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 £399 to £359
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car

This romantic lakeside retreat nestles in the sleepy hamlet of Staveley-in-Cartmel, only a few hundred yards from Fell Foot park on the peaceful southern shores of Lake Windermere. With enviable lake views from the living room, furnished patio and picturesque garden, Headswood Cottage is hard to leave behind at any time of year.

From £360 Per Week

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Honister Cottage

Ambleside

  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Parking for 2 cars

With breathtaking views from almost every window, this contemporary country cottage is part of the select Bracken Fell development at Outgate - a small village within easy reach of both Ambleside and Hawkshead. Although modern and stylish in presentation, Honister Cottage retains the charms of Lakeland with traditional stone exterior details and cosy stove within. You'll find comfortable space for 2 or 3 people. 

From £335 Per Week

Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £495 to £447

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

Special Offer

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.

From £399 Per Week

Special Offer

Cross Brow House

Ambleside

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • Infants welcome

Perfect on the cover of any 'box of chocolates' this simply gorgeous traditional Lakeland original farmhouse nestles in a sleepy backwater only a two minute stroll from the heart of picturesque Ambleside. Charming and captivating Lake District outwardly, yet step inside to contemporary and sophisticated living, this is a luxurious place to relax and soak up wonderful Ambleside.

From £773 Per Week

Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £689 to £620
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • 2 pets allowed

Originally an 18th century Inn, White Lion Cottage is a delightful true Lakeland retreat.  Maintaining many of its original features this characterful dog-friendly property has been finished sympathetically with quality in mind and is the perfect place to escape with those closest to you.  The stunning, fell side garden provides peace, tranquility and unrivalled views.  Perfectly located for walks around the stunning Langdale Valley, you will seldom need the car once here!

From £515 Per Week

Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £340 to £272
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car

The beautifully presented first floor studio apartment is set within a substantial Lakeland property, occupying a gently elevated setting overlooking the village towards the Lakeland fells. With private parking right outside this peaceful studio 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 £263 Per Week

Special Offer
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Parking for 4 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

This outstanding Period Lakeland residence occupies a sublime setting in the picturesque historic Troutbeck hamlet close to both Windermere and Ambleside  ever popular villages and with simply breathtaking views in every direction as far as the eye can see. For a holiday with 'wow factor' - this is a special place and one to spend your precious time together soaking up Lakeland's luxuries.

From £695 Per Week

Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £375 to £319
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

This spacious Grade II listed Lakeland barn is a real find in the breathtaking Lyth Valley. The interior is an eclectic blend of handcrafted rustic features and contemporary furnishings, while the dramatic vaulted beams of the original building create an exceptional space for holiday living. Spread out and relax in the lounge, perhaps to watch a DVD, and  dine together at the quirky woodcraft table.

From £345 Per Week

Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £420 to £378
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

Lilies of the Valley 3, forms part of a lakeside Lakeland stone mill providing a first floor apartment with breathtaking views over Lake Windermere, nestling on the slopes of ancient woodland within the five star exclusive lake frontage setting of Hill of Oaks Park. Located in a prime lakeside spot we think you will agree this romantic bolt-hole is perfect for a relaxing holiday.

From £325 Per Week

Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £1395 to £1116

Hawkshead Hall

Hawkshead

  • Sleeps 12
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • 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.

From £795 Per Week

Special Offer

Lazy Bay Cottage

Windermere

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Infants welcome

Capturing the very essence of the Lake District this conveniently located contemporary cottage has been beautifully refurbished to provide a truly sophisticated Lakeland retreat. Tucked away in a peaceful backwater, close to both Windermere and Bowness villages and the shores of the lake.

From £365 Per Week

Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £665 to £565

Lake Lodge

Bowness

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Hot Tub
  • Parking for 1 car
  • 3 pets allowed

A luxury Lake District lodge with hot tub, in a superbly romantic setting. With panoramic views through full length windows and overlooking Lake Windermere, Lake Lodge is a unique retreat for a special occasion or honeymoon in the Lake District. It's perfect for exploring the Lakeland countryside, but equally well-placed to enjoy the delights of Bowness village which is only a couple of miles away.

From £455 Per Week

Special Offer
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 4 cars
  • Infants welcome

An outstanding lakeside residence with breathtaking panoramic views set on Lake Windermere. Step inside and catch your breath as you gaze through walls of glass out over Lake Windermere. This attached Period Gentleman's residence was designed to take full advantage of the view and it does! 

From £799 Per Week

Special Offer

Wykefield

Hawkshead

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

An outstanding country residence with unforgettable character, in wide open Beatrix Potter countryside. Built in 1854, Wykefield was twice the holiday home to Miss Potter and her family; the location from which she painted some of her earliest Lake District scenes. It now provides luxurious, spacious and gracious living, with stunning views across Esthwaite Water. To many this is simply the very best of the Lakes.

From £550 Per Week

Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car

This delightful Lakeland character cottage is part of a row in the hamlet of Crook, surrounded by scenic strolls and country pub lunches, yet only a few miles from Bowness village and the shores of Lake Windermere. Traditional features such as original fireplace and cosy woodburning stove give warmth and magic to a stylish and contemporary interior, which provides a pleasant base for up to 4 people.

From £299 Per Week

Special Offer

Greengable

Ambleside

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

This sophisticated apartment at the heart of Ambleside is a perfect romantic hideaway. Surrounded by vibrant village life and with Windermere Lake Cruises departing close-by, you'll gaze out to the fells from your top floor windows and fall in love with the scene. The property is beautifully furnished, cosy yet bright and full of character.

From £325 Per Week

Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £655 to £490

Fairhaven

Bowness

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

Fairhaven is superbly positioned in the most enviable setting for your perfect holiday, the customer reviews on-line and in the visitors book say it all. Peacefully situated just above Bowness village, away from noise and traffic but only a stroll to the local shops, attractions and the stunning shores of Lake Windermere. The best of both worlds! Fairhaven is truly loved by its owners who have created a well-equipped and most comfortable holiday home.

From £399 Per Week

Special Offer

The Stables

Windermere

  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car

Tucked away from everyday hustle and bustle of Windermere village centre, we found this sophisticated traditional Lakeland cottage. Built in 1854, The Stables still boasts many of its original features; old exposed beams, traditional stone fireplace and those thick, thick cottage walls. With rest and relaxation as a priority, the owners have refurbished throughout to create a stylish, central holiday property for couples, family or friends to enjoy at any time of year.

From £345 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.