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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.

Harrison House

Harrison House

Beautifully converted 18th Century barn. Three double bedrooms, walled garden, stunning fell views, private terraces, access to sauna.

Leeming House

Macdonald Leeming House

A fine Regency house surrounded by 22 acres of landscaped gardens and woodland in a stunning location on the shores of Ullswater.

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Kirkby Stephen YHA

Kirkby Stephen Hostel is in a delightful town centre. There are lovely walks to explore and a fantastic cycling area.

Park Foot Holiday Park

Park Foot Holiday Park

Shop, bar, restaurant, pony trekking, lake access, play areas. Open mid March to mid November

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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Lowtherwood

The height of Lake District luxury, with breathtaking views over Lake Windermere and a prestigious location on the edges of cosmopolitan Ambleside village.

Cobblestone Cottage and Wallers Barn

Cobblestone Cottage & Wallers Barn

Two barn conversions, set on a working farm, 4 miles north of Kendal. Great views and walks, children's grassed garden area. Built by owners who live next door.

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Fell View

Fell View is a converted workshop which now provides superb self-catering accommodation in the heart of the Lakes. The property enjoys elevated views across Elterwater.

Babbling Brook Kithen

Babbling Brook

A well appointed ground floor apartment with a delightful holiday feel in the ever popular residential area of 'The Falls' just on the outskirts of Ambleside and yet within easy walking distance of the village centre.

Littlewood Cottage

Littlewood Cottage

Location Location Location.... Littlewood Cottage is splendidly situated overlooking Potter fell and at the foot of the Kentmere Valley giving you access to countless walks from your doorstep.

Coach House

The Coach House

Set in over thirty acres of garden, woodland and natural beauty in he Lake District UNESCO World Heritage Site, Rydal Hall is the ideal venue for retreats, events, activity weekends or just a family holiday.

Jenny's Croft

Jenny's Croft

Traditional, luxury sandstone cottage with 2 double ensuite bedrooms. Cast iron log burning stove in living room & open plan with dining room. Oak & granite kitchen and separate utility and cloakroom. Kitchen opens onto sunny patio with BBQ

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.

Lanefoot Farm Campsite

Lanefoot Farm Campsite

Lanefoot Farm Campsite is a peaceful site in a picturesque setting, between Bassenthwaite Lake and Derwentwater, with panoramic views of the surrounding fells.

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.

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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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