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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.

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.

The Hayloft kitchen

The Hayloft

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

Sycamore House

Fellside Cottages

4 spacious, well equipped & well located cottages/barn conversions in quiet Pennine village, near pub, sleeping 2-30. Ideal base for groups. Numerous, varied activities from the doorstep or a range of options for celebrating special events.

Hillside Farm

Hillside Farm B&B

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

Wych Elm Bungalow Annexe exterior

Wych Elm Bungalow Annexe

Five acres, including trout fishery, open views of Lakeland hills. All on one level, lounge, garden room, 1 double and 1 twin bedroom, bath and shower, toilet, fully-fitted kitchen, all bed linen provided.

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Curlew Close, Pullwood Bay

This charming character cottage is formed from the original coach house and stables for the magnificent Pullwood Bay Estate, just two miles from Ambleside and with lake access down the long woodland driveway to the western shores of Lake Wi

The MacDonald Swan Hotel

The MacDonald Swan Hotel

Whatever the reason for your visit and whatever the weather outside, you can expect to sleep soundly within the walls of this 17thC coaching inn. Many of our bedrooms have views across the garden towards Helm Crag.

Cragwood Country House Hotel

Cragwood Country House Hotel

Nestled on the shores of England’s longest and most beautiful lake you will find Cragwood Country House Hotel, set in its own twenty-acre estate of beautiful landscaped gardens and woodland, with stunning views overlooking Lake Windermere

Ambleside Manor Vegetarian Guest House

Ambleside Manor Vegetarian Guest House

Ambleside Manor Vegetarian Country Guest House situated in over 2 acres of privates with plenty of free parking in the lovely village of Ambleside where we have two award winning vegetarian restaurants within a short walking distance.

Broughton Bank Cottage

Broughton Bank Cottage

In a quiet wooded location with secluded garden overlooking a restful garden tarn and own drive, this cottage has been completely refurbished with walnut wood floors and two bathrooms.

View across the dining and living room

Balmoral House Apartment 6

Balmoral Apartment is situated in the centre of Keswick Market Town, five minutes' walk to the shores of Lake Derwent water and Theatre by the Lake.

Cragside exterior

Cragside

This small and friendly guest house is located a short walk from the town centre and many of the rooms enjoy fine views of the surrounding fells. Bedrooms are well equipped and the breakfast room overlooks the small front garden.

Merewood Country House Hotel

Merewood Country House Hotel

Set in its own secluded, twenty-acre estate of beautiful landscaped gardens, woodland and meadow, and with stunning views overlooking Lake Windermere, it’s hard to resist a relaxing Lake District break at Merewood.

Woodloft Sitting Room

The Woodloft

The Woodloft is a delightful little holiday retreat for two people. With a welcoming feel it is a cosy place to return to after exploring the beautiful surrounding countryside of Elterwater.

Lumley Fee Bunkhouse

Lumley Fee Bunkhouse

With breath-taking views across the Lythe Valley, the Lumley Free Bunkhouse offers cosy accommodation with stunning views. Perfect for families and groups.

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.

Spoon Hall Caravans

Spoon Hall Caravans

Spoon Hall Caravans is a quiet family run farm site with beautiful views over Coniston water. Nearly 1 mile from Coniston village in a good area for walking and touring the Lakes.

Rydal Lodge Hotel

Rydal Lodge Hotel

The house boasts a range of comfortable rooms from standard rooms with dedicated bathroom through en-suite rooms to luxury suites. Many rooms enjoy delightful views over the gardens and river as well as the beautiful surrounding fells.

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Hacket Forge

This idyllic Lakeland cottage revels in its surroundings on the banks of the River Brathay, and is just a short walk from the picturesque Little Langdale.

Windermere Marina Village terrace

Windermere Marina Village

Luxury holiday cottages and apartments nestled around our beautiful marina in the heart of the Lake District. Properties sleep from 2 to 10 people and are available for stays from 2 to 14 nights.

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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