With nearly 16 million visitors each year, the Lakes is a pup owner’s paradise. The quality and prices of these rental properties can vary hugely. We have sorted through hundreds of dog friendly cottages in the Lake District to bring you handpicked pet-friendly places that we think are perfect for you and your best friend’s next mini break.
Discover a quintessential cottage experience at Ford Barn. This beautiful detached barn conversion has three bedrooms, an en suite shower room and a ground-floor WC. Facilities at this home include a dishwasher, tumble dryer, coffee machine and outdoor seating. Just 6.5 miles from Lake Windermere, there’s a wide variety of outdoor activities to try here.
Nestled in Portinscale, Copeland Cottage offers a genuine cottage ambiance. Superb cottage on a private lane with an open plan kitchen/diner and three bedrooms. There’s an enclosed lawned garden, three patios and parking for two cars. Head into the popular town of Keswick which is just 1.5 miles away or visit Derwent Marina and hire a kayak.
High Brow Cottage is the epitome of charming cottages in the region. A detached stone cottage, ideal for a group with three bedrooms across two floors. There is an enclosed lawned garden, smart TV, wood burner and parking for three cars. The popular resort of Ullswater is just 2 miles away where you can enjoy a wide range of activities.
Experience luxury amidst cottages at Three Mile House. A stunning Georgian farmhouse nestled in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, Three Mile House has more than enough room for all the family. There are 5 bedrooms, including one with ground floor access, 3 bathrooms, a luxurious outdoor jacuzzi and off-road parking for 5 cars.
The Dairy is a captivating cottage, perfect for a romantic retreat. Located on a private estate close to Coniston Water, this romantic bolthole is perfect for couples. The kingsize bedroom and jacuzzi bath are ideal at the end of each busy day exploring the area and for a small charge, you can bring along your canine companion too.
Experience the charm of Kirksty Brow, a classic Lake District cottage. Close to all the delights of the Lake District, this charming stone cottage has 1 bedroom with a four-poster bed plus en-suite. The bright and airy lounge diner is the ideal spot to enjoy meals or plan your day and the large garden is the perfect place to enjoy a drink and watch the sun go down.
Among the gems of Lake District cottages is Forest View. Surrounded by outstanding views, cottages in the Lake District don’t come much better, this dog friendly rural cottage offers spacious accommodation with 2 bedrooms, a double and a single contemporary bathroom, well-equipped kitchen and stylish living room. Outside is a garden, parking for 2 cars and shared electric charging point.
Rose Cottage stands as a testament to classic cottage elegance. Ideal for an escape from everyday life, this handsome cottage in the heart of the lakes offers pet friendly quality accommodation in a hard to beat location. There is a twin bedroom along with an elegant double room, family bathroom and open plan living area. Outside the private garden awaits.
The Rambler Rose brings the authentic cottage feel to Newby. With an abundance of cycling and walking trails on the doorstep, this traditional stone cottage has everything you need for a family break. There are 2 light and airy bedrooms, an en-suite with bath and additional shower room. Plus, a contemporary open plan living area with cosy wood-burning effect fire.
Cherish the history and comfort of Wheelhouse Cottage. A 200-year-old riverside detached cottage, sympathetically restored, provides a hi-spec historic rental. Its conservatory dining area overlooks the River Eea and Wheelhouse Bridge.
Fairsnape is a crown jewel among Coniston’s cottages. Taking Lake District short breaks to an unsurpassed level, this grand rental, with views over Coniston Water. Four and a half acres of land are made up of a magical garden.
Experience a blend of history and modernity at Brigg House cottage. This is Lakeland splendour at its best, as this luxurious Victorian getaway combines contemporary finishes with original features. A short drive from the shores of Lake Windermere, Outdoor hot tub & pretty garden area.
Fellside Barn brings the essence of Cumbrian cottages to life. Detached barn conversion in Broughton Beck. Ground floor property with original beams. Patio furniture. BBQ. Decked area. Wifi. Windermere 16.2 miles. Ulverston 2.7 miles.
Gill Beck Barn is a prime example of the beauty of Cumbrian cottages. Large converted farmhouse in Melmerby. Open plan lounge with woodburning stove. Off-road parking. Hot tub. Bike hire. Garden. Penrith 9.1 miles. Pooley Bridge 13.6 miles.
Linden Barn promises an unforgettable cottage experience. Lovely family-sized cottage in the heart of Orton. Ground floor bedroom with en suite. Working farm. Enclosed garden. Parking. Open fire. Howgill Fells 7 miles. Smardale Reserve 9.8 miles.
Lakeview Lodge provides a beautiful breakaway opportunity for family groups and their pets, ideal for exploring the best of Cumbria and Lancashire. This lodge boasts space for six people and two dogs. This lodge space has contemporary furnishings, current entertainment facilities, and bathing spaces to suit the whole family.
Seathwaite Tarn is a stunning log cabin location ideal for small families who want to explore Ambleside with a pet. This single-floor property backs onto private grounds with leisure access close by. Tranquil and spacious, this authentic cabin breakaway provides you with more than enough room for four people, with an open plan kitchen and lounge and brilliant woodland views just outside your windows.
If you’re keen to explore the beautiful fells around Cumbria, then The Hare is an ideal small family getaway. Bring a dog to enjoy this modern log cabin deep in the heart of the Caldbeck Valley. Providing relaxing open plan living, this cabin overlooks some of the most stunning vistas in the county, with the interior blending the best of classic farmhouse aesthetic and modern facilities.
Dive into Bull Close Cottage’s traditional charm, a Grade II listed gem in Skelwith Fold. This dog friendly accommodation, accommodating four, mixes modernity with history. Just 3 miles from Ambleside and Lake Windermere, it’s a short walk to breathtaking views and ample walking routes. A true hiker’s dream with Wansfell Pike nearby.
Discover The Lodge in Wray, a cosy, dog friendly haven in the countryside. It boasts a spacious garden with stunning views, merging original features with modern comforts. A short tour to Hawkshead offers local shops and eateries. Explore nearby Wray Castle or take a scenic boat ride in Lake Windermere.
Victoria Cottage in Keswick offers a romantic getaway with an open-plan design for couples. Shops and delightful eateries surround this pet friendly retreat. Just a mile from Derwentwater, it’s the perfect base for exploring Skiddaw and the stunning scenery of Whinlatter Forest.
Experience traditional charm with Rose Cottage in Keswick’s heart. Perfect for three guests, this no-dog abode sits in an ideal spot near arts and eateries. A short distance away, you’ll find attractions like Theatre by the Lake and opportunities for aquatic adventures in Derwentwater Marina.
Relax at 15 The Plosh, a traditional miner’s cottage with a cosy log burner. This dog friendly holiday cottage sleeps four and is a stone’s throw from Keswick’s vibrant centre. Explore the surrounding countryside, including Derwentwater and Whinlatter Forest. With easy access to boat trips and local attractions, it’s a haven for adventure and relaxation.