Escape to the great outdoors and enjoy an unforgettable break with your four-legged friend at one of our dog-friendly log cabins in the Lake District. Whether you’re planning a weekend of adventure or perhaps one of complete tranquillity, this stunning national park offers the best of both worlds.
How about sinking into a soothing hot tub after a busy day exploring the lakes? We’ve got a massive selection of dog-friendly lodges with hot tubs - ideal for adding a little bit of luxury to your stay! From family-friendly lodges in holiday parks to secluded shepherds huts in the hills, we’ve got something for everyone.
Set around the many lakes of the national park is a lovely choice of quaint villages and thriving market towns. From the serene surroundings of Grasmere to the hustle and bustle of Keswick, there’s so much to see and do. Enjoy lakeside picnics, explore beautiful hillsides or simply snuggle up in your cosy cabin...
Best locations for a dog-friendly cabin in the Lake District
You’ll find plenty of beautiful towns and villages dotted around the Lake District. Here are a few of our favourites that offer fantastic dog-friendly attractions and accommodation.
Best for: Adventure seekers looking to sail, cycle and hike around the national park
Bowness-on-Windermere is a popular resort town, set right on the banks of Lake Windermere. Along its streets, you’ll find a number of traditional pubs, cafes and attractions - including the popular World of Beatrix Potter. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the abundance of walking, sailing, and cycling opportunities in the surrounding area.
Place to stay: Beech Hill Lodge is a spacious three-bedroom cabin in Bowness-on-Windermere, ideal for family holidays.
Best for: Having plenty of great shops, pubs and cafes on your doorstep
A small village nestled on the shores of Lake Windermere, Ambleside is a great choice for those who want to have plenty of amenities on their doorstep. As you stroll through its historic streets, you’ll find lots of independent shops and cafes selling regional produce. Be sure to sample an authentic sticky toffee pudding!
Place to stay: The Retreat is a dog-friendly Lake District cottage, sleeping up to four guests.
Best for: Taking your pup along the woodland trails outside the town
Keswick is a popular market town, close to the dramatic Derwentwater Lake. An ideal location for families, there’s usually plenty of events going on within the town throughout the year. It’s also close to a whole host of stunning woodland trails - great for letting the dogs run wild! After a busy day, retreat to one of Keswick’s many dog-friendly pubs.
Place to stay: Log Cabin in Cumbria is a pet-friendly lodge, located just outside of Keswick.
Best for: A quiet weekend break with your four-legged friend
What Grasmere lacks in size, it certainly makes up for in beauty. A small village in the heart of the Lake District, Grasmere is best known for its ties to William Wordsworth. The famed poet lived here for over 14 years, to which he described it as “the loveliest spot that man hath ever found”.
Place to stay: The New Lodge @ Applethwaite is a dog-friendly holiday cottage, ideally located just outside of the town.
Best for: Exploring the surrounding countryside with your dog
The quaint village of Hawkshead is the perfect choice for visitors who want to escape the crowds and enjoy a quiet weekend amongst nature. Set among rolling farmland and peaceful woodlands, you’ll find many opportunities for scenic walks with your four-legged friend.
Place to stay: How Beck is a dog-friendly lodge in Hawkshead. The open fire is lovely for snuggling up in front after a long day!
Best dog-friendly walks in the Lake District
There are so many gorgeous walking routes in the Lake District, so be sure to pack your boots! Here are just five of our favourite walks in the area, not far from some of our dog-friendly cottages.
1. Brant Fell
Walk length: Two miles
The walk up to the top of Brant Fell is pretty steep and muddy at times, but the views are definitely worth it! Overlooking the village of Bowness-on-Windermere, this is a fantastic route for warm, sunny days.
2. Wansfell and Stockghyll Force
Walk length: Just under four miles
Wansfell and Stockghyll Force is a circular route starting from the town of Ambleside. Along the way, you’ll see the gorgeous waterfall at Stockghyll Force and the small summit of Wansfell.
3. Keswick to Friars Crag
Walk length: Two and a half miles
Just a short stroll from the centre of the town, the Keswick to Friars Crag trail offers fantastic views of Derwentwater. It’s a relatively level walk, making it suitable for walkers and dogs of all ages and abilities!
4. Brackenfell & Alcock Tarn
Walk length: Just under four miles
A holiday in the Lake District just isn’t complete without a good hike on one of the days. The Brackenfell & Alcock Tarn trail is renowned for its glorious views, and you’ll find plenty of places to stop and have a picnic along the way too.
5. Tarn Hows
Walk length: Six miles
A popular landmark for both locals and tourists alike, Tarn Hows offers a blend of countryside and woodland - perfect for walks with your four-legged friend! While this particular stroll stretches around six miles, it’s definitely one that you can take at a slow pace.