Dog Friendly Cottages

Pet Friendly Cottages Lake District

Lakelovers pet friendly accommodation in the Lake District

 We’re proud to say that over a third of our Lake District cottages are pet friendly and that means that you don’t have to worry about finding someone to look after your favourite pals while you’re away. Simply browse through our pet friendly pages on our website and leave the rest to us. The Lake District is ever popular with pet owners, and dogs in particular tend to accompany their owners on holidays and short breaks. Lakelovers recognise this and want to ensure you find your perfect pet friendly accommodation in the Lake District.

Pet friendly cottages in the Lake District

We have a wide range of handpicked pet friendly cottages in the Lake District, all of which are scattered in different locations, so you’re sure to find just what you are looking for. Maybe it’s a small, cosy 3 star cottage in Ambleside that you fancy, with an open fire, traditional features, but with state of the art kitchen and bathroom. In Ambleside, you get the best of both worlds, it’s a vibrant town with lots of places to eat and drink, but you also get miles of beautiful countryside, perfect for long walks with your dog.

Perhaps 5 star luxury self-catering accommodation in Ullswater, that has acres of private land and its own boathouse and jetty, is more like what you’re looking for. Ullswater is as quiet and peaceful as it is picturesque, the perfect place to relax, get some fresh air and a little light exercise.

A 4 star property in the charming village of Hawkshead, with designer kitchen and all modern comforts alongwith breathtaking views, is perfect for a family get-together. Hawkshead is just to the west of Windermere and offers a tranquil safe haven just away from the more vibrant towns in the area. Lakelovers have around 200 properties to choose from across the beautiful National Park and so you’re bound to find something amazing.

Pet friendly attractions

Naturally dogs love to be outside and the outstanding beauty of the Lake District with its wide open spaces and rolling fells is the perfect place for them to explore and have fun. If, however you want something a bit different, then here are some ideas for alternative adventures. Grizedale Forest, looked after by the Forestry Commission and close by Hawkshead, is listed high on dog owners favourite places to visit in the Lake District. Here you’ll find walking and cycle trails through beautiful fauna and flora. Wonderful art and sculptures are scattered throughout the forest and act as a great focal point of the visit. Whilst there are picnic spots and a café at the Visitor Centre, for a more hearty lunchtime refreshment head into Hawkshead where there’s plenty of pet friendly pubs, including the Sun Inn which has a great seasonal menu of local produce and beers.

Brantwood, once home to John Ruskin, has beautiful gardens that command outstanding views of the surrounding area. It’s a magical place that will serve as a very civilised day out for you and for Lucky to enjoy a quiet walk. Brantwood Café has a large terrace, which commands one of the loveliest views across Coniston water and you can taste delicious homemade bread with a delicious soup, followed by scrummy cake and biscuits.

Holker Hall, near Grange-over-Sands in south Lakeland, has formal gardens that merge into parkland. Holker hosts many different events, both indoor and outdoor throughout the year and so be sure to check online for further details. Country shows and fairs are commonplace, particularly in the summer months and many of these feature both show dogs and working dogs. Patterdale Dog Day is held in August every year and features a wealth of doggy delights including a gun dog show, children’s pet classes and of course sheep dog trials. There’s a large café with well-service terrace offering a truly seasonal ‘fork to plate’ menu. If you’d like to explore a little further, just down the road in the traditional Lake District village of Allithwaite you’ll be greeted with a warm welcome by all at the The Pheasant Inn, with two guest beers to choose from and a superb menu from traditional pub food to more indulgent duck leg or their special ‘Jack Daniels BBQ ribs’.

Just because you have your pet with you on holiday, shouldn’t mean missing out on the fantastic culinary delights that the Lake District is so well know for. Cartmel in south Lakeland has become quite the mecca for foodies, and you needed feel left out. Visit the luxurious Cavendish Arms for a special bar lunch sat by a roaring fire or perhaps just a drink enjoyed by the river. The 450 year old coaching inn is a great place to take in the wonderful laid-back nature of this special part of the Lake District. Whilst in Cartmel a visit to Unsworth’s Yard, by the Priory, is a must; here you can stock up for an evening in, picking up local cheeses, from Cartmel Cheeses as well as sampling Unsworth microbrewery’s most popular ales!

Being voted ‘2014 most dog friendly town in the UK’ by Kennel Club Great Outdoors, Keswick is a great place to head to if you’re holidaying with a pet. Here most of the bars, pubs and cafes welcome pets. The Square Orange café bar in the centre is a particularly excellent stop-off, and recognised as so with 2015 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Winner. Superb specialist coffee’s, home Stonebaked pizza and authentic tapas are what they do best, amongst other delights, which give this Keswick gem a very continental feel.

