12 Dog Friendly Cottages in Appleby-in-Westmorland

Handpicked Cottages to Rent

Appleby – in -Westmorland lies in the Eden Valley district of Cumbria. This picturesque town is surrounded by outstanding natural beauty and is famously known for Appleby Horse fair which it hosts during the first weekend of June. We’ve handpicked the best dog friendly cottages in Appleby-in-Westmorland so you can enjoy a memorable retreat.


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Appleby, Cumbria

A beautiful romantic property with one double bedroom and one en suite shower room. In the lounge, there is a wood burner gas fire, sky tv and outside there’s an enclosed patio area with a barbecue and off-road parking for two vehicles. Travel less than half a mile and visit the beautiful Norman Castle or further afield to Cross Fell.

Appleby -in-Westmorland, Cumbria

This former dairy is a beautiful property with an open-plan bedroom and one shower room. Facilities include a multi-fuel burner, smart TV and a DVD player. Outside there is a lawn garden with a patio and furniture. Jump on the Settle railway route, which offers great views throughout the countryside.

Appleby, Cumbria

A beautiful spacious property with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Facilities include a wood burner in the lounge, a private garden with a bar and furniture, bike storage and an electric charging point for your car. Take a dip and enjoy a swim at the open-air pools at Askham.

Newby, Near Appleby

This fantastic refurbished cottage has two bedrooms and two bathrooms, as well as a boot/dry room with a butler sink. There’s a smart TV in the lounge as well as a fire, and the home is eco-friendly. There’s roadside parking outside the house, and for days out you can head into the Lake District or Eden Valley nearby.

Appleby, Cumbria

This traditional property is perfect for a family with two bedrooms and one bathroom. It has a well-equipped kitchen and a smart TV in the lounge. Outside is a private garden with a summer house and views across the fields. For activities, you can head into Penrith, which is a short drive or take a trip along to Carlisle.

Appleby, Cumbria

A superb countryside retreat with a double bed, triple bunk bedroom and a bathroom. Downstairs, there’s a separate WC and there’s a travel cot and high chair available if you have small children. There are cycling routes and walking trails on your doorstep, or you can head further afield by car to Pooley Bridge or Ullswater Lake.

Appleby, Cumbria

A charming retreat perfect for families with three bedrooms and one bathroom. In the lounge, there’s an electric wood burner effect fire while outside there’s a barbecue and storage for bikes and sports equipment. The wonderful market town of Penrith is just 12 miles away with shops, pubs, and activities to try.

Appleby, Cumbria

This terrific family home has three bedrooms, one king and two doubles, as well as two bathrooms. There’s an open-plan lounge with a TV while outside there’s an enclosed called garden with furniture. Head to the Eden Valley, which has fabulous cycling routes and walking trails with an abundance of wildlife.

Kings Meaburn, Near Appleby

A stunning renovated cottage with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Facilities include a cot, a highchair, a wood burner and a large sloped garden with patio furniture. The local shop and pub are 0.6 miles away, or you can head to the national park, which is nine and a half miles away.


This sandstone fellside cottage is a tranquil retreat nestled in its own grounds. It offers the very best holiday cottages in Appleby-in-Westmorland for dogs. It has beamed ceilings and a log burner set in an exposed stone fireplace in the sitting room. There is a separate dining area, a well-equipped kitchen and, a ground floor bathroom. Upstairs there is a twin bedroom and a king-sized with vaulted ceilings and an en suite shower room.  


This lovely house set in town resting, on the river Eden has a quirky, yet contemporary layout that includes a comfy living area, a well-equipped kitchen and, a light-filled dining snug for two. The exposed staircase leads to a landing where there is a double bedroom under the eaves and a wet room. The enclosed rear garden has a place for alfresco dining and a hot tub.


One of our favourite properties in Appleby in Westmorland, this is a red stone holiday home with beamed ceilings, this delightful cottage has a spacious sitting room, a place for dining. The kitchen has a farmhouse dining table and chairs. There is a ground floor double bedroom and shower room, and upstairs there are three bedrooms that include a king-size with an en suite and there is a family bathroom with a roll-top bath. 

