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Lake District Lodges For Dogs

Dog friendly lodges in the Lake District

Have you ever had the chance to explore the Lake District before? What about with pets? From Windermere to Coniston, Lakes country really is ideal for getting around with your pet. There are also plenty of dog friendly lodges in the Lake District, too!

For this guide, we have taken a look at the best log cabins the Lake District has tio offer for pet lovers right now. We want to make sure you have access to peace, comfort and all the best walks around the water’s edges – dive into our list and start planning ahead.

The Best Pet Friendly Lodges in the Lake District

Holiday lodges in the Lake District are getting more and more popular. More so, too, are the dog friendly cabins you’re likely to spot close to towns and villages in the region. Whether you want to explore Coniston Water or want to trail Windermere with your pet, there’s lots of room.

Find yourself a brilliant open plan living space complete with lots of room for your four legged friend! Choose a hot tub, a log cabin facade, an open fire, you name it – we’ve gone to the effort of hunting down some brilliant cabins in the region we know you’ll love.
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1. Blelham Tarn, Ambleside

Blelham Tarn is a cosy, wooded log cabin retreat that sleeps 4 guests. It is completely pet friendly and has 2 bedrooms. Towels are inclusive in the price you pay and you can bring 2 dogs. There is a decking an BBQ space available for you to enjoy just outside.

Based in the Langdale Valley, this pet friendly log cabin is surrounded by woodland. It offers a great base for exploring Lake District walks and adventures close by, and is also close to communities in Ambleside, Oxen Fell, Elterwater and Grasmere. You’ll even have access to a pool hall onsite!
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2. Herdy View Lodge, Ullswater

This stunning pet friendly lodge sleeps 5 guests across 3 bedrooms. It has an open plan living area and offers a kitchen space that backs in. It offers a wood burner and has a small garden space, along with parking for two cars. You’ll also have your own firepit.

This Ullswater holiday lodge is perfect for dog friendly holidays thanks to the ease of access to the Eden Valley as well as the best of the Lake District. It is one of few dog friendly lodges on our list offering a farmside location. You are not far from walking routes.
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3. Ramblers Rest Lodge, Windermere

This bright, ground floor holiday lodge in the Lake District is dog friendly and sleeps 4 people at a time. It has 2 bedrooms and an open plan living space, along with a modern TV unit. There is fitted kitchen, and access to leisure facilities. There’s a family bathroom, too.

Based in the heart of Windermere itself, this is an authentic log cabin based in Limefitt Park, close to the villages of Troutbeck and Troutbeck Bridge. It’s an ideal dog friendly escape if you want access to walks close to the biggest of the lakes. There’s a swimming pool nearby, too.
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4. Lancaster Lodge, South Lakeland

This holiday cabin sleeps 6 guests and offers space for one dog on its best behaviour! There are 3 bedrooms with an open plan lounge, kitchen and all mod cons. Internet access is available, and you have an enclosed decking area outside. Everything is on the ground floor for convenience.

This popular lodge has facilities on site in the shape of a bar and restaurant with an extensive menu. Just outside the lovely town of Carnforth, you are only a short drive from Morecambe for seaside fun and wonderful ocean views. Kirkby Lonsdale, too, is only a few minutes’ north east.
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5. Links Lodge, Flookburgh

This delightful cabin sleeps 6 people across 3 bedrooms. Dogs have a place here too, with room for one pooch. Everything is in place on the ground floor. There’s a living room and kitchen combi, four TVs throughout, and WiFi access. There’s even a hot tub and patio area.

Based right on the coast, this wonderful holiday spot gives you access to the best Lake District walks around. You’re just outside Grange-over-Sands, and popular National Trust sites such as Sizergh and Fell Foot Park are only a few minutes’ drive away. There are lots of lovely dog walks!
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6. Lakeview Lodge, South Lakeland

This bright, leisure park lodge offers space that sleeps 6, with room for two dogs of medium size. Three bedrooms are on the ground floor, with ensuite in two doubles. There’s a kitchen, living room and dining area, and a full shower room. WiFi and smart TV facilities are available.

Dog friendly lodges at this holiday park even benefit from their own lakes! However, walks around the Lake District are never too far away. You’re close to Carnforth and Milnthorpe, with the historic town of Kendal only a short drive to the north. Check out Morecambe Bay, too!
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7. Seathwaite Tarn, Ambleside

Seathwaite Tarn is one of the most authentic pet friendly log cabins on this list. It sleeps 4 people with space for one dog, and it has two bedrooms. There’s a patio area with BBQ, and you’ll also have access to shared swimming pool, a sauna and jacuzzi during the clement months.

