Ulverston Dog Friendly Cottages

Just outside the beautiful Lake District peninsula boundary, this ancient market town boasting that Cumbria’s appeal is not just about Lake Windermere. 

Dog Friendly Cottages
in Ulverston

Sleeps 9
5 Bedrooms
3 Pets Welcome
Bathrooms 2

This quirky traditional cottage is full of rustic charm, with exposed timber beams and a roaring open fire. The beauty spots of Coniston Water, Ulverston and the River Leven are all within a short drive, making this a great location for groups of up to 9 to embrace the peace of the country.

Sleeps 4
2 Bedrooms
1 Pets Welcome
Bathrooms 2

Just a short drive from the Lake District National Park, this welcoming property is ideal for small families looking to bask in the natural beauty of the area. With the cosy village of Ulverston just a short walk away, there are many shops and eateries to sample nearby.

Sleeps 6
3 Bedrooms
2 Pets Welcome
Bathrooms 2

In a small hamlet in the stunning Rusland Valley with views over Morecambe Bay, in the South Lakeland district, just two miles from Ulverston is this family-friendly stone-built cottage. This stylish house has an enclosed garden for your pets to play. There is a lock-up for your cycles with gentle hills and countryside walks all in close proximity if you are into mountain biking.  

Sleeps 4
1 Bedrooms
1 Pets Welcome
Bathrooms 1

In the oldest part of Ulverston, this bijou cottage is perfect for a romantic getaway on the edge of the Lake District National Park. The upstairs bedroom has a bathroom with a bath, big enough for two, as well as a spacious walk-in shower. Downstairs the open plan living area has a wood-burning stove and the kitchen has French doors leading out onto the garden.  

Sleeps 6
3 Bedrooms
2 Pets Welcome
Bathrooms 2

This refurbished three-bedroomed townhouse’s interior boasts a large living area leading straight off the front door entrance hall and a separate kitchen with a table for six. The main bedroom has an en suite shower, and the two double rooms share a bathroom with a freestanding bath and walk-in shower.  The property is near a local pub serving food.  

Sleeps 12
8 Bedrooms
2 Pets Welcome
Bathrooms 4

If you are planning a friends or family rural reunion, then this restored farmhouse on the edge of the Lake District National Park will fit the bill. It has three sitting rooms, and it has two kitchens, one with an AGA, and even a games room. This property is in a fantastic location with stunning lake district views and friendly local pubs nearby.  

Sleeps 8
4 Bedrooms
2 Pets Welcome
Bathrooms 2

With a country eat-in kitchen and a separate dining room with French doors leading to the rear garden. This is a cosy cottage with an electric fire set in a great location with country pubs and the pretty village of Ulverston close by. There is also a ground floor shower and cloakroom. Parking for three cars is off-road and there’s plenty of garden for the dogs.  

Sleeps 4
2 Bedrooms
2 Pets Welcome
Bathrooms 1

In the heart of the market town of Ulverston, known for its traditional old farmhouses, in walking distance of charming cafes and independent shops, sits one of the delightful dog-friendly cottages in Ulverston. It has a king-size double bedroom and downstairs; there is a living room, a separate kitchen, and a large conservatory. Off-road parking is available.  

Sleeps 5
3 Bedrooms
2 Pets Welcome
Bathrooms 2

This upside-down house is one of our favourite properties. The sitting room and eat-in kitchen are located upstairs and although there is no space for al fresco dining, the charming cafés and pubs are just a two-minute walk away. The cottage sleeps 5 people and houses up to two pets. As far as Ulverston dog-friendly cottages go, this is certainly the quirkiest.  

Sleeps 3
2 Bedrooms
1 Pets Welcome
Bathrooms 1

This cottage in the coastal town of Bardsea, just under three miles from Ulverston, has two bedrooms, sleeping three. It retains many of its original features, such as the built-in storage cupboards and exposed doors. It has a modern kitchen with a breakfast bar that leads out to a dine-in conservatory.  

Sleeps 2
1 Bedrooms
1 Pets Welcome
Bathrooms 1

This traditional labourer’s cottage has refurbished to a high standard and, set on a South Lakeland District working farm; it is an ideal romantic rural getaway. The reverse layout means the bedroom for two and shower room is on the ground floor and the open living space is on the first floor. There is a wood-burning stove and the kitchen has a breakfast bar. 

Sleeps 6
3 Bedrooms
2 Pets Welcome
Bathrooms 1

Even though this three bedroomed lodge is on a South Lakeland district working farm, it has a secure lawned area for your pets to play safely. There is also an enclosed patio overlooking the garden that is great for al fresco dining. There is a family bathroom upstairs and downstairs; there is a cloakroom, spacious sitting room, and separate eat-in kitchen.  

