21 Dog Friendly Lake District Cottages & Lodges (Plus 6 With Private Hot Tubs)

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Hand Picked Cottages & Cabins

Booking a holiday with your four-legged friends needn’t be difficult. The vast open spaces, lush valleys and rolling hills of this stunning National Park are a pet paradise.

Spend your days exploring the countryside with your beloved pet at your heels, enjoy lakeside picnics, woodland walks and incredible views across the tranquil lakes before relaxing in one of the many dog friendly cottages in the Lake District.

Westmorland Lodge

Westmorland Lodge

Superb timber lodge in a woodland retreat, perfect for one or two couples, a small family or group of friends looking for a country getaway. Custom built holiday lodge with French doors, a raised, private decked area and hot tub, garden furniture and patio. The open plan living area has a wood burner. Comfy leather sofa and wooden floors. Perfect for cozy evenings with a couple of four legged friends.

Cottages

Bedroom
2
Sleeps
4
Pets
2
Derwent Dale Cottage

Derwent Dale Cottage

Superb Lakeland cottage, built of local stone, with two storeys and three bedrooms, perfect for couples, a family, group of friends or colleagues. Caringly refurbished terraced family home, on the southern slope of Blencathra, with stunning views all around. The living and dining areas have beams and have a big, beamed archway in between. Cosy carpets and big sofas. Just right for sharing the evenings with a four legged friend.

Cottages

Bedroom
3
Sleeps
6
Pets
1
Curlew Lodge

Curlew Lodge

Brand new for 2019, a compact and stylish timber lodge in the Northern Fells, ideal for a romantic break or holiday with the kids. French doors and studio style lodge, with private patio and secluded four seater hot tub to the side. The living area is open plan, with direct access to the outdoors. Comfy sofa with great views. Ideal for cuddling up with a couple of four legged friends.

Cottages

Bedroom
2
Sleeps
4
Pets
2
Meadow View

Meadow View

Stunning 7 bedroom detached cottage in 2 acres of land on the Furness peninsula, ideal for groups of friends and family. Superb stone family home with courtyard, patio, barbecue and play areas for kids and adults alike, all a short drive from the Lake District. The lounge has a wood burner. Open plan living and dining areas with plenty of room. Perfect for sharing with up to 4 canine companions.

Cottages

Bedroom
7
Sleeps
18
Pets
3
The Stables

The Stables

Stunning converted stables sitting in 17 acres of land, with a private hot tub and spectacular views, perfect for a family or group holiday with a difference. Stylishly refurbished, slate farm buildings with open plan living area, private garden and views of the Lake District. The lounge and snug have wood burners. Wooden floors with comfy sofas. Ideal for sharing with one or two four legged friends in the evenings.

Cottages

Bedroom
1
Sleeps
2
Pets
2
Bank Cottage

Bank Cottage

Superb cottage overlooking the Solway Firth, ideal for two couples, a family or group of friends looking for a break by the sea. Perfectly updated original cottage with exposed beams, private patio with hot tub, and views of Scotland in the near distance. The lounge has a wood burner in original hearth. Fireside rug and panel floor. Just right for cozying up with a couple of four-legged friends for company.

Cottages

Bedroom
2
Sleeps
4
Pets
2
Willow Barn Cottage

Willow Barn Cottage

Willow Cottage and Owl Cottage are two charming converted properties. The detached 200-year old cottages keep many of their character features. The cottages are tucked away in a tranquil lane on the edge of the picture perfect village of Beckermet. Stylish decor and furnishings make the most of warm light and space. This is the perfect romantic retreat. Your cottage is sheared with barn owls for neighbours.

Cottages

Bedroom
1
Sleeps
2
Pets
2
Brow View Cottage

Brow View Cottage

Ravenstonedale is a quaint village in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Leave the car at the cottage and enjoy walks on Smardale with the family and the dog. For exploring further afield, Lake Windermere in the Lake District is about 45 minutes away, and the town of Kendal can be reached in about half an hour. ​ Brow View Cottage was originally the hay barn, and has been converted into a swish holiday home. From the large picture windows in the living room upstairs, the views towards the Howgills will take your breath away.