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The Best Pet Friendly Holiday Cottages in Appleby-in-Westmorland

In this article we have handpicked the very best dog friendly accommodation in Appleby-in-Westmorland, a historic town resting in the Eden Valley perfect landscape in the stunning Northern Lake district. It boasts outstanding natural beauty and is a superb location with fantastic walks nearby for you and your pooch in the Lake District Fells. 

Appleby-in-Westmorland dog friendly cottages are certainly not in short supply because this part of the Lake District is a magnet for those who like holidaying with their hounds. The accommodation varies, making sure that there is something for everyone.

If you like to be in the thick of things in this county town then your in luck as there are plenty dog friendly places to stay in Appleby-in-Westmorland. If you are keen on a real rural retreat, then there are choices that are either in nearby villages or on working farms. There is even a cottage that has the River Eden right outside the door.

About Holidays In Appleby-in-Westmorland With Dogs

This historic town of Appleby in Westmorland resting in the northern Lake District has plenty to do on the most enjoyable relaxing week you and your four-legged friend will ever have. In the lush Eden Valley, this is our pick of favourite properties with the River Eden and Lake District Fells on your doorstep, you can get to know the local area starting with taking your pick of a selection of walks nearby, as well as in and around the town itself.

Topping the list of these fantastic walks in and around Appleby in Westmorland has to be the nine-mile High Cup Nick and Peeping Hill challenge that is a loop from the historic town of Appleby and back. It is not for the faint-hearted because carved this valley, carved out from glaciers is steep in places and reaches a dizzying height of 1640ft. It is advisable only to undertake this walk when the weather’s good and keep your dog on a leash because it follows a tricky old miner’s track.

For those who prefer an amble to a ramble, this market town offers shops that are mostly independent. Pick up some Cumberland sausages at the Appleby in Westmorland butchers and drop into the local shops to stock up on food to take back to your Appleby-in-Westmorland dog friendly accommodation.

There are also a number of great dog friendly pubs in and around this historic town in the Lake District, such as the Stag Inn in Dufton village, 3.7 miles away. It is ideally situated on the Pennine Way that includes some of the best Lake District Fells. There is a castle on the outskirts and a station that is part of the world-renowned Settle to Carlisle line. You can jump abroad a locomotive-driven train to the next station of Kirby Stephen which has steam train trips during summer and an on-site museum. 

Appleby Castle

Just half a mile out of the village, nestling along the River Eden flowing through the village, stands Appleby Castle. This is the perfect day out if you can draw yourself away from our previously viewed properties. You and your pet can walk to this spectacular motte and bailey fortress that has one of the few remaining Norman keeps that is not a ruin.

Walkthrough the portcullis on an appointment-the only guided tour of this heritage site that dates back to Roman times. Alternatively, you can make your own way around the castle where you can visit the dwelling house that includes the Great Hall

Settle to Carlisle Railway

Appleby in Westmorland lies at one of this railways stops where it is all-aboard for a trip that takes ion stone viaducts and tunnels along the way. It’s a create-your-own timetable affair because the line is 72 miles long with 28 stations

The 13-minute journey to the next station of Kirby Stephen is popular where you can see a prime example of “Derby Gothic”. One station further will take you to Garsdale valley, where you can visit the Howgill Fells on the slopes of the Pennines.

St Lawrence Church

The burial place of Lady Anne Clifford this church houses the oldest organ in the world. Situated in the heart of the historic town of Appleby, a visit here can be incorporated in a walk that takes in all the best bits of the village.

You and your dog can walk through the oldest part of the church which dates back to 1150. The best time to tour the church is in the late afternoon when the light shines through the stunning stained-glass window.

Last Word

Most of the pet friendly cottages in Appleby-in-Westmorland have secure gardens where your scamps can gad about to their hearts’ content and beyond the garden gates, there are a number of magical walks to suit any fitness level and a historic town found close by.

From our previously viewed properties, each cottage be it a bijou romantic bolthole, a lovely townhouse or a detached bungalow with majestic space for up to 12 people, has its own individuality and, is furnished to a high standard to make your break choc-a-bloc with creature comforts.

Appleby-in-Westmorland lies in an enviable position on the northern side of the Lake District. This historical town and its surroundings is an area of outstanding natural beauty with the River Eden in its backdrop with its Lake District Fells showing its dramatic glacier valleys, making it one of the most popular destinations of the region. You’ll find loads more cottages in the Lake District that are pooch friendly here.

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