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Lake District Cottages For Dogs

Dog Friendly Cottages In The Lake District

Ever been on a dog friendly holiday to the Lake District National Park before? There is plenty of great pet and dog friendly properties in the region, meaning it’ll always be nice and easy for you to find a temporary base while you and your pooch go exploring Lake Windermere, Coniston Water and far into Cumbria.

If you are looking for Lake District dog friendly cottages, you’re in luck – as the area is always growing with more and more impressive holiday spots that openly welcome pups of all sizes and shapes. With so much to see and do in the local region, why wouldn’t you want to take your four legged friend with you to see all Cumbria has to offer?

The Best Pet Friendly Holiday Cottages in the Lake District

We’ve made a point of hunting down the very best in dog friendly cottages the Lake District has to offer right now. Believe us – it was a monumental task, as there are hundreds and hundreds of wonderful locations just waiting for you to book in and enjoy across the year.

Take a look through our top list of pet friendly properties and gardens below, and as always, make sure to book in as soon as you can to beat the rush. We’ve also saved you a bit of time by looking through all the features and facilities for you, too. Looking for a four poster bed, open fire and/or an enclosed garden? We’re here to help you narrow things down.

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1. Lazey Cottage in Haverigg

Lazey Cottage sleeps 4 across 2 bedrooms, has its own neat little garden and patio, and also offers broadband and access to Sky TV. It also offers open plan holiday living along with off road parking and baby facilities.

Lazey Cottage is close for wonderful walks across the Lake District National Park, and also puts you within reach of the famous Scafell Pike if you feel up to a hiking challenge. There’s village fare out in the nearby village of Coniston, too.
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2. Rusland View in Newby Bridge

Rusland View sleeps 2 in a king size bedroom, with a wood burning stove, inclusive linen and towels, and your own garden / gravelled area for you and up to 2 pets to enjoy. Your power’s also paid for in the price, and what’s more, there’s a kitchen with all mod cons you’d expect. There is also off road parking, and there is a dining room nook that blends into the kitchen space.

This breakaway spot is well positioned for dog friendly days out towards Coniston Water and Morecambe Bay. You’re only a few minutes away from the wonderful lake Windermere, too, for unbeatable waterside walks that you and your pets will love.
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3. Ghyll Cottage in Leasgill

Ghyll Cottage sleeps 6 across 3 bedrooms and has en suite and bathroom facilities. It boasts a full kitchen and white goods suite, as well as a log burner in the dining and sitting room, with space for a single dog on its best behaviour! This cottage even has its own food menu if you don’t feel like cooking.

Close to waterside walks along the River Kent and within reach of the fabulous Whitbarrow Nature Reserve, do also take the time to explore local Lake Windermere and the town of Kendal, for some fantastic historic treats while holidaying away.
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4. The Sheep Pen in Staveley

The Sheep Pen sleeps 2 and welcomes one pet, with access to WiFi and all linen and towels included. The property has its own patio area and a kitchen replete with microwave, iron, kettle and toaster. There’s private parking available for a single car or vehicle, too.

Right in the heart of the Lake District, take the time to explore the gorgeous Lake Windermere and the nearby Bowness on Windermere, as well as the historic town of Kendal only a few minutes away. Take a look out at dog friendly walks close to Cartmel Fell, Staveley and Selside, too – all of which are a few minutes away from the cottage.
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5. Kidsty Cottage in Penrith

Kidsty Cottage, near the Lake District, sleeps 2 and offers space for a dog,and guests can expect a ground flour room to shower in, complete with WC. Mod cons in the kitchen at the cottage include WiFi throughout, a washing machine, a TV and DVD unit, and a complete oven with hobtop.

Kidsty Cottage is close to the lovely village scenery of Shap, as well as walks along the magnificent River Lowther. You’ll also be able to take in the best of the Lake District from just a few miles away, and you’re in a great spot to explore wider Cumbria at your leisure, too. It’s an idyllic dog friendly base.
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6. The Old Apple Barn in Grange Over Sands

The Old Apple Barn sleeps 4 across 2 bedrooms, and you’re able to bring one dog with you to stay. It boasts its own enclosed garden, with a ground floor bathroom available for ease of access. There’s Wi-Fi available here, too, along with access to a DVD player and smart TV in the open plan lounge.

