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 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 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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Located in Windermere village, in the heart of the Lake District.
Unspoiled traditional inn with every modern comfort in understated luxury.
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.
Derwent House and Brandelhowe form a character Lakeland building, in stone and slate, now converted to form four comfortable holiday suites.
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.
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.
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 is a charming four-star hotel with a tranquil spa and double AA-Rosette awarded restaurant.
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.
Central location, ample parking, 4-poster rooms, suites with spa baths, childrens menu and indoor heated swimming pool
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 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 & 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.