Dog Friendly Cottages in Cockermouth: 12 Holiday Lets

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Ideally located to explore the Lake District, the best dog friendly cottages in Cockermouth are popular with those looking for a mini-break or holiday they can enjoy with their four-legged friends.


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A charming Cockermouth traditional cottage with a warm and cosy living area, this lovely property is an excellent base for a family of 4 to explore the beautiful landscape of the Lake District. With easy access to the tranquil lakes of Loweswater and Crummock Water, it’s easy to become lost in nature.


With a roaring wood-burning fire and a quaint English garden, this peaceful property is ideal for couples and up to 2 dogs to nestle in and soak up the country air of Cumbria. Just 1 mile from the Georgian town of Cockermouth, there are plenty of scenic walks to enjoy nearby.


This peaceful retreat features a stylish interior and sunny courtyard, perfect for unwinding in the fresh air of Cumbria. With views of the fells and the beautiful Solway Coast just a short drive away, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the beauty spots of the Lake District.


A lovingly renovated cottage on the edge of the breathtaking Lake District National Park, this stylish retreat is the ideal base for larger families of up to 6 to venture out into the scenic landscape of Cockermouth and Cumbria. Enjoy stunning country walks before curling up by the roaring fire.


Set in the quiet village of Cockermouth, this spacious cottage can sleep 6 and offers a comfy and cosy living space with a roaring wood-burning fire. Enjoy relaxing in the tranquil rear garden before venturing out into the centre of the market town to take in its historic charm.


This grand period townhouse features enough living space for 8 within its stylish and modernised interior. Enjoy dining al fresco on the rear patio area before exploring the surrounding natural beauty of the Cumbrian forests and lakes and beaches.

Loweswater, Near Cockermouth

A lovingly restored farmhouse with a welcoming living space, this property is great for large parties of up to 12 and 4 dogs to settle into the beautiful Lake District. With a giant garden and a fun-filled games room, there’s loads to do before setting off into the countryside.


Set on the picturesque bank of the River Derwent near Cockermouth, this charming property features a stylish interior and cosy living space, perfect for families to relax after a day of exploring the nearby Lake District National Park and William Wordsworth House and Gardens.


This historic former pub dates back to 1741 and has been lovingly modernised to produce a charming country retreat. With space for up to 6 guests and 3 dogs, this is the perfect spot for animal lovers that wish to take their pets for a trip to the sandy beaches of the Solway Coast.


With glorious views of rivers and woodland to be enjoyed from the comfort of this charming cottage, this is the perfect spot for families of up to 4 to relax and unwind in the fresh country air. With easy access to the Solway Coast and Lake District National Park, there’s loads to do.

Cockermouth, Lake District

A terrific family bungalow with one double bedroom, one twin, and one family bathroom. Facilities include an enclosed garden with outdoor furniture, smart tv in the lounge and bike storage. Head to the nearby village where there’s a variety of independent shops, restaurants, and pubs or travel to the River Derwent.

Cockermouth, Lake District

A terrific manor house full of character and charm with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. It has a wood burner with logs provided, wifi throughout and there are two acres of garden. You can explore Keswick from here, which has a theater, cinema, and a great choice of restaurants.

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The Best Pet Friendly Holiday Cottages in Cockermouth

The surrounding Cockermouth area offers countless dog walks perfect for spending quality time together with your best pal. The birthplace of William Wordsworth, the surrounding countryside, was the inspiration for his poems. You can experience the magic too when you book Lake District pet-friendly accommodation in this lovely little town.  

One of the most dog friendly holiday destinations in the UK, Cockermouth and Cumbria is heaven for pooches, with miles of open countryside, lakes, beaches and, of course, countless cottages that welcome your furry friend with open arms.

About Holidays In Cockermouth With Dogs

Cockermouth is the perfect base to discover the Lakes and Solway Coast and with plenty of Cockermouth dog friendly accommodation to choose from, it’s no wonder dog owners from around the country flock here all year round.

Steeped in history, there is plenty to see and do in the Cockermouth area, along with some fabulous dog walks. Why not visit the dog friendly pencil museum in Keswick, enjoy the pretty fishing villages along the Solway Coast or unwind with leisurely walks around the stunning lakes of Buttermere and Crummock Water.

Everywhere you go here, you will find dog friendly pubs, cafes and restaurants waiting to welcome your pets, such as The Lanes coffee house where you can tuck into a full English Breakfast, cakes and sandwiches and Wild Zucchini’s Bistro serving vegetarian delights and offering great value.

Fancy a pint check out the Dovenby Ship, a wonderful gastro pub or The Castle Bar, another place Fido will approve off as whilst you enjoy a bar meal, he will be tucking into a tasty treat.  

Delightful town centre attraction

No visit to the charming market town of Cockermouth is complete without a visit to the home of its most famous resident William Wordsworth, one of the country’s most famous poets and one of the most popular tourist attractions in the Lake District.

Yes, dogs are only allowed in the front garden, but you can still take a selfie, and there is also a popular dog walk that begins here, so you can “wander lonely as a cloud, That floats on high o’er vales and hills”. It’s quite a challenge at 8 miles and nearly 3 hours but well worth it for the breathtaking views.

Cockermouth History Wall

Stop by and discover the fascinating history of this quaint market town, Just off the main street with its car parks and shops. These panels tell stories from Roman times, through to Wordsworth and Fletcher Christian, who instigated the Mutiny on The Bounty to this centuries floods.

Best of all, the popular dog friendly Lanes Cafe is adjacent to the wall, so you can enjoy a fry-up or some delicious home-cooked food while your furry friend tucks into some dog biscuits.

The Greenway

Ideal for guests staying in holiday cottages in Cockermouth for dogs, this hidden gem can be accessed through local car parks at Aldi and Sullart Street. The one-mile route is suitable for pushchairs and is dotted with metal art, benches and snippets of historical interest.

After your stroll, why not enjoy a bite to eat or a beverage at one of Cockermouths dog friendly pubs such as The Bitter End, Brown Cow or Koppers


Do all the cottages have private parking?

Most have off-road parking and some in the town or village centres have residential parking permits; it’s always worth checking our descriptions though

Are there places you can eat that are dog friendly in Cockermouth?

Yes, almost everywhere is dog friendly here, so you will have no problem finding somewhere you can stop for lunch or enjoy an evening meal with your best friend by your side. 

What dog-friendly attractions are nearby?

There are several dog friendly attractions in the area, such as the Pencil Museum in Keswick and Hutton-in-the-Forest, Penrith to name just a couple; plus, there are more dog walks than you can shake a stick at from woodland walks to challenging mountain hikes and windswept beaches ideal for digging in the sand or exploring rock pools. 

Last Word

Whether relaxing in a peaceful south-facing garden with Fido by your side, getting out and about in the great outdoors or tucking into hearty pub grub. With late deals and year-round availability, you are sure to find something to suit and we know that you and your pooch are guaranteed to make memories that will last a lifetime. 

If these top dog friendly holidays in Cockermouth weren’t for you, check out more breaks on our main Lake District page.

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