Beyond the brilliant facilities, this lodge is right in the heart of the Lake District National Park. You’re close to Bowness for your village and shopping amenities. However, you are otherwise surrounded by glorious countryside and Lake District walks – with the A591 easily connecting you to other local attractions.
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8. The Hare, Caldbeck

This secluded, roomy cabin sleeps 4 people and has space for one pet. There is a king size bedroom and a double room, as well as a decking spot with fantastic views. There is a smart TV, a shower room and your own ensuite. The kitchen comes with all mod cons.

You’re right at the top edge of the Lake District National Park! It offers amazing fell views -The Hare’s one of our favourite dog friendly lodges in the area. Take a look at Keswick for daily amenities. The city of Carlisle and the Solway Coast are easy to get to.
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9. Mill Lodge, Cockermouth

Mill Lodge is a wonderful Lake District holiday spot that offers space to sleep 4. There’s space for 2 dogs here, too. There are three bedrooms, towels and linen inclusive, a kitchen suite, wet room and separate toilet. There’s also a BBQ set and plenty of entertainment available.

Only a short walk from local pubs and shops, this lodge sits at the north west of the Lake District National Park. Great for green walks through the Lake District as well as coastal jaunts up in Marypool, you really get the best of both worlds as a dog owner up here.
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Types of Accommodation To Expect


With Hot Tubs

If you’ve never chilled out in a hot tub before, you are really missing out. Soothe away a day of dog walking and dive into a Jacuzzi right on your very own patio in the heart of the Lake District. Not all lodges come with tubs – keep your eyes peeled!

Properties By The Coast & Beach

Of course, one of the best reasons to take your dog to a detached lodge in the Lake District is for all the waterside walks. We’ve found lodges and log cabin spaces that are not only pet friendly, but which will also put you within walking distance of the best trails close by.

Cheap Weekend Breaks

If you’re looking for an affordable break in the Lake District with your pets, there’s no need to compromise. Take your partner, family and or your four legged friend for a lakeside stay that’s affordable and memorable for all the right reasons, time and time again. These properties are truly wonderful!

1-2 Night Self Catering

Self catering is often the best way to set up a pet friendly holiday in the Lake District. Even if you only want to spend a couple of nights close to the lakes, some of the properties we found for you will gladly welcome you. Take a load off!

About Holidays in the Lake District With Dogs

If you have ever been on holiday in the lake District before, then you’ll know it’s a wonderful central location for some of the best pooch friendly walks and countryside vistas this end of the country has to offer. Lake Windermere in itself is perhaps the most majestic spot for you to visit on your holiday trails, however, you should also make a point of exploring Coniston Water and the local village scenery. You might even find a few quaint dog friendly pubs close to your location, too!

Holidays in the Lake District are made that little bit more special when you specifically book a lodge holiday. Holiday lodges and chalets really do match the wonderful lakeside aesthetic! What’s more, a lodge holiday close to the glistening waters and countryside trails in the region will really be magical for dogs in search of new things to sniff out.

The Last Word

If you really want to get up close and personal with the great outdoors, then the Lake District is always going to be your ideal breakaway. Even more so, of course, if you have pets and want to stretch their legs in a truly beautiful location. The walking routes here go on for miles and miles, meaning that even the most energetic pooch will find plenty to see and do here.

You should also make a point to book yourself in for a log cabin break. The lakes have this fantastic, natural beauty to them that’s made all the more special with an authentic cabin. However, just because you’re staying in a cabin on the shores of Lake Windermere doesn’t mean you get to go without all mods cons. Far from it, in fact.

We’ve hunted down stylish chalets and cabins that boast Wi-Fi, smart TVs, modern kitchen essentials and more besides. We’ve made sure to find rustic properties that are modern and convenient, while still within walking distance of the best that the lakes have to offer.

Dog friendly lodges in the lake District are truly magnificent. They have plenty of room, offer lots of easy access to the great outdoors, and will also give you and any other humans you bring with you plenty of home comforts! It’s also amazing how much peace and quiet you can get out here, too – even in the heart of the Lake District, it’s always really easy to break away onto walking routes where you are far from the madness of the cities and towns beyond.

However, do also take the time to explore the local village and town scenes! The Lake District is about more than just – well – lakes. Whether you’re staying in a secluded lodge or are based in a quiet holiday park, you might want to take a look out at the town of Keswick, or Bowness on Windermere itself, which offers all the sleepy village essentials you’ll likely be reading about before you depart!

Above all, we’ve gone to the effort to find dog friendly holiday spots in the Lakes that we know you’ll want to come back to again and again. Dog friendly lodges are popping up more and more around the shores of Lake Windermere and beyond, so now really is the time to take full advantage. Click through and take a look at booking at one of our top picks above.

More and more dog friendly lodges in the Lake District are appearing – but they are getting snapped up fast! Book now while you can.

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