This delightful property is less than 5 miles away from Lake Windermere and is nr Cartmel, meaning that you can take your four legged friend with you to explore wonderful scenic walks and town centre scenes alike.
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7. The Dairy in Conistion

This lovely cottage sleeps 2 in one bedroom on the ground floor, and has space for one dog to join you on your stay. It has a woodburner stove, full access to broadband and parking for a single vehicle. This friendly cottage also presents its own garden, complete with furniture and a BBQ for summer dining.

This is a picturesque cottage location with lots to offer if you are looking for a luxury, romantic dog and pet friendly holiday. Less than 5 miles from local amenities but far enough away to feel secluded, this location is part of a private estate. You’re only a short drive away from Coniston Water, making it one of the best vantage point properties for lovers and walkers of dogs!
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8. Rockery House Cottage in Shap

Rockery House Cottage is friendly accommodation that sleeps 4 guests in 2 bedrooms, with provision for one dog. It offers full internet access as well as a kitchen complete with coffee machine, microwave, oven and dishwasher. You’ll also benefit from full central heating and separate bath and shower rooms.

This delightful breakaway cottage is one of the best properties available for lovers of pets, thanks to its closeness to both the main Lakes and the Fells. You are right on the doorstep of Hadrian’s Wall, too, meaning that exploring local history with your pets is always a distinct possibility.
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9. Nutwood Cottage in the Lakes

Nutwood Cottage offers 2 bedrooms and sleeps 4 guests, with a bathroom suite, full internet access and all your towels included. This cottage also welcomes one well behaved dog, too, and also has baby facilities such as a high chair available on request. There is also a garden out the back with a BBQ included.

This lovely location is one of many dog friendly holiday cottages in the region to offer you fantastic walking opportunities on your doorstep. You shouldn’t ever have too far to go to sample the local pubs and shops in Grange Over Sands, either. It’s based in the heart of Beatrix Potter country, meaning there’s lots of culture here to dive into, too.
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10. Bank Cottage in Greenodd

Bank Cottage, based in Cumbria, sleeps 4 guests across a king bed and 2 single beds, with parking completely free on-site. You will have access to private Wi-Fi, and, naturally, pets are allowed. This lovingly presented cottage also offers a modern kitchen suite complete with everything you’ll need during your holiday.

This ground floor cottage offers you and your pets access to lovely Greenodd, presenting a great dog friendly Lake District base for walkers, hikers and family holidays. There’s fish and chips, pubs and local cafes close by, meaning you have a wonderful village scene ready and waiting for you.
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11. Barnside Cottage in Milnthorpe

Barnside Cottage offers up space for 2 guests and is pet friendly, with Wi-Fi, a full kitchen complete with amenities and access to safety equipment. You also have your own outdoor space to enjoy, too, with parking also available at the property for free. There’s also storage for a bike here, too, if you want to explore the wider cycle paths.

Just a short drive down the road from the heart of the Lake District, this cottage offers you access to National Trust sites and the best views of the Yorkshire Dales. You’re based between the lovely locales of Hincaster and Crooklands.
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12. Kilndale Cottage in Lowestoft

Kilndale Cottage is a ground floor, one level property, which sleeps 4 and offers a double bed as well as a sofa bed. You’ll have access to full Wi-Fi on-site and will also be able to take advantage of a lovely interior fireplace and kitchen suite. Of course, it’s also worth noting that this property absolutely welcomes pets!

Close enough to the Lake District National Park for long walks with your dogs, this cottage also offers you clear access to the market scenes in Cockermouth, and you’ll also be able to take trips out fishing and cycling to your heart’s content.
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Types of Accommodation To Expect


With Hot Tubs

Breaks in the Lake District often have their own secluded hot tub. There are a couple on this page, but for a full collection of cottages in the Lake District that include hot tubs, see the link at the top of the page. Spend an evening relaxing in your tub, whilst watching the stars. Your dog will enjoy the Lake District just as much as you!

Hot tubs are becoming more and more commonplace at log cabin properties with gardens, for example. There are plenty of cottages that welcome pets and have private hot tubs also.

