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 our handpicked portfolio of Lake District Cottages. In 2014 and 15 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 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 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. 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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Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £435 to £393
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Cosy, sophisticated and gazing out over the Langdale Valley through a fabulous full wall window... this stylish retreat is a place to spend precious time together and an outstanding base for walkers. The Langdale Retreat forms part of a larger property which enjoys a slightly elevated setting in the sleepy village of Chapel Stile.

Available From£435
Special Offer 7 nights now reduced from £899 to £699
Thrang View Langdale
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

A spacious bolthole for groups of up to six, this bungalow is set in a prime location with views over the famous Langdale Valley. In the shadow of Lingmoor Fell, Thrang View is a haven for walkers who can start easy strolls or challenging hikes from the doorstep. Inside, the bungalow is designed to offer maximum comfort and make the best of the unforgettable views.

Available From£565
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Gas Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

The beautiful garden at The Bird's Nest makes this 3 bedroom modern bungalow a little slice of paradise, and the glorious surroundings offer the best of the Lake District on your doorstep. It's ideal for families or groups who want to enjoy nearby Bowness and Lake Windermere, or simply spend lazy days on the patio or in the garden.

Available From£395
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  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Just off the centre of Bowness village, a private drive leads to an enchanting row of 17th century Lakeland cottages - of which Old Honeysuckle Cottage is one. Retaining its traditional magic, with old oak beams, woodburning stove, quirky stable doors and characterful nooks and crannies, the cottage has been refurbished in style to create a contemporary yet deliciously romantic atmosphere.

Available From£385
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £399 to £359
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Wow, what a view from this sophisticated first floor retreat apartment which gazes out over the Langdale Valley, from a peaceful location in the sleepy village of Chapel Stile. It's a great base for couples, families and of course keen walkers... The open plan layout gives you plenty of space to relax, unwind and drink in the views through picture windows.

Available From£399
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Lakeside View Bowness
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Gas Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Every ingredient for a perfect Lake District holiday, family or friends, at any time of year. Through spectacular full wall windows and from a slightly elevated position, Lakeside View gazes out over Bowness Bay and Lake Windermere to the famous Lakeland Fells beyond. Only a stroll away are the vibrant village centre, the boating activities of the bay, and the contemporary high street of the Lake District's most popular destination.

Available From£425
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £645 to £548
Foxdene Cottage Bowness
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

This luxuriously refurbished 17th century cottage takes a sublime rural setting; nestled down a leafy lane, backing onto woodland glade and gazing out over the lush Lyth Valley. Wonderful walking and cycling begins on the doorstep, and at the end of a long day you'll choose from two excellent country pubs close by.

Available From£499
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Mill Cottage Windermere
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 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
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Bobbin Cottage Windermere
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • 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
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Dove Tail Barn Bowness
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

What a find! This chic and unique couples' hideaway takes the form of a converted Lakeland barn, nestled in rural bliss and overlooking the lush Lyth Valley. Found down a leafy lane, backing onto 'bluebell carpeted' woodland, Dove Tail Barn has been lovingly designed with comfort and relaxation in mind. Sumptuous furnishings, warm rugs on elegant slate floors, Villeroy & Bosch wet room and a superbly romantic sky-lit bedroom.

Available From£399
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Gas Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

A pretty name for a very pretty, traditional double-fronted Lakeland end cottage, peacefully located on the edge of National Trust land but still only a few minutes downhill stroll to the centre of Bowness. Step inside and you'll find a charming retreat, perfect for a couple or small family at any time of year.

Available From£425
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £375 to £339
High Gale Cottage Ambleside
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

High above Ambleside on the lower slopes of Wansfell, this spacious Lakeland cottage enjoys breathtaking views over the village to Loughrigg Fell and beyond. It's a place to relax away from everyday life, or recover after a day on the fells, with light and airy rooms, sumptuous furnishings and pretty, traditional features.

Available From£375
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Grange House Windermere
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 4 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
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Highbeck Bowness
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Gas Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

This sophisticated Lakeland residence is breathtaking inside and out, with panoramic glorious views through enormous windows, elegant living space for your sociable gathering. Highbeck stands alongside Highbeck Cottage within a secluded 3 acres of gardens and grounds, a stroll from the village of Crosthwaite and the award-winning Punchbowl Inn.

Available From£425
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £350 to £280
Millrace Cottage Windermere
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Once part of a thriving bobbin mill, this delightful Lakeland barn conversion is surrounded by acres of wooded valley, alongside the River Gowan. It's part of the select Ings Mill Park development, a stroll from the award-winning Watermill Inn and microbrewery at Ings, and 2 miles from Windermere village. Staveley village is also within walking distance, forming your gateway to the stunning Kentmere Valley.

Available From£350
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £525 to £446
The Hayloft Bowness
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Soak up the sublime setting of this 17th century Lakeland barn. Keeping Bowness village and Lake Windermere close by, you'll escape towards the peace and tranquility of the rural lakes. The Hayloft is full of the character of the original building, but a thorough and stylish refurbishment has created a very sophisticated retreat. The quirky layout includes a truly cosy living room with luxury leather sofas and woodburning stove.

Available From£525
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 7 nights reduced from £425 to £361
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

This outstanding Lake District cottage enjoys a tranquil setting with magnificent views in every direction especially from the lounge with gable wall of glass. Elegant living space for your sociable gathering, Highbeck Cottage stands alongside Highbeck within a secluded 3 acres of gardens and grounds, a stroll from the village of Crosthwaite and the award-winning Punchbowl Inn.

Available From£425
Special Offer
Gowan Cottage Windermere
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • 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
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Lakefield Cottage Hawkshead
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

In the orchard to Beatrix Potter's former holiday home at Lakefield, Near Sawrey, this romantic and luxurious cottage retreat commands a simply breathtaking view over Esthwaite Water (featured in the author's story of 'Jeremy Fisher') to the Lake District mountains beyond. There is an undeniable fairytale magic to this location, which continues in all the immediately surrounding areas.

Available From£385

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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 our handpicked portfolio of Lake District Cottages. In 2014 and 15 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 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 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. 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