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Dog Friendly accommodation

The Lake District, Cumbria is a great place to bring your dog on holiday. With so much space to run around, lakes and rivers to explore, your furry friend will have a great time. Many accommodation providers are also part of the EnjoyEngland Welcome Pets! scheme, others welcome pets by arrangement.

As a holiday destination you will also find that in towns such as Keswick and Ambleside dogs are welcome in many shops and some pubs, whilst cafés often have tables outside.

 
 

Bring your dog on holiday

As the official tourist board website for the Lake District & Cumbria we have a fantastic choice of hotels, b&bs, self catering cottages and campsites that welcome dogs.

Many are part of the Welcome Pets! scheme and there are also plenty of places to stay that have indicated they will take dogs by prior arrangement.

The Lingholm Estate

The Lingholm Estate

The Lingholm Estate is situated on the Western Shore of Derwentwater in a dramatic location surrounded by incredible views of some of the best loved Lakeland fells.

Wycombe Holiday Flats

Wycombe Holiday Flats

Wycombe Holiday Flats are known for their comfort, facilities, situation, panoramic views and good value. Grange-over-Sands' mild climate and relative dryness make it an ideal venue for Lakeland holidays throughout the year.

Crookhurst Farm

Crookhurst Farm & Cottages

Crookhurst is a working farm set in open country side, half a mile from the picturesque village on the Solway coast. The farmhouse provides spacious group accommodation sleeping up to 12 people in a cosy, homely environment.

Damson Dene Hotel

Damson Dene Hotel

Damson Dene Hotel is a 40-bedroomed hotel, restaurant and leisure centre, tucked away in one of the prettiest and most tranquil settings in the Lake District, yet only a short drive from Windermere.

Castlerigg Hall Caravan & Camping Park

Castlerigg Hall Caravan & Camping Park

Formerly a Lakeland Hill Farm, Castlerigg Hall Caravan & Camping Park occupies one of the finest positions in the Lake District overlooking Derwentwater with breath-taking views of the surrounding fells.

Langdale Chase Hotel

Langdale Chase Hotel

Situated alongside England's largest lake, with its own private jetty offering private sailing lessons & extensive gardens which slope gently to the shores of Lake Windermere.

Ambleside Salutaion Hotel

Ambleside Salutation Hotel

Central Lake District location ideal for sight-seeing and walking. Overlooking the centre of the market town of Ambleside, the Ambleside Salutation Hotel has welcomed visitors since the 1600s.

Ring House Cottages

Ring House Cottages

Ringhouse self-catering cottages are open all year, and set in the beautiful unspoilt Woodland Valley close to both Coniston and Broughton-in-Furness. For Bank Holiday weeks short breaks will only be taken 4 weeks in advance

Ellerdene Guest House

Ellerdene Guest House

Located in Windermere village, in the heart of the Lake District.

The Pheasant

The Pheasant

Unspoiled traditional inn with every modern comfort in understated luxury.

Lakes and Dales Cottages

Lakes and Dales Cottages

Recent conversion of sandstone barn offering 2 cottages with 2/3 bedrooms - each with own en-suite or bathroom - that have been inverted to enjoy the far reaching views of the Lakeland hills and Pennines from the open-plan living space.

Brandelhowe kitchen

Derwent House and Brandelhowe

Derwent House and Brandelhowe form a character Lakeland building, in stone and slate, now converted to form four comfortable holiday suites.

Willow Cottage

Willow Cottage

A beautifully presented cottage/apartment on the ground floor of an 18thC converted barn and a cosy granny annex attached to a 16thC stone cottage in the picturesque hamlet of Hartsop.

Lane Head Farm Country Guest House

Lane Head Farm Country Guest House

Charming 18thC former farmhouse, close to Keswick & Ullswater. Set amid panoramic views of surrounding fells. Individually designed en-suite rooms, guest lounge, free onsite car parking, dogs welcome, cycle storage & free WiFi.

Nab Cottage

Nab Cottage Guest House

Central lakes, 16thC farmhouse, standing alone overlooking Rydal Water, surronded by mountains, superb views and many wonderful walks. Great hospitality, informal atmosphere and delicious home-cooked food.

The Wordsworth Hotel bedroom

The Wordsworth Hotel and Spa

The Wordsworth Hotel is a charming four-star hotel with a tranquil spa and double AA-Rosette awarded restaurant.

Bowfell Cottage

Bowfell Cottage

Bowfell Cottage is admirably situated fronting a private drive just off A5074, Lyth Valley Road, above eastern shore of the lake about 1 mile south of Bowness Bay and set in 0.5 acre of wooded ground and gardens. Excellent parking.

Stonecross Manor Hotel

Stonecross Manor Hotel

Central location, ample parking, 4-poster rooms, suites with spa baths, childrens menu and indoor heated swimming pool

Craig Manor Hotel

Craig Manor Hotel

The Craig Manor Hotel nestles on the brow of a hill overlooking lake Windermere, Langdale Pikes and surrounding mountains in the English Lake District. Just a short stroll from the village of Bowness with its pubs, shops, cafes etc.

Sunrise Cottage

Sunrise Cottage

Sunrise is a charming comfortable cottage parts of which date back to at least the 17th century. It has two bedrooms, an enclosed garden and a sauna and a superb view over the Nent Valley.

Rothay Manor Hotel

Rothay Manor Hotel & Fine Dining

Rothay Manor Hotel & Restaurant In Ambleside offers a relaxed, warm and friendly atmosphere in a luxury country house setting, with individually designed bedrooms, comfortable lounges, award winning restaurant and outstanding service.

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Grizedale Lodge

A historic former hunting lodge set in stunning Grizedale Forest, close to the visitor centre and 2 miles from the pretty village of Hawkshead with its shops, cafes and pubs.

Roman How

Roman How

The house is in an elevated position with views of the Langdales in the distance. Shops are within walking distance. Bikes can be stored in the garage. Dogs are welcome.

Riversleigh Guest House

Riversleigh Guest House

Family-run, comfortable Victorian guest house in prime location at the south side of town, opposite Kendal college and within walking distance into town, restaurants and pubs.

Pet Etiquette

It is important to remember when out walking with your pet that you are often walking across private and farm land. It is an offence to allow your pet to bother any livestock. Always keep you dog on a lead around fields & livestock. As dog owners you have a responsibility to manage and control your pet in public.

Please bear in mind the following points if you are planning on bringing your pet on holiday with you...

Sheep & lambs

Sheep

Cows & calves

Cow

Other people

Walkers

Wildlife

Deer

Animal & insect bites

Fields

Fouling

Fouling
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