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Dog Friendly Cottages Lake District

If you let your dog plan their perfect getaway, there's a good chance they'd book a short break in the heart of the Lake District. They've probably read our guide on reasons to take your dog on your family holiday, which named the Lake District as one of best places to take your four legged friend away, after all! Home to England's highest mountain, largest lake and (quite possibly) the most charming pet-friendly cottages, this national park welcomes nearly 16 million satisfied holidaymakers every year, making it one of the most visited destinations in the UK.

As far as our four-legged friends are concerned, the Lake District is one large playground. From splashing through Lake Windermere to bounding down Scafell Pike, to them, every inch of this national park is an adventure waiting to happen.

As well as being full of outdoor fun, the Lake District is quite a spectacle to admire. Renowned across the world for its dramatic scenery, the area is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It stands boldly alongside the Taj Mahal and the Great Barrier Reef as a 'site of outstanding importance to the common heritage of humankind'.

The world's finest walking routes

Nothing gets tails wagging like the word 'walk'. As much as you might love the great outdoors, it's got nothing on how our four-legged friends get at the thought of bounding down bright green hills and splashing through woodland streams.

Almost nowhere does walking routes as well as the Lake District. To many, the national park is a series of gorgeous strolls and world-class views. To find one, all you'll need to do is step outside, pick a direction and enjoy the incredible sights along the way.

However, if you're after a Dog Friendly Cottages favourite, we recommend Orrest Head. Famous for being the first fell climbed by the avid hillwalker and guidebook author, Alfred Wainwright, this short stroll through Bowness on Windermere can be completed in just over an hour. Yet, you'll still manage to see the park's most stunning spots.

Whinlatter Forest in the Lake District features as a pace to visit in our guide: Colour Therapy Holidays, which helps find the perfect dog friendly lodge break for you using the psychology of colour in the autumn.

Magnificent mountains and the best walk in Britain

If your dog's got a little extra energy to burn off, why not take a crack at one of the area's many mountain strolls. Cumbria boasts the ten tallest mountains in England (that's right, all ten!). With all those peaks comes dozens of spectacular hikes for any pooch whose grown restless strolling down streets in the city.

At 978 metres, Scafell Pike has the highest, and most famous, peak in England. With dozens of routes to the top, almost every walker can tick this magnificent mountain off their to-do list. However, our top pick, is the walk up Helvellyn. This is England's third-highest peak and was officially voted 'Britain's best walk'. While relatively tricky, it serves up stunning sights of everything the Lake District does best - water, wildlife and wondrous hills.

Award-winning food and drink

The Lake District isn't just for sightseers, it's a haven for foodies too. Thanks to its rich and fertile land, Cumbria is home to a world-renowned range of incredible local produce. The lakes provide the perfect place to grow gorgeous organic vegetables and rear fell bred lamb. Not to mention, there'll be more than enough Cumberland sausage and Kendal mint cake to go round.

Wherever you stay in the Lake District, you'll be near an array of award-winning restaurants, most of whom are dog-friendly! You and your four-legged friends can pick between historic pubs serving hearty meals or Michelin star restaurants offering fine dining.

Friendly accommodation for every excursion

A lot of the time, booking breaks where your dog is welcome means sacrificing on quality. Well, with us, nothing could be further from the truth. Whichever part of the Lake District you're heading for, and however many hounds you're bringing along for the ride, we'll make sure you find the perfect cosy cottage, with whatever amenities you're craving.

Maybe you fancy a short break on a vintage farmstead so your pooch can play sheepdog for the day? Or perhaps you're after a quaint log cabin where you can curl up in front of an open fire? How about adding a little decadence to your dog-friendly holiday cottage, with a soothing outdoor hot tub? Whatever your holiday dreams may be, tell us, and we'll help them come true.

Nearby locations for dog friendly holiday cottage in the Lake District

Check out our favourite Lake District destinations for pet friendly cottages below. Many are situated within reach of pet friendly pubs, walking routes and also feature an enclosed garden too.

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Lake District Cottages

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Cottage in Cumbria

Cumbria

Cottage in Cumbria

Ref: S421807

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Make a romantic retreat to this delightful, stone, barn style cottage, nestled in a secluded setting, near the village of Low Lorton, 6 miles from Keswick. Two guests and a pair of happy hounds are welcome to stay at the one bedroom property,...

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£130

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Log Cabin in Cumbria

Cumbria

Log Cabin in Cumbria

Ref: S367738

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This pod is spacious and comfortable, finished to a high standard throughout with lots of attention to detail. It is situated on a working sheep farm, surrounded by the Northern Fells with fabulous views towards Blencathra. Although the location...

