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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.

Woodlands Pine Lodges

Woodlands Pine Lodges

Pine Lodges (sleep 4) with Sauna & spa bath. In a beautiful setting in the heart of a 5 acre wood, Woodlands Pine Lodges are ideal for a relaxing break. On site Restaurant & Bar. Friendly staff. Great Food. Great Value. A real hidden gem.

Talbot Studio living room

Talbot House & Talbot Studio

Romantic Lakeland Stone cottages with terraced garden. The ideal location for a Lake District holiday, within 7 miles of Penrith. Three bedroom house & studio apartment. Open fire and wifi. Short breaks available.

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 Waternook Estate

Waternook & The Great Barn

Rated The Sunday Times "Top 12", super-luxury self catering accommodation and retreats within a private, lake fronting estate, with helicopter landing and exclusive concierge services.

Elm How

Elm How, Cruck Barn & Eagle Cottage

Near Patterdale and Glenridding, we have 3 self-catering holiday cottages all offering quiet, comfortable accommodation. Elm How, sleeps 8 and Cruck Barn, sleeps 2 are in the Grisedale Valley above Patterdale, near Ullswater.

Broadrayne farm Cottages

Broadrayne Farm Cottages

Broadrayne is a traditional Lakeland Farm with a small cluster of former 17th to 19th century farm buildings nestling round a picturesque farmyard in the beautiful Vale of Grasmere.

Over Brandelhow kitchen

Over Brandelhow

The views down the Borrowdale valley from the cottage must be some of the best in the area. The location is so peaceful and has great walks from the doorstep. The sitting room has an electric log effect fire.

Kings Arms

Kings Arms

The famous Kings Arms Inn is a friendly, family-run, village centre Inn. Good food, real ales and warm surroundings make this 500 year old inn an ideal stopover in the historic village of Hawkshead. Children and pets welcome.

The Old Vicarage

The Old Vicarage

A charming Victorian house, carefully converted and quietly tucked away in it's own wooded grounds in central Ambleside. Onsite car parking, Swimming Pool, Sauna & Hot tub etc. Overlooking Rothay Park and tucked away from traffic noise.

Melbecks Holiday Cottages

Melbecks Holiday Cottages

Named after the crag high on the side of Skiddaw, Randel was originally a farmstead byre and is detached from the main barn conversion.

High Swinklebank Farm

High Swinklebank Farm

High Swinklebank is a hill sheepfarm with local Kendal rough fell sheep. It is in one of the beautiful unspoilt valleys of the Lake District. Ideal for walking, relaxing and getting away from it all.

The Shepherds Hut in the meadow

Shepherds Hut

The Shepherds Hut, a perfect Glamping choice. So cosy and relaxing. A Breakfast basket of local bacon/sausage/egg rolls & tea delivered in the morning. Proper oak bed with mattress only, candles, wood stove and view that's forever.

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.

The Kings Head Hotel

The Kings Head

A former 17thC coaching inn situated at the foot of Helvellyn in the heart of the Lake District, The Kings Head is surrounded by spectacular scenery with unsurpassed views toward St Johns in the Vale, Blencathra and Skiddaw.

Littlefield

Littlefield

Littlefield has 4 en suite bedrooms with TV and is 5 minutes walk to the town and close to the lake and theatre. Many lovely walks start from our door. We pride ourselves on our warm hospitality and welcoming atmosphere.

Overwater Hall Hotel

Overwater Hall Hotel

Grade II Listed building, peacefully secluded in 18 acres of grounds on the Back O'Skiddaw. Relaxed friendly care and personal, attentive service. Excellent reputation for food. Open log fire in winter.

Ghyll Burn Cottage

Ghyll Burn Cottage

A secluded cottage within a specialist nursery garden. Ideal for walkers, bird watchers and plant enthusiasts. Children and dogs welcome.

Scarr Head Caravans

Scarr Head Caravans

Small working farm at foot of Coniston mountains and 2 miles south of Coniston village. three modern caravans set in large private garden. Lovely walks and scenery right out of the farmyard. Perfect base for a Lake District holiday.

Temple Sowerby House Hotel & Restaurant

Temple Sowerby House Hotel & Restaurant

Temple Sowerby House is a delightful country hotel in the heart of a peaceful conservation village. Set beneath the majestic sweep of the Pennines, yet just a few minutes drive from the shores of beautiful Ullswater.

Hillside Farm

Hillside Farm Bunk Barn

Hillside Farm is situated in the quiet and peaceful setting of Boustead Hill in the northern part of the Cumbria between the villages of Burgh-by-Sands and Bowness-on-Solway, amongst some of the finest unspoiled scenery in the country.

Cumbrian Winter Wonderland

Sampson's Cave

Superb 19th Century Sandstone house set on Private Rural Estate on the edge of the River Eden. Secluded, woodland setting and the perfect get away from it all retreat for friends and families. Sleeps 10.

Catherine Cottage

Annes Catherine Cottage

Victorian terraced cottage with lovely conservatory, kitchen, diner, inglenook fireplace in lounge and small cottage garden to rear.

Stanwix Park Holiday Centre

Stanwix Park Holiday Centre

Caravan holiday homes for hire. Large leisure centre. Swimming pools, ten-pin bowling and amusement arcade, family entertainment, disco and adult cabaret. Situated on the Solway Coast, popular destination to explore the Lake District.

Wych Elm Caravans

Wych Elm Caravans

Wych Elm stands in about 5 acres and includes a trout fishery. Each caravan stands on a spacious pitch, with decking, in elevated positions with panoramic views across to the Lakeland hills. Shop, pub and post office, walking distance.

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...

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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