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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.

Routen House

Routen House

Beautiful Victorian farmhouse in a stunning rural location with stunning views of Ennerdale Water. Spacious luxurious accommodation for 12, beautifully furnished and with all modcons. Children and dog welcome, no smoking.

High Dale Park Barn

High Dale Park Barn

The property is situated in an extremely peaceful location, well within the Lake District National Park, at the head of the tiny, unspoilt valley of Dale Park. Dale Park is one of Lakeland's best kept secrets. It abounds in wild life.

Larch Lodge Lounge

Barn Owl Cottage, Cedrus & Larch Lodge

Barn Cottage is 17thC barn conversion with great character with lots of exposed beams and stonework. Cedrus Lodge is a unique design eco-lodge. Both properties are set within the grounds of Upfront Gallery.

Brantholme Guest House

Brantholme Guest House

Prime example of a Lakeland Victorian Villa sympathetically modernised to a very high standard, with stunning, unobstructed fell views. All rooms have super-king size beds, en suite with separate bath & shower, 40" TV & free internet.

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.

Wood Farm Cottages lounge area

Wood Farm Self-Catering Cottages

Barn conversion situated in rural area close to Lorton Vale with easy access to Keswick and Cockermouth.

Best Western Castle Inn Hotel

Best Western Plus Castle Inn Hotel

Overlooking Bassenthwaite Lake and some of England’s highest fells, the Castle Inn offers the warmest of welcomes and leisure facilities that provide the opportunity to unwind after a long day.

The Wheatsheaf Inn

The Wheatsheaf Inn

In the heart of the picturesque village of Brigsteer, The Wheatsheaf Inn offers superb food, great real ales and a fantastic range of wines.

Applegarth Villa & JR's Restaurant

Applegarth Villa & Restaurant

A Victorian mansion house set in the heart of Windermere. Fifteen individually designed bedrooms, many enjoying excellent views towards the lake and fells. A family-run hotel which is rich with historical interest.

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.

Farletonview Caravan Site

Farletonview Caravan Site

Quiet caravan site in rural location within 1 mile of Jct 36 M6.

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.

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.

Cobblestone Cottage and Wallers Barn

Cobblestone Cottage & Wallers Barn

Two barn conversions, set on a working farm, 4 miles north of Kendal. Great views and walks, children's grassed garden area. Built by owners who live next door.

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.

Sunset Cottage

Sunset Cottage

A 17thC fully restored farmhouse. Spacious cottage with large garden and panoramic views of mountains and sea. Original features include inglenook fireplace, oak beams, flagstone floor and oak panelling.

The Regent Hotel

The Regent Hotel

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

Wallace Lane Farm guest lounge

Wallace Lane Farm

Offering 4-star quality bed and breakfast in their 17thC farmhouse. Situated close to the beautiful Lakeland village of Caldbeck on the edge of the Lake District National Park. 15 minutes from Keswick, Cockermouth and the city of Carlisle.

Monkhouse Hill Living Room

Monkhouse Hill Cottages

Stunning collection of nine ‘Contemporary Cumbrian’ cottages, winner of Cumbria Tourism’s 2011 'Self Catering Holiday of the Year.

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.

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…

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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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