Dog Friendly Log Cabins in the Lake District: 15 Lodges

Handpicked Log Cabin Retreats 

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


We find the best dog friendly lodges in the Lake District, so you don't have to!

dog friendly Lake District log cabins
Penrith, Lake District

A bright and welcoming, modern property, this is an excellent base for up to 4 to explore the peaceful countryside of Cumbria. Visit the scenic lakeside village of Ullswater, just a short drive away, before retiring to the comfort of your private hot tub or the warmth of the fire.

Eskdale, Lake District

Set in the picturesque valley of Eskdale, this spacious lodge can comfortably sleep 6, with space for up to 3 dogs to come along and enjoy the peaceful countryside. Explore the beauty of the fells and the nearby River Esk, or visit the historic Roman forts and Muncaster Castle

Eskdale, Lake District

Enjoy basking in the beauty of the surrounding orchard whilst warming up by the wood-burner in this cosy Cumbrian cabin. Perfect for larger families, with room for up to 6 and 3 dogs, enjoy the shared games room and playground, or take to the local pond for some rafting.

Penrith, Lake District

In a great location to explore Eden Valley, the rugged Scottish Borders and the beautiful local coastline, this bright and inviting cabin is great for small families and couples that want to escape to the country. Enjoy relaxing in the hot tub after wandering the peaceful local trails.

Penrith, Lake District

A homely and contemporary property, just a short drive from the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this 2 bedroom home can comfortably sleep 4 with room for 2 furry friends. Visit the local pub, just a short stroll away, and sample the traditional fare of Cumbria.

Caldbeck, Lake District

From its superb location in the heart of the Lake District National Park, this stylish property offers spectacular views from the comfort of its delightful private patio. Visit the local village of Caldbeck, and explore a great range of traditional pubs and independent shops and eateries.

Coniston Water, Lake District

A splendid detached lodge with 1 double bedroom and bathroom, as well as a shower room. Enjoy the hot tub under a shelter or enjoy the cosy lounge with a TV. A short walk from the cabin is Coniston Water where you can try canoeing, sailing or fishing. 

Ambleside, Lake District

This woodland retreat has one double and one twin room with a shower room as well. There is a vast range of onsite facilities including a sauna, swimming pool and jacuzzi. Due to its woodland setting, there are various cycling routes and Windermere and Bowness is a short trip by car.

Ullswater, Lake District

This 3 bedroom cabin has a double, twin and single with a shower room. There is a TV with a Roku streamer, a washing machine and a private garden area with seating. Further afield is Ullswater about 4 miles away and the market town of Penrith is 3 miles.

Calthwaite, Lake District

Ideal for a small family, this well-equipped lodge has one king-size room, one twin room, and an en suite shower room. There’s a smart TV in both bedrooms and out the front there’s a decking area with seating and a barbecue, and parking for two cars as well as a private hot tub. Force waterfalls are just a short drive, whilst you can always take a trip on the Ullswater steamers or head into the beautiful Eden Valley surrounded by wildlife.

Eskdale, Cumbria

A beautiful open plan log cabin with three bedrooms and two family bathrooms. Outside there is a decking area with seating overlooking the countryside whilst in the lounge, there is a smart TV, as well as a freezer washing machine and dishwasher in the open plan kitchen. Head into Bowness, Ambleside and central Lake District and enjoy the miles of walks and fells on your doorstep.

Keswick, Lake District

A unique pod-style accommodation ideal for a couple, wanting a romantic retreat. It has one shower room and one bedroom and there is also parking for one vehicle as well as a jacuzzi for yourself. You’re based on a working sheep farm, but you’re still close to the Northern Fells and you are only four and a half miles away from the market town of Keswick situated in the beautiful countryside.

Ambleside Village, Lake District

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 the shared swimming pool, a sauna and a jacuzzi during the clement months.

Grange Over Sands, Lake District

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.

Caldbeck Village, Lake District

This secluded, roomy cabin sleeps 4 people and has space for one pet. There are 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.

What To Expect

A place for everyone

  • Countryside views
  • Sea views
  • Lakes and mountains 
  • Walks from the door
  • Coastal paths 
  • Countryside trails 
  • Adventure days
  • Dog walks
  • Family attraction
  • Seaside and rural location

Luxury features

  • Outdoor tub
  • Woodburning stove
  • Private enclosed garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Pub within walking distance
  • Off road parking
  • En-suite bedrooms
  • Four poster bed
  • Open plan living
  • Open fire

Why Choose Log Cabins in the Lake District

Cheap Lodge 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!

Self Catering Lodges

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!

Lodges by the Lakes

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 dog friendly 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.

About Breaks in the Lakes with Dogs

If you have ever been on a quiet and relaxing holiday in the Lake District before, then you’ll know it’s a wonderful central location for some dog 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!

The log cabin holidays with dogs in the Lake District are made that little bit more special when you specifically book a lodge holiday that enjoys a peaceful location. 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.

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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There are many dog friendly attractions across the region as well as hundreds of scenic fabulous walks for dogs and pet trails. The Lake District is one of the most pet friendly places in the UK so there’s always a day out or a pub to visited.

Some will be, a lot of the cabins in the Lake District National Park and across Cumbria are situated on a family friendly holiday park. For something more private refresh your search for rural log cabins.

Just like a holiday park, these dog friendly Lake District log cabin rentals are usually a minimum 3 night stay, of course you can stay longer and book a lovely weeks holiday but unfortunately you will need to try places like Airbnb if you want to book for just 1 night.

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