For some of the best dog friendly pubs in the Lake District visit our Dog Friendly Cottages page here.

So if you’re looking for a pet friendly Lake District, look no further. With our range of 3 to 5 star self-catering properties available throughout the region and 40 years experience of helping people make the most of their short break or holiday, Lakelovers has all the credentials necessary to ensure you and your pet have the best experience of the Lake District and will want to return time and again. If you can’t find what you are looking for on our website, please contact us and we’d love to help.

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Raisthwaite Farm

Coniston

  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Parking for 5 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

What a setting for this 17th century detached traditional farmhouse found in an enviable secluded position surrounded by 25 acres of glorious Lake District countryside. Close by to the southern tip of Coniston Water alongside a working Lakeland farm, blissfully picturesque in every sense.

From £495 Per Week

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Boutique 4 eight

Ambleside

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

This glamorous and spacious boutique-style self-catering property takes prime location only a few hundred yards from Ambleside's bustling village centre. But the superb location is just the half of it. With sumptuous contemporary decor throughout the property, each bedroom in the property boasts individual character and charm providing uniquely stylish accommodation for up to 8 people.

From £499 Per Week

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Wythebank

Langdale

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • 2 pets allowed

This glorious detached 17th century Lakeland cottage occupies a sublime setting within the magnificent Tilberthwaite Valley between Langdale and Coniston alongside the awe inspiring slate quarry Hodge Close. It is set in picturesque, complete seclusion, circumscribed by simply breathtaking, uninterrupted views in every direction.

From £545 Per Week

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  • 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.

From £350 Per Week

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Springfield No 3

Grasmere

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car

What a gorgeous and romantic Grasmere bolt-hole for soaking up the scenery! This beautiful Lakeland property occupies a wonderful setting only a few minutes stroll from the absolute heart of the village centre overlooking the Vale of Grasmere towards Silver How, Steel Fell and Helm Crag - with its distinctive summit rocks providing the alternative name 'The Lion and the Lamb', making it one of the most recognised mountains in the Lake District.

From £335 Per Week

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The Courtyard

Ambleside

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Parking for 1 car

This enchanting romantic hideaway is part of an imposing original gentleman's residence, a mile outside Ambleside at the mouth of the Langdale Valley and nestled on the slopes of Loughrigg Fell. A sweeping private driveway leads through glorious grounds to this magnificent spot, and the views from the gardens are simply breathtaking. The Courtyard is a delightfully topsy turvy hideaway.

From £263 Per Week

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Riverside

Troutbeck

  • Sleeps 9
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 4 cars
  • Infants welcome

A breathtaking Lakeland residence, embracing the magic of it's secluded riverside location in the Troutbeck Valley, but still only a few miles from Lake Windermere and Ambleside village. Spacious, elegant and as suited to grand social occasions as it is to relaxed family escapes, Riverside brings the 'outside in' with enormous picture windows overlooking 12 acres of private grounds in this stunning rural setting.

From £795 Per Week

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Kelbarrow

Grasmere

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars

This elegant 5 star holiday home is part of a magnificently converted Lakeland residence just a pleasant stroll from Grasmere village, with outstanding views of Grasmere Lake on the approach to the property and from the master bedroom. Peaceful, secluded and sharing the view only with a few other similar properties, Kelbarrow displays a perfect combination of Victorian splendour and  contemporary luxury.

From £599 Per Week

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Columbine Cottage

Hawkshead

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Hawkshead is famous for its charming whitewashed cottages, and this one fits right into the picture! Columbine Cottage is nestled in a courtyard with a cluster of similar properties, with enviable private parking on the fringe of Hawkshead's picturesque car-free centre, yet only 2 minutes walk from the village shops, pubs and cafes.

From £350 Per Week

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Longcroft End

Hawkshead

  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

This is a quintessential traditional contemporary Lakeland country cottage within a glorious setting, a short stroll from picturesque Hawkshead village commanding views towards Esthwaite Water. A picture postcard 17th century cottage in a sublime setting with a magical garden complete with tumbling waterfall, providing a soothing touch to a luxurious cottage.

From £399 Per Week

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Ambleside Haven

Ambleside

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

As the name suggests, Ambleside Haven is a great retreat for couples or small families who'd like to explore Ambleside village, stroll to the shores of Lake Windermere and walk in the surrounding area. This attractive ground floor apartment is all on one level and is very comfortably furnished making it the perfect retreat to relax and unwind.

