Dog Friendly Cottages in Pooley Bridge: 12 Holiday Lets

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Do you want a relaxing holiday in one of the prettiest corners of the UK, then staying at the best dog friendly cottages in Pooley Bridge is a must! Nestled amidst spectacular scenery close to Ullswater and the surrounding fells, this lovely village makes the perfect base from which to explore the Lake District.


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A beautiful contemporary cottage, set in the idyllic rural landscape of the Lake District, with breathtaking views from the private garden. Enjoy easy access to the historic market towns of Keswick and Penrith, and the shores of Ullswater, with plenty to explore in the local area.


This gorgeous stone cottage sits at the foot of Little Mell Fell, with plenty of stunning nature trails accessible right from the front door. There’s enough space to sleep 6 within its cosy, traditional interior, making it the perfect retreat for larger families looking to take in the sights.

Sub, Main

This charming property has heaps of character, with its warming log burner and exposed timber beams. Enjoy relaxing in the large private garden, with stunning views of the surrounding countryside, before taking a short stroll to the beautiful lake of Ullswater.

Watermillock, Near Pooley Bridge

A sizeable converted schoolhouse with plenty of room to sleep more extensive groups of up to 8, this warm and inviting property features stunning views of the surrounding hills and mountains from its large yet secluded garden, ideal for social gatherings or family celebrations.

Ullswater, Near Pooley Bridge

This spacious property has three double bedrooms and two family bathrooms, as well as an electric fire. There’s a large enclosed garden and paddle boards are available to hire. Take a long stroll around the Glenridding, or head up the High Street Ridge and enjoy marvellous views.

Pooley Bridge, Lake District

A terrific detached stone house perfect for a group with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Facilities include a private hot tub, a large enclosed garden and a washing machine/dryer. Head into the idyllic Ullswater which is two miles away or visit Aira Force Waterfall, which is eight miles.

Pooley Bridge, Lake District

This charming stone-built cottage has two double bedrooms and one bathroom. There’s an open fire in the lounge with logs provided and off road parking for two vehicles and a shared lawn area to the front of the property. The Ullswater steamers are just seven miles away for a brilliant boat ride.

Motherby, Near Pooley Bridge

This wonderful family home has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, as well as a wood burner in the lounge, a utility room with the washing machine and off-road parking for two cars. Explore the national park on your doorstep or visit the Great Mell Fell which is four and a half miles.

Bampton Grange, Near Pooley Bridge

A charming period cottage with one king size, one twin, and one family bathroom. Facilities include wifi throughout, a wood burner, table football in the shed, and storage for kayaks and bikes. Visit pretty neighbouring Bampton, which has a range of pubs and shops.

Pooley Bridge

This Pooley Bridge dog friendly accommodation boasts stunning views overlooking Ullswater lake from the south-facing garden. It is ideal for a large family get together. The ground floor and upstairs are tastefully decorated and during the summer, you can take advantage of the park’s evening entertainment with a licensed bar and restaurant, kids disco, plus a huge range of activities for all the family to enjoy  

Pooley Bridge

The rural location of this characterful holiday cottage offers a cosy yet spacious retreat for families or couples. The ground floor has a spacious living area with a wood burner for a cold or rainy day and there are walks right from the doorstep, which Fido will love. Perfect for cyclists, nature lovers and hikers, this Lakeland stone cottage is perfect for guests wanting to get away from it all and discover the magic of the Lakes.  

Pooley Bridge

Located in the heart of the village, this detached barn conversion has tea rooms, a small village shop and The Inn, a popular pub serving food a stone’s throw away. The interior is all on the ground floor and finished to the highest standard with double glazing and central heating. There is also a lovely patio area ideal for enjoying your morning coffee or dining al fresco on balmy summer evenings.  

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The Best Pet Friendly Holiday Cottages in Pooley Bridge

Above you will find some of our favourite holiday lets in the Lakes that welcome dogs and offer quality self-catering accommodation whether you are searching for a family holiday, ground floor accommodation suitable for those with disabilities, a long weekend away with friends or a romantic hideaway. 

