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Windermere Cottages For Dogs

Dog friendly cottages in Windermere

Are you looking for the best dog friendly cottages in Windermere? The Lake District National Park is one of the best places for a pet friendly break, and for that reason, it shouldn’t take you too long to hunt down a cottage or two in the area that is dog friendly.

Lake Windermere is one of the best-known and best-loved of all the lakes. It’s ripe for some serious exploration! Check out the cottage and breakaway properties in Bowness on Windermere and beyond we’ve found for you and your pets below.

The Best Pet Friendly Holiday Cottages in Windermere

Pet friendly holiday cottages in Lake Windermere come in all shapes and sizes. Are you looking for a ground floor cottage with an open plan living space? What about a friendly bolthole with an open fire? Maybe you’re after all mod cons and access to Wi-Fi. Regardless, you and your dogs are going to want somewhere comfy and warm so that you can easily traverse the Lake District at your own pace.

More and more cottages and dog friendly properties are opening up in Bowness on Windermere and beyond. We’ve gone to the effort of finding some great picks for you to look into at your leisure.

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1. Lakefield Cottage in Hawkshead

This cottage in the heart of the Lake District National Park offers 1 bedroom and sleeps 2 people. This romantic retreat has space for one pet, and offers a lovely garden space for you to enjoy. There is an open plan living area as well as storage heaters, Wi-Fi and a full kitchen suite.

This fantastic cottage is within the grounds of Beatrix Potter’s former domicile, backing into her orchard. It overlooks Esthwaite Water, and you will be able to head out towards various village scenes and dog friendly walks with little issue. It’s wonderfully furnished, too.
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2. Holme Fell in Coniston

Holme Fell sleeps 4 people with 2 bedrooms, and has room for 2 pets. Both bedrooms are super king sizes, and you will also have access to a dining room built into a conservatory. Both front and back gardens here are enclosed, and you have mod cons such as Wi-Fi and kitchen facilities in a dishwasher, washing machine and microwave.

Holme Fell is one of our favourites in the list mainly thanks to its brilliant location. It’s well positioned for you to enjoy the best of Lake District National Park and the town of Bowness on Windermere, and you’re within reach of Coniston Water, too.
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3. Gilpin View in Crosthwaite

Gilpin View is a modern escape that sleeps 4 people with 2 bedrooms, and which has room for 2 pets (dogs) if they behave themselves! There is an open plan living space with dining room and kitchen attached, and you’ll also have your own private patio, too. The kitchen is stocked with a fridge, a freezer, washing machine, dryer and more.

This superb bolthole is a modern escape that’s replete with everything you need while still being out of the way in the wonderful countryside. You’re in a great spot to trail the pet friendly walks at the Lake District National Park and Kendal.
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4. Fishers Retreat in Windermere

Fisher’s Retreat is a terraced cottage in Lake Windermere which sleeps 6 people, has room for one dog and has 3 bedrooms. There is an enclosed garden as well as a bathroom on the ground floor. You will also find a kitchen, shower room and dining room on the lower ground floor, too. All your fuel and power comes inclusive.

Fisher’s Retreat is a fantastic spot if you want to take your pets around Queen’s Park, and it’s one of the best dog friendly cottages in the area for exploring Grizedale Forest and Bowness on Windermere. It’s a central escape.
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5. Rosthwaite Bungalow in Windermere

Rosthwaite Bungalow is a cosy ground floor apartment that’s actually super spacious on the inside! You can bring 2 pets, and the property sleeps 6 across 4 bedrooms. The kitchen comes with a fridge, a freezer, a double oven and more. It’s one of our favourites thanks to the fantastic living room with modern entertainment, too.

You are less than a mile away from some of the best loved attractions in the local area. Lakeland is only a few minutes down the road, as are local cafes and pubs. What more could you want from a pet friendly holiday escape?
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6. Stone Cottage in Staveley

Stone Cottage is in South Lakeland, and offers 1 bedroom, and sleeps 2. You can bring one dog with you here, and despite the rural appearance, it’s full of modern appliances and facilities you’ll rely on from day to day. There’s internet access, an open fire woodburning stove, a garden with lawn and BBQ facilities. Check out the entertainment on offer, too, and enjoy the charming, modern decor.

