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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.

Trout Hotel

Trout Hotel

The hotel is surrounded by award-winning gardens on the banks of the river Derwent. Many of the bedrooms have wonderful views of the river and gardens.

Howbarrow Farm Cottage

Howbarrow Farm

Set within the grounds of the organic farm, Howbarrow Farm Cottage is fit for the front of any chocolate box, perfect for any romantic occasion, the Loft apartment in the roof of the farmhouse is a wealth of Oak Beams & character features.

King Bed room

Elder Grove

Elder Grove is a family-run guest house offering you wonderful bed and breakfast in Ambleside.

Wood Farm Cottages lounge area

Wood Farm Self-Catering Cottages

Barn conversion situated in rural area close to Lorton Vale with easy access to Keswick and Cockermouth.

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.

Broadoaks Country House

Broadoaks Country House

Broadoaks is set in the beautiful and tranquil Troutbeck valley yet is central for the centres of activity at Windermere, Bowness and Ambleside. It boasts beautiful views, a croquet and boules lawn and a luxurious Victorian ambience.

Holgates Caravan Park S/C

Holgates Caravan Park S/C

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

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.

The Travellers Rest Inn

The Travellers Rest Inn

An original 16thC coaching inn on the outskirts of Grasmere village, The Travellers Rest epitomizes the traditional Lakeland inn.

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.

Crookhurst Farm

Crookhurst Farm & Cottages

Crookhurst is a working farm set in open country side, half a mile from the picturesque village on the Solway coast. The farmhouse provides spacious group accommodation sleeping up to 12 people in a cosy, homely environment.

The Old Farm

The Old Farm

This truly delightful old farm cottage nestles in the heart of the tiny hamlet of Skelwith Fold just two miles from Ambleside and in one of the most peaceful and unspoiled settings in the heart of the lakes.

The New Lodge @ Applethwaite

The New Lodge @ Applethwaite

A beautiful property on the edge of Windermere in the prestigious Applethwaite Hall development a real jewel in the crown.

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.

Park Cliffe Camping & Caravan Estate

Park Cliffe Holiday Caravans

Cumbria Tourism 2016 Holiday Park of the Year award winner. Our family run park is set in 25 acres of spectacular open and unspoilt countryside and is within 4 miles of the centre of the lakes at Bowness on Windermere.

Melbecks Holiday Cottages

Melbecks Holiday Cottages

Named after the crag high on the side of Skiddaw, Randel was originally a farmstead byre and is detached from the main barn conversion.

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.

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.

The Villa, Levens

The Villa, Levens

Located in the South Lakes, our hotel is furnished to 5-star standard with the Brettargh Suite for ceremonies and smaller functions, and a spectacular purpose-built marquee pavilion for all occasions.

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.

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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