Cottages

Bedroom
2
Sleeps
5
Pets
2
Rose Cottage

Rose Cottage

Rose Cottage is the quintessential English holiday home. There are exposed beams, stone walls, a large fireplace and a log burning stove to mention just a few of the charming features found inside. Out the back is a small country garden area with a couple of patio chairs, just perfect for a couple and their dog. The village of Burton-in-Kendal is quiet and historical, and has its own pub and small local shop. Within a short drive there’s the town of Kendal, the Lake District, RSPB Leighton Moss and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty so there is plenty to explore nearby. Plus the coast and Morecombe Bay are only a few miles away too.

Cottages

Bedroom
1
Sleeps
2
Pets
1
​Ghyll Foot Cottage

​Ghyll Foot Cottage

Ghyll Foot Cottage welcomes in holidaymakers and their dogs with open arms. With plenty of long walks close by, there’s no need to jump in the car to get out an about in the Cumbrian countryside. But with Eden Valley and the North Pennines within easy striking distance, a short drive is all it takes to find woodlands, fells, mountains and dales. Carlisle and Penrith are both only 10 miles away for castles, shops, museums and restaurants to visit, so no matter what you want from your holiday, you’re bound to find it here.

Cottages

Bedroom
2
Sleeps
4
Pets
2
​Meadow Cottage

​Meadow Cottage

Meadow Cottage is in a semi-rural location not far from the village of Caldbeck. The cottage is a great place base for a family holiday, and the dog will love it here too. A shared field is next door for walkies on the lead, and there are pet-friendly pubs dotted all around serving hearty meals and cold drinks at lunchtime. The Lake District National Park is an easy drive away offering hikes in the glorious countryside. Head west to the coast, and there’s a rugged seaside to stroll along and Hadrian’s Wall is close by too.

Cottages

Bedroom
2
Sleeps
4
Pets
1
Woodside Cottage

Woodside Cottage

Woodside Cottage is a charming cottage ideally suited for couples and families looking for a luxurious home away from home holiday. This stunning cottage oozes opulence. A sunny and spacious lounge with a unique feature fireplace to keep the cottage warm all night. There are other superb features that make this cottage special. A contemporary bathroom with a roll top bath and an enclosed patio.

Cottages

Bedroom
3
Sleeps
6
Pets
3
Orchard Cottage

Orchard Cottage

These charming cottages have been expertly converted from a former barn. Now contemporary cottages but still retaining some of the original features. Cosy living space with a skylight to allow in extra sunlight. This warms the cottage and gives the interior a wonderful glow. These cottages are ideally suited for couples wanting a romantic time away and don't want to leave their four-legged friends behind.

Cottages

Bedroom
1
Sleeps
2
Pets
1
Blackhill Cottage

Blackhill Cottage

Blackhill is a detached property built for a couple wanting a romantic hideaway. Charming and cosy this recently renovated home is full of character. A comfy lounge with wood burner and leather sofa. Beautiful sunny enclosed garden with garden furniture. Your four-legged furry friend can join you in this sunny spot. You are only a few miles away from market villages, shops and pubs despite your rural location. It allows you to experience the tranquillity of the countryside, as well as the thriving market towns nearby.

Cottages

Bedroom
1
Sleeps
2
Pets
1
​The Cottage at 1710

​The Cottage at 1710

Escape the hurly burly of the big city by making your way to this delightful country cottage. Set in a peaceful village, the cottage has been completely refurbished and modernised but keeps much of its character. Beautiful and cosy open plan lounge with stunning wood burner. Spacious bedrooms and picturesque views of the lush farmland and countryside. Many local attractions on your doorstep and enough activities to keep everyone happy. A popular spot for families or small groups who are looking to relax in an idyllic environment surrounded by vast countryside walks and cycling routes.

Cottages

Bedroom
2
Sleeps
3
Pets
1
​Town Head Farm Cottage

​Town Head Farm Cottage

This delightful holiday home teeming with character is situated adjacent to the owner's farmhouse and set on the family-run sheep and dairy farm. A stunning real fireplace is the centrepiece of the luxurious open plan living area. A beautiful lawned enclosed garden with garden furniture is perfect for enjoying outdoor meals while your four-legged friends explore the surroundings. This rural hideaway is ideally located for various attractions in and around the area and is a great break for families with young children who love spending time outdoors.