Properties By The Coast & Beach

Home to majestic lakes, mountains and a rugged coastline, the Lake District is an ideal destination for coastal properties. The golden beaches are perfect for letting your canine run for hours as you stroll spending time with the family.

The Lake District’s abundance of great walks means that many of the homes welcoming pets in our list will put you up close and personal with the best of the natural area.

Cheap Weekend Breaks

Our budget friendly breaks in the Lake District are a perfect alternative for those who are in need of a holiday without spending a fortune. You can rent one of the cottages for a long weekend at a bargain price whilst still enjoying all the luxuries on offer.

It’s cheaper than you think to take your pets with you to explore the Lake District National Park. Not every property will come with its own swimming pool or four poster bed, but we can guarantee you great value in all you’ll find here!

1-2 Night Self Catering

Our self-catering cottages to the highest standard, whether it’s a cottage, cabin or chalet your after, you will have everything you need for a memorable couple of nights without having to spend on meals out. The enclosed gardens make for a great area in which to rustle up a BBQ.

Take advantage of some you time – for both you and your pets! There’s no need to worry about hotel catering or menus.

About Holidays in the Lake District With Dogs

The Lake District in Cumbria is visited by almost 16 million people every year who travel to see the beautiful countryside, pretty villages and traditional pet-friendly market towns. With 16 lakes, numerous tarns and several waterfalls, our dog friendly cottages in the Lake District mean you are ideally placed to spend time by it all. With our self-catering properties, you’re sure to have an unforgettable holiday.

To get out onto the lakes themselves, there are organised boat tours, sailing courses, self-drive motors boats and paddle boarding options to book. The price range for such trips and adventures tends to be amazingly reasonable!

However, if you are serious about showing your pets the best of British countryside and Lakeland walks, then Cumbria is the place to be. Cumbria is a dog-friendly destination – strolls across fells with stops at country pubs are what breaks here are all about. When booking cottages here note there are 3 major towns in the Lake District, and you’ll see doggies with their owners in everyone. Keswick, (click here) Bowness-on-Windermere, Newby Bridge and Ambleside all offer shops, restaurants and coffee shops plenty when you need a distraction from the scenery.

It’s definitely worth looking for a location that’s less than 5 miles away from towns such as Newby Bridge, and close enough to the fabulous walks around lakes such as Tarn Hows and Lake Windermere. While looking for a property with an enclosed garden or even a hot tub, always be sure to find somewhere close by that your pets will love exploring.

Your pets are bound to love Cumbria and the Lake District – make sure to take a look at the best cottages and gardens in our list and book a getaway you and your furry friends deserve.

The Last Word

Even if you’re not a hiker, you’ll feel the urge to take long walks when you visit the Lake District with your pet. The Lake District National Park is truly massive – there’s so much to see and do out here, and it really would be a shame to leave your pooch out of the fun. That, of course, is why there are so many great dog friendly holiday cottages.

With your doggy best friend at your side, stride across the pretty landscape along lakes, beside waterfalls and to the top of peaks. And make sure you climb aboard a boat at least once during your stay – choose a day trip, a rowing boat or a motor cruiser and enjoy messing about on the lake.

There’s also plenty of local history and town scenes to explore around Cumbria and the Lakes. From Coniston Water to Bowness on Windermere, you’ll be able to take your pet with you on a variety of adventures both out in the rolling hills of Cumbria as well as the quaint, cobbled streets in and around the Lake District.

To end each fun-filled day, there’s nothing better than returning to one of our properties which are comfy, relaxing, peaceful and of course dog friendly.

With our selection of pet friendly cottages in the Lake District, finding your ideal retreat is a breeze. the Lake District National Park remains one of the best-loved and most-visited holiday destinations for couples and dog lovers up and down the UK.

Therefore, if you’re looking for a cottage that sleeps 2, sleeps 4 or sleeps 6, with all mod cons and a quaint Lake District appeal, there’s nothing to say you won’t be able to find a lovely breakaway for you and your dogs from season to season.

From a family run lodge park to an open plan Cumbria escape tucked away in the corner of the Lake District, there are tons of locations you and your pets can settle down in. The Lake District is great to visit all year round, too.

If your still browsing, see other great locations with our North West cottages for dogs.
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