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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.

High Dale Park Barn

High Dale Park Barn

The property is situated in an extremely peaceful location, well within the Lake District National Park, at the head of the tiny, unspoilt valley of Dale Park. Dale Park is one of Lakeland's best kept secrets. It abounds in wild life.

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.

Spedding Fold

Spedding Fold

Enjoy the scenery at Spedding Fold. This delightful property sleeps up to 10 and has beautiful views over Langdale.

The Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel

The Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel

The Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel is to be found in the magnificent setting of the Great Langdale Valley. It is the 'original' Dale Head Inn and right in the centre of the Lake District.

Holgates Caravan Park

Holgates Caravan Park

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

Rothay Garden Hotel

Rothay Garden Hotel

Welcome to Rothay Garden. This delightful Lakeland hotel, overlooked by majestic fells in the vale of Grasmere, is surely the perfect choice to enjoy a holiday in Cumbria's English Lake District.

Routen House

Routen House

Beautiful Victorian farmhouse in a stunning rural location with stunning views of Ennerdale Water. Spacious luxurious accommodation for 12, beautifully furnished and with all modcons. Children and dog welcome, no smoking.

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.

Rothay Garth

Rothay Garth

Rothay Garth has a superb position combining glorious mountain views with easy access to Windermere Lake and Ambleside.

Burnside Park

Burnside Park

Set in the heart of the Lake District National Park, in mature gardens, yet only 300 metres from the promenade, steamer piers and bustling village centre of Bowness-on-Windermere.

Wallace Lane Farm guest lounge

Wallace Lane Farm

Offering 4-star quality bed and breakfast in their 17thC farmhouse. Situated close to the beautiful Lakeland village of Caldbeck on the edge of the Lake District National Park. 15 minutes from Keswick, Cockermouth and the city of Carlisle.

Enjoy a truly relaxing break in total luxury

The Lodges at Artlegarth

6 Exclusive luxury log cabins on a beautiful seven acre private grounds, each with its own private outdoor hot tub, offering peace, tranquility and wonderful views, walking distance to three fantastic village pubs. National Park location.

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.

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Isaac's Byre

Isaac's Byre is a lovely barn conversion providing well equipped accommodation for all the family with ground floor accommodation. Pet friendly. Ideal for walking, cycling, or simply relaxing.

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Cobblestones

We are sure couples will really enjoy Cobblestones.

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The Old Dairy

The perfect bolt hole for two, wishing to get away from it all. Situated on the outskirts of Ambleside

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Scandale Bridge Cottage

Scandale Bridge Cottage is located on the northern outskirts of Ambleside on the A591.

Bawd Hall

Bawd Hall

Luxury country house with superb views. Excellent walking area 15 minutes from Keswick. Five bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, large lounge, open fire, garden room, large kitchen/dining room, utility, CH, double-glazing and cycle storage.

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.

Glenburn Hotel

The Glenburn Hotel & Restaurant

Small contemporary hotel close to Windermere with 16 en suite guest rooms. Bar/Lounge and restaurant. Parking on site and free wi fi throughout. Guests also have free use of Leisure spa and pool in Bowness

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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