Do you want a relaxing holiday in one of the prettiest corners of the UK, then dog-friendly cottages in Pooley Bridge are well worth a look? 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.
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.
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.
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.
Located on the popular Park Foot holiday park, ideally situated for discovering the Lake District, this charming holiday let offers superb contemporary accommodation. Gas central heating keeps everyone warm, and the sleek modern ground floor kitchen is perfect for preparing meals, which can be enjoyed either in the dining area or outside; where a furnished courtyard is a perfect place to relax in the evening and behind the bedroom doors, a good night’s sleep is guaranteed.
One of 5 beautifully refurbished dog-friendly cottages nestled in a peaceful location with the advantage of an excellent onsite bar and restaurant close by. Gas central heating ensures these properties can be enjoyed whatever the weather and a modern kitchen equipped with all the appliances you need and an elegant sitting room on the ground floor will please even the most discerning of guests.
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.
Located in the heart of the village, this detached barn conversion has tea rooms, a small village shop and The Pooley Bridge 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.
Just a mile from Pooley Bridge, this immaculate dog-friendly holiday home 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
Looking for a fun family holiday in the Lake District, this delightful lodge offering ground floor accommodation in a popular Pooley Bridge holiday park really does have it all. The open plan living space is well-equipped with everything you could need on a self-catering holiday. The excellent onsite facilities include 2 play areas, a tennis court, water sports, an onsite shop, a bar and a restaurant with live entertainment in the summer.
Nestled at the edge of the glorious Lake District National Park in a family-friendly park with a fantastic range of onsite amenities, this semi-detached bungalow offers magnificent fell views from the enclosed garden. The immaculate ground floor accommodation with double glazing and electric heating makes it warm and cosy all year round. Ideal for families to enjoy fantastic days exploring the area with their canine companions.
With a host of facilities nearby, private parking for up to 4 cars, a huge kitchen and a large open plan living space, this spacious detached property is perfect for celebrations or special occasions. A short walk will take you to the nearest bar and restaurant. There’s tons for the kids to do as well with a children’s club in the summer and plenty of water-based activities, making Elder Howe one of the best Pooley Bridge dog-friendly cottages for families.
Boasting a wonderful village setting just across the road from a dog-friendly pub, this stylish holiday cottage is a real winner. The ground floor boasts a spacious sitting room, dining room, well-appointed kitchen, and conservatory, leading to a lovely garden, where Fido can burn off some excess energy. The upstairs has a beautiful master bedroom and a bathroom to die for with a decadent roll-top bath.
located in a popular holiday park in the Lake District. This charming ground floor lodge in a peaceful location is perfect for families who want excellent facilities alongside a picturesque rural location. There is something for all ages; private lake access, water sports, pony-trekking, kids play areas, a bar and restaurant, scenic walks galore for you and your hound to enjoy, plus plenty of nearby attractions which welcome dogs.
One of our favourite properties, this bright and airy terrace cottage, can be found in Watermillok, a wonderful village sitting close to Pooley Bridge. The electric heating and wood burner are ideal on chilly evenings, making this property cosy all year round, the ground floor is well-presented and the delightful garden is the perfect spot to enjoy a drink, feel your cares drift away as you take in the outstanding views of the Lake District National Park.
If you are looking for large dog-friendly accommodation in Pooley Bridge, this contemporary home is ideal. Sleeping no less than twenty guests, it is perfect for celebrations and family reunions. There is plenty of space for everyone to unwind in the ground floor rooms too. Fido will adore the huge garden where he can run and play. Just 6 miles away, Penrith town boasts numerous shops, and all the delights and attractions of the Lake District are nearby.
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.
One of the best ways to experience the Lake District is from the water and guests staying at cottages in Pooley Bridge 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.
Penrith town boasts numerous shops, dog-friendly pubs and attractions and is just a short drive from Pooley Bridge. 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.
Below you will find some of our favourite properties in the Eden valley, which 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 dog-friendly 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.
Dog-friendly cottages 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 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.
Explore quaint villages and market towns 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 recommended pet-friendly cottages in Pooley Bridge
These cottages in Pooley 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.