Your dog will love a cottage holiday in Grasmere
Set right in heart of the Lake District, Grasmere has plenty to offer dog owners. Better than that, it’s an endless cocktail of scents, walks and exciting scenery for our canine counterparts, too! Book one of our dog-friendly cottages in Grasmere and you and your pooch will be within a stick’s throw of some of the area’s best attractions.
Before you get out and about, it’s worth knowing where you and your dog can enjoy a quiet bite to eat. In addition to offering superb sandwiches and a good selection of teas and coffees, Baldry’s Tea Room has a secret stash of treats for your four-legged friend; the ideal place for a bit of brunch. If you’re looking for an evening meal, it doesn’t come much better than Tweedies Bar on Red Bank Road. You’ll find excellent, home-cooked pub grub, some well-chosen wines and ales, and a log-fire for your puffed-out pooch to curl up in front of.
With the stunning scenery of the Lake District surrounding our dog-friendly cottages in Grasmere, you’ve got some of the best walks in the UK on your doorstep. For something a bit different, why not book a couple of seats for you and your furry friend, aboard the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway?
Dog-friendly things to do
Grasmere and the Lake District have all the right ingredients for a holiday to set even the limpest of tails wagging! To help you decide where to start, we’ve put together a list of a few of our favourite dog-friendly places to go:
Windermere Lake Cruises
The jewel in the Lake District’s crown, a cruise on Lake Windermere is the best way to leave your stresses and strains behind you. Using Windermere Lake Cruises, you can take a ride on one of their steam-boats or, if you and your pooch prefer, take something smaller. Dogs travel free of charge!
Lingholm Kitchen and Walled Garden
Just half an hour’s drive from Grasmere, the Lingholm Kitchen and Walled Garden is perfect for dogs and their owners. Once Beatrix Potter’s holiday home, it now offers beautiful, landscaped gardens, a café and gift shop. As long as your marvellous mutt is on a lead, he’ll be more than welcome.
For some sea air and the chance to dip into the Lake District’s past, drive the hour’s journey east to Ravenglass. There, you’ll find Muncaster Castle, set in over 77 acres of woodlands. While there are parts where you’ll need your lead, much of the grounds are suitable for letting your furry friend run free. Once you’re done, Seascale Beach is little more than 10 minutes’ drive away.