One of the friendliest places for dogs in the country, not only are there lots of dog-friendly cottages in Ambleside but there is also plenty for both you and your four-legged friend to enjoy in and around the surrounding area.
Making this beautiful Lake district town on the shores of Lake Windermere the perfect place if you are looking for a weekend away, mini-break or holiday, with your family, friends and, of course, your faithful friend.
All on one level, this quaint stone-built cottage resting just a mile from Ambleside offers open plan accommodation for both families and couples. The peaceful location, nearby facilities and charming interior with an inglenook fireplace make the Old Laundry a popular choice for those looking for dog-friendly accommodation in Ambleside.
With shops and pubs on the doorstep, this stylish second-floor apartment that welcomes dogs in the picturesque village of Ambleside is ideal for small families or couples. Contemporary in style with a well-equipped kitchen and fantastic views, it makes the perfect base from which to explore the many delights the Lake District has to offer.
Perfect for a romantic retreat, this charming terraced cottage, which was once a stable, will allow up to 3 dogs with plenty of space in the open plan living area to unwind after busy days exploring the Lake District National Park. With private parking and a pub a stone’s throw away, no wonder Heather Cottage is a big hit with guests and their pooches visiting Ambleside.
Looking for a romantic cottage? This cosy one-bedroom accommodation above a shop in Ambleside is ideal. Newly refurbished, with a real home from home feel, there is an HD TV, so no need to miss the footie or your soaps and a selection of books to enjoy. With shops, pubs and restaurants on the doorstep, it has everything you could wish for from dog-friendly accommodation, and Fido will love it too.
This superbly presented holiday cottage is oozing with character features. It has a wood-burning stove, a double walk-in shower, and underfloor heating ideal for warming cold feet and paws after walking the surrounding hills. You can cook your own meals; the local shop is just a stone’s throw away, or alternatively, take a stroll to the pub and enjoy a hearty meal.
Luxury Ambleside dog-friendly cottages don’t come much better than this. With its own private garden, secluded patio and an impeccable interior worthy of a magazine cover, this stunning barn conversion is hard to beat. You can enjoy an evening BBQ and drink on the patio admiring the superb views or take a short stroll to the nearby pubs and restaurants.
Perfect for couples looking for a romantic lake district bolthole,, this ground floor apartment offers excellent accommodation and outstanding views, especially from the King Size Bedroom. Bright and airy, it has a pretty garden in which to enjoy a glass of wine after a day of exploring the fells with your pup,, and all of the facilities of this lake district village are a short walk away.
Perfect for groups and large families, this huge property with private parking for no less than 6 cars is a little bit special and perfect for celebrations or get-togethers. Not only is it dog friendly, but it also boasts a games room for rainy days, a jacuzzi bath in the Master Suite and a huge enclosed garden where you can unwind with a drink at the end of the day and take in the superb views.
A delightful Lakeland cottage with a lovely garden that has everything you need for a relaxing break in Ambleside. With plenty of space for everyone to unwind, you can spend the day out and about. Then cook a family meal in the well-equipped kitchen before curling up with a book in front of the open fire with your pup. Heaven!
Just 3 minutes to the village centre and a short stroll to Lake Windermere this whitewashed homely terraced cottage is sure to charm you with its period features, cosy interior and outstanding views. Whether you are looking for a weekend away or a longer stay, this is a fantastic base for walkers, cyclists and dog owners to explore the Lake District national park.
Lake District family dog-friendly accommodation at its best, this award-winning 5-star property is finished to the highest standard and will delight the most discerning of guests. It offers onsite private parking, a delightful communal garden bursting with wildlife and complimentary membership to the leisure facilities at a nearby health club.
Nestled in over an acre of beautiful grounds in the heart of the Lake District, this ground floor apartment is the perfect romantic getaway for loved up couples and their dog. All on the ground floor, the interior is stylish with all mod cons. Outside you can enjoy your morning coffee or watch the sun go down as you unwind on your own private patio.
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There is no better way to take in the breathtaking scenery of the Lake District than embarking on a Lake Windermere cruise. With sailings, all year round you can hop on the boat at Ambleside Pier and best of all dogs are allowed on the boats, too (not the nighttime dining cruises)
Fido will get his own ticket, and there are several places on the shores of Lake Windermere where you can disembark and enjoy a leisurely stroll. Check out Claife Viewing Station, Explore Bowness on Windermere and don't forget your camera for all those selfies.
Opened in 1912, this hidden gem in Ambleside is dog friendly and well worth a visit; combining an art gallery, library and museum, you can view a collection of watercolours and first edition books by its most famous advocate Beatrix Potter.
The library is jam-packed with books and documents telling the social history of the Lake District National Park. There are works by local authors including John Ruskin, Miss Potter herself and Kurt Schwitters, who spent his last years in Ambleside. There is also an art and activity area for kids and adults alike to get creative.
Another little known dog-friendly attraction in the area is the Ambleside Roman Fort, nestled on the shores of Lake Windermere in Borran's field. These 2nd Century remains offer the chance to step back in time and learn a little about Roman times.
The Fort is thought to have been built by Hadrian, who also commissioned the famous wall. Not much remains of the courtyard, treasury and administrative offices, but the layout is still visible, and something history buffs will appreciate. It's definitely worth a visit with your best friend and there are lots of scenic walks to enjoy nearby.
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A place for everyone
The Lake District is the number one place for dog-friendly holiday cottages and with good reason, No matter what you are looking for be it a detached lodge with a swimming pool, or a cosy dog-friendly retreat for two with a hot tub, you are guaranteed to find your dream property.
Many have their own gardens where you can sit with a glass of wine in the evening listening to the birdsong, and most are close enough to amenities that you won’t have far to go to the shops or for a meal.
You will be spoilt for choice when it comes to pubs, cafes and restaurants that welcome your furry friend in Ambleside, Enjoy coffee and cake at the Copper Pot or enjoy a beer at the Towerbank Arms.
The surrounding area has an abundance of attractions and activities to suit everyone, from strolling around the shores of Lake Windermere to taking a ride on a steam train at the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway. There are water sports galore and idyllic spots to enjoy a picnic and take in the views.
Ambleside is as dog friendly as it gets, and you will be glad you booked one of our recommended holiday cottages.
So there you have it, a list of dog-friendly accommodation, from luxury barn conversions perfect for special occasions and celebrations to a hot tub retreat for couples wanting to spend quality time together, this little dog-friendly town on the shores of Lake Windermere has it all!
Best of all, there are hundreds of places that welcome you and your furry friend thought-out the Lake District National Park, so if you fancy a rest, some traditional pub food or just a cuppa and a slice you cake, you won’t have far to go.
A Haven for ramblers and lovers of the great outdoors alike, the Ambleside and Lake Windermere area is a doggy paradise.
More than that, though, the stunning scenery and laid back ambience of the Lakes means you can take time out from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and spend some quality time with your loved ones, including your dog, making memories you can look back on for years to come.
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