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.
Located in a quiet hamlet near Alston, Isaac's Byre is a lovely barn conversion providing well equipped accommodation for all the family. Ideal for walking, cycling, or just relaxing. Near to the Lake District and Hadrians Wall. AONB.
A stunning Edwardian Country House Hotel situated in two and a half acres of private grounds with a Bar, Lounge & Rosette Restaurant with dishes freshly prepared by the hotel’s award-winning chef.
Luxury holiday cottages and apartments nestled around our beautiful marina in the heart of the Lake District. Properties sleep from 2 to 10 people and are available for stays from 2 to 14 nights.
Langdale View is a large traditional Lakeland house divided into 4 self-catering apartments, sleeping 2, 3, 4, and 6 persons. Personally managed by the owner to a high standard.
Location, location, location the three things you need for the perfect holiday cottage and this has all three. Ullswater View cottage was built for the miners of the Greenside Lead Mine and is situated 1/2 mile above Ullswater.
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.
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.
Offering award winning exclusive luxury self-catering accommodation and retreats within a private, lake fronting estate, with helicopter landing, boathouse and private jetty.
This charming Grade II Listed cottage is in a lovely peaceful location at the foot of the fell no more than 10 minutes walk from Coniston village where there are a good selection of shops and a number of pubs.
Barn Cottage is 17thC barn conversion with great character with lots of exposed beams and stonework. Cedrus Lodge is a unique design eco-lodge. Both properties are set within the grounds of Upfront Gallery.
A family-run hotel located in the Stanwix part of Carlisle, just a 10-minute walk to the city centre and 5 minutes to the Sands Centre for popular theatre and concerts. Facilities include free Wi-Fi, evening meals and free parking.
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.
The hotel is surrounded by award-winning gardens on the banks of the river Derwent. Many of the bedrooms have wonderful views of the river and gardens.
A 17thC fully restored farmhouse. Spacious cottage with large garden and panoramic views of mountains and sea. Original features include inglenook fireplace, oak beams, flagstone floor and oak panelling.
A friendly atmosphere awaits you at this large 17th century house modernised to provide a Lake District guesthouse with 20th century comforts.
Rowling End Farm and The Mouse House Rowling End are located in the Newlands Valley, with private gardens and access straight on to the fells.
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.
Heather Glen Country House, Restaurant and Rooms is set high on a hillside in 3 acres of gardens with new bedrooms. The Restaurant has a Trip Advisor 5 stars.
Waterhead is the Lake District's only 4-star town house hotel situated in Waterhead Bay, on lake Windermere. It cleverly combines traditional Lakeland elegance with the comfort and luxury of a contemporary town house hotel.
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.
A beautiful traditional English Lake District country house dating from 1680 retaining many original features, set in its own grounds. Offers guests 5 star accommodation within a relaxed & friendly atmosphere.
A secluded cottage within a specialist nursery garden. Ideal for walkers, bird watchers and plant enthusiasts. Children and dogs welcome.
The views down the Borrowdale valley from the cottage must be some of the best in the area. The location is so peaceful and has great walks from the doorstep. The sitting room has an electric log effect fire.
Please bear in mind the following points if you are planning on bringing your pet on holiday with you...
Sheep & lambs
Sheep will see your dog as a threat to their young & themselves, even if it isn't. If chased, sheep and lambs can become very distressed to the point where the stress can kill them and even cause the sheep to abort her young.