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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.

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.

Windermere Luxury Camping Pods

Windermere Luxury Camping Pods

Luxury glamping pods situated on Barker Knott Farm, Windermere. Each pod has raised decking with views across the meadows, pond and mountains. Each one with amazing sunsets.

Gilsland Hall Hotel

Gilsland Hall Hotel

Situated in the heart of Roman Wall country, commanding spectacular views over the Cumbrian countryside. Many scenic walks to be found in the hotels 140 acres of park and woodland. No age limit for children.

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.

Master Bedroom

Wood Farm Self-Catering Cottages

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

The Horse and Farrier Inn

The Horse and Farrier Inn

Fine food, drink and accommodation at the foot of Blencathera. Dine unwind and stay in our finely refurbished facilities – locally sourced food, local real ales, open fires bedrooms and suites to suit all.

1881 Restaurant

Windermere Hydro Hotel

Overlooking Lake Windermere, The Hydro Hotel is perfectly situated for both leisure and business guests now offering 78, en suite bedrooms, all with differing design and style. We also have a lovely indoor pool as well.

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.

Bramrigg House

Bramrigg House

This fine Lakeland House dating from the early 1900's, is located a ten minute walk from the picturesque village of Grasmere, in the heart of the Lake District National Park.

Oak Bank Hotel Garden

Oak Bank Hotel

The Oak Bank Hotel is a uniquely beautiful Victorian building in the heart of Grasmere. We pride ourselves on taking great care of guests, staff, and the Lakes.

Hause Hall, Cruick Barn & The Stables

Hause Hall, Cruik Barn & Stables

Traditional, luxury sandstone Farmhouse and cottages accommodates 18 in 9 double bedrooms, 8 ensuite and family bathroom. Superb views from Day room. Open plan sitting room, dining room and kitchen. Aga, weber BBQ and teak garden furniture

Jontys Cottage

Jontys Cottage

In a beautiful location surrounded by hills, Jontys Cottage is a spacious but cosy place to enjoy a peaceful holiday. Tastefully refurbished it offers stylish accommodation for up to four people.

Coniston Park Coppice Site

Coniston Park Coppice site

Our range of glamping pods, camping pods and Airstream caravans can be found in the heart of the Lake District at our Coniston Park Coppice site.

Brackenrigg

Brackenrigg

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.

Augill Beck Caravan Park

Augill Beck Park

The holiday lodges & caravans provide accommodation of an excellent standard being tastefully furnished, comfortable and well equipped. Set against a rolling backdrop of fells bordering both the spectacular Lake District and Yorkshire Dales

 Woodman's Cottage

Thornthwaite Farm

Thornthwaite Farm is set amidst the beautiful scenery of the Woodland Valley. We have four cottages including our 4 star VisitEngland Gold Award barn conversion and a handbuilt Log Cabin all with stunning views of the Lakeland fells.

The Cumbria Grand Hotel

The Cumbria Grand Hotel

The Cumbria Grand Hotel, built in 1880, is located 15 minutes from the M6 and is only a short drive from the majestic Lake Windermere.

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Waterfall

Originally forming part of the old bobbin mill, standing on the side of the cascading Stockghyll, Waterfall is one of a select few luxury residences that forms part of the prestigious ?Falls? development which has been finished to a very hi

Inside Out Camping Seatoller

Inside Out Camping

Inside out offers luxury camping in six Yurts at Seatoller Farm in the stunning Borrowdale Valley.

Maple Bank exterior

Maple Bank Guest House

Maple Bank is a magnificent Edwardian residence in the quiet valley of Braithwaite enjoying uninterrupted views across the Derwent Valley towards Skiddaw and Latrigg. We are only 2 miles from Keswick.

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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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Dogs Love Cumbria Guide

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DOGS LOVE CUMBRIA

Yes, they do! - and this is the ultimate guide to accommodation, places to eat and drink, attractions and places to go around the county that are dog-friendly. Take your pampered pooch away with you and enjoy the best on offer in Cumbria.

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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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