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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.

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.

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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.

Larry outside Larry's Lodge

Larry's Lodge

Traditional Lakeland slate Victorian guest house. Quiet location. Some rooms with fell views. Exclusively non smoking for your comfort.

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Ecclerigg Old Farm

Built in the late 18th century, Ecclerigg Old Farm offers comfortable holiday accommodation in any season.

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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.

Woodclose Caravan Park

Woodclose Caravan Park

Set in the beautiful valley of the River Lune between the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District, Woodclose is a quiet and serene place standing in a slight hollow leading down to the spectacular Devil's Bridge & the picturesque market town.

Wallace Lane Farm Glamping Caravans

Wallace Lane Farm Glamping Cabins

Wallace Lane Farm has three Shepherd's Cabins, offering Luxury camping accommodation, in the Caldbeck countryside. Each cabin is made of wooden logs and is approx 21 sq meters (4m x 5.25m).

Front view of Isaac's Byre holiday cottage

Isaac's Byre

Located in a quiet hamlet near Alston, Isaac's Byre is a lovely barn conversion providing well equipped accommodation for all the family. Ideal for walking, cycling, or just relaxing. Near to the Lake District and Hadrians Wall. AONB.

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.

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.

Ivy & Watermillock Cottages

Ivy & Watermillock Cottages

In the heart of the Ullswater valley these two idyllic cottages over exceptional accommodation. The 16th century farmhouse and Smithy have been restored and renovated to the highest possible standards.

The Regent Hotel

The Regent Hotel

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

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.

Crosslands Farm

Crosslands Farm

Crosslands is a 17thC farmhouse in the unspoilt valley of Rusland nestled between the lakes of Windermere and Coniston. It is a perfect base for walking & cycling within easy reach of Hawkshead, Grizedale Forest and all the lakeland hills.

Enjoy a truly relaxing break in total luxury

The Lodges at Artlegarth

6 Exclusive luxury log cabins on a beautiful seven acre private grounds, each with its own private outdoor hot tub, offering peace, tranquility and wonderful views, walking distance to three fantastic village pubs. National Park location.

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

The Lodore Falls Hotel

Lodore Falls Hotel

Elegantly offering the perfect combination of romance, luxury and lakeside adventure - the Lodore Falls Hotel radiates countryside sophistication.

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.

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.

Leathes Head Hotel

The Leathes Head Hotel

A stunning Edwardian Country House Hotel situated in two and a half acres of private grounds with a Bar, Lounge & Rosette Restaurant with dishes freshly prepared by the hotel’s award-winning chef.

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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