Dog Friendly Cottages in Hawkshead: 12 Luxury Holiday Lets

Handpicked Cottages to Rent

If you are looking for the perfect base to discover the Lake District with your four-legged friend, staying in the best dog friendly cottages in Hawkshead is the way to go. This lovely traffic-free village is nestled in a wonderful location between Coniston Water and Lake Windermere.


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This attractive garden apartment features a lovely green garden and sunny patio area, great for relaxing and unwinding in the country air. Enjoy views of Esthwaite Water and the rolling hills of the Lake District, or take a wander into the nearby village of Hawkshead.


An 18th-century stone-walled cottage sat right in the heart of the picturesque village of Hawkshead; this is the perfect base for exploring the nearby beauty spots of Lake Windermere and Coniston Water before visiting the old home of William Wordsworth.


This luxuriously styled cottage, situated in the pretty village of Hawkshead, is a warm and welcoming retreat for small families or couples looking to unwind in the tranquil atmosphere of the Lake District. Enjoy scenic country walks that begin right outside the door.


A bright detached cottage with stunning panoramic views of the surrounding lakes and fells in Hawkshead, this warm and inviting property is an oasis of peace out in the heart of the Cumbrian countryside, with lakeside strolls and woodland walks all easily accessible outside the door.


This 18th-century cottage retains many of its traditional features, with exposed timber beams and a roaring open fire. Ideally located in the village of Hawkshead, with its plethora of shops, pubs and cafes, there’s loads to do in the surrounding area before unwinding back at home.


A welcoming semi-detached cottage on the edge of the quaint village of Hawkshead, this cosy home is perfect for families of up to 5 to nestle into the peaceful landscape of the Lake District, with forests, rivers and mountains to explore in every direction.


This grade-II listed property features a beautiful facade and a characterful living space, perfect for curling up after day trips to the beauty spots of Ambleside and Coniston. With room to sleep 6, and 2 furry friends, this is the ideal spot for families looking to enjoy the country.

Near Hawkshead

A gorgeous 17th-century property in the peaceful hamlet of Colthouse near Hawkshead, this fully detached home offers a private and tranquil escape from the bustle of city life. Enjoy spectacular views from the sprawling garden before retiring to the roaring open fire for an evening of bliss.


This light and airy property is just a stone’s throw from the peaceful village of Hawkshead, with enough room to comfortably sleep 8 within its stylish and homely interior. Enjoy relaxing on the patio or wandering into town to explore the wide range of local shops and eateries.


In the ideal location to explore the surrounding beauty of Windermere, this warm and cosy cottage offers easy access to the Lake District National Park, making it a great spot for families to set up camp and wander into the natural tranquillity of the Cumbrian countryside.

Hawkshead, Lake District

A terrific ground floor property with a double bedroom, bunk room, and shower room. Facilities include a TV in the lounge, a fridge freezer, washing machine, and parking for two vehicles. Head into the Lakeland Village and enjoy a selection of shops and places to eat.

Hawkshead, Lake District

This stunning bungalow is close to Esthwaite Water with two bedrooms and two bathrooms, it has a wood burner with logs provided, smart tv in the lounge and bike storage. There’s a variety of countryside walks and cycling trails on your doorstep to try.

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The Best Pet Friendly Holiday Cottages in Hawkshead

One of the most attractive villages in the country, it boasts tons of pet friendly pads where you and your pooch can spend some quality time together, surrounded by stunning scenery and countless walks. So whether you are searching for the ideal romantic retreat or action-packed family break, take a look at our top picks of cottages in Hawkshead.  

Get away from your city place and relax in breathtaking surroundings, enjoy lake cruises, take a ride on a steam train, visit the Lakeland Motor Museum at Newby Bridge or discover the local wildlife with Fido by your side.

About Holidays In Hawkshead With Dogs

Hawkshead is one of the prettiest villages in the country and an ideal place to explore the Lake District with your pet. There are tons of places to visit and most of the pubs and cafes are happy to welcome your furry friends.

Walk around the shores of Lake Windermere and take in Claife Viewing Station, explore the countryside that inspired Wordsworth, go fishing, wild swimming, hire a rowboat or simply relax with a drink and breathe in the fresh air at one of the many pubs and eateries that welcome dogs in the area.

The Queen’s Head, right in the centre of the village, is a dog welcoming in serving real ales and cask beers and the Red Lion (Hawkshead’s oldest pub) even has a doggy menu.

Take a trip to the beautiful Solway Coast, visit the bustling market towns and quaint villages, see red squirrels, otters and red deer, or check out the numerous national trust-owned properties.

Millions of visitors flock to this area every year and with good reason, there is so much to do and see all year round and best of all, Fido will be wagging his tail too when you choose one of our top picks for Hawkshead dog friendly accommodation.

The home of Beatrix Potter in a picturesque village

Hilltop House, Near Sawrey

Near Sawrey and Far Sawrey are a must for guests staying at dog friendly accommodation in Hawkshead. These two tiny villages are a delight. There are some splendid walks and Near Sawrey is also where you will find the former home of renowned children’s author Beatrix Potter.

Dogs are not allowed inside the house itself but are welcome in the grounds and there is a lovely little dog friendly cafe nearby where you can have a cup of tea and a slice of cake.

A Lake District must see

Tarn Hows and Coniston

One of the most popular beauty spots in the UK, Tarn Hows, is owned by the National Trust and is just a couple of miles from Hawkshead village centre. There is an eco-friendly visitor centre and lots of opportunities for a gentle stroll.

Take a camera, the views are spectacular and Fido will love the sights and smells. The area can get crowded in the Summer months, so we recommend visiting out of season if possible, to really appreciate this gorgeous place.

It's not all about Lake Windermere

Grizedale Forest

Just 2 miles from Hawkshead village centre, you will find Grizedale Forest, fun for all the family. There are tree-top nets, obstacle courses, and zip-wires; whilst Fido may not enjoy that type of adventure, they will definitely enjoy exploring the numerous forest trails.

Check out the sculptures along the way, or stop off at one of the many pooch-friendly cafes on route. The Carron Crag trail is one of the best trails to take in the views and afterwards return to your cottage or log cabin where you can unwind with a drink and plan the next day’s adventure.


Where to stay in the Lake District with your dog?

There are plenty of places for you and your canine companion to stay here. Hawkshead is a fantastic choice as it has lots of cottages happy for your pup to come along and makes an ideal base to explore the National Park. 

Can I take more than one dog?

Many of our picks allow more than one hound, but it is always best to check especially if you own large dogs. 

Are there places you can get something to eat with your dog?

One of the most welcoming places in the country for dogs, the lakes has countless places where you can enjoy a meal or a pint with Fido by your side and Hawkshead is no exception. Check out the Red Lion and the Queen’s Head 

Last Word

Everyone needs some me time, some time to recharge your batteries and you will have a dream holiday when you book a mini-break in Hawkshead or dog holiday in the Lake District.

With so many pet friendly cottages in Hawkshead, you will be spoilt for choice; there is something for everyone, whether you are looking for a romantic getaway or a fun-packed family holiday. From traditional cottages to lodges, caravans and Yurts, it’s your choice. We know once you visit this stunning area of the UK, you’ll be back to Hawkshead in no time. 

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