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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.

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.

Mere Syke Cottage

Mere Syke Cottage

Close to Elterwater village Mere Syke Cottage is a great property for a family holiday. Sleeps up to 6, well equipped and spacious. The views at Mere Syke are stunning, it will be a struggle to leave!

Another Place, The Lake

Another Place, The Lake

Another Place, The Lake is a relaxed, convivial hotel on the shores of Ullswater from where you can explore the great outdoors. At the heart are good food, fresh air and relaxation.

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.

Fir Trees Guest House

Fir Trees Guest House

Here at Fir Trees, your hosts Vicki and Tim extend a warm and friendly welcome to their guests at this spacious family run Guest House.

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.

Rothay Manor Hotel

Rothay Manor Hotel & Fine Dining

Rothay Manor Hotel & Restaurant In Ambleside offers a relaxed, warm and friendly atmosphere in a luxury country house setting, with individually designed bedrooms, comfortable lounges, award winning restaurant and outstanding service.

The Apartments Coniston

The Apartments Coniston

5 contemporary, spacious and warm apartments, fully self-catering with all mod-cons, ideal base for walking, cycling, and exploring the lakes, secure bicycle storage, parking on-site for 1 car per apartment.

Croft Hill Guest House

Croft Hill Guest House

A Georgian-style guest house set in walled gardens in a semi-rural location. All rooms having open views. Ample off-road parking, extensive residents lounge and dining room. Family accommodation and en suite available.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Lovely Kitchen & Dining Room

The Hayloft

Luxury 4 Star Gold Award Barn Conversion in the Stunning Cartmel Peninsula, South Lake District Sleeps 6+1

Holgates Caravan Park

Holgates Caravan Park

Nestling in an idyllic Lakeland countryside setting, Holgates presents a tempting year round holiday heaven.

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.

Mulberry

Mulberry, Swallows Nest & Yewtrees

Set in over 80 acres of grounds with lovely walks straight from the door onto Tarn Hows, one of the Lake District's featured beauty spots.

The Lodore Falls Hotel

Lodore Falls Hotel & Spa

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

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.

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.

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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