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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Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £495 to £447
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Parking for 1 car

This bright first floor apartment overlooks Grasmere water providing a perfect bolt-hole within a few hundred yards from the absolute heart of Grasmere village centre, perfect for soaking up the scenery and relaxing in this superb setting! With a glorious view over the lake and vale of Grasmere, this romantic hideaway really does have the best of both worlds.

From £325 Per Week

Special Offer

Kingfisher Cottage

Ambleside

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

The unique romantic waterfall setting of this detached Lakeland cottage makes it perfect for that special occasion. Spacious yet cosy and intriguingly designed on three levels, it sits high above the beck, nestling into the side of Stockghyll Gorge and savouring the charm of the water cascading over the rocks below with woodland on the opposite bank.

From £427 Per Week

Special Offer

Broomriggs 3

Hawkshead

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

With magnificent lake and mountain views this superb ground floor apartment is within a quintessential English country estate comprising 37 acres of formal and natural gardens and woodland complete with superb private lake frontage with use of rowing boats. This apartment forms part of a magnificent original Gentlemen's residence, built at the turn of the last century and designed in the arts & crafts style.

From £355 Per Week

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Riverbank

Grasmere

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

This gorgeous character apartment nestles on the banks of the River Rothay, which meanders gently through Grasmere village. Retaining the character of the original Lakeland stone building, Riverbank has been refurbished with a touch of the contemporary. We particularly love the oak beamed ceilings and traditional windows in both the cosy bedrooms.

From £399 Per Week

Special Offer

Waterfall

Ambleside

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

Originally forming part of the old bobbin mill, standing on the side of the cascading Stockghyll, Waterfall is one of a select few luxury residences that forms part of the prestigious 'Falls' development which has been finished to a very high standard by its owners who have created a contemporary and comfortable Lakeland retreat situated only a few minutes' walk from the centre of the bustling village of Ambleside.

From £425 Per Week

Special Offer

Underheron

Grasmere

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 4 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

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

From £750 Per Week

Special Offer

Above Town

Ambleside

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

Located in its elevated position, Above Town benefits from its convenient situation in Ambleside Village and also the views to Loughrigg Fell. This traditional Victorian Lakeland Slate terrace house has been refurbished to a high standard whilst retaining so much of its period charm.

From £385 Per Week

Special Offer

Gale Lodge Cottage

Ambleside

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Gas Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Part of an impressive 17th century gentleman's residence, this elegantly refurbished property in Ambleside has been a labour of love for its owners. Retaining its traditional character, Gale Lodge 'Cottage' provides sophisticated living space and true relaxation with far-reaching views over the village to the Lakeland Fells. Couples or families will enjoy plenty of sociable space; chatting around the real flame woodburner, dining in style or watching the sun set in the scenic conservatory.

From £499 Per Week

Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed

Situated in an enviable rural position surrounded by glorious Lake District countryside, Swallows Cottage is a detached gem with beautiful garden complete with orchard and terrace. Found close to the southern tip of Coniston Water, this is a peaceful secluded setting alongside a working Lakeland farm, blissfully picturesque in every sense. If searching for the perfect escape from everyday life we know Swallows Cottage will simply leave you longing to return.  Fell walks from the doorstep.

From £380 Per Week

Special Offer
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Understated style and comfort sets the tone for Ruskin House at LOWGROVE. It is a quintessential Lakeland farmhouse. It is regarded as a home away from home for guests, creating a warm, personalised atmosphere. Perfect for families or friends gatherings or creating romantic hideaways for couples. 

From £495 Per Week

Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

This traditional yet contemporary Lakeland cottage nestles in a row of three gorgeous cottages within a peaceful setting yet is only a couple of minutes stroll to the absolute heart of bustling Bowness and the shores of Lake Windermere. Foxglove Cottage is sophisticatedly and traditionally themed throughout, this is a place to relax, spend precious time together and enjoy all offered in this ever popular destination. Step inside and soak up the calming atmosphere.

From £425 Per Week

Special Offer 7 nights reduced £825 to £725
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Gas Fire
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

This modern, convenient holiday cottage in Bowness-on-Windermere offers a quiet location, away from the crowds yet only a short stroll from both the village and the lake itself. The elegant living space and bedroom arrangements are spacious for both family and couples. If you're looking for a spacious but conveniently located cottage then this is the place to relax and recharge your batteries, with the bustling delights of Bowness village only a few minutes' walk away.

From £399 Per Week

Special Offer

High Cleabarrow

Windermere

  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 5 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

This enchanting Period Lakeland farmhouse occupies a sublime country setting close to Windermere, set in magical award winning gardens complete with tennis court and games room, what a perfect find... Dating back to at least 1704 High Cleabarrow is a special place and one to spend your precious time together soaking up Lakeland.

From £799 Per Week

Special Offer

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 and short drive to the shores of the lake - walkable too.

From £375 Per Week

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

Crosthwaite House is quite simply a gorgeous Period Lakeland residence occupying a picture postcard perfect setting with breathtaking views in every direction. This stylish property forms the first floor of this distinctive house and the property has been carefully and sympathetically divided to retain privacy and maximise the benefits of the stunning and far reaching views.

From £495 Per Week

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

What a magnificent and romantic Grasmere treat 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 £365 Per Week

Special Offer 5 night stay for £565

Woodland Cottage

Lakeside

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Gas Fire
  • Parking for 1 car
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

At the southern tip of Lake Windermere, the charming Woodland Cottage benefits from an attractive setting on  Newby Bridge Caravan Park. Surrounded by wonderful walks and a network of pretty and peaceful lanes, Woodland Cottage remains within easy reach of a wide variety of excursions and activities - from elegant lake cruises to family fun in bustling Bowness, and even the Lake District's most fabulous historic houses.

From £410 Per Week

Special Offer

4 Lake View

Bowness

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

4 Lake View, forms part of a lakeside Lakeland stone mill providing a ground floor apartment with breathtaking views over Lake Windermere.  Park right outside this ground floor apartment and enter into the open plan living area, this is a fantastic space to unwind with large picture window boasting spectacular views. The well equipped kitchen is open plan to the living space so the cook can also admire the view, you also have two cosy bedrooms and the modern shower room.

From £355 Per Week

Special Offer

Bracken Ground

Coniston

  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Hot Tub
  • Parking for 10 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Just south of Coniston you'll find both luxurious retreat and nature-lovers' paradise; perfect for family and friendly gatherings in this spectacular area of the Lake District. Almost a year was spent nurturing Bracken Ground as a contemporary 5 star property that would sit beautifully in its wild and wonderful surroundings.

From £1540 Per Week

Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • 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. Part 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.

From £349 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.