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Dog Friendly accommodation

Dogs Love Cumbria!

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 faithful friend 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 Knoll Country House

The Knoll Country House

When you want to get away from it all, come to the Knoll. This tranquil country retreat stands in beautiful grounds at the southern tip of Lake Windermere, surrounded by spectacular woodland.

Inside one of our guest bedrooms

The Queens Head

The Queens Head features a cosy drinking area with newly-refurbished dining areas and 10 comfortable en-suite guest bedrooms providing the perfect base for guests to Cumbria and, of course, their four-legged companions.

Lyndale Guest House

Lyndale Guest House

Lyndale Guesthouse is nestled midway between lake Windermere and Ambleside village with superb views of Loughrigg fell and the Langdales beyond. Lake Windermere is 5 minutes stroll away.

Kitchen, West Barn

Salutation Yard

Salutation Yard is a tranquil haven comprising of 3 beautifully converted farm buildings nestled in the Eden Valley village of Skelton. It is a 2 minute walk to an Inn serving food and a 10 minute drive to the Lake District National Park.

Graysonside from the air

Graysonside Guest House

Graysonside Guest House offers a warm welcome, high quality spacious accommodation and delicious cooked breakfast. All rooms have free wi-fi and off-road parking.

Spedding Fold

Spedding Fold

Enjoy the scenery at Spedding Fold. This delightful property sleeps up to 10 and has beautiful views over Langdale.

Dunkeld Cottage

Dunkeld Cottage

Chocolate box cottage - fantastic for touring the Lake District. Stunning period features. Large kitchen/breakfast room, lounge/diner with fabulous fireplace. 2 double rooms, bath with shower. Fully enclosed garden.

King Bed room

Elder Grove

Elder Grove is a family-run guest house offering you wonderful bed and breakfast in Ambleside.

Holgates Caravan Park

Holgates Caravan Park

Nestling in an idyllic Lakeland countryside setting, Holgates presents a tempting year round holiday heaven.

Chiffchaff luxury lodge

The Tranquil Otter

Beautiful private nature reserve around a stream fed lake teeming with wildlife; The Tranquil Otter is an ideal place in which to take a relaxing break, for families and couples.

Studio

The Halston Aparthotel

The Halston is a luxury Aparthotel in the heart of Carlisle city centre which houses Bartons Yard, a relaxed yet vibrant bistro and wine bar which is open to guests and non-guests.

Linthwaite House Hotel

Linthwaite House

Located in the heart of the Lake District and set in 14 acres of established gardens and well-maintained private woodlands, this luxurious 36-room boutique hotel is on a hilltop overlooking Lake Windermere.

Harrison House

Harrison House

Beautifully converted 18th Century barn. Three double bedrooms, walled garden, stunning fell views, private terraces, access to sauna.

Waterhead Hotel bedroom

Waterhead Hotel

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.

Castlerigg Hall Caravan & Camping Park

Castlerigg Hall Caravan & Camping Park

Catering for families and couples, Castlerigg Hall Caravan & Caravan Park occupies one of the finest positions in the Lake District overlooking Derwentwater with breath-taking views of the surrounding fells.

Dickinson Holiday Cottages

Dickinson Place Holiday Cottages

Situated in the centre of Allonby that nestles in a sandy bay on the unspoilt Solway Coast. Our beautifully converted 17thC barn cottages are hidden away in a tranquil courtyard. All have original features retained.

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Fern Cottage

Fern Cottage is ideally located just a 2-minute walk from Ambleside village. This beautiful spacious property offers a comfortable holiday or Lake District break.

18/20 Cellar Bar, Dining & Rooms

18/20 Cellar Bar, Dining & Rooms

Centrally located in the heart of the popular market town of Keswick, 18/20 Cellar Bar, Dining & Rooms offers an ideal base from which to explore the spectacular Northern Lakes.

Exterior

Fell View

Fell View is a converted workshop which now provides superb self-catering accommodation in the heart of the Lakes. The property enjoys elevated views across Elterwater.

Bawd Hall

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.

Pet Friendly Places to Eat

The Lake District, Cumbria is known for the great outdoors – the perfect playground for your four-legged friend, so when you’re visiting you don’t just want the outdoors to be suitable for your dog, you want other facilities too.


Taking your pooch on holiday shouldn’t be a barrier and in Cumbria, as well as ample space to explore, we have a whole host of dog-friendly cafes, bars and restaurants as well as accommodation so you don’t have to leave your pooch at home. Click below to take a look at some of the dog-friendly places to eat in our region…

More Information

Dogs Love Cumbria Guide

View and download the new 'Dogs Love Cumbria' Guide below -
full of top places in Cumbria for you and your faithful friend to eat, stay, shop and visit!

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...

Most of these points can be followed by simply keeping your pet on a lead. Even if you think your dog may behave around livestock and other people, it is better not to risk it.

Sheep & lambs

Sheep

Cows & calves

Cow

Other people

Walkers

Wildlife

Deer

Animal & insect bites

Fields

Fouling

Fouling
Dogs at The Rybeck Hotel

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