Deep in the heart of Lake Windermere, you’ll have access to local shops, cafes and business. It’s not too far for you to find the best walks in the Lake District National Park, either.
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7. Lower Thornbarrow in Droomer

Lower Thornbarrow is a commanding-looking bolthole that sleeps 4 people across 2 bedrooms. You can also bring 2 pets with you to enjoy your Lake District break. Offering a ground floor apartment and first floor apartment, there are en suite facilities, a smart TV and your own garden area, complete with BBQ set for sunny days.

Droomer is replete with nice shops and food and drink establishments. You’re really not far from the best of Bowness on Windermere, and the best walks – some of our absolute favourites – that the Lake District has to offer you and your dogs.
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8. Upper Thornbarrow in Droomer

Upper Thornbarrow, meanwhile, also sleeps 4 people with room for one pet. Another of our favourites, this quaint home offers a full bathroom suite as well as washing, drying and cooking in the kitchen. This roomy cottage has lots of storage and is furnished with modern looks.

This brilliant cottage retreat puts you close between the Lake District and Bowness on Windermere, meaning you can choose between lovely lakeland walks and town scenes and village fare whenever you like. The Thornbarrow collection is firmly in our list of favourites, and it offers a low price for pet lovers.
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9. The Pavillion in Windermere

The Pavilion is a bright and lovingly designed holidaying home which sleeps 4 people in 2 bedrooms, and there’s space for you to bring a dog. There is an open plan lounge as well as internet throughout, and an outdoor area where your pup can get a bit of sun. The TV living area is well stocked with games and entertainment.

Shops and restaurants are close by, meaning it is just a few minutes walk for you to get food and drink. You’re never too far from Windermere itself, and this is one of our luxury favourites that just so happens to be pet friendly.
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10. The Bothy in Pool Bank

The Bothy is a secluded Lake District cottage that sleeps 6 and which is ideal for pet owners. It makes for a great romantic escape, with a living room area and first floor apartment boasting a kitchen suite and gallery. The open fire wood burner helps to set the scene, and you’ll have modern fittings such as Tv, internet and DVD player.

This fantastic first floor cottage offers great farmland views as well as central access to Lake Windermere and the remaining lake District. It’s also only a short distance from shops and restaurants as and when you need them.
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11. The Annexe in Cartmel

The Annexe is a ground floor apartment and barn conversion, which sleeps 2 people in a cosy bedroom and with space for a pet. There is a stylish living room and modern fittings such as USB points and full internet. There is a kitchenette with modern fittings as well as a shower room that’s easy access.

The Annexe is a short walk from local dog trails of interest, and you won’t be too far from Cartmel, where you will find local shops, food and drink. You are only ever 5 miles away via car from the best of the Lake District and local Kendal.
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12. Broom Farm Bothy in Underbarrow

Broom Farm is a fabulous escape which offers space for pets, sleeps 2 guests, and offers breakfast items on arrival! There is a full dining suite in this stone built cottage, with ground floor amenities in terms of a living room and dining space. There are bedroom, bathroom and WC facilities on the first floor.

This domicile is in a great position for you to explore Windermere, Cumbria, Far Sawrey and more besides. There’s even an open fire burner here, too, meaning you and your pet can head back to cosy up in either the roomy lounge on the ground floor or bedroom nook.
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Types of Accommodation To Expect

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With Hot Tubs

Windermere is not just a place with stunning views and fantastic walks, flora and fauna to enjoy. There are plenty of cottages in Windermere with hot tubs, which are a perfect complement to a refreshing break in the Lakes. Wear yourself out, along with your eager four legged friend, walking the fells and exploring the lakeside woods. A hot tub is a great little addition to a dog friendly holiday, as you’ll have the chance to chill out at youir cottage after a long day of trailing Windermere, Coniston Water and beyond
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Properties By The Coast & Beach

Windermere boasts some of the most dramatic waterside views in the UK. The lake itself is over 10 miles long and a mile wide with cottages dotted all around. Everywhere you look is a panoramic view, and you’re never far from water. If you like fishing, you’ll love the freshwater sport all across the area. Your dog will be spoilt for choice of lakeside paths and wooded valleys to explore. That’s why cottages in Windermere and the town of Bowness on Windermere are so sought-after. Nothing really beats a cottage space that’s within walking distance of beautiful British nature.
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Cheap Weekend Breaks

