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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.

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.

Another Place, The Lake

Another Place, The Lake

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.

Scafell Hotel

Scafell Hotel

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.

Woodlands Hotel

Woodlands Country House Hotel

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

Rothay Garth

3 FOR 2 WINTER OFFER!

Rothay Garth has a superb position combining glorious mountain views with easy access to Windermere Lake and Ambleside.

Waterfoot Caravan Park

Waterfoot Park

5* Holiday Park offering touring, wigwam and self-catering overlooking Ullswater. Perfect for walking and relaxing breaks.

Trout Hotel

Trout Hotel

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.

Rosegarth bedroom

Rosegarth

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 House Apartment 6

Balmoral House Apartment 6

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

The Cumbria Grand Hotel

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.

The Coppice Guest House - room 4

The Coppice Guest House

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

Shelt Gill

Shelt Gill is a medieval cruck cottage with dry stone walls, modernised to make a cosy character holiday home.

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.

The Regent Hotel

The Regent Hotel

Standing on the slipway at Waterhead Bay on Lake Windermere the Regent Hotel offers you a warm welcome.

Kirkstone Foot Cottages and Apartments

Kirkstone Foot Cottages and Apartments

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.

Cragside exterior

Cragside

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.

Bawd Hall outside view

Bawd Hall

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.

Long Byres at Talkin Head

Long Byres at Talkin Head

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.

The Waternook Estate

Waternook & The Great Barn

15% off a full week stay

Offering award winning exclusive luxury self-catering accommodation and retreats within a private, lake fronting estate, with helicopter landing, boathouse and private jetty.

The Wild Boar Hotel luxury bedroom

The Wild Boar Inn, Grill & Smokehouse

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.

Catherine Cottage

Annes Catherine Cottage

Victorian terraced cottage with lovely conservatory, kitchen, diner, inglenook fireplace in lounge and small cottage garden to rear.

Windermere Marina Village lounge

Windermere Marina Village

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.

Heated showers and toilets

Wallace Lane Farm Campsite

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.

Wych Elm Bungalow Annexe exterior

Wych Elm Bungalow Annexe

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.

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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