Handpicked Cottages to Rent
The Lake District National Park is the perfect location to find dog-friendly cottages with breathtaking views, nearby attractions, a local pub in a picturesque village, and England’s largest lake, Windermere. With the vibrant twin towns of Bowness and Windermere.
Just 2 miles from the tranquil shores of Lake Windermere, this charming cottage provides a homely base for small families or couples, and up to 2 dogs to set up camp in the relaxing village of Hawkshead. Enjoy the plethora of woodland and lakeside trails in the local area.
With a picturesque facade full of beautiful flowers and ivy, this quaint traditional cottage provides a welcoming and cosy interior, including a roaring fire and homely furnishings. Enjoy relaxing in the garden, with private access to woodland trails directly from the back gate.
This traditional two-bedroomed stone cottage’s accommodation is all on one floor. On a working farm, you have sweeping views of the Lakes’ fells from your private patio. The outdoor area is accessed through French doors from the open plan living space, with a log burner in a fireplace—a fantastic holiday home in a quaint village.
A spacious former stable building, lovingly restored in keeping with its traditional charm, this gorgeous property lies in a secluded area of countryside, boasting spectacular views from the private garden. With room for 7 guests and 3 dogs, it’s perfect for large groups to unwind.
This beautiful detached cottage is full of rustic charm, with a warming open fire and gorgeous exposed timber beams. With great access to nature trails and the scenic shores of Lake Windermere, this is the ideal spot for groups of up to 7 to explore the Cumbrian countryside.
From its elevated standing, this spacious holiday cottage offers stunning panoramic views of Esthwaite Water and the surrounding Cumbrian countryside. With space for 8 guests and 3 pets, it’s the ideal base for large groups to explore the local nature trails and beauty spots.
This warm and inviting property is perfect for unwinding after a long day of exploring the nearby lakes and forests of the Lake District. With a pretty terrace garden, offering spectacular views of the neighbouring meadows, this is the quintessential country getaway.
A ground floor apartment that sleeps two, it is one of a collection of eleven-holiday lets in an idyllic working farm setting near Esthwaite Water on the edge of the picturesque village of Near Sawrey in the heart of the Lake District National Park. The sitting room forming part of the open plan living area has a wood-burning stove. Dog-friendly cottages don’t get much better than this.
If you are looking for a romantic retreat, then this ground floor apartment, part of a farm’s outbuildings’ conversion, will certainly fit the bill, a short walk from the village of Near Sawrey. The kitchen is beyond an archway on the ground floor in the open-plan layout, which has a table for two and a wood-burning stove.
This apartment is a fantastic property on the first floor of a stone farmyard outbuilding conversion; It is a perfect rural getaway in the heart of Cumbria. A Tastefully furnished cottage with a real fire. The farm’s fishery is free to guests and you can hire tackle and buy a rod license on-site.
One of our favourite properties, this two-bedroomed apartment is on the first floor; near the quaint village of Near Sawrey. The open plan living space has a real fireplace with a kitchen through an archway. A freezer for your freshly caught fish is in a shared facility that includes a laundry.
Ideal for a family with up to three children and two pets, this two-bedroom cottage has a double room and a bedroom with three single beds. If you are looking for a real taste of a traditional Lake District National Park working farm, this lovingly furnished cottage with its open plan living space is perfect.
Up a flight of original stairs from the ground floor, this unit with an open plan accommodation is set in the eaves of what was once a grain store on this working farm. There is a shared laundry facility and the lake, where you are free to fish, is a few steps away, making this one of our best dog-friendly holiday cottages
This first-floor apartment; part working farm’s stone barn conversion has a double room and a twin, sharing a walk-in shower room. The sitting room has a log burning stove and you have use of a private lake and an expanse of shared lawn complete with picnic tables. Set in an idyllic location
Dog-friendly cottages don’t get much better than this charming property ideal for young families. The living room has wood-effect flooring, a dining table for four, and a log burning stove—all in all, a lovely village location perfect to discover the many delights of the stunning Lake District.
A fishing lake is right outside your door and the nearest pub in the picturesque village of Sawrey is just a three-minute walk from this rural location. This ground floor two-bedroom apartment is part of a stone barn conversion. Sawrey dog-friendly cottages don’t get better than this.
Once the bakery in the hamlet of Sawrey, this cottage is ideal for large families. There is a handy shower room, kitchen with utility room, and a sitting room downstairs and an enclosed country garden. With nearby attractions and Windermere close by, this is one of our preferred dog-friendly cottages in the Lakes
A quintessential Lakes’ end-terraced cottage located in the heart of the hamlet of Sawrey in the Lake District National Park. Oozing character, the original beams, and open fire make for cosy nights in and there is a sun-drenched patio for balmy summer nights gazing at the clear night skies.
With Ambleside, Wray Castle, Hawkshead and Beech Hill picnic spot within easy reach Sawrey is an ideal base to explore the Central Lakes
If you want to extend your trip and stock up on local produce, then take the half an hour drive to the historical market town of Keswick, which has market days on Thursdays and Saturdays.
You can also enjoy your surroundings on Lake Windermere by catching the ferry from Far Sawrey to the vibrant twin towns, where there are plenty of things to do for the whole family.
Hawkshead is just two miles from Sawrey, so it is worth walking into this picture-perfect village full of quaint shops and more than a dog-friendly pub or two on a clear day. Enjoy a local ale or lager in one of the beer gardens before heading back.
Claife Heights Viewing Station, a National Trust attraction is nearby, where you can take in the outstanding views over Lake Windermere. If you are a keen angler and your canine companion won’t cavort and frighten the fish, there are plenty of opportunities to chill out lakeside with your rod. Some of our cottages come with free fishing on the lake on your doorstep and for a small fee, you can keep your catch and have the chef in the family cook it for tea.
Whether you are staying on the working farm in rural splendour or in the village of Sawrey itself, you are well and truly in Beatrix Potter country. A visit to the children’s author’s Hill Top Farm where Peter Rabbit was created doesn’t even require a car journey.
You will find this delightful National Trust property in the Near part of the village where you can enjoy the dog-friendly gardens and museum. The farmhouse has been kept as it was at the turn of the last century, a real step back through time.
On the west shore of Windermere, this is a dog-friendly walk from Wray Castle. There will be plenty of opportunities for your pet to paddle on the shoreline before heading up to the National Trust’s viewing point for a panorama of the Lake District National Park at its best.
Paws are permitted in the Courtyard Café, too, where you can buy doggie treats, and there are always fresh bowls of water. It is a 1.6-mile walk from the village of Sawrey and can take as little as half an hour to reach the station on foot.
For a fun-filled family day where Fido is included, the lush Lakes’ forest of Grizedale is just two miles from Sawrey. While you and your fur babies keep on terra firma, the adventurous family members can take to the trees.
There are two high rope course locations and there is something for the whole family, such as a Treetop Adventure for the tots and for the older monkeys, there is the Treetop Adventure Plus. Break up the day with a lakeside picnic on the edge of the forest or travel a bit further south to the market town of Ulverston.
Most properties are available year-round with open fires and storage heaters instead of gas central heating making them warm and cosy and with some fantastic deals they won’t cost the earth.
Paws are permitted in most parts of this idyllic corner of England and each cottage welcomes at least one pet, so there is no need to leave your Lassie or Laddie behind with this vast choice of dog-friendly accommodation in Sawrey.