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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.

Milburn Grange Holiday Cottages

Milburn Grange Holiday Cottages

Nestling at the foot of the Pennines and enjoying uninterrupted views of the Lakeland fells, our comfortable cottages offer a high standard of accommodation and are open all year.

1881 Restaurant

Windermere Hydro Hotel

Overlooking Lake Windermere, The Hydro Hotel is perfectly situated for both leisure and business guests now offering 78, en suite bedrooms, all with differing design and style. We also have a lovely indoor pool as well.

Fleetwith Midtown  Cottages

Fleetwith Midtown Cottages

Nestled between Keswick and Cockermouth at the end of Whinlatter Pass. Fleetwith Midtown Cottage offers stunning views over the fells. Lorton village has a dog friendly local pub which is within easy walking distance and a village shop.

Walker Ground Barn

Walker Ground Barn

This converted traditional Lakeland stone barn is situated in a picturesque rural location at the end of a small lane and next to the bridle path leading to Grizedale Forrest. Sleeps 4, accepts 1 well behaved dog. Change over day Saturday.

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.

Rothay Garth

Rothay Garth

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

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.

The Glen exterior

The Glen

The Glen is situated in a quiet location in its own grounds under "The Helm" (local walk and view point of Lake District Moutains and Morecambe bay) but within a 100 metres of country pub & restaurant.

The Wheatsheaf Inn

The Wheatsheaf Inn

In the heart of the picturesque village of Brigsteer, The Wheatsheaf Inn offers superb food, great real ales and a fantastic range of wines.

Briery Wood Country House Hotel

Briery Wood Country House Hotel

Moments from the eastern shores of Lake Windermere and set in seven acres of beautiful secluded gardens and woodland lies Briery Wood. The informal and friendly service is so good you’ll hardly notice it.

Kings Arms

Kings Arms

The famous Kings Arms Inn is a friendly, family-run, village centre Inn. Good food, real ales and warm surroundings make this 500 year old inn an ideal stopover in the historic village of Hawkshead. Children and pets welcome.

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.

Brantholme Guest House

Brantholme Guest House

Prime example of a Lakeland Victorian Villa sympathetically modernised to a very high standard, with stunning, unobstructed fell views. All rooms have super-king size beds, en suite with separate bath & shower, 40" TV & free internet.

Wheelgate Country Guesthouse

Wheelgate Bed & Breakfast

Welcoming and friendly B&B, award-winning breakfast, spacious, well-equipped rooms. Free Wi-Fi. Ideal base for exploring.

Hillcroft Holiday Park

Hillcroft Holiday Park

Owned and operated by the Heath Family, the award-winning Hillcroft Park is set in the beautiful Ullswater Valley, and offers year-round holiday accommodation to suit every taste and pocket.

Ring House Cottages

Ring House Cottages

Ringhouse self-catering cottages are open all year, and set in the beautiful unspoilt Woodland Valley close to both Coniston and Broughton-in-Furness. For Bank Holiday weeks short breaks will only be taken 4 weeks in advance

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.

Sitting Room

Jontys Cottage

In a beautiful location surrounded by hills, Jontys Cottage is a spacious but cosy place to enjoy a peaceful holiday. Tastefully refurbished it offers stylish accommodation for up to four people.

Waterfoot Caravan Park

Waterfoot Park

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

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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