From £299 Per Week

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Pudding Cottage

Ambleside

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

Pudding Cottage is atmospherically set in the heart of Beatrix Potter's Lake District with the lovely towns of Ambleside and Windermere within a few minutes' drive. The cottage is tucked away up a farm road and nestles amongst a group of lakeland stone buildings that formed the original coach house and stables for the 1st Earl of Lonsdale in the late 18th Century.

From £592 Per Week

Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £449 to £382
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Hot Tub
  • Parking for 1 car
  • 3 pets allowed

This romantic Lake District lodge with hot tub takes a super location; away from the crowds, backing onto open fell and still only a couple of miles from the entertainments of Bowness and Lake Windermere. Lake Lodge Studio is part of the owners home, but has been cleverly converted into a stylish and completely private self-contained unit - extending to a lovely conservatory. Small but perfectly formed, the studio itself includes pleasant dining space for those chilly evenings in.

From £299 Per Week

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One Wansfell Holme

Ambleside

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 4 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

All the elegance of a Victorian Lake District mansion, with panoramic views over Lake Windermere and surrounded by National Trust land. This peaceful retreat is only minutes from Waterhead Pier and the bustling delights of Ambleside village; a fabulous location for larger groups and independent guests. One Wansfell Holme takes up the lion's share of this historic property, with access to most of the stunning gardens and grounds.

From £850 Per Week

Special Offer
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • 1 pet allowed

The beautifully presented first floor apartment is set within a substantial Lakeland property, occupying a gently elevated setting over this ever popular lakeside village destination. With private parking right outside, this peaceful apartment is literally a stone's throw from the centre of the village and only a five minute stroll to the shores of Lake Windermere where a plethora of water-borne activities can be enjoyed.

From £299 Per Week

Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £585 to £468
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Woodburner
  • Parking for 1 car

This romantic retreat has a picture window for all seasons (shown in the photograph) and couples wanting to get away from it all, or enjoy that second honeymoon, will find Wisteria Cottage top of their list. The accommodation comprises - Entrance into the sophisticated dining / kitchen area with marble tiling in the kitchen and plush carpeting and seating in the dining area, beamed ceiling and a staircase with subdued lighting leading to the magnificent living / bedroom complete with warming woodburning stove.

From £370 Per Week

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Brunton Lodge

Bowness

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

This delightful 4 star Lake District holiday home is a wonderful find for families or groups. Close to Bowness, Lake Windermere and the Windermere Golf Club, you'll enjoy the privacy of a stunning garden which can also be enjoyed from your spacious conservatory. Inside, the property is truly homely and beautifully presented throughout. Relax by the open fire, eat well in the elegant dining room, sleep well in comfortable bedrooms, and take advantage of free Wifi.

From £485 Per Week

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Goswick Hall

Bowness

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • Infants welcome

This beautiful converted barn resides in a picturesque setting overlooking this lush green valley, only a few hundred yards from the renowned Mason's Arms at Strawberry Bank, within an original farm. Characterful Lakeland externally yet step inside to see contemporary finish throughout. 

From £361 Per Week

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Beck Cottage

Hawkshead

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Beck Cottage is an enchanting traditional old Lakeland cottage on the banks of a soothing picturesque beck (Viking name for stream) in the sleepy hamlet of Force Forge. It is on the site of and was part of an old Bobbin Mill and lies between Hawkshead and Newby Bridge, equi-distant between Lakes Windermere and Coniston, on the edge of Grizedale Forest, blissfully secluded yet only a mile from the village pub in Satterthwaite.

From £479 Per Week

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March House

Windermere

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Built by the current owners, this fine detached Lakeland House is conveniently located a mile from the centre of the bustling village of Windermere in the heart of the Lake District.  March House commands beautiful views across the fields to the central Lakeland Fells and enjoys beautiful evening sunsets. 

From £485 Per Week

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Dog Friendly Cottages

Pet Friendly Cottages Lake District

Lakelovers pet friendly accommodation in the Lake District

 We’re proud to say that over a third of our Lake District cottages are pet friendly and that means that you don’t have to worry about finding someone to look after your favourite pals while you’re away. Simply browse through our pet friendly pages on our website and leave the rest to us. The Lake District is ever popular with pet owners, and dogs in particular tend to accompany their owners on holidays and short breaks. Lakelovers recognise this and want to ensure you find your perfect pet friendly accommodation in the Lake District.