Sleeps 10
8 Bedrooms
2 Pets Welcome
Bathrooms 2

 This sumptuous holiday home that sleeps 10 is located in a pretty village just outside of Ulverston. Its garden slopes down to the lake where you can canoe or even swim. There is a kitchen with a breakfast bar, a separate dining room, a playroom, and a sitting room with a wood-burning stove—one of our favourite properties offering riverside strolls and views.  

Sleeps 12
8 Bedrooms
2 Pets Welcome
Bathrooms 4

This South Lakeland District desirable destination is set in a 5000-acre estate in the small village of Hawkshead and sleeps 12. It has four bathrooms and the patio is equipped for al fresco dining, and has a hot tub. There is an on-site heated swimming pool and a 2.5-acre trout lake. This is dog-friendly accommodation in Ulverston at its most opulent.  

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Activities & Things To Do

Make for Morecambe Bay

If you are in the market town of Ulverston, on the southern tip of the Lake District, take a walk along the shortest canal in England that in just over a mile will find you and Fido on the coast. It is flat all the way as the canal takes you towards Morecambe Bay.

You can stop for refreshments at Canal Foot at the dog-friendly Bay Horse pub and closer to the shoreline. You might catch a glimpse of cormorants drying their wings in the trees. It is a gentle half-hour ramble that is wheelchair friendly too.

Bowness on Windermere in the Lake District National Park

You will be in the South Lakeland district, so it would be rude not to take the short drive into the heart of the Lake District National Park to the iconic Lake Windermere. Make for Bowness on Windemere, the most bustling of all the towns in the area.

Stock up on provisions for a picnic in the market town of Ulverston and take the half an hour drive to Lake Windermere. Here you can take the dog-friendly ferry across the water to Fell Foot Park for your picnic.

Full Steam Ahead on the Haversthwaite and Lakeland Railway, South Lakes

If your little terrier is a trainspotter, then this is a great way to see the Lakes in all their glory. At the most southern tip of the South Lakeland District, near Ulverston, you can catch the train and will you to and through some of the prettiest parts of the region.

The charming Haversthwaite Station, with its gift shop and tearoom on the platform, is just six miles from Ulverston. If you have all the time in the world, then there is dog-friendly woodland beside the station to explore.

The Best Pet Friendly Holiday Cottages in Ulverston

On the Furness Peninsula, just a five-minute drive to the beach, there is a great selection of dog-friendly cottages in Ulverston as well as pubs serving ales, many independent stores, and things to do.

With names of villages and hamlets such as Buckabridge, Buttermere, Coffin Walk, Shap and Penny Bridge, and magical scenery on every turn, you will be forgiven if you imagine yourself in a fairy tale when you visit this southern tip of Cumbria.

About Holidays In Ulverston With Dogs

You will be in the South Lakeland district’s enviable position on the edge of the stunning National Park. Whether it is a cottage in a small hamlet or even one in the centre of Ulverston, there are views of the fells over Coniston on the one side and the coast.

If your dogs love a good shoreline scamper, then you have a few options to explore in this area. Morecambe Bay is an obvious choice, but if you are prepared to walk a little further, you will come to Bardsea Beach, one of the lesser-known bits of coastline near Ulverston. It is part shingle and part sand, making it ideal for some bracing walks with your beasties.

Ulverston is a great base for walking and mountain biking, but if you are partial to sitting back and enjoying the views, then a drive across to Lake Windermere will only take half an hour. An alternative to driving is a scenic steam train ride right into the heart of the Lake District National Park, with dog-friendly activities abound.

A short trip across the “border” into the Lake District National Park should include a stop at Hawkshead where you can visit the National Trust’s Hill Top Farm, where children’s author Beatrix Potter lived. If you really want to wax lyrical about this picturesque village, then take time out to explore the gardens and woodland at Graythwaite Hall. Designed by Thomas Mawson, a Lake Windermere landscaper, the six acres are thought to have been the inspiration for Potter’s “The Pony Caravan” and poet Wordsworth was a regular visitor here.

Closer to base and just across the peninsula, you can visit Grange On Sands, a picture-perfect Victorian seaside town, or take the seven-minute train ride to the small village of Cartmel, renowned for its quaint shops and racecourse.  

The Last Word

Whichever cottage you choose, whether it be in a rural picturesque village location, a quirky, traditional cottage, a vast, opulent residence, or a beautiful barn conversion in a small village, you can be sure that it welcomes at least one dog. Just outside your door, there will be walks and activities that are going to provide you and your pooch with a holiday to remember, with property priced lower than you might imagine for a staycation.

If you are looking for a country and coastal experience that your canine companion will enjoy as much as you do, then Ulverston and its surroundings are going to be the ideal base for you.  

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