The Lakes have an amazing selection of holiday cottages, from large detached houses with swimming pool to secluded lodges with your very own hot tub. Whether you are looking for something in a central location close to amenities, a lovely rustic barn conversion or a serene, romantic retreat, you can rest assured you will find the perfect place to unwind with your loved ones and canine companion.

About Holidays In Pooley Bridge With Dogs

Dog friendly places to stay in Pooley Bridge offer something a bit different, quieter than the spots around Windermere; you will have the chance to explore pretty local villages and walk amongst the scenery that inspired the likes of William Wordsworth.

Dig out your walking shoes and spend days walking the fells or shores of Lake Ullswater together with your four-legged friend, take in the bluebells and daffodils in spring and watch out for red squirrels. After the day’s adventure, spend relaxing evenings curled up with a good book or watch a film in front of a cosy wood burner with Fido at your feet.

Experience the beauty of nature at Aria Force. The fairly meaningful hill is a bit of a climb but well worth it, especially after it has rained and the water thunders down the 65 ft drop or take a leisurely cruise on the Ullswater Steamers.

There are some wonderful pubs and eateries in the Pooley Bridge area many of which allow dogs so why not tuck into some hearty pub grub after a walk or spend some time basking in the sun at one of the pleasant beer gardens whilst your tired pooch rests his weary paws.

The Pooley Bridge Inn gets fantastic reviews as does The Crown where you can enjoy a steak, burger or Sunday Lunch along with a pint of locally brewed ale.

There is so much to do in this breathtaking part of the UK, from fishing to horse-riding, climbing to off-road adventures. There are golf courses galore and more scenic hiking trails than you can shake a stick at. The Kids will have plenty to entertain them with water sports, boat hire, tree nets and dozens of play areas they will never be bored in Pooley Bridge.

Explore quaint villages and market towns from Pooley Bridge where you can browse the quirky shops or buy local specialities such as Grasmere Gingerbread and Salt Marsh Lamb, enjoy fine dining at one of the Michelin starred restaurants or enjoy afternoon tea at one of the dozens of village tearooms

Whatever way you spend your days, we guarantee that you will have an unforgettable time when you book one of our top dog friendly holidays in Pooley Bridge.

Magical walks in the Lake District National Park

Boasting spectacular views of the surrounding fells, this delightful walk is suitable for all abilities and a lovely way to spend an afternoon with your pooch. The climb to the top of this modest fell at the very edge of the lake takes around 20 minutes and is well worth it for the breathtaking views.

Descend back down to the shores and enjoy a leisurely stroll around Ullswater, maybe stopping off at one of the picturesque picnic spots en route. Your pup will love the chance to stretch his legs and the fresh air will invigorate you both.

Ahoy there captain

One of the best ways to experience the Lake District is from the water and guests staying at cottages in the area have the opportunity to hire a boat and spend a few hours messing about on the water with Fido at the helm.

The lovely person in the Reception of Lakeland Boat hire will sort you out with a luxury motorboat, Canadian canoe or rowing boat and supply life jackets; depending on which you choose, you can expect to pay £30 upwards an hour. Hop aboard, maybe take some snacks and don’t forget your camera.

Explore Penrith

Penrith town boasts numerous shops, dog friendly pubs and attractions and is just a short drive from the village. Explore Lowther Castle with its acres of beautiful gardens. Meander around the rose garden, breathe in the smells of the scented garden or stroll by the river.

The restaurant is dog friendly, so you can relax and enjoy a bite to eat, taking in the splendid views and afterwards head back to the town centre for a bit of shopping or a well-deserved drink at one of the pet friendly pubs such as The Druid’s Arms or the Station Hotel.

Last Word

These pet friendly cottages in Pooley Bridge offer great value for money and suit all manner of visitors, cyclists, anglers, wildlife lovers, walkers and of course, those who just want to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life and take in the outstanding views.  

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