Pet friendly cottages in the Lake District

We have a wide range of handpicked pet friendly cottages in the Lake District, all of which are scattered in different locations, so you’re sure to find just what you are looking for. Maybe it’s a small, cosy 3 star cottage in Ambleside that you fancy, with an open fire, traditional features, but with state of the art kitchen and bathroom. In Ambleside, you get the best of both worlds, it’s a vibrant town with lots of places to eat and drink, but you also get miles of beautiful countryside, perfect for long walks with your dog.

Perhaps 5 star luxury self-catering accommodation in Ullswater, that has acres of private land and its own boathouse and jetty, is more like what you’re looking for. Ullswater is as quiet and peaceful as it is picturesque, the perfect place to relax, get some fresh air and a little light exercise.

A 4 star property in the charming village of Hawkshead, with designer kitchen and all modern comforts alongwith breathtaking views, is perfect for a family get-together. Hawkshead is just to the west of Windermere and offers a tranquil safe haven just away from the more vibrant towns in the area. Lakelovers have around 200 properties to choose from across the beautiful National Park and so you’re bound to find something amazing.

Pet friendly attractions

Naturally dogs love to be outside and the outstanding beauty of the Lake District with its wide open spaces and rolling fells is the perfect place for them to explore and have fun. If, however you want something a bit different, then here are some ideas for alternative adventures. Grizedale Forest, looked after by the Forestry Commission and close by Hawkshead, is listed high on dog owners favourite places to visit in the Lake District. Here you’ll find walking and cycle trails through beautiful fauna and flora. Wonderful art and sculptures are scattered throughout the forest and act as a great focal point of the visit. Whilst there are picnic spots and a café at the Visitor Centre, for a more hearty lunchtime refreshment head into Hawkshead where there’s plenty of pet friendly pubs, including the Sun Inn which has a great seasonal menu of local produce and beers.

Brantwood, once home to John Ruskin, has beautiful gardens that command outstanding views of the surrounding area. It’s a magical place that will serve as a very civilised day out for you and for Lucky to enjoy a quiet walk. Brantwood Café has a large terrace, which commands one of the loveliest views across Coniston water and you can taste delicious homemade bread with a delicious soup, followed by scrummy cake and biscuits.

Holker Hall, near Grange-over-Sands in south Lakeland, has formal gardens that merge into parkland. Holker hosts many different events, both indoor and outdoor throughout the year and so be sure to check online for further details. Country shows and fairs are commonplace, particularly in the summer months and many of these feature both show dogs and working dogs. Patterdale Dog Day is held in August every year and features a wealth of doggy delights including a gun dog show, children’s pet classes and of course sheep dog trials. There’s a large café with well-service terrace offering a truly seasonal ‘fork to plate’ menu. If you’d like to explore a little further, just down the road in the traditional Lake District village of Allithwaite you’ll be greeted with a warm welcome by all at the The Pheasant Inn, with two guest beers to choose from and a superb menu from traditional pub food to more indulgent duck leg or their special ‘Jack Daniels BBQ ribs’.

Just because you have your pet with you on holiday, shouldn’t mean missing out on the fantastic culinary delights that the Lake District is so well know for. Cartmel in south Lakeland has become quite the mecca for foodies, and you needed feel left out. Visit the luxurious Cavendish Arms for a special bar lunch sat by a roaring fire or perhaps just a drink enjoyed by the river. The 450 year old coaching inn is a great place to take in the wonderful laid-back nature of this special part of the Lake District. Whilst in Cartmel a visit to Unsworth’s Yard, by the Priory, is a must; here you can stock up for an evening in, picking up local cheeses, from Cartmel Cheeses as well as sampling Unsworth microbrewery’s most popular ales!

Being voted ‘2014 most dog friendly town in the UK’ by Kennel Club Great Outdoors, Keswick is a great place to head to if you’re holidaying with a pet. Here most of the bars, pubs and cafes welcome pets. The Square Orange café bar in the centre is a particularly excellent stop-off, and recognised as so with 2015 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Winner. Superb specialist coffee’s, home Stonebaked pizza and authentic tapas are what they do best, amongst other delights, which give this Keswick gem a very continental feel.

For some of the best dog friendly pubs in the Lake District visit our Dog Friendly Cottages page here.

So if you’re looking for a pet friendly Lake District, look no further. With our range of 3 to 5 star self-catering properties available throughout the region and 40 years experience of helping people make the most of their short break or holiday, Lakelovers has all the credentials necessary to ensure you and your pet have the best experience of the Lake District and will want to return time and again. If you can’t find what you are looking for on our website, please contact us and we’d love to help.