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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 MacDonald Swan Hotel

The MacDonald Swan Hotel

Whatever the reason for your visit and whatever the weather outside, you can expect to sleep soundly within the walls of this 17thC coaching inn. Many of our bedrooms have views across the garden towards Helm Crag.

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Hacket Forge

This idyllic Lakeland cottage revels in its surroundings on the banks of the River Brathay, and is just a short walk from the picturesque Little Langdale.

Long Room & Bar

Plough Inn

Food lead roadside inn with six luxurious bedrooms and suites. Head chef Robert Stacey champions simple, seasonal flavours in imaginative ways alongside pub classics.

All 3 caravans

Lakeland Static Caravan Hire

We have a beautiful caravan situated on Lakeland Leisure Park in Grange Over Sands, which is known as the Lake District Peninsular.

Broadoaks Country House

Broadoaks Country House

Broadoaks is set in the beautiful and tranquil Troutbeck valley yet is central for the centres of activity at Windermere, Bowness and Ambleside. It boasts beautiful views, a croquet and boules lawn and a luxurious Victorian ambience.

The Lingholm Estate

The Lingholm Estate

11 beautifully appointed self-catering retreats, set within The Lingholm Estate, which is situated on the Western Shore of Derwentwater in a superb location surrounded by amazing views of some of the best loved Lakeland fells.

Merewood Country House Hotel

Merewood Country House Hotel

Set in its own secluded, twenty-acre estate of beautiful landscaped gardens, woodland and meadow, and with stunning views overlooking Lake Windermere, it’s hard to resist a relaxing Lake District break at Merewood.

The Sheep Pen

The Sheep Pen

A fantastic cottage, newly refurbished to a high standard, located perfectly for you to enxplore The Lake District National Park.

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.

Rose Cottage

Rose Cottage

Centrally located and overlooking Elterwater village bowling green, Rose Cottage is a delightful place for a holiday. Full of character, it sleeps 4 people. Relax and enjoy.

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Yewfield Vegetarian Guest House

An impressive Gothic and towered house, dating back to 1859. Set in 80 acres of grounds by the beauty spot of Tarn Hows, Hawkshead.

Abbey Coach House

Abbey Coach House

Delightful recently refurbished cottages in a quiet location, yet a stroll from Windermere & Bowness. Abbey Coach House Cottages are set within extensive gardens & ideally based for exploring the Lakes. Pets welcome & bike storage available

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Holly Tree Cottage

Sat on the edge of Chapel Stile, this beautifully situated cottage is furnished tastefully throughout, and enjoys spectacular views towards Lingmoor and The Langdale Pikes.

Riverside Cottage Views

Riverside Cottage

Riverside Cottage is a beautifully fitted three bedroom home, sleeping up to six, situated in the world famous Grasmere Village, in the heart of the Lake District National Park.

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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.

Oak Bank Hotel Garden

Oak Bank Hotel

Oak Bank Hotel is owned and personally managed by Glynis & Simon Wood. We have 13 ensuite bedrooms in three different grades, a two AA rosette awarded restaurant, two guest lounges, of which one has a real log fire and bar and a garden.

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.

Langdale view Apartment 1

Langdale View Holiday Apartments

Langdale View is a large traditional Lakeland house divided into 4 self-catering apartments, sleeping a maximum of 2, 3, 4, and 5 persons. Personally managed by the owner to a high standard.

Broughton Bank Cottage

Broughton Bank Cottage

In a quiet wooded location with secluded garden overlooking a restful garden tarn and own drive, this cottage has been completely refurbished with walnut wood floors and two bathrooms.

Brackenrigg

Brackenrigg

4 nights for the price of 3

Brackenrigg is located in the Naddle valley 2.5miles from Keswick and 10 mins drive from Grasmere with magnificent views of Helvellyn and Blencathra, gardens and woodland to explore, delightful walking straight from your door.

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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