Cottages

Bedroom
2
Sleeps
4
Pets
1
The Calf Shed

The Calf Shed

These charming one and two bedroom 18th-century barn conversions have been beautifully transformed into cosy accommodation. Situated behind the owner’s home, these holiday cottages offer luxury and comfort with their own outside sitting areas. Ideal for a romantic getaway or family and friends just wanting to escape and unwind. Harbut Law Holiday Cottages are also a great destination to bring your doggies with you as there are plenty of walks, cycling routes and days out on your doorstep.

Cottages

Bedroom
1
Sleeps
2
Pets
1
​Townend Cottage

​Townend Cottage

Townend Cottage is a charming cottage ideally suited for a romantic couple celebrating a special occasion or just wanting some time alone. Beautifully refurbished in 2018 this stunning cottage is now sunny and spacious with a large conservatory/dining room overlooking the enclosed backyard garden. The lounge has a superb wood burner. Perfect for cuddling up at night. Relax on the luxurious leather sofas with your four-legged friend at your feet.

Cottages

Bedroom
1
Sleeps
2
Pets
2

Prefer a Luxury Lodge?

​Keswick Reach Lodge Retreat

​Keswick Reach Lodge Retreat

Keswick Reach Lodge Retreat is an award-winning resort inside the stunning Lake District National Park. Surrounded by spectacular countryside, there are walking paths that start on the edge of the holiday park so you don’t have to go far to explore the great outdoors. Within a few minutes’ drive, you can reach the town of Keswick, Derwentwater lake, Ullswater and Whinlatter Forest Park for a change of landscape. Each lodge has been elegantly furnished and fitted with luxurious extras like a dishwasher, flat-screen TV and sumptious sofas. The upgraded accommodation comes with a hot tub or a wood burner to make your stay special.

Lodges

Bedroom
3
Sleeps
6
Pets
2
​Thanet Well Lodge Retreat

​Thanet Well Lodge Retreat

For a quiet lodge break with your dog away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, book a lodge at Thanet Well Retreat. The holiday park is surrounded by the Lake District National Park with views towards Blencathra Fell. There are 2 and 3 bedroom lodges available, and they are all comfy, spacious and the perfect base to relax in. Ullswater is the second largest body of water in the Lake District, measuring 9 miles long it's an incredible site to see. With Keswick just 20 minutes’ away, you can shop, dine and book outdoor activities not far from the holiday home. And if you long for a wild walk along a coastal path, the sea is around 28 miles to the west, you can drive there in under an hour.

Lodges

Bedroom
3
Sleeps
6
Pets
2
​Ullswater Heights

​Ullswater Heights

Ullswater Heights is a brand new resort for 2019. The location is perfect for a pet-friendly property – slap bang between the Lakes District, the Yorkshire Dales and the North Pennines. And they all welcome dogs as well. With a bar and restaurant on site, and a children’s play area too, everything you need is at your fingertips.

Lodges

Bedroom
3
Sleeps
6
Pets
2

Accommodation 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 with hot tubs, see the link below. Spend an evening relaxing in your tub, whilst watching the stars. Your dog will enjoy the Lake District just as much as you!

Coastal Cottages to Rent

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

Cheap Weekend Breaks

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

1-2 Night Self Catering

Our self-catering accommodation is 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. Our enclosed gardens make for a great area in which to rustle up a BBQ.

Romantic Stays

Home to vast trails, cycling routes and local country pubs, the Lakes is a superb destination for a romantic retreat with your dog. Enjoy one of our cosy cottages with the open fire and a glass of bubbly, right in the heart of Cumbria!

About Lake District Holidays 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 pet friendly cottages in the Lake District mean you are ideally placed to spend time by it all. With our self-catering properties, your 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.

Cumbria is a dog-friendly destination – strolls across fells with stops at country pubs are what breaks here are all about. There are 3 major towns in the Lake District, and you’ll see doggies with their owners in every one. Keswick, Bowness-on-Windermere and Ambleside all offer shops, restaurants and coffee shops a plenty when you need a distraction from the scenery. 

Your pet is bound to love this place!

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.

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.

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 dog friendly cottages in the Lake District, finding your ideal retreat is a breeze.

More Places To Stay

If your still unsure on where to book, see this page for other great destinations. 

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