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£210

per night
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  • Last Minute Cottages - Lake Lodge

Cumbria

Lake Lodge

Ref: S281844

Reviews 23

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The vibrant twin towns of Bowness and Windermere hold enduring appeal for visitors to the Lake District National Park, with each providing a range of nearby attractions, amenities, shops and restaurants to suit all tastes. A variety of boat trips...

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£111

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  • Last Minute Cottages - The Lodge

Cumbria

The Lodge

Ref: S13038

Reviews 79

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The small village of Newby Bridge takes its name from the five arched stone bridge built in 1651 over the River Leven. Lake Windermere is within reach, along with the Aquarium of the Lakes, the picturesque village of Hawkshead and Hill Top, the...

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£104

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Log Cabin in Cumbria

Cumbria

Log Cabin in Cumbria

Ref: S376533

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Only 4 miles from the market town of Keswick, this is the perfect base to get out and explore the Northern Lakes and fells. The pretty village of Threlkeld is just over a mile away, it has a couple of great country pubs, a golf course and a...

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£151

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Cottage in Cumbria

Cumbria

Cottage in Cumbria

Ref: S421839

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Surrounded by a spectacular landscape of mountains and forest, this romantic bolthole is the ideal place to escape from it all. Snuggle up next to the roaring wood burner after a long fell walk or unwind in the vast garden, sipping wine on the sun...

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£85

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Cottage in Cumbria

Cumbria

Cottage in Cumbria

Ref: S367725

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This beautifully styled pod is situated on a working sheep farm surrounded by the Northern Fells and has stunning views towards Blencathra. The village of Threlkeld is just over a mile away with some lovely country pubs, a cricket pavilion and a...

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£159

per night
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  • Last Minute Cottages - Craftsman Cottage

Cumbria

Craftsman Cottage

Ref: S282015

Reviews 44

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The picturesque village of Hawkshead still retains the charm and character that so endeared it to its most famous residents - William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter. Visitors can wander the wealth of tiny alleyways, thoroughfares, archways and...

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£218

per night
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  • Last Minute Cottages - Meadow Syke Barn

Cumbria

Meadow Syke Barn

Ref: S696820

Reviews 18

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Askham is a tiny community in rural Nottinghamshire that is only a short distance from the A57 and the A1. The community has a pub. Only 11 miles separate you from Sherwood Forest, where the Robin Hood visitors centre offers lovely woodland treks...

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£237

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Watersong

Cumbria

Watersong

Ref: S778016

Reviews 5

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Nestling at the head of Coniston Water, the pretty village of Coniston is surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery in the Lake District National Park, making it a superb base for touring, with Hawkshead, Ambleside, Windermere and Grasmere...

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£96

per night
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  • Last Minute Cottages - Dovecot Cottage

Cumbria

Dovecot Cottage

Ref: S366284

Reviews 28

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Situated in the heart of the Lake District National Park is the lovely village of Grasmere, probably best known as the home of William Wordsworth, a place he once described as "The most loveliest spot that man hath found". Any visit to Grasmere...

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£70

per night
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  • Last Minute Cottages - Lake Lodge Studio

Cumbria

Lake Lodge Studio

Ref: S281706

Reviews 31

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The vibrant twin towns of Bowness and Windermere hold enduring appeal for visitors to the Lake District National Park, with each providing a range of nearby attractions, amenities, shops and restaurants to suit all tastes. A variety of boat trips...

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£62

per night
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  • Last Minute Cottages - Log Cabin in Cumbria

Cumbria

Log Cabin in Cumbria

Ref: S233922

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The log cabin is set in an idyllic woodland surrounding which is situated between Ambleside and Skelwith Bridge, with a variety of local pubs, restaurants, cafes and numerous shops for you to explore. Nearby you also have a vast choice of walking...

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£102

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Cottage in Cumbria

Cumbria

Cottage in Cumbria

Ref: S376561

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This cute pod is situated on a working sheep farm, surrounded by stunning picture postcard countryside and fells. Springtime is a special time of year to visit when the lambs are a joy to watch! Threlkeld village, with its country pubs, cricket...

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£154

per night
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  • Last Minute Cottages - The Chapel

Cumbria

The Chapel

Ref: S194633

Reviews 27

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The Chapel at Po House is a magnificently converted 17th-century chapel. Retaining its original features including chapel style windows, oak beams and slate floors. The open plan bedroom and living area with log burner ,laid ready to light, is...

