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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.

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.

North Lakes Hotel & Spa

North Lakes Hotel & Spa

Take a warm Cumbrian welcome, a team of people who love to look after you and fantastic facilities, a perfect combination at any time of the year. Public areas are spacious with log fires and deep, comfy sofas throughout.

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.

Elterwater Park Country Guest House

Elterwater Park Country Guest House

High on the hills above Langdale valleys, with views from Kirkstone to Coniston Old Man. Excellent cuisine, homegrown produce, pretty garden, elegant decor. On Cumbria Way. Ample safe private parking.

Oak Cottage

Oak Cottage

Oak Cottage is full of character! Built in the 1850's this Lake District holiday cottage is split over four floors. Sleeping up to 6 people a holiday here will be memorable!

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.

Scarr Head Caravans

Scarr Head Caravans

Small working farm at foot of Coniston mountains and 2 miles south of Coniston village. three modern caravans set in large private garden. Lovely walks and scenery right out of the farmyard. Perfect base for a Lake District holiday.

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.

Quiet Site Caravan Park

The Quiet Site Holiday Park

Idyllic setting overlooking Ullswater. Number one holiday park on Tripadvisor in the Lake District 2017. Green Tourism Gold Award 2017. Top 100 Park 2017. Free showers, bathrooms and probably the best campsite bar in Britain.

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.

Ambleside Salutaion Hotel

Ambleside Salutation Hotel & Spa

Central Lake District location ideal for sight-seeing and walking. Overlooking the centre of the market town of Ambleside, the Ambleside Salutation Hotel has welcomed visitors since the 1600s.

Camping Pods

Lanefoot Farm Pods & Shepherds Hut

The camping Pods and The Shepherds' Hut at Lanefoot Farm Campsite present a glamping alternative to camping. Affordable accommodation already set up on site. Just bring everything you usually bring to camp, but leave the tent behind!

Coniston Country Cottages

Coniston Cottages

Cottages and apartments full of character set amidst the beautiful lake and mountain scenery of Coniston. Central location provides easy access for exploring the Lake District.

Roman How

Roman How

The house is in an elevated position with views of the Langdales in the distance. Shops are within walking distance. Bikes can be stored in the garage. Dogs are welcome.

The Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel

The Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel

Dinner, B&B for £65 at Old Dungeon Ghyll

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.

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.

The Old Vicarage

The Old Vicarage

A charming Victorian house, carefully converted and quietly tucked away in it's own wooded grounds in central Ambleside. Onsite car parking, Swimming Pool, Sauna & Hot tub etc. Overlooking Rothay Park and tucked away from traffic noise.

Mosscrag Guest House

Mosscrag Guest House

Situated opposite Glenridding beck, surrounded by fells, Helvellyn, Sheffield Pike and Placis Fell, 300yds from Ullswater lake, central village position, easy access to steamers, sailing and horseriding activities.

The Cumbria Grand Hotel

The Cumbria Grand Hotel

The Cumbria Grand Hotel, built in 1880, is located 15 minutes from the M6 and is only a short drive from the majestic Lake Windermere.

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.

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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