A weekend away in the Lakes needn’t break the bank. Windermere has lots of affordable cottages and accommodation, and there’s no danger of missing out on the fabulous sights and free activities everywhere in the region. There’s also plenty of choice for canine friendly accommodation, so you don’t have to worry about leaving pooch at home. The shores of Lake Windermere are ideal for walking the pooch, which means it won’t ever be too hard for you to find that perfect lakeland cottage in the heart of Windermere. Filter through our favourites in the list above and maybe even find your own favourites in the process, too! Prices needn’t give youy a headache.
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1-2 Night Self Catering

A break away from it all doesn’t need to last for weeks. Quality time in the right Windermere cottages will put you right in a couple of days. Windermere is the perfect place to recharge your batteries with doggie at your side. You’ll find plenty to do from morning til night, and all at your own pace. Whether you’re looking for a cottage in Windermere that sleeps 4, sleeps 6, or sleeps 2 on a romantic break with 2 pets, self catering in the heart of Windermere is always nice and easy. Find yourself a lovely holiday cottage with a wood burner and open plan living room, and with access to the wonderful shores of Lake Windermere.

About Holidays in Windermere With Dogs

With so many great cottages, restaurants, pubs and activities welcoming dogs, Windermere is one of the top places to visit with your pet. The fact is, whether you suss out a holiday cottage with 1 bedroom, 2 bedrooms or more, you and your dog will never be too far away from a short walk or longer stroll with fantastic views.

As you can see from our cottage list, you’re never far from a human and doggie friendly place to stay, with loads of fantastic sights to see and things to do.

There are villages across the area which have retained their original character, often dating back 300 years. Some of the cottage locations we have found for you here give you access to plenty of these historic areas, meaning it really will feel as though you’re leaping back in time.

As well as enjoying the hundreds of miles of unspoilt hillsides and woodlands, you’re never far away from something nice to eat and drink to help you and your four-legged friend on your way. At the end of the day, there’s the relaxation of the cottages.

As you can see from our list of cottage spots in Windermere, there are plenty of different builds and choices. Looking for a hot tub? A fancy en suite? Maybe you fancy an open plan living area and dining room so you can really stretch out. From Far Sawrey to Bowness on Windermere, we have you and your pets completely covered.

Leaving your dogs at home while you go off on a break is no longer seen as the ‘done thing’. Our cottage favourites are more than open and welcoming to pet lovers, meaning all you normally have to do is ask. In some cases, you may not be able to let your dog on the first floor, but at least you’ll be able to bring 1 or 2 pets with you to enjoy the town of Bowness on Windermere or those fantastic lakeland walks. Your time in the Lake District should be built around your wants and needs!

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The Last Word

Windermere is bursting with opportunities to get out there and enjoy the very best of British nature. There may be not better corner of the UK from which you can enjoy the brilliant countryside. Why not find yourself a ground floor apartment or a well equipped cottage?

Based around the largest natural lake in the UK, the area has a history which not many people know about, as well as some of the most spectacular views in Britain. The Lake District remains immensely popular with families, couples and dog lovers up and down the country, and it’s not hard to see why.

There are plenty of walking routes, cycling trails and ample opportunities for other fun outdoor activities. Our list of dog friendly cottages out in Windermere all you to enjoy allow this just outside your front door.

Whether you want to explore the centre of Windermere, Cumbria and its fantastic greenery or the town of Bowness on Windermere, we’ve made sure to give you a fair selection of well equipped properties to act as bolt holes for you and your pets. In many cases, brilliant Lake District walks are only a few minutes’ drive away, and all of your daily amenities are just a few minutes’ walk from your front door.

If you’ve never taken the time to explore the wonderful world of Beatrix Potter and the luscious lakes, take a look through our Windermere cottage selection and find yourself a dog friendly holiday break you’ll remember fondly for the years to come.

We’ve also made sure to track down cottages offering plenty of space. If you need a cottage that sleeps 2, sleeps 4 or sleeps 6, we’ve made a point of finding some great spots. Many of the properties in our list of favourites will also put you within walking distance of local shops and restaurants, too.

Whether you need a smart TV and open plan living space to feel comfortable in a cottage is up to you – search the properties in our list and find those lake views you and your pets are crying out for!

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