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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 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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Mallards Cottage Ambleside
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed

Self catering cottages rarely come in a more picturesque setting. Mallards Cottage is set within Stepping Stones House which is an historic country property, which was once owned by William Wordsworth's son and overlooks the famous stepping stones across the River Rothay. With beautiful views in every direction; this lovely location is amazingly within walking distance of the bustling village of Ambleside.

Available From£525
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

This property is ideal for friends or family M.Y Raven offers contemporary, quality accommodation only a short walk from the shores of Ullswater.

Available From£520
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

This former quarryman's cottage enjoys the perfect setting many would say; secluded and tranquil and set between Coniston and Little Langdale and not far from the dramatic Hodge Close quarries. There is great walking both high and low level right from your door. 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.

Available From£365
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  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 4 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

If you are looking for a property with one of the most spectacular views in the British Isles, set in large grounds but can't decide if you want a traditional or contemporary property then we might just have found the property you were looking for!

Available From£895
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Slate Cottage Windermere
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • 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
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Heathfield Keswick
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Gas Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Heathfield is located in the popular Crosthwaite area of Keswick and within easy walking distance of the town centre and market square. This 1930s property had been refurbished to a very high standard by its current owners and offers spacious and luxurious accommodation for four people and is an ideal base for friends to relax and enjoy the combination of quality accommodation in a great location.

Available From£450
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Cairn Cottage Ambleside
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Warm in character but contemporary in style, this central Ambleside cottage enjoys a surprisingly peaceful location. It's an ideal retreat for one or two couples to relax, unwind and explore the Lakes at any time of year. Stylish dining facilities promise memorable sociable evenings in, while separate floor bedrooms, two luxury bathroom facilities ensure space and privacy when required.

Available From£445
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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
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Fernleigh Cottage Ambleside
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Elegance and light are the keywords for this most spacious traditional Lakeland stone built cottage. The recently completed stunning refurbishment has produced arguably one of the very best terraced cottages and only a minute from the town centre. Laid out over three floors it is large enough for families but cosy enough for a couple. The house is made for relaxation - especially the fabulous house-bathroom with roll-top slipper bath and drench shower. The rear orchard garden provides security for a pet or children and covered storage for bicycles - perfect for secluded dining or relaxing. Unrestricted parking may be possible outside the front of the property, but is not guaranteed. 2 visitor's parking permits are provided for vehicles for the surrounding streets. There are wonderful views of Loughrigg and Wansfell from this property. This is a very popular property which persuades visitors to return.

Available From£450
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • 2 pets allowed

La'al Field House is a much loved family home that is now being offered as a great holiday home within walking distance of the bustling market square and just across the road from the former Cumberland Pencil Mill and its famous Pencil Museum! This larger than average family home offers plenty of space for everyone to relax, a large garden, views to the surrounding fells and just a few minutes from all the town's amenities.

Available From£495
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Bowderstone Keswick
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Gas Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 6 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Located close to the centre of the bustling market town of Keswick, in the heart of the Lake District, Bowderstone is a much loved family home that has been beautifully finished to offer quality accommodation, with beautiful roof tops views to the mountains and a secluded patio all just a few minutes' walk from all the town's amenities.

Available From£725
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £1795 to £1617
2 Hart Head Barn Ambleside
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 5 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

2 Hart Head Barn is set in an elevated position above the village of Rydal and just yards away from Rydal Mount, the one time home of the poet William Wordsworth. Offering beautiful south facing views across the valley to Lake Windermere, this semi-detached barn conversion has been finished to a high standard and offers quality accommodation in a great location and is a very popular property for extended family gatherings and groups of friends looking to relax and socialise.

Available From£825
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Balla Wray Hawkshead
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 5 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

For those looking for a sublime luxury exclusive holiday home experience in secluded surroundings, Balla Wray is quite simply an outstanding Period lakeside residence circumscribed by glorious landscaped gardens leading into substantial lake frontage with private boathouse, commanding panoramic breath-taking views over Lake Windermere and surrounding majestic mountains.

Available From£6995
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • 1 pet allowed

This romantic and poetic little rustic hideaway is one of several self-catering properties which make up the historic 'Stepping Stones' residence - home to William Wordsworth's son and family for over a century. The breathtaking setting is quite unique, at the foot of Loughrigg Fell and surrounded by the countryside which inspired Wordsworth's poetry.

Available From£375
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Thirty Blencathra Street is a traditional Victorian terrace located only a stone's throw from the bustling streets of Keswick's town centre. Renovated to a very high standard, the owners attention to detail and quality is evident throughout, and it makes the perfect base for getaways with family and friends. With easy access to the great outdoors and many walks and bike rides available from the front door, it is only a few minutes' walk from the town's excellent bars, cafés and restaurants.

Available From£725
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £1195 to £1077
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • 2 pets allowed

Situated just off the market square in the centre of the popular market town of Keswick and only a few minutes' walk from the shores of Derwentwater, Lake Road Apartment is ideally situated to enjoy this popular town with a great selection of bars and restaurants in addition to its award winning twice weekly market and excellent theatre but it is also ideal for getting out and about on land or water to explore the stunning scenery of the neighbouring Borrowdale Valley, the lake and the high fells that surround the town.

Available From£595
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Whatever the season, this bright, spacious and family-friendly cottage provides an excellent base for exploring Coniston and the surrounding area. Away from the rush and overlooking the breathtaking Coniston Fells, Mountain Ash Cottage remains only a few minutes' walk from shops, pubs and of course the lake shore.

Available From£375
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

This enchanting 17th century Lakeland cottage has had an indulgent contemporary refurbishment, creating an oasis of luxury in a breathtaking rural setting. The sublime location has to be experienced to be appreciated; a walker's paradise of lush green valley that's still only a few miles from the villages of Broughton and Coniston.

Available From£525
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Tower Cottage Windermere
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

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

Available From£720
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Walter’s Cottage Ambleside
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • 2 pets allowed

This enchanting Lakeland cottage nestles in a row of similar pretty cottages at the head of Stockghyll Waterfalls entrance in a peaceful setting by open countryside yet only a few minutes' walk into the heart of Ambleside itself. Once a bobbin mill workers cottage and we suspect by the name of Walter, we think you will agree this delightful cottage is perfect for a holiday in this popular setting at any time of the year.

Available From£395

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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