From£540.00
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Pippin Cottage Keswick
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Pippin Cottage appears, from the outside, to be a traditional, Victorian terrace house but step inside and you will be instantly taken by the cool and contemporary makeover that the owners have created. Here old and new blend effortlessly to create a fantastic cottage that offer the ideal place to relax with family and friends, situated within easy walking distance of Keswick Market Square.Take our 3d virtual tour of the property including floorplan by clicking here.

Available From£385.00
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Butt Hill Cottage Troutbeck
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Inclusive leisure for all guests compliments this luxurious 4 star accommodation in the fabulous Troutbeck Valley. Lovingly designed to reflect the character and charm of traditional Lakeland. Butt Hill Cottage was built incorporating traditional slate and exposed oak within a distinctly contemporary living space. Panoramic views pour in through enormous picture windows, and a feature fireplace with multifuel stove provides warmth for cosy evenings in.

Available From£595.00
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Smithy Cottage Bowness
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

A true 'picture postcard' traditional Lakeland cottage in this pretty countryside hamlet, less than a minute's stroll to The Hare & Hounds, a superb pub serving real ales and great food and only a short drive from Bowness and Lake Windermere. Retaining charming original features with inset woodburning fireplace and enchanting cottage windows.

Available From£395.00
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Todd Crag House Ambleside
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Gas Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 2 pets allowed

A sumptuous Lakeland hideaway being part of a traditional colour washed gentleman's residence located at the foot of Loughrigg Fell - on the outskirts of Ambleside. Taking its name from the rocky outcrop behind the 400 year old property Todd Crag House will delight. This two bedroom, two bathroom cottage apartment has been carefully designed to marry the original features with current expectations. Luxurious soft furnishings and tasteful palettes have been carefully chosen for your comfort. Although only a two bedroom property it is surprisingly large with a spacious lounge, fully fitted dining kitchen, two bedrooms with king size beds and views of the fells, a bathroom with powerful shower and a further en-suite shower room. This property has a fabulous second west facing sitting room with bay window and rosewood dining table for 4. In addition this property has exclusive use of the extensive garden to the rear with garden furniture and views of the fells.

Available From£435.00
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Tower Cottage Windermere
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private 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£775.00

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Pet Friendly Lake District Cottages

Dog Friendly Cottages Lake District

Lakelovers dog friendly cottages in the Lake District

We are proud to include a large range of hand-picked 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 2014 and 15 the Lake District was awarded the Kennel Club Great Outdoors award. This was in recognition of how dog friendly the Lake Distrist is. Also, 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 is becoming the leading destination for dog lovers in the UK. And Lakelovers pride ourselves on the standard of our dog friendly accommodation. We 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 be spoilt for choice. We offer 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. Or, 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. Many hotels and B&B’s in the Lake District don’t accept dogs and nearly half of all our properties do.

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. 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. Then head back to your dog friendly accommodation in the Lake District.

Dog friendly pubs

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, 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. They name many of their ales 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