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£127

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Log Cabin in Cumbria

Cumbria

Log Cabin in Cumbria

Ref: S367681

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This pod is beautifully finished, situated on a working sheep farm surrounded by stunning picture postcard open countryside. In the springtime the lambs are a joy to watch! Threlkeld village is just over a mile away with a couple of lovely country...

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£212

per night
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  • Last Minute Cottages - Howes Beck Cottage

Cumbria

Howes Beck Cottage

Ref: S123311

Reviews 80

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Renowned for its wealth of specialist shops, the sandstone buildings of Penrith hide intriguing yards, lanes and alleyways, with a myriad of attractive cottages, gardens and little shops. With a wide choice of excellent pubs, hotels, restaurants...

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£75

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Gilson

Cumbria

Gilson

Ref: S216697

Reviews 37

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The village of Far Sawrey has a pub/restaurant, whilst Bowness, with all its shops, restaurants and leisure facilities, is just a short distance across the lake by ferry. Also close by is ‘Hill Top’, once the home of Beatrix Potter, and Hawkshead...

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£57

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Ashmead Cottage

Cumbria

Ashmead Cottage

Ref: S819025

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The picturesque village of Hawkshead still retains the charm and character that so endeared it to its most famous residents - William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter. Visitors can wander the wealth of tiny alleyways, thoroughfares, archways and...

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£93

per night
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Pets go free
Pets can stay at this property for free
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  • Last Minute Cottages - Yew Tree Cabin

Cumbria

Yew Tree Cabin

Ref: S695135

Reviews 7

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The picturesque village of Pooley Bridge sits on the northerly edge of Lake Ullswater in the Lake District National Park. The name Pooley came to be due to the forming of a large pool, which was left by the fast flowing River Eamont, and the word...

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£108

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Log Cabin in Cumbria

Cumbria

Log Cabin in Cumbria

Ref: S376559

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Pretty shepherd hut, offers a romantic retreat and escape for a couple looking to explore the Lake District on foot or bike. The lovely village of Threlkeld is within walking distance with walks from your front door. Situated 4 miles from the...

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£151

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Barn in Cumbria

Cumbria

Barn in Cumbria

Ref: S409956

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Situated right in the heart of the North Lakes area of the Lake District National Park, the location of this quirky property is perfect for explorers. From your door, there are many miles of walking and cycling trails to discover as well as hills,...

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£42

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Courtyard Hideaway Cottage

Cumbria

Courtyard Hideaway Cottage

Ref: S125613

Reviews 2

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Courtyard Hideaway is a fantastic cottage in Clappersgate, only a short walk along the river to Ambleside. Set over one level with only a few steps to the beautifully tiled wet room with walk-in shower. The cottage has an open plan kitchen/living...

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£71

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Cottage in Cumbria

Cumbria

Cottage in Cumbria

Ref: S376573

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Situated on a working sheep farm, this comfortable pod is surrounded by the Northern Fells, with fabulous views towards Blencathra. The location may feel rural, but you are only a mile away from Threlkeld village with its country pubs, cricket...

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£154

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Frequent questions

  • Where are the best places to stay in the Lake District?

    You can find the perfect pet-friendly cottages and dog-friendly lodges in Ambleside, Keswick, and Windermere. Or, have a quiet break at a cosy cottage in the village of Cartmel. At Dog Friendly Cottages, we even feature dog-friendly accommodation with enclosed gardens for added peace of mind.

  • What are the best dog-friendly cottages in the Lake District?

    Our most popular dog-friendly cottages in the Lake District include Owls House in Troutbeck Bridge and Wayside Cottage in Ambleside. But make sure you don't forget about our range of dog friendly lodges and dog friendly log cabins. These extra special but still rustic places to stay feature wood burners and bubbling hot tubs, meaning a break in the Lake District is all about relaxation!

  • What are the best dog-friendly things to do in the Lake District?

    Pick one of our dog friendly lodges to enjoy great walking trails around the north lakes, or hop on a lake cruise around Lake Windermere. You’ll also find plenty of attractions in town close to our dog friendly holiday cottages, such as The World of Beatrix Potter in Bowness-on-Windermere and the Grasmere Gingerbread Shop.

  • What are the best dog-friendly walks in the Lake District?

    The Ullswater Way, Buttermere Walk and Windermere Walk are some of the most popular walking routes in the region to enjoy with your four-legged friend.

  • What are the best dog-friendly pubs in the Lake District?

    Some of the best dog-friendly pubs in the Lake District include The Pig in Windermere, The Shakespeare Inn in Kendal, and The Old Friends Pub in Ulverston.

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