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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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Appletree Cottage Hawkshead
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Welcome to Beatrix Potter country! This magical 17th century Lakeland cottage nestles in the picturesque hamlet of Far Sawrey, conveniently placed between Hawkshead and Windermere. The Grade II listed building oozes with the kind of character and charm one dreams of; exposed beams, open fire, solid fuel stove, terrace to sprawling garden and a gently flowing stream running by.

Available From£465.00
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  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private 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£395.00
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  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Car Park Available
  • 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, Skiddaw View Lake Road 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£475.00
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Waternook Ullswater
  • Sleeps 12
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Hot Tub
  • Private parking for 6 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

5 star opulence on Ullswater, Waternook is quite simply outstanding and luxurious in every way, arguably the most prestigious self-catering experience in the Lake District or possibly the British Isles. This eclectic detached 17th century Lakeland residence occupies a sublime, secluded setting within 26 acres of private grounds with 1/2 mile of lake shoreline, commanding simply breath-taking uninterrupted panoramic views as far as the eye can see.

Available From£6480.00
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  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private 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£925.00
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Mulberry Cottage Windermere
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • 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£335.00
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Curlew Cottage Hawkshead
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed

Just a short walk from the centre of the popular Lakeland village of Hawkshead, Curlew Cottage is charming, detached, cottage style bungalow. Built around 1930 on a private cul de sac this cottage is popular whatever the time of year.

Available From£420.00
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Hawkshead Hall Hawkshead
  • Sleeps 12
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 5 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

This handsome Victorian residence resides in a sublime setting, only a short stroll from the heart of Hawkshead village, amidst beautiful gardens and grounds extending to an acre, leading into the beck and surrounded by glorious countryside. The substantial accommodation is spread over three floors, brimming with original character and charm and with glorious views from every window.

Available From£875.00
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Loveday Cartmel
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

'LOVEDAY’ is the perfect self-catering cottage for couples, lovingly restored in a ‘modern rustic’ style. Using traditional, eco-friendly methods, reclaimed materials and retaining many of the original features, it’s the high standard of finish and attention to detail that makes this romantic 17th Century Lakeland cottage so utterly unique.

Available From£365.00
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Robin Cottage Troutbeck
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 3 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

This fabulous Lakeland farmhouse in the Troutbeck Valley has been recreated as a luxurious 4 star retreat, with the most enchanting original features remaining. Thick stone walls, open fires and original stone flagged floors blend tastefully with modern facilities and creature comforts. Robin Cottage is perfectly arranged for sociable gatherings; with a fire-warmed dining room for lingering family meals as well as the fine country kitchen for hearty breakfasts.

Available From£745.00
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  • 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£435.00
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Fellfoot Cottage Troutbeck
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

This beautiful Lakeland cottage is situated in Troutbeck Bridge within a handy location at the foot of the Troutbeck Valley - midway between the vibrant villages of Windermere and Ambleside. The enchanting interior is warmed by air source heating complete with wood burning stove, furnished for relaxation and finished with Lake District flair. Outside a cottage garden with patio provides the ideal spot for morning coffee, or a glass or two before dinner! You'll be surrounded by fabulous walking territory, only a very short stroll away from a restaurant / bar, and a well-stocked local shop and never too far from the stunning shores of Lake Windermere. Perfect!

Available From£365.00
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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£525.00
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

This contemporary retreat enjoys an absolutely magical setting on the banks of the River Leven, at the southern tip of Lake Windermere. On the first floor of an original Lakeland barn, Riverbank Retreat is ingeniously converted to create stylish, soothing accommodation that really makes the most of the location. Here, al-fresco living has a whole new meaning with the enormous balcony overlooking the river. Sink into relaxation, or enjoy nearby access to the lake. Inside, you'll find crisp contemporary decor, sumptuous furnishings and chic dining facilities to suit your cosy sociable gathering.

Available From£395.00
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Bowderstone Keswick
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Gas Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private 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£765.00
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Tizzie Whizie Windermere
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • 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£375.00
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  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private 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£425.00
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Tanna Hill Bowness
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Gas Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 3 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Panoramic views are the focus of this contemporary Bowness holiday home, taking an elevated position only 5 minutes away from the centre of the village. The upside-down layout takes full advantage of the outlook - enormous windows throughout the living space, kitchen and dining area, a large forward-facing balcony to capture the afternoon sun, and a raised patio fully-equipped for al-fresco dining and BBQs.

Available From£695.00
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Waterside Bowness
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Private parking for 5 cars
  • 3 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

What a magical find - we fell in love with this detached contemporary Lakeland treat, which nestles in a secluded sublime country setting overlooking a private tarn. If searching for somewhere special to escape from the everyday and spend precious time together then you have found it here, a quintessential Lakeland setting but full of eclectic surprises. A place of luxury is one where every detail is taken care of and here at Waterside, it certainly lives up to this reputation.

Available From£750.00
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Slaters Cottage Langdale
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • 3 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

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 the Langdale Valley. You'll find breathtaking scenery at every turn, and exhilarating walks from your doorstep - Lingmoor Fell, Pike O'Blisco and Bow Fell to your north, and Wetherlam, Swirl How and the Coniston Fells to your south. At the end of the day, refuel at Little Langdale's excellent Three Shires Inn.

Available From£545.00

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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