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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.

Summergrove Halls

Summergrove Hall

Nestled amongst beautiful gardens, recently refurbished Summergrove Hall offers quality, affordable & modern accommodation for the long or short-term. A great base for exploring the beautiful West Cumbrian coastline only a short drive away.

Waters edge Caravan Park

Waters Edge Caravan Park

Within easy reach of Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and Morecambe Bay. The Lancaster Canal within walking distance. Various small villages and eatery's locally. Rail 6 miles.

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.

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Field Studies Council-Blencathra Centre

Traditional, stone built Lakeland Cottages modernised to provide simple but comfortable accommodation. Cottages are available from Saturday 14.00 to Saturday at 10.00. Also Lonscale, a self-catering facility accommodating up to 28 guests.

Garden End Cottage

Garden End Cottage

A superbly located cottage above Staveley giving you great walks from your doorstep and splendid views throughout

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Ecclerigg Old Farm

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

Dickinson Place 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.

Waterfoot Caravan Park

Waterfoot Park - Touring

5* Holiday Park offering touring, wigwam and self-catering overlooking Ullswater. Perfect for walking and relaxing breaks.

Greystoke House

Greystoke House

Typical Victorian Lakeland town house, ideal base for walking, cycling and touring. Five minutes walk from the centre of town, lake and main bus links. Friendly relaxed atmosphere, providing good hearty breakfasts.

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Waterfoot Park - Self Catering

Waterfoot Park, is located within the Lake District National Park, easily accessible from J40 M6.

Trout Hotel

Trout Hotel

The hotel is surrounded by award-winning gardens on the banks of the river Derwent. Many of the bedrooms have wonderful views of the river and gardens.

Woodclose Caravan Park - Glamping

Woodclose Caravan Park - Glamping

Welcome to our Glamping Pod Holidays. We have a selection of Glamping Pods available, some of which are dog friendly.

The Villa, Levens

The Villa, Levens

Located in the South Lakes, our hotel is furnished to 5-star standard with the Brettargh Suite for ceremonies and smaller functions, and a spectacular purpose-built marquee pavilion for all occasions.

The Old Farm

The Old Farm

This truly delightful old farm cottage nestles in the heart of the tiny hamlet of Skelwith Fold just two miles from Ambleside and in one of the most peaceful and unspoiled settings in the heart of the lakes.

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Bens

Bens is a deceptively spacious holiday home in the pretty village of Elterwater. An ideal base for exploring the surrounding countryside and many nearby attractions.

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Briardale Cottage

This charming stone-built cottage is one of six in a short, early 20thC terrace set in a little cul-de-sac close to the centre of Ambleside and handy for all the village amenities.

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.

Ambleside Salutaion Hotel

Ambleside Salutation Hotel & Spa

Central Lake District location ideal for sight-seeing and walking. Overlooking the centre of the market town of Ambleside, the Ambleside Salutation Hotel has welcomed visitors since the 1600s.

Rose Cottage

Rose Cottage

Centrally located and overlooking Elterwater village bowling green, Rose Cottage is a delightful place for a holiday. Full of character, it sleeps 4 people. Relax and enjoy.

The Bothy

The Bothy at Rushgill House

The Bothy dates from the late 1700s when the original house was constructed, The Bothy and the house, were renovated in 2016. Situated next to Aira Beck, walks to the fells, beautiful Aira Force & Ullswater straight from your door.

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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

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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