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 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.
Another Place, The Lake is a relaxed, convivial hotel on the shores of Ullswater from where you can explore the great outdoors. At the heart are good food, fresh air and relaxation.
Situated in the heart of Borrowdale Valley just off the main road which goes to Buttermere, The Scafell Hotel was formerly a coaching inn, frequented by travellers making the journey over Honister Pass from Keswick to Cockermouth.
Beautiful secluded setting. The Woodlands Hotel & Pine Lodges is an ideal base for touring the Lake district . Great food. Great value. Friendly staff. A real hidden gem. Guests return again & again. View our 5-star Trip Advisor reviews.
Rothay Garth has a superb position combining glorious mountain views with easy access to Windermere Lake and Ambleside.
5* Holiday Park offering touring, wigwam and self-catering overlooking Ullswater. Perfect for walking and relaxing breaks.
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.
Welcome to Rosegarth. Where the fells meet the sea, our guest house is a wonderful place to stay, fantastic views, comfortable en suite rooms and a hearty Cumbrian breakfast. Walkers and cyclists, drying and secure storage available.
Balmoral Apartment is situated in the centre of Keswick Market Town, five minutes' walk to the shores of Lake Derwent water and Theatre by the Lake.
The Cumbria Grand Hotel, built in 1880, is located 15 minutes from the M6 and is only a short drive from the majestic Lake Windermere.
Easily visible from the main Windermere to Bowness road. Excellent local reputation for dinner. Check in 13.00, check out 10.00 leave your luggage, leave your car in private car park and collect later.
Shelt Gill is a medieval cruck cottage with dry stone walls, modernised to make a cosy character holiday home.
Derwent House and Brandelhowe form a character Lakeland building, in stone and slate, now converted to form four comfortable holiday suites.
Standing on the slipway at Waterhead Bay on Lake Windermere the Regent Hotel offers you a warm welcome.
A collection of holiday cottages and apartments set amongst 2 acres of beautiful landscaped grounds, yet only a 2-minute stroll from the centre of Ambleside.
This small and friendly guest house is located a short walk from the town centre and many of the rooms enjoy fine views of the surrounding fells. Bedrooms are well equipped and the breakfast room overlooks the small front garden.
Luxury country house with superb views. Excellent walking area 15 minutes from Keswick. Five bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, large lounge, open fire, garden room, large kitchen/dining room, utility, CH, double-glazing and cycle storage.
Warm, specially designed cottages on a hill farm with access to fells for walking, bird watching, cycling. Children any age welcome as are pets by prior arrangement. Entry is usually available from 13.00.
Offering award winning exclusive luxury self-catering accommodation and retreats within a private, lake fronting estate, with helicopter landing, boathouse and private jetty.
Relax in the comfort of this famous traditional coaching inn, with a reputation for the warmest of welcomes, fine food served in a superb restaurant complemented by a wine cellar, and beautifully comfortable rooms and suites.
Victorian terraced cottage with lovely conservatory, kitchen, diner, inglenook fireplace in lounge and small cottage garden to rear.
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.
Wallace Lane Farm Campsite is a peaceful and quiet little gem set high in the Cumbrian fells, with fantastic views over the Solway plain, sea and Scottish Mountains. Situated a short distance from the Village of Caldbeck.
Five acres, including trout fishery, open views of Lakeland hills. All on one level, lounge, garden room, 1 double and 1 twin bedroom, bath and shower, toilet, fully-fitted kitchen, all bed linen provided.
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.