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Dog Friendly accommodation

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 dog 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.

Denton House

Denton House

A friendly atmosphere awaits you at this large 17th century house modernised to provide a Lake District guesthouse with 20th century comforts.

Greystoke House

Greystoke House

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

The Knoll Country House

The Knoll Country House

When you want to get away from it all, come to the Knoll. This tranquil country retreat stands in beautiful grounds at the southern tip of Lake Windermere, surrounded by spectacular woodland.

Greaves Farm Caravan Park

Greaves Farm Caravan Park

Quiet family run park in South Lakes. 2 miles from Lake Windermere. Level grass pitches. Additional paddock ideal for motor homes and tourers. Electric hook ups (6amps) & hard standings available. We have 2 luxury holiday homes for hire.

The Waternook Estate

Waternook & The Great Barn

Rated The Sunday Times "Top 12", super-luxury self catering accommodation and retreats within a private, lake fronting estate, with helicopter landing and exclusive concierge services.

Catherine Cottage

Annes Catherine Cottage

Victorian terraced cottage with lovely conservatory, kitchen, diner, inglenook fireplace in lounge and small cottage garden to rear.

Woodclose Caravan Park

Woodclose Caravan Park

Set in the beautiful valley of the River Lune between the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District, Woodclose is a quiet and serene place standing in a slight hollow leading down to the spectacular Devil's Bridge & the picturesque market town.

Howscales

Howscales

4 superbly well-equipped, cosy, comfortable cottages, set around a central cobbled courtyard and surrounded by gardens, within tranquil countryside. Resident owners. Ideal base to explore Eden Valley, Lakes and Pennines. SB available.

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Fern Cottage

Fern Cottage is ideally located just a 2-minute walk from Ambleside village. This beautiful spacious property offers a comfortable holiday or Lake District break.

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.

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.

Bramrigg House

Bramrigg House

This fine Lakeland House dating from the early 1900's, is located a ten minute walk from the picturesque village of Grasmere, in the heart of the Lake District National Park.

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.

Graysonside from the air

Graysonside Guest House

Graysonside Guest House offers a warm welcome, high quality spacious accommodation and delicious cooked breakfast. All rooms have free wi-fi and off-road parking.

Waterhead Hotel bedroom

Waterhead Hotel

Waterhead is the Lake District's only 4-star town house hotel situated in Waterhead Bay, on lake Windermere. It cleverly combines traditional Lakeland elegance with the comfort and luxury of a contemporary town house hotel.

The Croft

The Croft

The Croft is situated in the picturesque village of Hawkshead a short walk from local shops, inns and tea rooms.

Linthwaite House Hotel

Linthwaite House

Located in the heart of the Lake District and set in 14 acres of established gardens and well-maintained private woodlands, this luxurious 36-room boutique hotel is on a hilltop overlooking Lake Windermere.

Littlefield

Littlefield

Littlefield has 4 en suite bedrooms with TV and is 5 minutes walk to the town and close to the lake and theatre. Many lovely walks start from our door. We pride ourselves on our warm hospitality and welcoming atmosphere.

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.

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Yewfield Vegetarian Guest House

An impressive Gothic and towered house, dating back to 1859. Set in 80 acres of grounds by the beauty spot of Tarn Hows, Hawkshead.

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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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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